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Bren Sibilsky is busy sculpting in her studio and preparing her work for two great exhibitions that will begin this summer: The Miller Art Museum “Wildlife Biennial” and The Hardy Center for the Arts Invitational. Bren served as a Special Recognition Award presenter on the Manhattan Arts International “HERStory 2017” panel of jurors. She was also recently featured in an article in the Green Bay Press Gazette.
Frantisek Strouhal, an artist well known for his powerful expressions about the human body and spirit, was awarded Signature Member Status by the Federation of Canadian Artists’ Board of Governors (BOG). This status stands for a high level of excellence achieved by the individual artists.
In Vancouver, The FCA held during the month of March a show called “SUCCESS” featuring the new Signature members. Frantisek exhibited three artworks from his portfolio “Art Embracing Awareness”.
As always, Mary Lou Dauray has many projects underway. She is exhibiting at the Waterfront Gallery in Apalachicola, Florida where she won an award. She was recently interviewed by Sally Deskins on the Les Femmes Folles website. Her watercolor painting “After the Ice Melts” was selected among more than 1,000 entries for the Manhattan Arts International “HERStory 2017” exhibition.
Mary Lou has plans to create an illustrated book depicting her artwork that reflects her concerns about climate change. Sales of the book may go to help the people in Appalachia.
Victoria Pendragon’s painting, “Proof”, will be displayed as a part of the juried exhibition, Hands, opening on May 19th at Charis Gallery, located at the United Methodist Church Welcome Center, in Roswell, GA. “Proof” is a depiction of Victoria’s hands, crippled by scleroderma, the only remnant of a disease that, by all rights, should have taken her life.
Ronald Story participated in the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery’s 7th Annual “Landscapes” Art Competition 2017, and received a Special Merit Award. His outstanding painting “La Promesse”, acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 48″, was chosen from 658 entries from 19 different countries and from 32 different states in the U.S.
Teri Leigh Teed’s fine art photograph “Blue Ridge Parkway, Autumn View Waterrock Knob”, shown above, is featured in the inaugural NC Artists Count exhibition through July 31, 2017 at the North Carolina Welcome Center north of Asheville, NC. Designed to highlight the rich visual contributions made by area artists, Teed’s artwork is among the 15 artists selected to represent the region.
For the month of August 2017, her fine art photography will be part of an exhibition at Gallery One in Sylva featuring the artists from Jackson County represented in the NC Artists Count exhibition.
One of her photographs was recently selected for SCIWAY’s South Carolina Picture of the Week by the South Carolina Picture Project http://www.sciway.net/
Alan M. Richards’ photographic work of art “The Swimmer” was chosen for one of two Awards of Excellence at the Art League of Long Island’s “Essential Water” exhibition.
Nancy Reyner has a new video out that presents highlights from her latest book, Create Perfect Paintings. The video includes best ways to bring attention to your painting, extend its viewing time and heighten the viewing experience. The 28 minute video is on her Youtube channel.
Keith Morant exhibits his art worldwide. He has a very large exhibition (over 200 works) coming up at a Buddhist temple — Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery, Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand. The show, titled “Ringing True”, will run for three months and may become a traveling exhibition. The large body of work is based on the artist’s circle motif series.
Charlotte Shroyer’s monotype “Memories of Time Past”, reminiscent of her love for archaeology, was juried into the “Self Portrait” exhibition at Encore Gallery of the TCA, Taos, NM.
Yvonne Welman was selected as one of the th 30 finalists in the The Artbox.project Basel 1.0, a juried contest that is part of the Art Basel Art Week, June 14- 18, 2017, in Switzerland. One of her paintings will be part of the show on the Euroairport platform next to the sculpture ” Luminator” of Jean Tinguely. The votes of the public during the exhibition will decide the winning artist. Yvonne was also chosen by Carolyn Edlund from Artsy Shark to be a featured artist.