Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Guild welcomes Sandrine Colson-Inam, Jewelry

I am originally from Provence, France and a world traveler. I have visited many countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe and lived in various parts of France, from Provence to Paris and the USA. All these experiences influence my work in many ways. My jewelry designs are exhibited in many craft shows and open studios as well as galleries or shops of the New England area. I am also a painter and mixed media artist (www.artofheart.com). I now reside in Boston (MA) and my studio is based in West Concord (MA).

Jewelry caught my interest many years ago and the vast majority of my jewelry creations are one of a kind. I’m always experimenting with new techniques and materials so my jewelry designs exhibit a wide variety of styles. Abstraction, materials, texture and colors are the inspiration for my work. I enjoy working with metal wire, glass beads, gemstones and pearls as well as polymer clay, enamel or other contemporary style painting. I draw further inspiration from the organized chaos of nature or art forms. Works come together on my bench as elements find each other through planning or improvisation due to their proximity, association or chance. I occasionally work with recycled objects such as discarded jewelry, stone pieces or chips, sea glass pieces, crystal elements from chandeliers, and more. I am inclined to produce asymmetric or symmetric pieces that are highly stylized, despite the unstructured nature of some of these elements, resulting in what I call organized chaos with an intent, creating wearable art.

“Art is the expression of one’s inner self. It represents what is, has been, will be, or is worth arguing or representing.”

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Reminder, Call to artists, Local Inspiration

Call To Artists

Enter Here http://dedhamguild.com/localinspiration2015

A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre
Opening Reception: Thursday September 17, 6pm to 8pm
Exhibition Dates: September 1, 2015 to October 31, 2015

“Norman Rockwell painted local heroes in small towns; Diane Arbus captured her New York with a camera. What inspires an artist is often right in front of them. Local inspiration may be the pride an artist feels for their neighborhood or an experience they had in their hometown. What is your local inspiration?"

This Challenge is open to all artists, working in any medium, who work/reside in eastern Massachusetts. This show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre! 580 High Street, Dedham, MA. http://www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com

Open to all artists in Eastern Massachusetts.
The non-refundable submission fee of $25 for up to 2 pieces must be paid online via the paypal button below, on or before the published deadline for the Challenge. High school students may submit to this challenge at no charge, but must email dedhamguild.submissions@gmail.comnotifying intent to show, provide sample images of current work and fill out prospectus paperwork.

Dedham Square Artist Guild Member Artists may submit work at no charge, but must emaildedhamguild.submissions@gmail.com notifying intent to show.

Entry fees (payable via paypal button below or check/cash brought to gallery), signed prospectus and jpg samples of your current work (Artists must submit 3 jpgs of the work you intend to show via email by August 16th. (Please see PROSPECTUS pdf located at the bottom of this page for download, for additional dates and details.) -- PLEASE READ FULL PROSPECTUS FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Other Questions? dedhamguild.submissions@gmail.com