Mixed Media Artist

33nd Annual National Collage Exhibit

My work, "Aftermath" was accepted to show at the Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights, Illinois, September 27 - October 28.

The opening reception is September 29, 6-9pm. The exhibit can also be viewed online at www.nationalcollage.com.

There were 376 entries from 39 states and 7 countries with 67 works accepted by the jury. The jurors were David Alix, Tucson, Arizona; Laura Lein Spenser, Chicago, Illinois; Cory Peeke, LaGrande, Oklahoma.

 

Spark Gallery Supporting Members’ Exhibition - 2017

Spark Gallery Members Exhibition 2017

Click the picture above to see a larger rendition of the Sparks Gallery invitation.

The Exhibition will be held from June 22st to July 16th, 2017. The Artist’s Reception is June 23rd, 6-9 pm

 

Urban Collage and the Collage City

Two works are accepted to the Feral Factory's "Urban Collage and the Collage City" exhibition.

The work "Le Bataclan-Paris" and "Urban Landscape" will be exhibited in the River North Arts District (RiNo) in Denver.

Jurors included Tracy Weil, Louis Mortarano, and Marta Weidmann.

Exhibit dates are April 1 to June 26, 2017.

 

Arbitrary Color

My work is accepted in the Foundry Art Centre's Arbitrary Color Exhibition in St. Charles, Missouri.

Albert Youshien Kuo, the juror, selected from 288 works submitted. Fifty-one pieces, by 37 artists in 22 states and Washington DC were chosen.

The opening reception is January 19th, 2017. The show closes March 3rd.

 

Parallel Cultures

My work was accepted into the Parallel Cultures Exhibition at the University of Texas at Tyler. The Juror is James R. Pace.

The exhibition will be from August 15 to October 6th, 2016. A reception will be held on September 8th.

Poster

 

Secret Worlds

I was awarded 3rd Place for my work “Trace” in the Rocky Mountain Collage Society Biennial Exhibit at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts.

Liz Ferrill, the Painting Director at Anderson Ranch Arts Center selected the award winners.

The exhibit runs from May 18th to June 25th.

 

Cut It Out

I was fortunate enough to be one of the 49 pieces out of 728 entries for the “Cut It Out” exhibition at the Gallery One Visual Arts Center in Ellensburg, Washington. My collage, “Pieces of Me” was accepted.

The show was juried by Deborah Faye Lawrence and ran from March 4-26, 2016.

View the online catalogue at http://www.gallery-one.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cut-it-out-catalog.pdf. My work is on pp.32-33.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art of the State

My collage, “Fractured” was accepted into the “Art of the State 2016” exhibit at the Arvada Art Center, Arvada, Colorado.

The jurors, Michael Chavez, Gwen Chanzit, and Collin Parson, reviewed 511 artist applications with 1,434 works submitted. They selected 148 artworks by 123 artists.

The exhibit runs from January 21st to March 27th, 2016. The opening reception is 6-9pm, January 21st.

There is a review of the exhibit in Westword.

 

 

 

 

 

"Tear, Cut & Paste" in the Art Gym

My collage, “As the Sky Turns” was accepted into the “Art of the Collage: Tear, Cut & Paste ” exhibit at the Art Gym, Denver, Colorado.

My work is poster paper torn from kiosks in my native France to create abstract collages evoking signage from the past and the shift towards digital advertisement in European cities.

Other artists in the exhibition were: Michael Gadlin, Cynthia Joye, Sandra Kaplan, Michael Gadlin, Suchitra Mattai, Janice McDonald, and Peter Yumi.

Michael Gadlin uses his time as an artist-in-residence in France to create collages that, upon closer inspection, are revealed as portraits. Cynthia Joye uses vintage imagery from magazines to create surreal and nostalgic collages. Sandra Kaplan finds unexpected treasures for her collages in wrapping paper, packaging, or things she finds while walking her dog. Suchitra Mattai uses fragments from National Geographic and other mixed media to transform gardens from peaceful havens into inhospitable wildernesses. Janice McDonald makes elegant abstract art collages with papers collected from her daily life and wanderings. Peter Yumi is inspired by Brazilian music to create graffiti-like collages.

Each artist creates in a unique way, pushing our concept of collage.

Part of the exhibition was interactive, inviting visitors to create their own collages. Several workshops and demonstrations were held where the artists explained their work and their process.

The show ran from January 7th - February 14th, 2016. The reception was January 7th.

 

"Ransom"

Boris Bally, a metals artist from Rhode Island, created a series of one hundred brooches out of humanufactured® recycled aluminum traffic signs. Each brooch was sold for $50 with the stipulation that the purchaser would take a selfie wearing the brooch and send it back to Boris.

All proceeds were donated to the Society of North American Goldsmiths. The pictures were compiled into a promotional "quilt" display for ads in the SNAG magazine.

I've circled my contribution on the picture below. (It's a large picture -- click to expand it.)

 

"Contemporary Colorado"

Two of my works were in the "Contemporary Colorado" show at the Curfman Gallery at Colorado State University. Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, juried the show.

There were 800 entries from 200 artists. The juror selected 55 pieces from 35 artists.

The show opened October 16, 2014 and closed on December 12, 2014.

 

"Vivid Conversations"

For this exhibit, I coordinated ten northern Colorado artists in a show that also included my work.

The Exhibit, at the Community Creative Center in Fort Collins, ran from November 5 to 16, 2014.

Poster

 

"Greater Than The Sum"

This annual, juried exhibit by the National Collage Society is being held at the Metro State University Center for the Visual Arts in Denver. It began November 20, 2014 and will run to January 24, 2015

I was selected to coordinate the jury panel and was invited to submit one collage piece to the show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residency

I completed a 2-week residency at Brush Creek Art Foundation near Saratoga, Wyoming during September, 2013.

Art Consulting

In August, 2014, I was part of the Grants Review Panel for Colorado Creative Industries grants held in Loveland, Colorado.

I was part of the Jury Panel for the 2014 Colorado Governor's Art Exhibit and Sale, Loveland Museum, Loveland, Colorado.

In May I travelled to Lexington, Kentucky at the end of May to be a panelist for the “2014 Al Smith Fellowship in Visual Arts” for the Kentucky Arts Council.

In March, 2012 I was one of five panelists who reviewed applications for the Crested Butte Arts Festival, the Telluride Festival of the Arts, and the Vail Arts Festival. We met in Denver and took a day and a half to review all the applicants.

In June, 2012, the Cody Art League invited me to judge their annual art show in Cody, Wyoming. The show included all media and professional and amateur categories. The awards I selected were given at a reception where the youngest award winner was six years old and the oldest was ninety-four.

In January, 2012, the Art Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska held its Annual Art Exhibit for which I was the juror. 39 pieces were selected from over 70 submissions. The exhibit showed a wide variety of mediums and interpretations by artists in the Scottsbluff area and beyond.