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Marc Goldring

"Periyar Field at Dawn"

Digital Photography , 12" x 16"

Sale Price $350

Periyar Field at Dawn

After spending time in various cities in southern India, it was a palpable relief to enter the Periyar Nature Preserve in the Cardamom Hills. We arrived just before dawn and walked through the thick mist, along trails created by bison and people. At first, visibility was quite limited. As dawn arrived, the mist melted and opened into a field with unfamiliar trees and shrubs. The quality of the light, mixed with the silence and the lack of people, made this feel like a timeless moment.

 

Artist Statement

One of the things I connect with deeply about taking pictures is that it causes me to look more — and more intently — at what’s in front of me. I have gotten into the habit of seeing sections of my world of a size suitable for framing. I often find myself seeing things that gain in importance as they are separated from their surroundings. I started shooting landscapes several years ago, with the intention of finding compositions that captured the essence of a scene. I want to see balance and beauty in familiar scenes as well as accidental comings-together.

 

Throughout this practice, my aim is to see clearly what is there but is not noticed, to extend my vision by framing the familiar, the lost, the hidden to make a unique visual moment. It is deep work and it continually surprises me, connects me to this marvelous world and to myself.

 

I invite you into this on-going experiment in visual and spiritual exploration.

 

Resume

1999-present       Owner, Marcoclicks, a fine art photography studio, specializing in web and print images (http://www.marcoclicks.com)

 

2011-2016       Administrative Director, Spontaneous Celebrations, responsible for a range of administrative and strategic services.

 

1984-2015       Associate Principal, WolfBrown, a consulting firm providing a range of services to communities and nonprofit organizations primarily in the arts, including strategic planning, facility and fund-raising feasibility studies, and program evaluations. (http://www.wolfbrown.com)

 

1969-1985       Owner, Goldring Art Leather, a leather studio with production work shown in the Brookstone catalogue; sculptural work in Museum of Arts and Design in NYC, Arrowmont School Permanent Collection, Coach Leatherwear Collection; lectured/taught at Haystack, Smithsonian Institution; Fulbright lectureship to New Zealand; individual artist grant from NH State Council on the Arts.)

 

Shows, Articles, Etc.

2009-2011      Work shown on http://zingology.com and http://healingwheel.com

 

2013-2016      Jamaica Plain Open Studios

 

2001-2011      Brookline Artists Open Studios

 

2008      Discovering the Familiar, Selected Images and Words. Self-published book.

 

2006      Remembering the Familiar. One-person show, Brookline Arts Center

 

2006      Practicing Practice, article, Spirit First newsletter

 

  • Juried Members’ Show Cambridge Art Association

 

2005      Photoshop as Spiritual Practice, article, Digital Art Guild, September

 

1980       Individual Artist Fellowship, New Hampshire Council on the Arts

 

 

 

 

 

Best Of Show

Leif Sohlman

"March 2019 "

Phtotography , 152cm x 108cm

Sale Price $POR

Artist Statement

March 2019 BW, a view at path over Dyarna, a swampy area south of city Enkoeping (Enkoping) Sweden, a winter day 2019 in black and white. The pathway is covered with white snow, beside the boardwalk old yellowed grass from last year is seen. The image is taken from a low level like a very little child would see the world. We should sometimes think what the world is like in other peoples view.

 

Biography

Leif Sohlman is an amateur photographer/digital artist mainly working with nature and landscapes. He is working with landscapes, flowers and macro photography and sometimes with digital art as photo painting and abstract work. He mostly find his motives in the surroundings of his home in City Enköping ( Enkoping, Enkoeping) Sweden

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Laurie Rosenberg

"Adrenalize"

Collage , 9" x 12.5"

Sale Price $POR

Artist Statement About Adrenalize

Many of my collages are inspired by words. Adrenalize immediately made a connection with my love of cars, especially fast cars. This work is all about the feeling you get when you are ready for action, ready to achieve your goals. Super charge your brain and get to work!

 

Artist Resume

 

Degree in Textiles and Clothing with a minor in art from Arizona State University, classes including painting, pottery, drawing, photography.

Art/classroom teacher elementary school

Memberships

Herzliya Artists Organization

Daylighted Artist

Exhibitions

Showing online and in galleries in Israel and USA since 2015, more than 25 shows in all.

Upcoming shows:

February 2019: Brooklyn Art Library, Canvas Project, USA

March 2019: Women, ZOA House, Tel Aviv, Israel

March-May 2019: Gallery Hotel, Haifa, Israel

May-June 2019: Listen to your Art, ZOA House, Tel Aviv, Israel

Awards

January 2019: Excellence Award, “Festival Girl”, “Steam Punk Who Are you?” Circle Foundation of the Arts

November 2018: 4th place, “Steam Punk Who Are You? Faces and Figures, Fusion art Gallery, Palm Springs

April 2018: 2nd place artist of the month, TheArtList

February 2018: 1st place, mixed media, “Roadster” Contemporary Art Gallery Online

January 2017: Special Recognition “Mad Star”, Light Space and Time Gallery

February 2017: 3rd place, A Recent Indiscretion”, International Gallery of the Arts

2016: Special Recognition, “Temptation”, Light Space and Time Gallery

2015-2018         Various Honorable Mentions and Noteworthy awards

 

Published         March- April 2019   Spotlight Magazine

February 2019, The Visual Dictionary, Brooklyn Art Library

May 2017, Exquisite Arts Magazine

 

Contact        https://www.lauriespaintings.com/

Instagram: @lauriespaintings

Facebook:   LaurieARTandPAINTINGS/

 

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Joseph Grenn

"Zimbabwe"

Oil , 36" x 48"

Sale Price $4800

Artist Statement

Zimbabwe depicts a group of young  boys at play, a moment in time of pure joy. Painted in oil on canvas, being backlit, the challenge was to define, except for minimal rim light,  facial expression, anatomy, form, gesture and drapery, all in dark shadow.

Biography

Joe Grenn is a native of New Bedford, Massachusetts, received his education in Boston and concluding as a Harvard postdoctoral fellow. He moved to Marin County, just over the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, in1972 and retired in June of 2015. Joe maintained a private practice in endodontics in San Francisco, lectured internationally and was a clinical professor at the University of California School of Dentistry form 1972 until his retirement. He has since dedicated his time to his long time love of oil painting, which started with “painting by the numbers” at age seven.

Joe maintains a studio at 39 Liberty Ship Way on the Liberty Ship Dock in Sausalito and is a board member of the Marin Society of Artists.

His paintings include landscapes, portraits and figures, all of which he hopes evoke a special place in time.

Joe’s web site is joegrenn.com, where his artwork and past issues of his newsletter, Joe Grenn’s Wonderful World of Art, can be viewed. New subscribers are welcome and can opt in on the home page by entering their e-mail address.

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Q. Wang

"New York "

Acrylic on Canvas , 30" x 40"

Sale Price $NFS

About the Painting

 

If you look at the black bar, it will lead you into an unknown world.

 

Biography

 

Born and grew up in China.
1995, came into America, work as a computer Engineer/Programmer.
2006, went to West Los Angeles College to learn Oil Painting.
2011, published a collection of his paintings – “Spirit”.
2014, Show his artworks in Las Vegas.
2018, ArtSlant showcase winner.
2018, Show on New York ArtExpo.
2018, Light Space Time, Special Recognition winner.

 

Q. Wang developed his painting style — “Freeism” by using free colors, free
shapes, free strokes, and free perspective to do his art works. The result is a
free atmosphere, and a space of imagination.

 

Q. Wang paints the spirits by heart. Before Van Gogh, peoples all paint what
they saw, and let the viewers to see what they painted. Since Van Gogh,
peoples began to paint what they thought, and let the viewers to think what
they painted. But Q. Wang paints the spirits, something you can not see and
you can not think, you can only feel it by heart. His paintings have no
details, but have characters. Each of his painting is different with others.

 

As the famous French film producer Jean-Luc Godard said, It’s not where
you take things from – it’s where you take them to.

 

Wang has taken me further into the appreciation of my surroundings, people, and love. That
is what art is all about. —  Gary Sorkin

Best Of Show

Thomas Buchs

"Under the El"

oil , 20" x 24"

Sale Price $2000

Artist Statement

Thomas Buchs is an an illustrator and painter. As an Illustrator, Thomas has created artwork for advertising for many national, regional and local companies during the last 46 years. Much of his current work is Plein Air Painting (painting from life outdoors). Buchs has won dozens of awards in Plein Air Painting competitions.

Speaking about his paintings Thomas states, ”While painting outdoors from life I have learned the techniques necessary to translate my studio paintings into the freshness of a Plein Air Painting. It is my hope this painting, “Under the EL,” demonstrates some of that freshness.”

 

Artist Exhibition Resume

Best of Show and People’s Choice at Paint the Point Plein Air Event -2014 Mineral Point

Best of Show 2014 Historic Third Ward Plein Air Event

1st place at 2014 New Berlin Plein Air Event

Shorewood Historical Society Award and People’s

Choice at 2014 Shorewood Plein Air Event

2nd place-2014-Theodore Robinson Plain Air Event- Evansville WI

3rd Place 2015 Paint the Point Winter Edition Plein Air Event – Mineral Point

Beloit College Patron of the Arts Award-2015 Beloit Friends of the Riverfront Plein Air Event

Honorable Mention – 2015-2016 Historic Third Ward Plein Air Event

2nd Place Nocturne at 2015 Paint the Point Plein Air Event – Mineral Point

Merit Award 2015 Between the Blues – La Crosse

1st Place Historical Evansville Category at 2016 Theodore Robinson Plain Air Event

1st place 2016 Pewaukee Waterfront Art Fair Plein Air Event

People’s Choice at 2016 New Berlin Plein Air Event

2nd place Quick Paint 2017 Milwaukee Museum Mile

Best Field Study -2017 Hoosier Salon Field to Finish Show-New Harmony IN

Merit Award – 2017 New Harmony Plein Air

Honorable Mention 2017 Cedarburg Plein Air

Artist’s Choice and Judges Choice for my nocturne at the Fairfield, IL Plein Air Event

Best representation of Fairfield, Ill at the Fairfield, IL Plein Air Event -2018

 

Best Of Show

Dmitry Fesechko

"Music of War"

Oil on canvas , 80 x 45cm

Sale Price $2200

Artist Statement: “Music of War”

I don’t paint many still life paintings, but when I do I try to inspirit them with some symbolism like the masters of the past did before. “Music of War” is the painting about life and death. On the left side of the composition you can notice a two-string musical instrument called “Topshur”. It takes its origin from the Western Mongolian tribes. Mongolian people usually sang songs about wars and heroes of the past accompanied by this instrument. They also played topshur before a battle to inspire people. Somehow this instrument symbolizes a war. But the same time music can symbolize life, movement, inspiration. On the right side of the composition you can see the human skull in old style Mongolian hat. Apparently, it symbolizes death, “Memento mori”.

I decided to paint two light sources. Left one is red. A color of life, fierce and energy. Topshur is being lit by this light. Right light source is green. In color psychology green color stimulates harmony in the brain. It is a calm color. All of us will find desired peace after death.

Also, painting this still life I was inspired by 19th century Russian artist Vasily Vereshchagin. One of his most famous paintings is “The Apotheosis of War”. He has painted a big pile of sculls in a middle of Central Asian steppe. Inspiration came to me from the inscription on the frame of this large painting: “Dedicated to all conquerors of the past, present and future”.

Also, when I paint still life paintings, I usually use an old multilayer technique (like Flemish, a little bit modified). It takes a lot of time to finish a piece with such technique. Paintings made this way have volumetric light, the illusion of volume and presence is incredible. The light pierces the canvas and reflects from the wall where the painting is hanging and lightens the canvas from inside. As the shadow areas have the most transparent layer it glows the most. You can notice this effect on many masterpieces of 17th-18th century.

Biography

Dmitry Fesechko (b. 1988) is an artist from Moscow, Russia. He started his artist career as an abstract painter, then for some years was absorbed in surrealism and symbolism, taking part in exhibitions in Russia and the EU. He also worked as a digital illustrator for some time but abandoned it focusing entirely on traditional oil painting. He has studied classical multilayer technique that takes its origin from old masters of the past. Nowadays Dmitry works in genres closer to life like still life, landscapes and paints a series of paintings inspired by several trips to India.

Exhibitions:

2008 Solo exhibition, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow

2008 Group exhibition Death and afterlife in art, VDNKh, Moscow

2008 Two paintings were bought for Museum of world Funeral Culture, Novosibirsk

2010-2011 Group exhibitions, Grekov’s Studio, Moscow

2011-2013 Participant of Andrey Nekrasov surrealism art projects “Geysers of subconscious” and “Ying Yang”.

2011 Group exhibition, The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, Moscow

2012 Group exhibition, Gallery Plum Palm, Moscow

2013 Group exhibition, Gallery Plum Palm, Moscow

2013 Group exhibition, Central House of Artist, Moscow

2013 – Agnirealism exhibition, DEVE gallery, Moscow

2014 – Agnirealism exhibition, Galerie Natalie Boldyreff, Paris

2018 – Beggars and Saints solo exhibition, Ashwinam center, Moscow

 

Publications:

2008 Interview, The Battered Suitcase, Vagabondage Press, LLC

2012 Interview, Futur Maestri

2015 Interview, Artist Removed

2015 Interview, Figurementors

2015 International Contemporary Artists, Vol X, ICA Publishing

2016 The First Berliner Art Book 2016

2017 Interview, Figure Painter Magazine Vol. 46

2017 article, Russiaknowledge

2017-2018 Author of the section “Lessons from the past”, Figurementors

 

Art Awards:

2017 Bullfight painting, Honourable Mention, Creative Inspiration 2017” event, Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery

2017 One has reached Samadhi painting, Special Merit Award, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

2017 Sadhu and the old man painting, 4th place in Orientalism, American Art Awards 2017

2018 Top 100 Award, Circle Art Foundation

 

Miniature Art Events:

2012 Golden medal, Silver medal, Winter Angel Miniature Show, Moscow

2013 Overall prize winner, Spring Angel Miniature Show, Moscow

2015 Silver medal, Monte San Savino Show, Italy

2016 Bronze medal, Monte San Savino Show, Italy

2016 Contest Judge, Ruby sphere Miniature Show, Moscow

2017 Contest Judge, Monte San Savino Show, Italy

2018 Contest Judge, Moson Model Show, Hungary

2018 Grand prize, Paint-o-Palooza, Germany

 

Member of Creative Union of Professional Artists since 2013

 

Best Of Show

Kathryn Yu

"We've Drifted"

Oil paint on canvas , 20" x 24"

Sale Price $2000

Artist Statement

As a shy and private person, the pieces I create often share in my quietness. Even a beach teaming with people, when filtered through my eyes and hands, can nevertheless come out with a quiet mood to it. The title “We’ve Drifted” will mean different things to different viewers. Perhaps the people populating the image have all, as a group, drifted to this dreamlike location, removed from their normal everyday lives. Or, drifted may refer to how close in proximity the figures all are and yet there is a feeling of distance in that there is very little interaction between them. For others, the focus may be on the male figure and the female figure who are in the foreground. They seem as if they could have arrived together, but in keeping their heads down, each preoccupied with their own searches, their paths split and they drifted unknowingly farther and farther apart.

Biography

Kathryn Yu was born in Dongying, China, but has resided in the United States from the age of 5. She received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Texas at Austin and went on to teach after-school art classes to over 400 youth in the Austin area throughout the years. While her very favorite medium to work with is oil paint, she loves to dabble in a variety of art styles and materials, even taking on a massive ongoing project of producing personalized Copic marker avatars for all of the monks who train in kung fu at the Shaolin Temple in China, the site where kung fu originated.

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Gaylord Mink

"People Watching"

Photography , 3000 x 2700

Sale Price $POR

Artist Statement

 

My wife is a people watcher. We live in a small town in eastern Washington where most of the people are “normal”. On a recent visit to San Francisco we stopped at a wharf-side shop for a beer and sandwich. As I sipped my beer, I kept my camera poised for that one interesting shot that was sure to come. I noticed my wife was intently watching the cast of “not-so-normal” characters that surrounded us. She was so totally mesmerized by their actions that she had no idea that I had just taken her picture. I was so intent on taking her picture that I ignored all the “not-so-normals” in the background. It looks as if I made the right choice.

 

Artist Biography

 

Gaylord Mink began his “artistic” life as a photographer when he retired after 40 years as a research scientist. He began this afterlife as a free-lance wildlife videographer where he concentrated on the movement and behavior of the wild subjects. Later he expanded to digital still photography where he now attempts to tell visual stories about the subject’s behavior. Recently he is focusing on incorporating light and texture as principle subjects in his work, most of which still centers around wildlife and natural things. Occasionally, however, he attempts surreptitious portraits such as this one.

 

 

Best Of Show

Mary Dove

"Sedona Arizona Yellow Argentine Giant Cactus Flower"

Oil painting on stretched canvas , 8" x 10"

Sale Price $NFS

Artist Statement

The Argentine Giant Cactus Flower is a favorite of landscapers in the high Arizona desert. This fragrant blooms normally open at night and persist until early to mid-morning. While it is said to be a nocturnal blooming cactus on cool, cloudy days in Arizona; the flowers continue blooming during the day. The cactus of choice in the neighborhood.

This Yellow Giant was in my neighbor’s yard backlit by the early morning sun when I took the photograph. Oil paintings were added to expand the level of painting communication. Most often the subject matter directs how it would like to be interpreted in watercolor, oil pastels or as an oil painting. The subject intensity of the flower color and shadows were best expressed in an oil painting.

Growing up in Houston, Texas, Mary Dove’s father made certain she was exposed early and often to a wide variety of life experiences. These included all manner of wildlife, birds, nature, sports and even food. Such invaluable encounters have enabled her to breathe life and soul into everything she chooses to paint or draw. Diversification thus became, and remains today, the hallmark of her work. Paintings range from landscapes and architectural structures, big game animals, pet portraits and still life. This allows the subject matter to emotionally fine her as she responds to a particular location or personal experience.

Biography

A resident of Sedona AZ, Mary Dove earned both a Bachelor and a Master of Art Education Degree from Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX. Her college education began as an architect major, moved through commercial art and technical illustration to discover her artistic voice as an illustrator. She now captures structures vanishing from our ever-changing landscapes. In the animal world, her keen insight and sensitivity express the physical characteristics and personality of our animal companions and wildlife. Her chosen subjects are depicted in a “realistic expressionism” style reflecting the study of light and values to depict the story mood of the painting.