Friday, May 18, 2018

In Addition To


In Addition To - mixed media (6 x 6 x 1 ⅝ inches)





(sold - thank you)

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Erosion

Erosion: the process of eroding our being eroded by wind, water, or other natural agents.



Erosion - mixed media (4 ⅝ x 6 ⅜ inches)







(sold - thank you)

Monday, May 14, 2018

Oh Canada

I am excited to be teaching in both eastern and western Canada this year. Hoping all my friends across the border are able to join me. And hoping maybe some of my US friends will cross the border to join in.

Registration opens today for my workshops at Clipper Street Scrapbook Company. I have known the owner Deanna for quite a few years and am thrilled that we were finally able to make this work. Clipper Street is in Langley, British Columbia - just outside of Vancouver.


Mixed Media Revolution
Friday 8/17 6:00-9:00

Get Baked!
Saturday 8/18 9:30-5:00

52 Card Pickup
Sunday 8/19 9:30-5:00

Registration opens today 5/14 at 10am PST in the shop and 11am PST online. Plus there is a discount if you register before 6/30.

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I will be returning to the Ottawa area to teach a one-time-only, 5-day workshop with Holly Dean in September. Running from 9/3-9/7, the class will take place at the Burritt's Rapids Community Hall in Burritt's Rapids, Ontario.

Beautiful Creatures
A flip-book and box making workshop

Registration is open via my email shap97@gmail.com. Read all the details here.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

EncaustiCastle: an artist haven

I just returned from Lexington, Kentucky - horse capital of the world - after teaching Library of Memories, a 3 ½ day mixed media book workshop. I was the first half of a week long retreat at EncaustiCastle - the home and studio of Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch


I have known Tricia for years, although this was the first time we met. In looking through my emails, our first "official" contact was in 2008. She was a contributing artist in my first book The Pulse of Mixed Media.


Tricia holds events at her EncaustiCastle throughout the year and has created a special and magical place for artists to meet, stay and create. Take a look at some of these views...and you will see just what I mean.






Tricia is an accomplished encaustic artist and has her work displayed artfully throughout the Castle. I  coveted it all.




  








And it wouldn't be Lexington without the requisite horse


Like what you see? Check out the artists coming to the EncaustiCastle, read about WinterWax or EncaustiCamp, or make your own EncaustiCreativity with a visit through AirBnB.

And stay tuned for more posts where I highlight all the art we made in class. It's gonna take a few posts to do that!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Frieze New York 2018

Continuing our journey through recent art events in NYC, this past weekend I ventured to  Frieze New York190 galleries from 30 countries brought their finest contemporary and modern art to "the tent" on Randall's Island. Yesterday I shared work from Hannelore Baron, my favorite at the fair. Today is more of a general share.

A view from the outside

A view from the inside

The grey floors and the white walls, ceilings and booths were a sharp contrast to the color coming from a number of galleries 



In looking at my photo roll, I see that I was attracted to primarily abstract, non-representational mixed media. No shock there.

El Anatsui



Subodh Gupta



Shin Sung Hy



Minjung Kim




Kwang Young Chun



Leonardo Drew



You can see more of Drew's work from a 2015 exhibition I visited and posted about here.

Sterling Ruby


Several abstract figures caught my eye, the first from 1955 and the second from 2018.

Cameron



Tracey Emin


And the award for the biggest artwork - literally - goes to Robert Therrien at Gagosian for his bigger than life folding table and chairs priced at $1.5 million.