Though it's often divisive and inflammatory, we can't avoid politics in today's world. The intrinsic beliefs and opinions that shape us as human beings can almost always be seen in a political light.
My work, "KRYPTONITE," was selected by Las Laguna Gallery for their show of art that expresses all things political regardless of party or belief systems. The quote in the background of my work is Gandhi's "The things that will destroy us..." The complete quote is: “There are seven things that will destroy us: wealth without work; pleasure without conscience; knowledge without character; religion without sacrifice; politics without principle; science without humanity; business without ethics.” — Mahatma Gandhi
This exhibition hopes to explore or continued political discourse with the use of imagery to make the point of our current state of the nation.
How do you define ‘Fresh Art’? Something new and different, new to one’s experience, not encountered before, or a new approach. Artwork that is forward or bold, expressive, engaging, stimulating, creative, infused with imagination.
Open to all United States resident artists 18 and over and open to all media: painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, art of the book, fiber art and all types of fine art crafts, ceramics and more. My work, "ECCE HOMO" was selected for the exhibition.
Donna Seager, SEAGER/GRAY GALLERY, Mill Valley, California
A native of New Orleans, Donna Seager’s education was at the University of Texas, where she received her degree in Art History and English. She began in the art business in 1978, working in galleries in New Orleans and was the director of the Marlborough Gallery in Boston before moving to California in 1989. She continued to work in galleries in the Bay Area until 2005 when she opened Donna Seager Gallery. In 2001, she partnered with Suzanne Gray to form Seager Gray Gallery and moved the gallery to Mill Valley, where they are a cornerstone of the Marin Arts community. Donna Seager has distinguished herself for her discerning eye and commitment to the arts in her area. She has given lectures on the art of the book at international fairs in Miami and San Francisco, and curated an exhibition at the Brooklyn Public Library entitled, “Ten Years of Artists’ Books” and “This is Not a Book, Chapter 2” for the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. She has served on the board of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association and The San Francisco Center for the Book and is currently a member of the Marin County Cultural Commission.
The Marin Society of Artists' Annual Exhibition includes a wide variety of artwork including painting, photography, digital art, sculpture, printing, fabric art, ceramic, jewelry and all types of craft are included in this exhibition of artist members' work. I've included three pieces: "Buddha Approaching," "Oahu 21" and "Classic Yellow" - three very different works.
JUROR: Tom Betthauser
Tom has an impressive background, having obtained his MFA, Painting/ Drawing from Yale University, School of Art — 2012 and his BFA, Painting / Drawing from the San Francisco Art Institute — 2010, and has extensive teaching experience.
My work, ECCE HOMO, was selected for exhibition in
the 32nd Annual Northern National Art Competition,
a cooperative venture of
the Northern Arts Council and the Nicolet College Art Gallery, WI.
Scott Stulen is the Director and President of Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Stulen is also an artist, writer, curator, programmer, and DJ. Previously he was the first Curator of Audience Experiences and Performance at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Director of the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Photographers, Project Director of mnartists.org at the Walker Art Center, and Associate Curator at the Rochester Art Center (MN). He is currently leading the Philbrook Museum of Art, creating a model for the museum of the future through immersive and accessible experiences and relevant community engagement.
My work, "ROADMAP TO PEACE" was selected for the MarinMOCA exhibition, "Transcend," addressing how we can overcome the challenges of current issues, remembering that Monet painted water lilies during the horrors of World War I.
MarinMOCA is entering its 35th year of providing high-quality art education and free exhibitions to the art-loving public. It has created a unique model that merges the leadership of local artists with the resources of a museum which creates exhibitions of national caliber. "ROADMAP TO PEACE" contains the quote by Gandhi, "There are no roads to peace: peace is the road" and addresses the politics of peace.
Amy Owen, Curator at the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art in Napa since 2013, and previously curatory at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the Dallas Museum of Art.
"Ecce Homo" again was selected in a national open competition of artists across the United States. The Gallery is the greater D.C. Metro area’s primary source for contemporary fine art prints. The Washington Printmakers Gallery (WPG) was founded in Washington DC in 1985 by a group of local printmakers who had the vision and energy to put together a gallery that is still in operation a quarter-century later.
John (JD) Talasek is the director of Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS), Washington, D.C., which is focused on the exploration of the intersections between science, medicine, technology, and visual culture.
My print, "ECCE HOMO" was selected for The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, LBI, New Jersey“Works on Paper” 21st Annual National Juried Competition & Exhibition at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Long Beach Island, NJ. "ECCE HOMO" "Behold the Man" [John 19:5] Is a fine art mixed media print in an edition of only ten prints and is about Human Suffering & Social Justice.
Dr. Louis Marchesano, the Audrey and William H. Helfand Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He previously served as Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles since 2002. After completing a BA with honors in the Visual Arts from the University of Western Ontario, Marchesano received an MA and PhD in Art History from Cornell University.
The LBI Foundation promotes the arts and sciences on Long Beach Island and in the surrounding communities by enlightening, educating, and stimulating thought and discussion about current trends in the arts and sciences and by providing broad educational and cultural programs for all ages. Founded in 1948 by Boris Blai, the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences has committed itself to the enhancement of the creative arts and the physical sciences, and though it began as a seasonal operation, the LBIF has grown into a year-round organization providing a place for learning, free expression, and the exchange of ideas and understanding.
MONARCH , my solar etching with handwork, was selected out of a field of 300 artists for exhibition to bring the best in current, California printmaking to the Great Central Valley, in the geographic heart of California. It's hand printed in a limited edition of only 3 on archival paper 22" x 15" with archival inks and comes with a signed certificate of authenticity. The subject is California, its history and the California Flag. Monarch was a real grizzly bear, kept in a cage in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
Merced Multicultural Arts Center located at 645 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340 features multiple galleries for contemporary visual arts. This 28,000 sq. ft. interdisciplinary fine arts and education facility is located in downtown Merced, California. The purpose of this juried show is to highlight and exhibit the best in recent California printmaking. The show is open to all printmakers residing in California. Work may be in any traditional printmaking media (excluding photography and digital prints) and must have been completed in the last three years.
THE JUROR: Joseph Tipay was born and raised in Fresno, California. He is the current printmaking professor at Merced College. He also teaches at Madera Community College Center, West Hills College, Valley State Prison and Avenal Prison. He received an M.F.A. from Academy of Arts University, San Francisco in Fine Arts: Printmaking. His prints deal with the struggles of his family, and the beauty that comes with adversity. They are a reflection of the economic, cultural, political and social climate. Joseph currently works on large-scale woodcuts, which investigate the effects of incarceration. He is an award-winning artist and has been exhibited nationally. See more of his work here.
CCMA presented a Survey of Contemporary Encaustic: The International Encaustic Artists 2019 Juried Exhibition (IEA) is the oldest and largest professional organization for artists working in the medium of encaustic. Chaffey Community Museum of Art in Ontario, CA, a fine art museum located 40 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. www,chaffeymuseum.org
For the exhibition my work "George" was selected by the Juror who selected the best of contemporary encaustic art from member and non-member submissions from across the country and around the world. Exhibit dates: January 17 through March 9, 2019
Mat Gleason, acclaimed art critic, curator; Los Angeles and gallerist and founder of the highly controversial Coagula Art Journal, his brainchild, was the pioneer of institutional critique aimed at the myriad centers of power in the art world. While blogging, writing about art and continuing to publish his magazine, Gleason operates Coagula Curatorial, his gallery of contemporary art on Chung King Road in L.A.’s Chinatown.
I’ve selected my work, “MEMORIA” a drypoint intaglio unique print on Fabriano paper 19.25” x 25” to be exhibited in “Open to Interpretation” a MarinMOCA Exhibition. The exhibit intends to open the way for an original and rich dialogue to unfold between artist and viewer. ”To paint is not to copy the object slavishly, it is to grasp a harmony among many relationships.” (Paul Cezanne). There are countless ways to express ideas through art, and the interpretation of a work of art can evoke many differing points of view.
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, located at 500 Palm Drive at the historic Hamilton Field in Novato, California, offers free contemporary art exhibitions that showcase local, national, and international artists, with new exhibits on view every six weeks.
The Los Angeles Society of Printmakers exhibited prints for the Holiday Season at the MuzeuMM Gallery, 4811 W. Adams Blvd.. Los Angeles, California.
The Los Angeles Society of Printmakers is an international society of well over 400 artist/printmakers from all across the USA, including members in Canada, Europe, Australia, South Korea and Egypt. New applicants are juried in every other year by distinguished jurors during the LAPS National exhibitions and by fellow members twice a year. LAPS members include artists, curators, educators and collectors.
The Farmington Museum, a division of the City of Farmington’s Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department, selected my work, "ECCE HOMO" in a national juried art competition. Ecce Homo "Behold the Man" [John 19:5] Is a fine art mixed media print about Human Suffering & Social Justice. It's printed on smooth fine art archival paper with archival ink, and comes with a signed certificate documenting authenticity. Image Size: 11” x 7” on 19” x 13” archival paper. Edition Size: 10 + 2 Artist Proofs
Alex Gregory, Curator of Art at the Amarillo Museum of Art, has worked in a variety of roles at the Amarillo Museum of Art since 2007 before becoming the Curator of Art. He was one of three jurors for the Hunting Art Prize, whose $50,000 award was historically the most generous annual award in North America for painting and drawing,
Artists have used their voice to shed light on social, historical and political issues throughout history - Daumier providing commentary on the politics of 19C France; Picasso’s Guernica bringing attention to the horrors of the Spanish Civil War; Harlem Renaissance artists shedding light on the African American Experience; WPA artists illustrating life in the Great Depression and the plight of the poor.
We are living in a period where it seems like people are finding their voice, and yet there is no conversation. The dialogue between disparate voices is not happening. Art can provide an opening to the discourse by showing issues through a new perspective and telling stories through a voice you hadn’t yet heard.
My voice and my perspective as an artist dealing with civil rights and the internment of Japanese American Citizens was selected by the jury for this competition. ALL is a 15” x 10.75” pigment ink image on 17" x 11" archival paper from a mixed media lithograph; printed by the artist in a limited edition of 50, signed and numbered with certification of authenticity.
The intention with this show is to give voice to the full spectrum of stories and experience. Through a series of gallery talks and community discussions it is hoped that a dialogue will start to promote understanding.
My work, "WAITING," was selected by the Juror in an open call to artists for an exhibition at Site:Brooklyn.
This exhibition reflects the ambitious, innovative and contemporary in printmaking today. Highlighting traditional printmaking processes in any combination of serigraphy, letterpress, collagraphy, etching, woodcut, lithography, linocut, drypoint, mezzotint, monoprint and solar plates. Digital and photographic elements are used only as a supporting element.
Jennifer Melby is a master printmaker specializing in intaglio printmaking. She opened her studio in the early 1980’s and has worked with Brice Marden, Donald Baechler, Michael Byron, Eric Fischl, Janet Fish, Jane Freilicher, Joanne Greenbaum, Dan McCarthy, Suzanne McClelland, Sean Mellyn, and Paul Henry Ramirez, among others.
New Directions is a premier national exhibition of contemporary art. Artists were encouraged to submit works that provide a juxtaposition of traditional styles and cutting-edge practices in all 2D media, sculpture, video, and installation.
Now in its 34th year, New Directions brings contemporary art to an atypical venue - the intimate galleries of Barrett Art Center’s 1840s Greek Revival townhouse. Former domestic spaces remodeled as galleries create a visually-compelling setting for contemporary and cutting-edge work.
The exhibition is visited and appreciated by art enthusiasts and collectors from the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas, including New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New England states.
My color solar etching, "WAITING," was selected to promote this national exhibition. Waiting is printed on archival paper by the artist in a limited edition, signed and numbered with a certification of authenticity. The subject is the ongoing civil rights struggle.
Jennifer Inacio is Assistant Curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM).
My color solar etching, "Waiting," was selected by the distinguished panel of jurors for ViewPoint 50 which originated in 1968 and attracts artists from across the country and beyond.
The Cincinnati Art Club was formed in 1890 for the purpose of advancing the knowledge and love of art through education.
The second oldest continually operating organization of its kind west of the Allegheny Mountains, the Cincinnati Art Club is proud of over 125 years of service.
Located in historic O’Bryonville just minutes from downtown Cincinnati, Greenwich House Gallery is Cincinnati’s premier fine art gallery. At over 4,500 square feet, the gallery offers a wide variety of artistic styles, from contemporary to American impressionism.
STUDIO Gallery, a collaboration of Rab Terry and Jennifer Farris, was founded in 2003 to showcase the work of Bay Area artists. The gallery features fine art, crafts and home furnishings. It's located at 1815 Polk Street, San Francisco.
My work, "WAITING" was selected from over 800 entries for this important exhibition.
Elliot Bostwick Davis, chair of the department of Art of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has overseen the 2010 opening of the museum’s widely acclaimed Art of the Americas wing, which brought forth expansive notions of connectivity by juxtaposing American colonial art, a strength of the museum, with art from throughout Latin America, indigenous art, and art from pre-Colombian civilizations. Davis wrote 20 publications and organized 15 exhibitions while at the MFA Boston, among them monographic shows of Mark Rothko (2017), Jamie Wyeth (2014), Loïs Mailou Jones (2013), and Edward Hopper (2007). She has been a curator of drawings and prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
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