Thursday, December 31, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

sweetly Surreal

Inspired by my new Art History Education, I'm pretty happy with it.
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

on the "Bloom of the Rose" or Fading Beauty and Richard Wright wins the Turner Award,

"Beauty is only ever truly valued when it is desired,

Not possessed, just admired,

When not attainable or when it has past.

The beautiful don't know they are until last.

The fragility of beauty is its certain death,

It rests upon a numbered breath."
- Vicki Bower

Being 40, I have been entertaining my newly stimulated brain with some mortality-type internal convos lately.

I saw this wonderful artist, Richard Wright, with his gorgeous gold leaf wall painting after he was featured in for winning the £25,000 Turner Prize Dec. 6th. (Click here for that article.) The fact that his gorgeous, luminous gold leaf painting is so.... mortal, really struck a nerve in me (I have left many a mural in my wake and sometimes miss them like old friends).

Here also is a link to the article with a title I really love, "
Art Is Beautiful Again," where there is a video of the artist Richard Wright himself introducing his work.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Louvre on Strike!

This is appalling...
The LOUVRE! C'mon, now, this is ridiculous..

"There are things one cannot privatise. Art and culture are one."

"If you were planning a Parisian break in the next few days and weeks, check that your favourite museum hasn't angrily closed down...

The most visited museum in the world, with 8.5 million visitors in 2008, the Louvre offers clout to the strikers, alongside international media coverage. And it gives the French government, which thought it could force one more so-called reform on yet another set of French workers, cause for concern. This time, the government is facing a strike which could impact massively on the economy. With France being the No 1 tourist destination in the world, and Paris the most visited capital city with 16 million visitors in 2008, the closure of landmarks such as the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, the Arc of Triumph, Notre Dame and the Musée Rodin, in the run-up to the Christmas holiday could further harm the country's image. The Picasso Museum in Vallauris and the ramparts in Carcassonne and Aigues-Mortes, among many other attractions in provincial France, are also closed to the public."

For more of this article by The Guardian UK, click HERE .

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Happy Holidays and Stupid Mom Tricks

My kids like to get me to perform. I have been their favorite entertainer since they were little. So of course I ended up in this photo yesterday, while putting up our tree... The outfit is my fault, but otherwise I was coerced....

Happy Holidays to all of you from my family and I and DrawnNQuartered and RavenaRelics.

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Two Manga Holiday cards with envelopes

Set of two Holiday cards made with my original artwork from my art cards, "Crystal" and "A Christmas Wish." Images are about 3.5 x 5 inches. Each has its own envelope.These cards are blank inside and one doesn't say "Christmas", so could be used for many seasonal greetings.

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Alice in Wonderland print set in Vintage hinged frame

This is a signed set of prints from my first two sold items.

These were drawings I had done on an old discarded copy of Alice in Wonderland over 60 years old. The pages were pinkish and yellowed and the archival inks have preserved their splendor for a century more.
I found a great hinged brassy vintage frame with nice thick glass that pairs these two happily to nestle in your favorite niche.

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My first art Print

The First EVER art print of Garden Fence, numbered 1 of 100, signed, and framed in oak and glass. 3.5 x 5.5 inches.

Sure to cheer the dreariest of days! This is printed on Kodak Acid-free glossy photo paper with high quality Vivera inks that are said to last a century or more.
Shipped Priority mail and Insured. Please email with any questions. We will gladly make additional prints for you.
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Horizon original acrylic painting - A Collaboration with Ray Noble


We spoke of art.

He said he could see something, and put it in my heart.

My hand held the brush...I felt a rush...

I was just a vessel to his vision, and as he spoke, my body translating with each stroke

Our melding...A solitary mission for two, a thread of blue.

His imagination-

emanation, flowing from his heart to my hand and now to your soul.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

My Gallery Management Midterm Grades

Survey of Art History II---------- A

Modern Art History--------------- A

Intro to Gallery Mgmt ------------A

West. Civ & the World -----------B

Fitness Walking -------------------A

(pissed about the B, lol!)

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Owner Of Missing Warhols Lashes Out At LAPD

"Maybe if they would do their job . . . and spent some time looking for the art instead of being accusatory of the person who had it stolen, they might actually find it," said collector Richard L. Weisman, who added that, on the advice of his lawyers, he would not speak to the police. See Owner Of Missing Warhols Lashes Out At LAPD , Los Angeles Times 10/22/09

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"Confessions of a Scribbler" Friday, October 30, 2009

Christina Stott's solo show "Confessions of a Scribbler" opens at Artcentric Gift Gallery on Friday October 30th 2009. Opening reception begins at 5pm.

This exhibit runs through November 21, 2009. The Artcentric Gift Gallery is located at 95 4th St Troy, NY 12180. Hours of operation – Monday 5-8, closed Tuesday, Wed-Fri 11-5pm, Sat 11-4, Sun 11-3.

“Confessions of a Scribbler” is a series of drawings and paintings all created within the last two years- an introspective which explores the use of layers; using stencils, spray paint, and simple drawing techniques.

Date: Friday, October 30, 2009
Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Artcentric Gift Gallery 95 4th st Troy

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Monday, October 12, 2009

"Autumn" original mixed media with frame 5x7

This little gem evolved from crunching leaves and a crisp fall breeze...

"Autumn" ink and acrylic on 140 pound acid-free paper, comes framed in vintage wooden frame.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Art cards from my shop, DrawnNQuartered on Etsy:

"Wrong Turn" and "Kitty" ACEOs

Mr Bones' First Date" and "Wicked"original ACEOs

All Art Cards measure 2.5" by 3.5" (the size of a baseball or playing card) and come shipped in a protective plastic sleeve and rigid mailer.

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Visit me at The HVCC Teaching Gallery...

Come see me!

I will be the resident "Gallerina" at the Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY this Saturday, Oct. 10th from 12 noon until 2 pm. Click HERE for directions.

Anyone within traveling distance, come see Jennnifer Dalton's thought-provoking exhibit and get a free bracelet, a piece of chocolate and a nice brand new scrumptious HVCC Teaching Gallery pencil!

Jennifer Dalton makes you really THINK.... "What would you rather be a loser or a pig?"

I PROMISE this exhibit will be like none you've ever seen before, and best of all, it's FREE to SEE!!

I hope to see you there...

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

I had a chance to explore this past Troy Night Out and had a decent time. I must say I was disappointed when I went to the Fulton Street Gallery to see Aja-Ann Trier's paintings to find they had been unexpectedly taken down (I asked her about this the next day, it was done WITHOUT her knowledge!).

Make sure you visit the River Street Art Center and the Ilium building, located at 406 Fulton St., upstairs from the Fulton St. Gallery where there are actual artists' studio spaces that you can explore, and speak with the artists in person at a relaxed pace... good stuff!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Art in Albany, NY

I took a walk through Albany, NY a couple of weeks ago and went to the Albany Center Gallery. I had been wanting to go for a while. I had been close with founder Leslie Urbach years ago, a dynamic and creative forward-thinker.
There was a great exhibit of works by Ben Schwab and Blake Shirley, huge towering works with lineal fascination and watery, juicy, color filled with a depth of perception. Besides the two staff that were quietly speaking in hushed tones and me, the gallery was empty, and I had the rare opportunity of taking the art in without interruption or distraction. It was like a fine meal from a five-star restaurant. I left satisfied and pleased.

I was not prepared for the "dessert" once outside. I crossed the street and saw a "something white that doesn't seem to belong there". Upon further inspection I deduced it to be a porcelainesque squatting pitcher (sculpture by Amy Podmore), almost human-sized, yes, you heard me right... and

when I looked up, saw the cups as big as my head waiting at the ready to be filled at unreachable heights interspersed in the trees.

It reminded me of life and all those difficult tasks to take on, and yet , being only ONE pitcher!

I hope to share more as I get time.
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