Seasonal Greetings from SouthHouse Studio/ Summer
Good morning, art enthusiasts, collectors, patrons, and friends.
I’d like to personally invite you to a few upcoming summer art events, exhibits and receptions that I think you might enjoy. I’d also like to share with you information about some of the art techniques and processes, I’ve been experiencing with lately.
Hope you enjoy.
Ps. If you prefer not to receive these seasonal letters, please reply with “No Thank You” in the subject. You won’t hurt my feelings. I know your email boxes can get quite full. I do understand.
THANK YOU, Thank you.
Thank you all for your kind words and congratulations I’ve received on my Arts Council’s ArtPoP Award for 2017-18. I’ve receive notes and calls from old friends and met some new friends, who have driven by and viewed the billboard on Rt. Bus. 40 (heading east) at exit 8. Thanks to Lynn Felder for her article about the awards in the Winston Salem Journal that featured my painting on the front page, (http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/heads-up-artpop-is-back-with-new-artists-work-on/article_a29e89a7-d153-5bbf-970e-6d5eb060c76e.html) and thanks to Editor Michael Breedlove who quoted me in his article in Winston Salem Monthly,.
and thank you to Wendy Hicks, who conceived the ArtPop idea and the Forsyth County Arts Council
Note: Because of the high interest, I’ve been working on an exhibit of new Chinese Brush Paintings. I hope I can invite you to that show in the near future.
You are invited to art opening receptions on July 1 and July 7:
I have work in several other shows, also. If you are traveling this summer, please stop in at one of the receptions and/or exhibits. (I will be at Camino on 4th St. on July 7 for my one-woman show. There will be Camino cupcakes! Please come.)
I am please to be included the national juried exhibit at the Attleboro Arts Museum (Attleboro, Massachusetts). My print, Boats by the Bay was selected from more than 1000 submissions. The theme of the show was “Line.” I love to seehow different artists interpret a theme. My entry featured a white-line print. White-line prints became popular c. 1920s thanks to a group of women in Provincetown, MA. Influence by Japanese woodblock prints, they wanted a way to print multiple
colors on one image. I love modifying traditional techniques fornew audiences. This show offers lots of variety and creativity. Here is the video: You will see my print on the wall around counter # 35. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QahBHzw8oZY (My work is seen on the wall around counter# 35, but all of the work is worth looking at.) and here is the newspaper coverage:
If you are in New England this summer, please stop in.
Exhibition Dates: June 15th – July 15th, 2017
Art of the Bicycle at the Houston Bicycle Museum 1313 Binz, Houston, Texas
Reception July 1, 6-9 pm with “lite bites” and music.
Art: Freewheelin’ Fourteen, 20x24” (left) and
Freewheelin’ Thirteen, 24x20”
Images in my Freewheelin’ series are print-based collages. Each image is built from a photo of a 4”x4” printed lino-cut segment of bicycle wheel.
(See more about Freewheelin’ below.)
Under Pressure: The Print Exhibition,
June 30- July 27, 2017, Reception July 7, 6-10 pm
Visual Art Exchange Gallery in Raleigh, NC
(Juror was Bill Fick, printmaker and Assistant Professor at Duke University)
Art: Safe Harbor, white line print, matted and framed, 21”x21”
White line prints are made by cutting a white-line, much like a drawing, and then adding each color by hand to the same print. Thanks to my husband, Bruce,
for inventing and construction a wonderful registration system for me to use with my multicolor prints.
white-line and reduction prints by Barbara Rizza Mellin
Camino Bakery Gallery 310 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
July 2017, Reception, July 7, 6-7pm
Reduction prints are created by cutting away each color that you wish to preserve before printing a new color. (The plate is destroyed in the process.)
There is still time to see the Art for Art’s Sake exhibit
at the new Red Dog Gallery on Liberty Street,Winston-‐Salem.
The show continues in this wonderful new art space until June 3. I have
two prints in the show: Red Camellias, white line linocut, and Pysanky Eggs
I am honored to once again have my artwork chosen for the cover of Flying South Literary Magazine. Sponsored by Winston Salem Writers, the literary magazine features winning essays, fiction and poetry from writers around the country. The artwork on this year’s cover will be a white-line woodcut: Blue Ridge Mountains. I continue to be awed by the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains as viewed from the Blue Ridge Parkway. The magazine will be available at Bookmarks in September. More information and image in the Autumn letter.
I am also honored to be the Featured Artist for the Month of July at the Greenhill Center for North Carolina Artists.