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MEMBERS' SHOW 2016 "SMALL WORK, BIG DEAL"
December 2 - December 31, 2016
opening reception December 2, 6-7:30 pm
Deadline for submissions: November 28, 12 - 6 pm
Work limited to 144 square inches or 1728 cubic inches. For more information, see calls for entry
January 6 - February 12, 2017
Main Gallery: "MARVELOUS!" International Exhibition of Collage, Assemblage and Construction
Today, the mediums of collage and assemblage – deeply rooted in the early 20th century – have spun in a myriad of marvelous directions. We are celebrating this mixed-media evolution with an exhibition of the most outstanding work today from collage and assemblage artists around the world. This show is bringing together de creme de la creme; a unique collection of work by national and international artists, including Koji Nagai (Japan), Jacques Muller (France), Mongobi Bibiane Mele (Italy), Deborah Oropallo (USA), Deborah Wildenboer (south Africa) and many others.
Juried by John Hundt, Sherry Parker, Cecil Touchon
John Hundt is a painter and collage artist whose works are reminiscent of scientific diagrams of plant and animal life recorded for historic purposes. He has been working in the collage medium for over thirty years. He has shown throughout the US and Europe. John attended San Francisco Art Institute and the New York Studio program. His work is represented by Jack Fischer Gallery (SF), Aeterna Gallery (Los Angeles), and Lauren Davies Projects (Cleveland). John lives and works in San Francisco and Sonoma County, California with his wife and their four terriers.
Sherry Parker was first introduced to collage in New York in the late Sixties where she was a player in Ray Johnson's Correspondence School and was seduced by “the addictive magic of collage and collaboration.” She has been working in the collage medium since 1987 and has been exhibited in galleries in New York, Santa Fe, Seattle, Pasadena, Portland, San Francisco, and throughout Northern California.
Parker spent her professional career in advertising and marketing. For two decades, she was in account management with J Walter Thompson, D'Arcy, and DDB Needham. In 1990, she founded Parker Jones Marketing Research from which she retired in 2007 to pursue art full time.
Parker has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles and a graduate degree in French Literature from the Université de Lausanne, Switzerland.
Cecil Touchon is a contemporary American collage artist, painter, published poet and theorist. He is co-founder of the International Post-Dogmatist Group, director of the group's Ontological Museum, and the founding director of the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction based in Santa Fe. Widely recognized and exhibited throughout the world, Touchon’s work appears in the collections of many major museums, including the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Chicago Art Institute, and the Tate Modern in London. He participated in the Venice Biennial in 2001 and 2009. He is author of the book, The Art of Collage: Selected Works on Paper (2010). He lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Gallery II “Reflections Within—The Reliquary Series” by Valerie L. Winslow
Reflections The unusual and distinctive artwork probes into the psychological aspects of the human condition by combining figurative sculpture with added components symbolizing relics of memories and introspective observations. Mythologies, folklore, issues of abandonment, betrayal and melancholic resignation are the various themes explored.
Gallery III "Stranger than Fiction", by John Hundt and Sherry Parker
John Hundt and Sherry Parker, concurrently showing in Gallery III, are renowned California collagists whose art reflects their fascination with anthropomorphism. There are many intriguing commonalities in their work: meticulous execution, flairs of surrealism, edgy whimsy, and witty imagination. In their own unique styles, both of their oeuvres are marvelously stranger than fiction.
In additon to the show, two fabulous, fun AND educational workshops in collage
Assemblage Play Workshop by Cat Kaufman
Saturday, January 28, 10 am to 3 pm
Have you been accumulating pieces of memorabilia or small found objects for years, saying, one day you’ll turn all of this into a piece of art? This is the workshop for you! Empty your junk drawer, grab those old photos, buttons, jewelry pieces, old letters and ephemera you just can't throw away but wish you could get out of the drawer, then find a simple words box or piece of wood as your base and bring it all to this workshop! Sharing objects is encouraged! Mixed media artist, Cat Kaufman will provide help with composition, and all tools and materials for attachment. All levels welcome.
$85 – donated by Cat Kaufman to benefit the “Marvelous!” artist awards
Wacky Portrait collage workshop for kids by Jenny Honnert Abell
Sunday, January 22, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
This incredibly fun exploration into the techniques of collage will begin with a walk through the galleries, looking, learning and sharing our observations and ideas about this diverse medium, and the ways artists use it to create their work. Then back to the studio we will construct monochromatic portraits using various traditional and nontraditional materials. We will discuss the elements of art, vocabulary, and the history of collage. For youngsters age 10 and above. $20 donated by Jenny Honnert Abell to the benefit the “Marvelous!” artist awards
February 17 - March 26
Main Gallery: "Reflections & Shadows"
Open to all mediums, this exhibition focuses on the duality of light and dark, and on reflections of every kind, including the introspective or narcissistic ones.
March 31 - April 16
Main Gallery : “Exhibition 60+, Creative expression by artists 60 and over”
A repeat of the wildly successful salon style show we had in our former gallery on Depot Street, this exhibition will specifically feature work by artists 60 and over. One piece per artist, we accept work until there is no space left! Intake is March 29, between 2 and 6 pm. HAND DELIVERED work only.
April 21 - May 7
Main Gallery: Youth Show: "LET IT BE...KIDS"
Following on the success of this year’s Youth Art Show, once again young artists from local Elementary schools are taking over the gallery.
June 16 - July 23
Main Gallery: "Blue"
Blue oceans, blue skies, blue cars, blue eyes, cornflowers and blueberries, seeing blue. All Blue.
Gallery II: "Painted Words" Juried Calligraphy Exhibition
Juror: Carl Rohrs.
July 28 - September 3
Main Gallery: FIBER ART VIII International Biennial Fiber Arts Exhibition in callaboration with Surface Design Association
Deadline Submissions: Monday, June 19, 4 pm ONLINE applications ONLY
International Biennial Exhibition. This signature biennial exhibition, in collaboration with Surface Design Association, invites national and international artists to submit innovative and traditional fiber art work, contemporary concepts using either traditional or unusual materials. Accepting both two and three dimensional pieces, including wearable and large installation art. Jurors: Wendy Lugg, Jason Pollen and Eszter Bornemisza.
Awards: Best of Show $500, Second Prize $200, Surface Design Association Award of Excellence: Membership to SDA, Coordinators' Merit Awards.
Eszter Bornemisza creates wall-hangings, installations, and objects from the ubiquitous material of waste newspaper and cloth. The choice of material plays a central role in her work as it provides further visual experiences by their ephemeral character. Originally a mathematician, she started working with textiles in the late 1990’s with exploring her own ways in surface design and quilting. She has extensively exhibited internationally and won several prizes. She lives in Budapest, Hungary. http://www.bornemisza.com/
Wendy Lugg is an internationally respected Australian artist, curator, writer and teacher. She has been Artist in Residence with the Royal Western Australian Historical Society since 2009 and was the past International Representative for Surface Design Association. In a career spanning 30 years she has taught, curated many exhibitions, undertaken arts residencies, and has had solo exhibitions in numerous countries. Her current on-line exhibition "Mapping Memory" is at http://slwa.gov.au/mappingmemory/ Her website is https://wendylugg.com/
Jason Pollen is an internationally renowned artist/educator. He served on the faculties of the Royal College of Art in London, Parsons School of Design in New York, and Kansas City Art Institute. He was President of Surface Design Association for 16 years. Penland School of Crafts named him Outstanding Artist/Educator of the year in 2012. Recent installations are currently on view in Paris and Venice. "Shimmer", a one-person show, will open in November 2016 in Kansas City. http://www.jasonpollen.com/
October 27 – December 3
Main Gallery: "Got Glass!!!"
Glass work as never seen here before. Deadline for submissions September 12.