Call for San Diego Artists Small Image Show
Bringing the holiday spirit by offering all San Diego artists an opportunity to join us in Encinitas.
By: San Dieguito Art Guild
Open to all San Diego Artists. Deadline to enter: November 21, by 5pm. The exhibit is up November 24 - December 30, 2020 - https://sandieguitoartguild.com/
Join us in the upcoming holiday season by entering in the Off Track Gallery Annual Small Image Show. Just in time for shopping!
Capturing the "spirit " of the season with awards, ribbons, and certificates. Enjoy the opportunity to display in the Off Track Gallery. Artwork accepted must be 12x12 (framed), artwork ready to wall hang. 2 entries per artist. (Please read the full Prospectus on the Application, and then you decide):
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About Our Judge: Julie Weaverling, artists, & Director of the Front Porch Gallery
My work examines layers, transparent and opaque as a metaphor for what is the human condition. What is hidden is sometimes more revealing than what is seen. It is this paradox that interests me, the interplay of where we have come from, and where we can be found now.
A recurring theme is the idea of compartments and compartmentalizing our lives, literally and figuratively. My work is informed by society's teachings, how to separate ourselves, from our work, our heritage, our family, each other. We compartmentalize in the face of trauma in order to cope, and in the face of joy to celebrate and hold on to that positive space. We deal with compartments as we deal with labels, as a way to view this contemporary life.
My method primarily involves the layering and layering of color, then breaking through to discover what is beneath. Often the result grows organically, however, the idea is usually well thought out. My subjects can be a simple yet complex emotion or a memory. I strive to achieve a work that is compelling, meditative, insightful, and also illicit thought. I am successful when I can achieve painterly beauty without having to be pretty.
Mixed media, oil & cold wax, and encaustics lead to surfaces that are seductive and resonate with my layering. This work has a direct connection and is process-driven.
I am influenced most by artists with a brave heart. Visit Julie at https://julieweaverling.com/
San Dieguito Art Guild