Fall Art on the Square 2019 runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 9, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10, on the front grounds of Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. Admission is free. For selected artists, cash prizes will be awarded for Best in Show (1) and Merit of Honor winners (4). Applications are currently being accepted for the Spring Art on the Square 2020 (February 8 & 9) on Zapplication; deadline is November 23, 2019.
Assessing craftsmanship can be a tricky road to navigate. People outside of the art field tend to exclusively equate a high level of polish and technical skill with craftsmanship. And indeed, accurate perspective and anatomy, clean, crisp linework and smooth gradients coupled with luxurious slatherings of photo-real detail are impressive to be sure. Who has not heard the oft-repeated exclamation “That is SO cool! It looks just like a PHOTOGRAPH!”? But what of the gestural, spontaneous mark-making of the Impressionists and Abstract Expressionists? Are those artists simply lazy or unskilled? Or is something else going on here?
This Artist Spotlight features Yellena James who has participated in shows around the U.S. and overseas, including: solo exhibitions at Giant Robot (San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA), the Here Gallery (Bristol, UK), the Hijinks Gallery (San Francisco, CA) and more. She also has done illustration work for Anthropologie, Crabtree and Evelyn, Crate and Barrel, Relativity Media and many others (see client list below).
Teddy L Wang was born to Taiwanese immigrants in Arlington, Texas in 1983. His earliest known drawing was made on a bookshelf when he just was a child in Plano, Texas. Teddy grew up consuming Science-Fiction & Fantasy stories through video games, films, and television shows. These forms of entertainment have been fueling his passion for and have given him a reason to write and draw what he thinks and feels through words and pictures.
There is this “Myth of the Muse” that pervades artist culture (is there such a thing as artist culture? Berets, cappuccino and oblique sardonic musings about the state of society shared over Gruyère and cabernet? Sounds good. Count me in!).
Gisele Weisman hails from Blowing Rock, North Carolina. In addition to being an accomplished artist with her work showcased at several local galleries in Blowing Rock and surrounding areas, she is also a tenured College Professor and Counselor, as well as a published Author. Gisele's education background includes a B.A. in German and English and a teaching certification from the University of Nebraska, as well as a Ph.D. and M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University.
Ira Simidchieva is an NYC-based artist, psychoanalytically orientated therapist and a psychoanalytical candidate at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis…In her artworks, she focuses on contemporary abstract figurative art and abstraction.