Monday, February 10, 2014

joy - february

all day to draw
out my window
thick socks warm my toes

baked surprise
aggkaka - egg cake

dry cocoa
powdered milk
hot water


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

ribbon for linoleum cut

This month the 40th Annual Membership Exhibition is on view at the Albrecht - Kemper Museum of Art.
It runs January 18th to February 23rd, in 2014.
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.

Other contenders in printmaking category. See full list