Cybernated Artistry!

In case you missed it I am excited to be sharing an upcoming venue with other digital artists that would like to show their work! The details and entry form are located at http://cybernatedartistry.wordpress.com. the deadline is in one week! I hope you’ll consider entering and help show the public how diverse digital art can be!

If you aren’t a digital artist then instead of entering I am asking you to attend! Here is an image of the postcard announcement with all the details:

See you there!

Lynne

PS – So, after passing out these postcards and publishing the image all over the web it was pointed out to me I have the wrong date printed on there for the reception. Sheesh. If I confused you, my apologies…it is indeed a Friday – the 10th.

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Intricate Elements meet Lithomorphs

I posted earlier this month about the upcoming “Intricate Elements” show that I will be having in Bloomington, Indiana during the month of April.  There are so many things going on with/during this show – not the least of which is that I’ll be sharing the gallery space with sculptor Martin Beach! While my digital art will surround you on the walls of the gallery space, Martin’s amazing sculptures will be interwoven through the gallery space as well.

lithomorphs show info
These images of his amazing work are just a small sampling of what he has created. I feel honored to be sharing or artwork at the same venue! In addition to our art there will also be poetry and wine, each paired with certain pieces of art during the opening. I can’t wait!

I hope you will join me for the evening of April 6th, it’s going to be fantastic!

Signing off

Just needing to take a breather after the last few weeks full of activity. I’ll be back online and blogging by next weekend, so you shouldn’t get too lonely without me in that amount of time. I was going to be responsible and set up auto-posts for the entire week but I’m just too tired to do more than one. I’ll have lots to share with you once I recharge my batteries for a few days! Here’s a few images from the “Mixed Well and Served Fresh” show for you to enjoy in the meantime:

© lynne medsker

© lynne medsker

© lynne medsker

Peace & Love,

Lynne

Funky Ferndale

If you wonder what I’ve been doing lately, I’ve been spending lots of time gearing up for this show in Ferndale, Michigan! I plan to having over 50 mandalas and mandala inspired art pieces in my booth for this three day show. I’ll be in booth #123 – pop in and say hello while you are browsing the funky treasures!

Sale items, continued…

"art & nature #7" 16x20" was $245, NOW $85! © Lynne Medsker

Last Friday I posted about the artwork I have hanging in the Hendricks County 4-H Conference Center from now until mid-May. If you live in Indiana and have a chance to stop & view these in person that would be fantastic! As I mentioned in my last post I will also be posting images from that display on the blog so that my non-local blog readers have a chance to get some great deals on art too! Here is a selection of images for today:

"art & nature #9" 16x20" was $245, NOW $85! © Lynne Medsker

"mommas flowers, papas rocks #3" 16x20" was $245, NOW $85! © Lynne Medsker

"mommas flowers, papas rocks #4" 16x20" was $245, NOW $85! © Lynne Medsker

All these images are photo/digital art, printed on canvas & gallery wrapped. They have traveled to a few shows and may have some wear on the corners or edges but they still look fantastic hanging on the wall. To take advantage of these great deals before they are gone be sure to e-mail me  (my contact info is listed in the “Buy My Art” section at the top/right of the page!).

Happy Shopping!

Lynne

Digital wall display

image from "Art with lots of TLC (Texture, Layers & Color) at Plainfield Public Library © 2011, Lynne Medsker

So, if you’ve read my blog the past week or two I’ve been mentioning my show at the Plainfield Public Library in Plainfield Indiana. I was so excited I announced the date it went up, only to find out I didn’t have all of my artwork available to hang that day! SO, if you stopped by last weekend to take a peek and noticed a big blank area, I thought I’d share with you what was supposed to be there (and was finally hung up Monday afternoon). As it turned out all the missing artwork was digital art, printed on aluminum. A photo of the entire wall space is show about. The triptych pieces on each end of the wall are new, here are some closer images of them.

"rock my world #5" digital art triptych, 30x20" © 2011, Lynne Medsker

"rock my world #6" digital art triptych, 30x20" © 2011, Lynne Medsker

I really love the way the digital art looks printed on the aluminum! My apologies for the unfinished space if you happened to visit last weekend. If you haven’t visited yet then I encourage you to stop in this coming Sunday, February 20th, for the opening reception. It’s from 1 to 3 p.m. in the afternoon. Stop by to visit, have some delicious snacks, a little conversation and see my new work. I’d be honored to have you attend!

See you there,

Lynne

Tuesday Tales from the Studio – February 8th, 2011

"connectivity" 3-piece mixed media on canvas, 2 x 6 ft. $895 © 2011, Lynne Medsker

Today included a lot of prep work for a show I’ll be hanging on Friday, photographing some finished work and beginning to assemble one final piece of art after getting it painted over the weekend. I gave my Christmas gift (a cordless drill) a workout today and added hangers/wire to 16 pieces of artwork!

artwork being prepped for hanging © 2011, Lynne Medsker

Once I got the hang of using it things sure went a lot faster than the old hammer & screwdriver technique. 🙂  A few of the pieces needed to be framed before I could add the hangers/wires to them, here is a picture of “Igneous” after it was framed.

"igneous" mixed media on illustration board, framed $250 © 2010, Lynne Medsker

I have one other piece being professionally framed as well as two new digital triptych pieces being printed on aluminum. At least they will all be ready to hang! All of that will be (knock on wood) ready for pickup and/or delivered Friday morning. Nothing like cutting it close! I totally lost last week and suddenly found myself down to the wire…I really try to avoid putting myself in that spot but it does happen from time to time. But not nearly as much as it used to!

I also started assembling the mixed media wall sculpture with the wood I cut out a few weeks ago and painted over the weekend.

work in progress, "fly away home" © 2011, Lynne Medsker

This was the beginning of the assembly, it’s much further along this evening and I hope to have it finished tomorrow. I also finished the large 3-piece mixed media art over the weekend! This morning I had time to take photos of it, I am really excited about how it turned out.

"connectivity" 3-piece mixed media, 2x6 foot, $895 © 2011, Lynne Medsker

Even though I made it to hang vertically (like at the top of the post) I’ll be hanging it horizontally at the show in Plainfield due to the configuration of the hanging space. I’ve decided it really looks good either way.  Be sure to mark your calendar for Sunday, February 20th – that’s when the reception will be for the show! I’ll be posting more details about it in my next post. I’d love to see you there!

Lynne

Last minute reminder!

I know I posted info about this show a few weeks ago and have mentioned it in a few recent posts but I wanted to give your memory one last “jog” before the weekend! I’ll be setting up my booth this afternoon and ready to go Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Just so you know, I’m packing a few new creations that haven’t even been shown on the blog or the website yet! Come take a peek, say hello and get a little pre-holiday shopping done while you support the local art community.

Looking forward to seeing you this weekend!

Lynne

Custom framed digital art

texture art #7, digital art, custom framed (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

Recently I posted images of new digital “texture art” that I created using photos of rocks/nature combined with the texture/colors of some printmaking details. (You can see those HERE and HERE!)  In those posts I mentioned that I had sent some of the images to be printed on aluminum. They turned out beautiful & shiny! I debated how best to show them and thought of combining them with a wall sculpture of some sort. When Mark & I were making art for the recycled art show I brought them out to the shop and played around with several ideas, none of which really excited me. Then Mark suggested we use some stamped scrap metal to create “frames” for a couple of the prints.

texture art #4, digital art, custom framed (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

Perfect!  It’s so nice to have someone to bounce ideas off of and work together creatively! We ended up framing two of them like this, I am considering do a “float” type of display on some of the others. I will have them on display at the upcoming Autumn Art Fair at the Garfield Park Art Center on November 20th & 21st. Be sure and mark your calendar and come see all the wonderful art that weekend. It would be a wonderful place to pick up one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays and support the local art community!

Be there or be square!

Lynne

Déjà Vu Art Show Returns to Downtown Columbus


PRESS RELEASE: Broken toys, yesterday’s newspaper, and china shards may seem like trash to most, but in the hands of professionals, they can be transformed into beautiful art and fine crafts. On Saturday, November 6, those in the Columbus area will see such work when they attend the sixth annual Déjà Vu All Over Again Art Show.

Held at Yes Cinema and Conference Center located at 4th and Jackson Streets in downtown Columbus, Indiana, the show will run from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Twenty-three artists from throughout the state were invited to display their work, which includes collage, mosaics, assemblage, jewelry, metal sculpture, furniture, leather goods, woodworking, and fiber arts.

Some of the more unusual entries are those of Bloomington artists Nick McGill and Susie Seligman. Reusing old machine parts, McGill transforms them into unusual candlesticks, and Seligman turns auction and flea market finds into whimsical chairs and sofas.

Other Bloomington artists include Martina Celerin showing her spectacular weavings and Cappi Phillips who will display fanciful mosaics. Popular artist and metal sculptor Glenn Carter is returning for his sixth show.

Many who have toured the “Back Roads of Brown County” will recognize Chris Gustin’s rag rugs, and first time exhibitor Talia Halliday, of Bloomington, will display handmade journals created from old hardback books.

Also new this year are Nashville mixed media artist Tim Carter-East, jewelry artist Ann Johnson of Muncie, and Anita Hopper of Indianapolis. Hopper repurposes old leather goods to make stylish clutch purses and handbags. Bloomington artists Mary Hambly will display intricately designed Paper Art Quilts, and Ruth Rives will show felted purses.

Other new participants include Columbus residents Larry Brackney, who creates assemblage, jeweler Martha Butler, woodturner Bill Griffith, and fiber artist Sophie Callaghan Miller. Showing jewelry made of vintage buttons is Maggie Dixon of Elizabethtown.

Some returning artists are Edinburgh jewelry artist Lori Henderson, Columbus’ Marilyn Brackney, who will show found art dolls, and the husband/wife team of Mark and Lynne Medsker of Brownsburg. Mark is a metal sculptor, and Lynne uses mixed media to create collages. Also back to display their work are Columbus woodturner Chad Shock and jewelry artist Jill Stillwell.

Sponsored by the Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District, Columbus Area Arts Council, Columbus Indiana Visitors Center, Pentzer Printing, and YES Cinema, this free event is held in celebration of America Recycles Day.

All the art and fine crafts were created using scrap or repurposing items most people throw away. The show’s sponsors hope to demonstrate that such work is just as interesting and equal in quality to that made of new materials. In fact, recycled art is becoming collectible, and it’s often exhibited in fine galleries and shows across the nation.

In addition to the art show, the Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation is sponsoring a Shred-a-Thon from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Speedy Shred, a local document disposal company, will provide shredding boxes for papers and security certificates for those wishing to use the service. A donation of $5 per container is requested, and participants may bring up to two, legal-sized boxes of documents.

Also, Bartholmew County residents attending the event may trade as many as five, 60 or 100-watt light bulbs for the equivalent in CFL bulbs. Local school students who received a grant for their service-learning project from State Farm will manage the exchange. To learn more about Déjà Vu, visit http://kid-at-art.com/htdoc/dejavu10.html.