I'm delighted that 'Claude' has made it through to the final round of judging for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015.
In the first round, all submissions were judged from digital images. Shortlisted works were then delivered to the Academy for the second round of judging. Works that made it through this second round have now gone into the final selection process to determine which works will be exhibited. I find out on the 21st of May if 'Claude' has made the exhibition this year.
Twitter Art Exhibit: Orlando is an international exhibition of original postcard art benefiting The Center for Contemporary Dance, Special Needs Classes, a nonprofit (501)©3 organization dedicated to dance education and outreach. The Special Needs Classes include customized exercises that expand the student’s range of motion, creativity and social skills. Class work is further designed to enhance skills in memorization, problem solving and communication. Belinda Balleras, whose son takes classes every week, says: “He has a new sense of creative fulfillment and an additional pathway to productively express emotions.”
Twitter Art Exhibit: Orlando is the fourth installment of an open international exhibition of handmade postcard art for charity, donated by hundreds of participating artists from around the globe.
The exhibition starts on Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 6-9PM and runs March 20 - April 11, 2014
CityArts Factory, Magic Gallery | Orlando, Florida, USA
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The original Danish press release, sent this week:
Dansk kunstner bosiddende I England ustiller I Jægerspris
Kunstnere Karen Christensen og Simon Kirk udstiller I Rejsestalden I Jægerspris fra d. 15 April til 6 May 2014. Karen Christensen er foedt og opvokset I Frederikssund, og selv om hun siden 1989 har boet I England, er hun ofte hjemme I Jægerspris paa familie besoeg. Karen og Simon moedtes I Simon's hjemby Leigh-on-sea I 2008 hvor hun nu bor. De to kunstnere har udstillet sammen tidligere baade I England og I Danmark ( I 'Kunst I Slusen' Hvide Sandes aarlige kultur og kunst festival). Det er foerste gang de udstiller sammen I Jægerspris.
Karen Christensen er en 'bricoleur'. Hendes materialer er hovedsageligt genbrug, fundet I kontainere, I naturen, og som hun kombinerer med bygge materialer og hverdags objekter. Hendes kunst er intuitiv med et legende element. Hun bygger magiske figurer, og aparte arkitekturelle modeller.
Simon Kirk fokuserer paa billeder og tekst, samlet I hans sketch boeger. Gennem fri association kreerer han legende abstraktioner, fyldt af facetter og uden ende, hovedsagelig baseret paa en teknik hvor han maler lag paa lag kombineret med collage og 'decollage' - hvor han skaerer, river, klipper og sliber overfladen saa de underliggende lag staar frem med hver deres historie.
Karen siger: " Det er en droem for mig at udstille her. Selvom jeg har boet det meste af mit voksne liv I England er det stadig fjorden og omegnen jeg kalder 'hjemme'. For nogle aar siden moedte jeg en lokal kunstner, Ida Trier Dahlkild; samarbejdede om nogle workshops og sidste sommer deltog Ida I den aarlige kunstrunde I Leigh -on-sea. Nu er det saa min tur til at bringe lidt dansk/engelsk kunst herover.
Simon siger: " Jeg elsker Danmark. Efter jeg har moedt Karen har jeg vaeret heldig nok til at komme paa besoeg her flere gange. Jeg synes danskerne har en sundere tilgang til kunst end englaenderne. Danske hjem har orginal kunst paa vaeggene, hvorimod englaendere oftest har prefabrikerede kommercielle prints. Jeg glaeder mig meget til at udstille sammen med Karen I Jaegerspris. Vores kunst er legende og komplementerer hinanden.
And a translation via Google, keeping some of the quirks and mis-translations
Danish artist living in England exhibits in Jaegerspris
Artists Karen Christensen and Simon Kirk will exhibit in the Rejsestalden in Jaegerspris, Denmark from 15th April to 6 May 2014. Karen Christensen was born and raised in Frederikssund, and although she has lived in England since 1989, she often returns home to Jaegerspris on family visits. Karen and Simon met in Simon's home town of Leigh-on-Sea in 2008 where she now lives. The two artists have exhibited together before, both in England and Denmark ( at the 'Art In The sluice' - Hvide Sande's annual culture and arts festival), but it is the first time they are exhibiting together in Jaegerspris.
Karen Christensen is a ' Bricoleur '. Her materials are mostly recycled; objects found in containers and in nature which she combines with building materials and everyday objects. Her art is intuitive with a playful element. She builds magical characters and outlandish architectural models.
Simon Kirk combines images and text and through free association he creates playful abstractions, full of facets and without end. He uses a technique where he paints layer on layer combined with collage and 'decollage' - where he cuts, rocks, rips and grinds the surface so the layers rise up each with their own story.
Karen says: "It is a dream for me to exhibit here. Though I have lived most of my adult life in England, it is still the fjord and the surrounding area I call 'home'. A few years ago I met local artist Ida Trier Dahlkild and collaborated with her on some workshops. Last summer Ida came to England and exhibited in the annual art round in Leigh -on-sea. Now it's my turn to bring some Danish/English language arts to Denmark."
Simon says: "I love Denmark. Since I have met Karen, I have been fortunate enough to to visit here several times. I think the Danes have a healthier approach to art than the English. Danish homes have original art on the walls, while Englishmen often have prefabricated commercial prints. I am delighted to exhibit along with Karen in Jaegerspris. Our art is playful and complement each other."