Thursday, March 11, 2010

Marbled Silk Scarves Workshop

On Wednesday afternoon former NY gown designer and fabric artist Bill Colvard led a fabulous workshop at Associated Artists!

Each participant was given a blank white silk scarf and instruction on how to create gorgeous marbled effects using acrylic paints. No two were alike at the end of the day - not even close! All are simply gorgeous, though, and the feedback afterwards was a resounding "More! More! More!"

We sell Bill's scarves here in our gift shop. After taking the workshop I can fully attest that his prices are a steal!

Here are a few photos...

And yes!We will indeed offer this one again. Keep an eye on our website or sign up for our Weekly Notes so that you'll be in the know when a date is set.

Adding paint to the size to get started:

Using a giant rake to create the marbled effects:

Bill's finished demo:

Our Director made this one:

And this one was done by AAWS Member Annie New. I love her cool color choices, and bold design!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

YouTube Video of 1+ Reception

Did you see this? A cool video posted on YouTube, created by AAWS member Don Swanson who collaborated with a friend to create a piece for 1+.

1+ Reception on YouTube

We love Don's video work... and his paintings!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Dimensions 2010

We are anxiously waiting for our final results from our juror for this year's Dimensions. Associated Artists has been hosting Dimensions, a national juried exhibit of visual artwork in all mediums, for 44 years. Isn't that amazing!? 44 years...

Every year in mid-winter we put out a call to artists for this show. Entries arrive January through mid-February from all over the US and often the world. We bring in a juror - someone well known in the national arts community - associated with a museum, gallery, or occasionally an educational institution. Our juror receives a blind cd of images and from those chooses the ones which will actually be given acceptance and hung in the show.

This year our juror is this guy: Robert Lange. Give him a Google - you'll see why we're so excited!