Thursday, August 11, 2016

Catching Up with Artist Watch Artists 2

Following is the second in a periodic series about the careers and recent activities of artists I have showcased in my monthly Artist Watch column at the online arts magazine Escape Into Life. Congratulations to all on their many successes!

Trine Bumiller, Denver and Fraser, Colorado (August 15, 2013, Artist Watch) ~ Trine is part of the group show "Colorado Women in Abstraction" on view at the Center for Visual Art at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Curated by art critic and author Michael Paglia, the exhibition brings to attention the paintings, sculpture, and installation work of women artists "who have been influential in the abstract movement of Colorado." The show, which opened July 15, concludes on October 1. An artist panel moderated by Paglia is scheduled for August 25, 6:30 p.m.; Denver Art Museum curator Gwen Chanzit will give a lecture on "Women in Abstract Expressionism: A Curator's View" on September 13, 6:30 p.m.

Trine Bumiller, Treemap, 2016
Oil on Panel, 60" x 30"
© Trine Bumiller

See a selection of Trine's series 100 Paintings for 100 Years, the result of her 2014 residency at Rock Mountain National Park. The paintings were shown at Denver's McNichols Building in 2015. An increasing number of collectors are acquiring Trine's wonderful work.

Trine Bumiller on FaceBook, Twitter, and Instagram

Page Turner, Roanoke, Virginia (October 16, 2014, Artist Watch) ~ Page and her husband, illustrator Zephren Turner, presented together in July at Artists & Makers Studios, Rockville, Maryland. Their excellent show, "Contemporary Appalachia", concluded July 28. Images from the show can be seen on Page's FaceBook page and on the Artists & Makers FaceBook page.

Page Turner, Headmistress Harpie, 2011
Assemblage, 8" x 5' x 5"
© Page Turner

Watch the video "Page Turner Assemblage Artist" on YouTube.

Page Turner Studios on FaceBook

Patrick Palmer, United Kingdom (January 30, 2014, Artist Watch) ~ Patrick's work was in "Form: A Figurative Show" at Box Galleries, a group exhibition that closed August 10. One of Patrick's beautiful paintings graces the cover of Musings of Miss Yellow (Authorpress, 2015), a poetry collection by Indian poet and writer Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal. His work has been showcased several times on Saatchi.

Cover Art by Patrick Palmer

Patrick Palmer on FaceBook

Tal Shpantzer, Brooklyn, New York (October 15, 2015, Artist Watch) ~ Tal's work was the subject of an art feature in Beautiful Savage magazine (March 2016). A selection of Tal's gorgeous photography also has appeared at Lense, a French site. In addition, The Paper Chronicles featured Tal's Petals series art card line; read "Petales: Where Paper Meets Fragrance" (July 25, 2016).

Tal Shpantzer, Petal in Pink, C-Print
16" x 20"
Limited Edition of 15

Tal Shpantzer on FaceBook and Instagram

Andrea Kowch, Michigan (June 19, 2014, Artist Watch) ~ Andrea is the subject of an in-depth cover story, "Gothic Dreams Day & Night", in the July/August issue of The Artist's Magazine. The feature offers a step-by-step look at Andrea's creative process. Take a peek at the issue or download it. The magazine also is available in print.

Issue Cover Art
Andrea Kowch, Nocturne
Acrylic on Canvas, 30" x 24"

Maggie Matthews, West Cornwall, United Kingdom  (September 17, 2015, Artist Watch) ~ Maggie's lovely mixed media on canvas recently were showcased in "Maggie Matthews — Colour and Light", a solo exhibition at Cornwall Contemporary. The series of Cornish landscapes demonstrates Maggie's deep interest in the effects of color and light in nature. Maggie also was represented at this year's Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead, London; and she has added another gallery, Clifton Contemporary, to her list or art representatives.

Maggie Matthews on FaceBook

Maggie Matthews Portfolio at Clifton Contemporary

Salma Arastu, Berkeley, California (January 16, 2014, Artist Watch) ~ Salma's Arabic calligraphy piece Fear Not: God is with Us is on view through September 3 in "Transformation: 25 Years of Asian American Women Artists" at Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton, California. Salma also exhibited in "Vision: An Artist's Perspective" at Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, California, earlier this summer.

Salma Arastu on FaceBook


Seth said...

Great review and so many wonderful links. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Thank you, Maureen, for this lovely update! Much honored to be included.