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13 June 2013

Eileen Hull Launches "Picket Fence" Arts and Crafts Collection

Eileen Hull Launches "Picket Fence" Arts and Crafts Collection for Sizzix

Sizzix releases specialty product line for Big Shot die cutting machine.

The Sizzix ScoreBoards XL 3-D Canning Jars Die by Eileen Hull easily creates a charming keepsake that can be used to build containers or cut flat for papercrafting projects.

“One of my favorite things about the Sizzix Big Shot is how easy it is to operate — it's the first thing my six-year-old granddaughter wants to do when she comes to visit!" said Eileen Hull, Licensed Designer for Sizzix.

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (PRWEB) June 13, 2013

Now there’s more creative options than ever when creating with mat board and chipboard. The Picket Fence collection of die cutting and embossing products for Sizzix® and its Big Shot™ die cutting machine easily transform ordinary chipboard and mat board into stylish arts and crafts creations.

Among the exciting projects that can be easily customized with each crafter’s unique personality are charming albums, cards, invitations, party favors, décor, and cherished keepsakes with garden-inspired Bigz™, Sizzlits®, and ScoreBoards™ dies. Elegant Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders add classic garden textures to any craft project.

“My signature ScoreBoards dies cut and score thick materials like mat board and chipboard, using a technology unique to Sizzix,” said Hull. “One of my favorite things about the Sizzix Big Shot is how easy it is to operate — it's the first thing my six-year-old granddaughter wants to do when she comes to visit!"

Dimensional albums, birdhouses, canning jars and window boxes highlight Eileen’s Picket Fence collection. Stylish flowers, vines, plant markers, and seed packet envelopes add the perfect embellishing touch.

“ScoreBoards is a specialty line that lends itself to creating unique, country-inspired creations,” said Denzil Quick, Director of Product Development for Sizzix. “The heavy mat board or chipboard material makes sturdy boxes, books and heirloom pieces that can be assembled in minutes!”

The Picket Fence collection by Eileen Hull is now available in stores around the country, including local craft boutiques and major retail craft chains. For more information, visitSizzix.com.

About Eileen Hull

Eileen Hull is a designer, author and licensed artist whose work has been featured in books, magazines, shops and online. Her design style may be described as clean and sophisticated with a light touch of glitter. Her books, Matboard Magic and Foamboard Magic, were both released in 2008. Specializing in three-dimensional designs, Eileen's primary medium is mat board. Her latest endeavor has been developing an innovative line of dies for Sizzix. ScoreBoards dies are designed to cut and score mat board into boxes, folders and totes. Eileen enjoys working with recycled materials and "treasures" from thrift stores, or even better, those found on the curb! Sizzle

About Sizzix

Launched in 2001, Sizzix is a division of Ellison Educational Equipment Inc., the market pioneer and leader of die cutting machines and accessories. Through its portfolio of die cutting machines and die cutting products, Sizzix leverages Ellison’s 36 years of proven manufacturing and technology heritage to empower creativity among its customer base with new and innovative products. Sizzix is a recognized global brand that can be found in over 100 countries and in major and specialty retailers. For more information on Sizzix and its line of craft-inspiring products, please visit http://www.Sizzix.com/home.

Slave to Love

“Slave to Love,” An Exhibition of New Seductively Colored Reductive Geometric Paintings by Steven Alexander at David Richard Gallery In Santa Fe Slave to love

David Richard Gallery will present new reductive geometric paintings in a combination of seductive and neutral palettes by Steven Alexander. The exhibition, “Slave To Love,” will be presented June 21 through July 27, 2013 with an opening reception on Friday, June 28 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the gallery located on 544 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501, phone 505-983-9555 in the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District.

Steven Alexander, Poet II, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 72" x 60"

Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) June 12, 2013

David Richard Gallery will present new reductive geometric paintings in a combination of seductive and neutral palettes by Steven Alexander. The exhibition, “Slave To Love,” will be presented June 21 through July 27, 2013 with an opening reception on Friday, June 28 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the gallery located on 544 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501, phone 505-983-9555 in the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District.

At first glance Steven Alexander’s paintings seem to be straightforward, colorful and geometric. However, closer inspection reveals a multitude of polarities, between the masculine grid and sensual palette; smooth surfaces with textured edges; luminous colors next to soft powdery hues; the appearance of pure color from a distance and the richness and depth of many layers of color up close. These tensions engage and hold the viewer and allow one to go beyond just “seeing” the colors to actually “experiencing” the painting. The lush, sensuous hues in large and small blocks on canvas with the surprising depth of under-color transforms a classic formal element, the square, into an entirely new and fresh visual experience. Each block of color is created organically, painted layer by layer and color by color, which is why the oppositions that are presented work so well, because ultimately, everything is in balance, harmony is achieved in each composition.

Steven Alexander holds an MFA in painting from Columbia University, where he studied with Richard Pousette-Dart and Dore Ashton among others. His artwork has been presented in over 20 solo exhibitions and included in numerous group exhibitions in New York, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Baltimore, Miami, Florence, Italy and Takasaki, Japan among other cities. His work has been collected extensively throughout the US and abroad. Alexander’s awards include a studio residency at P.S.1 in Long Island City and a Belin Foundation grant for painting, as well as numerous commissions including major works for the Hines Building in New York City, the Liberty Mutual Building in Boston, and the MD Anderson Medical Center in Houston. Currently a Professor of Visual Arts at Marywood University, he has been Artist in Residence at Studio Art Centers International in Florence and Visiting Artist at Parsons School of Design in New York. He maintains a home and studio in the hills of eastern Pennsylvania.

David Richard Gallery specializes in post-war abstract art including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field, geometric and hard-edge painting, Op, Pop, Minimalism, Feminism and conceptualism in a variety of media. Featuring both historic and contemporary artwork, the gallery represents many established artists who were part of important art historical movements and tendencies that occurred during the 1950s through the 1980s on both the east and west coasts. The gallery also represents artist estates, emerging artists and offers secondary market works.

12 June 2013

Who Doesn't just LOVE Buffalo Bill?

New Buffalo Culture Collection Gallery Buffalo bill

Opens at Buffalo Bill Center of the West

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West's Plains Indian Museum announces the highly-anticipated opening of the Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Gallery on June 15, 2013. Dedicated to the display and interpretation of the Dyck Collection--long considered to be the most comprehensive privately-held assemblage of Plains Indian art and related materials documenting the lives and cultures of Native people of the Great Plains--the gallery places more than eighty objects on view.

Shield, Kiowa, Southern Plains, ca. 1825 – 1850. Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection. NA108.131
The works in this collection are powerful expressions by Plains Native artists of their cultural knowledge and understandings, values and traditions, and a spirituality that guides all aspects of life.

Cody, Wyoming (PRWEB) June 06, 2013

From the moment the collection entered the building, Buffalo Bill Center of the West personnel could hardly wait to share the Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection—now that day has finally come. The Dyck Collection goes on public view in its permanent exhibit space in the Center’s Plains Indian Museum on June 15.

From its acquisition in 2007, the Center’s Plains Indian Museum staff quickly set about the task of unpacking, recording, researching, and caring for these objects of the Native peoples of the Great Plains dating back to a period that artist Paul Dyck identified as the “Buffalo Culture” era, the late 1700s to pre-1890s. The new Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Gallery now provides a space dedicated solely to the collection’s display, and opens with more than eighty objects on view, many of them masterworks from the early 1880s.

Coinciding with the Center’s 32nd Annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow June 15 – 16, the new gallery explores the relationship between art, culture, and environment for Plains Indian peoples at a critical period in their history. With Powwow celebrating today’s Native culture, arts, and music, the weekend offers a unique opportunity to experience the Plains Indian heritage that has shaped—and continues to shape—the American West.

Plains Indian Museum Curator Emma Hansen says “The Dyck Collection has long been considered by art historians, ethnologists, and historians to be the most comprehensive privately-held assemblage of Plains Indian arts and related historical materials documenting the lives and cultures of Native people of the Great Plains.” The extraordinary collection, started by Dyck’s father in 1886, includes clothing, eagle feather bonnets, bear claw necklaces, buffalo hide tipis and tipi furnishings, shields, cradles, peace medals, moccasins, and more.

“In addition to their intrinsic artistry and creativity,” Hansen continues, “the works in this collection are powerful expressions by Plains Native artists of their cultural knowledge and understandings, values and traditions, biographical and historical experiences, and a spirituality that guides all aspects of life.” The objects on view in the gallery will be rotated periodically to show more from the expansive collection in the upcoming years.

Completion of the new gallery and plans for a future traveling exhibition were facilitated by grants received by the Center last year, including $10,000 from the Wyoming Humanities Council, $40,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and $28,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Grants also helped fund the initial processing of the collection after its 2007 acquisition. The Plains Indian Museum received $350,000 from the Save America’s Treasures program administered by the National Park Service. That award was used to fund research, cataloging, and conservation of the collection’s more than 2,000 artifacts. A small preview with a dozen objects was placed on exhibit in 2008, the first time any part of the collection had been on public view.

The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection was acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe. The Wyoming Humanities Council, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, and Deborah and Rusty Rokita supported the creation of the Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Gallery. Read more about the collections of the Plains Indian Museum by exploring the Plains Indian section of the Center's Web site.

Since 1917, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West has been committed to the greatness and growth of the American West, keeping western experiences alive. The Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, weaves the varied threads of the western experience—history and myth, art and Native culture, firearms, and the nature and science of Yellowstone—into the rich panorama that is the American West. The Center is open daily 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. For additional information, visit http://www.centerofthewest.org or the Center’s page on Facebook.

Images: These three objects are among the more than 80 on exhibit in the new gallery, opening June 15 in the Plains Indian Museum of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. Credit for all images: The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection was acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe. The Wyoming Humanities Council, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, and Deborah and Rusty Rokita supported the creation of the Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Gallery.

 

Who loves the works of Marc Chagall?

118 PARIS WINDOW CHAGALLMartin Lawrence Galleries Boston Celebrates Artists Marc Chagall and the Modern Day Romantics with a Champagne Reception and Presentation by Double Edge Theatre

Martin Lawrence Galleries announces a champagne reception unveiling major works by Modern Master Marc Chagall and several prominent contemporary Romantic artists. A Chagall inspired presentation will be made by the acclaimed Double Edge Theatre of Massachusetts.

I have always painted pictures where human love floods my colors. - Marc Chagall

Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) June 08, 2013

Martin Lawrence Galleries Boston is delighted to announce a special exhibition and champagne reception showcasing major works by Modern Master and Romantic artist Marc Chagall on June 15th, 2013 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. The event will also highlight major original and hand-signed graphic works by contemporary Romantic artists, Liudmila Kondakova, François Fressinier and Felix Mas, all of which are available for acquisition.

Artists from the acclaimed Double Edge Theatre of western Massachusetts will be on hand throughout the show and will present a segment based on their historical work, The Grand Parade, a theatrical presentation depicting major events from the 20th C inspired by Chagall’s visions of humanity at play, war and rest. The Grand Parade premiered in Washington D.C. in February 2013 and was followed by a Russian premiere in Moscow in March.

“Art lovers will not want to miss the opportunity to view and acquire from our collection of rare signed, color masterpieces by Marc Chagall from suites such as The Odyssey, Daphnis and Chloe and The Story of Exodus. And, to add to the excitement, we are thrilled to announce that we will unveil several new original works by Chagall, Kondakova, Fressinier and Mas at the event”, states Gallery Director, Hillary Holmes. Both the Director and seasoned gallery consultants will be on hand to speak about the connection between Chagall and HIS contemporaries as well as the themes of romance, beauty and color in their work. They are delighted to guide visitors in starting or adding to their art collections.

Founded in 1975, Martin Lawrence Galleries is dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of fine art. Specializing in original paintings, sculptures and limited edition graphics, the gallery is distinguished by works of art by Picasso, Chagall, Warhol, Mirò, Rembrandt, Murakami, Erté, Kondakova, Philippe Bertho, Robert Deyber, Doug Hoffman and Kerry Hallam among many others. They are committed to offering only the finest quality artwork while maintaining a high level of integrity to their clients.

Note:  Marc Chagall works as A3 Giclee Prints are also now available on ARt4GOOD Foundation's Auction:  Team ADELE for Amnesty International, right here, right now! 

 

Tennessee Artist Of The Month!

Tennessee Artist Michael Hughes Named ArtistBe.com’s June Artist of the Month

Artist Become (ArtistBe.com), the online community for creating, selling and buying artwork online where artists can create a profile and upload an unlimited quantity of artwork named Gallatin, Tennessee artist Micheal Hughes, its June 2013 Artist of the Month. Tenesee artist

This model had to be painted. The era was 30’s depression as the fashion and flapper dancers and models were one of the only uplifting images media gave the country. Throughout the 40’s as well and, even today their style has proven timeless.

(PRWEB) June 10, 2013

Artist Become (ArtistBe.com), the online community for creating, selling and buying artwork online where artists can create a profile and upload an unlimited quantity of artwork named Gallatin, Tennessee artist Micheal Hughes, its June 2013 Artist of the Month. After a long stint as a caricaturist at a Opryland, Hughes is now a full time artist and shows his works online and in Gallatin Furniture, in Gallatin, TN, and has been asked to show at Agora Gallery in New York City and the Tennessee Art League Gallery.

A self taught artist, who leans towards oil and enamel on canvas , Hughes has defined his unique style that shows in each work over his 20 years as an artist. Although he's grown to love painting the human and animal face and body, he keeps leaning back to modern abstract and elegant scenery. Hughes describes his work as versatile – from abstract to realism – by mixing oils, acrylics and enamels. Inspired by eye-hand coordination, and the attention and line quality, he has a drive to make something appear with just a #2 pencil. Starting in High School, he dove into pencil work by drawing his favorite sports and political figures. As the class clown, he also had an urge to illustrate many of his teachers while they weren’t looking. He drew so much he eventually earned the nickname “Sketch”.

Hughes has 43 works of art in his personal gallery on Artist Become. When asked to pick three of his favorites Hughes chose:

A GOLDEN TRAIL- 4x5ft. Oil/acrylic/enamel on canvas 
“This piece was an experimental work, at first. I wanted to practice depth by applying dark tones to the right then, as you walk to the light through the woods, I added satin white spray-paint to simulate the moon coming though. And, although this fictional and mysterious place is non-existent, you’ll wish you were there standing right in front of it. The golden trail is waiting for you to walk through it and I had a great time being there throughout the hours of creation. Well, one hour anyway. Sometimes the finest pieces come together faster than you can imagine them.”

KEITH URBAN - 4x5ft. Oil on canvas 
“I had a very good reason to paint this one. My son and I, when I only had him on weekends, would drive in my truck singing his chart-toppers and his B-side songs. Although my little boy was only six, he learned every word of all Keith’s songs just to sing'em with Dad. And, now that he lives with me fulltime, I gave him any pick of what to paint next and he chose it. His music brings back many fun times we had. “Somebody Like You”, “You’ll Think of Me” and “You’re My Better Half” especially. We still sing them! Keith is an amazing talent that reaches us all with each message and that versatility is very difficult to pull off in his genre.”

FLAPPER MODEL - 4x6ft. Oil on canvas 
“This model had to be painted. The era was 30’s depression as the fashion and flapper dancers and models were one of the only uplifting images media gave the country. Throughout the 40’s as well and, even today their style has proven timeless. The piece not only looks great with antique settings, it could also be displayed as a focal point in lobbies of the finest hotels.”

Hughes has an upcoming show in his native Nashville in September along with a few other artists and will feature his newest 50 piece collection in a 12,000 square ft. space with balconies, event lighting, and music throughout two stories. It will be a day and night long event that even includes the locally famed couture designer, Alain Patterson’s, newest collection. His fashion show will be, as always, elaborate and entertaining as ever. The runway will be enclosed by Hughes’ new works, many of which are 36”x80.”

Since its official launch in March 2011, Artist Become has been opening doors for emerging and established artists around the world. There is no cost to join and members can sell their art without commission fees. Artists receive royalties for every canvas reproduction sold. The online community focuses solely on original art and its growing amount of artist members. Artist Become is the latest venture by the popular online art gallery overstockArt.com, the go-to source on the web for purchasing art reproduction oil paintings. For more information, visithttp://www.ArtistBe.com. Hughes is one of more than 500 international artists featured on Artist Become.

For more information on Michael Hughes at https://www.artistbe.com/artist-profile/?profileId=1284

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