Come meet celebrity artists including Sara Gondwe!!
Sara Gondwe is a self-taught, award-winning abstract artist in Charlottesville, VA. Using an unusual technique, she chips bits of crayon onto canvas or wood. Taking an iron, she melts the crayons using the side, tip and bottom of an iron.
The result is brilliant colors and unique designs.
The painting is then augmented with acrylic paint using the tip of the tube, often outlining with metallic colors.
Themes include, Healing Trees, Meditation, Serenity and Nature. A Zebra Tree series shows trees jogging, dancing, laughing or stretching in an African sunset.
Numerous awards include Best in Show at the Fluvanna county Art Association in Palmyra, first place at local fairs, including the VA State Fair. At the 2019 National juried exhibits she received two Honorable Mentions at the Fredericksburg Art Center and Purchase Award at the Spitzer Art
center in Harrisonburg.
Below: Floral Fantasy
30”x24” Crayons, iron, Acrylics
Come meet Julia Kindred at the celebration in October!!
Julia Kindred an oil landscape artist who stops to make a sketch, take a picture or just take in the beauty. She begins her paintings by blocking in larger shapes then adds details, adjusting lights & darks, line and color. She tries to emphasize the object that inspired her. The Hay Bales – was the contrast between the tree line and farmland. In Midday Sky – it was the clouds.
More Member Shows...
Amy Shawley Paquette lectures and demonstrates Golden Paints January 18th; 1:30pm-3:30pm, and Williamsburg Paints January 18th 10:00am-12:00 Both are Free but pre-registration is required: http://bssschool.org/class/golden-paints-mixed-media-lecture-demonstration-2/ Location: Beverly Street Studio School, 217 W. Beverly St, Staunton, VA
Anne D. Hopper has art in the Piedmont Pastelists Exhibit at UVA Medical Center, main lobby, 1215 Lee Street, Charlottesville. A reception to meet the artists is free, open to the public on Fri, Jan 10th 3:00-5:00. Parking validated.
Joan Dreicer has art in two group shows: The Center (formerly the Senior Center), 491 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville and The Piedmont Pastelist show at UVA Medical Center, 1215 Lee Street, Charlottesville in the main lobby. Reception open to the public, Fri, Jan 10th 3:30-5:30. Parking validated.
Julia Kindred has her art on display on two hallways at Sentara MJ Hospital, 500 Martha Jefferson Drive, Charlottesville. Take elevator to the 2nd floor, hallway on right (toward the lab) or turn left off elevator then turn right to view her art on hallway toward cancer center. Show is up until morning of Feb 10th.
Julia Lesnichy teaches pastel painting techniques at Shenandoah Valley Art Center. $45/for class. To register: http://www.svacart.com/adult-classes-1
Juliette Swenson has an exhibit at Hess Financial, 380 East Market, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. A reception to meet the artist will be on Fri, Jan 3rd beginning at 5pm.
Matalie Deane has art in the Piedmont Pastelist UVA Medical Center Exhibit, 1215 Lee St, Charlottesville. A reception is on Fri, Jan 10th, 3:00-5:00. Free and open to the public, parking validated.
Randy Baskerville has artwork in The Center Invitational Show, 491 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville.
Sara Gondwe has a show at the Larkin Arts, 61 Court Square, Harrisonburg, in the Spitzer Art Center room. Opening reception First Friday, Jan 3rd.
Terry M Coffey has art in The Center's (formerly the Senior Center) Invitational group show, 491 Hillsdale Dr, Charlottesville.
Summit Square art exhibit featuring Juliette Sweneson's watercolors, Gail Hailes's photography, Shirley Paul's and Terry Coffey's mixed media. Located at 501 Oak Ave, Waynesboro, VA 22980. The artwork is on the second floor, turn left off elevator to end of hall - turn right. Oct 1 - Nov 30. Contact artists directly for sales. Above paintings L to R: Horses by Juliette Swenson, Calligraphy painting by Terry Coffey
Piedmont Place hosts BozART members: Andy Stafford, a photographer; Brita Lineburger a graphite artist; Carol Barber acrylic abstrast artist; Craig Lineburger, a photographer; Joan Dreicer oil and pastel painter and Randy Baskerville's oil landscapes. Located at 2025 Library Ave, Crozet, VA 22932. The artwork is on the second floor hallway. Oct 1 - Nov 30. Contact Over the Bookstore for sales (end of hall). Artwork below: the abstract is by Carol Barber and the photo is by Andy Stafford.
Matalie Deane - Artist in the Spotlight
Matalie Deane states: "Painting is a journey over time. My life, passion, and feelings build my creative process. Each path leads in different directions, which explains why I express myself in various media. Perhaps my A.D.D. allowed me to conquer various artistic styles. I find styles are like writing with different pens. Some are fine point and detailed while others are bold and loose.
Presently I work in acrylics that allow me to work fast and adjust my process as needed. I love patterns and texture and you will see a great deal of this in my recent work."
During October her artwork can be found in Charlottesville at: Random Row Brewery on Preston Ave, Hot Cakes at Barracks Rd Shopping Center, in Staunton at the Blackburn Inn, Greenville Ave.
Julia Kindred has oil landscapes (two above) at Vitae Spirits Distillery, 715 Henry Ave, Charlottesville. Her paintings will be displayed Oct 2 - Oct 30. In Vitae's gift shop, small oil paintings and hand painted silk scarves will also be for sale. Hours are Wed - Fri 2-9, Sat 10-9, Sun 2-6.
Terry’s been working in watercolor and calligraphy again after a foray into oils and acrylic. She is not giving up on the oils, just following some inclinations to get back to some detail work.
Current solo show at New Dominion Bookshop running through September!
Terry also has three entries in the Teeny Trifecta Two exhibit at 2nd Street Gallery, also through September.
Post #1: Painting Process
Hello! I'm thrilled to be a recent Bozart member and look forward to sharing more about my work this month here on Facebook! For my first post in this series, I want to share more about my painting process.
I love working in layers - applying a textured ground, drawing an image, then adding and subtracting color to create a sense of atmosphere around the subject I am painting. My time as an educator for Golden Paints has increased my interest in exploring what acrylic mediums/gels/pastes could do to build a unique foundation for painting, so most of my work (whether it is oil, acrylic, or watercolor) is done on top of a textured acrylic ground. This post includes a series of photos that document steps of my process painting "I'll Meet You at the Summit".
Joan Dreicer's artwork continues to be displayed at Random Row Brewery. She works in oils or pastels and creates landscapes, florals and pet portraits. Check out more of her paintings: https://joandreicerartwork.com
Random Row Brewery is located at 608 Preston Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Hours: M-F 4:30-11; Sat 12-11; Sun 12-9.
Judith Ely works in acrylics. The art shown is entitled "The Awakening"
Her art will be displayed at Vitae Distillery during the month of August. The setting is perfect to enjoy a cocktail & her art.
Vitae is located at 715 Henry Ave, Charlottesville, 22903. Hours: W-F 2-9 pm; Sat 10-9 pm; Sun 12-6 pm
Betty Brubach"Above is one of my most recent works in which Jim Cato and I collaborated. Jim created the background of red and dark blue stripes laid out with tape as a stencil and I painted a somewhat abstract scene of a path, lighter blue rooftops and windows on top of his underlying painting.
We call this painting "The Path." It is my first abstract, and I enjoyed the experience, finding it relaxing as it was less detail oriented than realistic paintings to which I am more accustomed.
Our collaboration is exciting and interesting to me. He uses acrylic paint and so I do too because he may paint a bit after I do and you shouldn't put acrylic on top of oil paint, which I typically used. I believe trying new ways of creating art keeps me fresh and interested in the craft.", stated Betty Brubach.