Adorn Me
Feb
1
to Aug 31

Adorn Me

“Adorn Me” is an online exclusive exhibition and publication organized by Poets and Artists. The show was beautifully curated by Carol Hodes. Follow this link to either purchase a PDF version or a print version. https://www.poetsandartists.com/adorn-me-2/ http://www.blurb.com/b/9295298-poetsartists-101-adorn-me

Please visit this link https://beautifulbizarre.net/2019/01/21/adorn-me-a-poetsartists-exhibition/ to an interview with the curator and to read about the show in Beautiful Bizarre magazine.

I am so thrilled to have not only a painting accepted in to this exhibition and publication but also a writing sample. Enjoy.

SUBMISSION CALL

For this call, we are going to take a look at artwork of things which have been adorned by permanent or temporary enhancements. Adornments, though typically associated with their use on the human form, can also function in other facets of life. We are open to multiple interpretations of the call. 

Artists have the opportunity to explore and share various adornments used historically, regionally, contemporary, and the cultural or personal relevance therein.

ABOUT THE CURATOR

In 1993 Carol curated an exhibition at the Paarl Museum, ICONS

In 1994 and 1995 she curated exhibitions in Paarl celebrating the first Women’s Day in the new South Africa. There were 50 women from all over the country that participated.

She also curated an exhibition at the Christopher Moller Art Gallery in Cape Town, From the Heart (2015). 

In 2018 she served as a judge for State of the Art Gallery Signatures, in Cape Town. The winner of which will be announced in September 2018.

Hodes has never had the desire to practice art herself but marvels at the skill, colour, and magnificence of what artists have brought to life. She began collecting art in the '70s and continues to today.

She sees herself as a firm feminist and is married to a well-known author in South Africa, Elsabe Brits. They live in a painting and book-filled house with their 3 dogs.

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22nd International Open at Woman Made Gallery
Aug
9
to Aug 31

22nd International Open at Woman Made Gallery

22nd International Open

August 9 - 31, 2019

22nd International Open
Juried by Dolores Mercado
August 9–31, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, August 9 | 6–8 p.m.


CHICAGO –– Woman Made Gallery is pleased to present its ‘22nd International Open’, an exciting exhibition juried by Dolores Mercado. Included are works by 40 artists exploring conceptual and material boundaries through video, photography, mixed medium assemblage, collage, painting and sculpture.

Exhibiting Artists: Lisa Barcy, Siara Berry, Dimelza Broche, Christine Bruening, Chicagokim, Jiwon Choi, Jeanie Choi, Kylie Renee Clark, Parmalee Cover, Megan De Paula, Christina Dietz, Char Downs, Susan Fecho, Judith Roston Freilich, Amalia Galdona Broche, Lea Goldman, Gwen Gunter, Karen Hanrahan, Cindy Hansen, Carol Hayman, Amanda Jean Iverson, Jamie Kost, Laurie LeBreton, Cynthia Lee, Stephanie Lerma, Ellen Starr Lyon, Emily McKenna, Terri Messinides, Kathy Nida, Mary Phelan, Amy Pleasant, Cheryl Prisco, Sekana Radović, Shani Richards, Evie Richner, Nichole Riley, Lisa Venditelli, Dominique Vitali, Mia Weiner, and Casey Weldon.

Juror: Dolores Mercado is the Associate Curator at the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) in Chicago, Illinois, and former Associate Director of Education and Senior Arts Educator. She studied at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printing La Esmeralda in Mexico City, The Academy of San Carlos from the UNAM in Mexico City, The School of Video of the University of Guadalajara, and at the School of Visual Arts of the University of Guadalajara.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW EXHIBITION ONLINE

  • Please join us at the opening reception for the 22nd International Open on Friday, August 9, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • All events are free and open to the public. Please make a donation: http://womanmade.org/donate.

Woman Made Gallery
2150 S. Canalport #4A-3
Chicago, IL 60608
312-738-0400 |
general@womanmade.org | www.womanmade.org
Enter through parking lot at north entrance on 21st Street.
Dial 271 on callbox and press “Call.”


Gallery hours: Thurs–Fri noon–6 p.m. | Sat–Sun noon–4 p.m. | Admission: free

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BOST 2019- Bloomington Open Studios Tour
Jun
8
to Jun 9

BOST 2019- Bloomington Open Studios Tour

Welcome to Bloomington Open Studios Tour 2019! My home and studio at 3629 S. Bainbridge Dr. in the Sherwood Oaks neighborhood, will be open to inquiring minds, curious neighbors and art lovers alike. Please come to the front door through the front court yard and roam around. All ages are invited to have a snack, look at finished work and see a work-in-progress on the easel in my studio. I will be on hand both days to answer questions about my process.

BOST 2019 is a unique, free event where 13 artists open their doors to the public for the weekend. We invite you to come to our studio spaces, meet us personally and see our work, examine materials and tools we use, and watch demonstrations that show how we transform raw materials in to finished work of art. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about what inspires artists, to find out how your favorite artworks were made, and to purchase unique, local art.

BOST continues its mission to strengthen connections among artists, the public, and Tour supporters in our vibrant visual arts community. We especially thank our partner Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington and BOST 2019 Sponsors; FAR Center for Contemporary Arts and the Hoosier Artist Gallery.

During a demo at last year’s open studios!

During a demo at last year’s open studios!

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5 x 5 Project at Abend Gallery
Jun
8
to Jul 6

5 x 5 Project at Abend Gallery

The 5 x 5 Project is just as it seems. Artists submit paintings on 5” x 5'‘ wood panels to be juried. If you are lucky enough to be in Denver for the show, you’ll see a wide variety of these teeny tiny paintings. Everyone has room for original art at this scale!

I thoroughly enjoyed working on these small portraits- the smallest I’ve ever done. However, keep in mind while shopping, these don’t necessarily take less time than a much larger painting; in fact, sometimes more! See below https://abendgallery.com/show/abend-gallery-5-x-5-project-i?fbclid=IwAR2oS0qNHNbQTaJMJdsMf5fhBYrXSY90B5GyTHbinDdmZi9db6UChOIb12Y

5 X 5 PROJECT IV

June 8th - July 6th

Opening reception: Saturday, June 8th, 6-8pm

The 5x5 Project started as a celebration of the Mini Show's 25th Anniversary, wherein we invited our gallery artists to each paint works on unframed cradleboard panels. Because of its great success and popularity, the 5x5 Project has become an ongoing, year-round fixture of the gallery.

Participating Artists:

Zoa Ace, Linda Adair, Daliah Ammar, Joanna Barnum, Kelly Birkenruth, Raymond Bonilla, Linda Tracey Brandon, Samantha Buller, Adam Burke, Morgan Cameron, Jeremy Caniglia, Todd Carpenter, Phoenix Chan, Jon Ching, Hilary Clarcq, Michelle Condrat, Shaina Craft, David Cunningham, Stacy D'Aguiar, Robin Damore, John Darley, Judith Dickinson, Jon Doran, Riley Doyle, Matthew Alfonso Durante, Shannon Fannin, Jessica Fife, Mary Flack, Nanci France-Vaz, Vinka Gašparuš, Donato Giancola, Thane Gorek, Stephanie Hartshorn , Mark Heine, Cody Jimenez, Marshall Jones, David Kammerzell, Shawn Krueger, Joshua Lawyer, MJ Lindo, Rachel Linnemeier, Junyi Liu, Ellen Starr Lyon, Luke Mack, Trey McCarley, Maria Mijares, Ann Moeller Steverson, Kevin Moore, Ryan Morse, Josie Morway, Ricardo Jose Mujica, Karen Offutt, Rhea O'Neill, Gage Opdenbrouw, Fikriye Oz, Sandra Pratt, Norberto Ramirez, Rob Rey, Erin Ruffino, Scott Ruthven, Rachel Sard, Kirsten Savage, Viktoria Savenkova, O'Neil Scott, Brian Sostrom, JC Spock, Clyde Steadman, Victoria Steel, Shawn Sullivan, Sybiline, Matt Talbert, John Wentz, Daniela Werneck, Justin Wheatley, Zane York, Kierstin Young, Zack Zdrale, Kaitlin Zeismer,

https://www.abendgallery.com/

See how small they are?!

See how small they are?!

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87th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
Apr
5
to Jun 1

87th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

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Here is a bit of background on the juried exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields that I am currently in. I was so happy to be included in this show, there are not many figurative works included so mine definitely stands out. Please see the link below to see a copy of the catalog.

My portrait is of my husband. Most couples, I imagine , have a whole host of facial expressions that tell a story to one another. The same is true for us. This look from him speaks volumes to me and exemplifies our 20 years of marriage. The rest of the composition is about my pure love of color. We were floating in a shaded backyard pool, he gave me that look and it stopped time. I was floored by the wild palette of colors in this slice of life and how they were reflected on his face and distorted in the water. It was just glorious. I ran for my camera to capture it. It brightens my studio. I am surprised by how many others are delighted in this private moment. It is what I strive for, powerful but somewhat mundane, universal feelings.

If you are in the Indianapolis area, please stop by the Bret Waller gallery in the IMA to see the show.

‘Since the organization’s inception, there have been 84 juried exhibitions. Starting in 1994, these have been held at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA).

Each year, our artist members are invited to enter the Annual Juried Exhibition. Submitted works are reviewed by an outside juror to be included in the exhibition. Works accepted are then juried to receive awards.”

2019 Juror:  Phyllis Shafer

87th Annual Juried Exhibit catalog 2019

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Women Rising: Women's History Month group show
Mar
1
to Mar 31

Women Rising: Women's History Month group show

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Untitled Light Gallery Celebrate March Womens History Month with Women Uprising
Opening Reception during the Gallery Walk 5-8 March 1st
In honor of March being Women’s History month, Untitled Light Gallery at the Mill will feature all women artists from the Bloomington Community. Featuring Danielle Urschel Ellen Starr Lyon, Summer Vee, Chelsea Sanders and more.

Danielle Urschel is a Bloomington based artist specializing in printmaking. Since receiving her BFA and MFA degrees, Danielle has worked to produce her own body of work while educating others by designing public programs, teaching classes and running workshops.
Her work often combines different printmaking processes in order to utilize the inherent qualities of each process in the finished piece. She is the owner of Obsolete Press, LLC, which is a shared printmaking workspace in Bloomington, Indiana.

Ellen Starr Lyon, b. 1974 in Columbus, Indiana. Ellen is a figurative painter showing throughout the United States with a focus on the Midwest. She is a current member of PoetsArtists, Indiana Artists (IN/A) and Juniper Gallery. Ms. Lyon has shown at Abend Gallery in Denver, CO and several online exclusives on Artsy through the Zhou B Art Center. She has been published in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine highlighting artist self-portraits. Her paintings have been featured online on sites such as Bored Panda and Buzzfeed. Ellen has a BFA in Painting and BA in Art History from Indiana University. IU has acquired several of her paintings.

”I am interested in depicting a moment in time that hints at the sitter’s interior thoughts, thoughts that are strong, deep and universal. I enjoy creating a mirror for our very human feelings but with different faces; we are far from alone. When I paint my teenagers, I am aware that for many of us those emotions are not far from the surface. Those early interactions continue to affect us today, we may just be better at hiding them. “

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Artist Self- Portraits- March/April issue of Fine Art Connoisseur
Mar
1
to Apr 30

Artist Self- Portraits- March/April issue of Fine Art Connoisseur

If you follow me at all, you know that self-portraits are my thing. I have always done them, and can’t imagine otherwise. Beyond the fact that me, myself and I are ever available to pose, I believe self-portraits are a treasure chest of story and emotion. Because I know my expressions intimately, if I have a desire to depict some specific feeling, I know it when I see it and feel it- there is no separation or guesswork. Also, with a self-portrait I have complete freedom, without the pressure to please someone else.

Self-portraits are something I keep returning to in my work. They allow me to speak about important issues concerning being a wife/mother/woman with first hand knowledge of the model. It also allows me to capture fleeting affects of light on form with a model that is always with me. 

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Woman Made Gallery- 2nd Midwest Open!
Jan
11
to Feb 2

Woman Made Gallery- 2nd Midwest Open!

        

 

December 27, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact Information

Deb Flagel, Executive Director

Phone: 312-738-0400 | Email: general@womanmade.org

 

 

Group Exhibition Juried by Amy Galpin

2nd MIDWEST OPEN

January 11 – February 2, 2019 | Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 6 – 8 p.m.

 

CHICAGO — Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is pleased to present its 2nd Midwest Open, an exhibition juried by Amy Galpin, who selected works by 35 artists from eight Midwest states.

 


In her juror statement, Amy Galpin notes: “I strove for a multidisciplinary exhibition with artists engaged in myriad visual languages. Ceramics and woodworking are shown alongside painting and photography. From Monica Brown’s focused abstractions to Lily Mayfield’s poetic but not overly sentimental photographs of her family, there is much to engage with in this exhibition. There is often an over- emphasis on art produced on the coasts, and this exhibition reminds us of the many talented artists working in the Midwest region of the United States.”


Artwork by Erin Garber-Pearson: Lightly, from A to B


 

On view are two- and three-dimensional works by Biance Alebiosu, Anoush Bargamian, Hannah Bennett, Monica Brown, Phoenix S. Brown, Mirvia Eckert, Bronwyn Elkuss, Erin Garber-Pearson (image), Sue Goldsmith, Sharon Harper, Mairin Hartt, Tracie Hayes, Dawn Heid, Kelly Hensen, Susan Jablonski, Clarissa Jakobsons, Carrie Katzenmeyer, Sandra Leonard, Samantha Link, Ellen Starr Lyon, April Malphurs, Lara Mann, Lily Mayfield, Beverly Alice Nash, Sarah O'Neil, Louise Pappageorge, Monica

 

 

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Rezman, Elizabeth Rhoads Read, Liese Ricketts, Marna Shopoff, Harin Song, Mariko Ventura, Mallorie Wright, Kiki Zhen, and Rebecca Zink.

 

Juror: Amy Galpin

Amy Galpin, PhD, is the Chief Curator at the Frost Art Museum in Miami, Florida. She was formerly the Curator at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum of Rollins College and Associate Curator, Art of the Americas, at the San Diego Museum of Art. In addition to exhibitions at these institutions, she has also curated exhibitions for the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, the Orlando Science Center, and the Mennello Museum of American Art in Orlando, among other spaces.

 

2nd Midwest Open Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m.

□    View 2nd Midwest Open online: https://womanmade.org/woman-made-2nd-midwest-open

 

Woman Made Gallery Literary Series Presents Spirits in the Material World

Curated by Nina Corwin

Sunday, January 20, 2018 | 2 – 4 p.m.

 

Varieties of religious practice and experiences of religious doctrine, institutions, and traditions give poets—especially women and the gender nonconforming—much to write  about. Representing a  diversity of poets, styles, and approaches, these readings will explore saints and sinners, myth and ritual, doctrine and heresy, cosmology and tradition. Readers include Fullamusu Bangura, Traci Brimhall, Lisa Croneberg, Lisa Dordal, Mojdeh Stoakley, and Ruth Williams.

 

https://womanmade.org/poetry

 

All events are free and open to the public. Please enter the building through the parking lot at the North Entrance on the 21st Street side of the building. Call box access code: enter 271 and press Call button to be buzzed in.

□ Donations are always welcome and appreciated: https://womanmade.org/donate.

 

Woman Made Gallery

2150 S. Canalport #4A-3 | Chicago, IL 60608

312-738-0400 | general@womanmade.org | www.womanmade.org

Gallery Hours: Thurs–Fri noon–6 p.m. | Sat–Sun noon–4 p.m. | Admission: Free

 

Woman Made Gallery is supported in part by grants from the Arts Work Fund; the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; the Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund; the Illinois Arts Council Agency; the MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; The Joyce Foundation; a major anonymous donor; and the generosity of its members and contributors.

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59th Mid-States Art Exhibition at the Evansville Museum
Dec
8
to Mar 3

59th Mid-States Art Exhibition at the Evansville Museum

“Congratulations! Your entry has been accepted in the 59th Mid-States Art Exhibition at the Evansville Museum.” It is always so exciting to read phrases like this. This is a new venue for me- can’t wait to see the whole exhibition!

Over three hundred works of art were submitted by artists from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri, and Tennessee.

The judge remarked on the exceptional quality of the work and the difficult task of choosing a small amount for the exhibition. After much consideration, the work of forty-seven artists was selected for exhibition (a total of 55 pieces). 

December 8 Awards Reception, 6:00-8:00 PM CST

December 9, 2018-March 3, 2019 Exhibition

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Onyx + East
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Onyx + East

For the second year in a row, I have a painting accepted into the annual juried color-themed show at the Harrison Center in Indianapolis. https://www.harrisoncenter.org/ This year’s color and general theme is Onyx + East.

“The Harrison Center, in partnership with Onyx + East, present Onyx + East, an artist reception and open studio night on Friday, December 7 from 6:00 to 10:00pm. In the Harrison Gallery, the longstanding annual color-themed holiday group show features onyx-hued work from dozens of local artists. The theme spills into our Gallery Annex with work by Patrick Reith and Tonya Wong.”

https://www.indyartsguide.org/event/onyx-east-artist-reception-and-open-studio-night/

Come out for the reception and stay to tour open studios, the Harrison Center is huge, there is so much to see, with several galleries, several floors of artist studios and always a great turnout.


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28TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY MINIATURES SHOW
Nov
3
to Nov 24

28TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY MINIATURES SHOW

I am thrilled to have gotten a painting into this annual juried show at Abend Gallery in Denver, CO. Such a fantastic group of artists- if you are in the area, go see what will be a great show! If not, you can visit Abend’s website and even purchase online.

https://www.abendgallery.com/show/abend-gallery-28th-annual-holidays-miniature-show

DETAILS!

November 3rd - November 24th, 2018

Opening reception: November 3rd, 6-9pm

In its 28th year running, this November the Annual Holiday Miniatures Show at Abend is an exhibition for everyone. With work from a wide range of artists, from emerging to well-established, and spanning multiple genres, art appreciators of all types will delight in this engaging and long-standing exhibition which fills the entire expansive gallery space with over 50 artists contributing anywhere from 200 to 300 original works of art. The exhibition will also afford art collectors the opportunity to add some very prominent signatures to their personal gallery at more modest prices. 

Given the wide range of subject matter and varying styles amongst the artists in the show, there will be much to see and many ideas to explore. The only parameter given to the artists are a size restriction (no larger than 80 sq. in., roughly 8x10”) which gives them plenty of room to explore and create powerful works of art. The smaller size parameters make the pieces more accessible in terms of collectability, especially for new purchasers hoping to start their art collection. The prices are wide ranging, providing collectors of all ages the ability to pick something up, and with the holidays right around the corner the timing couldn’t be better.

Participating Artists:
Zoa Ace, Rebecca Mason Adams, Jaclyn Alderete, Daevid Anderson, Mark Andrew Bailey, Elizabeth Barden, Joanna Barnum, Jim Beckner, Sarah Becktel, Kelly Birkenruth, Jérôme Birti,Lucas Bonani, Raymond Bonilla, Destiny Bowman, Linda Tracey Brandon, Dina Brodsky, Sue Bryan, Adam Burke, Ali Cavanaugh, Morgan Cameron, Jeremy Caniglia-Cox, Joshua Carlton, Todd Carpenter, Lorenzo Chavez, Mary Chiaramonte, Donavan Christie, Hilary Clarcq, Robin Cole, Michelle Condrat, Shaina Craft, Stephanie Deshpande, Jacob Dhein, Kathiucia Dias, Judith Dickinson, Marina Dieul, Jon Doran, Tenley DuBois, Matthew Alfonso Durante, Alpay Efe, Kim English, Natalia Fabia, DebiLynn Fendley, Barbara Fox, James Van Fossan, Leigh Ann Van Fossan, Nancy France-Vaz, Lisa Fricker, Mark Friday, Ann Gargotto, Jennifer Gennari, Jason Lee Gimble, Bruce A Gómez, Thane Gorek, Lindsey Bittner Graham, Tina Grant, Agnes Grochulska, Barbara Hack, Adam Hall, Johanna Harmon, Derek Harrison, Jennifer Hartzler, Dana Hawk, Stephanie Hartshorn, Jane Hunt, Mat Hurtado, Nicole Hyde, John Hyland, Cody Jimenez, Maria Jimenez, Mick Junco, David Kammerzell, Lorena Kloosterboer, Francien Krieg, Olga Krimon, Shawn Krueger, Jason Kowalski,Lindsey Kustusch, Shelli Langdale, Joshua Lawyer, Shana Levenson, Che Leviathan, MJ Lindo, Rachel Linnemeier, Daire Lynch, Ellen Starr Lyon, Luke Mack, Gayle Madeira, Nicolas Martin, Hyeseung Marriage-Song, Brian Mashburn, Gina Matarazzo, Heiko Mattausch, Jessica Smit Mattingly, Patrick Maxcy, Trey McCarley, Yvonne Melchers, Erin Milan, Hannah Moghbel, David Molesky, Josie Morway, Ryan Morse, Nadezda, Christopher O'Connor, Gage Opdenbrouw, Sandra Pratt, Susanna Ragel, Louis Recchia, Ximena Rendon, Rob Rey, Matthew Saba, Jason Sacron, Dave Santillanes, Hiroshi Sato, Kirsten Savage, Viktoria Savenkova, Daniel Segrove, David Shingler, Serupa Sidaarth, Tina Spratt, Elsa Sroka, Timothy Standring, Clyde Steadman, Victoria Steel, Annie Stegg, Brian Stephens, Sarah Stieber, Sybiline, Judy Takacs, Matt Talbert, John Tarantola, Delphyne V., Vakseen, Leah Waichulis, Tracy Wall, Daggi Wallace, Babs Webb, Julianna Wells, John Wentz, Nicole Williford, Anna Wypych, Drew Young, Kierstin Young, Zack Zdrale, Kaitlin Zeismer

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Annual Members Exhibition 2018 Indiana Artists
Sep
9
to Oct 20

Annual Members Exhibition 2018 Indiana Artists

My artwork, Sun-dappled, was selected to be featured in the Annual Members Exhibition of the Indiana Artists, opening Sept. 9th, at the Anderson Museum of Art.  A $1,500 award for “Best of Show” will be presented as part of $5,000 worth of awards at a free public reception at 2 p.m. on Sept. 9th. You are invited to attend the reception and, hopefully, celebrate an award with me. If you cannot make it to the reception, the exhibition runs through Oct. 20, 2018. Admission prices are low and the exhibit is open during regular AMoA hours: Tuesday – Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thank you for your support of my work and local art! For more information, visit www.indianaartists.org or www.andersonart.org

 

 

 

 

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Black Point Plein Air Art Invitational
Aug
31
4:00 PM16:00

Black Point Plein Air Art Invitational

I've been invited to take part in the 2nd annual Black Point Plein Air Art Invitational! I was honored to be asked and am so looking forward to participating. If you've not been, Black Point is a gorgeous historic home on the beautiful, clear waters of Lake Geneva. 10 artists will be painting from 4-7pm, followed by awards. Tickets may still be available to attend, tour the home and gardens and of course, watch the artists in action!

Black Point Estate and Gardens, overlooking Geneva Lake, was the
summer home for Chicago beer baron Conrad Seipp and four
generations of his descendants. The Estate welcomes guests from
May 1st – October 31st. We hope to see you this summer.

Please visit their website for more information https://blackpointestate.wisconsinhistory.org/ 

 

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Artist Talk- special exhibition event at Untitled Light
Aug
28
5:30 PM17:30

Artist Talk- special exhibition event at Untitled Light

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Please drop by next week for a Q&A with myself and Chelsea Sanders of Untitled Light Gallery. I'll be talking about the work in my solo exhibition, Sphere of Influence, currently hanging in the gallery. You'll hear a bit about my process, the ideas behind the images and the decision making throughout the process of building a painting.

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Sphere of Influence- Solo Exhibition
Aug
3
to Aug 29

Sphere of Influence- Solo Exhibition

Please join me during the August 3rd Gallery Walk for the opening reception of my solo show, Sphere of Influence. How often do you consider your personal sphere of influence? It exists to varying levels in all our relationships. Becoming a parent has caused me to examine this much more often. Sometimes I am able to see the positive and negative effects of that influence but also to see how it works both ways.  In adult relationships, this effect often is heightened with time but in parenting, it seems to ebb and flow. I'm not offering answers in my work but rather offering another view to consider.

The thoughts behind the work this show is named for: (image used to promote this post) Due to the destruction and hate promoted by our president and cowardly Republican-led Congress in the past year, I am feeling very protective of my brood and your. This is about our personal influence and the global influence of our country. Our dark underbelly is showing and it is rank. It's on us all to make this country great for all.

 

Artist Statement

Our lives are all so busy with what feels like constant motion. Through my portraits, I am collecting moments that show a beautiful, ordinary scene in a very intimate way. I explore two main themes. The first centers on capturing the intensity of the teenage years of my children, their strong emotions, gender issues and their use of technology. Having both a son and a daughter, I have a front row seat; I witness how they and their challenges differ per their personalities and genders. Often reactions fall right down stereotypical lines and other times I am surprised. Hand in hand with painting about my children is exploration of my own identity as a mother/wife/woman and how my roles are ever changing right long side. I paint modern “selfies”, use female models, and even portraits of my husband to create self-portraits of my experience. Where we are right now as a family can be challenging, fun, manic, loving, heart breaking but above all, it is full of emotion. Whether or not the viewer can interpret our story, my hope is that they are able to feel that depth of emotion poured into every brush stroke.

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7th Annual Reflected Light 2018- A Midsummer Art Exhibition
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

7th Annual Reflected Light 2018- A Midsummer Art Exhibition

 ONE NIGHT ONLY!! I was invited to participate in this 7th annual, one night show. Please join me for food, music and art. I will have two paintings up. Come on by!

The 7th annual Reflected Light 2018 A Midsummer Art Exhibition opens in less than a month.  July 20, 2018.  60 artists present over 100 pieces of art from the genres of painting,  photo,  mixed media, ceramic, sculpture,  prints of all kind, electronic and digitally rendered art.  The location will be the Gallery of  BOl,  at Bread of Life church in Avon, IN.  7510 E County Road 100 North. The event opens 6pm and will close at 9:30pm on this one day show.  Many of Indiana’s finest artists will be displaying their art at this show. Foods as artistic as they are delicious,  and music by blues entertainer,  Doug Spencer.  Food,  music and event are all free. The event is promoted through the Hendricks County Arts Council.  This event is curated by Brian Russelburg,  Herron School of Art and Design grad.   and vice President of the Hendricks County Arts Council.

https://reflectedlightbol.wordpress.com

 

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ART FROM THE HEARTLAND 2018
Jun
22
to Aug 9

ART FROM THE HEARTLAND 2018

FUTURE EXHIBITIONS

 

ART FROM THE HEARTLAND 2018

EXHIBITION OPENING: JUNE 22, 2018 - 6-9 PM

The Art Center’s biennial regional competition returns in 2018 to showcase the diverse talent of artists living in the Midwest. Open to artists from Indiana and surrounding states, Art From the Heartland is a comprehensive take on contemporary art in America’s Crossroads. Juried by a guest curator, this exhibition will fill four of our galleries throughout the summer and award $4000 in prizes to some of the region’s most exciting and ground-breaking artists.

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Off The Record- Group Show
Jun
1
to Jul 27

Off The Record- Group Show

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Off the Record is the melody of fine and underground art inspired by punk aesthetics, rock music, pop culture, and political topics with works created on melodious materials and other traditional media.

Complimentary snacks and beverages will be available and visitors can also tour Indiana Landmarks Center at 1201 Central Avenue in Indianapolis. Built as a Methodist church in the nineteenth century, the restored and adapted structure holds theaters and a reception hall in addition to the gallery and Indiana Landmarks’ headquarters.
https://www.indianalandmarks.org/event/first-friday-art-show-off-the-record/
WHAT: Off the Record/ a Punk Art Show
the Melody of Fine and Underground art


WHEN: First Friday Art Walk
June 1st 2018 6 p.m to 9 p.m.

EXHIBIT: June 1st, 2018 - July 27th, 2018

WHERE: Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Ave., Indianapolis

COST: Admission and downtown parking are free

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Limestone Post- Group Show and Celebration
Jun
1
to Jun 30

Limestone Post- Group Show and Celebration

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Limestone Post Art Show & Print Edition Release Party

Friday, June 1, 2018, 5-9 p.m. at the I Fell Building

BLOOMINGTON, IND., May 15, 2018—Bloomington’s unofficial summer kick-off begins on Friday, June 1, with a number of events during Gallery Walk at the growing arts community at the intersection of West 4th and South Rogers streets. 

 

Limestone Post Magazine is hosting an art show and release party celebrating its first print edition, an art magazine dedicated to Bloomington’s bicentennial, as part of First Friday @ the Fell in the main gallery of the I Fell Building (415 W. 4th Street). The print issue, Limestone Post’s A Sense of Place, will be available for purchase, and artwork featured in the magazine will be on display. The art magazine describes Bloomington’s sense of place, told through articles, art, poetry, photos, and other creative ways. 

 

The accompanying art show at the I Fell includes a broad range of mediums — ceramics, illustration, letterpress, painting, photography, sculpture, and woodcuts — by artists Adam Reynolds, AJ O’Reilly, Amy Brier, Anna Powell Teeter, Carrie Markey, Daria Smith, Ellen Starr Lyon, James Tracy, Mark Blaney, Mark Ratzlaff, Meg Lagodzki, Michal Ann Carley, Penina Gal, Richard Koenig, and Uel Sven. Many of the artists will be in attendance and snacks and refreshments will be provided. The exhibit will continue to be open during the I Fell’s gallery hours throughout June.

 

I Fell studio artist Angela Caldwell’s work will be shown in the I Fell’s pop-up gallery on June 1 and throughout the month as well.

 

Check out the Facebook event here.

 

First Friday Block Party

Limestone Post is also working with neighborhood partners to host a First Friday Block Party with family activities, community booths, and food outside on 4th Street from 5 to 9 p.m. on June 1. The block party coincides with the grand opening of the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts and the First Friday art openings at the I Fell and Rainbow Bakery. Participants in the block party include: FAR Center for Contemporary Arts & Pictura Gallery, I Fell Galleries, Rainbow Bakery, Secretly Group, TribeSwell, Rhett Skateboarding, Rock Paper Scissors, Spoke&Word, Monster House Press, WFHB, and more. 

 

About Limestone Post

Limestone Post is an independent magazine committed to providing a space for informative, in-depth stories about Bloomington, Indiana, and the surrounding areas. LP’s contributors are local writers, photographers, and videographers, and all of the online content is free at limestonepost.com

 

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