Moving day!

July 20th, 2012 Sus Posted in Journal | Comments Off

I have reorganized my site. I’ll be leaving oranje in place, as an archive. But my new home has been moved.

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Fresh from the studio

April 29th, 2012 Sus Posted in Journal, Studio | Comments Off

I just got back from the studio. It’s been a terribly long time since I posted any new work. Not that I haven’t been working, just not finishing. This series of paintings take a bit longer than what I was doing. Here’s the one I completed today –

Oil on canvas, 30" x 24"

Oil on canvas, 30" x 24"

Even though the collages are considerably smaller, they take multiple sessions over several days to complete. Which is why even these more experimental works are taking longer to get out of the hopper.

Mixed on panel. 10" x 8"

Mixed on panel. 10" x 8"

Mixed on panel. 11" x 14"

Mixed on panel. 11" x 14"

Mixed on panel. 8" x 10"

Mixed on panel. 8" x 10"

Mixed on panel. 8" x 10"

Mixed on panel. 8" x 10"

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Charles Caldemeyer: Structures

April 11th, 2012 Sus Posted in Bloomfield, BoxHeart, Commentary | Comments Off

Charles Caldemeyer: Hot and Cold (Encaustic, Oil, Watercolor, Ink, & Charcoal on Panel)

Box Heart is hosting a brunch event this Sunday for artist Charles Caldemeyer. It might be worth your while to take an opportunity to drop by and discuss this work with the artist. From Box Heart’s site:

Caldemeyer’s exhibition, “Structures,” has grown out of his interest in the power of imagery to state a personal inner reality in public terms, and to summarize different levels of experience with a pictorial symbolic language. Each painting is arranged in four horizontal panels oriented in opposite directions around a central axis to suggest different levels of cognition and a sense of history and/or archaeology. The inhabitants of the “structures” are quotations from history and art history, as well as Caldemeyer’s own invented figures. Read more

I hate to just leave it at this; the exhibit deserves greater scrutiny than what I am offering here. I am interested in seeing this show, and will be making my way to the gallery sometime over the next couple days. The work is highly detailed, and beautifully produced. I am most interested in the blend of materials since it sounds like a challenging mix.

Brunch @ Box Heart
with Artist Charles Caldemeyer
Sunday, April 15th: 1-3pm
Free and open to the public.

Charles Caldemeyer: Structures
April 3-28, 2012
Box Heart
4523 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412.687.8858
Gallery Hours:
Tuesdays: 11am – 6pm
Wednesdays – Saturdays: 10am – 6pm
Sundays: 1-5pm
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Fresh from the studio

March 24th, 2012 Sus Posted in Journal, Studio | Comments Off

Mixed medium, 14" x 11"

Mixed medium, 14" x 11"

Oil on panel, 5" x 7"

Oil on panel, 5" x 7"

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Fresh from the studio

March 14th, 2012 Sus Posted in Journal, Studio | Comments Off

Oil on canvas, 30" x 24"

Oil on canvas, 30" x 24"

So, there you go.

It’s been a really hectic month. I don’t usually post in her about this, but Mum has been having some serious issues with her health this last month. Frankly, Athlete’s foot would set her back at this point (slight exaggeration, dear reader)

Mum has been admitted to the hospital three times in the last few weeks. It’s been harrowing. I haven’t been able to spend much time in the studio lately, but today I just had to put some time in. It was a relief to not only pick up a paint brush but to be able to actually finish a work today.

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Studio fresh

February 20th, 2012 Sus Posted in Journal, Studio | Comments Off

Mixed on panel, 10" x 8"

Mixed on panel, 10" x 8"

 

Oil on wood, 5" x 3"

Oil on wood, 5" x 3"

 

Oil on wood, 3" x 4"

Oil on wood, 3" x 4"

 

Just a fun little afternoon at the studio. Wishing for more time right now.

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Studio fresh

February 7th, 2012 Sus Posted in Journal, Studio | Comments Off

Mixed on panel, 14" x 11"

Mixed on panel, 14" x 11"

Mixed on panel, 12" x 12"

Mixed on panel, 12" x 12"

More studio play time. I did start a canvas today, and I have another prepped.

 

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Studio fresh

February 6th, 2012 Sus Posted in Journal, Studio | Comments Off

Mixed on panel, 8" x 10"

Mixed on panel, 8" x 10"

It was another play day in the studio. I love doing these small works, very restful.

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Call for artists

February 6th, 2012 Sus Posted in Call for artists | Comments Off

The Underground Gallery At The Art Center Of the Associated Artists Of Butler County
Call for Artists
The Human Form Show
March 2 to March 23

What Do We Want for The Human Form Show?

This showcases the beauty of the human body. The artistic expression the human body has been an artistic subject throughout history. The artist is encouraged to feature the human body in a meaningful and thoughtful way.

This is an all media show.

The Human Form Show Rules
Deadline for entry forms & fees is Friday, February 24. It is important to have the information in time to enter the program book and for any press releases.

Cost of entry is $10 for the first piece, each successive piece is $5. Each artist may enter up to 12 pieces of artwork. There is an Early Bird Special! Anyone who turn in their entry forms & fees before February 24, 2012 will receive one entry fee waived; two entries required.

The Human Form Show is an all media show.

All artwork must be original!

Artwork of a “mature nature” must be noted. The Underground Gallery may feature mature subject matter, professionalism is to be expected. Nudes are allowed, but we reserve the right to refuse any inappropriate artwork.

The Human Form Show starts March 2 and ends March 23.

Opening night is March 20, at The Art Center. Artists are encouraged to attend the opening night, as prizes and awards are given out.

Please Read: {Important}

All work must be labeled with your name, address, telephone number, email address, title, price & medium. All work must remain on display until the end of the show.

All work must be ready for show. All 2d artwork must be ready to hang with wire or firmly fixed saw tooth hangers All 3d artwork, must sit securely.

Deliver artwork: Any time up to Saturday, February 25, 2012.
Other times can be arranged, but call the Contact Numbers First!

Pickup artwork: March 24, 2012, the Saturday after the end of the show. Unless prior arrangements are made, work not picked up after a month can be charged a $5 fee per week for storage {unless other arrangements are made}. The Art Center practices professional care when handling submitted artwork; but we do not assume responsibility or liability for any artwork including but not limited to accidents, damaged work, or forces of nature.

The Art Center will retain a 20% commission on the sale of member work & 30% commission on the sale of non-member work. (Membership is $40/year please call 724-283-6922 for a membership application).

Each artist is responsible for the shipping & handling of their own work. Judge’s prizes & awards will be announced to winners on Opening Night March 2, 2012 in The Underground Ground. Generally the awards are given are Best in Show, First, Second, Third, and Honorable Mentioned as needed. Prizes will awarded dependent on the number of entries received.

For More Information Contact Us At:
The Art Center of A.A.B.C.
P.O. Box 245, Butler, PA 16003-0245

Gallery 724-283-6922
Bands, Music 724-991-5068
Art 724-602-8911
E-mail: art24aws@yahoo.com

P.O. Box 245
Butler, PA 16003-0245
724 283 6922

The Underground Gallery
Email: art24aws@yahoo.com

http://www.butlerartcenter.net/

The Associated Artists of Butler County Art Center is Located Across the street from the Post Office 344 South Main Street Downtown Butler

Gallery Hours

Wednesday 12 pm 6 pm
Thursday 12 pm 6 pm
Friday 12 pm 9 pm
Saturday 12 pm 4 pm

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New works

February 4th, 2012 Sus Posted in Journal, Studio | Comments Off

oil on panel. 10" x 8"

Oil on panel. 10" x 8"

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