Friday, November 26, 2010

News from Luba Sterlikova

One of Luba's posters made it as a finalist at the Abrau-Duro Sparkling Wine competition and will be presented at the exhibit in Moscow, December 1, 2010.
To see the posters, please go to this direct link.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Enter your oil pastels....

Richeson75 small works (144 sq. in or less) competition.
DEADLINE is 11/30.

Best in Show is $2,000 cash plus three 1000 merchandize certificates for 1st place (one for best miniature 25 sq. in or smaller) 

AND two $500 prize merchandiise certificates.

Gallery exhibit, online exhibit and hard cover, full-color exhibit book.

Link for further info.... 

Artist in residence program

2011 Artists in Residence Program at I-Park
Application Deadline: January 11, 2011

The I-Park Foundation, Inc., a 450-acre natural woodland retreat
in East Haddam, CT, announces its eleventh season hosting its
multi-disciplinary residency program.  Self-directed artistsâ019
residencies will be offered from May through November 2011, with
possible off-season sessions in April and December.  Most
sessions are four weeks in duration.  Residencies are offered to
creative individuals working in the following disciplines:
Visual (including Environmental) Art, Music Composition/Sound
Sculpture, Moving Image, Creative Writing and Landscape/Garden
Design.  Work samples are evaluated through a competitive,
juried process.
There is a $30 application processing fee required.  Accepted
artists are responsible for their own work materials as well as
transportation to and from the area.  The facility is otherwise
offered at no cost to accepted artists, including a basic meal
program where most, though not all, of the food is provided.
Accommodations at I-Park include comfortable private living
quarters in an 1850â019s era farmhouse and a private studio on
the grounds.  An abundance of power tools and equipment, musical
instruments and peripherals, site materials, an electric kiln,
wireless internet and library facilities are provided.
International applicants are welcome.  To defray the cost of
travel, six $750.00 grants will be offered in 2011 to
international artists whose work is held in particularly high
regard by the Grant Committee.
Application materials will be available online as of November
22, 2010.  For details, visit

In 2011, I-Park will also be hosting its third Environmental Art
Biennale as well as a summer Special Inter-Disciplinary Projects
residency.  Application and program materials for these separate
events will be available online in late December.

For more information, contact I-Park by e-mail:
or by phone: 860-873-2468.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

News from Tatiana...

Congratulations to Tatiana Myers. Her oil pastel "Awakening" has been accpted as a finalist in Blosson-II International Art Conpetition. The show premiere will be in Naples, Florida Museum of Art  in February 2011 and then it will travel around the US.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Open Studios

Pat Isaac is part of the 19th Open Studio event in the building that houses her studio.
November 20 & 21, 2010. 11am - 5 pm each day. There are 60+ artists between 2 neighboring buildings. Art for sale, demos, refreshments, free parking. Come join the fun.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Karen Leeds studio toru

Sonoran Arts League presents its 
"14th annual "HIDDEN IN THE HILLS" Art Studio Tour"
        Two Week-ends (6 Days)
        November 19th, 20th & 21st
        November 26th , 27th & 28th 
         Friday, Saturday & Sunday            Hours:  10:00am to 5:00pm 

The working studios of Karen Leeds Bela Fidel will be Studio #26 for six days in the "Hidden in the Hills" Art Tour sponsored by the Sonoran Arts League.  This year we will be four artists, one studio. We are pleased to have Joan Waters and Jane Nassano as guest artists. The show begins Friday November 19th week-end and continues the following week-end after Thanksgiving. 

This year's  "Hidden In the Hills" showcases the creations of 145 artists in 45 private working studios nestled in the hills and vales of the beautiful Sonoran desert throughout North Scottsdale, Carefree and Cave Creek.  Visit the official web site to preview artists and customize your own tour on-line.   MORE INFO HERE 

DEMONSTRATIONS ...  Bela, Jane, Joan and I will be demonstrating silk painting, oil pastel and soft pastel, acrylic and the ancient art of encaustic (hot wax) on Fridays & Sundays.  In addition, Joan will be discussing her inspirations and how she creates her compelling metal scuptures.  Last year our informative & entertaining demos drew large crowds.  

HOLIDAY GIFTS  & REFRESHMENTS ...  Besides our larger works of art, we will have small original treasures suitable for stockings and holiday gift giving. Please come enjoy refreshments and drink, and browse through our galleries. We will have official show directories for other studios available on site free of charge.

 Karen Leeds
Acrylic * French Dyes/ Silk * Oil Pastel

"Art is where I go to explore and to express;   it's where
I lose my self, but find my way.  In a world that grows
more complex by the moment, I yearn for simplicity
and clarity - the way light falls upon a leaf or leans
against an abstract symbol.  I strive to understand
and to integrate my experiences and perceptions
through color, texture, shapes and forms." 

LUMINOUS    Acrylic, 60 x 48
Bela Fidel

Oil * Encaustic * Mixed Media
Bela image 2009
"Discussing my manner of working
reinforces the knowledge that I
am an artist in love with the very
process of creating. Some of my
work is carefully pre-planned,
whereas other work is a direct
result of impulsive, creative

"My Zen Series aims at showing
the elegance of simplicity, the
richness of colors and the depth
of minimalism." 

      STAND BY ME      Oil,  24 X 24
Jane Nassano 
* Soft Pastel

Jane Nassano

"To create art is part of my purpose in this life.  I see compositions for paintings everywhere I look and colors in places that no one else sees.  When I see something that is visually pleasing to me, it makes me happy and I'm honored to be able to capture and share this with the world."

  PERFECT ROSE,     Soft Pastel,  53 x 53 
Joan WatersJoan Waters
Metal Sculpture * Acrylic * Mixed Media * Public Works

"My work explores the ambiguity and dynamic qualities of metal, as I turn flat, hard, industrial steel into organic textures and forms that seem to shift and move as they reflect light. I use welding tools, hammers and grinders in the same way one would use traditional artist tools.  I also create large abstract paintings and public projects from my Tempe, AZ studio."

FIREDANCE 1,    Welded Steel / Patina / Enamel,   27 X 35 X 3     

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

News from Shelley Schoenherr

Shelley's oil pastel "Rosie's Gaze" has been accepted into the publication of Strokes of Genius 3 which will be published October of 2011. Congratulations!
Rosie is currently on exhibit in the History and Genealogy of the Williams County Library, Bryan, Ohio. Shelley has a solo exhibit of her oil pastels and pastels now through the holiday season at that location. (40 originials and 75 photographs).
She also received an HM for her pastel "Rain on the Hill" in the Pastel Journal's Pastel 100 this past season.