Tuesday, September 21, 2010

October News

On October 1, my art is featured in a solo show at Art Charlotte Gallery, 205 W. Worthington Ave., Charlotte, NC, between 6 and 9 p.m. If you are in the neighborhood, I hope that you can join me there! Carnivale, pictured here, is included in this exhibit.
On October 9th, the Museum of Florida Art, 600 N. Woodland Ave., DeLand, FL (386.734.4371), hosts Art Attack: Florida Artists Give Back, between 5 and 7 p.m., an auction to benefit the Museum. Some Florida artists (including me!) have donated their art for this benefit. You can bid on-line now and prior to Oct. 9th or bid live at the Museum on that Saturday evening. Here's a link to MFA's website and this particular event:http://www.museumoffloridaart.org/auction/. While we're on the subject, I'll be teaching a workshop at MFA from 11/13-/14, 2010, Loosening Up With Mixed Media. The weekend workshop is for beginner, intermediate or experienced realistic artists who want to freshen up their art. Please follow this link for more information: http://museumoffloridaart.org/pdfs/education/zalisko.pdf, or call Pam Coffman, Curator of Education, at (386) 734-4371.

On October 8th, the Crealde School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park, FL is hosting The Art of Hope, featuring about 45 pieces of art that interpret and reflect the historic, social and global significance of the election of Barack Obama as the first African American U.S. President. Artists were encouraged to broadly interpret or confront the significance of this historic election and the idea and impact of hope as a spiritual, social, political and environmental force. Pieces were chosen by juror Bobby Scroggins to be on view at two Crealdé School of Art venues: The Jenkins Gallery on the main campus and the Visiting Exhibition Gallery at the Heritage Center, from Friday, October 8 to Monday, January 17. Best of Show, Second Place and Third Place awards will be given for professional and emerging adult artists, and six awards will be given to children and teens, as well as one purchase award for permanent installation at the Heritage Center.

The juror and curator for The Art of Hope is Bobby Scroggins, sculptor and Associate Professor of Art at the University of Kentucky and visiting instructor at Crealdé School of Art.

One of the three paintings juried into this exhibit is pictured here: Imminent Threat IV. This piece reflects upon the environmental and political implications of the Deepwater oil spill and this catastrophe.