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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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Art Making is a Journey featuring Jaime Lyerly

Found this wonderful creatrix of Encaustic art:

Her blog : "The journey of Jaime Lyerly, as she explores the overlapping roles of young mother, college student, and emerging artist. Sharing different techniques in art making, such as wax, encaustic painting and sculpture, figurative, conceptual and feminist art."

Please do yourself a great service and find some time to explore her site. It is an amazing treasure horde that will enrich and entertain.

Thanks Jaime, for sharing your vision, talent, patience, nurturing, and skillful magic with us.

(Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid/paste is then applied to a surface — usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used.) source: Wikipedia
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Look Forward...

We will soon start randomly featuring independent artists...

Suggestions are welcome, so please let us know, who is your favorite SPA? Is there someone who has your wish list? Or a friend or family member who has talent that should be featured?

Feel free to contact us and you can see them here in one of the next features!

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Hello Artists and Afficionados

Welcome to the Inception of SPA Fine Art, a place where Self-Promoted Artists can network in a nurturing atmosphere and learn from one another.

This is a very new environment and your input is appreciated, to help mold and shape our studio to a place best suited for us.

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