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14.1.11

Setting up for [UN+ART]4, a salon style exhibition to benefit a Homeless Shelter

Last Sunday afternoon, I brought three of my sculptures to Hartford's ArtSpace Gallery, to set them up for [UN+ART]4. While setting up I met multi-talented artist, Matt Seremet. He has brought one of his portrait drawings, a series of wonderful digital art, and his camera!!!  So, after hanging his works Matt started taking pictures and videos to document the whole process of artists setting up their works at the Gallery. Isn't it cool?

Now, I want to share with you the pictures Matt took of me setting up my sculptures at the gallery. Enjoy them!





All Set!!!

...and here is the VIDEO Matt made of the day.


Don't miss the Opening Reception tomorrow... Please check Invitation on the right with all the information you need to attend. Please, RSVP! Thanks

When: Saturday, January 15, 2011
Time: 7 pm to 10 pm
What: 125+ artists, nearly 300 works of art at un+art
Donation: $5 to benefit South Park Inn Homeless Shelter (participating artists are FREE)
Parking: at Union Station. We will give you a voucher for $5 parking (normally $12)

Amazing art, food, wine, DJ 45, lots of fun!

I hope to see you there!

12.1.11

Undine, the water nympth

I have an oil painting I had started over a year ago while taking a life painting class with the amazing painter, Chris Zhang at the Lyme Art Association. I was working with oils on a 20" x 30" linen canvas I streached myself, and even though I applied Gesso to the surface, I had trouble getting the oil paint into the canvas. It seamed as it was absorbing the paint. To make things worse, I could only work with that model for one class, so I never finished it.

Since I'm constantly experimenting and trying new things, I decided to take this unfinished painting out of the "closet" and worked on the figure in a way I've never done before. I was going to work on the figure, as traditional painters would do, and I will use mixed media to work on the background, to give it a more contemporary feeling.

I started working on the figure using oil pastels.



The problem was that the posture of the model seamed uncomfortable to me. So I came up with the idea of creating a story around her and made her into a water nymph, Undine! (click on Undine to learn more about the German romance that inspired me)


Then, I glued different textured papers into the background, to add some layering effect and dimension. I divided the background into her two worlds: water and earth...


I then did some image transferring to tell her story:


*The image on the top right, is a transfer from a copy of John William Waterhouse's representation of the French Undine, circa 1872. He portrays Undine as she comes out of the water...

*The image in the top center, is from a photograph of my grandparents, the day of their wedding in the 1940's. I added a frame to it, to recreate the era.

*The image on the bottom left is from a vintage postcard I received during a paper swap! There are also images from stamps and letter writings.

Later on, I applied Shellac to Waterhouse's Undine, in order to make the transferred a little bit more translucent. Started adding watercolor and oil crayon to the paper collage in the background, while continuing on my drawing of the main figure.


The grasses on the bottom right were bothering me, so I started adding oil pastels to make them blend more with the background...


I'm almost done with this mixed media painting. I will finish it tomorrow and post the last picture as soon as I can...

9.1.11

My Monthly e-Newsletter for January 2011

My January Art Newsletter is out...you can read it following the link:


January News from Corina S. Alvarezdelugo

Want to have the next issue delivered directly to your Inbox? Just click on the link on the side bar or at the "Join Our Mailing list" label, in the newsletter. Thank you for your interest.

Enjoy!

P.S.: please, feel free to visit the exhibition I list there...

7.1.11

Happy New Year 2011 and overview of 2010

Happy New Year to all my readers. I wish you all health, peace, prosperity... and tons of creativity!!!!

Here's my 2010 year in review, enjoy!

In spite of the ongoing construction of Corina's new Studio/Gallery, 2010 was a very productive year for her. She received invitations to show her artworks; her works were juried into several exhibitions, and received more awards to add to her collection.

She began the year with her largest solo exhibition up to date. A large selection of her mixed media artworks, 49 to be exact, and 16 of her sculptures were on display at the beautiful Paul Mellon Arts Center Gallery, in Wallingford, CT. Corina was also invited by curator, Camilla Cook, to showcase her sculpture, SPIKEY, in "Fresh Pics", an exhibition of contemporary art at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.

In March, Corina was invited, as guest artist, to exhibit her sculptures and mixed media artworks at GalleryOne at the Clay House in Old Saybrook, CT. Also, while Corina desired to donate her sculpture, AWARENESSS, for the research on Dense Breast Tissue, she was interviewed by TV News Anchor, Ann Nyberg, for her blog, Annie Mame.com

May was very exciting for Corina, her sculpture, RHINO, was juried by Jeffrey Mueller (Gallery Director at Silvermine Guild Arts Center) into the "Small Works" Show at the Mamaroneck Artsits Guild in New York. In addition, two of her sculptures were juried by the nationally recognized artist and educator, Alyssa Monks, into the "Connecticut Women Artists' Juried Exhibition" at the John Slade Ely House, Center for Contemporary Art in New Haven, CT, and both of her sculptures received awards; a Third Place Prize Award for GOLDEN PIG and the People's Choice Award for HUMAN RIGHTS. As well as an excellent review by the juror. To top it off, two of Corina's newest textured paintings, UNSETTLED WATERS and GENTLE FLOW, were selected amongst Best in Painting at "The Healing Power of Art: Positive Art That Uplift The Spirit," an online juried exhibition presented by the Manhattan Arts International. It was juried by Joanie San Chirico (signature Artist Member of the Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ,) and Renée Phillips (Founder and Director of Manhattan Arts International and member of the International Association of Art Critics.)

During June, four of Corina's artworks, two of her sculptures and two of her mixed media paintings, were selected by Bina Sarkar Ellias (founder and editor of International Gallerie Magazine) for "Transitions", a virtual exhibition of visual, literary, and performing arts; presented by The Pen & Brush Inc, NYC. Besides, two of Corina's sculptures were juried by Julia Pavone (Director/Curator of the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art at the University of Connecticut's Avery Point Campus since 1992) into the "18th Annual Juried exhibition of the Society of Connecticut Sculptors," at the Alexey Von Schlippe Gallery in Groton, CT

Picture taken by Milford Photo




Sponsored by the Downtown Milford Business Association, Corina was invited, along with other artists, to create an artwork on a recycled door. In the summer, completed works were displayed at the sponsoring businesses throughout downtown Milford, and in September the "doors" were auctioned off and a percentage of the sales was donated to this year's local charity, the Milford Fine Arts Council. Additionally, two of Corina's sculptures were juried into "Latin Views, the 5th Biennial," presented the Latin Network for the Visual Arts, at the Alexey Von Schlippe Gallery in Groton, CT. In this exhibition, she had the opportunity to meet artists from many nations where the romance languages are spoken.

In October, Corina participated in the Sixth Annual Water Show, "All About Water VI," presented by the Tracy Art Center at GalleryOne at the Clay House, in Old Saybrook, CT, where she received the Second Place Award for her encaustic mixed media painting, KEEP ON SWIMMING.

Once again, she took part on the Annual New Haven's City-Wide Open Studios, from Erector Square, as well as in the Autumn Arts Trail sponsored by the Arts Center of Killingworth, at the Clinton Landing. During this last event, Corina was interviewed and you can watch it HERE

And last but not least, Corina was invited to showcase her artworks in "Winter Lights," presented by Expressiones Cultural Center in New London, CT, since last November. Tomorrow, Saturday, January 8th, will be the last day to view this exhibition.

In 2010, Corina donated 3 of her paintings, and specially made other 3, to help non-profit organizations in their fundraisers.

She's been also donating 50% of the sales of the pocket mirrors with the printed image of her sculpture, "Awareness", to the Downey Sisters' Fund FOR BRCA MUTATION AWARENESS AND EDUCATION. This fund was established by Phebe and Frederick Downey, to honor their daughters: Ann Downey Little · Margaret Downey Hardy · Katherine Downey Berges · Martha Downey Lemp; and it's used to educate the public and the medical community about the genetic risk of breast and ovarian cancer. You can read more about this HERE

Corina published a coffee table book with beautiful quality images of her mixed media paintings and collages and it's for sale:
Take a Look! 

For the second year in a row, my wesite, www.corinadotdash.com, received the ArtMajeur Silver Award.


Corina has been invited again to curate an exhibition at the Arte Inc Gallery in New Haven, during the month of June. She's receiving invitations to present her works in upcoming exhibitions as well, and she'll be letting you know about them as they get closer.

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