I am preparing for a workshop I am leading with the Midwest Collage Society on May 1. I did this tutorial for any of the artists interested in how bead weaving works. I don't think I will play the whole thing, but now I have a tutorial, if anyone is interested.
We'll be talking about using beads and bead weaving as elements in collages and assemblages. I will also bring beads for them to string and use on 2nd-hand glassware for them to make little beaded votive holders just to give them a mini how-to on the process.
I'll give them tips on adhesives, different beadweaving techniques, needles, bead selection, and upcycling used items.
That reminds me. I need to put together a Powerpoint to guide us through these topics including samples of my work as they relate to collage/assemblage.
I finished Thwaites Glacier today. Now I'm looking for an image to put in the projector to make a stencil for an Arctic Sea Ice mosaic. I might start with the median ice edge in transparent beads and get more opaque white toward the middle.
While looking I found this article and rendering on CNN from 2019 for a proposed geoengineering design.
It's very scifi and I haven't seriously looked into it, nor do I have the knowledge to know whether it is viable. I'm sure any suggestion to implement something like this would spark heated debate.
One element of the design proposes using a reflective sand. I'd like to get a sample to check out.
Art 101: A Regional Juried ExhibitionCelebrating its 101st year, the Oak Park Art League (OPAL) proudly announces a regional call for art work with Art 101: A Regional Juried Exhibition. OPAL is looking for work that best demonstrates the artist's use of materials and mastery of skill in their chosen medium.
Artists are invited to submit up to 3 images that best represent their current artistic practice.
Submissions are open to artists over 18 years of age, living in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.
All mediums will be considered. (drawing, painting, mixed media, digital/new media, printmaking, photography, ceramics, fiber, glass, sculpture).
Size is limited to 48” in its largest dimension. All work should have been created in the past 3 years.
Juror: Sarah Cox, Manager of Collections and Exhibitions, Elmhurst Art Museum
Dates to Remember:
Call opens: March 18th, 2022
Submission deadline: Friday, July 15th, midnight
Email Notifications of Acceptance: August 1, 2022
Delivery of work: August 22-27, 2022
Exhibition dates: September 1-30, 2022
Opening Reception: September, 9th 7-9pm
Cost per submission: $40 for up to 3 pieces.
SUBMISSION VIA SUBMITTABLE ONLY - LINK
Accepted work should be shipped or dropped off to our Carriage House Gallery at 720 Chicago Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 and arrive between August 22nd and 27th.
OPAL reserves the right to reject work that is significantly different from the original submission.
All accepted work must remain on display through the duration of the exhibition.
Submission fee is $40 for up to three images of work. One additional image will be accepted for each 3-dimensional piece at no additional cost.
Works with frame hanging wire and D-rings preferred.
Submission fees are non-refundable.
Originally from Geneva, Illinois, Sarah Cox is the Manager of Collections and Exhibition at the Elmhurst Art Museum, in Elmhurst, Illinois. She works closely with artists, curators, and creative groups to create innovative exhibitions. She also manages the Mies van der Rohe design home, the McCormick House, located on the museum’s campus. Previously, Sarah was the Manager of Collections and Exhibitions at the Zanesville Museum of Art, in Zanesville, Ohio. She earned her BA in Studio Art and Art History from Illinois College and her MA in Art History and Theory from Northern Illinois University. Sarah has also interned at the Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, National Hellenic Museum, and the Geneva History Museum.
Name: Gallery Manager
Address: 720 Chicago Ave
Gary Schirmer art professor of College of DuPage, NIU and Aurora U awarded Oceanic Panopticon the Best in Show ribbon at Addison Artist Guild's 2022 Spring Members' Show today. I am grateful and honored for the recognition.
In other news, Enchanted Spring was accepted into the CAVA art show in Beverly that opens in a couple of weeks. Blackfoot glacier was accepted into Sculpture at the Kavanagh.
Julie Mars' current events, projects, & inspirations.