June Glasson, co-founder of the Wyoming Art Party, is offering a class at Laramie County Community College this June on pop-ups. Open to the public, this class culminates in a pop-up show at Clay Paper Scissors on June 3 with a reception from 5:30-7:30. Join us for this fun event! The work created by class members will be on display for just that short time. You can still participate! Register today. See below for information on registration.
We are once again offering summer classes. Although these are geared towards the needs of teachers looking for professional development in the arts, the classes are open to anyone. If you are looking to learn about a new media or to upgrade your skills and comfort level, consider these classes! Whether you are experienced or brand-new, these classes have something to offer you.
All the registration forms, with some information about the classes are here. To read more about each class, continue on.
Independent Study in Ceramics: this one, of all, is geared the most towards teachers. Write a proposal explaining what it is you need to learn, why, and how you intend to learn it. Once it’s approved, spend 40 hours working on it over the summer. Attend two online meetings: one to introduce your project to the whole class; the other to talk about what you learned, and show pictures, if applicable. You will need access to a computer, google hangouts (for the meetings), and the supplies and equipment you need to complete your project. Register by June 10, and take your time over the summer to complete the class. This class has been approved for three PTSB or UW credits.
Encaustic Painting and Collage Class Interested in hot wax? This is your chance to learn basic and advanced techniques from an encaustic artist! Encaustic is defined as the application of color using hot wax or other hot media. In this class, we will paint with hot pigmented wax, collage and much more! There will be lots of time to create, and we will also discuss how this might be applied to a classroom setting. This class takes place in Cheyenne July 17-20. Credit has been applied for from PTSB and UW. If granted the class will be worth two credits. Sign up by July 7
Advanced Fused Glass: Open to anyone interested in glass fusing, this class assumes you have some glass knowledge. If you don’t, please talk to the teacher prior to signing up. This is a solid week of working on fused glass projects, and motivated attendees can complete a few smaller projects, or some really large ones. If you’ve taken it before, consider focusing on coldworking techniques in this class, instead of making new work. This class takes place at Riverton High School June 19-21. This class has been approved for three PTSB or UW graduate credits. Register by June 1 to ensure your place in the class. Due to the cost of materials, this class is non-refundable after June 1.
Mosaic: This whirlwind class will take you through the basics of mosaics, and you’ll leave with a hopefully completed project. The class will cover all the basic information and some history, and also provide tips and suggestions for teaching it at home. A fairly simple process that can use scraps and leftover pieces, mosaic is a good way to offer a new medium to schools. Participants should bring an object to mosaic to class if possible–a small stool, or small table, or pot–as the bases available will be generic. This class takes place at Riverton High School June 24-25. This class has been approved for one PTSB or UW credit.
We are currently featuring a watercolor show from the five artists of the Casper-based Scotch and Watercolor Society. Although they assure me that they prefer to drink wine, the paintings are full of light and color and done with skill and panache.
Skip Larcom chose winter landscapes close to home as his topic. His paintings depict the mystery of the landscape in winter, full of harsh shadows and stark color.
“Hillside Shadows” by Skip Larcom, watercolor 28×36
Barbara Kuxhausen paints from her travels, both in and out of country. This painting is from a trip to Egypt spent exploring the antiquities. They took a cruise down the Nile and this boat was one she saw along the way.
“Egyptian Watercraft” by Barbara Kuxhausen, watercolor 21×27
Barb Barella also travels and paints. This piece is from Ephesus, Turkey, suggesting the pieces of civilizations long gone and the thrill of archaeology.
“Ephasus, Turkey” by Barb Barella, watercolor 21×27
Dave Sneesby paints subjects closer to home: deserted spaces and items left to become part of the landscape, as illustrated by this lovely little painting. It looks like it could be driven off, except for the brush and tires leaned up against it.
“Brush Hog” by Dave Sneesby, watercolor 16×20
Michele McDonald loves to paint the beautiful places of the world, in this case Utah. She uses the paint softly to catch the myriad colors in the space.
“Desert Arch at Sunset” by Michele McDonald, watercolor 23×31
This show will be up through May, 2017 and we’ll be open several times.
Mystery Print Gallery in Pinedale and Clay Paper Scissors Gallery & Studio in Cheyenne invite Wyoming artists to rendezvous up and submit artwork for a juried exhibit which will be shown in two venues on opposite sides of the state. We hope that visual artists working across media and in all kinds of content, from western to political to contemporary and more will join us! As artists ourselves, we are excited to offer another venue for the public to appreciate the diversity of artwork being created in Wyoming. Both galleries show a wide range of artwork and welcome all Wyoming artists to apply. The show will be juried by gallery owners David Klarén, Camellia El-Antably and Mark Vinich.
The exhibit will run from June 8 through September 2, 2017 and will be split into two parts at the time of jurying. Half of the artwork will be on display in Pinedale and the other half in Cheyenne, with the two parts trading in mid-July. This gives people on both sides of the state a chance to see the artwork.
- All artwork must be the original work of the artist.
- Any visual media will be considered except video and animation (due to display requirements). Original digital artwork will be considered.
- Artwork must be no larger than 18” x 18” framed. 3D artwork must be no larger than 18” in any dimension.
- No printed canvases.
- Artwork must be for sale.
- Applications will be accepted through Submittable. There is a $25 application fee.
- Artists may submit up to three works for consideration.
- Artist must provide a return shipping costs.
- Artists must be Wyoming residents.
- All pieces must arrive ready for hanging or display. 2D work must use a wire for hanging—no sawtooth or other hanging systems.
- Each gallery will host two receptions. Dates and times for those will be announced later. Artists are invited and encouraged to attend when possible.
- Artists are asked to publicize the show through their usual systems. An email flyer will be made available to accepted artists for sharing.
- If artwork sells during the show, the gallery from which it sells will retain a 40% commission.
- Artwork will display in both locations and be delivered to the buyer (or returned to the artist) at the close of the exhibit.
March 15: Call for Entries publicized, Submittable available for application
April 14: Deadline to enter show using Submittable
May 12: Artists will be notified by email of acceptance. At this time, you will also be notified which gallery your artwork will be displayed in first for shipping.
May 31: Artwork must arrive at galleries. It may arrive via mail or be delivered.
June 8: Exhibit opens
July 17: during this week, the two shows will be taken down, switched and rehung
July 20: Exhibit reopens
September 2: Close. Artwork will be shipped back or may be picked up by artist
Venues and Questions:
Mystery Print Gallery
221 S Sublette Ave, Pinedale, WY 82941
Clay Paper Scissors Gallery & Studio
1513 Carey Ave, Cheyenne WY 82001
March 2017 features Clay Paper Scissors studio artists Eric Lee, Mark Vinich and Camellia El-Antably. We rarely show our own work in this way, usually putting out pieces here and there. We’ve had lots of questions about our own work, so we thought this month would be a nice time to showcase some of it.
Eric Lee’s work is new, a continued exploration of collages. This body features materials made to look old and like wood collaged together. The pieces exude the serenity of vintage materials that have withstood the test of time.
Mark Vinich has a mix of older and new work. The collages have been shown before, but remain fresh to the eye. He also contributed multiple pieces of fused glass work, a new media which he has been exploring over the past few years. These pieces explode with color and imagery.
Camellia El-Antably is also showing a mix of old and new work. The drawings continue to draw in viewers to look closer at the patterns to discern meaning. Camellia has recently resumed making books, and this show includes two newer books, as well as a finished copy of an older book started while in London.
This show is up for one month only. We will be open at least one weekend, and possibly more during March.
Opening Thursday January 12, 2017 is New Work: Mixed Media Assemblages by Terry Kreuzer. Born and raised in Cheyenne, Terry is an immensely talented and versatile artist who works in a wide variety of media. These new, large-scale pieces explore concepts of the mind such as the ego and ID utilizing a lot of found objects. The show includes a number of pieces which utilize Raku masks, either alone or as part of a larger piece.
Left: Eureka! Dreaming with a Splash. Mixed media assemblage of found/bought objects mounted on plywood panel with electrical lighting component: rusted & crumpled green metal siding, vintage linoleum tiles, ceramic plate, rusted pipe, galvanized anchor screw, screw clamp, dog toy, steel planter & sphere, drift wood, food masher handle mechanism, foil, Velcro, arrow sign w/bulbs, wood lettering, oil paint , bungee cord, sheet metal & cardboard signage. $5000 Approximately 71″ x 50″ x 17″
Center: Green Garden Spirit. Hand-built Raku clay w/copper luster glaze and grape vine twigs. $400. Approximately 10″ x 10″
Right:Broken Mind. Mixed media assemblage of found/bought objects mounted on plywood panel: Hand-built Raku clay mask (broken), Raku clay totem face, cow rib bones, crushed pop can, antique can opener & curling iron, fossilized brain coral, plastic jewelry box, silk, asphalt shingle, sediment sandstone rock, colored pencil & pigment, steel and xeroxed art images. $1200. Approximately 35″ x 22″ 5″.
In honor of American Craft Week, our new show includes potter by Dandee Pattee of Casper; jewelry by Kevin Heater currently of Fort Collins and originally from Cheyenne; and quilts by Cindy Paul of Cheyenne.
Dandee Pattee works in earthenware creating functional ware with whimsical cat and dog images glazed into the pieces. Kevin Heater creates finely wrought metal necklaces and rings from silver and semi-precious stones. The jewelry is at once simple and elegant, suitable for wearing in a wide range of situations. Cindy Paul’s quilts feature gorgeous fabrics embellished with appliqué, embroidery and other handwork. Ranging in size from wall hanging to table runner, the quilts include abstracts and pieces inspired by African history and tales.
The title of the show comes from the question that Cindy Paul is asked all the time: what are you doing while you are listening to audio books? Quilting, of course!
Image above: Nestitag Abortigo by Mary Jane Edwards from the Caged Memories series. Multi-media; 6″ x 8″ x 4″
Mary Jane Edwards’ multi-media pieces demonstrate sensitive use of materials to convey strong ideas. These thought-provoking pieces utilize metaphor and symbolism, inviting the viewer into a deeper investigation of universal themes. Familiar and challenging at once, these pieces offer a viewers a reflection on the world around us as it changes. Responding to current events, they remind us that one of the key reasons to look at art is to interpret and consider the world around us through a variety of lenses.
This exhibit is at Clay Paper Scissors for the months of August and September with Artwalk openings on August 11 and September 8, both from 5-8 PM. Mary Jane Edwards will be present at both Artwalks.
Biography for Mary Jane Edwards:
No stranger to the West, former art department head and professor of Art Emerita at the University of Wyoming Mary Jane Edwards is Executive Director of the Jentel Foundation on a working cattle ranch near Banner, Wyoming, where she welcomes visual artists and writers to an artists’ residency on a working cattle ranch. As an officer and board member, she has supported arts and advocacy organizations such as the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, the American Craft Council, the National Association of Arts Administrators and the National Campaign for Freedom of Expression. As a studio artist, she has had numerous exhibitions, received institutional grants, and presented workshops and lectures. A passion for global travel in pursuit of culture shock makes her dream of filling a passport before it expires a reality. Born in DuQuoin, IL, Mary Jane grew up in Wichita Falls, TX and received her BA in studio art from the University of Dallas. She completed both MA and MFA degrees in ceramics at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb and taught ceramics in Rochester, NY, before moving to Laramie. Mary Jane spent summer vacations camping in Yellowstone and traveling in Wyoming from the age of five through graduate studies and then returned frequently to camp on her own.
Image below: Lukto by Mary Jane Edwards from the Homeland Security series. Mixed media. 9″ x 10″ x 11″
Trio by Rede Ballard. Oil and Monoprint. 20 x 30
These luminous landscapes, mostly of northern Wyoming in the Cody and Crook County areas, are intriguing combinations of precise oil painting and the surprises generated by monoprinting. Rede Ballard combines these two processes to develop images full of light with skies as fascinating as those we see daily in Wyoming.
Rede Ballard is a native of Wyoming currently living in Gillette.