Friday, December 31, 2010
The Gallery Walk in January is the Second Saturday, January 8. Several new works in the Gallery, including new paintings by Greg Huebner and Todd Ford shown here to the right.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Oil on Linen
I went through my photographic reference photos I had last year from teaching the workshop in Midland and wanted to return to the visual theme of morning light filtering through the pine trees. I remembered the many branches crossing to create the illusion of a stained glass window. On exhibit now at Eye On Art Gallery
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Two new works coming from Todd Ford, Texas artist with amazing abilities to render realism, beyond the photo. His work here is titled "Tied Up #2" 20"x22" and available for under $1,000
Friday, December 10, 2010
A quick gallery pic of the work of Nathan Falter from Springfield Pottery. His work is very urban and graphic with strong design. If you are looking for something unique in pottery, I have 4 all stars showing for the gallery walk, Saturday December 11 in Carmel.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Another creative potter on board with Eye On Art Gallery, Michael Schmidt. Michael is Associate Professor Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA.
"I am interested in combining “pottery” with an identity that is aesthetically and conceptually complex."
The idea of vessel or containment is a dominant concept in my work. While “trained as a functional potter,” I have experimented with many facets of clay and a wide range of firing techniques, however, I have always felt a certain obligation to the utility of a vessel.
Another great potter added to the Eye On Art Gallery is Jeff Rottman from Dutch Lake Pottery in Michigan. Some of you may have seen his work at Penrod and Broad Ripple Art Fair. His works are well designed and crafted. The works will be available for the Second Saturday Gallery Walk in Carmel December 11, 5-10pm.
I am pleased to add Arizona potter, Nicholas Bernard to our 3D mix. His works are exciting, classical shapes.
Texture, pattern and color are successful additions when the shapes are impeccable. Bernard's inspirations are many, from the classic forms of antiquity to the simple, graceful pots made by indigenous peoples and the work of modern studio potters. Bernard seeks to create flawless forms that speak of five thousand years of ceramic tradition.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
I am so pleased to add the dynamic, screen prints from Laurie Wright. Laurie has developed a great sense of design and color in her art. In Laurie's words, "I feel that most colors complement in one way or another so I have been able to leave many of my concerns about color behavior behind. I think in bright and saturated primary colors and I like to combine them with their complements. By hiding elements in the color, I reward the careful and intent viewer for his attention."
Thursday, November 11, 2010
This is the second of three paintings coming from Sam Dolman in the UK. Great response from the first one as one woman thought the nose was in front of the frame. Another addition to the cow wall.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Title: "A Manual Dexterity"
Material: bronze and steel
Size: 36.5"h x 17"l x 9"
An added bonus for the Grand Opening for EYE ON ART Gallery this Saturday night. Harry Gold will be here. Actually, he is flying in Friday with his sculpture. I hope you can attend and see this great work and talk to the artist.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Yesterday was like Christmas in the EYE ON ART Gallery as I received work from three artists. The work here includes two ceramic pieces from Kenneth Baskin and two drawings from Craig Blietz
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Sunshine will be showing her pretty face at the Grand Opening of EYE ON ART Gallery, November 6. This is the first of three cow paintings coming in from UK painter, Sam Dolman. Sam has a great eye for cows and, of course, a great brush.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
In preparation for the upcoming Grand Opening for the EYE ON ART Gallery Craig is sending two drawings and 3 new paintings. Craig is from Northeast Wisconsin, paints what he sees and in his own words...."I often choose the cow as a vessel for expression. As a ubiquitous creature of this landscape, the cow continually provides me with visual prompting. I am drawn to the animal's geometry, it's angular anatomy and it's close cut coat which reveals this form."
I am pleased to add a talented Indiana sculptor to the 3D mix of works at EYE ON ART Gallery. Tom develops his creative works from his studio outside of Columbus, Indiana. This work, Antique Automatic will be available for the Grand Opening, November 6. One of Tom's many honors was the invitation to exhibit at Indiana State Museum Exhibition of "Artists That Chose to Stay."
Sunday, October 17, 2010
20th Century Artifact Series “Balance”
H 24” x W 16” x D 6”
Two of Kenneth Baskin's works will be displayed in the Grand Opening, November 6 for Eye On Art Gallery.
In November of 2009, Baskin’s 20th Century Artifacts were featured on the cover of Ceramics Monthly magazine. Baskin serves as a professor of ceramics at McNeese State University in Louisiana, and holds an M.F.A. in ceramics from the University of South Carolina. He is a recipient of the National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts Emerging Artist Award, and has recently returned from a solo exhibition and artist-in-residency at the Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan. He has worked, exhibited, and been collected nationally and internationally.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Jerry Points is owner of Eye on Art Gallery in Carmel. The Arts and Design district has landed a number of galleries in the past five months.
An article in the Indiana Business Today about the many additions to the Carmel Arts and design District.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Painting classes have started at the gallery/studio. The Wednesday night group is progressing with seven students. We have filled the studio space, but managing. I still have some openings available on Tuesday during the day. New class schedules will be available at the November 6 Grand Opening of the gallery.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
I thought it would be nice to see one of Harry Gold's sculptures in creative development. The drawing to the left shows the conceptual creation of the work and the base tricycle is to the right. Harry is a patina specialist and it will be interesting to see how the elements of the sculpture come together and see the final patina. You can see more about his work and patina samples on his website link in the right column.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Extremely pleased to add Paul Siebenthal to our three dimensional mix at EYE ON ART Gallery. His work shown here, Kennicott 2a and two other works are now on display. Paul completed his MFA in sculpture at Notre Dame and currently produces his creative works in Indianapolis.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Sam Dolman is an artist specialising in oil paintings of animals and people. His primary focus is always on the personality of the subject matter and may often embrace his humorous outlook on the world! His paintings have a contemporary feel with blending techniques and experimenting with colour design. Sam is from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Oil on Linen
Works included in EYE ON ART Gallery will also include my paintings and drawings. My thought in setting up a gallery was to show my work, but also works from artists that I admire. I feel honored that this selection of artists trust me and believe in the mission of the gallery. Works will rotate in and out, so stop by to see what is new at the gallery.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Oil on Panel
Love his work...and ya gotta love his amazing ability. Three works coming to EYE ON ART Gallery. I can't say enough, but he can. His artist's statement: I want to make the best artwork that my abilities will allow.
I don't really like the title "artist" due to the fact that everything can be considered art (if it needs a whole lot of talk...it probably needs a little more work). I guess this would be my painter-drawer-occasional sculptor-statement. I work within a self-imposed set of parameters with respect to craftsmanship, chemistry, and my interpretation of aesthetic beauty. Lame? Yeah, I think it's the use of the word "beauty".
I don't really have much of a religious, political, social or moral agenda ( there's a whole "gang o' folks" who have that covered). Also, I change my mind too much to stick with any one philosophy.
I mostly paint about my life and my silly little observations.
So... I guess I just want to make the best work that my abilities will allow.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I first saw Craig's paintings at a gallery in Saugatuck this Summer and recognized his skills as a painter and draftsman. When the plans for EYE ON ART Gallery became a reality, he was one of the first artists to contact on my list. I met him at the Fort Wayne Museum last night to see his two works in the Contemporary Realism Biennial. He stopped to see the gallery today on his long trip back to Wisconsin. I am happy to announce that Craig will have 3 paintings and drawings in the gallery by the November 6 gallery walk and grand opening.
I am thrilled to add a great artist and illustrator, Wilson McLean to the list of artists exhibiting in EYE ON ART. Wilson was one of my favorite illustrators going back to the 1980s when I was an art director for Eli Lilly and Company and actually had the resources to commission him to do a series of paintings for a product launch. He has won many awards for his illustrations and was recently inducted into the 2010 Hall of Fame for the National Society of Illustrators. His paintings are full of rich imagery and a visual delight to view.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
The true joy of opening a gallery is to choose artists that I have respected and known for several years and discovering new artists that are quite established and very creative in the art they are creating. It really takes me back to my teaching at the University of Evansville and curating exhibits for the Krannert Gallery. I was amazed when I saw the sensitive portraits of Sara Zin. Sara is a fantastic artist and recent graduate of University of Washington. She is moving from Seattle to New York, so it may be a while before she is able to send new works. I look forward to showing her works in EYE ON ART Gallery.
I am pleased to announce the addition of Kenneth Baskin to our distinguished artists at EYE ON ART Gallery. Kenneth is Assistant Professor of Art / Ceramics McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana.In his ceramic works he explores the integration of actual and abstracted machine parts into homologous interrelationships. Metaphorically, his sculptures reflect aspects of these interrelations through: balance and instability, domination and submission, tension and ease, opposition and compromise. It is through this dynamic of push and pull, give and take, that the spontaneity and structuring of these interactions takes place.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Small World With Clippings
In this small painting, Alan explores the various objects with clippings as the backdrop. Notice the repeated image of the antique scissors to the right, also in his Small World With Ribbon Box. Great sense of color and mood in this work.
Friday, August 27, 2010
I am very pleased to announce the addition of Snagita Phadke to the EYE ON ART Gallery. She joins a very creative cast and I am very proud to represent her fantastic pastel paintings in this market and the Midwest. Sangita is a Board Member and Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. She was inducted into the International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle in 2010.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Included in the EYE ON ART Gallery opening will be five drawings David Young completed for a show he did at Dean Johnson Gallery several years ago. As many of you know in this area, David was co-founder of Young and Laramore Ad Agency and a very creative artist and writer. The framed drawings will be available for purchase from the "collection."
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I am very pleased to include the creative sculpture of New York artist, Harry Gold. In Harry's words...."My work has always involved an exploration of balance/imbalance and human relationship to Earth. Various environments I have lived in; Iowa, Maine, Australia, New Mexico and now New York City. These geographic locations are constantly revisited and sampled as backdrops to the scenarios I arrange." OK that is heavy and I hope you will see what I discovered in his work....creative, arresting images, well sculpted and surface rich patinas.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I am thrilled to add Alan Larkin to our talented artists at EYE ON ART Gallery. Alan is a very creative and well accomplished artist working in pastel and oil. This is a painting from his new series, "Small World," titled Small World with Ribbon Box.
He has been teaching drawing and printmaking for the last 31 years at Indiana University South Bend. He has won numerous prizes in regional and national competitions for his artwork including the Great Lakes Pastel Society Award at the 29th Annual Exhibition of the Pastel Society of America in 1999 and the Best of Show award at the 75th Annual Hoosier Salon Exhibit in Indianapolis.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Another excellent painter has joined the gallery. Gregory Huebner is now represented by Eye On Art Gallery. Greg and I did our MFAs together at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1973. That's not old, just years of developing our craft. For me, Greg's paintings on canvas and paper are abstract images that appear to dance and interact before they meld onto the surface as seen in this 48"x48" work, Transition #21.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I am very pleased to represent Rob Day. Sunset Over the Hawthorns was a 30"x40" oil on Linen Rob completed last year. The good news for Rob is that is was sold. But, I did want to show the kind of quality work that Rob is doing.
Rob Day's portrait and illustration work has a following of publishers and art directors throughout the country. His oil portraits have been published in many of the nation's top magazines including Time, Sports Illustrated, Business Week, Esquire, GQ and Smithsonian magazine. Rolling Stone magazine recognized Rob's work in the book, "The Illustrated Portraits, the best portraits in the history of Rolling Stone magazine."
Church at Lake Como
As an added feature I will be offering works from my permanent collection. Included is this work by Ken Auster, along with Scott Christensen, James Willie Faust and David Young. More to come as I always have an "eye on art."
Saturday, August 14, 2010
I am so pleased to announce the addition of Todd Ford to the gallery mix. The scale of his works and the attention to detail and visual representation with a twist is what makes his paintings so unique.
In Todd's words...."I paint in a style that is similar to, but certainly not true photorealism. I am much more interested in creating work that is a synthesis of my own vision and sensibilities without the strict confinements of photorealism. I want to show a familiar object in an unfamiliar way, as something that has importance. I want the viewer to be engaged. That is my goal with every painting I create."
Friday, August 13, 2010
Ugh...I hate to even load these, but this is the space before the build-out which will include all new colors for counter and walls. The ceiling will be sprayed a near black and that nasty carpet in the back will come up and tile going down. That area to the right and back will be my studio.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
This is the logo I have designed for the gallery. Why "Eye On Art?" I want the gallery to be a creative, distinctive space that showcases art, but also good design. Eye on Art Gallery represents established as well as emerging artists who demonstrate a high level of creativity in their work. Art on display also showcases works from the personal collection.
It is with mixed feelings that I will be leaving the Stutz studio/gallery after six years of painting and working with the Stutz Artists Association. It was a pleasure to work with the staff and the many artists I came in contact with. My next passage and chapter in my life will be the opening of a gallery/studio in the Carmel Arts District. I will be featuring my work as well as other artists that I have long admired. The 1,650 sq ft will give me adequate studio space as well as area to teach classes and workshops. I will miss that great morning light I enjoyed in my Stutz studio for sure. The gallery will be called "Eye On Art" and will open in September. The grand opening is planned for October or November and I hope to see many of you there.