ABOVE, people file into the auditorium for the award presentations by director Terry Oldham, BELOW. Works that received ribbons were projected on the screen.
This is the third year in a row that I have received a ribbon for a relief impression. Last year it was for "Among The Mulberries." This year it is for a linoleum cut,"Majestic."It measures 18 by 18 inches square. A yellow honorable mention ribbon, BELOW.
The exhibit was judged by an art history teacher, an art collector, and a museum staffer. Of my linoleum cut it was said: "It has a good sense of balance." Closeups follow. Double click on image to enlarge.
Jonathan Knight, "Little Girl." Painting
Kwanza Humphrey, "Rabbit in Hand." Painting
I chatted with fellow painter Kwanza Humphrey. He also got an honorable mention ribbon for his "Rabbit In Hand, see ABOVE.
Json Myers, "Continuous Line, the Patron." Sculpture
Deb Potter, "Inner Beauty." Sculpture
Lana Cease, "Animagnwa." Watercolor
My wife Jan had her relatives and me working with porcelain clay in her art room at the Carrollton Elementary School over the holiday break. ABOVE is the self portrait I squeezed together with a clear glaze. Jan entered a terra cotta head she had made while attending Concordia University in Nebraska, BELOW.
"LIGHT AMONG TREES" by Karl Marxhausen. Owned by John and Janis Mc Kenzie, Harvard, Nerbraska.
Nelson Atkins Print Society Presentation: Intersections With Fred Geary - Karl Marxhausen
grid shows the order that constrains sand amoebas
"THAT PAINTING BRINGS YOU JOY SAYS SOMETHING ABOUT YOU, AND I WOULD FOCUS ON THAT INSTEAD." DR.TANYA W. LAND, nurse practicianer specialist in Carrollton, MO
Cutting Block (Winter Scene)
"HELLO KARL. AS A FRIEND OF CHARLES AND ANITRA STEELE,I HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED TO YOU AND YOUR WORKAND AM ALWAYS INTERESTED IN READING YOUR WRITINGS AND ABOUT YOUR ACTIVITIES. I ESPECIALLY ADMIRE YOUR PERSISTENCE IN "BEING A TRUE ARTIST" IN SMALL CARROLLTON.I'M SURE IT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU PERSONALLY NEED TO DO AND IN WAYS THAT YOU WILL PERHAPS NEVER KNOW ARE AFFECTING MANY IN A POSITIVE WAY.CONTINUE TO HEAL!!"Patt Behler, Jefferson City, MO
sand, packaging, and acrylic paint is seen in this detail of "A Thinking Reed's Response"
"ABOUT YOUR DAD: THE BLESSING THAT CAME INTO HIS LIFE WAS CONCORDIA. THIS SETTING HELPED HIM BECOME THE PERSON HE "BECAME." AND BY SETTING I MEAN THE COLLEGE AND THE CITY OF SEWARD. NO QUESTION ABOUT IT. IT WAS THE PERFECT SPOT FOR HIM." JACK DUENSING, SEWARD, NE.
mixed materials used in "Wired To Hear Your Voice" by Karl Marxhausen, 2002
owner of "Sundown" from Seward, NE
Welcome. Art is alive in the middle of North America. Ten miles north of the Missouri River, down the road from Moss Creek, I work with a variety of materials. This journal tells you what I am up to with PAINT, COLLAGE, RELIEF PRINTS, MARKERS, and MUSIC. Your comments are welcomed from around the globe. Posts go up every two weeks. Come back often.
plein air acrylic
"SOUNDS LIKE GOD HAS BLESSED YOU WITH YOUR ART. YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO MANY!!"SANDY QUICK, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
"MAKES PERFECT SENSE TO ME, KARL. I UNDERSTAND THE PRIORITIES OF KIDS. YOUR DAD WAS JUST A "REGULAR DAD" EXCEPT THAT HE TOUCHED A LOT OF PEOPLE'S LIVES, AND THAT MADE HIM EXTRAORDINARY!!!" MATTHEW G. HANSEN, LINCOLN CAPITOL PRESERVATION ARCHITECT
"ALWAYS ENJOY YOUR BLOG, KARL --- YOUR FUN STORIES, CREATIVE WORKS, AND PHILOSOPHIES ON LIFE!! THANKS!" LOIS MEYER VOELTZ
"HOW COOL IS THAT KARL!! CONGRATULATIONS AND KEEP AT IT - YOU ARE DOING WONDERFUL WONDERFUL WORK."richard hamilton, kansas city, mo
artist and his collage "Airstrike"
"INSPIRED BY YOUR COMMITMENT TO JESUS CHRIST."murray hunter, london, canada
"I ADMIRE THE WAY YOU MAKE THE SCENE YOUR OWN. YOU USE ACRYLICS IN A NICE, FLEXIBLE WAY WHICH IS SO DIFFICULT." sheila vaughan, painter, united kingdom
"MAY THE LORD CONTINUE TO INSPIRE YOU!!" adebanji alade,artist, united kingdom
"KARL PAINTS WITH STRONG STROKES - SOMETIMES ALMOST SLASHES. HE SAYS IT ALL, FEARLESSLY, IN A FEW WELL CHOSEN WORDS FROM HIS PALETTE. HIS SUBJECTS ARE SIMPLE EVERYDAY THINGS THAT HOLD THE GREAT PLEASURES." phil chadwick, painter, ontario