What is this Project All About?

WHAT IS THIS PROJECT ALL ABOUT?

A group of professional artists has decided to share some of their artworks with non-profit organizations that are doing good work in their home state of Vermont and beyond its borders. They donate these artworks to shelters, environmental organizations, educational institutions, and many other kinds of non-profits. We call this project EMBRACING ART because we want other people doing important work to embrace the value of art and the contribution it can make to the environment in which they work, and also because we seek to reach out and support / embrace the endeavors of others who are doing significant work that serves the public good.
To find artists whose work is available, read the Frequently Asked Questions in the righthand column and then scroll down and click on an artist to see their available work.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Scoop These Up!


Here are a few of the great pieces waiting to go to a new non-profit home! This is just a selection. Look through the whole site for more options.

Marie LaPré Grabon

Title: Abstract Landscape
Size: 18x22"
Medium: acrylic and oil stick
Date of creation: 2011
Value: $550
Contact: mlpg@wildblue.net



Kathy Stark

Title: Conversations with My Mother
Size: 12x12"
Medium: mixed media on wood panel
Date of creation: 2009
Value: $800

Sam Thurston

Title: Still Life With Statue of Laura
Size: 5.5x6.5" 
Medium: framed watercolor
Date of creation: 2009
Value: $600
Contact: samuelthurston@gmail.com 




Cheryl Betz


Title: Plant Gall I
Size: 16x8" 
Medium: oil on canvas
Date of creation: 2000
Value: $500

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Frank Woods


About the Artist: Frank Woods lives in Montpelier and works in a downtown studio. He is best know for his landscapes, often featuring adirondack chairs, with current work revolving around rural Vermont scenes and landscapes from the Gaspé region of Quebec. In recent years, much of his time and energy has been devoted to images of kimono, both in oils and mixed media, and a new set of small barn paintings. Cows and sheep are just on the horizon. For more information on the artist see www.frankwoodsartists.com and http://painterfrank.blogspot.com.

AVAILABLE WORKS
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Each of these landscapes begins with a painting on site (en plein air), with  follow up work in the studio. At this point the composition is finalized and concerns centered around color and line take over. It is unusual for the work on an individual canvas or panel to be done all at once. Most of the time there are a number of paintings in process.

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Title: Small Dark Barn near St. Octave
Size: 22x30"
Medium: oil on canvas
Date of creation: 2012
Value: $1900




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Title: Hill Street Farm, Berlin
Size: 22x30" 
Medium: oil on canvas
Date of creation: 2012
Value: $1900


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Title: Morse -- Farm Abstraction 
Size: 22x28"
Medium: oil on canvas
Date of creation: 2013
Value: $1750 
Contact: frank.woods7@gmail.com


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Title: Orange Barn with Cows 
Size: 22x30"
Medium: oil on canvas
Date of creation: 2012
Value: $1900 
 
 
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Title: Airport Road (Mont Joli) 
Size: 18x24"
Medium: oil on canvas
Date of creation: 2012
Value: $1450 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Ann Young


About the Artist: Ann Young has been painting in Barton since 2001. Her paintings have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in cultural centers and galleries, including the Soho20 Gallery in New York City; the Fleming Museum in Burlington; the AVA Art Center in Lebanon; the White Water Gallery in East Hardwick; and Woodsum Gallery in Warner, NH. She received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. For more information about the artist see her website at www.annyoungart.com and blog http://annyoungart.blogspot.com.

AVAILABLE WORKS

These landscapes represent an interest in the ever changing scenery found here and at some of the other places I have traveled to.
Title: October Snow - Potato Field
Size: 30x27" 
Medium: oil on canvas
Date of creation: 2006
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Title: October Snow - Fence Line
Size: 30x27" 
Medium: oil on canvas
Date of creation: 2006
Value: $1900



Title: Palmetto 
Size: 24x27"
Medium: oil on canvas
Date of creation: 2010
Value: $1500 

Cheryl Betz


About the Artist: Cheryl Betz has been exhibiting her work in New England for over 20 years, after moving to Vermont from Chicago in 1987. She lives and works in Charlotte.

AVAILABLE WORKS

My paintings of the last 15 years have arisen from a never-ending questioning about existence, and reflect my interest in the constantly shifting, impermanent quality of form and perception. The work for the series Transitions stem from this questioning, and are based on observations of the changing sky above a ridge line outside my former home in Marshfield, Vermont.
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Title: Transitions, Part 13
Size: 18x18" 
Medium: oil on linen
Date of creation: 2002
Value: $1000

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Title: Transitions, Part 16
Size: 18x18" 
Medium: oil on linen
Date of creation: 2002
Value: $1000

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Title: Transitions, Part 19
Size: 18x18" 
Medium: oil on linen
Date of creation: 2002
Value: $1000


Title: Plant Gall I
Size: 16x8" 
Medium: oil on canvas
Date of creation: 2000
Value: $500
Contact: cherylbetz@gmavt.net 

 
 

Title: Plant Gall II 
Size: 16x8"
Medium: oil on canvas
Date of creation: 2000
Value: $500 
 Contact: cherylbetz@gmavt.net


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Anna Dibble


About the Artist: For 40 years, Anna Dibble has been drawing and painting the other animals, and has exhibited extensively in solo and group shows at New England galleries. Her work is in private collections throughout the United States. Dibble has also worked in the animation studios of Disney, Marvel, Hanna Barbera, and was a freelance writer, concept designer and composer for Sesame Street.

AVAILABLE WORKS
The artist's evolving bestiary is inspired by her love of food, natural history and mythology. This current series reflects her view of modern life: Dogs, animal-people and humor as a metaphor for our rather nonsensical human condition.

Ginger is suddenly aware she is lying.

Title: Cocktail Party II
Size: 36x36" 
Medium: oil & wax
Date of creation: 2010
Value: $800
Grayson quickly realized he was going to enjoy the food and wine much more than the present company at the gathering.

Title: Grayson's Impatience

Size: 30x40" 
Medium: oil & wax
Date of creation: 2010
Value: $2300

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Title: Macklin & Tink
Size: 20x24" 
Medium: oil & wax
Date of creation: 2010
Value: $800



Wendy James


About the Artist: Wendy James has been teaching art at Essex High School since the eighties, and currently teaches classes in ceramics and photography. She also works in oil painting and ceramic sculpture. She lives in Essex with her artist husband, John Brickels. 

AVAILABLE WORKS
I have always had a fascination with dreams. My black and white photomontages often are surreal environments. I like the viewer to imagine that he/she is in the photo so I often add a single person as a port of entry. The figures are intentionally unrecognizable, maybe a shadow, silhouette, or just part of a figure, in hopes that the viewer will momentarily become that person. The environments are intended to be equivalents of the figure's inner world...I also like the punch of high contrast. I try to emphasize patterns and textures...I love the strong angles of human-made forms matched with endless skies. My process involves pouring through both old negatives and new digital images. I use Photoshop to blend unlikely combinations and seamlessly match edges to make the unreal more believable.

Title: Out to Dry



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Title: Side Stroke


Title: Drawing in the Trees
Size: triptych 3 (18x12") framed 

Medium: digital photomontages
Date of creation: 2007 - 2010

Value: $500

Contact: jamwendy@gmail.com 


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Elizabeth Nelson


About the Artist: Elizabeth Nelson works in her studio located in rural Northern Vermont. The surrounding landscape is the inspiration for her paintings in a multitude of media. To learn more about the artist visit www.elizabethnelsonstudio.com.

AVAILABLE WORKS
In this series of paintings, I have incorporated a photograph (actually an archival print of a photograph) into the center of each painting and then expanded the image outward. Sometimes the painting reflects a realistic account of the rest of the scene, and sometimes it is an imagined expansion.


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Title: Last Year's Garden
Size: 18x21" 
Medium: mixed media on canvas (archival photo & acrylic) framed w/black floater

Date of creation: 2010
Value: $900




Title: Hunter

Size: 11x14" 

Medium: mixed media (archival photo & acrylic) on mounted canvas panel

Date of creation: 2009
Value: $500


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Title: Peach
Size: 18x23" 
Medium: mixed media on birch panel (archival photo & acrylic) framed w/maple floater

Date of creation: 2009
Value: $1200






Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sam Thurston

About the Artist: Sam Thurston is a painter and a sculptor. He moved to Vermont in 1979 -- before that he lived in NYC. His work is usually representational -- he works from life and the imagination.
To learn more about the artist see www.samuelthurston.com.


AVAILABLE WORKS

This is one of my Poem Drawing series. I would freely adapt while trying to borrow the mood of the poet.
Title: "So Knew I In That Light's Severe Excess" 
(from Percy Basshe Shelley's "The Triumph of Life")
Size: 8x11" 
Medium: framed watercolor
Date of creation: 2008
Value: $600
This watercolor is one of the many interpretations of a moment I have done.
Title: Still Life With Statue of Laura

Size: 5.5x6.5" 

Medium: framed watercolor
Date of creation: 2009
Value: $600

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Marilyn Gillis


About the Artist: Marilyn Gillis is a multi-media artist working in textiles and a wide range of other materials. She makes art as a visual record of her life, thoughts and feelings -- exploring the qualities of color to express emotions and ideas, and captures the elements of line and texture through stitching. In this culture of mass production, it is important to her to show ample evidence of her own hand. Her primary inspiration comes form the natural world. To learn more about the artist visit her website www.marilyngillis.com.

AVAILABLE WORKS

I grew up on a family farm which is now a relic of my past. Fabric for this quilt was rusted from old farm objects -- nuts and bolts, spikes, hinges, a saw and horse shoes.

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Title: Remnants from the Farm
Size: 39.5x29.5" 
Medium: cotton fabric & cotton batting
Date of creation: 2008
Value: $700



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Title: Midnight in Monet's Garden
Size: 45x33" 
Medium: cotton fabric & cotton batting
Date of creation: 1999
Value: $900
Contact: marilyngillis@gmail.com 



Saturday, February 2, 2013

Lois Eby

About the Artist: Lois Eby's work has roots in Asian ink painting, improvised music, and Western abstraction. Her paintings are in a variety of public and private collections, including the Vermont State Art Collection and the SUNY Adirondack Art Collection. She is represented by West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park of Stowe, Vermont (www.westbranchgallery.com ) and by Galerie Maison Kasini of Montreal, Quebec, Canada (http://maisonkasini.com). More about Lois and her work is at www.loiseby.com.

AVAILABLE WORKS
These two works show how the rhythms of music, the energetic line of Asian ink painting, and the colors of Western abstraction combine in my work to create something new.

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Title: Summer Moment
Size: 16x16x2" 
Medium: acrylic on clayboard panel
Date of creation: 2011
Value: $1200



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Title: Outside in Key of Yellow
Size: 14x14" unframed, 20x20" framed under glass
Medium: mixed media: acrylic, ink & colored pencil on paper
Date of creation: 2002
Value: $600