Thursday, November 1, 2012

Past and Upcoming Presentations

November 6th:

Maria Janina Rizzo will give a presentation on "Marketing Your Art, and Marketing Resources
for CNY Artists" 
Maria was born in Bologna, Italy in 1987 and has been working as a professional artist since 2010.
She recently participated in the NY Foundation for the Arts Mark Bootcamp, which offered a unique opportunity for individuals to focus on the professional and business side of their creative practice.
Maria Rizzo's paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout New York State and abroad, including the Red House Gallery in Syracuse, the Frederic Remington Museum in Ogdensburg and the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Lissone in Italy.
Maria Rizzo's recent paintings are a tribute to trees. To create these "Totems of Life" she uses her memory of nature as a reference and intuition as her guide. The painting process is her journey to find beauty and balance among texture, color, and form.
Tree Totem 18, acrylic by Maria Rizzo

Tree Totem 20, acrylic by Maria Rizzo

Tree Totem 21, acrylic by Maria Rizzo

 October Presentation:
 Mary Ann Brigandi gave an informative presentation on framing

Mary Ann commenting on a member's framed artwork

Workshop with Elizabeth Apgar-Smith: 
 Eighteen OAG members and guests participated in a successful workshop with Elizabeth Apgar Smith in mid- September. Students sketched and painted at sites along the Seneca River on all 3 days. They participated in International Paint-Out Day on Saturday.  

Elizabeth Apgar-Smith explaining her approach which applies to any medium.

1.a comprehensive drawing to collect data.   2.a value sketch.  3. a color sketch

Seneca River, watercolor by Judy Hand

September presentation:
 Beth Sotherden  demonstrated her Approach to Abstraction
Beth explaining that each step she takes points her on what direction to go next.

One of Beth's acrylic abstractions

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