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PAST EXHIBITS

2017

“People, Places and Things”

Exhibit runs June 2-July 29

 

Paintings by Frank “Chip” Mayes

 

www.frankmayesart.com

 

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“Caught in a Web”

Paintings by Hannah Brown

Exhibit runs June 2-July 29

 

“I paint on Yupo paper which is completely non-absorbant.  Because of its slick texture, paint tends to slide around on it in unexpected ways.  I use a completely level surface and cover the paper with tightly stretched halloween spider webs.  This tends to both stabilize the paint and lead it in the direction of the web.  I use highly pigmented liquid watercolor paint which I apply either with a dropper or a brush and which I mix on the paper with brushes as I work. I never use more than three colors at a time, usually Azo yellow, Thalo blue and magenta, though occasionally violet, burnt umber or turquoise.  Because of the quixotic elements I am dealing with it often takes several attempts to get the results I envision.”

Derek Norman, "Bloomin' Wild"

“Bloomin’ Wild”

Exhibit runs May 5-27

 

Botanical Drawings and Paintings by Derek Norman

 

“In the case of flowers, especially the native wildflowers, (grasses and sedges) there is more than meets the eye. I am constantly intrigued and inspired by their fragile, delicate beauty and virtual perfection. Their structure and unique botanical engineering demonstrates an elegant balance of form and function. And when it comes to color, nature is a perfectionist.”

 

www.dereknorman.org

 

American Society of Botanical Artists:

www.asba-art.org/teacher-directory/derek-norman

Watercolor & Graphic Arts Society of Mobile

Annual Spring Members’ Juried Show

Exhibit runs May 5-27

 

“As a non-profit organization, the object of The Watercolor & Graphic Arts Society is to create, through education, more interest in the media of watercolor and graphic arts, and to promote finer watercolor and graphic arts exhibitions by Alabama artists.”

 

Judge’s Merit Award

Marie Nickerson

“Light on My Shoulder”

Watercolor

 

Honorable Mention Award

Satomi Kamei

“Saukt Gilgen, Austria”

Watercolor

 

Best Aqua Media

Barbara Rettig

“Intermission”

Watercolor

 

Best Graphic Media

Gail Bramer

“Spring Snow Melt”

Sumi-e

 

Best of Show

Ruth S. Bruckmann Memorial Award

Corky Goldman

“Colors of Spring”

Watercolor

 

Ashland Gallery

Leila Hollowell Memorial Award

Libby McCawley

“New Orleans”

Watercolor

 

Members’ Choice

Denise Inge Memorial Award

Lynda Smith Touart

“Bonus”

Colored Pencil

 

Southern Art & Framing Award

Lynda Smith Touart

“Man of the Earth”

Colored Pencil

 

Alabama Art Supply Award

Susie Wallace

“White Wine in Waiting”

Watercolor

 

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“An American Journey”

Exhibit runs April 7-29

“Born on the Fourth of July, in my time I’ve traveled the glorious mountains, the rich broad plains, the sands of our shores, from north to south, sea to sea, and have never failed to be entranced by the beauty of our country.”

“Light and Substance”

Exhibit runs April 7-29

 

Christina was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She now lives and works in Huntsville, Alabama. She has shown her work in several exhibitions throughout the country.

 

“I use fabric and decorative materials as compositional vehicles for my paintings.” The depictions of these materials turn into abstract landscapes.

 

www.christinaweaverartist.com

This annual exhibit showcases various work from the members of the Eastern Shore Art Association. The Art Center would like to encourage everyone to enter their artwork. Exhibits runs: March 3-31, 2017.

 

Best of Show: Polo Express by Jason Braly
First Place: Onions on Burlap by Sue Breitfeller
Second Place: Into a Wormhole by Art Bayer
Merit #1: The Flock by Karen Roloson
Merit #2: Polka Dot Ladies by Letty Oratowski
Merit #3: Dancing Dogwoods by Mary Ann Schaff
ESAA Purchase Award Winner: Edlyn Burch

“One Hundred Stories”

Exhibit runs March 3-April 29

 

Paintings by Lucy Hunnicutt

 

“I paint stories, the small moments we might take for granted but that actually make up our life. I hardly sketch, but I do keep notebooks filled with these stories. If ever I grow weary or annoyed with humanity, I read these stories to love us again.”

Chagall: The Collection of Richard John deMaagd

 

One could correctly say that Richard deMaagd’s life was one full of hope. Richard’s mother’s middle name was “Hope”. Richard graduated, as his father did from Hope College, Holland, Michigan in 1954 and Richard retired to Fairhope, Alabama in 1993. Richard was born June 5, 1932 in Yokohoma, Japan to Midwest missionary-teacher parents, John Cornelius deMaagd and Marian Hope deMaagd.

 

Richard was raised in a stimulating and culturally diverse family where education was paramount. Richard became a man of adventure always searching for truth and meaning in life. At an early age he had crossed the Pacific Ocean numerous times with his parents. When he graduated from high school, his classmates voted him “most intellectual”.

 

Richard earned a bachelor’s degree in 1954 from Hope College, and a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1957. He served as a U.S Army Intelligence officer in Berlin, German until 1962. From 1963 to his retirement in 1993 he worked as an English teacher, English Department head and an English professor at Jackson Junior College, the University of Cincinnati and Wyoming High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

On their first date in 1978, Richard took his girlfriend Emogene Greer, to the Cincinnati Art Museum. During this first date Richard repeatedly corrected the grammar of his future wife, who was born in Appalachia. Richard’s corrections of grammar continued at a “romantic dinner” at Mecklenburg Gardens. When Miss Greer became dismayed with his ridicule, she slapped the table saying “you’re cultured and I’m crude”. Mr. deMaagd collected himself and calmly said, “stick with me, baby, I’ll teach you to be cultured and you’ll teach me to be crude”.

 

Throughout their married life Richard was a connoisseur and collector of art, especially the lithographic works of Marc Chagall. Most of his collection was acquired in the 1960’s and 1970’s in Michigan and Ohio.

 

This exhibit displays 15 works which are being offered for sale. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Eastern Shore Art Center.

“Forever Spring”

Exhibit runs January 6-February 25

 

Watercolors by Gary Bukovnik

 

“Born and educated in Cleveland, Gary Bukovnik has lived in San Francisco for more than a third of a century. Primarily using the media of watercolor, monotype, and lithograph, Bukovnik fuses sensual vitality with fluid yet powerful colorations, creating floral and culinary images of great depth, intensity, and size.”

 

www.garybukovnik.com

Gary Bukovnik Interview

“Faces, Places, Relics and Remembrances”

Exhibit runs January 6-February 25

 

Paintings by Art Bacon

 

“People have always been my subjects of choice; especially older and often neglected people whose struggles show in proud faces. I also often try to preserve doomed elements of our physical environment in my paintings. Of course, a few of my pieces are influenced by my experiences during the Civil Rights Movement.”

 

www.artbaconartist.com

 

Congrats to Art Bacon on being one of Alabama Art Supply‘s February Artists of the Month! http://www.alabamaart.com/newsletter.html

Capturing Nature’s Beauty

Exhibit runs February 3- 25

 

Photography by Amy Schulz

 

Schulz is a nature photographer, capturing the beauty of nature through the lens of her camera. “I take pride in all of my photographs which are unedited, hand matted, and framed to compliment. All prints original and one-of-a-kind. I hope you capture nature’s beauty through my photography.”

 

“Pottery – Instructors of our Region”

Exhibit runs February 3- 25

 

Pottery curated by ESAC Instructor, Maria Spies. Artists include: Steve Dark; Brenda & Marty Stokes; Jason Stokes; Ben Twingley; Larry Manning; Zack Sierke; Bertice McPherson; Phillip Counselman; Susie Bowman; Tony & Rachel Wright; Christoher Greenman; Pieter Favier, and more!

January 2017: Wine Designs

 

Fused Glass artwork by Suzi Eveleth

 

“It’s all about creating something from nothing.”

 

Suzi’s artwork is made using recycled bottles (sometimes ones from our Art Walk nights!) and repurposed frames. “My bottles are sliced, chipped, crushed and ground into an endless array of shapes and sizes. Then they are fired in a kiln to create finished pieces. And of course it’s all recycled!”

 

www.suziswinedesigns.com

“Forever Spring”

Exhibit runs January 6-February 25

 

Watercolors by Gary Bukovnik

 

“Born and educated in Cleveland, Gary Bukovnik has lived in San Francisco for more than a third of a century. Primarily using the media of watercolor, monotype, and lithograph, Bukovnik fuses sensual vitality with fluid yet powerful colorations, creating floral and culinary images of great depth, intensity, and size.”

 

www.garybukovnik.com

Gary Bukovnik Interview

“Faces, Places, Relics and Remembrances”

Exhibit runs January 6-February 25

 

Paintings by Art Bacon

 

“People have always been my subjects of choice; especially older and often neglected people whose struggles show in proud faces. I also often try to preserve doomed elements of our physical environment in my paintings. Of course, a few of my pieces are influenced by my experiences during the Civil Rights Movement.”

 

www.artbaconartist.com

 

Congrats to Art Bacon on being one of Alabama Art Supply‘s February Artists of the Month! http://www.alabamaart.com/newsletter.html

2016

November -December 2016

 

This annual exhibit showcases various work from the members of the Eastern Shore Art Association. The Art Center would like to encourage all Members to enter their artwork!

November -December 2016: “Different Views”

 

Photography by Art Bayer

 

“There are different views both metaphorically and actually that are apparent to me in many of the exhibited photographs. For me, there is a story or stories within the individual photographs and then an overall story from the combined photographs. Your stories or story might be much different. We should compare notes!”

November -December 2016: “Faces of Freedom”

 

This exhibit is to honor the service of Veterans, Active Duty, Reservist and National Guard. Veterans from WW II to the Active Duty are represented.

Portraits were made by members of the Photography Group at the Mobile Veteran’s Center, Mobile Alabama.

First Friday Art Walk

August – September, 2016: “Ephemeral Monuments”

 

New works by Michael Vaughn Sims

Ephemeral Monuments is an exhibit of paintings, drawings, and mixed media that considers the concepts of home, Alabama heritage, the natural world and the constant cycle of all things. Sims is an independent fine artist and theatre designer who is active in Lowndes County, Alabama. He received his MFA in design from Yale School of Drama and spent sixteen years in New York designing for theatre before returning to Alabama in 2008 to pursue fine art on a full-time basis.

Digital Photography

September 2016: “Best of the Eastern Shore Camera Club”

 

6th Annual Photography Exhibit

The Camera Club provides members, from beginners to professionals, with educational and skill building opportunities in the art of photography.

 

INTERESTED IN JOINING?

 

Meetings are currently held:

2nd Thursday of each month @ 6:30pm

Centennial Building

Faulkner’s Fairhope Campus

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