Elizabeth Bauman Newsletter January 2011, Volume 14
'Emmalou bound by nature'
Greetings! If you have visited my blog recently you will have already read about the upcoming 100 Artists Show at the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery. This is an annual show and this year ceramic artists (and a few non-ceramic artists like yours truly) were invited to create plates for the show. My submission is to the left. I really did make a plate and got to work with some polymer clay to do it. I have been wanted to try out some little sculptural pieces for awhile so it was fun to try working with that clay.
Here is a bit more about the show: Show Date: Tuesday, February 1st – Saturday, February 26th, 2011 Opening reception: First Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 5-7pm.
For the 9th consecutive year, during the month of February, the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery will be presenting their annual 100 Artists Show, benefiting CERF (Craft Emergency Relief Fund). The theme of this year’s show is “Plate it Up”. The exhibit will open on Tuesday, February 1st at 12:00 pm Pacific Time. The public will be invited to bid on their favorite artwork via a silent auction that will run through Friday, February 25th at 5:00 pm Pacific Time. Beginning bids are $25.00 with minimum increments of $5.00. The entire show will be posted online at www.zeekgallery.com. Bids can be made in person at the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery or by calling 503-581-3229.
The gallery has been going through a renovation this month and I've been lucky enough to stop in a few times and see not only the amazing changes there but also some of the plates sent in for the show. It is going to be huge and if you live in the area try to stop in. If you don't, I believe all the plates will be up on their website soon and there are some really amazing ones to see.
I have started up a new batch of little portraits and here are the first ones. This group should be available in a couple of weeks. Many more to come in the next month or so.
'Donald', Oil and acrylic on 5x7 inch wood panel.
'Dorothea' Oil and acrylic on 6x6 inch canvas.
'Susan knows', Oil and acrylic on 3x5 inch wood panel.
'Iena', Oil and acrylic on 6x6 inch canvas.
These last two paintings I had some fun with. In the first painting, I used some thick acrylic mediums to surround the woman and the egg and really built it up thick. Then, the insets are finished with oil paint. In the last painting, I was in the mood for not painting a person so I looked around my house for something different and ended up with a doll and a ceramic French bulldog. Still ended up painting a person, really, but at least it gave me a little variation I suppose.
'She put all her eggs in one basket', Oil and acrylic on 8x10 inch panel.
'More than she might seem', Oil and acrylic on 6x8 inch panel.
That is it for now. I will have some news next month about an invitational group show in March plus some paintings I can't wait to share. Until then!