Posts Tagged ‘arts’

AVA Show

May 11, 2012

Last Friday night the Association for the Visual Arts (AVA) opened their new show called “Micro-Analysis: A Small Works Exhibition”.

It was a juried show, and since I had several small pieces (the size restriction was no larger than 12 inches), I decided to submit three images.

This is the one that got in!

Loss of Self, mixed media on canvas, 12 x 12”

The show will be up until June 16th, so if you are in the Chattanooga area, please stop by and take a look!

The title, Loss of Self refers to those moments of spiritual rapture when your human identity is lost and your spiritual identity is found.

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The Next Chapter

May 9, 2012

Well, let’s see…since I last blogged, I have moved to Chattanooga, started working at another gallery, and became engaged!

Outside the Ellington Agricultural Center – by Cali Ashton Photography

Life is moving really fast for me right now, but so is my artwork.

I have started doing mixed media pieces – in an attempt to broaden my portfolio and to go through some ideas more quickly.  Another change – all the new mixed media pieces are SQUARES.  I have worked with the square format before, but it has been a long time.  I am so used to the compositions required of circular canvases that I have had to relearn some elements about the square composition.

Cloud, mixed media on canvas, 20 x 20”

In addition to the many life changes, I feel that my artwork is going through a stylistic change as well.  Creating the mixed media pieces has allowed me the freedom and experimentation to transition to the next phase.

The piece above, Cloud, was an important piece for me to get through.  I have so much swirling around in my own head right now – wedding plans, family, Murphy (the dog), more wedding plans, friends having babies and adopting, living in a new city, taking time to hear from God, working at the gallery, building my relationship with my future husband, more wedding plans…you get the picture.  I could do a whole series of “Clouds”…maybe I will just do that…

I am excited for this next phase in life – new website, renewed blog, new art series, and new husband!

Check back often – I am going to be better at updating.