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Fine Artist Cindy Walton’s Work Featured at Artclectic 2011
The pre-eminent juried art show celebrates its 15th anniversary attracts patrons, newcomers to Nashville for K-12 school fundraiser Oct. 20-23
By: Sherri McLendon
The painting, Embers, is a color-driven work in Walton’s signature style, compared favorably to mid-20th century Colorist Hans Hoffman in a current exhibit at Asheville Museum of Art.
About the Artist
Walton creates elegantly, subtle palettes layered to create intricate jewel-like canvas treasures. In fact, her versatility in medium and mood captured the attention of regional art enthusiasts last fall with her introduction of the cold wax medium - consisting of a beeswax paste mixed with oil paints for a matte, layered texture - into her repertoire. The result has generated a furor of interest among discerning collectors and experts. Embers comprises a stand-out work in the medium.
With her growing reputation as a significant artist to watch, and an awe-inspiring mastery of technique and style, the demand for Walton’s works has increased, and her workshops for professional artists have sold out repeatedly. Recently accepted to the juried National Association of Women Artists, Walton enjoys emerging prestige as an artist with increasing significance in the national arena.
For Walton, being an artist isn’t something she does, it’s who she is: bright, decisive, present, emotive, evocative, intelligent and saturated with complexity.
“I’m simply happy to be able to do something I love, and share it with others who find beauty and meaning in the work,” she says. “Fine art is meant to be enjoyed. For someone to choose to live with one of my paintings is the highest praise of all.”
For more information on Cindy Walton, visit http://www.cindywalton.com.
About the Event
Now in its 15th year, Artclectic’s juried show features work by more than 50 artists in 12 unique specialties, from fiber arts and furniture making, jewelry and sculpting, to ceramics, multimedia and painting. From Oct. 20-23, thousands of loyal patrons and newcomers to the cosmopolitan art world will view hundreds of works ranging in price from $20 to more than $5,000.
Beginning as a K-12 school fundraiser, Artclectic’s continued careful selection of talented emerging and established artists like Walton results in its status as a nationally respected event. Proceeds from Artclectic support the University School of Nashville, an independent K-12 institution.
The Patrons Party and silent auction precedes the event on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $125; call (615)277-7460. The opening night party for the Artclectic community is Friday, Oct. 21. Admission is $10 and a cash bar will be provided. Over the weekend, visitors to the gallery will meet the artists in residence and create original art from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the daytime events is free. For more information about Artclectic, go to http://www.artclectic.org.
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Sherri L. McLendon is a communication strategist, writer, and educator located in Western North Carolina.