Jos Stumpe Biography
Making art, is like a refuge where I can process the complexities of the world. It’s like an inner shed in which I can lose myself. My inspirations are many, but especially the continuous cycles of systems getting out of balance and finding their balance again. Creating order out of chaos and reflecting on complexity is part of my creative process. 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 themediums I am using. Chance invites me to change with the tides, to broaden horizons, enrich experiences, and try new avenues.
Ira Stein Biography
Over the past years, I have painted the most unique women to me based on our chemistry and their story. I believe that their behaviors are genetically determined and not a result of experience or societal influences. My paintings, mixed media collages and sculptures will not necessarily go with the furniture but it will leave you with the unbelievable documentation supporting my belief that behaviors are predetermined by genetics.
Mallorie Ostrowitz Biography
Mallorie was born and grew up in NYC. She was fortunate enough to study art at the City University of New York; graduating with a B.A. in Fine Arts from Queens College and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Herbert Lehman College. She began showing her photography in the late 1990’s throughout the United States and has been an elected member of Artworks Gallery in Hartford, West Hartford Art League, Connecticut Women Artists, and now, Voice of Art Gallery. Mallorie has also exhibited at the Worrell Gallery in Santa Fe in 2012 where her photography and Betsy Ranck’s paintings of abandoned buildings throughout New Mexico were the featured show entitled “Elegy New Mexico”. Mallorie has been teaching photography since 2003 and was privileged to be photographer in residence at the Awasi Hotel in San Pedro, Atacama region of Chile, in the summer of 2010. In pursuit of new and unique images, Mallorie has traveled to South America, Europe, Russia and Scandinavia.
Alexander Lopez-Guevara Biography
Alex is a recent graduate from the illustration program at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. He enjoys studying history and the psychology at play in the lives we as humanity lead today. Through his work, he hopes to express these interests, so that perhaps others can take part in trying to understand why and who we are, and what will and can become of us.
Curator Review: A Dissociative Moment (III)
The stillness of this scene with its subtle tonalities and contrasting light and shadow, is quite striking. Alexander boldly ventilates an atmosphere of disconnection and loss in this work. Melancholic and instinctive in expression, artist Lopez- Guevara truly reaches outside of traditional lines and into the perspective of the observer.
Jessica Leigh Biography
I am a Studio Arts graduate of Loyola Marymount University. I am eclectic and my works are versatile. I want to stand out as an artist that is constantly growing and changing in style and substance. My art is a reflection of life. Not necessarily what I believe in my life; however, a reflection of life that I have seen. I believe that we need to avoid the “negativity” of the ego. Of course, we should have good ego strength and be confident that we have something to offer through our art. Release negativity so that we may increase. Forgive so that we can live. With this being said, women are uniting with an empowered voice of choice. We are empowered more than ever to speak our truth. The more I align myself with love and passion, the more I become empowered to be me and connect to a higher creative spirit. I came to believe that when we reach for our own individual light and voice and the messages that we want to convey; we arrive at an authenticity that can be universal. When I entered into the art world with a renewed gusto and decided to speak to my truth unabashedly, I regained my power as a woman, person and an artist. My art is for the viewer so you can create a translation on how it makes you feel.
Nicholas Kozis Biography
This piece demonstrates my studies of tonality. The psychology of light as it contrasts with the subject and its environment is of particular note. Each element describes and defines one another. Light and shape are pressed and played against each other as a reflection of this relationship. The process is a creative cocktail of materials from my various sources to produce the art. Please enjoy.
Sandrena Koning Biography
West Texas mixed media artist and photographer, Sandrena Koning creates in both abstract and surreal styles. She works with acrylic, mixed media, sculpture and photography. Her subject matter is drawn from her environment, life experiences, and a fascination for science. Sandrena was born in Anchorage, AK and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. As a child, she was awestruck by eerily beautiful fragments of color and texture amongst the ruins of the abandoned architectural landscape. From an early age she began combining unconventional materials to create unique pigmentation and composition.
Ron Kenedi Biography
Born and raised in New York city, Ron received his art degree at the state university of New York at Stonybrook where he studied with well- known New York school artists and art historians such as Nam June Paik, Lawrence Alloway and Allan Kaprow. After graduation he spent a year teaching drawing at the Mediterranean Institute in Mallorca, Spain. Returning to New York, Ron attended the Art Students League to learn printmaking. He moved to Nevada County in 1971 and
has maintained a residence there till today. While continuing to paint, draw and show his work both domestically and internationally, Ron became a leading presence in the Solar Power industry and headed up the N. American operations of three major, global, solar panel manufacturers. Today he lives with his wife and two small dogs in Nevada City.
Rebecca Katz Biography
“I’m enamored with color, texture, atmosphere, depth and the interplay of light. Eyes wide open, I take what I see and explore it in an ever-changing process of visual notation. It’s absolutely my way of staying completely present in the world.” I grew up with a spatula in one hand and a paintbrush in another, among a family of artists and cooks. I received my first watercolors at age 5, when I also observed my mother and grandmother transforming mounds of brilliant vegetables into delicious, comforting soups. I’ve blended the two together, as chef/author of 5 award-winning cookbooks and a
mixed media artist. Today, I find making art and cooking creatively are both opportunities to be fully present in life, to pay attention to color, texture and composition. To be inspired by nature. To be so absorbed in tasks that time expands. Working in my kitchen or studio is an immersion experience, in a vibrant, reverent, tactile, visual world.
Jamie Johnson Biography
I am a self-taught artist and work with primarily with watercolors and ink; but I am exploring more mixed media work. I don’t want to be constrained by one medium; but let the subject I am painting inspire what medium I use. When I paint, the world around me goes away and I am totally at peace with myself – this is why I paint. I primarily paint people, animals and nature landscapes. I love to look at a photograph of a person and try to interpret and tell their story through my painting. I also want to push the boundaries of what people consider beautiful and show that we all are beautiful in our own light.
I have a cabin in the Ozarks Mountains in Arkansas and I love to paint the beauty of the mountains and natural lakes, waterfalls, rivers and streams. I like to explore painting on different surfaces. I have completed many paintings on antique book and dictionary pages and love the aged look they add to the paintings. One thing is for certain, being able to explore my art as a second career has made me appreciate every minute of my journey and I look forward to seeing what the future holds.
Dedicated to true expression through the arts.