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Color, Line & Shape


Color Line and Shape Show Card by peggymintun
When: January 4-26, 2013
Time:  Friday and Saturday, 6pm to 9pm, and by appointment
Location:  City Art Center — 22 E. Winter Street in downtown Delaware, Ohio
What to bring (optional): a mobile device with a QR reader (we’ve had good results with RedLaser)

Special Events: An artist talk with the artists will be held on Saturday, January 19, from 4-6pm at the City Art Center. The event is free and open to the public.

CLS at CAC Art - 1 by peggymintun   CLS at CAC Art - 2 by peggymintun   CLS at CAC Art -3 by peggymintun  
Link to Artist Interview:  cityartcenter.org/on-finding-a…

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Artist Statement for the Exhibit



Color Line and Shape
Texture, Space, Form

Whatever, I don’t get it.
My kid could do that.

Walking into any art gallery or exhibition of abstract art can be an intimidating experience. It’s easy to think of abstract art as something that belongs only to the elite class of rich art collectors and critics who can be found in big cities like New York or Berlin or San Francisco. But the truth is, that’s just not true.

Art belongs to everyone. While it’s easy to appreciate the technical draftsmanship of an image that is rendered with camera-like photographic precision, what about abstract work?

When you remove the easily identified references to people, places, buildings, and objects, you begin to see where the real magic can be found.

You see, good artwork, whether realistic or abstract, is not accidental. It is guided by an identifiable set of elements. These elements are the basis of a visual “language” that skillful artists can use and manipulate to great effect.

Creating an emotional or visceral response using only the raw elements of this language is in many ways more difficult than following the pre-made blueprint of reality.

In this show we present to you, the real owner of art, a set of images that distill the elements of design into their basic parts:
Color, line, shape, texture, form, space.

It’s our hope that by doing this, the next time you run into abstract artwork, you’ll be more comfortable looking at it in terms of these basic elements.

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About the Artists


CLS at CAC Artists by peggymintun

Michael Bush is a self taught Abstract Artist currently working in Columbus, Ohio. Michael is a resident of the studios at 400 West Rich in Columbus, and currently holds the title of resident artist for Union Bar and Food. Find him online at emptybush.blogspot.com.

Tom Dewey is an artist and designer currently working in Columbus, Ohio. Tom is an Ohio native who graduated from Columbus College of Art & Design with a bachelors degree in fine art. Tom is currently a member of the Columbus Idea Foundry. He has always had a passion for travel, exploration, and discovery. He has been fascinated with the relationships between nature and industry much like relationship between fate and circumstance. These paintings represent his exploration of both.

Peggy Mintun is a visual artist and designer from Columbus, Ohio. Her art is a communication to you about her life, but it is open to your interpretation. Most of her art is abstract, emotional canvases, where she lets nonrepresentational shape and intense color tell a story to evoke emotions. It is chaos. She uses a chaotic process to create abstract narratives about emotions. It is poetry in contrast to the prose of realism. Peggy is a member of Energy Art Movement Collective (an international collective), CAW (Creative Arts of Women) Collective, the AbX (abstract expressionism) Collective, and founder of 4bstr4ct4rt (an international abstract collective). She also owns and curates the international arts magazine, Sublime Rush and enjoys interviewing notable people/artists for both Sublime Rush and Omnibucket. Find her online at peggymintun.net. (www.peggymintun.net)

Jay Moffett is a Columbus native, and a graduate of East High School and Ohio Dominican College. During his studies at Ohio Dominican, he found a love for painting. While pursuing other career options, he has continued to explore painting in various forms. His current work has been described by the Columbus Dispatch as “…minimalist explorations of color… Stark, simple and modernist, the work is heady with philosophical and aesthetic experimentation.” Moffett’s paintings are based in his theory of “colour and line,” being that paintings consist of two basic elements: colour and line; and for a painting to exist it must combine these elements to take its shape. His explorations have included vivid abstractions to bold but rigid lines of colour placed against natural wood or canvas. He includes the ideas that the paints and the canvases have their own life and movement that compete and/or combine to create the work of art. Moffett finds inspiration in artists such as Hans Hoffman, Frankenthaler, Rothko, Mel Rozen, Frank Stella, Doug Fordyce, and de Kooning. Moffett is a licensed funeral director and embalmer, operating his own trade service, working for various Central Ohio funeral homes and surrounding states. He is a graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He is a member of various organizations including the Couchfire Collective, Ohio Art League, Capitol City Pipe and Drums, Ohio Funeral Directors Association, and the Central Ohio Funeral Directors Association. Find him online at junctionviewstudios.com/members/moffett.html.

David Senecal says, “I don’t want to affect your experience with a ‘statement’ so I’ll just tell you that my personal motivations for making art are constant but I have no interest in defining them here, like this. There is significance to the work that results – it’s not accidental or haphazard and the images I make are not ‘art for the sake of art.’ They’re closer to journal entries or possibly, prayers. I hope you find some aesthetic interest in them but regardless, they will keep coming.” Senecal, who resides in Delaware, Ohio, is a co-founder of 4bstr4ct4rt and Omnibucket. Find him online at www.amusegallery.com/amuse/Muse_Gallery/Pages/David_Senecal.html
We have recently invited around thirty artists to take part in 4bstr4ct4rt Collections: Volume 1 - a book designed by the 4bstr4ct4rt group. We plan to publish two collections of work from our talented artists per year.
As soon as it is available to purchase we will update this journal with a link.

For now, here are a few features from some of the artists in this group...

Inner engine by hungarou 1.26.12.1 by Senecal A Tintoretto Dream by DocSonian
Winters Tale by AiniTolonen:thumb238881071: The Visit by lien
Winged by subhum4n Abstracto 2012 by BLDRDSH Humble 1 by Bernardumaine

Thanks!
Peggy
peggymintun
Update: We are leaving the dates on the Folio Box Sets open. As soon as we have enough artists for each set we will proceed with the production and distribution. If you would like to enter, please send a sample of your work. (See the instructions below.)  And thank you if you already submitted work. We will let everyone know who has made it into the sets once we choose the artists.




4bstr4ct4rt is pleased to present...


The Box Folio (Set One)

- 4bstr4ct4rt is calling for entries for a limited-edition, fine art, print compilation.

- There is no fee to participate.

- Seven artists will be included in this compilation


Please pay special attention to the rules for each of the Box Sets as they do differ in one respect.
Please choose which set you would like to participate in.  Artists who are chosen can only participate in one.
Entries that are not juried into either one of these box sets, but are of high quality will be considered for a future 4bstr4ct4rt book publication.

Requirements for The Box Folio (Set One)

Each artist must contribute:

• 1 image, made as a limited edition of 25 prints by TBD (to be determined).

Each print must be:
• 5" x 7" only
• Made using traditional or digital printmaking technique(s)
• Made with and upon archival material, to the best of the artist’s ability.
• Abstract in theme...organic style (To be considered, the color palette must be black, white, and gray)
• Previously Unpublished
• Specially made for this compilation


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The Box Folio (Set Two)

- 4bstr4ct4rt is calling for entries for a limited-edition, fine art, print compilation.

- There is no fee to participate.

- Seven artists will be included in this compilation


Please pay special attention to the rules for each of the Box Sets as they do differ in one respect.
Please choose which set you would like to participate in.  Artists who are chosen can only participate in one.
Entries that are not juried into either one of these box sets, but are of high quality will be considered for a future 4bstr4ct4rt book publication.

Requirements for The Box Folio (Set Two)

Each artist must contribute:

• 1 image, made as a limited edition of 25 prints by TBD (to be determined).

Each print must be:
• 5" x 7" only
• Made using traditional or digital printmaking technique(s)
• Made with and upon archival material, to the best of the artist’s ability.
• Abstract in theme...organic style (To be considered, the color palette must be 3 earth-tone colors)
• Previously Unpublished
• Specially made for this compilation


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IF YOUR WORK IS SELECTED FOR EITHER COMPILATION:


If your work is selected to be included in either Box Folio Set One or Box Folio Set Two, you:
• will receive and must sign and return, the Submission Agreement to participate

• will receive 1 complete set of "The Box Folio (whichever version you are a part of)” as compensation for participation
(Each set will contain 7 prints, 1 from each of the participating artists)

• will be eligible to purchase additional Box Folio sets at a discounted rate

• retain the copyright to your own submitted image




Please submit your entry  by ‘Note’.


If you have any questions please contact Senecal or peggymintun.
Hello all-

This is just a quick update and reminder of the general rules of the group.  Hopefully this'll help clear up any misunderstandings as well as give a clear outline for any new members.

It has been a successful launch and we're looking forward to creating a strong Abstract group filled with useful information, interviews, interactions, and art.


+ Basic Information

To join us simply click the "Join Our Group" button located on the left hand side, below the group's information.  Only then, as a member, will you be able to contribute your own abstractions.

Please note that we're reviewing every submission we receive, so consider the following:

- We only allow 2 deviations, per deviant, per month*.
- We only accept abstract art, however any visual medium is appropriate.
- Work submitted will need to display quality and creativity in order to be added to our gallery.


Finally, we have the ability to accept or decline any deviation we feel doesn't meet our standards and/or doesn't fall into an abstract category.  If you feel that you've been declined in error, please feel free to note the group asking for an explanation.  Otherwise we will not provide reasons why unless it's because you've gone over your monthly allowance.


*month = 30 days.


+ Presentation of (traditional) Work

We believe that presentation is just as important as the piece of work itself.  As such, we will be looking at the overall digital image when reviewing a submission.  Work that isn't cropped, centred, or appropriately tidied for digital display will probably be declined; regardless of how accomplished the piece may be.


With this in mind, below are some resources that may be of use:

- brennennn's How to Photograph your Artwork for the Internet article.

- Pixlr is a FREE browser-based image editor.

- GIMP is a FREE image editor available for download.


Personal tips:
I have a little Canon SD1000 point-and-shoot camera.  I wait for a clear/bright day and shoot without flash with the aid of a tri-pod, however any stable surface would be appropriate.  I take anywhere between 30 to 100 images per session.  After uploading these to my computer I review each one and look for the clearest.  I then rotate (if needs be) and crop.  After this, I upload it to the Pixlr editor and adjust via levels and curves as needed until I get it as close to the original image as I can.  Point-and-shoots have a habit of dulling traditional works, especially oils.



We hope these guidelines are of use to you.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

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