While browsing the garden for inspiration, I discovered that the Bamboo I thought I had secured within a deep walled box, had run amok and was vigorously sprouting throughout the adjacent flowers. While snapping them off hoping to at least slow their march, I was taken by their primordial feel. I watched their wrapped leaves unfurl as they dried in my studio. Prompted by curiosity I followed the nudge and created numerous layers and parts. This circuitous route ended with the forest sprouting from a coral bed . It was the Summer Solstice. Magic always happens then.
Go to the coast for the holiday and enjoy the Coast Redwoods Art Association’s 2016 Art & Craft Show at Crescent City Cultural Center!
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Taking On Twisters, Here Comes the Vortex, Kevin Muente, oil on canvas, 36×48
This is a detail from Muente’s perfectly composed painting, from INPA 5, Manifest International Painting Annual, Manifest Gallery. Manifest’s current selection process involves a complex two-part system, juried by a 9-12 member panel of professional and academic volunteer advisors with a broad range of expertise. The jury then passes along their scores to the project curator who will assemble the final selections from the jury-approved pool. The gallery is accepting entries for the next annual, with a deadline of July 18.
Path 29, Prismacolor drawing, Bill Santelli
One of Bill Santelli’s tremendous drawings has been selected for “DRAWING NEVER DIES” a national juried exhibition at Redline Contemporary Arts Center, Denver, CO. This drawing comes from a series I’ve loved since I first saw it here at Oxford Gallery.
The exhibition will run from July 9 – August 5, 2016. Opening Reception is July 9, 2016 at 6PM.
Bill’s contribution to the show is THE PATH 29, above, a prismacolor pencil drawing.
About the Exhibition, from Redline:
Perhaps the oldest and most basic art act, drawing remains relevant despite significant changes in technology and the nature of art. The definition of drawing is blurry and often serves as a basis for study in most every other medium. Drawing is rarely is given the same attention as other disciplines within visual art, but is regularly a root for other artistic practices, as well as being a valid realm on its own.
Drawing Never Dies will survey the range of drawing taking place today. Approaches may span from minimal to maximal, meticulous to messy, monumental to miniature. From commonplace and traditional materials such as graphite and pens on paper, to drawing on the surface of the earth, to artists working with technology such as 3d pen drawings in space or forms intended for experience on the screen; we are interested in a broad/expansive survey of drawing now.
RedLine is pleased to announce Donald Fodness (artist & curator) and Daisy McGowan (Director & Chief Curator of Gallery of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs) as guest jurors.
One of Bill Santelli’s tremendous drawings has been selected for “DRAWING NEVER DIES” a national juried exhibition at Redline Contemporary Arts Center, Denver, CO. This drawing comes from a series I’ve loved since I first saw it here at Oxford Gallery. The exhibition will run from July 9 – August 5, 2016. Opening Reception is July 9, 2016 at […]
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In Ashland, Oregon, where I live, the 4th of July is a major holiday. We have an old fashioned parade and lots and lots of people come to see it. In fact, there are usually more people watching the parade … Continue reading →
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At the 2016 Ashland Municipal Airport Day in Ashland, Oregon
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Face to face this spring in Ashland’s North Mountain Park.
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GoodBean Coffee in Jacksonville, Oregon is delighted to welcome wildlife artist Lara Strazdas and her exhibit of paintings and photography for July 2016! A Jacksonville resident, Lara paints wildlife, pet portraits and more.
Wildlife Artist Lara Strazdas at GoodBean Coffee in July – About Lara Strazdas:
I am a freelance Fine Artist and Nature/Wildlife Photographer living in Jacksonville, Oregon. My entire life I have been moved and captivated by Nature. As a very young child I was constantly observing and recording the natural world around me. As an adult, I am still constantly inspired and enthralled by the wonders of Nature.
I am a realism artist specializing in Nature, Wildlife, and Fantasy. I enjoy creating original works of art in a variety of mediums on a variety of supports, as well as book illustrations and cover art, writing and illustrating children’s books, greeting cards, personalized home decor and
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