Hope Abounds by Nancy Bossert. Top prize winner.
Opening Reception and Awards Friday, May 3, 2013 http://lehighartalliance.org/.
At SB/FA we opened a wonderful new exhibit running through May 31 called, "Turning the Tables: The Art of the Curators and Directors".
April's reception enjoyed a great standing room only turnout with 9 of the 13 curators/directors attending and discussing their work as well as the institutions they represent.
Our own Janice Lipzin's work was included and she was on hand to discuss her artwork and ArtsQuest. The others hail from institutions locally and regionally as far as Philadelphia and North Jersey.
The purpose of the exhibit was to showcase the artwork of those who are primarily thought of as academics, art historians, or administrators-when many times those directors and curators are also working artists.
The artists will return for May first friday and once again discuss their work and institutions.
I had collectors come in from all over and the participants and attendees couldn't tell me enough what a great time they've had and how grateful they are about having their own artwork recognized.
Using close-up photographs, Kauffman studies women’s bodies. In two series of muscle studies, she examines range of motion in the moving female figure, comparing skin textures - the smoothness of youth to the rich texture of old age - and skin colors - from pale white to deep black - in all their differing muscular abilities. These photographs take on a spiritual dimension. Whether the model is young or old, black or white, the images reveal how each person unknowingly creates beautiful designs and meanings throughout the day, as her body moves through space and time.
Bravado is the core & essence of my artwork- confident, bold, vibrant, strong. My work embodies a similar vocabulary and aesthetic. It is spontaneous, yet with direction, thought and meaning. No line, nor splash of color, hits the canvas without purpose. As each layer of paint and technique is applied, I simultaneously calculate and balance color, texture, positive and negative space and overall composition...I try to create a sense of atmosphere and depth, through the controlled use of vibrant colors, and multiple layers. My technique is comprised of building a foundation with acrylic and latex paints using brushes and palette knives. When the foundation is set, it is followed by splatters, splashes and intended flows resulting in the final enamel and/or acrylic surface.
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