"Dreams and Vessels" Members' Exhibition
Our Holiday Show finished the year on an ethereal note filled with ideas to contemplate for the new year. "Dreams" and "vessels" aren't so different. They are both containers of sorts. Dreams hold clues and are vessels for contemplation or inspiration. Vessels may hold dreams and remembrances.
Complementary Contrast Exhibit
The work in this show is about the what is different and what is the same. The two artists create diverse forms through very different approaches, yet the works seem to formally complement each other's and start a conversation. The show is so named also for the binary elements in each of the individual artist's work.
"Colors of Winter", Oil on canvas, 38" x 38", by Judith Kniffin
At first glance, the theme relates to journeys (maps, topography) and distances. Though, this is for exploration. Some may choose to interpret this theme with regard to artistic barriers or road blocks that a small town may present (something that is preventing them from going further). It is a way to address and announce the limitations and/or frustrations in which the artist may find himself.
"Walkin' the Dog", Sayulita, Mexico, 2010, Photograph, 19" x 13", by Kelly Lee
This exhibition has a lot to say. Like the intrusive view the government has ordered at airports, the art for this exhibition may do the same. Literally, the theme may simply represent an x-ray of something. Though, one may also interpret this theme as something private being revealed or forced to be seen by another and lastly, as a way we must conform as our liberties are slowly being taken away.
"A Tree Spoke to Me" Archival pigmented inkjet print, 10" x 10", by Dawn Guild
As the title suggests, we are featuring graphic images or representations that are iconic, ubiquitous and/or universal, during any time period, within any culture--real or not. Should be interesting!
With the start of a new season of DownStreet Art 2010, the members of NAACO present a juried show featuring fine art and craft that is meant to "soar".
Some have interpreted this theme literally by creating objects that are representations of flying creatures while fine artists who work in two dimensions have chosen to represent something airborne, such as a baseball!
However, there are also those artists who viewed this theme as a challenge to take a new direction or step elsewhere, artistically.
"I circle your nest tonight", Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 10" by Anna Rowinski
"Time Gone By" watercolor by Tony Conner
Simplification is obvious but the artist may choose to go back to his/her beginnings, as an artist.
We all have arrived at our current art/state through a series of
progressive steps...perhaps, the work for this exhibition re-examines
where we came from, literally or figuratively.
A group exhibition which features a variety of artistic media depicting aspects of rain, cats and dogs. What else would you expect during this time of year?
"Shifting Perspectives" is a two-member exhibition featuring the work of papermaker, Cynthia Lewis and ceramic artist, Linda Siska. In an exhibit entitled, “Shifting Perspectives”, each artist delivers a body of new work that describes her current relationship with her respective medium.
The sweet and not-so-sweet juried art exhibition featuring fine art and fine craft created by its members and nonmember regional artists.
As the title of the exhibition suggests, a representational array of non-edible artistic delights and objects associated with serving dessert will adorn the gallery’s front hall exhibition space. Not all of the art has a literal interpretation of being something sweet, however, as "just desserts" can suggest something entirely different!
An exhibition of our continuing members' latest masterpieces and the introduction of our newest members to the public.
While "fresh paint" will fill the air with "just off the easel paintings", "hot pots" will emerge from the kiln with surprises in store for both artist and viewer and functional, turned wood makes its appearance to our pedestals for the first time.
This is the inaugural exhibition of the year that features the work of our members only and we welcome new member-artists: Sharon Carson, Robert Colantuono, Joe Comi, Tony Conner, Bill Guild, Lane Koster, Joel Rudnick and Diane Sullivan to our gallery.
"River Rocks" by Sharon Carson, oil on canvas, 30" x 24"
"Just a note to again say 'thanks so very much' for your assisting me in being able to purchase a Deb Pendell piece...when visiting the area again, I will make sure to stop by and hopefully support the Co-op once more."