Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Tonight, March 26th, between 6Pm and 8PM, I will be a guest panelist at the Art and History Museums of Maitland, Artist Critiques Evening held in the Art and History Museum's Germaine Marvel Building. The event is free and open to the Public. The Artist Critique and Conversation series, is a professional development series that offers artists the opportunity to have their work reviewed. Held on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6 pm at the Maitland Art Center, the critiques are led by artist and arts writer Josh Garrick, along with guest panelists Thomas Thorspecken and Camilo Velasquez. Each evening is meant to be both entertaining and informative with audience participation encouraged.
Artists of every medium and skill level are encouraged to participate in the critiques. Each critique will review up to 9 artists, and all artists MUST sign up in advance. Interested artists can sign up in advance for one of the nine slots. Each artist can only sign up for one of the nine slots every three months.
This sketch was done at the January Critique. A nocturnal painting by Deloris Habencorn is on the easel. Marion DeJong showed five paintings depicting life in Siri Lanka. She has just recently taken up painting and the pieces which had a folk art flair were quite accomplished. Lorain Del Wood showed several of her fashionable women in large hats. She has been offered a licensing agreement which she is quite excited about. The guest panelists that night were Martha Joe Mahoney and Dr. Victor Locas.
Greg Nielsen showed several small paintings of clouds. Martha liked the pieces but she encouraged him to be bold and work very large. That way he would be more physical in the creative process and perhaps bolder. She wanted him to consider the luscious quality of the paint working fat into lean, with thick juicy strokes. He took in all she said but when asked what he thought of the idea, he said, "The notion of working that large would probably scare my wife." Everyone laughed.