Wednesday, February 27, 2013

2013 Texas National Art Competition & Exhibition

FragmeNts C&C #135  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper

press release photo
press release photoPortrait of the artist. Pencil on paper by Phong Bui, The Brooklyn Rail.
November 19, 2012—John Handley
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS—Juror: Peter Selz, past curator at MoMA and founding director, University Art Museum at Berkeley; renowned art historian who curated shows on Giacometti, Graves and Rothko, has written for many art publications, recipient of numerous awards, and author of The Art of Engagement, is the 2013 Texas National juror.

Stephen F. Austin State University’s 19th annual competition and exhibition is open to artists in the U.S. $3,500 in cash awards, plus honorable mentions and illustrated digital catalog. All media (except video or performance) are accepted.

 Exhibition dates: April 13–June 8, 2013

16th National Open
Solo Show by Kathryn Gauthier

Solo Show by Allison Svoboda 
March 1 - April 25, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 6-9 p.m.
Artwork by Maryam Sabbaghpour
Artwork by Maryam Sabbaghpour

Chicago, IL - February 22, 2013 
Woman Made Gallery (WMG) presents a group exhibition with works by 37 artists. Juried by Kelli Connell, the 16th International Open includes painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, installation, and video works. Simultaneously WMG is exhibiting a larger body work by Kathryn Gauthier and Allison Svoboda. The opening reception is on March 1st  from 6 to 9 p.m.   

Fragments G&C #108  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

February 26, 2013 M.O. at Ground Arts

The show at Ground Arts was a wonderful opportunity to share my work, thanks to Kevin and Kelly (in the middle.)

This is an invitation for a show at Jay Jay Gallery, 5520 Elvas Ave., Sacramento, CA 95819
The show opens March 7, 2013  5:30 - 8pm.  Featuring artists: S.R. Jones, Michaele LeCompte, Gordon Senior, Ellen Van Fleet, Eleanor Wood, and me. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

February 17, 2013 New Mexico Artist

New Mexico Artist, Annell Livingston to Exhibit Works from her “Fragments” Series in Modus Operandi, Curated by Kelly Woman for Ground Arts Organization

(New York, NY) - Artist Annell Livingston (featured above) will join Steven Peters, and Erik Patton in M.O. (Modus Operandi), an exhibition organized by senior curator, Kelly Woman, at Ground Arts Organization, located at 508-526 W. 26th St, 9E/9F, New York, NY. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 21st, from 6:30-8:30 P.M.

The three artist participants were selected by juror, and New York Arts Magazine Executive Editor, Jason Stopa. The exhibition explores multilayered processes and diverse materials, expressive abandon and simultaneous emotional restraint, deconstruction and manipulation of visual information, and fragments of color reorganized in limitless permutations of dimensional space, existing throughout time as essence of experience.

Annell Livingston is from El Prado, New Mexico; she has had a career that spans five decades, and her work reflects her environment. The colors are inspired by nature and the landscape that surrounds her. For Livingston, native weavings, the light of a particular season, of a day or an hour of the day, and the cyclical aspects of day and night all posses a rhythm of reassurance in their variety and unpredictability.

She began working with grids in 1986, and more specifically her "Fragments" series in 2005, and considers these to be abstract narratives, with colors gathered from the New Mexico landscape, and her experience of learning to work with handmade oriental papers. Interestingly, her "Fragments" became "A Day in the Life", which evolved into "The Eternal Circle". To quote Annell, "I am trying to fuse image and spirit, harmony of mind, hand and heart . . . each is true to the moment, new as never seen in exactly this way . . . like each new day, forever changing."

Annell Livingston has had one-person exhibitions at Lumina Gallery in Taos (2007, 2010), Karan Rulen Gallery in Santa Fe (2006, 2004, 2001, 1996, 1995, 1994), Lynn Goode Gallery in Houston (1990,1994), Sol Del Rio Gallery (1991,1989). In 2004, Livingston had a one-person show in Kiryu, Gunma, Japan at the Yurinkan Art Center. In 1990, The Kirkpatrick Museum in Oklahoma City also honored her with a one- person exhibition "Known and Unknown". Her work is included in the permanent collection of the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX, and in numerous corporate and private collections nationwide.

Annell Livingston, Steven Peters, and Erik Patton were chosen as winners from the Summer 2012 Competition.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

February 14, 2013 Modus Operandi

M.O.  (Modus Operandi)  (My image, Fragments G&C #130  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper, was chosen for the invitation.)

Featuring work by artists:  Annell Livingston, Steven Peters, and Erik Patton.

Curated by Kelly Worman

Opening Reception  Thursday February 21st, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Fragments III #135  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper

I am working with an idea based on collage and on grids.  This is the last one I have accomplished.

Monday, February 11, 2013

February 11, 2013

M.O.  (Modus Operandi)  (My image, Fragments G&C #130  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper, was chosen for the invitation.)

Featuring work by artists:  Annell Livingston, Steven Peters, and Erik Patton.

Curated by Kelly Worman

Opening Reception  Thursday February 21st, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Fragments III #123  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper

Fragments III #124  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper

These are the last two pieces I have finished.  They are grids based on collage.

Taking time off.....

I am taking some time off from posting on my blog.  I am studying, practicing, have so much to learn....