In the world of professional art consistency is highly valued. Consistency demonstrates the development of an artist’s style or signature. According to Kim Barnett, owner of Oregon’s Bronze Coast Gallery, this signature style is the most difficult thing for an artist to achieve. It is unique and instantly identifies a work’s creator. Barnett believes sculptor Rosetta, an AWA Master Signature member, has this instantly recognizable signature style. “Her work is stylized and on this geometric plain, and still anatomically correct – very few people can create realistic sculpture that is so interpretive,” Barnett says.
|Addison Gallery, Cape Cod, MA|
The 17th Annual Master & Signature Member Show and National Juried Competition will take place at the Addison Gallery in Cape Cod two months earlier than our usual fall schedule in order to capitalize on the Cape’s high season for tourists. Show dates are August 15 through September 15, 2014 with an awards ceremony on Friday, Aug. 15th and opening reception Saturday, August 16th, 2014.
Information will be available soon on exhibit guidelines, catalog of art, schedule of events, and more. This exhibit promises to be a very prestigious show for AWA; celebrating women artists is the entire premise behind the Booth’s schedule of events surrounding this show.
|Blues at Dusk, by Signature member, Cheryl Price|
Beverly Abbott, Associate member – Ancient Guardians chosen as a Tour Artwork
I use Grumbacher and Winsor Newton paints. Thirteen colors are always on my palette: Cad Yellow Medium (and occasionally a Cad Yellow Pale), Cad Orange, Permanent Rose, Yellow Ochre,,Thalo Yellow Green,Cerulean Blue Hue, Cobalt Blue, French Ultramarine Blue, Mars Violet Deep, Light Red, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, and Sap Green.
I use Grumbacher Titanium white and Rembrandt Mixed White. I like a stiffer white and a little softer white to use when I need to drag paint over the top of thick wet paint and not scrape it off with paint that is too stiff. There’s no black on this palette. The darks you see in the trees were made from Raw Umber, French Ultramarine Blue, a little Permanent Rose and sometimes a little sap green mixed in for a real deep green.
|Trail Ridge View|
Thanks to Nancy Boren for her service to AWA
Master Signature member Nancy Boren completes her long tenure on the AWA Board of Directors this month, having served as both President and Treasurer for the organization. On behalf of all of the members of American Women Artists: thank you Nancy for your many years of service!