Friday, March 7, 2014

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

International Arts Movement, New York City, has issued an international Call for Artworks for its Small Works Auction on Wednesday, April 23. The deadline for submissions is March 23. If interested, please complete the Small Works Donation Form. The auction is part of "Small Works and Ruby Garden Dreams", a two-day event (April 23-24) with T.S. Poetry Press. (I'll be attending and would love to see your artwork represented!)

Jerry Winick describes himself as "an artist who uses a pencil as a painter uses a paint brush." The New York Cityscapes, animal portraits, sports drawings, still lifes, portraits, and Western-themed images of the self-taught Winick are impressive.

✦ Dutch felt-designer Beatrice Waanders hand-makes beautiful wool wall hangings, using no chemicals or dyes. See her work at the soft world. Waanders, formerly Interior-Architect at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, teaches master classes in felting.

Daniel Kovalovszky of Budapest, Hungary, is deep into two ongoing projects in landscape photography: Green Silence, begun in 2011, and Eavesdropping Garden, begun in 2010. Each is a beautiful poetic essay. Last year Kovalovzky's work appeared in the group exhibition "Hungarian Art Photography in the New Millenium" at Hungarian National Museum. (My thanks to friend Hannah Stephenson for the introduction to Kovalovszky's lovely work.)

✦ Have some fun at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art's Tumblr site "Artists: They're Just Like Us".

Archives of American Art on FaceBookTwitter, and YouTube

✦ In the video immediately below, Alain de Botton, author, most recently of Art as Therapy, discusses how art can "be a source of help with. . . our innermost problems — the problems of the soul":

Alain de Botton Website

✦ Kathan Brown, founding director of San Francisco's Crown Point Press, offers the insider's perspective in this 35:36-minute audiocast from the National Gallery of Art, where "Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press", which concluded in January. Her lecture features recordings of artists describing how they work.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ "El Anatsui: New Worlds", comprising six large works by the artist, continues  through June 8 at Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, Massachusetts.

MHC Art Museum on FaceBook

See for Yourself, MHC Art Museum Blog

✭ In Clinton, New Jersey, The Hunterdon Art Museum continues "GLASS! From the Creative Glass Center at WheatonArts". The exhibition, continuing through May 11, features a wide range of work by emerging glass artists as well as internationally known artists, such as Karen LaMonte and David King, in museum collections. Among the approximately 35 works in the show, all created by Creative Glass Center of America fellows, are a print made of glass, vessel-based sculptural objects, and a bust of President James Buchanan. 

The Hunterdon on FaceBook and Twitter

✭  "Gwen Marston: Contemporary Quilts" continues through April 27 at The Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, Michigan. A professional fiber artist whose work has been shown in numerous exhibits in the United States and abroad, Marston also teaches and writes; two of her 26 books have won awards.

Gwen Marston, Quilt Squares in Tiles

The Dennos Museum Center on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Opening today at Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington: "Fragile Fortress: The Art of Dan Webb". The survey, continuing through June 15, marks the first solo museum show for the Seattle-based sculptor, who also draws. It includes new, never-before-seen work and 15 of Webb's iconic and superbly crafted pieces, most of which are in wood (fir, maple, redwood, cedar, and other types). A color catalogue accompanies the show. Images may be seen at the exhibition link above. On April 4, Webb will present a First Friday talk about his work (contact the museum for information).

Dan Webb at Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle

BAM on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

Notable Exhibitions Abroad

McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Ontario is presenting through April 27 the wonderful work of realist painter Mary Pratt, known for her domestic still lifes. The show, which is touring nationally through 2015, features more than 60 oil and mixed-media paintings that span different periods in Pratt's career. Pratt's own comments about her work and a series of short films in Pratt's home complement the exhibition, which was organized in partnership with The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery.

Becky Rynor, "Mary Pratt: A 50-Year Retrospective", National Gallery of Canada Magazine, November 14, 2013 (This article lists venues and tour dates.)

Leah Sandals, "Mary Pratt: On the Labours of Love", Canadian Art, October 12, 2013

McMichael on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

1 comment:

nance.mdr said...

marston is of interest