Art & Beyond September/ October 2014

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art&beyond Vol. 21 • September/October • 2014

from artist to artist - market, promote, succeed

Jacqueline Doyle Allison

Hopeful Romantic

oil • acrylic • watercolor • mixed media • photography • digital art • sculpture • glass • ceramic • jewelry

Tania Bakalarz

Flirtatious 2. Oil, 30" x 40"

Vol. 21 • September/October • 2014

art&beyond Art & Beyond Magazine is a bridge between the artists and the art world. It is an essential marketing and promotional tool every artist needs to possess when exhibiting their work, whether at art shows, art expos, or small exhibitions. Art & Beyond Magazine is proud to present the incredible artists featured on the pages of this issue. Each exhibiting their own style, unique ideas and vision of the world around us. From nothing they are able to create what inspires and enhances our everyday lives. Art & Beyond is comtinued to publishe a series of articles titled "From Artist to Artist" where artists share their experiences about promoting, marketing and a step-by-stem guide on how to build your artistic career and to reach your goals. In this issue of Art & Beyond Magazine we have published a second part of the article written by Debbi Chan titled "Expose Yourself Even More".

We would like to congratulate the following winners published in this issue for their amazing work: Congratulations to Jacqueline Doyle Allison her artwork “Hopeful Romantic” was chosen as this months Art & Beyond Front Cover Competition winner. The Inside Front Cover was awarded to Tania Bakalarz for her beautiful artwork “Flirtatious”.

CONTENTS Point of Interest

Contemporary Art Projects USA 4

From Artists to Artist

Expose yourself even more by Debbi Chan 6

Fine Art

Jacqueline Doyle Allison Tania Bakalarz Maruka Carvajal Debbi Chan Gabi Domenig Helen Kagan Gayane Karapetyan Jim Lively Leokadia Makarska-Cermak Brian Malpasso Stephen Von Mason Joy Munt Lindsay Pickett

8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 22 24

Natalya B. Parris Carol Staub Patricio Moreno Toro Paul Owen Weiner

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Sculpture • Jewelry

Keri Joy Colestock 32 Sandy Den Hartog 33

Photography Digital Art

Arthur Jacob Christophe Kiciak Dan McCormack Tracy Valleau


Back Cover

Jacqueline Doyle Allison

Tania Bakalarz

Inside Front Cover

Inside Back Cover

Gabi Domenig

Maruka Carvajal

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The Back Cover was awarded to Maruka Carvajal for “Quiet Summer” and the Inside Back Cover has been awarded to Gabi Domenig for “Bird Garden”. We would also like to congratulate those artists who have been chosen as Publishers Choice Award winners in this issue for their outstanding artwork: Debbie Chan, Natalya B. Parris, Leokadia Makarska-Cermak, Gayane Karapetyan, Jim Lively, Brian Malpasso, Stephen Von Mason, Lindsay Pickett, Paul Owen Weiner, Keri Joy Colestock, Tracy Valleau with One page article and Carol Staub, Joy Munt, Patricio Moreno Toro with Two page article. We thank all of the amazing and talented artists who participated in the competition and wish you all great success in your journey.

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Contemporary Art Projects USA has been accepted to showcase the first International Call for Artists Juried Exhibition at the Inaugural Edition of Concept Fair ( December 1st-December 7th, 2014 located next to the new Perez Museum and the Frost Museum. Roberta Gonella, lead curator of the exhibition created the theme “Cosmic Connections” and challenged the artists to create a new master piece utilizing the most innovative techniques to catch the essence of our cosmic world today. Headquartered in Miami, Contemporary Art Projects USA, is dedicated to nurturing new contemporary art by providing exhibition opportunities and resources for emerging artists and curators. Our mission is to promote art appreciation within the international community, to inspire and assist with the process of art collection, and to generate resources that support artists’ creative endeavors through art awareness, artist promotion and art procurement. We work with the best minds in the industry and share our experience and passion for marketing the arts, culture and entertainment. From Biennales and gala auctions, to exhibitions and major international art fairs; we have the experience, innovation and creativity to engage audiences through inspired campaigns. An esteemed jury will choose artwork based upon artistic excellence, innovation and originality. They will select the winners with 1st and 2nd Price. The Panel consists of Roberta Gonella, International Curator, Richard Tooke, former Curator of MoMa New York and Silvia Medina, Former Director and Curator of Sala Mendoza, Venezuela. Some of the Applicants are: Maria Fernanda Lairet, Venezuela, Sri Prabha, India, Fu Wejun, China, Andrea Batorfi, Hungary, Magaly Barnola Otaola, Venezuela, Marcus Jansen, USA, Andriana Tripa, Zurich. 4 • Art & Beyond • September/October 2014

I am thrilled thank you to mayor sponsors to offer this gateway of opportunity to the international artists community to become part of this new level fair during Art Basel Week Miami 2014., said Tata Fernandez, Executive Director of Contemporary Art Projects USA. The Media Sponsors for Contemporary Art Projects USA are Smiley Stones USA and Miami Art Tonight with Live coverage of “Meet the Artist" on December 5th, 2014 at 8PM. Contemporary Art Projects USA will continue its mission to the international artists’ community being part of Photo Shanghai, September 1-5, 2014, Art Palm Beach 2015 and Zurich, Switzerland 2015. For More Information Tata Fernandez, Executive Director Contemporary Art Projects USA 786-262-5886

from artist to artist

by Debbi Chan (continued from May/June page 6)

Expose yourself even more


want to continue my article on getting exposure for your art. It

is not a subject the artist of today can leave to chance. And please do NOT WAIT AROUND TO BE DISCOVERED. I suppose that happens occasionally but

with as much competition as is out there ,you , the artist, need to take hold of your art's exposure. I do not live for the business side of art but I work on it every day because it is important if I want to get my art out to the public. I have a few more ideas for you. You have all heard of social media and I use it but not as much as recommended. I have stuck by LinkedIn and it is mainly the group art blogs where I see my time is not being wasted. I do not stay on LinkedIn or the other social sites all day every day because I would rather spend my time making the art. If you don't make it and it is stagnating there is no need to worry about exposure. Stop here if this is the case. The art blogs allow you to one, get your name and ideas to the public and two, you might actually be helping others. I usually visit the art blogs every few days but I have asked for certain groups to send emails when new comments appear. This adds to daily email load but if you erase what you are not interested in it is a good way to see what is happening and what you might wish to comment on. This saves a bit of time in the long run. Join a few and see what happens. I am amazed at how many new names viewed my art with so little time put in to these blogs. Lots can happen with only a few words said. Find the groups that most interest you and that you have the most knowledge of. This only because nothing looks worse than showing ignorance to your public especially when the reason you are blogging in the first place is to show yourself off in a positive light. And here is another idea. This one takes some time and work but I think it has enormous possibilities. I found a print on demand magazine site and since January I have published quite a few. The site Is called Magcloud. If any of you have thought about doing a pamphlet of your work this might work for you. So why would you want to publish a magazine? With almost no rules involved, the sky is the limit. Publish a magazine featuring your portfolio. Or your studio. Or both. Get creative. If you can do a PDF you should be able to make a magazine.

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In my case I had a size issue that begged a solution. The jumbo folding albums that are becoming my signature works are almost prohibitive in size. And the fact that I am prolific and produce so many adds to this problem. How can twenty five plus albums over 70 ft. In length be shown easily? Well, the answer for me was with magazines. Each album is photographed as is and published. But it did solve the problem and I enjoy having published pieces of the albums. It is another way to get exposure and a printed version for your portfolio. Sends it out to would be galleries for instance. Before ending I have another medium you can use to gain exposure. I am new at this one but as with anything, if you keep at it you learn the ropes. Video. Video your studio, you in your studio at work. Video yourself painting. Or carving. Teach a class. Endless opportunities here. Even with my albums I video each as it is completed. I often put it to music which adds a nice touch. I even thought about putting a DVD in a few of my magazines and put in a gallery show. Artists I know use sites for exposure such as YouTube. But you get the idea that there are creative ways to expose your creativity. This will set you above the artists who refuse to take a stiff upper lip. Stiffen that lip and DO THE BUSINESS PART even if it isn't your favorite part of your art.


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Have Hope. Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas, 40" x 40".

Jacqueline Doyle Allison Atlanta artist Jacqueline Doyle Allison’s award-winning mixed media paintings are a visual celebration of her life and reflected wish to create an interpersonal connection through her art. Insights, observations and personal life experience are visibly expressed in Jacqueline’s richly layered paintings.

United States. Jacqueline is also heavily influenced by her surroundings and a lifelong love of travel which continues to bring new awareness and depth to her paintings. Nature, particularly the mountains, coastline and especially the change in seasons, also provides abundant inspiration to the artist.

Using many applications of texture which are created with artist polymers and a multi-layer process that allows each application to dry, Jacqueline uses an intuitive approach to her paintings by allowing each coating to speak to what is applied next. Jacqueline creates her paintings with traditional artist mediums such as acrylic paint, India ink and oil pastel along with uncommon materials like spray paint, fabric and thread to create a lush surface with a rich sense of depth. The artist’s bold color choices and graphic elements have their origins in her childhood upbringing in the southwestern

Jacqueline holds a degree in graphic design with a minor in fine art from Middle Tennessee State University near Nashville. She is represented by galleries around the country and has shown in solo and group exhibitions. Jacqueline’s work has received nationwide recognition and is continually sought out by collectors. Her studio is located in metro Atlanta.

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Flirtatious 2. Oil, 40'' x 30''.

Tania Bakalarz Colombia/USA

We are all aware of the seductive power of women. History and literature have taught us that there have been wars and battles over them. Thru my work I amplify the expression of that power by way of describing in each painting different characters and personalities with attributes of being self confident, strong, sexy, sweet, fun, and some even with attitude. They use tools and weapons to enhance

their beauty such as makeup, accessories and fashion, and use body language to provoke feelings, and yet subtle enough so the beholders don’t realize and get the notion they are being seduced. There are many contrasts in life that give us balance, like without a negative there isn’t a positive, without light there isn’t shadow, without sadness there isn’t happiness, and I express this balance by using the brightness of color with texture and the flawless smoothness of black and white. • 9

fine art Winter Again. Acrylic on Canvas, 18” X 24”.

of me. I recall my experiences in different cities that have impacted me and I look into that past at the feelings that came over me in those moments. Some artists inspire me, especially Hans Hoffman because of his exuberant use of color, the relationship between them, and the spatial tension.

Maruka Carvajal I was born in Bolivia, and I am a naturalized Spaniard. I have lived in Brazil, Singapore, Colombia, and currently in Washington DC. I was educated to be an architect but my passion led me to dedicate myself to the visual arts instead. I enjoy painting so much! It is a chance to get involved with my thoughts, my memories and my feelings; it's my moment. When I start a painting I always choose colors first; without thinking maybe it's just intuitively or sometimes based on my mood. In my art I like to explore the abstract secrets of cities I have lived in, cities I have passed through, and cities I hope to visit. I bring out the similarities between cities around the world, capturing their true nature. Using different shapes, lines, and vibrant colors I interpret onto my canvas the emotions that cities awaken inside 10 • Art & Beyond • September/October 2014

I use different acrylics in different to express myself. My strokes reflect my visual language and respond to the impulse to fill the canvas. Using geometric shapes adds structural order to how freely I use colors. In addition, I like to use both paint that is slightly watered down and pain that is thicker. To me this combination of shapes and my free use of colors along with varying viscosities of paint is the most appealing part of my creative process. The colorful nature of my painting makes them stand out and appear bright. Vibrant colors are very powerful tools and I am able to manage their effect on a composition. I am fascinated by cities because they are short-lived but form a long lasting memory. I think my paintings serve the purpose I intended and convey what I want them to. My goal is to make the viewer curious about the meaning behind my painting. I expect my work to represent the places that I have had the fortune to visit or have lived in and I hope it shares these places with the viewer inviting them to take an emotional journey where their spirit can drive free.

laughing healed all but you Robin. Watercolor/ink on painting silk, 28" x 32".

il Palio album. Folding albums, 22" x 15".

Debbi Chan Born and raised in the metropolis of Houston where the glare of sunlit skyscrapers the landscape I was most familiar with did not stop the smooth transition to a landscape of pines and snow in Idaho. What the surprise move did was open my creative mind and allow me to expand and my art to grow. I took up three new mediums and set my schedule to allow for art to be the focus of my time. The mediums were new but I managed to keep to the traditional Chinese style which I took up almost 15 years ago. Days for me are all about art . Making it keeps me busy and rarely does a day go by without it. If not painting I am gathering for it. Looking out my windows I see the vastness of nature about me and watch wildlife romping that I previously could only have seen in a zoo

behind bars. My tight drawings loosened and the subjects I once was afraid of painting flow across the leaves of 70 ft. Continuous story paintings in jumbo folding albums, my newest passion. They are being shown currently at Magnuson Gallery in Kendrick Idaho while awaiting a future home hopefully with WSU in their art museum. After completion I now publish each album as a wordless magazine and make them available to the public. And soon I hope to have my 3D exhibit exhibition up and going. You might see me blogging as well. But most of my time is about making art. After that it finds it's way to the public. • 11

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Sunset lightning. Acrylic on canvas, 50cm x 40cm

Gabi Domenig was born in Austria. She is a through and through figurative artist. She tries to capture moments and build up emotional tensions. She does not want to shock, stir up or provoke. The viewer of her images should be touched by a positve energy. He should feel the music she has listened during her painting. He should feel something of her passion when she paints. There are so many negative messages every day which cause bad feelings. For her art should be life-affirming and beautiful, touching and connecting. A language without words. She paints mostly with acrylic colours and concerns herself primarily with the representation of man and especially of women. 12 • Art & Beyond • September/October 2014

Her characters send out varied emotions such as pride, pain, love, sadness, loneliness, joy and longing. They are sensuous, strong, vulnerable, thoughtful, dreamy, seductive, promising and cautious. For the most part the figures are located in a particular environment cutout. The expression of the eyes should draw the viewer into its spell and animate him to enter in a deeper communication with the figures in the picture. Flowers, plants, animals, patterns and landscape sections are decorative parts, but are usually situated in the background

ETERNAL DANCE. Acrylic & Mixed Mediums on Canvas, 40” x 30”.

Helen Kagan PhD Coming from a family of scientists, Helen was always fascinated by the left and right brain communication. A holistic therapist and artist, she's been developing her unique technique and style in “Healing Arts” which reflects her own deep and colorful view on life, a desire to bridge realities and heal the Past. A refugee from Russia, Helen believes that art as a powerful form of self-expression can be a vehicle for emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Her “Healing Arts” – is her unique way to integrate fine art and the art of healing, and through beauty of expression, positively charged intention, healing frequencies of color, and energetically balanced composition – enhance well-being in a viewer. Helen believes in mind-body-spirit connection and her passionate art is a statement of her beliefs.

Portrait of Sanda Gane. Tales of My Life, 2014. Acrylic canvas 48" x 48". • 13

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Pomegranate Tango. Acrylic, 24" x 24".

Gayane Karapetyan (GAYA) Gaya (Gayane Karapetyan) is an independent contemporary artist. She is painting in acrylics with a focus on abstract artwork. With the power of colour, Gaya tries to capture the beauty of landscapes, light refractions, mysterious fluctuations of water, texture of flowers, and deviational patterns of a moving form. For Gaya, creation through the abstract art is the sublime freedom of expression. To be an artist means to gain that ultimate and soughtafter freedom. 14 • Art & Beyond • September/October 2014

Music is that powerful source of Gaya’s inspiration which induces profound emotions, plays on the strings of imagination and culminates in a refined creativity of artwork.

Malbec Aspens.Malbec Wine and Acrylic on Canva, 30" x 30".

Redemption. Australian Shiraz Wine and Acrylic on Panel,18" x 24".

Jim Lively is an attorney who left the practice of law to pursue his passion full-time as a contemporary figurative and abstract artist. His works have been recognized in numerous juried competitions and publications. He was named to the 2013 and 2014 list of Art Tour International Magazine’s Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art (www. In addition, he has participated in several group and a solo exhibitions across North America and in Europe. Jim has published four books containing images of his art including two novels.

• Selected to represent Southwest Artists and appear in Art Portfolio Magazine, 2014 Northeast Artists vs. Southwest Artists Edition

Selected 2012 - 2014 Credits

• Art Portfolio Magazine, Editor’s Selection for 2013 Landscape Competition for “Five for Fall”

• Named to 2013 and 2014 list of Art Tour International Magazine’s Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art

• Placed Second in the Abstract Category in 2013 American Art Awards for “Layers of Civilization” and First in the Humor Category for “A Second Cup of Coffee” ( • Art and Beyond Magazine, March/April 2014, Publisher Selection for “Butterfly Effect” and “Breach” from the “Red Wine” series of paintings • • 15

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The Back Cover for a Novel "Gowanus; A Love Story" written by Clem Richardson. Oil on Canvas, 36" x 24".

addition, Makarska-Cermak pursued five years of independent studies in drawing, painting, and sculpturing in the Czech Republic, Italy and the United States. While in Italy, she studied in Bologna under such distinguished Professors as Francesco Brunetti, Demetrio Casile, and Nino Noce.

Leokadia Makarska-Cermak is the artistic name of Leokadia Cermakova. She is an architect and a European artist who has exhibited her paintings widely throughout Europe and the United States. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art Administration and Art History from the Weissman School of Arts & Sciences at the Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York in the United States, her Master's Degree in Education from the Thomas G. Masaryk College of the Czech Technical University (ČVUT) in Prague, and her Master’s Degree in Architecture from Technical University in Zvolen in former Czechoslovakia. In 16 • Art & Beyond • September/October 2014

Makarska-Cermak’s list of honors includes presentations of portraits to such public figures as New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in 2009, former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani in 1998, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer in 2001, and Founder and Executive Director of the Congress of Italian-Americans Organization, Inc., Mary C. Sansone in 2007. Makarska-Cermak painted commissioned portraits of the former Czech President Vaclav Havel, Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul II and other notables. She received a full scholarship from the Polish Ministry of Culture to study abroad. Her work has been featured on TV programs: TVP Wroclaw’s “Fakty”, “Weekend Z”, in New York on Polish Polsat News WNYE, Studio3 Polish-American television and New York NDTV. She was invited to talk to Radio ZET in Wroclaw, Poland and also to Polish Radio Rytm in New York as a solo guest of program “Sztukomania”. Clips from some of these programs are posted on YouTube at In addition, Leokadia is the Founder and Executive Director of the Central European Arts LC Foundation, and she established in 2012 two new Art Galleries LMC-Fine Arts in Europe.

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The Spartan Truth. Ink and paint pens on canvas.

Brian Malpasso Brian has an amazing journey to tell you about his life. Each step of the way for the last five years has been mapped out in his art. From love affairs to crises to destruction. Over the last five years Brian has managed to complete enough art to semi retire. The stock of brains work and his five-year journey into success has not come without a price. Due to over work and endless days Brian has come to the point in his life where he can sit back on his achievements and relax.

comfort. Many years ago Brian was diagnosed with brain damage. A condition that will never fully be treated. He fights each day to bring a message. A message to broaden your mind, think outside the box for not everything in the metaphysical world makes since.

Brian often says a day earned in the studio is like a stormy day with

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On top of art Brian brings to light his amazing theories breaking ground in many areas of physics. He plans on changing the world one person at a time. Thank you and Enjoy all He has to Offer!

The Pieces of the Hippie. Ink and paint pens on canson board.

The alien piece Momma zooma. Ink on canson board. • 19

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Ida: A Sword among Lions. Oil on Canvas, 48” x 60”, 2014.

Stephen Von Mason (American, 1954 -)

Born: South Bend, Indiana - 1971 – 1972 Studied figure drawing at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN – college preparatory 1973 – 1977 Studied printmaking and painting at John Herron School of Art, BFA, Indianapolis, IN 1977 –1979 Studied printmaking and painting at the San Francisco Art Institute, MFA, San Francisco, California 1981 – 1983 Taught at the University of California, Berkeley, California with the ASUC division 1991 Lectured at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA and the Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA 1992, 2008 Teaching art at Making Waves Academy,

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Richmond, CA 2010 – 2011 Taught painting over the summer at the Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA 2012 Received an invitation from President Barack Obama to present my Art Program’s success with Making Waves Academy to the “President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities” at a Salon Hosted by Pamela Joyner in San Francisco. Other presenters were, Alfre Woodard, Theaster Gates, Louis Vuitton and Pixar.


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We Could be Diving for Pearls. Latex paint on panel, 48" x 48".

Joy Munt I, Joy Munt, am a painter/visual artist residing in Vancouver BC. I received a BFA in visual arts from the University of Victoria. My main brush is a power sander. It allows me to approach my landscapes in the matter in which I perceive them, which is a beautiful world of construction, stasis and deterioration and yet

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somehow polished and smooth. My paintings are an expression – a distillation – of the impressions made on my psyche by the landscapes around me, whether it be the prairies in which I grew up, the West coast of my adult years or the short time I spent in a large Eastern metropolis.

Woke up this Morning Smiled at the Rising Sun. Latex paint on panel, 18" x 18"..

My process is evident my art; it’s not something I try to hide, use and then discard, or disguise. The techniques and tools I employ – layers of pigment, sanding, scraping back, lettering – are there, exposed in the finished work. The text I use in my pieces is often found on, or inspired by the

text visible on shipping containers, grain elevators, truck, trains; sometimes I use randomly chosen numbers or letters chosen purely for what they bring to the piece graphically or compositionally. • 23

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The Impossible Bridge. Oil,102cm x 76cm.

Lindsay Pickett His main practice involves painting with oils on canvas, linen and board. He starts with a basic study of a composition idea, takes it further as a small watercolour painting as a final idea and then develops it more as the finished oil painting. He also use 24 • Art & Beyond • September/October 2014

photographs to create a visual reality that can be convincing at times and especially if he wants to get the likeness of a landscape.

Clown in Balloon Factory. Acrylic on Canvas, 18" x 24".

Natalya B. Parris was born in Moscow, Russia where she earned basic and advanced degrees in construction engineering from the Moscow State Construction University. After moving to the USA Ms. Parris has been working as a professional artist, art instructor and curator. Since 2007 she has been teaching art classes for children at the Arts Barn, Gaithersburg, MD. Ms. Parris created unique programs not only for her art classes, but also for the camps that she teaches at the Arts Barn in spring and summer. These camps have included: "Fun Art", "Russian Folk Art" and "Art Around the World". Since 2010 she has been teaching Art Appreciation classes to adults and seniors at Sunrise at Montgomery Village, MD. Ms. Parris taught the "Wine with the Masters" class for adults in 2012, 2013 at BlackRock Center for the Arts. Ms. Parris worked for the City of Gaithersburg, MD from November 2006 - July 2010 as a Gallery Coordinator, Gallery Director and Gallery Curator. As

a Gallery Director she organized over 96 exhibits in four City of Gaithersburg galleries. She worked with more than 384 artists and art organizations. She worked with Montgomery Playhouse and created a “white on white paining” for the Arts Barn Tony awardwinning comedy "Art" that was on Arts Barn theater stage in January 2012. Ms. Parris was a member of Art Committee of the Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD (2005 – 2012) and participated in the selection and management of the quarterly art exhibitions at the museum. She curated Women's Caucus for Art Washington DC and Philadelphia chapters exhibit June 13 - September 9, 2012 “Views and Visions on the Environment” at the Sandy Spring Museum. She is using her engineering experience to bring new ideas to reality in her art. • 25

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Road Trip. Acrylic on Paper, 30" x 22".

Carol Staub was born and raised in Milford, Delaware. Upon retiring from a 26 year career in the airline industry she pursued her interest in silversmithing and fabricated award winning one of a kind pieces of jewelry. Her entry into the “painting” world came when a friend 26 • Art & Beyond • September/October 2014

coerced her to take a watercolor class. She has been painting ever since and hasn’t looked back. She finds her inspiration from nature and all life’s experiences along the way. Having been born in a rural area her senses are keen and appreciative of the simple

Time Out,Mixed. Media on Canvas, 37" x 37".

things in life. This has enabled her to express herself freely and with great warmth. She is a signature member of the San Diego Watercolor Society, Florida Watercolor Society, International Society of Experimental Artists and many others. Her works have been featured in many books and magazines some of which include,

Masters of Today, International Contemporary Artist, Creative Genius, The Artist’s Magazine, Acrylic Artist Magazine, Watercolor Magazine and many others. She has received numerous National and International awards. • 27

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Even At Full Speed The Future Is Yesterday (2013). Mixed media on canvas, 93.5" x 108".

Patricio Moreno Toro Toro was born in Santiago, Chile in 1943. A self-taught painter, at the age of 19 he won a Chilean national competition for watercolor and his art career took off. His first solo exhibition was in 1963 at Taller 13 in Santiago. At the age of twenty-two, he left Chile on an ocean voyage to Europe, arriving in Barcelona, Spain in the summer of 1966. He traveled and worked in Spain, France Germany and Italy, finally settling in Sweden where he found his voice as an abstract expressionist and flourished. It was in Sweden where he began to paint his trademark

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large-scale canvases. During his five decades as a professional artist, Toro has lived and shown his work in many places in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. After moving to the United States in 1978, he became a fixture on the San Francisco Bay Area art scene. At age 70, he now divides his time between Oakland, California and Concón, Chile and continues to paint prolifically.

Venezia De Mi Amor (2014). Mixed media on paper, 30"x 30". • 29

fine art Leaving Home. Acrylic paint on plexiglass, 24" x 32".

Paul Weiner Weiner is a contemporary artist and writer from Aurora, Colorado whose work addresses catastrophic metanarratives associated with the Millennial generation. He has exhibited artwork in international galleries at the Leeds College of Art Gallery in Leeds, UK; HOUSE Gallery in London, UK; and York St. John University in York, UK and throughout the United States in Boston, Denver, and Syracuse. Weiner is the founder and sole contributor to Critique Collective, a website where he interviews contemporary artists. His artwork was recently published in the Stone Canoe Journal and Berlin's the Corner Magazine.

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Weiner’s most recent works involve the creation of small, sinusoidal lines that he draws obsessively as a coping mechanism for his anxiety disorder in the same way that others may pull out their hair or twitch. As such, Weiner’s work touches on contemporary political topics including mental illness and medication. These social issues are linked peculiarly to Weiner’s identity as an artist who grew up in Aurora, Colorado. In association with his focus on mental illness, Weiner has also worked on paintings that address the Aurora Theater Shooting of 2012, which occurred just a fifteen minute drive from his home, within the structure of the American mental health system. Aesthetically linked to topographic maps and oceans, Weiner’s paintings mediate formalist graphic concerns with painterly abstraction. The works are abject in that they disrupt traditional painting norms by incorporating transparent and reflective materials, such as plexiglass and mylar, as a canvas. These paintings on transparent and reflective structures bring the two-dimensional work into the realm of reality, reinforcing the nature of the abstract painting as an object separate from the pastiche, literal representations of figuration.

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Keri Joy Colestock I have been a professional contemporary artist since 2002. I reside in rural Illinois. My wish is to continue to create beautiful but also fun works of art fueled by passion and imagination. I am recycling found objects and having a blast! One man's trash becomes a "Keri treasure!' So the flea markets provide me with the items needed for

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my work. I specialize in creating "feel good" art sculptures but I also incorporate polymer clay in many of my pieces. Most are whimsical, unique & on the FuNkY side like me!

A combination of Old African handmade Brass Beads and Sherpa beads, Agate, African Turquoise, Old Amber.

Lapis Lazuli Hand Cut and shaped in Graduated Sizes.

2nd strand are Ethiopian Prayer Beads separated by tiny Swarovski Crystals. There are more than 100 Tiny Stone Crystals.

Very Elegant.

Separated by 14kt Gold tiny Beads with a band of Lapis.

3rd strand has a combination of the other 2 strands. Quite a conversation piece.

Sandy Den Hartog Sandy has had an interest in stones since childhood. Wherever she went, even as a young person, whether it was picnics, vacations, or field trips; she always made sure she had a cup along to collect rocks which were precious to her at the time. Once in high school she took numerous classes in gemology and geology. Then she graduated, got married, and had children. Rocks and gems had to be put on hold for a while. However, she was still able to attend gem shows and art shows when she had the opportunity. She was looking and learning and eventually was able to travel the globe and reignite her interest in gems and minerals. She was struck by how much stones, rocks,

gems, and minerals change from country to country. In bringing back Ethiopian Crosses from Africa, she made her daughters and granddaughters necklaces with the crosses. She was once again hooked with a creative passion for what she could now do with these artifacts. Sandy’s work has been exhibited at Palace Hotel in San Francisco and the James Ratliff Gallery in Sedona, Arizona. She has also been a part of several juried shows winning a first place medal in 2010 and 2012 with a Award of Merit in 2012. • 33

photography • digital art

Peace In The Garden. Digital art.

Arthur Jacob Recognition of my work has greatly expanded with participation in several solos and many juried and group exhibitions. Among them is my most recent solo exhibition at the Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica, California and hosted by Gallery ArtLA. I have also been the recipient of several awards and have been featured in or as part of several print media articles, among them Professional Artist and Art & Beyond Magazine, that are both national print and electronic magazines. I have also recently been juried in to the winning on-line gallery hosted by Manhattan Arts International, New York, New York. My work is a process of discovery, strongly influenced by a very strong visual sense of the world. My work offers an infinite variety of visual perceptions and interpretations for the viewer. The viewer is first told what the “real Life” image is in the title of the piece, but through abstraction and reconstruction of that image, they are then asked to undertake an adventure of discovery and challenged to explore the shapes, colors, movements and forms, which the abstraction and

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reconstruction present. Colors and shapes become emotion, while form and movement become attitude. Even when a work is easily recognized there is still a predominate thread of color, movement, shape and form. My creative process is a thoughtful and purposeful digital manipulation. Using a mouse rather than a brush to achieve a powerful medium of expression and communication, creates this style of fine art. After leaving the work-a-day world, it was in Las Vegas that I began to discover my creative abilities and focus on the mediums of photography and digital art. In 2008 I decided to move to the Portland area where I presently reside, after a short stay in Coos Bay, Oregon. Believing that it is important to stay connected with one’s community, I have actively served on several community boards and committees, most recently, the Contemporary Arts Collective in Las Vegas and the Coos Bay Art Museum in Oregon. •

Another Brick. Digital art.

Christophe Kiciak Christophe is a 36 years old self-taught hobbyist, living in France. He deeply enjoys creating unusual images, by combining his own photos into surreal, conceptual, or fantasy oriented pictures. The most important to him is to keep control over the whole creation process: he spends much time thinking about concepts, first translating them into rough sketches, then shooting all the various necessary photos, before achieving the composite itself. As a result, his images are always very personal, reflecting his very thoughts and point of views.

His wife Marianne is helping him, especially on the artistic side of the creations (sets construction, image composition, color choices, overall feeling). Since 2012, his work has been awarded several times in international contests. • 35

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AllisonFay_C_3-18-13--11AD. 19.77” x 20.00".

Dan McCormack I studied Photography from 1962 - 1967 at the Institute of Design in Chicago and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1967 to 1970. I began photographing the nude with Wendy, my wife, while in graduate school. Then for over forty years I explored various techniques and processes while photographing the nude as a central theme. In 1976, I joined the Board of Directors of the Catskill Center for Photography and served as Vice President of the Board for ten years. One of my responsibilities was the installation of every show during those formative years. I have taught photography at Purdue University, Pratt Institute, SUNY New Paltz, Bard College, Ramapo College and Mercy College before I came to Marist College twenty years ago. I currently head the photography program at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

In 1998 I began to work with pinhole photography. I use an oatmeal box pinhole camera to make 8x10 inch B&W negatives. With its extreme wide angle and distortion, the camera gives me results that are constantly a surprise. I develop the B&W negatives, scan them into Photoshop, and then colorize the image by pulling curves in each of the channels. I make an images rooted in 16th Century pinhole optics juxtaposed with 21st Century digital print manipulations. These newest photographs of mine are a hybrid of Photography and Digital Printmaking. From January to February 2010 I had a solo show at the Photography Center of the Capitol District in Troy, NY. I showed over fifty images from ten diverse series made from 1990 to 2010. And in May 2013 I have a solo show, “Nude at Home”, twenty-six images made from 2003 to 2012 at the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Home from the Sea. Archival pigment print, 16" x 16".

Tracy Valleau started taking photographs almost 60 years ago, and today his work is part of the permanent photography collections of several museums and foundations, including the Crocker Art Museum, the Triton Museum of Art and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. His photos have appeared in many books and magazines as well as exhibitions and one-man shows. He is a past instructor of photography at the graduate school of the Academy of Art University, and he continues to review images, lecture and instruct. Mr. Valleau is a member of ImageMakers. Tracy began photography in 1957, when he built his first darkroom at age 10. He attended UCSD and SDSU; served in the Army during the Vietnam era and moved to Monterey in 1972.

Tracy began computer programming in 1978, and is a certified Mac Consultant. He has authored of many commercial software packages for clients including Apple, Disney, Sony, National Geographic, McGraw-Hill, PBS and others. Mr. Valleau began video editing in 1973 for the NIMH, and recently finished a film on Wynn Bullock's color photography. Today he continues editing video, designing websites, Macintosh consulting, and of course, photography. Commenting on Tracy's work, renown photographer Richard Garrod calls them "Strong, expressive images with an elegant simplicity." • 37





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Gabi Domenig

Bird garden. Acrylic on Canvas, 80 cm x120 cm

Maruka Carvajal

Quiet Summer. Acrylic on Canvas, 20” x 24”