Happy Autumn

Voices in the Air (below) is from a time, years ago, when I was playing around with the idea of collaging monotypes on carved and painted plywood. I made several pieces using this technique. Voices in the Air found a wonderful home here in New Hampshire a couple of years ago. I love this piece.


Voices in the Air (2010)

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Barn Gallery Juried Regional Show opens

I am very excited to announce both “View from Cabin #8, Haystack (#1)” and “Far from Shore, Night” have been accepted in the Open Regional Juried Show at Barn Gallery in Ogunquit, Maine, which opened yesterday.


View from Cabin #8, Haystack (#1) (2018)

The juror for this exhibit is Cynthia Robinson, director, Museum of the White Mountains, and director, Karl Drerup Exhibitions Program, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire.


Far from Shore, Night (2018)

Exhibition Dates: Wednesday, June 27 – Saturday, July 28, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 7, 2018, 5-7:30 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

The Barn Gallery is located at the corner of Shore Road and Bourne Lane in Ogunquit, Maine. Free on-site parking.

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Seacoast Women juried into two exhibitions


Zerrissenheit (XIII), 2018 (Seacoast Women Series)

 

“Woman’s life today is tending more and more toward the state William James describes so well in the German word, ‘Zerrissenheit: torn-to-pieces-hood.”

– Anne Morrow Lindbergh, A Gift from the Sea, page 56

 

Beginning today, Zerrissenheit (XIII), a monotype collage from my Seacoast Women series, will be on view at the National Juried Competition – Works on Paper 2018 exhibition at The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Long Beach Island, New Jersey. The juror for this exhibit is Kim Conaty, Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawings and Prints at The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. From what I’ve been told, 75 entries were accepted from the hundreds submitted.

Exhibition Dates: June 1 – June 24, 2018

Opening Reception & Awards Presentation: Sunday, June 17, 2018, 5-7 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sunday.

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences is located at 120 Long Beach Boulevard in Long Beach Township, New Jersey.

 


Zerrissenheit (IIa), 2017 (Seacoast Women Series)

 

Today I will be on hand at the opening reception to celebrate All Over The Place at Gallery at 100 Market in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This regional juried show features the work of 17 artists and spans four floors of public space. Six monotype collages from my Seacoast Women series, including the piece shown above, are on view.

Exhibition Dates: June 1 – August 24, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 2018, 5-7 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Gallery at 100 Market is located at the corner of Market and Hanover Streets in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

 

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M * A * Y


View from Cabin #8, Haystack (I), 2018, color monotype

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Looking forward


Working sketch for Seacoast Women Series

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M * A * R * C * H


Twin Spirits (I) by Barbara van Buskirk
Color monotype

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L * O * V * E


Heartfelt (II) by Barbara van Buskirk
Color monotype

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Happy New Year


As Busy as a Real Artist Is Busy by Barbara van Buskirk
Medium: Color monotype

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Trust the process, believe in yourself


A few of the pieces I made last month while at Haystack Mountain
School of 
Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. I gathered the pine cones
on the wooden walkways which meander through Haystack.

 

Autumn has long been my favorite season, so I am in my element now that September and sweater weather have arrived.

The creative highlight of my summer was being at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine, for nearly two weeks. I took Pattie Chalmers’s “Heroes and Villians” ceramic workshop. Everything about learning how to handbuild clay figures was new to me. Pattie taught us how to build hollow forms using coil, slab and pinch pot techniques. I loved the feel of the clay and how it took shape in my hands. Underglazing and glazing my pieces took about three times longer to do than I thought it would. No matter. I enjoyed doing the work and was very happy with how my pieces looked when they came out of the kiln.

 


Working in the Ceramics Studio at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.

 

I take to heart Edgar Degas’s belief, “You have to have a high conception not of what you are doing, but of what you may do one day: without that, there’s no point in working.” (“Degas Invents a New World” by Anka Huhlstein, The New York Review of Books, May 12, 2016, Volume LXIII, Number 8, page 14.)

 


Three of the eight Seacoast Women heads with pink seashells I made.

 

This month I return to printmaking at The Button Factory studio after a two month hiatus. What surprises are in store now that I have clay and hand building tucked into my creative tool belt?

 


Overlooking Jericho Bay, Deer Isle, Maine.

 

 

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Eight new pieces launch Seacoast Women series

 


Zerrissenheit (IIa), 2017, by Barbara van Buskirk

“Woman’s life today is tending more and more toward the state William James describes so well in the German word, ‘Zerrissenheit — torn-to-pieces-hood.’ ”

Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea, ©1955, pages 55-56

 

Today I am launching Seacoast Women, my new series of one-of-a-kind monotypes. Over the past three years, Seacoast Women has evolved from direct painting monotypes to monotype collage compositions built up, layer upon layer, using a variety of monotype techniques. The eight pieces entitled Zerrissenheit (torn-to-pieces-hood) begin the Seacoast Women series.

I invite you to click on Galleries then click on Seacoast Women to take a look at the start of this new series.

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