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August 2020 Exhibits
August 5 @ 9:00 am - August 29 @ 4:00 pm
Featured in the Thaler Gallery:
John Mosher - "Curiosities" is an exhibition that explores various interpretations of natural light phenomenon and suggests underlying organizations of invented abstract objects. Inspired in part by scientific illustrations from the 18th and 19th century, this work envisions the artist as a scientist or archeologist collecting specimens from the imagined world rather than the natural one.
Featured in the Galleria:
Works from "Artists Paint OC: Plein Air Event" - main gallery exhibit: August 16-29, 2020
In Studio E:
Pauline Rakis -
My paintings have an element of discovery. I may have an idea when I start
working, but the painting can often take a different direction. The laying down
of shapes and colors often brings out an unexpected image that can be developed further. A traditional theme or central image emerges such as a landscape, still life, seascape or even an abstraction. The most exciting part is the unveiling of this imagery as I continue to work on each piece.
Some of my works are representational while others a impressionistic. Non-objective, abstracts are the most freeing. They are also when I am most creative
because they allow me to be inventive - calling on my intuition rather than relying on a specific subject. Following an established “art rule” is often restrictive.
Acrylic paints are my preferred medium because of their flexibility. They can mimic watercolors with their fluidity or oil paint if applied thickly. Acrylics are easily manipulated which can add interesting texture to the piece as well.
For my collage, the fluid nature of acrylic paint is instrumental in coloring art tissue. Another method of tinting the tissue is to use rusted items such as washers, nails ad cans that have been sprayed with white vinegar. After spraying, the items are placed on the tissue and allowed to drip onto the paper creating a variety of interesting shapes and colors.
These techniques invite the viewer to engage with the work differently - to analyze, to ask questions. Communicating with the art and igniting thought is the ultimate goal of my work and art in general.
In the Spotlight Gallery:
Ruth Ann Kaufman -
Ruth Ann primarily works in watercolors and watercolor combined with other media and is inspired by nature, animals, sea creatures and color. She likes to do a variety of watercolor techniques – sometimes traditional and others very experimental.
Ruth Ann is a member of the Cape Artists of Lewes and has been accepted into numerous juried exhibits including Delaware Watercolor Society (DWS) exhibits at Nassau Valley Vineyards, Biggs Museum of American Art and Wilmington University, Dover campus. Ruth Ann has won several awards in recent juried exhibitions including first place for “Whale Watch” in a 2018 DWS exhibit, Rehoboth Art League “best Watercolor in 2019 and an honorable mention in the 2020 juried Beverly Bassford Memorial Exhibition at the Art League of Ocean City. Ruth Ann also served as President of the Garden State Watercolor Society (GSWS) from 2008 through 2010.
Ruth Ann was featured as the last segment on the June 30, 2017 edition of WHYY’s TV program “First.”. The article can be viewed at: http://whyy.org/cms/first/2017/06/30/first-for-june-30-2017/
Ruth Ann resides with husband Douglas and two cats in Lewes, Delaware and may be contacted at email address email@example.com or phone 302-827-4053. Check out her website at https://www.ruthannkaufmanart.com
In the Artisan Showcase: