Category Archives: Kittery

Mongelati Lazulu 2

Mongelati Lazulu 2, (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, 2014, MM. 12" x 12"

Mongelati Lazulu 2, (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, 2014, MM. 12″ x 12″

Muzyczny

I found this word, “muzyczny”, in a badly translated text. All I know is I love it, and I gave this piece that word as a name. This piece is very much about

Muzyczny, 2014. (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst.

Muzyczny, 2014. (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst.

music.

I will show this at BUOY Gallery, in Kittery, ME, in March, for their Art PM show.

More January: “The Sky’s the Limit” opening

There’s more, and I am being limited to the amount of space I can take per blog. Hence, a collection of posts all about January! And, this is a quiet month.

A Slow Cool Waltz to Spring, photo-collage

A Slow Cool Waltz to Spring, photo-collage

This piece made its debut last year in Tamworth, and spent all summer and fall there. It faired better in Kittery and won’t be coming back to Rochester.

Pennies from Heaven, 2008, mixed media. People love the combination of real pennies and painted ones.

Pennies from Heaven, 2008, mixed media. People love the combination of real pennies and painted ones.

Pennies from Heaven made it out of the mothballs to make its first public appearance. This piece was completed in 2008, but has never been shown. I am making a point this year to show old work and reduce the prices to make more room for new work.

The reception was fairly well-attended by artists and art-lovers. The picture of Anne, Niles and Barbara was early in the evening.

Beletes was also shown-and was so fresh I was afraid the sides were still wet!!

Beletes was also shown-and was so fresh I was afraid the sides were still wet!!

 

Anne Vaughan and her significant other Niles, and Barbara at the opening.

Anne Vaughan and her significant other Niles, and Barbara at the opening.

 

 

January art (Part 2)

At the end of the afternoon at Dahlia, Kerri Morton, the proprietor and I decided that my work should continue to hang in her store through Valentine’s Day.

I left and followed Jean Coughlin back to her house to look at the studio space that she intends to share which comes complete with a flatbed relief printing press and other art making tools. To be continued…

The following day was the opening reception at Kittery Art Association.

What I call the "Terra Font" corner-it pretty well dominates it.

What I call the “Terra Font” corner-it pretty well dominates it.

 

Come and see the show….

Diane-framedstairway w/ Elaine Menzela

14 of the 16 of this group-created this-an awesome piece

14 of the 16 of this group-created this-an awesome piece

The opening reception is this Sunday, at the Kittery Art Association, 4-6. Come and see the show!!

 

 

 

All about new shows this month

No creativity in my writing tonight-all about a few announcements:

"Disposable Indian" (c) Daryl-Ann Hurst. photo-collage. Part of the York Library, "Mettle" show.

“Disposable Indian” (c) Daryl-Ann Hurst. photo-collage. Part of the York Library, “Mettle” show.

The York Library Show is open now through October 28. It is 60+ pieces strong and is one of the best group shows I have ever seen. Never mind that I have 5 pieces in it!

“Mettle”, the KAA Moderns group, opening reception is on the 10th, from 5-7. York Public Library, York, Maine.

The Mettle Shows  are actually a Part 1 and Part 2. Part 2 is at the Kittery Art Association, from September 19-October 13, and the opening is September 22, from 4-6.

I will have this in this show:

"Popcorn Snow", 2013 (c) Daryl-Ann Hurst. Mixed media

“Popcorn Snow”, 2013 (c) Daryl-Ann Hurst. Mixed media

I don’t see this as a huge jump, but I set up my 3 upcoming shows as showing the year’s development.

My “part 3”, and final “part” for the season is at the Gatehouse Gallery in the “Witches’ Brew”. That show opens on October 1, and will include Malynda Forcier, Misty Maybe, et moi.  A sneak peak at that offering:

"Meteor", 2013 (c)Daryl-Ann Hurst, mixed media.

“Meteor”, 2013 (c)Daryl-Ann Hurst, mixed media.

Please, please join us for the first 2 receptions- more details will follow on the last one!

 

Seacoast Moderns: Karen Camlin

The Seacoast Moderns is a group that had been formed within the Kittery Art Association in 2010. I am the present managing member.

We have two large group shows coming up, and I am doing the social media promotion. This site now has a number of followers, so I’d rather use it, that the group’s blog.

As members send me images and their bio information, I will post and make comments where appropriate.

Karen has been with the group longer than I and I have seen a variety of mediums used by her.  Here is one image that will be displayed in the upcoming shows, as well as her statement and bio.

"Between to Points", 2013 @Karen Camlin. Acrylic and graphite on paper.

“Between to Points”, 2013 @Karen Camlin. Acrylic and graphite on paper.

Artist’s Statement

 K. Harvey Camlin

(Karen Camlin)

 The art I create is varied in subject, medium, form and style. There was a time I wondered if I should be narrowing and refining my work to one medium, one form, one consistent style. This became less of a concern once I recognized that the body of my work shared, and referred to, my interest in capturing the surface quality of my subjects. These subjects range from those objects that can be seen to those subjects originating in my mind’s eye.

I no longer worry about narrowing my venues for expression. I enjoy building the skills and experience to work in several mediums, often combining these.

I work with the mediums that can best express my subjects. I work in forms and styles that can best convey my meaning. For me limiting my work to one specific medium, to one specific style, is equivalent to speaking with a limited vocabulary. For me this is what being an artist involves – the search for the best way to share what I see and what I want to say.

camlinkaren65@gmail.com

Karen studied art education at the University of Southern Maine

in Portland, and visual design (graphics) at Southeastern

Massachusetts University (now UMASS, Dartmouth). She has taken

numerous courses and workshops, with examples listed here:

greater Boston, Massachusetts area including the Harvard University

Extension School, Cambridge, Massachusetts; southern Maine

including Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine, Heartwood College

of Art, Kennebunk, Maine, Sanctuary Arts, Eliot, Maine; and at

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. Karen lives

in Wells and teaches art full-time in MSAD #35, South Berwick/Eliot,

Maine.

Karen’s work has been included in juried art shows in Massachusetts,

galleries in Massachusetts and Vermont, and represented in the

catalog of an international distributor, C.R. Fine Arts, Boston.

K. Harvey Camlin, the signature Karen often uses in her artwork,

refers to those names used over time in her personal life and

professional work.

Karen is a member of the Seacoast Moderns group and the Kittery

Art Association. Her work has been included in member shows of

these groups, and in exhibits of artwork by seacoast teachers at the

Kittery Art Association and in exhibits of artwork by faculty members

of Wells-Ogunquit C.S.D. and MSAD #35. Most recently, Karen’s

work has been shown in group exhibits at the Portsmouth Public

Library and Maine College of Art.

Karen’s work ranges in style from illustrative to graphic, with

abstraction being a current interest. She works in several mediums

often combining these for what they may do best to convey her

meaning.

For more information about work shown here, or for prices, please

contact Karen at camlinkaren65@gmail.com.

More to come and I will bring Karen back to show you entirety of this series later in the month.

Art Between the Eyes

Funny how the original intent of this post is actually catching up to me! And, finding me, as well. Win-win, as far as I am concerned.

For those that have read through the early posts, I was really trying to spotlight out-of-the way venues. But, I have 40 hr. gig and I am an artist, so the focus has evolved to be more me in these venues.

The Gatehouse Gallery actually contacted me in January of 2012. That initiated a fruitful relationship for both of us, professionally, as well as personally. (The most expensive piece Malynda has sold was mine).  New galleries in the North Country spring up all the time and are usually out-buildings restored and repurposed.  And, they need to be explored!!

Artists exist everywhere-and I keep getting knocked back by stuff I find in places where you would least expect it.  Many people with huge talent and major resumes move here to get away from New York, Boston, etc… There are some powerhouses like Bess Cutler at the Kittery Art Association.

I met George and Paula, from Art Between the Eyes Gallery  last month.  Genuinely warm and wonderful people, as most of the north country folk in NH are (I got lost today-and my faith in humanity is always refreshed in the north-I got directions from a stranger) on my way there. Paula and George and I talked for a fair length of time at the Gatehouse Gallery last month, but I was delighted to be asked to visit their little gallery with work. And, leave the work for them to sell.

Art between the Eyes

Art between the Eyes

 

 

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I passed on shooting Malynda Roy Forcier’s work -basically because of where it is placed. (bad light for that time of day). But, she is there, too.

I want to say, “Who needs the New York art world?” A certain few artists, I guess??

 

Eventually, it all makes sense…

Eventually, it all makes sense….

Eventually, it all makes sense…

It’s been an interesting exploration of materials and sensibilities, but I think I am starting to hit the destination of this part of my artistic ramblings.

I’ll make some comments per piece:

Link (originally called Mettle), 2013. @Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst. MM on canvas, 12" x 12"

“Link” (originally called “Mettle”), 2013. (c)Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst. MM on canvas, 12″ x 12″

This is not 100% finished, but it made some very impressive leaps right out of my control today. I am finding that palette knife application is helping with some of the grit and spontaneity I want to show. Though I love working with the plaster, this is also more stable, and I will get enough of the desired surface. I expect to add more paint, copper foil and wire to this. This is one of the 14 pieces that will be part of the Seacoast Moderns collaboration piece that will be displayed during the “Mettle” show at the Kittery Art Association,September 19-October 13.

"Replanting", 2013. (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst,  MM on canvas panel, 9" x 12"

“Replanting”, 2013. (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, MM on canvas panel, 9″ x 12″

I love that I don’t automatically discard “failures”. The photography on here originally buckled, but this has been sitting under other art for a few months, and nicely flattened out. I added a lot of paint today-and there will be more to come. This is part of the “Razing the Garden” series.

The next two pieces are part of the “Rural Contracts” series, but are referencing a very different part of rural peoples’ realities. Much more to be done on these!

"Reservations 1", 2013 (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, MM on particle board, 18" x 14".

“Reservations 1″, 2013 (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, MM on particle board, 18″ x 14”.

“Reservations 2”, 2013 (c)Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst