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Arts Business Institute Website Article

Please visit www.artsbusinessinstitute.org to read an article about my work including photographs of selected pieces. This came about as a result of the award I received from ABI in October as mentioned in my previous posting. ABI is a great resource for artists with much info on the website. And their Business Summits are well worth...

Commendation!

Thanks to Carolyn Edland and Wendy Rosen, Directors of The Arts Business Institute for an invaluable seminar at the Austin Art Business Summit 21 & 22 October, and for selecting “Hunting Good Will” to receive the Director’s Choice Award at the event. I’ll be featured in an upcoming interview profile article presenting my portfolio, which will be published on the ABI website. Thanks also to the Creative Arts Society and Leslie Kell, President of CAS for setting up this event in...

“Best in Show”, Wimberley Valley Art League July 2017 Gallery Show

I was very pleased to have three of my pieces (seen below) juried into the July 2017 Gallery Show of the Wimberley Valley Art League. Even better and much appreciated, “Light Sleeper” was honored as “Best in Show”. The juror was Philip Rogers, the Director/Curator of 701 Gallery at the Long Center in Austin, TX. Many thanks! My other two pieces are entitled “Westvleteren” and “Seeking Peace” – all can be seen on my website. All of the artwork on display is terrific.The exhibit will run through 12 September at the Wimberley Community...

Juror’s Statement, Mona J. Marshall

Wimberley Valley Art League (Exhibition Feb. 2017) Every juror has biases.  I am aware that I look for work that raises questions, that surprises me, or that makes me feel that the artist has pushed into unknown territory in terms of the medium or the form.  The work in this show ranges far and wide in media, content, style and level of accomplishment.  While it makes the show a bit unwieldy to judge and organize, it also yields unexpected correspondences and contrasts. To name a few:  The accomplished composition of Taylor Dueker, solidly in the modernist camp, is easy to imagine next to the mid century objects and tools of obscure origin, repurposed to become quirky machines made by James Miller. Some work seemed to address the larger environment or world, beyond the normal conventions of traditional landscape, such as the fantastic little painting of chaos called “Aftermath” by Norma Green, the man made pool confining a burst of too blue water by Winifred Simon, and the tornado of letters, “Prayers for Peace”, by Elizabeth Dotterer. Of the work which begins with more formal concerns, I enjoyed the way Curtis Scott played with our perception of what is on the surface and what is behind, as well as the wonderful use of negative space in the sculpture by Ross Bragg.  The ambiguous space in “Make for Shore” by Susan Metcalfe made me look again. To mention a few others:  Of the artists who’s subject is drawn from their own life, there is a sense of order if not serenity in the painting of a garden by Mikiko Kudo, and...