Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Clothesline Art Show, June 17-19

Just dropped off my entries for the Clothesline Art Show and Sale, a show and sales of small unframed artworks sponsored by Hudson Society of Artists.

I have 12 original drawings and paintings in the show. 

Thursday, Friday, Saturday
June 17, 18, 19
Noon to 5:00 each day
Admission and parking are free.

Hudson Middle School
77 N. Oviatt St.
Hudson, OH 44236
Get a Map

The show always has lots of wonderful tiny treasures. Stop out, support a local artist, and pick up something wonderful!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Wang Dang Doodle all day long

My little letter F doodle is in a fun treasury on Etsy today!

The treasury is curated by bythebead, a wonderful bead artist who has a great eye for color and design: http://www.etsy.com/shop/bythebead

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Painting Workshop, Day 3

Again, another interesting and productive day. Today was collage, but the process was backwards from the way I normally do collage. We started by pasting collage elements randomly on our paper first, then went back in with watercolor to tie them together. 

Not sure that my attempt is salvagable, but I'll let it dry and see how it looks with fresh eyes another day.

The first 3 photos are the instructor's demo.  The last one is my sad attempt for the day.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Painting Workshop, Day 2

The day went along without any explosions, fortunately. We used powdered water-soluble dyes that we sprinkled on either dry or wet paper.  If they went on dry paper, we'd spritz them with water from a spray bottle. 

Either way, when they hit water, they...blossomed. I prefer that to "explode", but the effect is the same. They'd rehydrate and spread.
We tried all kinds of techniques to manipulate them on the paper. Watercolor is not my medium, so I struggled today. Ended up with one I like, one I want to throw away, and one that needs more work before making a decision.

Look familiar?

Painting Workshop, Day 1

I'm taking a mixed media painting workshop with Paul St. Denis this week. Yesterday we poured acrylic paint, which was big fun. It's an interesting process. With each one, I would think, "Well, that looks dumb. Everyone else's looks better." But by the time the colors dried, they mellowed and blended, so I ended up with some nice pours at the end of the day. They all need some finishing work, but they're off to a good start.

Today, we will be using powdered dyes. Haven't a clue what that will be like, except that he said it would be messy. Actually, he used the words "dye" and "explode" in the same sentence. Hm...

Here are some photos from yesterday:

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Call for Artists: Peninsula's Second Annual Plein Air Competition

Peninsula's Second Annual Plein Air Competition will be held Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, 2010. Please join in this artistic event and help celebrate the wonder and beauty of the Cuyahoga Valley. 

An exhibit of the works created will run June 26 - August 8, 2010, Thursdays thru Sundays, 11 am until 5 pm at Peninsula Art Academy. 

An Artists reception will be held at PAA on Saturday evening June 26, 2010, 5 to 7 pm. Plan to stay -- its BluesNite!

For details and registration form, visit: http://www.peninsulaartacademy.com/page.aspx?ID=78 .
Applications must be received by June 6, 2010.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Call for Artists: Shore Showcase, July 10

I've recently received this invitation for an art show at the Shore in Euclid. I'm not sure if I will be able to exhibit, but I'm passing it along in case you know someone who might want to participate -- or stop by on the day of the show!

Shore Showcase
July 10, 2010 @ the Shore in Euclid
Featuring a huge selection of Cleveland-area artists and bands, drinks, and more!

The cost is only $20 for a table or wall space. You will keep all the profits you make from this event! I’ve selected a diverse variety of artists to attend, so artwork will be very unique and non-redundant.

If you are not familiar with Cirque Imaginaire, the Traveling Art Gallery & Bazaar, please visit our website at www.cirqueimaginaire.com. Our last show was extremely successful. To top it off, we’ve made some huge upgrades since our last event. Ample free parking is available, and as always, our CI shows are free for guests and open to the public.

Don't miss this great opportunity to display and sell your art work! You'll also get a free listing on our website with photos of your work and direct links to YOUR personal website, etsy, etc. Plus, heavy volume event = more sales opportunities for YOU!

If you are interested in participating, please contact me within this week and I will send you more details regarding this event. I can be reached at http://www.cirqueimaginaire.com/contact.html.

Wishing you the best of luck in all of your creative pursuits, and I hope to hear from you soon!

Erin M. Carek