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Monday, January 23, 2012
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|JOSE MANUEL SALAS|
- A Mixed Technique which involves various types of tools to achieve this style such as Conté crayons(pencils), graphite, watercolors, temperas, gouaches, acrylics, inks. In many of his art work that he has applied the mixed techniques are based on stain painting , texture, glazes, scratches, etc. , which allows him to highlight figures in a pure and informal expressionism. The figures in his paintings are as if they were taken out of abstract backgrounds or as if they were paused in time and space.
- Acrylics/ Oils—Even though, these are traditional techniques, Mr. Salas always manages to give it his personal touch where he depicts the figurative or abstract aspect of the art. The art piece that he creates successfully manifests expressions or informal art, where it intentionally loses the detail and as a result highlights the multiple formats such as: lighting, shadows, glazes, texture, stain painting. Such technique allows the art work to appear to pause in time and space, allowing the explosion of creativity and expression for his art work.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Gallery 218 was founded in May of 2009 in Downtown Harlingen, Texas. Married couple Benjamin Varela and Anna Marie Varela from Elsa, Texas opened the gallery for the purpose of creating a venue for artists with innovative ideas. The aim of the gallery is to inspire and captivate an audience with diverse works of art that evokes thought. Come and see our selection of artists whose work illustrates unexpected or thought provoking ideas. Gallery 218 is located 218 W. on Jackson St. in Harlingen, Texas. Schedule hours for the summer are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 3 p.m. Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Fall and Spring schedule is on Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. Gallery visits are available by appointment. For more information contact Anna Marie Varela at (956) 457-9401, Benjamin Varela at (956) 457-4093, (956) 262-1762 or e-mail us at email@example.com or contact us on Facebook under Anna Varela, Beyondgallery218.
Monday, January 02, 2012
At this moment, I continue full – time painting I have maintained myself occupied collecting information about art galleries or art museums to try and present my artwork.
My art work is direct and uncomplicated. I do not spend much time thinking about interpretations, hidden meanings, or high flow artistic philosophies. I paint ideas, emotions, and feelings and try to present it in a broad and global context mind, with an interesting artisitc craftsmanship and perhaps unusual ways.
Before painting, I draw a sketch very carefully of my artwork; planning the colors, values, and sequencing of the entire composition. No matter how challenging my subject is; I will achieve and accomplish my final goal, accidents are rarely welcome, and mistakes are often irreparable. My paintings take various lengths of time to complete. The completion time is a function of the works complexity. Most of my artwork contains a bit of the dramatic, which heightens the impact of the composition. As a painter I supply the mood and the viewer is invited to provide the subtext.
Finally, I believe what ultimately makes a successful painting is the painter’s ability and sensibility to import his/her ideas, emotions and feelings into the artwork and to convey something to the viewer
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January 18, 2012
Opening and preview
reception for the 41st
International Art Show.
BROWNSVILLE MUSEUM OF FINE ART
41st INTERNATIONAL ART SHOW
41st International Art Show Judge
Warren Taylor is a nationally recognized regional artist whose work was a part
of the Second Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary International Water Media
Masters in Nanjing, China. It was also included in the Watercolor Exchange
Exhibition at the National Museum of Art in Tokyo, Japan.
Taylor was also one of four American artists selected by the Winsor-Newton
Millennium Competition to participate in exhibitions at St. James Palace,
London, England. He has been a professor of Art at Midland College in Texas
for the past thirty years, where he has taught painting, watercolor, drawing and
Warren Taylor was born in Kansas and received his B.F.A. from Bethany
College in Lindsborg, Kansas, and his M.A. and MFA from Ft. Hays State
University in Hays Kansas. His works have been features in twelve books and
numerous magazine articles.
Taylor has shown in Kansas, California, New York, Colorado and other states
as well as in numerous museums throughout the state of Texas.
“Water media,using watercolor pencils and crayons” Workshop
Tuesday, January 17, 18, 19, 2012: Three-day workshop with Warren Taylor, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. Seating is limited to 20 students. Fees: $275 for BMFA members;
$300 for non-members. Classes will take place at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, 660 E. Ringgold St., Brownsville, Texas 78520. Register early. For more
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41ST International Art Show
Opening Preview Reception
Pre-order your tickets for the 41st International Art Show
preview and reception dinner that will take place on January
18, 2012 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Dinner at 7:00 pm)
Fill out this ticket order form along with your registration and
submit by November 11, 2011 to save! After November 11,
tickets will be $35 for exhibiting artists and $60 for guests.
For more information please call: (956) 542-0941
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