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JANUARY 2017 ISSUE II, VOL IV

WOMEN IN ART 278

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS AI ISHII: Jewelry & Stones BANDANA JAIN: Home Decor & Interior Designing

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BARBARA HRANILOVICH: Encaustic CATHERINE Â TWOMEY: Landscape Oil DORA HATHAZI MENDES: Liquid Watercolor Ink DORAMICHELE FERGUSON: Acrylic DORRETT LOMAS: Oil Painting FAYE ANASTASOPOULOU: Oil on Canvas HEATHER CROWTHER: Abstract JANE BIVEN: Resin Art Mixed Media JULIE BOND: Oil Painting KAREN STAHLROS: Photography KUME BRYANT: Expressive Abstract Painting LIESL MARELLI: Photography MARNIE PATCHETT: Photography MICHELE KOUTRIS: Digital Paintings MONIQUE HIERCK: Surrealism Heart & Soul Art NEVENA VAKLINOVA: Sculpture OLGA ZAVGORODNYA: Acrylic PAMELA IRIS HARDEN: Printmaking & Mixed Media PENNIE MCCRACKEN: Artography RACHEL NADLER: Ceramic Design (*) RAPHAELLA VAISSEAU: Watercolor & Mixed Media RITA NIBLOCK: Pencil STEPHANIE HOLZNECHT: Acrylic TERESA GRACE FOURRE: Watercolor VALERIE LEY ALTER: Bag Design

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I recently finished watching a series on Amazon called Good Girls Revolt. The series offers personal insight to womanhood in the 1970s and is based on the gender-based workplace-discrimination lawsuit filed by women working at Newsweek magazine. The women who filed the suit were paid less, relegated to titles such as researchers, weren’t allowed to write articles and so on. I think the necessity of art and political expression is that it creates space where we can discuss relevant issues. And that’s what leads me to censorship or, in the case of Good Girls Revolt, a cancelation. The successful season was canceled. Dana Calvo, the creator of the show, publicly said that no women were involved in the decision. How many other decisions about women have been made that don’t include women in the decision-making process?

The Dinner Party had women at the table. We need more women at the table. We need to acknowledge more women who have achieve, women who have fought for equality in the workplace, education, the right to drive, to vote, to run for political office, to have the ability to have solo art exhibits that are sold out. I want to see and hear about more women achieving in 2017. I want to see more emerging women in the arts. I want to hear about more women artists selling pieces at higher prices. I want to hear about more solo art shows for women. I encourage everyone to contact us about their art shows or about art shows worth attending around the globe. It’s through visibility and discussion that we can influence the dialogue surrounding women, the arts, our value, and so on. If women aren’t at the table, let us all do our part by extending invitations to women. Let’s make 2017 phenomenal like the phenomenal women that we are and hope to be.

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Is the word “feminist” still a dirty word? Is it still synonymous with “man hating” or an excuse to blame societal failures on a woman’s “failure” to uphold her “responsibility and duty” to the household? Are men allowed to idolize women the way women permitted to idolize men?

Why is empowerment and equality so scary? Why is educating women so scary? Why is shared responsibility of households so scary? When will trailblazing women be met with the same reverence that we offer men who achieve greatness? Why aren’t more women at the table when decisions are made.

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I’m grateful 2016 is coming to an end. It was a year filled with challenges both personally and politically. There is a part of me that feels like everyone should revisit the feminist perspective of Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party. In fact, I think most of us could stand to have a powerful feminist perspective permeate our lives. For me, I feel like the acknowledgement of women in history is still spoken about in feminist circles but neither taught nor acknowledged as mainstream. And, even when a movie such as Hidden Figures emerges that sheds light on amazing women in recent history, I wonder how many men and boys will see the movie in comparison to women and girls.


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AI ISHII JEWELRY & STONES

愛 石井 Handmade jewelry and stone collections. All of my jewelry is made with natural gemstones. The most important thing for my jewelry is to bring out the natural beauty of the stones and the person wearing my jewelry.

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INDIAN ARTIST

BANDANA JAIN HOME DECOR & INTERIOR DESIGNING

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BARBARA HRANILOVICH ENCAUSTIC

As a lifelong artist

I have worked in a wide variety of media and enjoyed each for its singular properties. The variety keeps me learning and what I learn from each medium teaches me something for all the others. Several years ago I was offered some encaustic supplies, giving me the opportunity to try a medium about which I was only vaguely aware. It was love at first melt. With encaustic one can build texture, etch, transfer, carve and scrape, or just lay down wonderfully translucent color. The end result begs to be touched and smells divine. While it will never be my only medium, it’s a permanent part of the studio.

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AMERICAN ARTIST

CATHERINEÂ TWOMEY LANDSCAPE OIL

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HUNGARIAN ARTIST

DORA HATHAZI MENDES LIQUID WATERCOLOR INK

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Hathazi Mendes, Hungarian Artist graduated at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design as Textile Designer in Budapest. She paints with bright, vivid colors, drawing inspiration from organic and geometric motifs and style of stained glass of Art Nouveau Movement. Her repertoire includes the beauty of animals, nature, historical buildings, basically everything she encountered with, while living in five different countries in a ten years’ period of her life (Hungary, Romania, Poland, Malawi, Portugal). Her best known and most recognized work is her growing Cat Inspired Artwork Collection, which has 22 vibrant, whimsical cat paintings of sophisticated felines, created with mix technique, but mainly with liquid watercolor ink. She currently lives in Portugal, and works at Karavella Atelier.

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BLACK BRITISH ARTIST

DORRETT LOMAS OIL PAINTING

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DORAMICHELE FERGUSON ACRYLIC

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FAYE ANASTASOPOULOU OIL ON CANVAS

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motivated to create meaningful, thought provoking, atmospheric themes with a fantasy or sometimes surrealistic approach, vibrancy and movement. The use of vivid, strong colors and my preference for oils contribute to creating lively, exciting, colorful art which speaks of the never ending hope and the power of the human spirit even if sometimes my paintings speak of pessimism or depression. The element of water is present in most of my themes, as I find it a source of freshness, renewal and inspiration. Although I favor coastal and ocean scenes, I paint an assortment of topics such as fantasylike, surreal environments that have a story to tell and convey strong emotions. My goal is to infuse my paintings with a sense of light, fantasy and bold use of color in order to invite the viewer to a visual journey in a world of fantasy filled with adventure, passion, personal growth, spiritual and emotional empowerment.

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SOUTH AFRICAN ARTIST

HEATHER CROWTHER ABSTRACT

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JANE BIVEN RESIN ART MIXED MEDIA

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My abstract

paintings are created using my original mixed media technique. Developed in 2012, my complex process combines ink and acrylics with epoxy resin. Careful layering and manipulation, with the addition of a household chemical and propane torch, produce explosive artworks. Stimulating paintings radiant with positive energy. Concentrating on the process, rather than the possible meaning, my spontaneous creations are purely emotional. Relying on only gravity, patience, and self-restraint, I describe my artistic ritual as both liberating and exhilarating. my creative experience is a freedom like no other, achieved by relinquishing control to “fluidity�, or the natural path of liquid, as it flows thick or thin, into and out of other streams. Colors combining as they wish, resisting the temptation to intervene, while I wait for the perfect moment to add a mist of chemicals causing an eruption of color or using a tool to drag a line of color through another.

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BRITISH ARTIST

JULIE BOND OIL PAINTING

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LIESL MARELLI PHOTOGRAPHY

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KAREN STAHLROS PHOTOGRAPHY

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KOREAN AMERICAN ARTIST

KUME BRYANT EXPRESSIVE ABSTRACT PAINTING

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MARNIE PATCHETT PHOTOGRAPHY

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MICHELE KOUTRIS DIGITAL PAINTINGS CREATED ON AN IPAD

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DUTCH ARTIST

MONIQUE HIERCK SURREALISM HEART & SOUL ART

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BULGARIAN ARTIST

NEVENA VAKLINOVA SCULPTURE - WIRE, PAPER, NYLON

Creating beauty out of ugly and useless objects is a part of my artistic credo. This way I speak my mind loud without saying a word. I spread my messages in the form of nylon flowers and angels made of recycled plastic bags. These creations

find their home where the real flowers and angels are supposed to live – in Nature. Working with different media, especially with paper and wire, empowers me to share my feelings about overconsumption and environment in a natural way. Wire is an elegant and expressive material that speaks to you; it carries a story and personal touch of an artist who uses it. That’s why I love it so much – I spend hours with my wire threads and each wire artwork is unique and personal in its own way.

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nurtured in beautiful Bulgaria, I’ve always put a special focus on Nature. With the help of art, I strive to raise awareness about environmental issues and spread the word about how endangered our Nature is!

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OLGA ZAVGORODNYA ACRYLIC

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PAMELA IRIS HARDEN PRINTMAKING AND MIXED MEDIA

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PENNIE MCCRACKEN ARTOGRAPHY (PHOTO/GRAPHIC ART)

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from Israel. I work out of a small studio in my home. I use stoneware and translucent porcelain to create unique lighting designs and decorative objects. My inspiration is a synthesis of traditional handmade crafts such as knitting and lace making with contemporary design which emphasizes clean lines and minimalism. I have developed different techniques in order to allow light and shadow to play central roles in my designs. I especially like to work with porcelain. The translucency of the porcelain creates a special, warm effect when light penetrates the thin walls of the porcelain. As a designer I strive to make designs that are both beautiful and functional. Having an online shop allows me to reach people in faraway places and offer unique and affordable handmade lighting designs. It excites me to know that my lights become part of people’s lives all over the world.

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RAPHAELLA VAISSEAU WATERCOLOR AND MIXED MEDIA (INK)

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more than 20 years Raphaella’s medium was exclusively watercolor. Through her technique, watercolor lends itself nicely to the vibrant layering effects of color upon color which have become a trademark of her museum quality, high-end artwork. Raphaella’s larger, more intricate watercolors often take years to complete. Her fine-art portfolio is archived with the Modern Folk Art Museum in New York City and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C. In July of 2004, Raphaella added acrylic paintings on canvas to her repertoire, experiencing them as bold, brilliant, and free expressions of color. Acrylics and watercolor, together with her fusion of words and art on her magnets, posters, and quotes, make for three distinct styles of artistic expression that define Raphaella Vaisseau. The common thread that ties them all together is a mastery of color. “I interpret the beauty of life, and share my love of the natural world (and all living things) in abstract expressions of color and form. It’s as if I were looking through a crystal portal from another dimension, a dimension where color exists as an end in itself and thereby is a vehicle for transformation. Color bathes us in beauty, blesses and heals. Like beautiful music, color can lift our spirits to touch the divine.” Echoes of her Norwegian cultural heritage, a love

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of Rosemaling, and an early fascination with Impressionism are evident in her early paintings as well as the art surrounding words on her magnets, posters, and quotes. A leap into the unknown characterizes her new abstract expressions of acrylic on canvas. Early in her painting career, Raphaella made a commitment to follow her heart rather than her mind or any other external source for confirmation of what is. She keenly senses completion of a painting as if a pitch were suddenly in tune or a pendulum has stopped above its center. All of her painting is a meditation of breathing in and breathing out, letting go and letting God, with her focus on being a vessel for light and her heart’s expression. For Raphaella, the presence of heart in Heartful Art speaks to this devotion and to her belief that “in our hearts we are one heart”. Although her subject matter includes flowers, symbols, abstracts, people, and other living things, she does have a following of collectors of her painted hearts. Raphaella believes “a painting of a heart can remind us to focus in on our own hearts, to listen and trust our own inner guidance above all things”. Born in 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Raphaella now paints and creates in her Heartful Art studios in Miami, Florida.


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RITA NIBLOCK PENCIL

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STEPHANIE HOLZNECHT ACRYLIC

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from the southeast coast of England, immigrating to the United States at the age of nineteen. I attended university upon arrival, graduating with a BA in graphic design and fine art. I worked in the design industry for many years as a graphic designer and art director. I left my job as art director to raise a family. Once my family had grown I began to pursue art full time, taking many workshops along the way. My current artistic style has changed dramatically from earlier years, moving from realism to an abstract artist. This was promoted by taking a number of workshops on abstract art, that peeked my attention. With abstract art I am inspired to let go of my minutely detailed realistic artwork and free myself up to feel art in a totally different manner. My present style involves the use of fluid acrylic paint on canvas. I work on three to four canvases simultaneously. This allows the making of a sense of harmony that invigorates me as I work. Each painting feeding from the other, makes for a very creative work atmosphere. I also work in heavy body acrylic to produce another style of abstract art, that adds another dimension to my growth as an artist. I invest in the creation of a piece of art to convey what I have inside: my thinking, my emotions, my life, my essence and my soul. It’s also a way I can reach my own desires and essential demands out of life. When I create a new piece of art, what I feel smoothly becomes real. Once my creativity is ready, my vision becomes clear and flows out onto the canvas. For me it is important to create what I feel. My abstract art is an extension of myself. Full of passion and emotion: happy, sad, angry, calm, all these play a part in my creative process. The sights running through my head create the desire to paint in a more expressive form. The inspiration that I take from experiencing life creates a feeling that continues to inspire me. I don’t think, as an artist, that is something I could ever lose. The titles that I bestow upon my paintings are born from my gazing into a finished piece and pulling out the name from its core. Each title is specific and emotionally binding to me, but I want the viewer to see this as only my perception. The observer should draw their own conclusions.

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TERESA GRACE FOURRE WATERCOLOR

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SWISS ARTIST

VALERIE LEY ALTER BAG DESIGN

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The Bags

I create are inspired by one single thing: the materials that are available to me at any given point of time. I try to only use materials that have no negative impact on the environment or the people producing them, although I must admit that this is a thin line to walk. I collect old, ethnic fabrics from all corners of the world and combine them with vintage materials from around the corner - second-hand textiles, used leather belts, fabric scraps, vintage zippers and the like. Essentially, my bags are almost entirely recycled. I have worked with a variety of vintage ethnic fabrics, such as old, handwoven Huipils from Guatemala, embroidered Hmong baby carriers from South East Asia or hand-stitched Kantha quilts from India and Bangladesh. These gorgeous textiles never fail to amaze me, and I hope my bags do them justice!

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AR Bandana Jain Home Decor & Interior Designing Maharashtra, India [web] sylvnstudio.in [fb + instagram] @sylvnstudio Barbara Hranilovich Encaustic Michigan, USA [web] hranilovich.com

Catherine Twomey Landscape Oil North Carolina, USA [web] catherinetwomey.com

Dora Hathazi Mendes Liquid Watercolor Ink Lisbon, Portugal [web] dora-hathazimendes.pixels.com DoraMichele Ferguson Acrylic Missouri, USA [facebook] doramicheleartkc

Dorrett Lomas Oil Painting Cheshire, United Kingdom [web] fineartamerica.com/profiles/ dorrett-lomas.html

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Julie Bond Oil Painting Surrey, United Kingdom [web] julie-bond.com [fb] artistjuliebond

Karen Stahlros Photography Sรถdra Sandby, Sweden [web] karen-stahlros.pixels.com [twitter] @KarenStahlros Kume Bryant Expressive Abstract Painting Arizona, USA [web] artfinder.com/kumebryant [twitter] @kumebryant Liesl Marelli Photography Florida, USA [instagram] @liesl.bee [twitter] @lbmarelli

Marnie Patchett Photography California, USA [fb] MarniePatchettPhotography [web] Marnie-Patchett.pixels.com

Faye Anastasopoulou Oil on Canvas Attica, Greece [pinterest] fusionartdecor

Michele Koutris Digital Paintings New Jersey, USA [fb] artbymichelek [twitter] @michelekoutris

Heather Crowther Abstract Stredocesky Kraj, Czech Republic [web] heathercrowther.com [etsy] TombalinaDesign

Monique Hierck Surrealism Heart & Soul Art Zuid Holland, Netherlands [web] myenchantingstorybook.com [fb] ArtistrybyMo

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Jane Biven Resin Art Mixed Media Georgia, USA [web] HalfBakedArt.com [fb] janebivenart

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Ai Ishii Jewelry & Stones Kanagawa-ken, Japan [web] aiishii.theshop.jp

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Pamela Iris Harden Printmaking & Mixed Media Northland, New Zealand [web] pamelairis-harden.pixels.com

Rachel Nadler Ceramic Design Kfar Saba, Israel [fb] rachelnadlerceramics

Raphaella Vaisseau Watercolor & Mixed Media Florida, USA [web] heartfulart.com

Rita Niblock Pencil Washington, USA [web] rita-niblock.fineartamerica.com Stephanie Holznecht Acrylic Wisconsin, USA [web] scholznecht.com [twitter] @ StephHolznecht

Teresa Grace Fourre Watercolor Georgia, USA [instagram + fb] @health4a

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Pennie McCracken Artography Ontario, Canada [web] EndlessSkys.ca [fb] EndlessSkys

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Women in Art 278 welcomes female artists from across the globe and varying art genres. To learn more about featuring your artwork visit us online at www.ART278.org or on Facebook at facebook.com/ART278.org Art exhibits, solo shows, calls to artists and more are available on our events page on Facebook. Know about events that may interest our readers? Share it with us and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll spread the word.

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Nevena Vaklinova Sculpture - Wire, Paper, Nylon Sofia, Bulgaria [esty] NirVenaArt


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