The Irondequoit Art Club’s 59th annual Spring Show and Sale opened April 27 with a party and awards presentation. Best of Show honors went to Jeannette Profeta for her dramatic oil seascape, “Big Sur”. A former resident of California, Profeta based her work on a photo she took of one of her favorite scenes on a cold winter’s day. Although the photo was somewhat fuzzy, her vivid, artistic imagination completed the essence of the scene’s beauty.
Award-winners for this show were selected by judge Pat Tribastone, a nationally-recognized artist. Painting primarily in pastels and oils, she is known for her bold use of color and light in a representational style. Tribastone has been in many national exhibitions and is a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America, and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. She is a member of at least six other art organizations including the Rochester Art Club. Tribastone has won many national awards and has been published in several art journals. She teaches, demonstrates and maintains a gallery/studio in Canandaigua, NY.
Irondequoit Town Supervisor, David Seeley, and Club President, Sally Steinwachs, spoke at the opening and presented the awards. Juror’s Awards went to Geri Cardwell for her watercolor “Fancy Birdhouse”; John Ciminelli for his work “Sunset Stream”; Jan Ferry-Axman photograph for “Icy”; Norma Gingold for ink drawing “Serenity”; Linda Hanss for acrylic “Downtown”; Gary Knapp for watercolor “Edge of Night”; Marjorie Maeske for watercolor “In Dublin’s Fair City”; Fran Mascari for mixed media “Confusion, Pain, Hope”; Arlene Miller for oil “Alluring Antigua”; Jeanette Musliner for mixed media “Red Ribbon”; Gwen Ostrom for watercolor “Butterflies/Kissing Fish”; David Pell for drawing “Cameron”; S.A.M. Shrestha for dyed silk scarf “Geometrics”; and Judy Travis for both oil works “Evening Whispers” and “Tiger Lily”. Merit Awards were presented to artists Jane M. Adams, Michele Barnard, Diane Bosco, Geri Cardwell, Karen Chamberlin, Jim Dawson, Jan Ferry-Axman, Clifford Imes, Gary Knapp, John Lenhard, Jeanette Musliner, Gwen Ostrom, Mary Emmi Pallone (for two of her watercolors), and Sally Steinwachs.
The show, which has 107 pieces by 40 art club members, remains on view through 5 PM, Saturday, May 6 at the Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Avenue. It is open during library hours. Admission is free. The site is handicapped accessible.
Contact: Sheila (S.A.M.) Shrestha, Publicity Chair, Irondequoit Art Club, 585-787-4086; 585-704-5020. For more information, please go to our website: www.irondequoitartclub.org or Facebook
It’s finally here - Spring! The colors are fresh and the breezes are warm. Time to try your brush at plein air painting. Attached is my brochure for the for the May 23-25th three full day workshop. The course is open to “new-to” plein air painters or experienced artists who wish to enhance out-of-door painting techniques or you want to try oil. All painting mediums are welcome, although demonstrations will be done in oil. In addition to speeding up the pap painting process, focus is directed to all the elements of producing successful pap’s regardless of medium, especially value and temperature.
Participants receive personalized instruction, lots of (verbal and written) instruction and experience the challenges of vistas, architecture, water and boats. This is a very comprehensive painting workshop. However if you don’t have out of door equipment, I have a limited number of setups that I can provide for you for a very minimal rental. So, take this course before spending the big bucks and see if you like this out-of-door experience.
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Multifaceted artist and singer, Theresa Patti, will be among the more than 40 artists exhibiting over 100 art works in the Irondequoit Art Club’s Spring Show & Sale, April 27 through May 6 at the Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Ave, Irondequoit, NY 14617.
As a member of the Irondequoit Art Club, Terry co-facilitates the Wednesday critique program, was a co-founder of the Thursday artist breakfast meeting held at Bill Gray’s in Seabreeze and is the Chair of the Hanging Committee for the club’s Spring Show. Terry is a graduate of Nazareth College with a B.S. in Art and Rochester Institute of Technology School for American Craftsmen with a Master of Fine Arts in painting. She has taught painting for several years and continues to teach a course in acrylic painting at Oasis. She is also a member of Suburban Rochester Art Group and has exhibited for many years as a member of Tempo, a group of over 20 women artists. She won the best painting award at two exhibitions of Festiggiamo Le Arti at Nazareth Arts Center. Her works are very distinctive, exercises in color and composition especially those inspired by woodlands and landscapes. She works instinctively and intuitively incorporating drips, brushstrokes and “happy accidents” in her paintings. In addition to her art work, Terry has, for several years, performed with the Oasis Chorus and the Irondequoit Chorale.
Meet Terry and other exhibiting artists at the Artist Award reception on Thursday, April 27 from 7 to 9 PM. As in previous years, there will also be a “Meet the Artist Day” on Saturday, April 29, beginning at 1PM.
Visit the club’s website www.irondequoitartclub.org or Facebook or contact Sheila (“S.A.M.”) Shrestha, Publicity Chair, Irondequoit Art Club, 585-787-4086; 585-704-5020
The Irondequoit Art Club will hold its 59th Annual Spring Show & Sale, April 27 through May 6 at the Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Ave, Irondequoit, NY 14617. This is the club’s 2nd Spring Show & Sale at the new location. Credit card sales will be accepted. Admission is free. The site is handicapped accessible. Many of the participating artists are award-winning. Several are known throughout New York State and across the country. Best of Show, Juror and Merit Awards will be presented to those pieces deemed noteworthy by a professional artist judge.
This year’s judge will be Patricia Tribastone, a nationally-recognized artist who paints primarily in pastel and oil. She has been in many national exhibitions, and is a Master Signature member of the Pastel Society of America. Most of Patricia’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. She is a full-time artist, and maintains a gallery/studio in downtown Canandaigua, New York.
Artist awards will be presented during the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 27 from 7 to 9 PM. As in previous years, there will be a “Meet the Artist Day” on Saturday, April 29, beginning at 1PM.
To learn more: Visit the club’s website www.irondequoitartclub.org or contact Sheila (“S.A.M.”) Shrestha, Publicity Chair, Irondequoit Art Club, 585-787-4086; 585-704-5020
Joe McCarthy from Winsor and Newton will be coming to Rochester, NY to give three separate presentations. There is room for 15 people in several presentations, so please call 585-546-6509 to reserve your place today. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! The presentation dates are below.
An Oil Color Presentation (free) on Thursday, April 20th at the Rochester Art Club located at the Hungerford Bldg in Studio 458 (Main Street Artists) from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. This free event can accommodate close to 50 people. Please contact Suzi Zefting Kuhn for registering for this presentation. You may register by emailing Suzi at email@example.com. No deposit is required for this particular event but registration is necessary.
An Oil Color Presentation on Friday, April 21st at Kathryn Bevier ArtWorks Studio located at The Anderson Arts Building - 250 N. Goodman St. Studio #305 from 6:30 to 8:30. Registration required, a $10 deposit will hold your space, and will be reimbursed upon arrival.
A Watercolor Presentation on Saturday, April 22nd at Rochester Art Supply, 150 W. Main St. from 11 AM to 1 PM. A $10 Registration fee required, and will be reimbursed upon arrival.
Asian brush artist, Dr. Alice Chen, will give an art demonstration on her art entitled “Oriental Brush Painting” at the April 25 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 7PM business meeting.
Dr. Chen was born in China, and educated at the National University, Taiwan, the University of Kansas at Lawrence, Sydney University, Australia, and the Imperial College of London University. Before becoming a full-time professional artist almost two decades ago, Dr. Chen went through the rigorous training system for all artists in traditional Chinese painting. In her own work, she captures the essence of a subject with vital energy and flow. She goes beyond realism in expressing her emotion and sensitivity, always absorbing new ideas as well as techniques from both East and West. The Ying-Yang sign is her guiding post. Chen uses free brush strokes expressing energy flow on rice paper to capture the sensitivity of her emotion in creating visual poetry with a contemporary Oriental flair. Her spontaneous creation of flowers, birds, motifs from nature, vistas of landscapes often reflect the vitality, spirit, and symbolic meaning of the subjects.
Dr. Chen’s paintings have been exhibited at national shows and such institutions as Allegheny College in Pennsylvania and the University of Rochester, and in galleries including the Oxford Gallery and Ock Hee’s in Honeoye Falls. Dr. Chen is on the faculty of Creative Workshop, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester. She has received many awards including best in show and most popular art.
In addition to being a popular speaker and demonstrator in art, Dr. Chen is an expert on mushrooms and presents programs on that subject to many groups. Dr. Chen can be reached at 585-381-0804or by email at DrAliceWChen@gmail.com
Everyone is welcome. There is no charge for this event. The site is handicapped accessible.
To learn more: Visit the art club’s website www.irondequoitartclub.org