I have two entries into the 12 x 12 Member Show of Sierra Arts. Both are in what I call my wood, metal and beads collection. Years ago I received a $1000 Professional Artist Grant from Sierra Arts for the over 50 "Gigantic Paper Sculptures" I created in the schools and cultural centers of the Reno, Carson City, Minden and Lake Tahoe area. None currently exist. After all they were only paper. The small metal sculptures are a transition from the sculpted paper designs created in the past. A percentage of the proceeds of the sales go to fund the many fabulous programs Sierra Arts brings to the community. Thank you Sierra-Arts.org
This is one of my favorite shows of the year, the 12x12" Member Show of Sierra Arts. All entries are to work with the size of 12x12." I love the diversity of the art. If you have the chance, drop by and take a peak. A percentage of the proceeds benefits the fabulous programs Sierra Arts shares with the community.
2021 Wonderful Words of Inspiration in Calligraphy 12 Month Calendar by Carol Foldvary-Anderson/varyCarol.com is a functional work of inspiration, beautiful lettering, and positive quotes to lead you into the new year. Spiral-bound hanging wall calendar 8 1/2 x 3 3/4". Printed in full color on heavyweight 80lb cover stock. Made in the USA! $25. which includes free shipping in the United States. Order yours today for a great gift, order two and keep one for yourself. PayPal account: art@varyCarol.com Please remember to include your name, phone number, email and shipping address. I would love to hear from you! Let's make 2021 the year of Inspiration!
Hurry don't wait! There is still time to sign up for a great class in learning how to write beautifully in Calligraphy! Reno, NV. Offered through Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) EPIC program. November 2nd, 2020. Click on the image and it will take you to Registration! Stay safe, have fun and enjoy an enchanted Halloween! I am looking forward to seeing you in class!
Plus... a perfect time to share that I will be offering a 2 session Calligraphy Workshop on Monday, November 2nd and November 9th, Reno, NV at (TMCC/EPIC) Truckee Meadows Community College at their Meadowood Campus. I would love to have you learn all there is to know to become a fellow Scribe and Lettering Artist! A talent that will last a life time!!! Click the link below the image to sign up directly with the college! November will be here before we know it!
This is one of two of my entries in the Sierra Arts Quarantine "Q Show." It is a photograph of what I have been working on before and during the Covid 19 Quarantine.
How I explain the unique colors captured on film in the Mandalas created with a micron pen, colored pencils and computer manipulated: "At a certain time of the day a rainbow fell onto my drawing area and I took a photograph where the light hit the image best. The rainbow colors altered the colored pencil in a way that I felt enhanced the Mandala."
Rainbows are a spiritual symbol of hope, and encouragement - a reminder that if you can just endure a little longer, you will make it through the storm and come shining through on the other side. A sign of a rainbow also holds promises of new knowledge and truths.
This is the feelings I have when creating my Mandala and the description Sierra Arts requested each artist explain about their work:
"There is no place to run! No place to hide. Even my home as my sanctuary is being threatened. The drawing of Mandala’s are how I calm my mind, body and spirit in these times of turmoil, uncertainty and despair. In my world of drawing and coloring I feel safe. I have control of the outcome.
Mandala’s are found to be spiritual tools used for centering the mind and finding balance between the inner and outer world. When drawing I find I am able to relax and experience a feeling of peace and contentment, while being in the moment. This moment is the only control I have over the situation, any situation. I am still perplexed as to the outcome of all this we are experiencing, and how it will effect me and those I care about and love, and how our planet will survive and where this experience will take us all. My only hope is for us to learn from this time and grow into a better place of being.
This piece is on Exhibit and Sale in the Gallery at Sierra Arts in Reno, NV. Call first for hours 775-329-ARTS It comes framed in a white matt placed in a white composite frame 10" x 10" and sells for $135. A percentage of the proceeds go to fund programs of Sierra Arts in the region.
This little jewel of a Smudge piece of mine, of El Capitan in Yosemite is in the “America the Beautiful” Show taking place now until the end of July at the Wilbur May Museum Reno, NV. It’s one of three of my entries into the Latimer Art Club Artown Exhibit and Sale. Latimer Art Club.
Earlier this month I dropped off several of my Smudge works for sale at Prism Gallery Carson Valley’s Premiere Gallery, representing award-winning artists from the Northern Nevada and Sierra Nevada Regions. My work will be up until the end of the July. Prism Photographics 1615 US Hwy 395 N, Suite B Minden, NV ArtGalleryatPrism.com Stop on in and take a look you won’t be disappointed in the many other fabulous artists being shown!