In 2011, we had a question: What would happen if 25 artists collaborated upon a single piece of art? The answer became a Guild challenge known as "CanvaSynergy," and you can read all about it and see the result in this post from the "Creativity Rocks!" archives.
Last year, we decided to do it again, since many of our current members weren't with us for the first one. The rules were the same: use only the colors provided, the pencil lines on each canvas must show up in the finished work, and anything goes in terms of media (we ARE mixed media artists after all!).
Past President Penny Arrowood penciled in the design (hers was chosen from among those suggested by other members of the Board), canvases and four colors of paint were distributed to each participating member, and the fun began! Once they were all completed, the task of joining them into one, large piece was given to Stan, Michelle's husband (who'd done the first one, so had experienc…
There was an excited, creative CMMAG buzz at DiGiulio Studios on Sunday, March 13th. From the demos (card and nametag making with Linda; cool stencil techniques with Shannon; fabulous flower felting with Katherine, and creating cactus-themed canvases with Mimi's pulled paint), to the delicious food provided by members (we do know how to put on a great spread!), big fun was had by all. Thanks to Sharon and Joe DiGiulio for opening their home and studio to us--we had a terrific time!
Guild founder Jeanne Rhea, Guild president Michelle Davis Petelinz and Guild member Sharon DiGiulio teamed up for an exhibit of their mixed media work entitled "It's All in the Details." Currently on view at 311 Gallery (311 West Martin Street, downtown Raleigh), the show is the first on new gallery manager Allen J. Clapp's calendar for 2015.
Jeanne's large- and small-scale alcohol ink paintings, Michelle's acrylic, polymer and ink wall hangings, and Sharon's baby doll-themed paintings and collages make an eclectic, intriguing and colorful feast for the eyes.
For the front window, each artist created a 24"x 24" piece, using the same five colors. The rest of the exhibit showcases both recent work, and 'old favorites'.
"It's All in the Details" opened to rave reviews on First Friday, January 2, and will be on display until Saturday, January 31. Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 11:30-4 pm, or by Appointment (email@example.com…