Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Nuclear Family

On September 19 and 20 Vashon Allied Arts will transform, the “O Space” into Outer Space.  This years theme is-
2014: An Art Odyssey.

Two evenings of intergalactic fundraising festivities include Friday’s The Big Bang and Saturday’s A Starry Starry Night.

Here you may Preview the Auction Catalog and read more about event details, but the count down begins Friday August 29 from 6-9 PM.  It's the real Preview Party and Artist Reception, honoring the artists who have donated over 150 pieces of stellar art to this year’s Art Auction.

At left and below is my fantasy take on a robot family.  Maybe this is Hal's family of origin?  It's named "Nuclear Family". 

These table toppers do double duty as decoration and as auction items.  Artists volunteer each year to transform similar objects into something artful.

This years commissioned artist are: wood sculpture-Tom Northington, jeweler- Gordon R. Barnett, basket maker- Barbara Dusty Gustafson, mixed media artist (photography, encaustic and steel)- Francesca Fuller, painter- Britt Freda and sculpture- Michael Magrath.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Monotype Print Workshop


Fellow Artist and good friend Ilse Reimnitz and I just completed our summer Monotype Print Workshop.  Everyone who participated  brought real enthusiasm and creative energy to the weekend event. I thank each of them for jumping into the inky good time.

The approaches to monotype print are many.  The basics our workshop emphasized were  reductive methods of creating compositions to print, printing with selected natural shapes, with cut paper stencils, and printing with textural found materials.   We also experimented with draw-through  techniques.  The combination of these print methods result in painterly textures and unique imagery.