Judith Ely's contemporary paintings and abstract landscapes are currently being shown at Roy Wheeler Realty, 404 8th St, downtown Charlottesville entitled "Places You May Know". A reception will be held on March 2, 5:00-7:00PM.
Having trained in the art of calligraphy and watercolor, over the years, I’ve added oil and acrylic to my repertoire of skills. My goal is to continually learn and evolve
in technique and self discovery through the medium. Capturing the light and connecting with the viewer is always the aim.
For the month of February, and as a member of BozART Fine Art Collective, I will be exhibiting works in acrylic texture and calligraphy on canvas at Random Row Brewery on Preston Avenue in Charlottesville, VA.
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Members with solo shows:
Kelly Oakes exhibits her newest portraits at McGuffey Art Center the Sarah B Smith Gallery. A reception will be on First Friday, Feb 2, 5-7 pm. The artist talk is Feb 18th at 2 pm.
Caroll Mallin continues to have a show entitled "American Icons" at the Art Box, Crozet thru January 31.
Sara Gondwe continues to have shows on the 3rd floor of Sentara MJ Hospital until Feb 5th and in the Quiet Room at JMRL Northside Branch until Feb 14th. She will have a solo exhibit at the Waynesboro Library through February.
Members, Matalie Deane, Anne Hopper and Julia Kindred are in the Piedmont Pastelists Art Show at Sentara MJH through March.
The New City Arts Artists Exchange show! I was so happy to be included in the artist exchange this year. I created 16 pieces of similar art to be traded with 13 other artists. So now I own 13 pieces of new and original art and two of my pieces will be sold to help the gallery and Housing2Home. A show of each of the pieces from the exchange will be shown for two weeks at the Welcome Gallery from January 12 - 26, 2018. I hope you can come to the opening, Friday, January 12 from 5PM-7:30PM off the downtown mall in Charlottesville, VA.
Below is my exchange art when it was still together, now it is dispersed among the artists and gallery.
Looking forward to seeing you in 2018! –Carol Barber
I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT I HAVE A SHOW OF MY PAINTINGS UP AT NORTHSIDE LIBRARY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE WHICH I HOPE YOU WILL COME TO SEE. I HAVE MANY NEW PAINTINGS ALONG A NEW LINE OF ABSTRACT AND PRIMITIVE LANDSCAPES AS WELL AS SOME PURELY ABSTRACT WHICH ARE MEANT TO ALLOW YOU TO REACT WITH YOUR OWN THOUGHTS.
THE SHOW IS UP THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF DECEMBER. MY PRICES FOR THESE PAINTINGS ARE DISCOUNTED. IF YOU SHOULD BE INTERESTED IN ONE, PLEASE CONTACT ME. I AM STRIVING TO MAKE MY WORK AVAILABLE TO PEOPLE FOR A MINIMAL COST. IT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO ME TO SHARE WHAT I AM DOING!
Carol Barber has been working as a visual artist for twenty-five years, first as an illustrator and graphic designer and now as an educator and exhibiting artist. She received a B.F.A. from James Madison University in 1992 and a M.F.A. from Radford University in 2000. Winning awards throughout her career, she won an Award of Excellence from the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild Annual Exhibition in 2015. Currently, Carol teaches art classes at The Arts Center in Orange and is a member of BozArt Fine Art Collective in Charlottesville. Her studio is located in a quiet spot in Barboursville, VA surrounded by land in a conservation easement.
My artwork develops from a process of manipulating materials in my studio. When I began painting on paper and cutting the paper for collage everything changed. I fell in love with the shapes, colors and compositions that emerged. All the inspiration I needed for my journey into abstraction was on my studio floor. Now my work expresses the balance of chaos and control in both my mind and materials. Compositions of shape and color emerge by reacting to initial gesture lines or swashes of paint on my substrate. I cut or find a scrap of paper or canvas that interacts with the line. Then I compose with other shapes by placing close attention to the negative space between shapes and how one edge of a shape leads to another through the space.
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Hello, I am Carol Barber the featured artist for December. I am a Mom to a 12 and 17 year old, work as a teaching assistant in a public school kindergarten, attend classes to work towards a teaching certificate to teach art in the schools and I teach at the Arts Center in Orange. So I am busy, just like you. Creating works on paper take a perfect amount of time for me to fit into my schedule. And I love creating them! However, they do start to accumulate over the course of a year. I hope you can join me this Saturday, December 2, as I bring them all out to the Arts Center in Orange for a pop-up shop. If you know anyone interested in contemporary art or needs a little bit of color at an affordable price please send them my way. Thank you!
Primitive landscapes are a beautiful way of sharing the world through art. And for me of late, they have been a fun way to combine my enjoyment of painting abstractly with painting landscapes. It was a surprise to me that when I viewed a movie memoir about a primitive landscape artist in the early 1900's that I became so intrigued by what she was doing. Her work, though realistic, was sharing her world with joy. That appealed to me greatly. I wanted to try melding it with abstraction.
I followed the first painting with the second,a few weeks ago. It is a 12x12 which includes some collage along with acrylic paint.
I am working on gathering my thoughts to write down as to what makes a primitive painting really work. If I decide to continue in this direction of painting I want to become more intentional about how the paintings are developed. The images here are incomplete works which I am hoping will help me put my ideas together. Hopefully, they will be completed in the month to come. I'll keep you posted.