Nationally-recognized artist, Patricia Tribastone, who paints primarily in pastel and oil, will provide a a short talk on “Judging Criteria and Critiques” of work brought in by Irondequoit Art Club members. The presentation will be held at Chapel Oaks at the May 28 meeting of the Irondequoit Art Club to be held 7:30 PM at Chapel Oaks, St. Ann’s Community, 1550 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621. The site is accessible to all. There is no admission fee for the event.
Born in New York State, Tribastone was educated at Oneonta State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics in 1977. She worked as a Registered Dietitian for 20 years, and then decided to leave the medical field to pursue her art. She paints primarily in pastel and oil. Most of her paintings depict still-life and are done in a representational style. Her bold use of color and light are distinguishing factors in her work.
Tribastone has had numerous local and national exhibitions where she received awards and recognition for her artwork including Best of Show at the Northeast National Pastel Exhibit in Old Forge, NY, the Diane Bernhard Gold Medal award at the Pastel Society of America (2013), first place in the Oil Division at the Hilton Head Biennial (2013), and the Masters Circle award from the International Association of Pastel Societies. She is a Master Signature member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA), and Master member of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS), member of the Pastel Society of Western New York and the Adirondack Pastel Society. Patricia also belongs to the Rochester Art Club and is a juried member of the International Guild of Realism and the Salmagundi Club of New York City.
Tribastone has been published in the Pastel Journal (2016), “Pastel Essentials”, an e-magazine published by American Artist (2011), and featured in the American Artist Magazine (2010), as well as American Artist “Guide to Floral Painting” (2011). She has been teaching at the Art Stop in Webster since 2004. She is currently the Blog author for the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. She teaches and demonstrates on a regular basis. She devotes herself to her art full-time, and maintains a gallery/studio in Canandaigua, NY. Also, Patricia is represented by Rochester’s Oxford Gallery and Gallery 3040 in Old Forge, NY.
She currently maintains a studio at 32 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424 and can be reached at (585) 217-2460, or by email at email@example.com . Her website is www.patriciatribastone.com
Fine art painter and teacher, KATHLEEN HANNEY, was born in New York City, and raised in Rochester, NY. She will give an art presentation entitled “Sharing the Pastel Experience” at the April 23, 2019 meeting of the Irondequoit Art Club to be held 7:30 PM at Chapel Oaks, St. Ann’s Community, 1550 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621, after the club’s 7 PM business meeting. (Enter St. Ann’s Campus and bear left following signs to the main entrance of Chapel Oaks.) There is no charge for this event and the site is accessible to all.
The beauty of New York State has been a continuing inspiration for her painting. Her affinity with landscape painting evolved from original abstract work. She shares her emotional experience of a particular moment through color and form. A graduate from Nazareth College with a degree in Art and a minor in Education, Hanney now has more than forty years’ experience in the arts.
While raising her daughter, she painted in oil and also worked in film production as a set designer. The job in film influenced her use of light to tell a story or convey a feeling.
Eighteen years ago, she discovered pastel painting and has been enthralled ever since. She has studied with several master pastelists and is passionate about pastels, her favorite medium. She paints both plein air and in the studio. Hanney, inspired by natural light, is interested in how it transforms instances of ordinary life into magnificent compositions that communicate essence and meaning of the painting to the viewer. In both urban and rural landscapes, she stresses the importance of revealing everyday art.
She is a member of The Pastel Society of America, The Pastel Society of Western New York and The Rochester Art Club. Her exhibits are found throughout the Northeast and her works have been juried into many national and local exhibitions, garnering numerous awards, including Best of Show in the Northeast National Pastel Exhibition of 2012.
She teaches and paints pastels regularly in her city studio at 250 N. Goodman St., 14607. Hanney can be reached at 585-729-0361. More info is available at her website, www.kathleen hanney.com
On Saturday, April 6th beginning at 9am Corey Pitkin will do a portrait demonstration in pastel from a live model for his one day workshop here. Demo Seats beginning at 9am are open to the public for a nominal fee payable to the Pastel Society of Western New York. Cost per seat is $25 for non members of PSWNY. Corey’s website is www.coreypitkin.com if you would like to see his wonderful work.
Please email Suzi at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to purchase a demo seat no later than Friday, April 5th. There is only room for 12 demo seats.
The demo takes place in the Rochester Art Club studio at the Hungerford, Studio 437.
The Irondequoit Art Club will hold its 61st Annual Spring Show & Sale April 25 through May 4 at the Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Ave, Irondequoit, NY 14617. Credit card sales will be accepted. Admission is free. The site is handicapped accessible. Best of Show, Juror & Merit Awards will be presented to those pieces deemed noteworthy by a professional artist judge. Jane Adams and Joan Karas Hinman are Co-Chairs of this event.
This year’s judges are Patricia Tribastone, a nationally-recognized artist who paints primarily in pastel and oil and Rosa Montante, a classically-trained oil and acrylic painter. Tribastone has been in many national exhibitions, and is a Master Signature member of the Pastel Society of America and Signature and Board of Directors member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. Most of Tribastone’s paintings depict still-lifes and are done in a representational style. Her bold use of color and light are distinguishing factors in her work. Montante is an accomplished oil painter and Signature Member and Board Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. Her award-winning representational florals, still-lifes and portrait paintings explore the impact of light and shadows, stillness and movement, frailty and strength, transiency and existence.
Artist awards will be presented during the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 25 from 7 to 9 PM. As in previous years, there will be a “Meet the Artists Day” on Saturday, April 27, beginning at 1PM. Several artists will speak for up to 10 minutes about their entries and field questions. This will be a unique opportunity to gain insights into the artist’s process in terms of inspiration, artistic journey, background, and techniques.
ARTISANworks' founder and dedicated supporter of all the arts, LOUIS PERTICONE, will give a presentation on “The Art of Collecting” at the March 26, 2019 meeting of the Irondequoit Art Club to be held 7:30 PM at Chapel Oaks, St. Ann’s Community, 1550 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621, after the club’s 7 PM business meeting. (Enter St. Ann’s Campus and bear left following signs to the main entrance of Chapel Oaks.) There is no charge for this event and the site is accessible to all.
Around 20 years ago, Perticone began what would become a Rochester landmark in his gallery-salon-working studio complex that now includes several unique event spaces. By purchasing artwork directly from its creators, Perticone has enabled many talented artists to remain true to their calling.
While most of ARTISANworks' income is derived from catered private and corporate events, this concept provides a venue for the display of hundreds of thousands of paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and other artistic items that include vintage automobiles, classic pianos and taxidermy.
ARTISANworks is located at 565 Blossom Road, Suite L, Rochester, NY 14610. Phone: (585) 288-7170
Their hours of operation are Fridays and Saturdays 11 AM- 6 PM; Sundays 12PM- 5 PM. Group tours by appointment. Admission: Adults $12, Seniors and Students $8, Children under 5 and Members Free. Many membership levels are available.
Artist and educator, BILL STEPHENS, will give a presentation entitled “Meditative Art” at the February 26, 2019 meeting of theIrondequoit Art Club to be held 7:30 PM at Chapel Oaks, St. Ann’s Community, 1550 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621, after the club’s 7 PM business meeting. (Enter St. Ann’s Campus and bear left following signs to the main entrance of Chapel Oaks.) There is no charge for this event and the site is accessible to all.
After receiving a BFA from Layton School of Art, Milwaukee, WI, Stephens taught art at FLCC from 1969-71. He obtained a Master of Science in Art Education from RIT and was employed by Webster Central School District for forty years, retiring in 2014. He currently works full time as an artist. His art work has been included in juried exhibitions at Arnot Art Museum, Elmira NY; Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester NY; Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY; Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI; and Society of Illustrators, NYC.
Stephens’ work is process driven and inspired by morning meditation, writing, memory and imagination. Though Stephens doesn't approach each piece with a definitive plan in mind, his meditative daily process prepares him for approaching the fresh, empty surface. The ink drawings are created from pure intuition, and result in wonder-filled surfaces of texture and pattern, with forms emerging that seem to have a presence.
Each piece is extemporaneously developed and contains open ended symbols that encourage personal interpretation and reflection. Stephens' lovely, meditative work is based on natural forms such as pods and hedgerows. He takes inspiration from things he finds on and around the property he shares with his wife, artist Jean Stephens, in Honeoye Falls, and on trips to the Southwest. The landscape, and native spirit of the southwest has had a major influence on his work.
Stephens is adamant that the learning process never ends. Since retiring, he has been taking workshops with Peter London at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and at Zen Mountain Monastery, learning from Sister Jody Kimmel, who teaches students to draw with pigment they make from foraged plants.
Bill Stephens can be contacted at Works Road Studio 166 Works Road, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472; phone 585-944-8067; email email@example.com
Photographer and Technology Integration Teacher, DON MENGES, will give a presentation entitled “My Expertise in Photography” at the January 22, 2019 meeting of the Irondequoit Art Club to be held 7:30 PM at Chapel Oaks, St. Ann’s Community, 1550 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621, after the club’s 7 PM business meeting. (Enter St. Ann’s Campus and bear left following signs to the main entrance of Chapel Oaks.) There is no charge for this event and the site is accessible to all.
Formerly a Math teacher, in 1990, Menges became the first Technology Integration Teacher in NYS. For the next 17 years, he taught teachers how to incorporate technology into their instructional strategies and students how to use technology as a tool to learn and publish their accomplishments. Photography is a natural motivator for children. Menges and his students used some of the very early digital cameras and enjoyed the evolution of them as they captured images of people, bugs, architecture, science experiments, and much more. He was fascinated with how even reluctant students would write volumes about the images they captured as if they were compelled to explain what this little slice of time meant to them.
Menges retired in 2006 and decided to take his interest in photography to the next level by continuing to learn and practice ever since. He enjoys photographing everything, always seeking that image that clearly defines a person, a place, or a thing, often just capturing an image that describes an ordinary thing in an extraordinary manner.
He has been a Partner at Image City Photography Gallery on University Ave., Rochester, NY, for the past 10 years and enjoys making architectural images, street work and portraiture.
For more information & to view other samples of Menges’ work, visit www.mengesphotos.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Irondequoit Art Club’s Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale, will open on Friday, November 16 at 10 AM at the Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Ave., Rochester, NY 14617. The show runs from Friday, November 16 to Saturday, November 24. There will be special entertainment throughout the two Saturday shows, November 17 and 24. Credit card payments will be accepted and Sunday shopping will be available.
Talented artists representing many media styles will be offering for sale original & unique items. Treasures and gifts available to purchase include fine art paintings, hand-crafted jewelry, note cards, art prints, porcelains, ceramics, sculpture, fiber art, hand-dyed silks, stained glass, ornaments and holiday-themed items. New this year will be guest registry drawings done at intervals throughout the show in which a shopper’s name will be drawn for a gift. Chair for this event is Karen Pesch.
Come join this fun experience while shopping for original art. Admission is free. The site is accessible to all.
Rochester Art Club presents Carol Case Siracusa "The Art pf Keeping A Sketchbook" on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2pm at Studio #454, The Hungerford. Free event! Details in a PDF you can download here.
Award-winning, Rochester-based figure sculptor, Olivia Kim, will give a presentation entitled “Figure Sculpture” at the October 23 meeting of the Irondequoit Art Club to be held 7:30 PM at Chapel Oaks, St. Ann’s Community, 1550 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621, after the club’s 7 PM business meeting. There is no charge for this event and the site is accessible to all.
A strong interest in the arts and cultures of the ancient to recent past led her to visit North, Central and South Americas, Southeast Asia and Europe to see art first-hand. She graduated cum laude with Divisional Honors in Ceramic Sculpture from the School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York in 2001. In 2004, she completed four years of post-graduate studies, receiving her Certificate in Realist Drawing, Painting and Sculpture of the Human Figure at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. From 2005-2010, she learned techniques in bronze casting in Carrara and Pietrasanta, Italy, and produced public and private commissions in sculpture and mural painting. In 2007, she began biomechanical and biokinetic studies to give insight to her understanding of human body movement. In 2010, she moved back to Rochester, NY, continuing to make sculptures in cast glass, bronze and terracotta. Her recent projects concentrate on a range of body types, including dancers from Futurpointe Dance and the Bessie Award and Tony Award-winning Garth Fagan Dance Company.
Olivia’s artwork is displayed publicly and privately in Europe, Australia and America. You can find her work at Harbor Square Gallery in Rockland, Maine and Gormley’s Gallery in Dublin, Ireland. Along with her commission work, Olivia teaches classes and workshops in drawing, anatomy and sculpture.