Studio Visit Magazine Vol. 32

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volume thirty-two

volume thirty-two A Juried Selection of International Visual Artists.


The juror for Volumes 31 and 32 of Studio Visit was Mary M. Tinti, Curator at The Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg, MA. Mary has spent a good deal of her career in New England. She and the institution’s Director, Nick Capasso, have, in a short amount of time, done much to reenergize the institution and place it firmly on the map as one of New England’s most vital small museums.

volume 32 2015 $15 Editor and Publisher: Steven T. Zevitas Associate Publisher: Andrew Katz Design / Production: Kayelani Ortiz Communications Manager: Alexa Kinne

Copyright © 2015. The Open Studios Press. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any way without written permission from the publisher. PRINTED IN KOREA All rights in each work of art reproduced herein are retained by the artist. Front Cover: Michael Carlyle, p.26 Back Cover: John Ford, p.58

The competition that yielded Volumes 31 and 32 drew more than 900 applicants working in a range of media. Of them, three hundred and fifteen artists were selected for publication and two hundred and fifty-five chose to participate. As in the past, and in the interest of producing volumes of Studio Visit that are not overwhelmingly large, we have split the winning artists into two separate books, Volumes 31 and 32. This division is intended to make the publication manageable for our readership, and, more importantly, to maximize the benefit for participating artists. The artists featured in Volumes 31 and 32 represent a wide range of aesthetic viewpoints that I think accurately capture the pluralistic time we live in. Some of the artists featured in Studio Visit are self-taught, while others hold graduate degrees. Some have shown extensively, while others are at the beginning of their careers. Regardless of their respective backgrounds, all of the artists featured in Studio Visit are serious about and committed to their work. So, we hope that you take the opportunity to contact any artist that you feel may be appropriate for your gallery or collection. For your convenience, every artist has contact information provided. In the interest of putting Studio Visit in front of the largest audience possible, I made the decision to make it available to anyone and everyone for free in digital format. To see the current volumes or any past ones that you might have missed, please visit, and feel free to spread the word. Steven Zevitas Publisher

Studio Visit: Volume Thirty-Two Mary M. Tinti, Ph.D., Curator, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA

Nicole Agee

Thony Aiuppy

Los Angeles, CA

Chromium Pine, Black Circle acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 inches


I explore themes of our modern environment as a confluence of invisible forces that are interpreted as natural and synthetic visions. Our landscape with intangible elements are told with heightened and visceral forms. My work blurs the inner-outer state in a visual symphony of shape and energy fields.

Jacksonville, FL / 904 655 6856

By merging socioeconomic and political themes with my experiences of living with the residue of a racially divided American South I fabricate scenarios and characters to provoke understanding of the physical and metaphysical aspects of the human experience, meted out on a viscous, richly colored, tableau.

Cease and Desist oil and wax on window pane, 30 x 32 inches


Chie Araki New York, NY

Divine Guidance Wall 02 mixed media, 48 x 80 inches


Born in Osaka, Japan, Chie studied graphic design at The School Of Visual Arts from 1998 to 2001. After graduating, she worked for five years at MTV networks. Chie returned to SVA and received her masters in 2012. She has exhibited many places in the world. She is an awarded artist.

The Final Room – The 8Th Chakra / White Purification And Recurrence mixed media installation, 150 sq. feet


Molly Aubry

Emma Balder

West Palm Beach, FL

External forms illuminate internal movement. While nature functions as my primary point of departure, I do not attempt to recreate the external world. I translate my responses: thoughts, emotions, sensations. I make art to record and expand my perception and understanding. The resulting works grow beyond my initial intent.

Slipping Echo spray paint, watercolor, graphite, and colored pencil on watercolor paper, 42 x 60 inches


Jamaica Plain, MA / 617 939 4240

Emma Balder’s recent work reveals a fantasia of handcrafted elements, where various textiles and traditional craft exist in harmony with vibrantly painted and physically altered abstractions. The process of radical transformation and regeneration is the core of Emma’s artistic practice.

Pinglet 1 acrylic, fabric, and thread on canvas, 10 x 13 inches


Elizabeth Barlow

Mark Basco

San Francisco, CA GALLERY AFFILIATION Gallerie Citi, Burlingame, CA

His oil on linen, 24 x 24 inches


Inspired by the portraiture tradition, but working in the still life genre, I use objects or belongings, rather than faces, to tell people’s stories. I call these Portraits in Absentia. I seek to illuminate the spirits that permeate these personal objects, which present me with rich opportunities for storytelling.

Philadelphia, PA / 334 202 9272

I make a deliberate effort to remove and edit what is important to me. My vocabulary grows within my own observations and I find tethering my experiences with people helps me retain certain memories. The more I observe, the more my work takes on characteristics of these conscious driven spaces.

Cosby oil on linen on panel, 25 x 21 inches


Michelle Bear Camano Island, WA GALLERY AFFILIATION Gallery Cygnus, LaConner, WA

Antarctica acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36 inches


Places are profoundly emotional territories. A place reflects both what is held together there and how it is so held. My work involves a sense of examining metaphors, relationships and at times a sense of loss. How does one give the world that needs to be considered, a visual voice?

Displaced acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches


Dan Paul Becker Los Angeles, CA

Parched In Paradise spray paint on calendar, 6.5 x 7 inches


Dan’s process ranges from spontaneous to meticulous with a keen interest in material buildup and reduction. Using scraping, sanding and spraying techniques, he often destroys and removes half as much paint as he applies, creating multilayered compositions that accentuate the physical surface within the context of the digital age.

Elemental acrylic and spray paint on paper, 30 x 22 inches


Christy Bergland

Jan Brandt

Baltimore, MD / 410 467 4922 GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Stonehouse Studio, Baltimore, MD Bayview Company, Saco, ME

The Roman bird first painted around 11-1 BC visits, with its shadow, the Maine coast which is millions of years older. This artwork was drawn, painted, and collaged from 1991 to 2015. For this artist time/space is mysterious. Eternity is experienced in the here and now.

A Roman Bird and its Shadow Visit the Coast of Maine brown ink pen and watercolor collage on paper 9.5 x 7.5 inches


Bloomington, IL GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Jan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, IL The Pod, Normal, IL Main Gallery 404, Bloomington, IL Ward-Nasse, New York, NY

Hand-stitched disparate textiles such as donated clothing, pompoms, and muslin are combined into quirky three dimensional assemblages. Brandt’s work may conjure the idea of GMO tampered botanical experiments, fantastical cellular landscapes, or reconfigured plush toys turned into specimens to view.

Boobalooba Island mixed media, 18 x 24 inches


Blaine Breaux New Orleans, LA

Bedlam acrylic and enamel on canvas, 36 x 72 x 2.5 inches


Simple elements of line, color, and shape are focal points of my abstract work. My concept is formed by combining these elements into a complex, disordered composition. Using sharp hard edge painting, these elements are repeated in unique ways to create chaotic yet bright, hopeful works with balance and harmony.

Do Whatcha Wanna acrylic on canvas, 72 x 60 inches


Natalie Brey Milwaukee, WI GALLERY AFFILIATION Var Gallery and Studios, Milwaukee, WI

A Forgotten Oasis oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches


In my work I choose each color and texture application to portray my current feeling so viewers not only visualize the idea but can also see it as a place. I aspire to leave my audience with an understanding of how emotion can take physical shape in my art.

Phased Out oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches


Cat Canone Altamonte Springs, FL / 407 808 0144

Hope mixed media and acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 inches


Controlled chaos is what I classify as my style. I enlarge the details in nature and then break them into pieces. Within each sector, I then mix layers of acrylic paint together to create patterns of chaos. And just like your fingerprints, no two of my paintings are the same.

Strength in Numbers acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches


Michael Carlyle Windsor, Canada GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Galeria de Ida Victoria, San Jose Del Cabo, Baja, CA ChimMaya Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA LuminArte Fine Art Gallery, Dallas, TX Bucerias Art Gallery, Bucerias, Nayarit

Do You See What I See? / QuĂŠ Ves Lo Que Veo? acrylic, charcoal, and paper collage, 12 x 12 inches


My Mujeres Contemporeano series was inspired by vibrant Mexican blankets and textiles. I wanted to capture emotions of women I saw daily in the street. I started with small portraits playing with various shapes; layer upon layer of color blocking and details of magazine paper collage, bringing depth and interest.

Will His Family Like Me / Le GustarĂŠ a Su Familia acrylic, charcoal, and paper collage, 48 x 36 inches


Maruka Carvajal Centreville, VA

Sense of Place encaustic on wood board, 12 x 12 inches


I convey my multicultural experiences and architectural background through art. When painting urban impressions, I search for harmony between strong colors and geometric strokes. I have been selected for the Visiting Artist program at the Torpedo Factory Art Center and my work was featured on the cover of three art magazines.

Rush Hour acrylic on canvas, 36 x 24 inches


Stephanie Chambers

Gerry Chapleski

Brooklyn, NY / 718 807 6294 GALLERY AFFILIATION Yiri Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

We Live By the Beach Under the Stars acrylic on wood panel, 20 x 16 inches


Stephanie Chambers lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, but escapes every chance she gets to travel and photograph plants and animals to make paintings about. Her work has been shown at galleries and art fairs in New York, San Francisco, Providence, Canada, Finland, Taiwan, Japan and Germany.

Broomfield, CO

The simple beautiful geometry of flowers; symbolism; American Indian craft, dress, philosophy, perfect oneness with nature; crazy love of wild color, realism bordering on abstraction [technique], ultimately moving toward new manifestation of the portrait, new representation of the face — I believe it holds the most power.

Venus oil on canvas, 19 x 19 inches


Siyang Ziui Chen Ypsilanti, MI / 267 969 2925

The Lux Baby oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches


A classically trained artist, I am working to re-pioneer the image of realism in painting. My work is pursuant of a deeper understanding of the role images play in the creation of a story and I view each image as a narrative of my tiny world.

Over Fences ink on paper, 12 x 12 inches


Amanda Coleman Kalamazoo, MI / 206 427 1537 GALLERY AFFILIATION LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

Chris & Karen acrylic on canvas, diptych, 48 x 60 inches


I paint responsively: the textures and marks in my painting’s current state inform what happens next in the evolution of that painting. My figurative work balances the fluid, organic, and unexpected properties of paint with the physical presence of the subject. These pieces are meditations on being lost in thought.

Julie acrylic on canvas, 48 x 32 inches


Jennifer Colten St. Louis, MO

Encounter #9: 6310220131012.0717 archival pigment print, 36 x 40 inches


Jennifer Colten’s photographs focus on the “edgeland” spaces of the urban and industrial landscape. These are sites with ambiguous purpose, filled with the detritus of our human experience. As the landscape shifts around human activity, the photographs are intended to open questions about 21st century relationships to the environment.

AB.0744 archival pigment print, 36 x 40 inches


Patrick Connors Philadelphia, PA

After a Spring Storm, Columbia Bridge oil on linen, 24 x 36 inches


Even on sunlit days a hazy glimmer enshrouds Fairmount Park’s low hills, flat plains, and Schuylkill River. Cloudy days recast the scene to a leaden sky, murky foliage and a muddy green-streaked waterway. These and my other riverbank encounters are refracted through oil paint, gouache, and ink.

Lone Sycamore, Late Winter oil on linen, 42 x 36 inches


Taylor Cox

UriĂŠl Dana

Atlanta, GA

Tart acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 inches


The intent of my work is to create an energetic composition with forms that are both familiar and mysterious to the viewer. The repeating marks and forms are derived from patterns of repetition found in nature.

San Francisco Bay Area, CA GALLERY AFFILIATIONS PAKS Gallery, Blindenmarkt, Austria PAKS Gallery, International Art Fair in Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France

UriĂŠl Dana has been honored for her work as a fine artist for more than 3 decades, in 12 countries on 4 continents. A former U.S. State Department Ambassador to the Arts under the Arts America Program, her art is included in dozens of private, corporate, and celebrity art collections.

Birds of a Feather oil on canvas, 18 x 14 inches


Christopher Paul Dean

Brad J. du Puy

Atlanta, GA Like minimalists before him, Dean resists illusion and represented space; instead he appropriates specific objects to create an artwork that is not a painting, a sculpture nor a fabrication. They are the assisted ready-mades of the 21st century steeped in art history and re-contextualized for a contemporary discourse.

Square Dowel Composition No.1, 2015 dowels, 21 x 21 inches


New Orleans, LA / 504 214 5810 GALLERY AFFILIATIONS D.O.C.S. Gallery, New Orleans, LA GSL Art Projects, New Orleans, LA

My images are the product of my perceptions, and experiences within an urban setting. I am persistently looking to the varied, often divergent visual signifiers that I encounter. I am inspired, as well as challenged by the trajectories of realities, places and institutions within my sphere of observation.

Plan for Geometric Design acrylic on birch, 48 x 48 inches


Robyn Brianna Duarte-Specht Wichita, KS

My work utilizes the body as a vehicle for stories. A bruise is a cycle of injury and recovery. The impact, contusion, and healing stages are an evolutionary timeline and evidence of human resilience. By investigating this imagery, I play with its potential to exist as something beautiful, even cathartic.

Surfacing acrylic, ink, and RIT dye on raw canvas, 24 x 18 inches


Dilated acrylic, ink, and RIT dye on raw canvas, 33.5 x 20 inches


Ann Duffy Seattle, WA GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Vermillion Gallery, Seattle, WA Edison Eye, Edison, WA

California Junction oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches


Light can transform the dismal into a sparkling jewel. That is what inspires me; finding beauty in the mundane. I paint in the realist tradition, cityscapes of Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Palm Springs. I like to capture the dissonance of different eras colliding in the changing urban landscape.

Air Streaming oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches


Isabelle DuVall Los Angeles, CA / 813 843 2848

Partial Eclipse (diptych) oil on canvas, each 32 x 34 inches


Through the traditional mode of painting, I create virtual landscapes based on digital images. Removed from reality, these landscapes present an unsettling and alien nature, which resembles the glaring, artificial media screens we now inhabit. The sublime is represented in my depictions of nature as placeless, outside space and time.

Venus Sun Melting oil on canvas, 28 x 30 inches


Deanna Ebner Cape May, NJ In my recent works I have been exploring sculpture and balance in two dimensional form.

Black and White 1 mono print, 12 x 9 inches


Black and White 2 mono print, 12 x 9 inches


Carol Es

Jennifer Evans Los Angeles, CA GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

Sky House, 2014 oil, paper, and fabric on birch panel, 20 x 20 inches


Denver, CO My works begin as spontaneous or primitive drawings that morph into existential narratives. As Paul Klee said, “One eye sees, the other feels.� Media motivates me: textiles and vibrant oil paint that seem to stay alive in every artwork. I see oil paint as an entity, like the ocean.

Early memories of sitting cross-legged in reading circles, teachers reading picture books full of wonder to young children captivated by adventure. Just as our imaginations overflowed, the words have spilled out of this book too. Circles of enchantment, memories sewn together in haphazard ways, stream of consciousness and delight.

Reading Circles altered book, 53 x 15 inches


Cheryl Finfrock Austin, TX / 512 426 9217 GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Ro2 Art, Dallas, TX Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

Last Dance acrylic on claybord, 24 x 30 inches


I like the idea that stories told with images can communicate silently but not necessarily quietly. My current series of paintings depicts the character of both place and person. I regard the picture plane as a stage and those who occupy it as characters with their paradoxical natures and predicaments.

An Afternoon’s Unfettered Tone acrylic on claybord, 30 x 24 inches


Candice Flewharty Norwich, CT

Emoji – Life Saver oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches


I am predominately a figurative painter working in oils from photos that I take. I enjoy high contrast, lots of vivid primary colors, and a narrative quality. The Emoji Project, my latest, humorously examines current trends in finding and building human relationships.

Emoji – HohGod oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches


John Ford Del Mar, CA / 858 775 9040

The Subway, Zion National Park archival pigment print, 16 x 20 inches


In my images I hope to capture the order and beauty in the chaos of nature.

El Capitan from Valley View, Yosemite archival pigment print, 20 x 16 inches


Nuel Friend

David Harrison Gant

Grand Rapids, MI / 616 802 0303 GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Armstrong DeGraaf International Fine Art, Saugatuck, MI Eunoia Modern, San Francisco, CA Candace Barnes, San Francisco, CA The House of Basqko Art Studio, Grand Rapids, MI

Everything that I read, see, feel and experience influences the outcome of my work. My intent is to create images that are unique and reflect my attraction to those things which inspire, but are difficult to explain. It is most important to me to find clarity through intuition and creativity.

The (Ghent)al Lamb oil paint, plastic wrap and concrete trowel patch on wood panel, 48 x 48 inches


Kansas City, MO / 816 668 7419 GALLERY AFFILIATION Todd Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Making art for me is an act of compulsion, something I was born with. I’ve always been able to manipulate material into something deeply recognizable. As an artist I see it as my role to process the world as it passes me by, holding the mirror to the mass subconscious.

The Point of No Return mixed media on panel, 66 x 90 inches


John Alan Girouard Silver Lake, NH / 603 651 7479 GALLERY AFFILIATION Group 8 Gallery, Ellis River Art Studios, Jackson, NH

This inventive medium, hot glue & crayons, creates an innovative glass like sheen that folds over the edge of the canvas. In The Land Of The Floating Orbs series I allow my mind to wander past our earthly connectedness and imagine beyond space and into other dimensions.

In The Land Of Floating Orbs #2 hot glue and crayons on canvas patent number 6,840,403, 14 x 11 inches


In Motion hot glue and crayons on canvas patent number 6,840,403, 20 x 16 inches


Jeffrey A. Gomez Oakland, CA / 818 624 0074

“New Explorations in Dada� An obsession with 20th century art and 21st century information fuels the process by which I strive to bring the two together in painting. Inspired by encyclopedic curiosity and a thoughtful reverence for abstract art, my work explores cartography, vexillology, internationalism, art history and painting itself.

Caribbean Sea acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30 inches


Composition with Manifesto acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 inches


George Goodridge

Evgeni Gordiets

Miami Beach, FL GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Galleria GUM, Miami, FL Art Cube, Laguna Beach, CA Sculptors Guild, Brooklyn, NY

George Goodridge attended the School of Visual Arts, NY and the Art Institute of Chicago where he taught Visual Techniques and was awarded Senior Technical Adviser to the Student Body respectively. He is best known for his multi-piece stretched canvas works and currently lives and works in Miami Beach, Florida.

Conversations acrylic on epoxy treated stretched canvas and auto-body clear coat, 48 x 32 x 9 inches


Lake Ariel, PA / 602 790 8677 GALLERY AFFILIATION Art Dom Gallery (

Serenely surreal… Dreamlike atmosphere where quietly magical things happen. His places have a profound peace. Gordiets’ blend of Surrealism and Impressionism — somewhere amidst Monet, Magritte and Dali, but in a style that is definitely and coherently his own has brought him a good deal of international success and fame.

Calm Afternoon oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches


Freya Grand Washington, DC

In 2000 Freya Grand turned to painting the landscape, immersing herself in the mystery of the natural world. Remote places provide the sources for her work, places that possess ominous beauty, vastness. Giving physical form to these experiences is what motivates her work.

Cerros oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches


The Joining oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches


Dennison W. Griffith

Liz Guzman

Columbus, OH / 614 570 9006 GALLERY AFFILIATION Hammond Harkins Gallery, Columbus, OH

7.28 (2015) oil over encaustic on panel, 120 x 120 inches


Dennison W. Griffith: painter; Columbus, OH and Asheville, NC. President of Columbus College of Art & Design 1998 – 2014. MFA, The Ohio State University (1994), BFA, Ohio Wesleyan University (1974). Collections: Butler Institute of American Art; Columbus Museum of Art, Pizzuti Collection Website:,

Arlington, VA / 703 861 4009

My work invites you to a party celebrating bittersweet potential in a girlish kitsch dimension. b. 1/17/1991 2013 BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Painting and Printmaking

Yeah Girl acrylic and duct tape on canvas, 20 x 16 inches


Josephine Haden

Lindsy Halleckson

Arlington, VA / 703 527 3761

Recalculating acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 inches


I am French-American. Since studying art (Georgetown BA and George Washington University MA), I have shown in over 10 solos and 80 group shows. My awards include a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship, followed by a solo at the museum. My paintings are in numerous U.S. and French collections.

Minneapolis, MN

My work lives at the intersection themes of mindfulness, silence and nature. Its imagery comes from time I have spent in natural spaces, like Lake Superior, Big Blue, Wind River Range, or Chaco. The paintings create a space that is quiet — but also rich with emotion and memory.

Silent Search – No. 25 acrylic on canvas, 24 x 48 inches


Elizabeth Harris

Caroline Hatfield

Boston, MA / 978 973 9995 GALLERY AFFILIATION Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

Baltimore, MD I work with molten beeswax, graphite, oil, and marble dust. My goal is to fuse the acts of painting and drawing into layered surfaces suggesting a sense of deep illuminated space. With lyrical scrawls, scribbles, gouges, deep scratches, and repetitive mark making, my work references science, spirituality, and language.

Entanglement 5 encaustic, textile, and graphite on wood panel, 24 x 36 x 2 inches


Highlighting an affinity for the color red and the sometimes-fortunate practice of using discarded paper; the series Emanate arose from the compulsive habit of drawing repetitive marks into an amassing form. Translating cycles of energy and alluding to process, the result is an ever-expanding series of energetic forms.

Emanate #5 ink on paper, 9 x 11 inches


Al Heilman Willis, TX / 713 828 1307 GALLERY AFFILIATION Mixed Emotions Fine Art, Houston, TX

This current work is an expression of the simplicity and elegance of life. This work is meditative and for me, it represents inner quietness and calm. The work has multiple expressions which can be seen when the light energy or directions of light surrounding the work changes. Nemaste

Curves wood, steel with patina, and Brass, 30 x 48 x 9 inches


Directions wood, steel with patina, brass, and acrylic, 30 x 44 x 6 inches


Michael T. Hensley Portland, OR / 503 805 5978 GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Portland Fine Art, Portland, OR Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA Sandler/Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Slurveyor mixed media on panel, 42 x 46 inches


My work is a spontaneous and automatic practice of mark making, collage, painting and building layer upon layer of visual information. The idea is to reveal a glimpse of the subconscious as well as the conscious mind, to bring to the surface that which has never been seen before.

Typo Writer mixed media on panel, 46 x 48 inches


Elvis Andrea Hernandez Phoenix, AZ / 623 565 7133

VD Doughnuts acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24 inches


There are moments in time that my clients reminisce about and wish they could relive through a piece of art. Thanks to my clients’ ideas, I strive to capture the significance of the moment and bring the ideas to fruition on a canvas in any medium of their choosing.

Hunter colored pencil on paper, 24 x 18 inches


Gina Herrera Bakersfield, CA / 661 912 5472

While my heritage incorporates the Tesuque Pueblo and Costa Rica, my strongest affinity is to nature. While serving in Iraq, mountainous trash heaps catalyzed my desire to awaken environmental consciousness. I create assemblages using discarded and natural objects, an aesthetic and spiritual ritual to channel and honor Mother Earth.

Unveiling the Truth assorted recovered post-consumer waste, 73 x 22 x 25 inches


Tree Whisperer assorted recovered post-consumer waste, 79 x 28 x 29 inches


Peter Hess Los Angeles, CA

Many of my recent works are comprised of a central painting on canvas encircled by pictorial tiles. The core image states the theme and creates context, while the illuminated tiles offer an opportunity for sustained looking and for the content to unfold in something approaching a narrative fashion.

Navigation painted ceramic tiles and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 27 inches


Civics painted ceramic tiles and acrylic on canvas, 33 x 21 inches


Joshua N. Hoering Chicago, IL / 260 403 0462

Flora series giclĂŠe prints, each 24 x 20 inches


Born: Fort Wayne, IN, 1984 Education: Indiana University, M.S.Ed., 2012 Rhode Island School of Design, 2008 Indiana University, B.F.A., 2008 Lives and works in Chicago.

Flora I giclĂŠe print, 24 x 20 inches


Troy Howard Pickerington, OH / 614 832 1982 GALLERY AFFILIATIONS, Columbus, OH Quest Art Gallery, Columbus, OH

Mustang acrylic paint and charcoal on wood, 32 x 72 inches


With a diverse and interesting process in creating artwork, I bring visions and concepts to life. My attitude toward art is to continue striving for excellence in creativity with each piece. I am an artist and entrepreneur, so whatever I create will be different to everyone who perceives it.

Megan Starr charcoal on artist paper, 16 x 19 inches


Naishu Hu New York, NY / 248 376 8768

Petty On Body No.1 mixed media and brass, 1.75 x 3.5 x 5.5 inches


HU Naishu is a contemporary sculptor and conceptual artist. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her works involve a critical view on the disturbing innocence of human beings. She uses “play� as a method to measure the body and explore the relationship of human and nature with a humorous perspective.

Petty No.3 and No.4 mixed media, cherry wood, gold leaf, silver leaf, and pearl, 11.75 x 14 x 10 inches


Farida Hughes St. Paul, MN / 434 250 0261 GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Kolman & Pryor Gallery, Minneapolis, MN Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA

Beaches 2 oil on linen, 32 x 36 inches


Inspired by the energy and grouping of crowds, I create aerial compositions in response to how communities form and interact in public spaces. Negative spaces activate energized forms. I observe and translate collective human behavior through color, form and shape, and work toward harmony and balance.

Stories Told as One oil on linen, 50 x 40 inches


Annette Hur Chicago, IL

Anabada acrylic on canvas, 52 x 52 inches


In between figuration and abstraction, Hur’s practice attempts to create vibrant and whimsical interpretations of an abstract narrative. Her ambiguous yet luminous space refers to pleasantly stimulating urban vibes created through color play, passive/active gestures of paint, and discontinuous gestures and marks. Self-generated forms reflect Hur’s sentimentality or autobiographical themes.

Untitled acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches


Megan Hurdle Memphis, TN My art is the result of an attempt to make sense of the world. As a young girl I was blessed with the opportunity to be surrounded with materials to create and experiment. With a limitless imagination I try to make my reality tangible for myself and others to experience.

Green Eyes mixed media, 42 x 42 inches


Deanie’s Crown mixed media, 48 x 36 inches


Georgeana Ireland Newport Beach, CA / 503 703 2387 GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Ethos Contemporary Art, Newport Beach, CA Contemporary Fine Art, La Jolla, CA Bill Hester Gallery, Santa Fe, NM Cobalt Fine Arts, Tubac, AZ

Haunting beauty is what I am after- with a punch of emotion. I love thick paint, the way it moves and melds- using brushes and pallet knifes I ‘knit’ colors together like a tapestry. Oils, pigments, mica, metallic leaf tell part of the story, but color is my favorite muse.

Rise oil, mica, pigments, and gold leaf on canvas, 76 x 56 inches


Be Still... oil, mica, pigements, and gold leaf on canvas, 80 x 60 inches


Yuta Ishino New York, NY GALLERY AFFILIATIONS hpgrp Gallery, Minato-ku, Tokyo The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville, NY

#601 acrylic, photo transfer, and gold leaf, 40 x 50 inches


The harmony of all life of all creatures, animals, human and plants, dynamically coexist in one world without any line. We all just share a planet.

#704 acrylic and photo transfer, 40 x 50 inches


Reilly Jensen Seattle, WA GALLERY AFFILIATION Abmeyer+Wood Fine Art, Seattle, WA

Scrap piles are the subject matter of my new body of work. These objects morph between mechanical and organic, reality and imagination. These are not acres of trash but rather mounds of matter moving through a transitional state; at times emerging with qualities that seem oddly human.

Salvage #5 charcoal pencil on davey board panel, 40 x 60 inches


Salvage #1 charcoal pencil on davey board panel, 60 x 80 inches


Tsukasa Kambara

Mia Kaplan

Charleston, WV

New Orleans, LA / 917 592 7330

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Tamarack David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery, Beckley, WV Contemporary Gallery, Charleston, WV Allied Artists WV, Charleston, WV

Random Sharp #21 acrylic on canvas, 24 x 18 inches


I like the word random. This series uses crossing sharp lines to create random spaces with unique color and form, giving each an individual character. Controlled hues give an urban expression; a slice of city life.

Mia Kaplan is a painter, sculptor, and textile designer from Southeast Louisiana. Her work illustrates a personal connection to natural borders, landscapes, wild flowers, refuges and themes of transformation.

Mountain Time Wood and steel on marble, 54 x 48 x 96 inches


Joe Karlovec

Michael F. Kondel

Streetsboro, OH

Through the process of drawing I create a rhythm between forms we construct and the terrains we inhabit. This drawing is part of a series called Second Nature. It was made in response to an organic farm residency.

Land Machine graphite, citrasolv, and xylene on paper, 24 x 18 inches


Easton, PA

I work within the mechanics of an image. I resource a blue collar world and reconstruct motifs that speak of that culture. My initial engagement with an image changes into a deconstruction of its individual parts. I end with a perspective that shows the graphic importance of these shapes.

Rack acrylic on canvas, 72 x 48 inches


Michael David Kozlowski

Dan Lam

Trumbull, CT

Dallas, TX

The narrative elements in my work often obliquely address issues of existence and presence with the passing of time, the wide variety of experiences that occur within a single space or momentous choices or moments of transition that may “haunt� a given environment.

Apsides oil, acrylic, and spray paint on canvas, 64 x 66 inches


Dan Lam has her MFA from Arizona State University and BFA from University of North Texas. Her work explores ideas of beauty and opposing forces.

But What Does It Do? mixed media, 13 x 15 inches


Sodam Lee Ames, IA

Heavy Shoulder archive pigment print, 9 x 16 inches


I believe it is difficult for people to see beyond their own personal experiences. Through my work, I want people to realize that one united world can contain vastly different environments and circumstances. In addition, I wish to inspire people to care for those struggling with hardships around the world.

Fishing Boys archive pigment print, 20 x 16 inches


David Carmack Lewis Portland, OR / 503 997 4538

Diptych #2, fire and engine oil on paper, each 16 x 12 inches


The visual essay, “A God In The Hearth,” examines human beings’ reliance on fire and the impact of fossil fuels. Fire fuels modern life and in doing so is changing the planet. Just because we don’t see the flames doesn’t mean the world isn’t burning.

4 studies of the coal fired power plant in Boardman, Oregon oil on paper, each 16 x 12 inches


Jane Lincoln East Falmouth, MA GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Cove Gallery, Wellfleet, MA Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA

Daring Diarylide acrylic on paper and hardboard, 6 x 6 x 1 inches


These paintings are assembled bands of color that project a glow onto the wall. As the viewer interacts with a painting colors will shift, razor thin edges appear, and vibrations occur. My intention is to have color relationships either trigger a memory or be a new experience.

Pink Link acrylic on paper/hardboard, 24.25 x 12 x 1 inches


Susan Lizotte

Adam Longatti

Los Angeles, CA GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

For King And Country oil and aerosol on canvas, 24 x 48 inches


Fresno, CA Susan Lizotte’s paintings utilize both figurative and abstract elements to explore issues of abuse of power and control. With a range of stylistic approaches and methodologies she also examines the nature of investigation in relation to art history, as a reflection of the myriad journeys of the Mind.

I paint the variable Western landscape; particularly California where I live. I have yet to find anything like the tactile nature of plein air. Early on my formal art education was everything but landscape painting, and I now find myself grateful for having never learned the techniques of this genre.

Red Barn: Drought Year Mirage Series oil on board, 11 x 14 inches


Nadine Longmore

Xavier Lopez

Rochester, NY

Washington, WA

J. Longmore oil on oak plywood, 30 x 24 inches


I translate a person’s personality and energy. I want the portrait to capture an individual’s quality, so when a viewer looks at one of my portraits they understand the essence within. The observer needs to know nothing else of person, only see a glimpse of their individuality, and temperament.

GALLERY AFFILIATION Echo Echo Gallery, Seattle, WA

Xavier Lopez received his MFA from the University of California, Davis, where he created the theoretical/artistic thesis of the Soft Cyborg. A Post-Pop Surrealist, he is part of a young group of artists who are moving beyond “Pop,” mixing sculpture, performance, theory and painting to create something entirely new.

Space Oddity acrylic on canvas, 96 x 60 inches


Deedra Ludwig New Orleans, LA GALLERY AFFILIATIONS TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA LeMieux Galleries, New Orleans, LA Harrison Gallery, Key West, FL Watson MacRae Gallery, Sanibel Island, FL / Santa Fe, NM

Vermilion oil and mixed media on canvas, 48 x 68 inches


“My goal is to search for visual threads and connectivity in nature that may otherwise be overlooked or ignored and through this mutuality understand the fragility and subtle layers of existence.� My work is included in numerous public and private collections in the USA and abroad.

Convergence oil and mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48 inches


Peter Manion St. Louis, MO GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Frill, Ladue, MO SOHA Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Miners oil on paper, 50 x 63 inches


My daily life is my art. It is the mundane, the extraordinary and the broken down moments that lie in between. Nothing is more significant than anything else and everything has its purpose. I experiment with materials which adds risk to the reward; it keeps me excited and therefore motivated.

Solider oil and collage on paper, 69 x 35 inches


Jean Manning Montebello, NY

Pretense oil on canvas, 72 x 72 inches


My current work emerged from a deep sadness and the awareness that memories are illusive, love is conditional and lies will break your heart.

Poison oil on canvas, 72 x 72 inches


Chandrika Marla Chicago, IL

You Can Stay acrylic and pigment on canvas, 30 x 30 inches


In my paintings, parts of the form are compared to landscapes. Subconsciously, our memories fill in the negative space. These depictions of the torso are suggestive of the fragmented lives that we lead even as we yearn to have it all.

You’ve Changed acrylic, Japanese handmade paper, and pigment on canvas, 38 x 30 inches


Ryota Matsumoto Mitaka-shi, Tokyo Ryota Matsumoto is a principal and artist of an award-winning design office, Ryota Matsumoto Studio. He received Master of Architecture from University of Pennsylvania after studying at Architectural Association in London and Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art. His works are featured in numerous publications and exhibitions internationally.

The Reverberant Ambience of Interpretative Codes for an Ancient Artifact mixed media, 27 x 37 inches


The Chronology of Imaginary Scrolls mixed media, 26 x 35 inches


Kassandra Mattia

Lindsay Evans Montgomery

Iowa City, IA

Run, Boys gouache and ink on polaroid photo, 4.2 x 3.5 inches


Expanding from the quantum mechanical notion that observation is interactive, my current body of work investigates possible connections between personal psychology and physical conceptions of what it means to observe. I am currently living and working in Iowa City, Iowa as a student in the MA/MFA painting program.

San Jose, CA

Fluorescent jewel clouds hover above the Star, which change according to a carnival of conditions and lavender worship. Pale neon sponges and stickers act as acrobats to private aural trust funds. The charismatic lemon ballerina prophesies her power with the flatness of each layered sugar color and piece of moon.

Aura acrylic and glitter on canvas, 60 x 96 inches


Anne Swan Moore Rancho Santa Fe, CA / 858 945 2318 GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Harris Gallery, Houston, TX Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA

In My Garden V oil on canvas, 30 x 36 inches


Early as an abstract painter my focus was on musical energy and movement, later moving to still lifes and landscapes varying from an impressionistic style to a vividly idealized view. In this new series I am seeking energy and movement of my original work, keeping techniques learned along the way.

In My Garden VIII oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches


Andrea Morganstern Sarasota, FL

Window 1 watercolor and gouache on paper, 8 x 10 inches


My paintings are inspired by the experience of gazing into water and observing worlds appearing and dissolving amongst the things that swirl around beneath the surface. I use a circle to evoke the sense of peering through a window into another realm. Ceramic mosaics also inspire this work.

Window 6 watercolor and gouache on paper, 8 x 10 inches


Nancy Morrow Manhattan, KS GALLERY AFFILIATION A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

My work utilizes access points found in popular science, psychology, Greek mythology, children’s stories, mass media and my own experiences. Investigating the tie between self and culture is at the core— exploring notions of power, cultural convention, memory, desire, the role of the family and the significance of personal relationships.

Jewel Box watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and graphite on paper, 11.25 x 12.5 inches


Adrift watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and graphite on paper, 15 x 10.625 inches


David Nackashi

Priya Nadkarni

Jacksonville, FL / 904 563 1506

Log Truck #6 oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches


Living on Amelia Island and commuting to Jacksonville everyday becomes a mundane, mind numbing routine. The commute becomes a bigger headache because of Amelia Islands two paper mills and constant logging truck traffic. My logging truck series is simply an attempt to find peace and solace with the everyday routine.

Springfield, MA / 908 883 1584 GALLERY AFFILIATION SEEN Gallery, Pawtucket, RI

My work reveals the underbellies of American consciousness. The moral quandaries that arise through desire, seduction, violence and power. A perpetual state of warfare that wages on, hidden by promises of candy-coated fairy tales and infinite bouts of pleasure. The emotional landscape which yearns for more and is never satisfied.

Melos oil on canvas, 72 x 60 inches


Kathryn Neale St. Louis, MO / 312 927 5596

Boulder acrylic and chalk paint on wood, 24 x 24 inches


I’m a painter who primarily works in acrylics but also experiments in multi-media, collage and chalk paints on a variety of surfaces. My visual inspiration is sourced from the interior design and home decorating industries, specifically traditional floral wallpaper and textile patterns from the UK/Europe.

Primavera acrylic and chalk paint on linen, 30 x 24 inches


Perri Neri Highland Park, NJ / 347 306 8996 GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Ceres Gallery, New York, NY Scarfone-Hartley Gallery, Tampa, FL

Artemisia and Judith are Bad Ass graphite on arches paper, 36 x 40 inches


I am interested in the merging of content with the act of drawing and painting. Binary opposition— pain/pleasure; nurturing/torturing; opulence/and the mortification of the flesh—all set the tempo for a provocative dance between figurative and abstract. I invite interpretation. Do not leave them alone in their sensual strangeness.

Fuck You. I’m a Monster. So What. oil and paper on linen, 96 x 72 inches


Janet Olney Baltimore. MD

Far Rainbow oil, acrylic, and graphite on canvas, 26 x 20 inches


My work contemplates the intersection of our everyday and virtual lives; our perceptions of space and reality as viewed through the screen versus tangible surroundings. These current paintings explore the sliver of space between these two worlds and the potentialities that can transpire within it.

San Marco III acrylic on canvas, 26 x 20 inches


Rie Osogoe Wakou City, Saitama, Japan / 011 81 09 9389 7571

In blue2-15 acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 inches


A contrast with hard-edged geometric shapes painted by saturated colors which affect each other. Sometimes they are dancing, flowing, responding to each other and finally metamorphosing from original shapes to other shapes. My wish is to compose a dynamic and unknown space on canvas.

In blue3-15 acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 inches


Dellamarie Parrilli Los Angeles, CA / 773 430 6464

Inner Landscape oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches


Dellamarie Parrilli is recognized as “one of the most talented contemporary abstract painters painting today. One can’t help but marvel at the breath and depth of her painterly vocabulary: her brilliant freshness, remarkable virtuosity, vibrant colors, sumptuous paint surfaces, and her innate musicality, as well as her triumphant spiritual resonance.�

Garden Path oil on canvas, 72 x 48 inches


Yen Phang


Montreal, Canada GALLERY AFFILIATION The Art Fellas, Singapore

Incorporating traditional Chinese ink techniques, Yen Phang’s oil paintings hover within the penumbra between abstraction and representation. His latest series — Lullaby For A Gardener Lost In The Woods — focuses on biosemiotics and natural sign-systems, investigating man’s relationship with flora and fauna within urban environments.

A Visitor In Your Tropical Dreams From a Time When We’re Drowning oil on canvas, 20 x 30 inches


New York, NY / 718 679 8411

Annabel Linquist specializes in private commissions that scientifically heal the human psyche by creating works that enable the brain to rewire itself with its own thoughts. Linquist’s curious graphical lexicon reprograms broken neurological narratives based on research in Epigenetics, Neuroplasticity, and the Occult.

Pleroma No. 1 silkscreen, oilstick, graphite, spraypaint, and latex on maple wood panel, 72 x 48 inches


Fereshteh Priou Greenwich, CT / 203 918 1238

Baby ink on paper, 24 x 24 inches


Fereshteh Priou was born in Tehran, Iran, but moved with her husband Michel to Paris, France where she studied art at the AcadĂŠmie de Port Royal under Jean Maxime Relange and Claude Schultz who considered good drawing the undisputed basis for a good painting. Fereshteh presently lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Redhead ink and watercolor on paper, 36 x 24 inches


Sarah Ratchye San Francisco, CA As the celestial realm opens further, nation states with the Baroque excess of capital and intellect necessary to move past Earth’s atmosphere will continue to influence human and cosmic evolution. My drawings show the space explorer as living saint of the space age, seeker of knowledge, and experimental subject.

Baptizm pencil on paper, 11 x 9 inches


LUnar BEatifikAshun pencil on paper, 11 x 9 inches


Lynne Riding

Lorna Ritz

Charleston, SC / 843 270 1123

Ocean 13 wax encaustic on panel, 24 x 24 inches


Ocean 13 shown, is from my recent body of encaustic work, a method that allows me freedom in the layering of paint and surface, and the consideration as to what should be covered, revealed, or suggested. I am concerned with issues of impermanence, by contemplation of memory, experience and observation.

Amherst, MA / 413 256 8841 GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Hannah Bacol Busch Gallery, Bellaire, TX The Creative Center, New York, NY Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA French Cultural Center, Boston, MA

My paintings are earthy and weighty, yet have in them the rhythm of the sea. As a nature painter, the nature ‘out there,’ coupled with my own internal landscape, my ‘inner’ finds the equivalent ‘out there.’ My painting is passionate, radical, and driven by how to get ‘the thing’ said better.

Snow Melting into the Earth oil on canvas, 53 x 46 inches


Barbara H. Roche Berrien Springs, MI / 269 357 6150 This series explores the idea of time and identity, who we are internally and externally, and how our individual and collective past informs our present and future. By using “vanitas� objects to create the impression of tattoos, I honor contemporary culture and artists of the past while acknowledging our mortality.

The Moving Image of Reality oil on panel, 24 x 18 inches


Girl With Two Earrings oil on panel, 24 x 18 inches


Ann Salk Rosenberg Newton, MA / 617 543 3456

What Face Will I Wear Today? acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 inches


My paintings take a small slice from my life. Wether simple or complex all have complicated feelings that are poured into the painting. When you view my work, do not ask what I was thinking and feeling. It is your thoughts and feelings that are evoked that counts. You count!

Time Flies acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 inches


Jennifer Rospert Little Rock, AR

Ritualistically accumulating images, layering sun-stained paper ephemera, excavating with sandpaper, revealing a newly activated surface of subtle texture, collaborating with delicate graphite, making a drawing, born of the processes and materials I am most enamored with, creating a new narrative, and retelling a story as inaccurate as a false memory.

...polar...nebulosity... graphite, acrylic, digital print on aged newsprint paper, masking tape, and spray enamel, 30 x 30 inches


...fragments...NOLA... graphite, acrylic, digital print on aged newsprint paper, masking tape, and spray enamel, 24 x 24 inches


Peter Roux Winston-Salem, NC / 508 843 3955 GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA Anne Loucks Gallery, Glencoe, IL Gay Head Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA

Suspension (Rainbow) I oil on panel, 50 x 36 inches


My work centers itself in landscape as a starting point to explore our relationship to place, authenticity and memory. I’m drawn to the vocabularies of film and photography and how they regularly shape our understanding of contemporary space. I’m always interested to see how this informs what I paint.

Suspension (Iceland) IV oil on connected panels, 60 x 36 inches


Vladimir Ryklin Rego Park, NY / 602 369 6931 GALLERY AFFILIATION Art Dom Gallery (

Defender of The Faith oil on canvas, 18 x 18 inches


Vladimir Ryklin’s ferocious talent attracts the viewer to examine the work for hours to become submerged in it, as in a dream. His intricate, detailed works in a mode of apocalyptic social surrealism filled with hidden meanings and personal overtones to be interpreted by each person in his own manner.

No Hope oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches


Shannon Sargent Sioux City, IA / 712 560 2204

Fragile mixed media on board, 40 x 40 inches


Mad Musician (Dr. Seuss) mixed media on found objects, 72 x 36 inches


Eduardo Sarmiento Miami, FL / 786 975 8880

The work of Cuban-American artist Eduardo Sarmiento breaks from convention, is provocative, poetic, and sheds light onto those darker zones where erotic feeling and love, pain and pleasure, lead us to self-discovery. His work has been exhibited internationally and is part of the permanent collection of several museums.

DespuĂŠs de la Guerra oil pastel and colored pencil on arches paper, 27 x 40 inches


Girl with a Kitten (after Lucian Freud) oil pastel and colored pencil on arches paper, 30 x 23 inches


Karen Woodward Sarrow Tenafly, NJ

Coupling II acrylic and alkaline ink on board, 24 x 30 inches


I pursue the objectives of connection and transcendence; my style is realism. My direction is my life around me, and all peoples devoted to non–violence, sustainability and opportunity. I want to master portraying human connections, and equality. I am influenced by humanistic art.

Untitled (Butterflies) acrylic and alkaline ink on canvas, 48 x 24 inches


Alessandra Sequeira

Ben Shattuck

San José, Costa Rica GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Colorida Art Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal Fundación Rozas Botrán, Guatemala City, Guatemala Artflow, Avenida Escazú, San José, Costa Rica Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Riga, Latvia

Each ink stroke appeared in dreams. In the morning, I translated this sense of interconnections as an imaginal vision in which everything happens in lines that interconnect beyond time and space. Drawing a line with the Universe disables the individuality of Ego. My drawings are an active, shared meditation.

Quantum Calligraphy II China ink in rice paper roll and willow branch, 196 27⁄32 x 39.37 inches


Brooklyn, NY / 774 264 1732 GALLERY AFFILIATION Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA

Ben Shattuck (b. 1984) is a documentary painter (BFA, Cornell University) and writer (MFA Fiction, Iowa Writers’ Workshop). The codfish series sampled here depicts a species that has been devastated by overfishing. The series also references a history of death laminated to the tradition of still life painting.

Three Cod from a Collapsed Fishery oil on board, 48 x 36 inches


George Shopkin Watertown, MA / 617 926 9323 The human head as the most well recognizable shape is the core of my sculptures and is always guided by my philosophy about the infinite being, infinite shape, infinite horizontality and Buddha-like wisdom, serenity and timelessness. The global warming is a motive for another metaphorical, sardonic self-destructive sculptural images.

Infinite Being plaster intended to be cast in bronze, 34 x 34 x 13 inches


Global Warming Metamorphosis plaster intended to be cast in bronze, 40 x 32 x 26 inches


Michael R. Sikorski Philadelphia, PA I strive to have some semblance of movement within my paintings. I emphasize this by using a bright color palette and a defined contrast between various colors. By incorporating this process, the paintings have more than one central image.

Luminare acrylic on canvas, 28 x 38 inches


Sutteron acrylic on canvas, 30 x 34 inches


Robert Sites

Pamela Staker

Norfolk, VA GALLERY AFFILIATION Mayer Fine Art, Norfolk, VA

Three acrylic and stucco on canvas, 30 x 60 inches


A graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Robert has exhibited widely, showing at international art fairs and expos in New York, Miami, Florence and Palermo. He has been a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. His most recent solo show was at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art.

Chicago, IL GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA Matthew Rachman Gallery, Chicago, IL

Staker’s collage works are experimental studies using traditional and non-traditional materials such as duct tape, acrylic, graphite, and vinyl. Focusing on simple shapes and a vibrant palette, Pamela builds playful abstractions that are meant to capture a sense of energy and movement embedded within a thought, feeling or idea.

Abstract Study (balance) mixed media collage on paper, 36 x 28 inches


Irene Stapleford

Monika Steiner

Concord, MA

The tension between movement and stillness informs my work. I find inspiration in landscape, memory, and dreams. Washy glazes of acrylic are gradually applied and sanded away, creating layered atmospheres of color. Stories are suggested with vintage characters and natural forms. All of Me refers to the 1931 jazz standard.

All of Me acrylic and image transfer on cradled panel, 18 x 18 inches


Sausalito, CA / 707 548 4526 GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA Geras-Tousignant Gallery, San Francisco, CA Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA Calvin Charles Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

I am fascinated with the visual language of circular forms as they suggest that all creative events simultaneously contain continuity and transition. Each composition creates a balance that it is exquisitely poised, powerful, dramatic and serene. My work has been shown nationally and internationally in galleries, museums and public exhibitions.

Encounter oil on wood, 50 x 50 inches


Kenneth Susynski Seattle, WA

Kenneth Susynski was raised abroad and interweaves his cultural experiences with narrative, theatrical stories of great love and torment depicted by actors in the guise of expressive color. He has had numerous solo and group shows of his work both nationally and internationally, rendering gestural and architecture into multilayered paint.

Magda oil and mixed media on canvas, 40 x 46 inches


Elke oil and mixed media on canvas, 44 x 30 inches


Lauren Jade Szabo Oakland, CA / 818 730 3677 GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Arte Verissima Gallery, Oakland, CA 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Vacancy oil on canvas, 24 x 48 inches


Lauren Szabo is a Los Angeles born artist who has been painting for over 20 years. She graduated from California College of the Arts in San Francisco with distinction. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in private collections in Europe and the United States. Lauren resides in Oakland.

Billboard No.2 oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches


Sumire Taniai Kansas City, MO / 573 825 1406

Daughter with Daemonic Power oil on canvas, 21 x 32 inches


Daughters whose fathers are absent often face many problems throughout their lives. I attempt to portray the psychological state of those daughters by borrowing from the history of male dominated art movements including Japanese Woodblock Prints and Abstract Expressionism, pop culture, and the rawness and simplicity of children’s drawings.

Daughter with Daemonic Power III oil on canvas, 23 x 30 inches


Dawn Tekler

David Teng-Olsen

Cleveland, OH GALLERY AFFILIATIONS HEDGE Gallery, Cleveland, OH Maria Neil Art Project, Cleveland, OH BE Gallery, Chagrin Falls, OH

They’re Pouring Steel encaustic wax collage, 36 x 60 inches


I am drawn to the idea of preserving the subject to study at a later date. Through layers of wax and texture; creating an environment which allows the viewer to bring to it, their own story as well as repeated visits finding different elements not noticed in the original viewing.

Wellesley, MA / 781 283 2436 GALLERY AFFILIATION Minan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

David Teng Olsen is an artist of indefatigable energy. His work merges the worlds of mural painting, printmaking, animation, interactive digital media and performance. His work is included in the permanent collections of the, KUMU Museum of Art (Tallinn, Estonia) and the Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC).

I Comb My Beard Over My Head enamel on MDF, 36 x 24 inches


Paul Thie Cincinnati, OH

What you see is a remnant of multiple attempts. Pulled apart. Pulled together. History in bits and pieces. Working over beauty. Love in the ruins.

Circus Peanut acrylic on un-stretched canvas, 38 inch diameter (irregular)


Cherry Bomb acrylic on un-stretched canvas, 70 x 66 inches (irregular)


Antwan J. Thompson

Daniel P. Topalis Lanham, MD

Affair with An Obsessed photography, 26 x 38 inches


Norwich, CT / 860 608 2661

My name is Antwan and I take pictures. Sometimes people think they are good and hang them on wall or put them in magazines. Photography is a story where I capture the moment in time that presents the rawness behind it.

Born in Norwich, CT. Attended the Philadelphia College of Art from 1976-1981. For the past couple of years Dan has been working on a series of Orbs paintings 33 in all so far. It’s an exciting collection of work based on nature, colorful and full of energy.

Sunflower Daisy Orbs acrylic on canvas, 36 x 60 inches


Barbara Waterman-Peters

Topeka, KS GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Hilliard Gallery, Kansas City, MO Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS SouthWind Gallery, Topeka, KS STUDIO 831, Topeka, KS

MWS: Animalia (Homage) oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches


Samual Weinberg

My work has centered on women for over twenty years. Recently I’ve added men to the mix, creating even more complex dynamics and odd juxtapositions. This painting, an appropriation of a well-known male artist’s composition, features a group of women confronting the viewer, refusing to be objectified.

St. Paul, MN / 612 387 6589

My narratives, using images ranging from films and (old)paintings to Facebook and Google, are enmeshed in an ambiguous art-historical and cultural continuum. Here, time and space are disjointed and relationships are unsure, prompting an uncertain narrative to unfold and leaving the viewer to sift through the familiar and the outlandish.

Meat Day at House Eight oil and house paint on canvas, 72 x 84 inches


Emmy Wommack Los Angeles, CA

Raw is a thing that buries itself under perceived wrongs, under mountaintops, under the blissfully mundane. Rarely, it peeks through the layers or oozes out around the periphery. It is elusive, but when glimpsed...when captured, it is recognizable and it resonates.

It’s Tricky, But It’s Never Crowded acrylic, pastel, and water soluble crayons on paper, 12 x 12 inches


Firmament acrylic, oil pastel, spray paint, charcoal, and collage on raw canvas, 30 x 24 inches


Alberto Ybarra Oakland, CA / 650 291 5252

Pinatas gouache on panel, 27 x 20 inches


These are two pieces from new series Old Mission/ New Mission exploring how the Mission district in San Francisco has changed over the years.

Charlie B gouache on panel, 27 x 20 inches


Abby Zonies New York, NY

Feeling Free gouache on paper, 30 x 22 inches


A recent move to Manhattan precipitated a period of experimentation in my work. I abandoned the image and it was liberating. These are boisterous and intuitive works that embrace my love of color and movement. They remind me of the vibrant, exciting city I now find myself living in.

Jazz gouache on paper, 30 x 22 inches


artistindex Agee, Nicole, 6

Gomez, Jeffrey A., 64-65

Manion, Peter, 122-123

Susynski, Kenneth, 184-185

Aiuppy, Thony, 7

Goodridge, George, 66

Manning, Jean, 124-125

Szabo, Lauren Jade, 186-187

Araki, Chie, 8-9

Gordiets, Evgeni, 67

Marla, Chandrika, 126-127

Taniai, Sumire, 188-189

Aubry, Molly, 10

Grand, Freya, 68-69

Matsumoto, Ryota, 128-129

Tekler, Dawn, 190

Balder, Emma, 11

Griffith, Dennison W., 70

Mattia, Kassandra, 130

Teng-Olsen, David, 191

Barlow, Elizabeth, 12

Guzman, Liz, 71

Montgomery, Lindsay Evans, 131

Thie, Paul, 192-193

Basco, Mark, 13

Haden, Josephine, 72

Moore, Anne Swan, 132-133

Thompson, Antwan J., 194

Bear, Michelle, 14-15

Halleckson, Lindsy, 73

Morganstern, Andrea, 134-135

Topalis, Daniel P., 195

Becker, Dan Paul, 16-17

Harris, Elizabeth, 74

Morrow, Nancy, 136-137

Waterman-Peters, Barbara, 196

Bergland, Christy, 18

Hatfield, Caroline, 75

Nackashi, David, 138

Weinberg, Samual, 197

Brandt, Jan, 19

Heilman, Al, 76-77

Nadkarni, Priya, 139

Wommack, Emmy, 198-199

Breaux, Blaine, 20-21

Hensley, Michael T., 78-79

Neale, Kathryn, 140-141

Ybarra, Alberto, 200-201

Brey, Natalie, 22-23

Hernandez, Elvis Andrea, 80-81

Neri, Perri, 142-143

Zonies, Abby, 202-203

Canone, Cat, 24-25

Herrera, Gina, 82-83

Olney, Janet, 144-145

Carlyle, Michael, 26-27

Hess, Peter, 84-85

Osogoe, Rie, 146-147

Carvajal, Maruka, 28-29

Hoering, Joshua N., 86-87

Parrilli, Dellamarie, 148-149

Chambers, Stephanie, 30

Howard, Troy, 88-89

Phang, Yen, 150

Chapleski, Gerry, 31

Hu, Naishu, 90-91

Prinn, 151

Chen, Siyang Ziui, 32-33

Hughes, Farida, 92-93

Priou, Fereshteh, 152-153

Coleman, Amanda, 34-35

Hur, Annette, 94-95

Ratchye, Sarah, 154-155

Colten, Jennifer, 36-37

Hurdle, Megan, 96-97

Riding, Lynne, 156

Connors, Patrick, 38-39

Ireland, Georgeana, 98-99

Ritz, Lorna, 157

Cox, Taylor, 40

Ishino, Yuta, 100-101

Roche, Barbara H., 158-159

Dana, UriĂŠl, 41

Jensen, Reilly, 102-103

Rosenberg, Ann Salk, 160-161

Dean, Christopher Paul, 42

Kambara, Tsukasa, 104

Rospert, Jennifer, 162-163

du Puy, Brad J., 43

Kaplan, Mia, 105

Roux, Peter, 164-165

Duarte-Specht, Robyn Brianna, 44-45

Karlovec, Joe, 106

Ryklin, Vladimir, 166-167

Duffy, Ann, 46-47

Kondel, Michael F., 107

Sargent, Shannon, 168-169

DuVall, Isabelle, 48-49

Kozlowski, Michael David, 108

Sarmiento, Eduardo, 170-171

Ebner, Deanna, 50-51

Lam, Dan, 109

Sarrow, Karen Woodward, 172-173

Es, Carol, 52

Lee, Sodam, 110-111

Sequeira, Alessandra, 174

Evans, Jennifer, 53

Lewis, David Carmack, 112-113

Shattuck, Ben, 175

Finfrock, Cheryl, 54-55

Lincoln, Jane, 114-115

Shopkin, George, 176-177

Flewharty, Candice, 56-57

Lizotte, Susan, 116

Sikorski, Michael R., 178-179

Ford, John, 58-59

Longatti, Adam, 117

Sites, Robert, 180

Friend, Nuel, 60

Longmore, Nadine, 118

Staker, Pamela, 181

Gant, David Harrison, 61

Lopez, Xavier, 119

Stapleford, Irene, 182

Girouard, John Alan, 62-63

Ludwig, Deedra, 120-121

Steiner, Monika, 183

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