At Loves’ Art Emporium
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
At Loves’ Art Emporium
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Matthew J. Cutter Submits his original oil "Roses" for the Blossom II ~ Art of Flowers 2011 Competition & Museum Exhibition
An International Art Competition and Museum Exhibition
Premiering February 1, 2011
Blossom II~Art of Flowers is a juried inertnational art competition and exhibition. The very first Blossom exhibition took place in 2007 and was conceived to recognize, promote and reward excellence in floral art and to enhance the publics appreciation and awarness of this time-honored artistic tradition.
Approximately one-hundred works of art will be selected by an eminently-qualified panel of Jurors. The selected works will then be featured in the premiere exhibition at the Naples Museum of Art in Naples, Florida. Selections from the premiere exhibition will tour to The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute, The R.W. Norton Art Gallery, and other possible venues.
The panel of jurors includes:
Michael Culver - Director and Chief Curator, Naples Museum of Art
Darlene Cecil - President of CWest Design and Marketing
M. Stephen Doherty - Editor-in-Chief, American Artist Magazine
Susan T. Fisher - Director, The Art Institute at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
James L. Johnson - Director, Benz School of Floral Design and Benz Gallery of Floral Art
Valerie Loupe Olsen - Consulting Projects Manager, Houston Arts Alliance, Civic Art and Design
Morten E. Solberg - Nationally Renowned Artist
About The Susan Kathleen Black Foundation - The Foundation, created for the advancement of art education, was initially established in 2001 as a memorial fund by James E. Parkman in honor of his wife, Susan Kathleen Black, who died unexpectedly just before Christmas 2000 after a lengthy illness.
Susan Kathleen was a devoted artist and student who took every opportunity to learn from master artists and skilled experts to develop her own talent. Her favorite workshops were at the Beartooth School of Wildlife Art in Big Timber, Montana, where she studied with many nationally known wildlife artists.
Since its creation, the memorial fund has awarded grants for art education to elementary schools in Texas and New Mexico; teen workshops in Montana and conferences for the development of professional artists in Divide, Colorado and Dubois, Wyoming. In addition, one full college art scholarship has been awarded.
In early 2003 the memorial fund was granted 501 (c )(3) status and became the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation, Inc. Its mission is to continue to fund art education for a broad range of art programs throughout the nation, while giving artists of all ages the opportunity to develop their skills and achieve their goals as artists.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Although Bill Mack typically does gallery work, Bill's relationship with the Pohlad family, (owners of the Minnesota Twins), inevitably lead him to once again add another group of sports figures to his already impressive resume of Sports Hall of Famers. Kirby Puckett, Harmon Killebrew, and Rod Carew are just a few of many Sports figures created By Bill Mack. Bill Mack has also created works from Peggy Fleming, Casey Tibbs, U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer Hobey Baker, Tennis legend Arthur Ashe, and many more.
A statue of Calvin Griffith, the first owner of the Minnesota Twins was unveiled on September 3rd outside the Target Field. The ceremony was joined by Twins fans as well as baseball legends, Harmon Killebrew, Rod Carew and the Griffith family. Bill is not finished as the Twins and the Pohlad family have also commissioned Bill to install a similar bronze statue of Carl and Eloise Pohlad later this Fall. A location for the unveiling has not yet been determined.
Bill Mack primarily works in relief sculpture, however, this project was especially unique. There were many reasons Bill decided to accept the commissions to create larger-than-life statues, however, a few simple reasons close to Bill Mack were enough to move forward. Bill was recently quoted in an ESPN article as saying, "This Twins project was unique, I'm a big Twins fan and it just seemed like a good marriage." Bill Mack is also a Minnesota Native and a has always enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins.
The original oil, Spring Colors, by Matthew J. Cutter has recently received the Salmagundi Club's "President's Award"
In the 2010 Annual Juried Painting & Sculpture Exhibition for Non-Members.
Matthew Cutter: Upcoming Exhibiton in December 2010
A Brief History of the Salmagundi Club
Following a tradition of 137 years, the Salmagundi Club continues to serve as a center for fine arts. Originally formed as the Salmagundi Sketch Club in 1871, the Club adopted its present name a hundred years ago after Washington Irving published his potpourri of wit and wisdom called "The Salmagundi Papers". Through the years the Club has been the singular gathering place for such great artists as Childe Hassam, William Merrit Chase, Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Ogden Pleisner and many others. Honorary members have included such luminaries as Sir Winston Churchill, Buckminister Fuller, Paul Cadmus, Al Hirschfeld, Thomas Hoving and Schuyler Chapin.
Mary Dolph Wood-Recent Awards:
American Impressionists Society
2009 National Juried Exhibit
Oil Painters of America
2010 National Juried Exhibit
Still life Honorable Mention
"Passion For Paint"
A One-Woman Show
Exhibit Sept. 23-Nov.6 2011
Opening reception will be attended by the artist:
Saturday, September 24, 2011 5-7 pm
Taos Art Museum & Fechin House
227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos NM