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All Things Ampersand

Featured Gallery Artist: Karen Gaudette

 

Gaudette
Curious Companions, 24″ x 16″, Scratchbord, 2015

Karen Gaudette, a full time middle school art teacher and scratchboard artist is currently finishing up a thoughtful, mystical series, Wishing for the Moon, that will debut at the Brattleboro Museum in Vermont next year. The series of 14 pieces has yet to be fully revealed, but you can catch a glimpse of the work on Karen’s KickStarter Project.  

All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
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Current Events with Ampersand Artists

Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational is starting next week on November 2 -8 in Springdale, UT with painting demonstrations, lectures, and a silent auction.  Our artist friend, Earnest Ward will be speaking as the Artist in Residence at Zion National Park.  Earnest is also giving a free Sketchbook Journaling workshop tomorrow, Oct 30th with all materials provided, registration at the Zion National Park visitor’s center.  

Colored Pencils

Also opening next week on November 6th is the Wildlife Art Exhibition in Singapore:  Mandala Fine Art gallery organises Asia’s largest wildlife art exhibition, focusing on conservation with 36 international artists from 15 countries. World renowned wildlife master painters exhibit their beautiful paintings, drawings, sculptures for the first time in the history in Singapore, including artist Cathy Weiss, featured on our blog recently.

The new Strokes of Genius 7 by North Light is out, featuring work by Master Scratchbord artist, Lorna Hannett.  Lorna’s work, Colored Pencils is in the book on page 83.  

And, we are on Instagram.  Come follow us there and tag us so we can see your work and share it!

All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
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Featured Gallery Artist: Sheryl Unwin

 

Striped Beauty, Scratchbord

A Massachusetts native, Sheryl Unwin studied at the Art Institute of Boston and has been an illustrator for over 20 years.  Now residing in Florida, she creates stunning works mostly from wildlife and sometimes portraiture.  You can find more of her work and purchase prints through her website:  sheryl-unwin.fineartamerica.com

All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
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Current Events: Diana Lee

One of our Scratchbord artist friends, Diana Lee, has a lot going on this year.  Having just closed an annual exhibition with the Silicon Valley Women’s Caucus for Art, Diana’s full year is just getting going.

Currently, Diana’s work is hanging in the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, featuring the Bay Area Women Artists in a juried exhibition running through August 20th.  The opening reception is on August 4th along with a roundtable discussion of the participating artists on their creative process.

Diana Lee
Camellias Reflecting

Diana also had work in the annual International Society for Scratchbord Artists exhibition, where she was honored with the People’s Choice Award with her work Camellias Reflecting.

This coming October, Diana will open her home studio give viewers a chance to see her art in person. This year during the Art Trails weekends, October 10/11 and October 17/18, there will be a sale wall where some of her work will be more affordably priced.  To keep up with everything that Diana is working on, follow her Facebook page or tune in to her website.

All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
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Featured Gallery Artist: Scott David Finch

 

Scott David Finch
Untitled work by Scott David Finch

Scott David Finch is a member of the Baton Rouge Gallery and regularly exhibits there.  He gained his BFA from Louisiana State and MFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University.  You can find more of his work here:  scottdavidfinch.com

All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
Ampersand Art Supply 

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