Artist In Action Temporary Studio, Show & Sale : January 20-March 1, 2017
A few months each year, Annmarie’s spectacular Main Gallery is transformed from exhibition space into artist studios, allowing visitors the opportunity to appreciate the artistic process as well as the product. Annmarie seeks artists working in any media to submit proposals to set up a working studio space in the Main Gallery for 1-2 week periods. These studios utilize the artist’s own supplies and equipment. Artists work in their studios demonstrating their processes and techniques to curious visitors. Artists are also afforded space to hang artwork for sale within the gallery for the duration of their studio time. It is our goal to expose visitors to the working process of artists—from concept to finished product. As such, this show is ideal for artists working on a large project or series. Artists must be willing to speak with visitors informally about their work and their process. Overnight accommodations for out-of-town artists are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Through this exhibition, artists gain exposure, sell artwork, and work in a free studio space in a beautiful setting. This is a nice occasion for a serene retreat to immerse yourself in your artwork. Future group or solo show opportunities may also be awarded.
Vincent Van Gogh once said, “For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” Van Gogh had it right; the sight of the sky stirs within us a sense of wonder and a desire to dream. From one moment to the next, our perception of the sky is changing. In the course of a day, the shifting sky can transform from severe to serene. Vicious storms become vibrant vistas in mere minutes. Blushing sunsets give way to tranquil starlight and the mysterious moon. What is it about the mercurial sky that captures our imagination? Why do we turn our faces toward the heavens seeking understanding, wonderment and solace? This exhibit celebrates artwork that captures the vast expanses of the celestial sphere. Works will explore the sky, stars, clouds and atmospheric phenomena that evoke a thoughtful, expressive, and visually monumental presence.
Annmarie After Hours Opening - Friday, February 17, 2017, 5-8pm