Showing posts from November, 2011

CanvaSynergy, Revealed!

The Guild’s CanvaSynergy project was inspired by a question:

“What if 25 mixed media artists worked together to create a large-scale collaborative piece?”
Knowing how wildly creative and diverse our talents are, we were sure the result would be a fabulous thing to behold.

Here’s how it all unfolded: Jerry’s Artarama graciously provided the 12”x12” canvases and the four base paint colors; Soho Urban Acrylics in Mineral Blue, Cadmium Red Hue, Burnt Sienna, and Cadmium Orange Hue, for 25 artists. Each artist was also allowed the use of black and white to round out their palette.
The overall layout was penciled onto the 25 adjoining canvases; a combination of swirling curves and geometric shapes, designed to give each artist an interesting variety of areas in which to create her own, special mixed media magic. None of the artists had seen the comprehensive, overall design--therein was another 'layer' of mystery!
The sky was the limit; artists could use fabric, metal, polymer, but…

CMMAG Presents: "The Gift of Art" 2012 Calendar

We are excited to announce the creation of "The Gift of Art" 2012 calendar.  A collaboration between CMMAG and Arts for Life, Durham, it features joyful, colorful artwork created by the program's critically ill children at Duke Children's Hospital.

Our collaboration was a natural match; CMMAG's mission is to advance the education of mixed media arts, and Arts for Life is a 501-C non-profit organization, dedicated to providing artistic education and emotional well-being to children across the state of North Carolina. 
By providing educational art programs, they enrich patients' lives, nurture their minds and spirits, and encourage positive healthcare experiences for children and their families.  To learn more about Arts for Life, visit their website.

Every dollar from the sale of "The Gift of Art" calendar will go to support the programming of Arts for Life.  To purchase calendars, click the "Buy Now" button at right, which will take you …