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volume thirty-seven

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


volume 37 2017 $15 Editor and Publisher: Steven T. Zevitas Associate Publisher: Andrew Katz Design / Production: Kayelani Ortiz Communications Manager: Alexa Kinne

Copyright Š 2017. 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: Paul Kenneth, p.98 Back Cover: Scott Herndon, p.85

The juror for Volumes 37 and 38 of Studio Visit was Diana Gaston, Director of the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, NM. Diana is one of my favorite art world people. I have had the pleasure of knowing her since the early 2000s when she first joined the curatorial team at Fidelity Investments in Boston. Over the years, she helped to shape an extraordinary collection at Fidelity, and she was a steadfast supporter of local artists and galleries. Diana brings an incredible wealth of knowledge to her new position at the Tamarind, and it was a privilege to work with her on Studio Visit. The competition that yielded Volumes 37 and 38 drew 778 applicants working in a range of media. As always, the medium of painting dominated the applicant pool, but photogprahy, scultpture and a variety of mixed media were all well represented. Of the applicants, two hundred and eighty-nine were selected for publication. 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 37 and 38. 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 37 and 38 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-Seven Diana Gaston, Director, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM

Patrick Adams

Lisa Ambler

Lexington, KY GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Costello-Childs Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ The Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville, TN Abersons Exhibits, Tulsa, OK Art Access Gallery, Columbus, OH

Light Under Pressure oil on two panels, 48 x 42 inches


I find in the depiction of the horizon a fitting analogy to our experience of how, through our creative work, the physical and spiritual worlds are brought together as one, each illuminating and clarifying the other, creating a coextensive unity of light, depth and meaning.

Denver, CO GALLERY AFFILIATION Galeria Corsica, Punta Mita, Mexico

Painting most every day for over 50 years, I have received many awards for my “distracted realism” style — realistic forms in an abstracted format. Being at my studio in Mexico has inspired me to develop way of producing paintings on woven canvases or boards developed especially for water-based paints.

Alice’s Orchids watercolor and pastel on canvas, 30 x 50 inches


Jocelyn Audette Basalt, CO / 970 927 0398

Scrub Oak, Winter oil on panel, 12 x 12 inches


My approach to painting stems from a deep reverence for nature combined with a love of adventure, exploration, and the creative process. I immerse myself into each place that I paint, striving to capture its power, drama, and beauty in an elegant, direct, and expressive manner.

The Fifth Castle, Winter oil on panel, 24 x 24 inches


Douglas Balentine Charleston, SC / 843 276 8797 Instagram: @dbalentineart

The Pianist oil on linen, 17 x 17 inches


Through work I came to understand that my interest was in the underlying elemental forces at play which are not just “out there,� but also within. Quiet observation deepens experience of the immense inner-connectedness of everything. Perception is not simply about looking at, but connecting with.

Woman with Horseshoe Crab egg tempera on panel, 14.5 x 13.5 inches


Elizabeth Barlow Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA Instagram: @elizabethbarlowartist GALLERY AFFILIATION Gallerie Citi, Burlingame, CA

Portrait of Alice Waters (in absentia) oil on linen, 12 x 12 inches


Inspired by portraiture, but working within the still life genre, I use objects to illuminate the essences of my subjects. I call this body of work portraits in absentia. I amplify these seemingly mundane things into a work of art that reveals truths about my subjects’ lives and personal journeys.

Portrait of Julia Child (in absentia) oil on linen, 12 x 12 inches


C. Javier Barrera Brooklyn, NY Instagram: @javier1barrera1

THE MESSENGERS are sea creatures that have taken human form to march from the Gulf of Mexico to Washington DC to demand better environmental protection for coastal waters. This series (subtitled 20,000 Leagues to Washington DC) is comprised of 21 aquatint etchings with embroidered thread all printed on Hahnemühle Copperplate paper.

THE MESSENGERS (AL) aquatint etching with embroidered thread on hahnemühle copperplate paper, 22 x 30 inches


THE MESSENGERS (YM) aquatint etching with embroidered thread on hahnemühle copperplate paper, 15 x 11 inches


Nicholas Battis Brooklyn, NY Instagram: @nicholas.battis

Untitled ink, acrylic, and gouache on Yupo, 26 x 20 inches


My works are process-oriented, problem-solving exercises of composition, line and color achieved with a deliberate effort to preserve the marks that represent the history of this creative struggle. They reference our natural world and our technological age of interconnectedness experienced through the Web, social media and virtual reality.

Untitled ink on Yupo, 60 x 45 inches


Megan Kathol Bersett

Resa Blatman

Bloomington, IL Instagram: @megankatholbersett

present state acrylic and paper on panel, 14 x 15 inches


Everyday experience involves navigating one’s inner and outer environments and the continual tug between attention and distraction. With acrylic paint and collage, I attempt to capture and evoke these fluctuating mental and psychological states through the interactions of fragmented lines, forms, and spaces that fuse and shift.

Somerville, MA / 617 331 3119 Instagram: @resa.blatman

A landscape enclosed by an ethereal shroud exists within layers of cut and painted materials. My installations explore unnatural concepts within a changing environment, creating lush and beautiful dystopias. My paintings tell stories of melting ice, rising tides, invasive plants, and birds adjusting to their new surroundings.

Shrouded Reef oil on hand and laser cut Mylar and Lexan, 96 x 132 x 5 inches


Anne Borchardt

Taylor L. Bosworth

Minden, Germany Instagram: @anneborchardtart

I am a contemporary painter (b. 1986, Germany), currently living and working in Minden, Germany. My pieces are gestural, vibrant abstractions, celebrating the extravagant, edgy and playful. They can be found in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the world, with a focus on the U.S.

‘February 22, 2017‘ acrylic on synthetic paper (Yupo), 19.7 x 27.6 inches


Philadelphia, PA Instagram: @taylorleemade

The eyes are full of a universal language. I aim to create painted images that dissolve time and distance, but have the capacity to comfort and reconcile. I am attempting to reveal issues of identity present in contemporary culture while exposing the metamorphosis that occurs in the expansion of self.

Giving Birth To Yourself oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches


Sally Bowring

Heath [Tad] Bradley

Richmond, VA GALLERY AFFILIATION Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA

C’est La Vie acrylic on birch panel, 48 x 144 inches


Bowring teaches painting at Virginia Commonwealth University. Recipient of Virginia Museum of Fine Art Professional Fellowships, Theresa Pollak Visual Arts Awards 2003-2004, granted 4 Fellowships to Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Represented by Reynolds Gallery; Her artwork has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally.

Bozeman, MT / 406 599 1395 Instagram: @tadbradleydesigns

It is because of my architectural education and focused research on the psychological effects of space that I work in the manner I do. I have found that working with one’s hands offers a level of knowledge that cannot be learned through any text, no matter how eloquently written.

Vertebrae kiln-formed glass, 30 x 10 x 0.5 inches


Melinda Bristol

Kara Brooks

Boise, ID Instagram: @mel.bristol

Beaten mixed media, 7.5 x 7.5 inches


I am exploring the concept of judgment, looking at how we make assumptions and form opinions based on outward appearance. Beaten belongs to a series called Heads. I used powdered graphite and rubbing alcohol on gessoed mat boards, mounted on poplar frames and clear coated with epoxy.

San Diego, CA Instagram: @kara._.brooks

My work belies the childish frivolity and fleeting nature of glitter through subtle, multidimensional investigations of humanity, race, gender and social justice.

More Questions Than Answers glitter on wood panel, 46 x 60 inches


Kevin Busta Cleveland, OH / 216 440 1044

Street Scaffold mixed media on mylar, 16 x 20 inches


These works are from my view of daily composition and free thought. I can do this more unrestrained in my smaller scale pieces. Which I feel to be more raw and true to my work process.

Untitled screen print on waxed linen, 12 x 12 inches


Michael Carini San Diego, CA / 619 952 4087 Instagram: @acrylicalchemy

Astranomelly acrylic on canvas, 78 x 120 inches


Transmuting his medium through what he describes as a poetically alchemical process based upon the principles of equivalent exchange known as Acrylic Alchemy, it is Carini’s hope that you will completely lose yourself within these labyrinthine experiences, only to discover a new sense of self and emerge reborn.

Foreverandever acrylic on canvas, 60 x 96 inches


Heidi Carlsen-Rogers Bella Vista, AR

Ribbon of Life (We are Connected) I acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 inches


Color and line translate the way I observe harmony, complexity and wonder in the world around me. My work is rooted in the way I emotionally connect with natural and social environments, places, objects. Merging visual impressions with concepts involving life cycles and connectedness are current themes in my painting.

Ribbon of Life (We are Connected) II acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 inches


Katie Carruthers

Micah Cash

Kansas City, MO Instagram: @ktneedsart

Leopard Wings acrylic on canvas, 54 x 54 inches


I am concerned with how we understand our environments, situations and experiences, and then, the decisions we make based on those observations. My current work focuses on allowing the moment of inspiration to present itself in its most authentic way. Preconceived ideas are put aside and intuition fuels the making.

Charlotte, NC Instagram: @micahcash GALLERY AFFILIATIONS {Poem 88}, Atlanta, GA Sozo Gallery, Charlotte, NC

Micah Cash investigates how landscape and architecture impacts cultural geography. Themes of utility, ownership, and demarcation are explored across media. His paintings are reconstructed and synthesized landscapes that contemplate our relationship to habitat and emphasize the persuasive influence of the built environment.

Boundless oil on panel, 11 x 14 inches


Michele Castagnetti

Rodrigo Gonzalez Castellanos

Los Angeles, CA Michele Castagnetti spent his formative years in Italy and received a BFA in New York. He currently works in Los Angeles where his work has appeared in numerous exhibitions curated by Mat Gleason, Peter Frank and The Los Angeles Times art critic David Pagel.

Om Mani Padme Hum oil and acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches


Guadalajara, Mexico / 52 1331 699 9304 Instagram: @rodrigogonzalezcastellanos

From Tepatitlรกn, Jalisco, Mexico, he grew up in the farming environment. In 2005 he moved to the city of Guadalajara, to study architecture, later became interested in making art pieces that show the experience of living in the countryside. Currently he owns an architecture studio and works on contemporary art.

Centauro concrete and parota wood, sculpture made by masons on site, 43 x 59 x 12 inches


Lynn Chen 陳 妙 玲 Chia-yi, Taiwan

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan Chan Liu Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Yearning For 嚮往 oil on canvas, 45.9 x 35.8 inches


Oriental Red The line of Oriental Calligraphy is original, concise and nature. It has been applied to the pictures of my artwork, Oriental Red, as a symbol of the metaphor that conveys the particular feelings of an oriental woman at her privacy.

Meditation冥思 oil on canvas, 45.9 x 35.8 inches


Sijia Chen Los Angeles, CA Instagram: @sijiachenstudio

Stray acrylic on canvas, 40 x 48 inches


My work is an intimate interpretation of modern society. My paintings refer to elements of abstract and architecture, depicting environments through several layers of drawings and markings. They contain personal narratives through the use of structures and symbols, complemented with a liberal yet deliberate use of color and strokes.

Wander acrylic on canvas, 33 x 33 inches


Joomi Chung Oxford, OH GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Soma Drawing Center, Seoul, South Korea Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Milieu mixed media, 48 x 75 inches


My work is based on the idea of image-space, a visual field and physical site. As the image grows and transforms through accumulation of heterogeneous images, materials and processes, it weaves two modes of representations, maplandscape which implies locating and being, seeing and becoming.

Milieu (detail) mixed media, 48 x 75 inches


Earl Chuvarsky Denver, CO / 720 936 8590 Instagram: @dead_elvis_ GALLERY AFFILIATION Core New Art Space, Denver, CO

The Opposite of Falling acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches


To put it simply, I make pretty things. As a fifth generation Colorado native growing up in the shadow of an ever-evolving city; my paintings mix the surreal with human aspects of downtown life, walking the line between fine art and lowbrow culture.

Coal, Guns, Money (detail) acrylic on canvas, 60 x 30 inches


Elizabeth Coetzee

Laurel Conradson

Brooklyn, NY Instagram: @ohsoeliza

Spotlight digital photograph, 16 x 24 inches


20-year-old Elizabeth Coetzee is a student pursuing her BFA in Photography at Pratt Institute in New York. Her recent work has been influenced by time and memory as she examines and revisits her past through the use of photographs.

Mountain View, CA Instagram: @laurelconradson

Perspectives can shift and change, whether organically over time or through active decision making. By cutting up drawings and arranging the pieces into new compositions, I’m continuously challenged to see the situation before me in a new light, and I stay conscious of how my outlook is affecting my experience.

More Than One Way To See (sixteen) digital collage of original colored pencil, paper, vinyl, and mixed media, 20 x 26 inches


Marie Hines Cowan New Rochelle, NY / 914 720 5933 Instagram: @mariehinescowan

Cartoon for the Sistine Chapel Ceiling oil on canvas, 72 x 72 inches


I am a figurative oil painter marrying mythology with colloquial culture. My work is narrative, life-sized, representational, though unconstrained by realism. My current project’s premise, (NY Muse) is that standing in the studio I said the fatal words of ancient poets: O sing Muse. They did, and inspiration descended.

Sphinx oil on canvas, 39 x 29 inches


Jessica Cuni Wallingford, CT Instagram: @jessicacuni

The Size of the Universe oil on linen, 42 x 50 inches


My interest in duality and the exploration of my personal identity manifest in my creative practice. My paintings and digital work have attempted to express the overlapping truths of the subjective and the objective, the temporal and the timeless, the personal and the universal, the mundane and the sublime.

Dyad Self-Portrait Suite After Kahlo four digital prints on hahnemĂźhle photo rag, each 24 x 36 inches


Kaylee Dalton

Rebecca Darlington

Elkhart, IN Instagram: @dalton_studio

Expose the Layers encaustic mixed media, 24 x 24 inches


Through many encaustic layers and watermedia on various papers, I develop textural contrasts reflective of the diverse botanical surfaces found in nature. Abstracting organic formations above and below the soil. I paint on industrial pegboard creating a transparent aesthetic and play on utilitarian properties versus the delicacy of plant matter.

New York, NY / 845 913 5208 Instagram: @darlingtonart

Rebecca Darlington’s practice interrogates notions of belonging, culture, identity and decoration by disseminating elements to core building codes. Her topographic artistry echoes our human relations and parades simple linked figures in fashionable arrangements. Lace becomes a metaphor for personality and self examination. They ask; Is our solidarity worth our oneness?

Always Good enamel and charcoal on Fabriano hot press paper, 30 x 22 inches


Jennifer Day Newburyport, MA GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA Atelier, Newport, RI Boston Art, Inc, Boston, MA Scott Bundy Galleries, Kennebunkport, ME

Jennifer Day crafts miniature worlds scaled at 1/8 inch to a foot. Taking cues from today’s exigencies to restore, recycle and repurpose, the artist builds gears, vehicles and machinery from twigs, toothpicks and woodshop scraps. These worlds imagine the work of the inventor and the timeless need for energy.

Industrial Resolution twigs, wood scraps, string, stone, and toothpicks, 45 x 70 inches


Blast Furnace stone, toothpicks, twigs, and string, 6 x 10 inches


Karen deClouet

Maria Dimanshtein

Lafayette, LA Instagram: @karendeclouet

“Anything Goes, as long as it gets attention.” acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 inches


This piece is centered on the basic components used to create a landscape: the foreground, middle ground and background. It also implies the presence of air, water and earth, elements often observed when reading a landscape. The separation of space highlights complex variations of color found within the paint’s application.

New York, NY / 847 942 9417 Instagram: @maria.dimanshtein

What does it mean to be a human in the context of the Universe, to reconcile the mundane and the mysterious? Space Pussy is a portal leading out of the binding “grid” of the routine into the unknown, out of the physical world into a sublime experience.

Space Pussy (Enter the Universe) stacked woodcut panels, shimmery gold and dark matte paint, 40 x 40 x 2 inches


Blima Efraim Lauderdale By The Sea, FL Instagram: @bliefraim GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Magnetic Pompano, Pompano Beach, FL Vianna Brasil, Boca Raton, FL Art & Art Gallery, Miami, FL

Censured acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 36 x 36 inches


My works, whether concrete or surreal, tell a story. This series, Subconscious Re-Creation, is the product of images captured by my soul, then effortlessly and spontaneously delivered on to a canvas, sending a unique message that only the viewer can feel and understand. These symbols become their chapter and verse.

Groom Under Bride acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 36 x 36 inches


Courtney England Hinesville, GA Instagram: @courtneyrengland

Empty Talk, Convo’s of the F#ckBOY is a series of works on paper fabricated as unscripted, reactive paintings to short text conversations. The work explores misogynistic dialogue through use of casual compositions and low quality material with intent to unmask toxic interpersonal relationships.

Dang...take a pic and send it to me acrylic, wax, and paper cutouts on canvas paper, 12 x 12 inches


Do you have freckles everywhere? acrylic and puff paint on canvas paper, 12 x 12 inches


Sabre Esler Atlanta, GA / 678 852 9676 Instagram: @sabreesler GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Lelia Mordoch, Miami, FL gallery43, Atlanta, GA

My work explores the imperfect machine of the mind; the pathways and connections. Taking neurology, psychology and biology, I create hierarchies of pattern. I am interested in seeing the unseen; exploring personal truths based on perceptions. Thoughts are interpreted as complex mathematical hierarchies, that weave endlessly.

Prelude II oil on wood, etched plexiglass, LED lights, 24 x 48 x 6 inches


Canon I oil on wood, etched plexiglass, LED lights, 40 x 40 x 4 inches


Jennifer Francis Fearon Sausalito, CA Instagram: @jenniferfearon

No Longer on the Formulary oil on collage on wood panel, 24 x 24 inches


In this work on Neurodiversity, I portray individuals with neurological differences without sentiment or pity, but with empathy and understanding. I want to help the viewer connect with the essence of someone whom they might not otherwise see fully: Someone with whom we share a common human experience.

Factory Wiring mixed media, 24 x 24 inches


Nan Hass Feldman Framingham, MA / 508 380 6222 Instagram: @nanhassfeldman GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Three Stones Gallery, West Concord, MA Copley Society of Boston, Boston, MA

The Boats Come to Yellow Sky oil on panel, 24 x 36 inches


Colorful, playful, complex, and upbeat, my interiors and landscapes are in collections in six countries. Hold BFA, MA, and MFA, teach in two museums, run international painting programs, and Artist Loft on cruise ship. Art, for me, is enhancing and interpreting reality to create a more optimistic and joyous world.

Living Room in Paris oil on panel, 20 x 16 inches


Sheila Finnigan

Scott Fischer

Chicago, IL GALLERY AFFILIATION Josef Glimer Gallery, Chicago, IL

“Houdini, Awake!” gesso, acrylic, and charcoal, 48 x 40 inches


Olmsted Falls, OH Sheila Finnigan: BFA California College of the Arts; MA, MFA: Northern Illinois University. NY Times critic William Zimmer has said, “Finnigan’s work is immediately appealing.” Her work springs from imagined narrative, aligning it with painting’s original intent: telling a story.

In recent work, I have been focusing on a series of self-imposed limitations aimed at developing and exploring indirect painting methods. I often revisit a subject serially, in this case something skull-like, in order to establish reference points and make progress within the enormity of painting.

Skull oil on paper, 7 x 9 inches


Carole Freeman Toronto, Canada / 416 700 3777 Instagram: @carolefreeman2906

Five Women acrylic on mylar, 72 x 42 inches


American / Canadian: exhibits internationally in fairs, solo, and group shows, notably with Picasso, Matisse, Hockney in Los Angeles. Commissions include NY critics Jerry Saltz / Roberta Smith. MA (Painting), Royal College of Art, London. Upcoming solo exhibition: Jim Kempner Fine Art, NYC, Autumn 2017. Shortlist, Young Masters, London, 2017.

48 Portraits (detail) acrylic on mylar mounted on wood panel, 7 x 5.5 inches each


Eileen French Charlottesville, VA Instagram: @cvilleselfies

1K gouache on paper, 6 x 6 inches


This body of work has evolved from my obsession with Social Media and the images that people post. The fact that the subject chooses how they want to be portrayed to this large audience leads me to believe that this image is a representation of their truer self.

Belle Isle oil on canvas, 37 x 47 inches


Katherine Gagnon

José Alfredo Garza

New York, NY Instagram: @khgagnon

Dawn at Dusk oil on wood panel, 72 x 72 inches


Memories of landscape and felt experience are the catalysts behind my paintings. Working in oil on panels, I am interested in the moment when mark making takes on meaning—when form and gesture become body. By anthropomorphizing plant life, I attempt to merge my relationship with the physical and psychological.

Mexico City, Mexico Instagram: @agarzal

I am an emerging visual artist from Mexico City. I like to see my work as part of my self-awareness process, as well as a reflection of my own experiences and feelings. It’s therefore inspired by the exploration of everyday environments, people and the discovery of textures, contrasts and emotions.

Fleurir Photograph, giclée print on cotton paper, 11 x 17 inches


Jenne Glover Washington, DC / 202 253 8098 Instagram: @jenneg2c GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn, NY Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

Prince and Bell’s Sacred Space mixed media collage, 16 x 12 inches


My art is colorful, infused with textures, patterns, rhythm, and repetition. Compositions are constructed of magazine cutouts, ready-made materials, paint, photographs, fabric, oil pastels, and images altered from earlier works. It’s free-flowing, abstract, and flows out from the pulse of the concept.

Escaping the Dragon mixed media collage, 36 x 24 inches


Nora Lilia Ceja Guevara Mexico City, Mexico Instagram: @noraliliaceja

It´s not enough! gouache on illustration board, 10.03 x 14.96 inches


Tess Gumbin Music is a big part of my creative process, the lyrics of a song dictate the image on my head. My ideas also come from my own life experiences, my vulnerability and strength as a woman. I use almost pure gouache, adding little water, keeping bright colors to convey emotions.

Bend, OR / 301 802 2634

My works are, to a large degree, narratives in which one of the vital elements of the narrative structure is removed. This removal of setting, background, or color, is intended to emphasize what remains; a collective chord is resonated.

Portrait in Purple oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches


Evy Olsen Halvorsen Kingston, WA / 360 271 8236 Instagram: @evyhalvorsen

String Theory encaustic on wood, 16 x 20 inches


I’ve always been interested in the landscape surrounding me and now more broadly from the molecular to the cosmic level. It seems that they are more and more the same thing. If we can understand the one than perhaps we can gain understanding of the other. Stellar dust to dust.

Towards Evolution encaustic on wood, 23.5 x 19.5 inches


Tighe Hanson

Michelle Heimann

Harwich, MA GALLERY AFFILIATION Larkin Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Brooklyn Bridge acrylic on masonite, 16 x 20 inches


My paintings come from somewhere and then go somewhere, via me. They are related to things I see, from which I attempt to create some kind of order. I try to make paintings that I like to look at and that hold my interest. I hope others feel the same.

Cincinnati, OH / 513 313 0834 Instagram: @michelleheimannart

“if you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint” — Edward Hopper

Creek Rocks oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches


Ryan Herberholz Detroit, MI Instagram: @ryanherberholz

Reservoir oil on panel, 48 x 64 inches


I stop my bike on a street corner to snap a photo, I try to imagine the past, present, and future occurring simultaneously – I never get a clear image. My paintings are confluent landscapes of memory, encounters, and reverie that attempt to form a nebulous cosmology of my neighborhood.

Anti-Matter oil and acrylic on panel, 59 x 25 inches


Scott Herndon Washington, DC Instagram: @scott_herndon_photography

Bright Lights, Big City photography, 8 x 12 inches


I try to find interesting views of the world around me. I want to make people slow down and take a second look at the world around them. For these pictures, I love how the light created silhouettes of the person crossing the street and the riders at the carnival.

Swings photography, 8 x 12 inches


Aimee Hertog Montclair, NJ Instagram: @achertog GALLERY AFFILIATION Lazy Susan Gallery, New York, NY

Circle mixed media wall sculpture, 36 x 6 inches


Aimee Hertog, who was recently featured in a two-woman show, Fleur Essence in the 2016 Satellite Art Fair in Miami during Basel Week, is a mixed media/installation artist as well as curator. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, and the Star Ledger.

Encircled and Enmeshed mixed media site-specific installation, dimensions variable


Homero Hidalgo

Alexis Hilliard

Henderson, NV / 510 604 3096 Instagram: @homerinho_

Un Jardin Con Ojos acrylic on canvas, 28 x 19.75 inches


Painting can be numerous endeavors, to me it is the study of color; this can also mean different things but my concern is to improvise and arrive at a soothing and discreet charm. Unfortunately, I’ve discovered that a nice painting is at its most effective in times of mental anguish.

Brooklyn, NY Instagram: @lexiehilliard GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Arcilesi|Homberg Fine Art (AHA Fine Art), Manhattan, NY The Marcy Project, Williamsburg, NY

My work consists of complex large scale collages, handmade from thousands of cut out photographs. Utilizing images from history and my own pictures, I create intricate compositions that aesthetically resemble traditional oil paintings. My aim is to expand the medium and merit of collage through a contemporary fine art practice.

Arboretum paper collage, 36 x 24 inches


Katlyn Hubner

Joshua Huyser

Seattle, WA Instagram: @katlynart

Radio Girls oil and acrylic, 30 x 40 inches


This plastic nude form is able to transcend all the American social confinements imposed upon our bodies. With this series, I want to engage the public in hopes of changing the body freedom suppression that has happened in our culture.

Minneapolis, MN Instagram: @joshua.huyser GALLERY AFFILIATION Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

The act of painting, for me, is a daily practice. My recent body of work is comprised of watercolor paintings that are simple, quiet meditations plainly presenting everyday objects in an attempt to convey the ethereal and enigmatic nature of commonly overlooked items that surround us throughout our lives.

Red Rooster watercolor on paper, 18 x 19 inches


Todd Jones

Margaret Juul

Columbus, OH Instagram: @taahd

Using psychology of color, my portraits are an exploration of identity. My subjects personalities and inner conflicts are revealed with varying hues. The struggle to overcome the internal is represented by the chaos of marbling and the control of watercolor.

Imprinted: 1 watercolor, graphite, and ink on watercolor paper, 40 x 30 inches


St. Petersburg, FL / 727 244 2590 Instagram: @margaretjuul_artanddesign GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Galerie du Soleil, Naples, FL Grand Bohemian Gallery, Kessler Collection; Orlando & St. Augustine, FL HAS Art Solutions, Jacksonville, FL Gabriel Fine Art, London, England

Underneath waves of effervescent aqua tones, my paintings are expressions of the colors and patterns of water in motion. I use my imagination to distill the essence of something never at rest. Inspection reveals textured surfaces from the application of mediums, reiterating the earthly and organic nature of my subject.

Under A Clear Sky oil wash, acrylic, and oil pastel, 48 x 40 inches


Sherry Karver Oakland, CA / 510 653 2524 instagram: @sherrykarver GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Susan Lanoue Gallery, Boston, MA Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA

My photo-based work pushes the parameters of traditional painting by combining it with photography, narrative text, and resin surface to create a new hybrid. By adding text as imaginary biographies on some of the characters, it makes them stand out from the crowd, giving each a unique story.

Vanishing Truths mixed media photo-based painting, 30 x 25 x 2 inches


The Sequential Nature of Time mixed media photo-based painting, 40 x 30 x 2 inches


Wendy Kawabata Honolulu, HI Instagram: @wendykawabata GALLERY AFFILIATION Sanderson Contemporary Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Emblem oil on canvas, 18 x 18 inches


Wendy Kawabata has held exhibitions at Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, Sanderson Contemporary Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, The Honolulu Museum of Art, and the Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia. Her work has received recognition from international publications including, Art in America, Modern Painters, and Artweek, and NO Magazine.

Shift and Start oil on canvas, 18 x 18 inches


Paul Kenneth Chicago, IL Instagram: @paulkennethart

Augusta Hulda Verch (second great-grandmother) acrylic and pencil on canvas, 10 x 10 inches


In the fall of 1985, Paul Kenneth was born in a log cabin nestled in the northern woods of Minnesota. Paul works predominantly in the medium of painting and drawing, but explores fiber arts as well. His most recent body of work, Curious Kin, investigates his family’s heirloom photographs.

Richard Maycoch (relation unkown) acrylic and pencil on canvas, 10 x 10 inches


Horace Kerr Wheat Ridge, CO / 303 523 2787 GALLERY AFFILIATION Dab Art, Ventura, CA

Light At The End Of The Tunnel photo on metal, framed 14 x 18 inches


The Abstract is our pre-birth Reality. It summons us independently of time, of geometric form, of light or sound - yet it is through our five senses and the processing of feedback from every single cell of our human being that we search for logic, and perhaps even meaning to Life.

DREAMSTART photo on metal, framed 21 x 27 inches


Joanna Kidd Davis, CA

Lisa ceramic, 22 x 48 x 48 inches


Joanna Kidd is a northern California printmaker, sculptor, and video installation artist. Her work has been exhibited in Europe and the United States, and is included in the collection of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She currently teaches at Yuba College.

2.5 Dimensional ceramic installation, 18 x 96 x 3 inches


Cindy Ji Hye Kim Bronx, NY

Love Letter charcoal and graphite on paper, 11 x 8.5 inches


My drawings reconstruct the picture plane as instruments of vision and deception. As a voyeur and a witness, sight becomes a performative gesture in my work; a silent expression of violence and fantasy that heightens various degrees of power the viewer exercises before an image.

Conspiracy Theory charcoal and graphite on paper, 11 x 8.5 inches


Brandon Krazinski

Ida Ivanka Kubler

Horseheads, NY GALLERY AFFILIATION Quintus Gallery, Watkins Glen, NY

Solution 2 acrylic on board, 21 x 32 inches


Brandon is interested in the distortion and elevation of the obsessive traits of American consciousness. Through paint and recycled items, he magnifies abandoned, disowned fragments of society. His process seeks to release the layers of beauty embedded in fixation, allowing it to embody its own aesthetic purpose.

New York, NY / 917 402 6964 Instagram: @idaivankakubler

For her monumental artwork, Ida uses recycled cocoons, left behind by caterpillars on their way to maturing into butterflies. The series The Birth of an Idea, which is instantly recognizable as being full of rapport and grace, will consist of only 100 unique pieces, finding homes all over the World.

The Birth of an Idea VII silk cocoons (left by the caterpillars) and old holland new masters acrylics on canvas, 78 x 39 inches


Bob Landstrom Atlanta, GA GALLERY AFFILIATION Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta, GA

Reversal of Fortunes volcanic rock on canvas, 60 x 72 inches


I’m exploring symbols and spirit guides common across time and cultures, as well as the dialogue between physics and metaphysics. Material is an important aspect of the work. I paint with volcanic rock, once molten in the belly of the Earth, and now manifesting as my paintings.

Dating volcanic rock on canvas, 60 x 60 inches


Ryan Leitner

Georganna Lenssen

Boston, MA Instagram: @ryanleitner

Past the Curtain To See The Bones acrylic and solvents on canvas, 32 x 24 inches


Hailing as a navy brat, Ryan Leitner’s upbringing was a scattering of cultures and experiences. As he moved from country to country, he weaved together a life that was always on the go. Leitner is a recent masters alumni from The Museum School at Tufts University and has recently completed his first solo show at The Plumbing Museum.

Philadelphia, PA Instagram: @georganna_lenssen GALLERY AFFILIATIONS STANEK Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Red Raven Art Company, Lancaster, PA KingsHaven Design, Paoli, PA Church Street Gallery, West Chester, PA

Born in Korea, Georganna Lenssen graduated from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Villanova University. Asian art, with its deep reverence for nature and its bold use of brush and ink has deeply influenced her work. Color, gesture and mark making express the essence and vitality of her subjects.

Pink Pear oil on board, 8 x 8 inches


Lauren A. Litwa Oxford, PA Instagram: @litwaart

Earth Energy with Box Turtle oil on canvas, 42 x 47 inches


The beauty of the Pennsylvania landscape and the snakes, turtle, birds and orchids make up a magical world. We are all energy and connected to the earth and each other. What could be more important then protecting the environment? My paintings allows me to express that concern in a surreal like way.

The Night Visitors oil on canvas, 38 x 44 inches


Alise Loebelsohn Brooklyn, NY / 347 517 1328 Instagram: @aliseloebelsohn GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Julio Valdez Project Space, New York, NY Blam Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY Ben Navaee Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Baby oil and powdered pigment on panel, 24 x 30 inches


Alise Loebelsohn’s paintings are built up mixing layers of plaster and powders. There is a delicate line quality that emerges through layer of pattern and surface texture. Color creates its own interior light. Loebelsohn is owner of Pompeii Studios, a decorative painting company in NYC. She graduated from Pratt Institute.

Cells in Blue and Green oil and powdered pigment on panel, 40 x 23 inches


Gayle Lorraine Mountain Ranch, CA / 707 450 8510 GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Steidel Fine Art, Wimberley, TX ADC Art Design, Cincinnati, OH

Habitat acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 inches


I create beauty, balance, depth, and motion in my black and white acrylic paintings. With knife and brush, fluid gesture and precise, delicate overlays, my intuitive process reveals a symbolic language concealed within. I invite the viewer to discover the narrative images and emotions that emerge from their subconscious mind.

Conversation with George acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches


Gabriel Lovejoy / Wilmington, NC Instagram: @lovejoygabriel

Gabriel Lovejoy (b. 1975) received an MFA in painting from The Savannah College of Art and Design. His current paintings express the uncertainty found in today’s spasmodic societal atmosphere. The open narrative in his work pushes the concept of variability while being visually grounded with a formal sense of design.

Globule No.1 acrylic, gouache, spray paint, house paint, ink, and graphite on panel, 36 x 24 inches


Globule No.3 acrylic, gouache, house paint, ink, and graphite on panel, 36 x 24 inches


Jam Lovell Carbondale, IL Instagram: @jamlovellart

My work is created from my poetry. My sculptures are poems reimagined as objects and spaces. These particular works investigate my relationships with loved ones.

The Black Dog bronze, hand knit yarn, walnut, padauk, and braille, 12 x 8 x 24 inches


The Illusion of Connecting While Disconnecting hand made paper and knit nests, 60 x 144 x 144 inches


Court Lurie Austin, TX Instagram: @courtluriefineart

Invincible mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48 inches


Court Lurie is a contemporary abstract painter based in Austin, Texas. She has bee exhibiting nationally for fifteen years. Her work brings together organic, spontaneous, gestural language with refined, deliberate, referential mark making. This dialogue illuminates a tension where entropy meets order.

Ravine mixed media on canvas, 60 x 48 inches


Gwen Manfrin Orinda, CA / 925 980 3914 GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA ArtPic, North Hollywood, CA ADC Fine Art, Columbus, OH

This imagery reflects moments that disorient us and force new leaps of faith into the unknown. Though unsettling (and often frightening), one recognizes the need to surrender to the moment, allowing the opportunity to explore new avenues to serenity and calm.

Fear of Falling Watercolor and Encaustice on Panel, each 8 x 8 inches


Cradled watercolor on panel, 36 x 36 inches


Janet Mathias Baltimore, MD

Shaman with Dark Horse oil and collage on wood panel, 30 x 30 inches


My work is a symbolic exploration of transcendence, transformation, healing, alchemy, and spiritual forces in the natural world. I am interested in animal totems, milagros, and mandalas. I find a creative wellspring in the terrain of the psyche and my travels to New Mexico.

Shaman Mask collage: acrylic, pencil, and oil pastel on paper, 28 x 22 inches


Walter Eric Matthews Tampa, FL Instagram: @walter_maths

Irrational Drift oil on panel, 59.75 x 48 inches


Walter Matthews’ work revels in paintings capacity for the hand and the automatic mark to make manifest forms that can only be arrived at through intuition and dialogue with work itself.

Futurist Feelings oil on canvas, 75.25 x 59.25 inches


Caitlin G. McCollom

Philip McGaughy

Austin, TX / 512 740 6133 Instagram: @cgmccollom

Caitlin G McCollom is compelled to visually express the span of consciousness through encounters with the spirit realm. She uses color and shape symbologies and explorations of archetypical imagery surrounded by formal whiteness to create modern icons that vibrate the connections between the visible and invisible world.

When You Awake Your Body Is Covered With Dewdrops acrylic on synthetic paper, 26 x 20 inches


Oakland, CA

These driftwood stands were designed to hold sculpted screens that accept video of Washington DC’s 11th street bridge at rush hour. GHOST TECH is the word space that conceptualizes relationships among disparate generations of human technology, the natural world and its processes, and the evolutionary developments created by these interactions.

Bridging the Anacostia driftwood, packaging foam (polystyrene), plaster, 102 x 134 x 14 inches


Fran McNamara Sedona, AZ / 516 528 1124 Instagram: @franmcnamara

Fran explores space and form by intertwining gestural marks and drawings with thick paint layers and subtle transparencies. Her compositions draw inspiration from the idea that everything in nature is connected to everything else. Fran received her BFA at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, and now lives in Arizona.

Sugars & Spice acrylic, pastel, and graphite on canvas, 30 x 36 x 1.5 inches


Lucky Seven acrylic, spray paint, graphite on canvas and panel, 52 x 48 x 1.5 inches


Christopher L. Mercier Inglewood, CA / 310 672 4749 GALLERY AFFILIATION Durden & Ray, Los Angeles, CA

My work focuses on exploring the workings of the Pictorial Window and its relationship to two and three dimensional space. A cross between the disciplines of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, it explores an expanded field of painting set in real experiential three dimensional SPACE.

Wiggle Walls (Mural) alkyd enamel on exterior stucco wall, 42 x 720 inches


Split Condition oil, ink, latex, and mirror on wood panel construction, 72 x 50 inches


Katherine Downey Miller

Manjusha Yogendra Modak Boston, MA / 781 405 5050 GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Robert Foster Fine Art, Nantucket, MA 555 Gallery, Boston, MA

Blue acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 72 x 72 inches


Maharashtra, India / +91 967 339 5422 I express myself through the power of brushstrokes. Making decisions about imagery by considering the honesty and purity of color and the use of visual metaphor. My paintings capture visual and emotional moments, using shapes derived from the landscape, I capture feelings through abstraction.

As I born in jungle and brought up in tribal culture.I am fond of all natural creature, to show what I felt and experienced about nature.I drawn this art with the conscious imagination power. I feel this thoughtful art should reveal the cognitive leval of mankind.

Animal Embrace With Man And Woman watercolor on paper, 10.5 x 14.5 inches


Edwin Montalvo

Naoko Morisawa / Morisawa Studio

Kinnelon, NJ / 786 457 2189 Instagram: @emontalv11

In Time and Time and Time acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches


My imagery is the product of the painterly action of pushing and pulling paint across the canvas. These images substantiate memories that have been buried by the persistence of time. They are part of my visual lexicon and are only found as I recognize their presence.

Seattle, WA Instagram: GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Frederick Holmes and Company, Gallery of Modern & Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA Northwest Designer Craftsmen - NWDC, Seattle, WA Morisawa Contemporary Art Studio, Seattle, WA

My work is made of hundreds of natural and oilstained wood mosaics collage or/and paper mosaics collage on board. Exhibited through USA/ Canada, Include Dublin Biennale 2014, Texas Dallas Exhibition, NWC American Biennale 2017 etc. Have Public Art Project experiences for City of Seattle, Amazon HQ, GE, and Nordstrom etc.

My Collection - Boot for Thorny Path hand-crafted oil-stained wood mosaics, acrylic, oil, and washi on wooden board, 8.25 x 6 inches


Marcello Muñoz

John David Murray Centennial, CO / 970 690 6315 instagram: @thebigcomputer

Figure #022 charcoal & gold leaf on paper, 18 x 24 inches


Elmhurst, IL / 630 302 6421 My drawings are as much about materials and process as they are about the subject. I use charcoal like it’s paint and my intent is always to convincingly describe the light. Residual evidence from the process of creation and editing bear witness to the authenticity of the act of discovery.

Barbara and Ken were both friends and artists that I have always admired. Barbara Schwartz studied at Carnegie Mellon University, worked at the Fischbach Art Gallery and taught at the School of Visual Arts. Ken Tisa I met at Yale and had a solo show at the Fischbach Gallery.

“Homage to Barbara and Ken” mixed media on canvas, 48 x 36 inches


Jesse Nickell Golden, CO Instagram: @jessenickellart

Far Removed oil on panel, 42 x 72 inches


Based around the premise of a broken world, my paintings capture aspects of raw human nature with a strong focus on events leading up to and in the wake of tragic circumstances. It is during these low points that some of the greatest potential for positive change is possible.

Entertaining Angels oil on canvas, 25 x 43 inches


Perry Obee

Uchenna Odukwe Asheville, NC / 330 618 0556 GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Silvermine Artist Guild, New Canaan, CT Milestone Graphics, Bridgeport, CT

Shoes and Pencil lithograph and chine-collĂŠ, 9.5 x 8 inches


London, England Perry Obee is a painter and printmaker whose playful imagery comments on the inseparableness of art and life. A balancing of painterly representation with an underlying abstraction is what strikes one most immediately about Perry’s work. The sense of ambiguity, subtlety, and harmony make it all the more effective.

The inspiration for the work comes from dreams, dance. Usually they come as vague of vision of dream, often self defining as extraordinary and atypical. Majority of my work articulates the contents of subconscious emotions and philosophical thoughts which reflecting a profound interest in dream, myth and fantasy.

African Symbolism mixed media, 24 x 24 inches


Mimi Oritsky Philadelphia, PA GALLERY AFFILIATIONS A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Chestnut Hill Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Birch graphite and gouache on wood, 12 x 12 inches


These abstracted landscapes are inspired by my garden as I continue to translate the quality of airspace into paint. Drawing the elements from above, I lose eye-level perspective and normal angles while seeking to create a space organized by light and a surface marked by the rhythm of moving air.

Dogwood graphite and gouache on wood, 12 x 12 inches


Marc Ouellette Asheville, NC / 505 220 7628 Instagram: @marcouelletteart GALLERY AFFILIATION

Child oil on canvas, 40 x 50 inches


At the beach I find humanity fascinating. Stripped of everyday clothing and accessories–the indicators of social status and occupation–my subjects are, by choice, casually and frankly revealed. This includes the excesses of American life, which may be reflected by overweight individuals, at leisure or on their phones.

Happy oil on canvas, 40 x 38 inches


Jesse Payne Doha, Qatar Instagram: @payneting

Natural Formation mixed media, 30 x 22 inches


Philip Guston is attributed with saying, “I want to make something I never saw before and be changed by it.� This particular statement has always motivated me as an artist and I have a passion for using my imagination as I create new bodies of work.

The Coax mixed media, 30 x 22 inches


Kevin Perkins

Aaron Pickens

Dallas, TX / 318 792 4687 Instagram: @kevin_perkins_

Glory, Glory acrylic on canvas, 20 x 15 inches


Perkins’ paintings are a synthetic beauty, an icon of the natural world. His work conjures up traditional landscape and nature paintings through the earthy color combinations, rich textures and forms found therein. Perkins’ work intends to evoke a dialogue with the natural landscape through attentiveness to the present moment.

Grand Rapids, OH Instagram: @aaronjpickens

Toys facilitated my imagination and desire to create at an early age. The act of play was a catalyst for me to pursue the arts, and instilled in me a curious enthusiasm that has consistently fueled my work to this day — both in the studio and with plein air.

Dawn of the Donut oil on panel, 26 x 26 inches framed


Betty Potter Las Vegas, NV / 702 403 0226

Brilliant colors, hot metallics, organic shapes, textures against silky smooth, emotionally driven dancing lines.......everything wants attention and has something to say. I harness the energy and give it life. And a name. Art speaks to the heart. BFA painting, University of Montana

Quilted Triangle #14 detail quilted fabrics machine embroidered, triptych 76 x 33 x 5 inches total


On Sacred Ground detail acrylic/ mixed media, triptych 72 x 30 inches total


Justin Price Denver, CO / 303 588 6931 Instagram: @justinpriceart

Curved Form in Relief oil on linen, 42 x 28 inches


These works are about beauty, fashion, simplicity and irony.

Hyperballad oil on linen, 52 x 44 inches


Menghan Qi Los Angeles, CA / 912 224 8511

Anonymous oil paint and pigment stick on canvas, 12 x 9 inches


Working with drawing, painting and installations, Qi’s work involves a strong personal confession about her spiritual position and surroundings as a foreigner living in America. She mines memories and media constructions of social expectations with works that are charged with a grotesque, allegorical quality.

The Carpet of Vanity oil paint and pigment stick on canvas, 12 x 9 inches


Shannon Rankin Rangeley, ME Instagram: @shannonchristinerankin

I create works on paper using the language of maps to explore notions of place, perception and experience. Altered nautical charts of the Arctic allude to shifting ice sheets in Compression. Hand stitched striations of pack ice and glacial drift are inspired by satellite views of Antarctica in Earth Embroidery.

Compression 1 nautical charts, graphite, repair tape, 11 x 11 inches


Earth Embroidery (Glitch 2) thread on paper, 11 x 11 inches


GG Reid Dallas, TX / 203 470 3997 Instagram: @ggreid GALLERY AFFILIATIONS HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS Saatchi, Los Angeles, CA

Roseate oil and acrylic on canvas, 42 x 42 inches


My process begins as intuitive and instinctive but becomes more intentional. My art practice includes chance, letting go, knowing, not knowing, losing control and getting it back. My interest is the balance point between the raw and primitive, and the refined. I seek the counterpoise between chaos and discipline.

Jocundity Before Cataclysm oil and acrylic on canvas, 42 x 42 inches


Maira Reinbergs Attleboro, MA / 508 222 4125 GALLERY AFFILIATION

vMy paintings are explorations of color. I strive to capture its’ illusiveness, subtleties and mysteries. Often music influences my work; lines and color variations express movement, continuity. My life has had its share of turbulence and sadness. Perhaps to counterbalance this I strive for my paintings to express tranquility, harmony and beauty.

Baroque Passage #2 handprinted muslin and acrylic on panel, 12 x 16 inches


Mandala #5, the Sea handprinted muslin and acrylic on panel, 10 x 10 inches


Rotem Reshef New York, NY / 646 240 3350 Instagram: @rotemreshef

Rotem Reshef’s abstract action paintings are created by a “control and release” process with her materials. Her painterly installations, transfer the painted canvases from a two-dimensional state to a three-dimensional exhibition mode, thereby opening up the observation experience to diverse interpretations and additional channels of meaning.

Phantom Stream, 2012-2016 diluted acrylic on canvas, installation, dimensions variable


Hidden Beauty, 2016 diluted acrylic on canvas, 23.5 x 20 inches


Matthew Reynolds Los Gatos, CA

My latest work combines painting, printmaking, and found collage elements. Pieces of tape, velum and torn paper mingle with brushwork to create color and texture. As these pieces develop, a sense of place—either visited or imagined— begins to unfold. Fleeting associations are layered. Connections are sometimes veiled, sometimes revealed.

Thicket oil, acrylic, and ink with tape and vellum on canvas, 12 x 12 inches


Letter for Eleanor acrylic, relief print with tape, collage and vellum on linen, 24 x 18 inches


Michael Rich Pawtucket, RI Instagram: @michaelbrich GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Adler & Co., San Carlos, CA ARC Fine Art, Fairfield, CT Candita Clayton Gallery, Pawtucket, RI Old Spouter Gallery, Nantucket, MA

Between River and Rock oil and wax on canvas, 70 x 66 inches


Michael Rich explores the New England of his experience in intensely colored, gestural abstractions. With physicality and energy, layered marks of color come together to suggest deep, illuminated spaces reminiscent of the sky and sea, in an approach to the landscape as a wellspring for spiritual investigation and meditation.

Sideways oil and wax on canvas, 59 x 48 inches


Martha Rieger Tel Aviv, Israel

Gilded Cages sculptural installation, dimensions variable


In my work as a Brazilian-born, Tel Aviv and China based sculptor, I wish to create a personal world with a unique language, that bridges between my long-time practice as a functional ceramicist and my recent years as an installation artist, exhibiting in art galleries and museums.

Gilded Cages (detail) sculpture, 32 x 24 inches


Alcides Rivas New York, NY instagram: @alcides__rivas GALLERY AFFILIATION Galerie ProtĂŠgĂŠ, New York, NY

Untitled mixed media, 45 x 35 inches


Working within the painting tradition, my most recent work tries to be a mixture of subtle elements and absence. I achieve this with the of use reclaimed canvas, strings, seams, texture and certain graphics-laden symbolism.

Untitled mixed media, 20 x 16 inches


Milton Rodriguez Dallas, TX / 469 230 8669

The Change Up mixed media on canvas, 48 x 72 inches


I started painting using hard edge techniques, but I felt a need to step out of that and be more loose and abstract. With these recent paintings, the motivation behind them was that there was a constant battle between color and shape, much like competition between people in everyday life.

Black Out acrylic on canvas, 60 x 58 inches


Sharon (Wren) Rogers Washington, DC / 919 619 4097

Persimmon oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches


Concerned with nature and deep ecology, these two paintings are part of a series centered around the Eastern red cedar tree. Each painting’s color palette is derived through a connection to the tree. Collectively, the paintings create a guild. A long-time meditator, Rogers is studying the interconnectedness of all beings.

E. Red Cedar: Barragan oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches


Chantie Rony Albany, NY Instagram: @chantieart18 GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, New York, NY The Greenpoint Gallery, New York, NY LARAC Gallery, Glens Falls, NY Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Singing For the Mute 1 ink on paper, 40 x 60 inches


By facilitating my medium’s possibilities and liberating the paints to create accidental forms or texture, I open a view beyond the surface of the natural world into an imaginary one. I am interested in how tragic beauty, rich symbolism and the depths of human psyche are infused into the landscape.

Singing For the Mute 2 ink on paper, 60 x 42 inches


Chief Rose Montréal, Québec Instagram: @lovechiefrose

Tragedy of Love photograph, dimensions variable


I fell into photography when my reality fell apart. I wanted more from photography, so it became an expressive impression of reality. I show emotion, destroy reality and create worlds that can’t be seen with honest eyes. The work takes on its own life, it’s never perfect yet always intentional.

Mona Maria photograph, dimensions variable


Arthur Rosenberg Albuquerque, NM / 505 345 1909 GALLERY AFFILIATION Amapola Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Room with a View mixed media on slate, 15.75 x 10.5 inches


My aesthetic evolves from an admiration of Asian Art. These works have a minimalist and meditative quality using modest materials discovered in nature such as stone, bamboo, wood and sea urchin quills. I often find them during my walks in the mountains, in the forests and on the sea shore.

Snowdrift mixed media on slate, 15.75 x 3.5 inches


Justin Rubich Philadelphia, PA Instagram: @cardboardboxtechnology

My artistic practice has been motivated by an urge to account for unreliable visual experiences— measured through photography, interpreted through the language of painting, and formed in mixed media. These lithographs are a product of that process being looped as an experiment in animation, simulation, and camouflage. Published by Petrichor Press. Printed by Peter Haarz, TMP.

Stripescape I four-color lithograph on Somerset satin paper, limited edition of 50, 28 x 22.25 inches


Stripescape II four-color lithograph on Somerset satin paper, limited edition of 50, 28 x 22.25 inches


Eleanor Sabin

George Sandidge

Providence, RI Instagram: @ello_eleanor

I am fascinated by the places in my daily life where the manmade and natural worlds converge. In my drawings I interpret the characteristics of the made and the grown as a way of understanding our impressions and expectations of nature, and examining the values we attribute to our environment.

Intrusion 4 India ink and airbrushed acrylic on paper, 23 x 34 inches


Winnsboro, SC

George Sandidge is a visual artist based in South Carolina. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, he has studied sequential art, figure and portrait drawing, and watercolor painting. His attention to detail helps to achieve a likeness and expression that is distinctly characteristic of the individual.

11 a.m. on a Wednesday oil on canvas, 30 x 22 inches


John A Sargent III

Joe Saunders South Euclid, OH / 216 534 6558 instagram: @johnasargentiii GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Bonfoey Gallery, Cleveland, OH Serendipity Gallery, Boca Grande, FL Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence, RI

Inauguration oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches


THERE IS NO ONE TRUTH BUT MANY STORIES, THIS TOO. To be a Fine Artist is a gift and a curse put in the service of deeper purpose thus that humanity may understand itself.

Hendersonville, TN / 615 887 0951 Instagram: @saunderscourt

The world is a story. The world is made of stories. Mythologies, individual and cultural, lead organic, protean existences. I try and do my part by creating graven images. Not the kind to break any commandments, just a little myth peddling.

Birth of Comedy ink, acrylic, pencil, and marker on canvas, 36 x 36 inches


Ginny Scott

Alessandra Sequeira

Laporte, IN / 219 575 9299

Untitled acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches


Painting intuitively and spontaneously with no preconceived ideas most of the time is my approach to painting. The painting takes form and images emerge from the subconscious. Nature is reflected in most of my work as evident in this painting. The painting is completed when it makes sense to me.

San José, Costa Rica / 00506 8835 2696 GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Jorge Jurado Art Studio, Bogotá, Colombia It’s Liquid, Luca Curci, Venice, Italy Ward Nasse Art Gallery, Soho, NY

Born in Costa Rica, Alessandra expresses through ink, representations of the micro and micro entanglements within the universe and ourselves. She proposes her art pieces as roots of empathy. Exhibited in over 50 different Galleries and Museums around, and won several awards including. Emerging Artist, Art Dubai and the Dante Alighieri,Verona, Italy

Entanglement II acrylic ink on paper, 55 x 44.5 inches


Morgan Sims Chicago, IL / 206 790 9589 Instagram: @morsims GALLERY AFFILIATION Bert Green Fine Art, Chicago, IL

Skeleton acrylic on linen, 36 x 42 inches


My shaped paintings focus on line and dissections of space while textural differences in paint application and surface quality create depth and illusion. The playful architectural nature of these paintings creates limitless possibilities for further exploration and narrative.

Palace acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 inches


Sandra Speidel

Todd Stevens

San Francisco, CA / 707 479 2403 Instagram: @sandraspeidel GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Spindrift Gallery, Gualala, CA Epperson Gallery, Crockett, CA Desta Gallery, Marin, CA Gallery One, Petaluma, CA

Out to Sea oil and wax on canvas, 30 x 30 inches


In my current work, I’m looking for meaning beyond the figure, yet I’m also searching for that sense of real flesh, the profound and the vulnerable at the same time.

San Antonio, TX / 281 857 4104 Instagram: @toddstevensart

Recently inspired by my neighborhood in South Town San Antonio, I am juxtaposing objects within this new environment that casts a contrasting view of shiny, plastic, fake with the aged, and cultured. Searching for meaning in a world that insists on disrupting the natural order for means of financial gain.

Lone Star oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches


Clint Stone Houston, TX Contrast between the active city life, seen through the vast openness of rural areas, create a visual tension that I address in abstract form. This abstraction is a combination of additive and subtractive marks and layers on the surface that merge together, evoking how I view and experience my surroundings.

Storm on the Lake oil on panel, 48 x 60 inches


Local Pool acrylic on panel, 48 x 60 inches


Jos Stumpe New York, NY / 347 735 2996

Netherland acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches


Chance is a leading principle in my artistic practice. Taking chances to achieve the unpredictable, and working by chance so I can spontaneously interact with the mediums I am using. Chance invites me to change with the tides, to broaden horizons, enrich experiences, and try new avenues.

All the Colors Are Changing oil on 10 x 10 inch gessobord, dimensions variable


Kenneth Susynski Seattle, WA

In his latest oils, Kenneth Susynski’s inspiration is derived from the emotional impact of the written word, employing figurative expression in new, adaptive interpretations. He has had solo and group shows nationally and internationally including the 2015 Palermo International Biennale, Art Caroussel-Louvre, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, and the Sundance Group.

I Do Bite My Thumb, Sir oil on canvas, 36 x 40 inches


Hang There Like Fruit, My Soul, Till The Tree Dies oil on canvas, 48 x 38 inches


Chang Shen Tan New York, NY / 717 580 6560 Instagram: @jefftanchangshen

My recent work deals with a combination of objects, shapes, color and texture. I’ve developed an unconventional mixture of paint and painting techniques by playing with the intuitive process. I consider all my work a record of how I design and problem solve.

Untitled (Chain #2) chain, acrylic paint, and concrete floor patch on wood, 38 x 48 inches


Untitled (Wheels #1) wheels on trucks, satin interior paint, and concrete floor patch on wood, 30 x 30 inches


Margery Thomas-Mueller ​ lton, NH A / 516 606 9611 Instagram: @margerythomas-mueller GALLERY AFFILIATION Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, Sandwich, NH

Landscape is a metaphor for life inside and out. It is where we walk, view, embrace our daily experiences of existence. It is the story of what we belong to intimately. Branches that connect our years. It is where we stumble through the thicket and scramble to find a path.

Diptych 1 graphite and india ink on Yupo paper, 40 x 52 inches


Return: Large Landscape Series #6 of 10 graphite and india ink on Yupo paper, 102 x 60 inches


Blair Thornley San Diego, CA / 619 405 5573 Instagram: @blairthornley GALLERY AFFILIATION Harmon Gallery, Wellfleet, MA

My Red Chair oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches


My approach to painting is largely intuitive, rarely planned, although it is based on many years of drawing from careful observation. I am driven to see how much I can imply rather than spell out, avoiding literal rendering as much as possible, and focusing on emotion, movement, gesture, attitude.

Queen’s Break watercolor on paper, 11 x 15 inches


Penny Treese Decatur, GA Instagram: @pennytreese GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Muse & Co. Fine Art, Roswell, GA Webb Marsteller, Atlanta, GA Collaborative Art Movement, Atlanta, GA Robert Kent Galleries, Marietta, GA

Are beauty and aging irreconcilable? Observing how our culture treats aging as an evil to avoid, Treese begins with photographs of a nude woman, distressing the images with water, wine, and other elements. The resulting “aged” piece radiates with beauty and integrity— answering our question with an empathic No.

Ephemeral Figure XV mixed media archival print, one-of-a-kind, 18 x 32 inches


Ephemeral Figure XXI mixed media archival print, one-of-a-kind, 32 x 24 inches


Sho Tsunoda San Francisco, CA Instagram: @artsho

Fueled Mind oil on canvas, 36 x 28 inches


These are some of my first paintings since I got out of school. My aim was to express excitement, uncertainty and determination as an artist.

Just Begun oil on canvas, 46 x 36 inches


Christopher Vasil

Diana Fernández Vásquez

Ocean View, DE / 302 537 2810

a·bi·o·gen·e·sis /ˌābīōˈjenəsəs/

Noun noun: abiogenesis ‘the original evolution of life or living organisms from inorganic or inanimate substances.‘ Lately my paintings are concerned with fresh starts, mortality, seeing in a mirror dimly, and about what’s just over the horizon. Conceptual art can still be aesthetically pleasing.

Abiogenesis ink on synthetic paper, 14 x 11 inches


Guatemala City, Guatemala / 00502 5386 4360 GALLERY AFFILIATIONS Jorge Jurado Art Studio, Bogotá, Colombia Galería El Túnel, Guatemala City, Guatemala Fundación Rozas Botrán, Guatemala City, Guatemala ArtFlow, San José, Costa Rica It’s Liquid Project, Venice, Italy

Reviving an ancient stonework, I prefer alabaster for my abstract language. With over 278 national and international group exhibitions and 20 solo shows, my artwork is part of important art collections in Europe and America. Among other awards is notable The Dante Alighieri Award, Biennale Peschiera Del Garda in Italy.

Fractal Life translucent white alabaster, 8.6 x 28 x 10.6 inches


Deborah Walker Melbourne, Australia / 61 41627 0786 Instagram: @w_deborah_walker GALLERY AFFILIATION Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane, Australia

In The Evening oil on board, diptych 14 x 23 inches


People often say my painting look like there is some mystery about to happen. For me drawing back the curtain of everyday life reveals transcendent moments. Ones, that for a fleeting moment are no longer hidden or inexpressible. They exist between ‘once’ and ‘not yet’.

The Morning oil on board, diptych 14 x 23 inches


Brent Webb

David E. Weed

Radford, VA

Health, Wealth and... oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches


My paintings are postcards from my recapitulated pastphysical, tangible objects from a space comprised of equal parts fond remembrances, confusion and disappointments. These canvases are a space in which I can project my fantasies, dreams, myths, memories and desires; a return to the world of images and the imaginary.

Seattle, WA / 206 605 3152

David E. Weed customizes and assembles new consumer products into coded displays.

Security Base multimedia, 92 x 112 x 24 inches


Lauren Whearty

Ana Wieder-Blank

Philadelphia, PA Instagram: @lwhearty GALLERY AFFILIATION Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY (co-director)

Night Vision oil on canvas, 16 x 12 inches


To paint is to conjure. To time travel. To dig deep. To see existing connections and to create new ones. I am a conjurer of memory, where separate images and ideas are forced and fused together, like conglomerate rock, in order to make some sense of disparate elements.

New York, NY / 240 423 2912 Instagram: @anawiederblank GALLERY AFFILIATION Honey Ramka Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Ana Wieder-Blank has had 2 solo shows at Honey Ramka Gallery and multiple group shows at many galleries in NYC. She was also a Directors Pick at Pulse Miami. She has an MFA from Pratt and has been reviewed in Brooklyn Rail. She has attended multiple residencies throughout the country.

Trump As Narcissus; Clinton as Kali oil and plexiglass on canvas with cutouts, 48 x 60 inches


Frank Wyman Townsend, MA / 978 300 5239

Third Eyesight #22 pencil and acrylic, 36 x 24 inches


I have a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Art from Vermont College and have lived and studied in China, Milan, Venice, Florence and London. I have taught Art History and Studio Art in Universities and Colleges throughout New England.

Third Eyesight Series #30 pencil and acrylic, 29 x 16 inches


Lola York Mexico City, Mexico Instagram:

“An arm could be a leg and a skirt the hat of a lady.” My collages are a humorous distortion of women´s bodies and emotions. I compose and curate paper clips, found objects, colors and textures, harmonizing and transforming their context into aesthetic and personally meaningfull compositions.

Conquered collage on paper canvas, 9 x 5.9 inches


Petra collage on paper canvas, 9 x 5.9 inches


Ping Zheng New York, NY / 401 569 0555 Instagram: @zhengping629

Night oil sticks on paper, 11 x 14 inches


Growing up in son preference of family and was surrounded by different geographical regions. My inspiration is grounded in my memories of natural landscapes, as if an escape from culture pressure. My time in London and the US has triggered an awareness of gender equality and imagination shapes my world.

Clouds oil sticks on paper, 14 x 11 inches


Stella Diming Zhong Brooklyn, NY Instagram: @d_ _ent

Unnamed (Shower) acrylic, wood, and hardware, 72 x 39 x 9 inches


Exists on the margin of accessibility, Stella Zhong’s work explores felt and instinctual senses. She discovers and constructs charged spaces, within them live entities that induce remote or (un)familiar feelings. These spaces at once reverberate the present, and yield a state transitional and ambiguous.

on Capacity wood and paint, 100 x 60 x 60 inches


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Ouellette, Marc, 148-149

Vasil, Christopher, 214

Castagnetti, Michele, 34

Huyser, Joshua, 91

Payne, Jesse, 150-151

Vásquez, Diana Fernández, 215

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Wieder-Blank, Ana, 221

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