Saturday, August 26, 2017

Collage Conflagration

The 19th International Collage Exhibition/Exchange is online, on the Virtual Tart site
With (so far ... there are more coming) 76 artists from around the world. 
Well worth a look.
The selling exhibition is also showing in the Percy Thomson Gallery in Stratford, if you're on this side of the planet.

And if you happen to be in New Zealand, close to Morrinsville (in Hobbit territory ) Paul Hutchinson and I have got an exhibition Agenbite of Inwit at the Wallace Gallery, opening Saturday 2nd September, 11am - 1pm.   You're most welcome.

And if you're near Taranaki, on Friday 8th September at the Molloy Gallery in Tataraimaka, MOVE opening, from 6 - 9 pm.

Life is good, yes?

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Transmute Base Materials Into Gold

Insights through paintings, poetry, collage and clay.

Work by Shinan Barclay & Nan Forsberg-Hammons

Meet The Artists! Sunday, August 20th 2- 4 pm

Reception and refreshments; music by Robin O’Neil

Evergreen Court-Bay Crest Village
451 O’Connell, North Bend, Oregon
541 756-4466

   “The greatest alchemy is love.”

Shinan Naom Barclay [shaNON barrKLAY]
"Her stories have been translated into six languages."
Columnist for Oregon Senior News

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Mess With The Best

2-Day Wax-o-Rama
Encaustic & Oil/Cold Wax
Techniques for both styles of painting with beeswax.

Saturday & Sunday, August 12 & 13, 2017
Coquille Valley Art Center 541-396-3294 to register
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$40 plus $15 material fee

wave painting by Shawn Tempesta

Ava Richey
Materials and tools will be provided including 3 boards to paint upon.
Please bring 4 solid surfaces, 11” x 14” or 12” x 12” or 10” x 10”
Prefer cradled boards, or flat.  Canvas boards will work, but can warp. 
Boards for cold wax can be prepped with acrylic gesso or acrylic paint, or joint compound for texture, or leave them plain.  Do not put acrylic gesso or paint on boards for Encaustic.             Dress for mess—aprons and gloves.

541-297-6118  Ava

Department of Transportation

Attached is the Call to Artists for the upcoming Fall show at Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center in Bandon.
Below is an overview.
For more information and entry form please open the attachment.

Transportation:  Trains, Planes, Boats & Automobiles
Also hot air balloons, tanks, tractors, unicycles, bicycles, motorcycles and all modes of transport can be included—real or imaginary, antique, modern or futuristic.
We would like to invite military veterans from all branches (including Coast Guard and National Guard)) whether actively serving or not, to enter artwork in this show. 
We also welcome participation from artists who have not served in the military.

The Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center will host a show of artworks relating to the theme of transportation.    This fall show runs October through December.     

As usual you can be creative in your interpretation of the theme, keeping in mind that art on the hospital walls is meant to entertain and de-stress the patients, families, staff, and general visitors.  It is not a venue for nudity, violence, morbidity, or as a political soapbox. Thank you for your continued positive approach to art in these shows.  

Artists may enter 1-3 pieces using painting, collage, mixed media, drawing, photography or assemblage in all artistic styles: representational, abstract, impressionistic, or futuristic.  All works must be able to be hung on the wall.  
No fee to enter, no commission on sales, but donations are requested to help cover the costs.

Show Calendar:  
Show runs October, November, December 2017      

Sunday, October 8, 2017    1:00 – 3:00 p.m.   

Delivery of Art:  
Wednesday, October 4, 2017   2 p.m.  
Bring ready-to-hang art plus paperwork to the cafeteria area at Southern Coos Hospital on Wednesday, at 2:00 p.m., or make alternative arrangements with show organizers.  
Pick Up Date:  
Saturday, December 30, 2017   2:00 – 6:00 p.m. 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Work Progress

Hi friends....for those of you who haven't already seen this on Facebook, i'll be the featured artist at Second street this weekend, and in addition to my watercolors I've printed up nearly fifty of the ARTRAGE images I've been experimenting with since  last November....matching them with words, sometimes very tiny poems.  Come see!  I'll be there Saturday and Sunday from noon till 4 or 5.  Will bring along my iPad and show you how it's done.  

 Each print is hand -signed, printed with archival inks on my Epson ARTISAN 1430 printer, hand-signed, and packaged with a backing board and an artist statement inside a glassine envelope. Keep them for yourself or slide them into a manilla envelope ( I will bring some along) and send them as gifts.>> 
Artist statement on the back

 A watercolor for a book which is a work in progress

Perspective Perspections

You are invited!

Abstract Perceptions: Vince Carl & Susan Lehman
in the Main Gallery at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center
40 South Bartlett Street, Medford, OR
Tues-Friday 10-5
Sat 11-3
Opening Reception: Friday, August 18th 5-8 pm
The show runs August 11—September 22, 2017
Note: I am very excited to have been invited to show in this space with Vince Carl from the Hanson Howard Gallery in Ashland. Hope you can make it to the reception, but if not, please see the exhibition. I am showing more of my imbedded collages of abstract land and seascapes plus all new abstract figurative work that I have been working on all Spring. Twenty paintings in all; hope to see you there!