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Seattle Friends: join me tomorrow evening, Wednesday July 22nd,…

Seattle Friends: join me tomorrow evening, Wednesday July 22nd, for a night of nautical exploration through art. I’ll be showing my newest body of work, which explores the theme of lightwave interaction with oceanic creatures, at the Piranha Shop from 6-10pm. The show includes work by Solace, Levi Hastings, Megon Shoreclay, Joe Vollan and Ego. Costumes are encouraged and there’s an after party at the Octopus bar, 11-2am. 

Morning Run by Susan Frank

Saw this woman running on the beach on my morning drive to pick up coffee.  

NEW TWIST-NEW WORK

First Anemone

NEW TWISTS –NEW WORK

 

My creative journey has always involved responding to an essential ingredient of an experience and following the threads of that flow to a magical finale. I trusted the collaboration with an authentic source within and beyond myself. A huge curiosity about this journey has kept my enthusiasm at a fevered pitch for many years.

Recently, the intensity has waned a bit and neither the process nor the outcome has been as compelling. I wondered if it was simply related to the aging/wisdom journey of slowing down but instead of settling into it, I felt like I was always waiting for an echo, a nudge, and an inspiration.

Going back to clay was not an option. My hands are no longer strong enough and too arthritic to do the building and my body is no longer strong enough to do the hauling and firing. Plus, the gallery I am part owner of only shows paintings: only work that hangs on the wall. I had no ideas where to go next.

Drawn to the depths of my own presence to ponder I turned again to nature’s state of enlivened being. The seed pod, the ocean coral, the flower; all fully embody a direct experience of being. With this curiosity about the feeling experience of “being the thing” I began to realize that I am closer to knowing the “ME of ME”.

Now is the new beginnings of a new direction in my Artwork. Sculpture and painting have merged. I have become an inventor, an engineer and a researcher as I explore new techniques and forms to represent deeper states of being. No doubt there will be many twists and turns; some more successful than others. The being is in the awareness of each moment on the journey.

 

 

Rogue Gallery & Art Center announces New Exhibit

Rogue Gallery & Art Center Announces
New Exhibit in the Community Gallery

Mosaic Works of Vera Melynk
Friday, July 17 – August 14, 2015
Reception: Friday, July 17, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Autumn Sun, mosaic by Vera Melnyk

Autumn Sun, by Vera Melnyk

The Rogue Gallery and Art Center is proud to exhibit the mosaic works of Vera Melynk. Vera uses materials that include include stained glass, smalti, ceramic, marble, slate and Venetian glass to create elegant, organic mosiac that are rich in color and depth.

Describing her artistic process, she says “When I started painting in 2005, I never imagined that I would trade in my paints and brushes for hammer and hardie, nippers, tile cutters and glass grinders.  But that is exactly what happened. My first mosaics were typical garden tables and vases, but somewhere along the way they ended up on cradled boards and hanging on the wall.  The possibilities opened up, and I realized that mixing materials such as stained glass, smalti, ceramic, marble, slate and Venetian glass gave me a myriad of options.”

Movement I, mosaic by Vera Melnyk

Movement I, mosaic by Vera Melnyk

A reception will be held on Friday, July 17, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Wine, Rogue Creamery cheese, and Harry and David snacks will be served.

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a non-profit community art center, founded in 1960 to promote and support the arts in the Rogue Valley. The center exhibits a wide range of artistic styles and mediums from local and national artists. Programming includes art educational opportunities for children and adults. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 pm Call (541)772-8118 for more info or visit www.roguegallery.org.

40 S. Bartlett Street, Medford, Oregon 97501, 541-772-8118, www.roguegallery.org

Holly

A pet portrait I did on commission.

NFS
Media: Oil on canvas
Size: 10″x8″

Holly

© Copyright 2015 Silvia Trujillo Art

Miwi

A pet portrait I did on commission.

NFS
Media: Oil on canvas
Size: 8″x8″

Miwi

© Copyright 2015 Silvia Trujillo Art

In Search Of

I hop in my car in the morning gung ho to paint outdoors, but finding the right place to set up my easel becomes a challenge. Finally, this place at the confluence of the river and sea calls me in. As I paint, I realize that the river had also been in search of the ocean ever since its journey began — driven, like the artist, no so much by an external goal but by a need that stems from its very nature.

Price: $575
Media: Oil on canvas
Size: 12”x16″

In Search Of

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Volcanic Coast

Another composition/color harmony/design experiment. Though conceptual, it is influenced by my time here on the Oregon coast, where black volcanic rock can often be seen tumbling away from the land and into the ocean surf. This piece was recently selected as the “pick of the day” on Daily Paintworks and is also showing at KB Gallery.

Price: $250
Media: Oil on canvas
Size: 8”x8″

© Copyright 2015 Silvia Trujillo Art

© Copyright 2015 Silvia Trujillo Art

Teacher and Student

Mother nature doesn’t think in terms of composition, color harmony or design values, but go on a hike in Oregon and you’ll find these artistic principles all around you. So, I try to learn from the master. This is one experiment I loved well enough to hang at my spot at the KB Gallery in Florence, OR.

Price: $250
Media: Oil on canvas
Size: 8”x8″

© Copyright 2015 Silvia Trujillo Art

© Copyright 2015 Silvia Trujillo Art

Three You Are

The subtle ripples of paint created by the palette knife really bring an oil painting to life, whether it’s a shimmering landscape or a fruit bursting with ripeness. I did this demonstration for a workshop I led at the Rogue Art Center last month.

Price: $250
Media: Oil on canvas
Size: 8”x8″

© Copyright 2015 Silvia Trujillo Art

© Copyright 2015 Silvia Trujillo Art