Showing posts with the label VAshon Allied Arts

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

The Dog Show

"Dog Walkin Waltz" , Monotype with gold leaf,  26” x 20”. This will be very fun!   Janice Mallman, curator of the Vashon Island Allied Arts- Art Gallery, has invited 14 artists who love dogs to exhibit their doggy work at the Blue Heron from January 10-30, 2014. One of my favorite poets, Pablo Neruda, once wrote about his own dog- Joyful, joyful, joyful, as only dogs know how to be happy with all the autonomy of their shameless spirit. We are renewed in their Joy!  The image I have posted above tittled "Dog Walking Waltz" was made several years ago to celebrate the spirit of Shitashi, my wonderful Shiba Inu companion, who taught me how to dance every day. Below is the invite to the Dog Show!  My Monotype is at upper right and titled "The Aki Walk" in honor of my Shiba Inu, love and companion, Aki.  She is four now but still has a predilection for chasing birds and has often, (darn near), dislocated my shoulder in her chase!