Thursday, June 23, 2016

Catching Up with Artist Watch Artists

I take great pleasure in following the careers of the artists I have featured in my monthly Artist Watch column at the online arts magazine Escape Into Life. Today I share some recent news about six of the artists' activities. Congratulations to all!

✦ Amy Pleasant, Seattle, Washington (May 19, 2016, Artist Watch) ~ Amy's Voices in Her Head (2016), a mixed-media collage on cradle board, is in "Vision: An Artist's Perspective", at Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, California, through July 29. The exhibition is a joint presentation by and Gutfreund Cornett Art.

View the online gallery and catalogue.

"Vision" Catalogue Cover Art

Amy's piece is shown just above the UniteWomen logo.

UniteWomen Exhibition Page

Kaleid Gallery Exhibition Page

✦ Shell Rummel (March 17, 2016, Artist Watch) ~ Shell has launched collections of gorgeous rugs and silk pillow shells. See all of Shell's product designs, which encompass textiles, canvas wall art, house paint, bedding, paper craft, and much more. (I've visited Shell's studio and can vouch for the high quality of all the products that carry her name.)

✦ Noel Paine (August 20, 2015, Artist Watch) ~ Noel has made a process video about the creation of his oil painting Red Edge (2015/2016). Designed to answer the often-asked question, "How do you make a painting?", the video was filmed at Noel's Vienna, Austria, studio.

✦ Sophie Ploeg (November 19, 2015, Artist Watch) ~ Three of Sophie's oil paintings, The ShawlThe Lying-in Room, and Looking Back, were included in the London group exhibition "Corpus" at Blackheath Gallery, May 7- June 8, 2016.

Exhibition Announcement
Artwork: Luis Burgos, New York, Mixed Media

Two works by Sophie appear in "A Realist Showcase" at Haynes Galleries, Nashville, Tennessee,  through July 30.

In addition, Sophie's new work appears in "Identity and Dress" at Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire, November 5, 2016 - January 8, 2017. Images are at the exhibition link.

✦ Manuja Waldia (February 18, 2016, Artist Watch) ~ This spring Manuja revealed the new covers for Julius Caesar and The Tempest, part of The Pelican Shakespeare Series of 47 titles that she's doing for Penguin Random House.

Cover for Julius Caesar by Manuja Waldia

✦ Lucy Capehart (April 21, 2016, Artist Watch) ~ Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, launched a special publishing initiative, Blue Sky Books, to promote photographers who have exhibited at the gallery. The books are available only through the publisher. Lucy's 56-page monograph is Photographs - Lucy Capehart (see image below; click on preview link).

Monograph Cover Art

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