,It was such a delight to interview the Best in Show award winner from the Addison Art Guild's Fall 2022 Members' Show. I love painting and drawing of all kind, but it was so refreshing that the judge, Benjamin Calvert III, recognizes that alternative media can be art too. I am obviously not one to dismiss works made with traditional "craft" media as just craft and not art. Here, Margherita has created an original design, "The Teacher" and executed it with embroidery on linen. I am so happy that fiber art has come into its own.
I am working with two other artists on a collaborative art project for a show called Bits and Pieces produced by Side Street Studio Arts. Chris Palm is the first artist. He tends to sketch in a sketchbook most of the time. He has agreed to enlarge one of his drawings onto this large panel. I like his line work. I think we all agreed that his drawing would be a great first layer.
The other artist is Hallie Sanclemente Morrison. Her website is here: https://halliemorrison.myportfolio.com .
She is going to use her beautiful torn paper technique on the middle layer. She cut the 36x48" thrift store art panel that I found into this curvilinear shape, gessoed it and gave it to Chris. Chris did a couple of more layers of gesso, then started DRAWING.
I am super grateful and proud of Chris for working much larger than he is used to.
I am feeling a lot of suspense. I have no idea what direction Hallie is going to go! As soon as I get an inkling for what she is going to do, I have to sit on my hands. I will probably add beads on top, but, again, that depends on what the other two have done. I might paint. I might add found objects. No idea at this point.
I admire Dorothy Bury Shaw a lot. She is a truly gracious and deep person and her artwork reflects that.
It was such a pleasure working on Dorothy's solo show at the Addison Center for the Arts in October 2022. Visitors had a lot of the same questions about her work. Dorothy answers them for us here.
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