Friday, September 26, 2008

Almost Perfect Sale & Olympia Fall Art Walk

Grumpy - Sumi-e

This weekend:
Sept 25-29 Almost Perfect Sale, The Gallery Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Bainbridge Is., WA.
I have framed and matted Sumi-e and collage at reduced prices for the BAC annual event.

Epiphany - Colage
I was just accepted to hang from October 3rd to October 30th in "Small Wonders " at State of the Arts, Olympia, WA. The opening reception is concurrent with Olympia's Fall Art Walk from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM on October 3.

Monday, September 22, 2008

1st 2009 exhibit

The Fireplace Gallery director Pam Kuretich at Mt. Hood Community College contacted me this morning to announce my selection for their November 2008- June 2009 solo exhibits. My exhibit will run for the month of June 2009.

I will be exhibiting my Zen Collages - artist statement below:
Ever since the cubists began splicing newspaper images into their compositions, collage has been a recognized medium for expression. The basic meaning of "collage,” comes from the French “coller”, meaning "to glue or stick". With today’s bountiful materials I find there are many mixed media techniques that can be incorporated into collage but I work at a simple approach. I incorporate circles and squares using various papers, embossed metal and a variety of ways to connect parts such as brads, wire, thread and more in a one third to two thirds layout.

Work in my new series exhibits my fully realized process of connecting mind, body, spirit and heart. In addition, the Zen concepts of balance and harmony found in my Sumi-e painting form a delicate relationship between the various surfaces in my pieces. Inspired by the seasonal palette of the Pacific Northwest, I find the act of expressing myself through collage to be renewing and healing experience.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Up-Coming Exhibits

Annual Sale at The Gallery:
9/26-29 The Gallery, Bainbridge Arts & Crafts "Almost Perfect Sale", Winslow, Bainbridge Island, WA
9/25 Banned Books Exhibit, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland, WA
10/ 3- 30th "Small Wonders." Starts on the Olympia Fall Arts Walk from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM at State of the Arts, 500 Washington St. SE, Olympia, WA
10/16 – 11/ 29 - re-ART exhibition, Gallery Madera, 2210 Court A, Tacoma WA
10/20-11/14 - Auburn Arts Commission, Auburn City Hall Gallery, Auburn, WA
10/11-11/7 “One More Time!” Recycled Art Show, 5205 South 2nd Avenue, Everett, WA
10/30 from 10 - 4 view the 21st Annual Miniatures Show, Cannon Beach Gallery
11/1-28 Episode 4: “Haste Management”, Visage, 1046 NW Johnson, Portland, OR

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Puyallup Fair Demo, New Creations & Classes

Saturday Sept. 6th I was volunteering in the Fine Art Department of the Puyallup Fair doing collage demo along with 4 other artists who worked in the following media: colored pencil, pastel, watercolor and acrylic. We've all had mini's accepted over the years so each of us was creating in miniature. I scanned five of my six creative efforts made during the day long sessions.
I did sell a couple of my Sumi-e miniatures so food & gas cost for the day will be covered!

Tomorrow starts the Fall quarter of classes...
Check my earlier post or my website for the class listings.

I haven't updated images on the website - webmaster changed hosts and my new PW doesn't seem to let me in.... whenever that is ironed out new images will be psoted.

Shop the Frontier has posted my watercolor pencil art work @ and the remaining sumi-e have been reduced in price.