I was honored to be able to contribute to and participate in the annual fundraiser for the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. My monotype, “Indigo Mood” was sold in the silent auction.
I am extremely honored to be one of five artists selected by the Mamaroneck Artist Guild to participate in their upcoming Spotlight Show. Opening reception Saturday September 7th, 2019 from 3-5pm. I hope you can stop by and say hello.
Honored to be selected to participate on the 15th annual Mamaroneck Artist’s Guild Small Works Show, juried by Susan Eisner.
My mixed media piece “Foundation” has been selected for the 2 1/2 Small Works Show at the Garrison Art Center, juried by Christina Kee.
Exhibition Dec 8, 2018, through Jan 6, 2019.
Announcing the final opening in the series of three shows that I am curating, featuring the artists of Women’s Art Power. The exhibition, “Color Speaks: Exploring The Language Of Color,” will run from December 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019 at The BIZ G87 Gallery, and will feature works by Michele Caplan, Janice Ferro, Leslie Fenn Gershon, and Rhonda Tawil.
The gallery is located at 1987 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538.
A group exhibition featuring the works of Michele Caplan, Janice Ferro, Leslie Fenn Gershon, and Rhonda Tawil. These four artists are examining the connection between color and emotion and responding to the message.
Color has been known to have many psychological effects on the human psyche and can elicit emotional reactions. Cool colors such as blue are often associated with the elements of water and sky and can bring about serene feelings. Green is linked to nature and to the tranquil effects that trees and green grass have upon the soul. The color purple is thought to awaken creativity and the imagination. And orange is a strong and energetic color that expresses vitality. Red is a warm, vibrant hue and is connected to intense emotions such as love, and passion. The color yellow is associated with the sun and therefore yellow is warming, revitalizing, and evokes joy.
Michele Caplan says that “color is like ringing a bell, it is hard not to respond. Color is simultaneously emotion and abstraction.” Janice Ferro comments “that a color dialogue will start to take place with each brushstroke of hue, and the colors that are chosen begin to tell a story.” Leslie Fenn Gershon explains, “that she will often abstract the natural colors to bring a fresh and new perspective to her land and waterscapes.” Rhonda Tawil states, “that color and the combined colors are the most important element in her paintings.”
In “Color Speaks: Exploring the Language of Color” we consider how color is a powerful tool that an artist will use to express their ideas and emotions, and to speak to the viewer.
For more information contact:
The BIZ G87 Gallery
1987 Palmer Avenue
Larchmont, NY 10538
I am excited to announce the second in a series of three shows that I am curating, featuring the artists of Women’s Art Power. The exhibition, “Inspired Journeys: Through Art,” will run from September 7, 2018 through November 1, 2018 at The BIZ G87 Gallery, and will feature works by Renee Baley, Sunny Stubin, Melissa Noah, and myself.
BIZ G87 is pleased to present its newest exhibition, “Inspired Journeys: Through Art.” A group exhibition featuring works by Renee Baley, Melissa Noah, Donna Scarpa, and Sunny Stubin. Curated by Donna Scarpa.
“Inspired Journeys: Through Art“is about the inspiration an artist feels to create. What is that special something that sparks their soul and their imagination? “Inspired Journeys” allows the viewer to travel with each artist to experience their unique and individual voices. All four artists have chosen different artistic directions and have made creative choices along the way.
Renee Baley states “that her art has always been inspired by her chosen subject and her desire to explore it. My goal is to use art as a place to explore a world of new chances.” Melissa Noah says “that she is an avid follower of global current events and is inspired by the news and media images that are seen on a daily basis. I am drawn to expressions of strong emotion.” Donna Scarpa feels “that her art is often inspired by her surroundings but could really come from anywhere. I will often jump start the creative process by loosely drawing and painting on a surface, while connecting my internal feelings and reactions to visually guide myself.” Sunny Stubin comments that “she uses color to ignite her creativity, and that she loves the mysterious, and her art reflects surrealistic overtones. Just as she has been inspired by past events she now finds inspiration in what the future may hold.”
Every journey is as unique as the individual but perhaps they are universal. Whether the journey is driven by external influences, emotional and internal reactions, social causes or the desire to tell a story. The overarching common thread for these artists is the need to create based on the pure love and joy of the creative process itself.
Below is an excerpt of a post featured on The Loop. Head over to their website to read the full write up on the exhibition I recently curated: “Facts and Ambiguity: Expressions in Composition”.
I am pleased to announce the first in a series of three upcoming shows that I am curating, featuring the artists of Women’s Art Power. The first exhibition, “Facts and Ambiguity: Expressions in Composition,” will run from June 7, 2018 through August 18, 2018 at The BIZ G87 Gallery, and will feature works by Gail Gardella, Sara Gilbert, Sherri Paul, and Anne Telford.
BIZ G87 is pleased to present its newest exhibition, “Facts and Ambiguity: Expressions in Composition” curated by Donna Scarpa. A group exhibition featuring works by Gail Gardella, Sara Gilbert, Sherri Paul, and Anne Telford. “Facts and Ambiguity” invites the viewer to enter into the form of each painting and allows the individual to experience the art using the mind’s eye. There is just enough detail for the viewer to become part of the experience and complete the story as they wish.
In Facts and Ambiguity: Expressions in Composition, the viewer will find women whose narratives of self-understanding tell their own unique stories by showing a sense of experience and creating their own personal world. What are these artists telling us about themselves and their world? Perhaps they are speaking to the complexity of women’s experience – the intersection between vulnerability, strength and specifically the ambiguity of women’s empowerment within the constraints of the world. Perhaps these women have been empowered by finding their own creative voice? This risk taking allows each artist to experience the freedom and joy that is found by embracing their own unique artistic expression, and to tell their stories as they wish.
Last year, together with a group of eleven other creative women, we formed an artist collective to share our passion for painting. I am pleased to announce the launch of our group website WomensArtPower.com. Be sure to check out the website to read more about us explore our artwork.