September 2012

Guest Curating, with my Questionable Judgement.

by ncwinters on September 12, 2012

I’m very excited to announce I’ve been asked to be the guest juror for the upcoming fifth annual Surreal Salon juried art exhibition at Baton Rouge Gallery in Louisiana.

In their own words:

Surreal Salon 5 to feature Pop-Surrealism/Lowbrow art from across the United States!

Presented by Baton Rouge Gallery center for contemporary art (BRGCCA),
Surreal Salon 5 is aimed at once again engaging audiences in a multi-sensory
art experience like no other in the region by shedding light on the growing
popularity and exceptional quality of the pop-surrealist/lowbrow movement.

This exhibition will be held from January 2-31, 2013 at BRGCCA.
The exhibition will feature works from across America in a multi-discipline show.

The work selected by the exhibition’s juror as “Best in Show” will be displayed
in a full-page ad in the April, 2013 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine! The artist’s work
will appear (w/ title, medium and dimensions listed) along with their name & website
and will be recognized as “Best in Show” for Surreal Salon 5.

…and I will be jurying the work. Frankly, I’m a bit concerned about their judgment.

It isn’t that the show lacks in any merit, quite the contrary in fact! Last year’s show was guest curated by amazing artist Casey Weldon. That’s some pretty big shoes to fill, both artistically and literally (he’s very tall). It’s both a huge honor and a bit intimidating to be asked to put my artistic evaluation on anything, let alone an entire collection of submitted art by talented artists from all over the country. The executive director, Jason Andreasen has been kind to do his best to put those fears to bed, and succeeded in convincing me to take on the task. I’ve agreed and the artists who will submit their works will be subject to critical eye.

I’ll be at the gallery on Saturday, January 26, 2013, for the Fifth Annual Surreal Salon Soiree:

A costumed soiree in honor of Surreal Salon 5, from 7 – 11 p.m.
This will be an exciting evening of visual art, live musical performances,
surrealist games and costumed attendees channeling their own pop-surreal visions.
The event will be held at BRGCCA inside Baton Rouge’s historic City Park (1515 Dalrymple Dr.)

I’ll also be in town the following day, giving a short presentation about my art, and my thoughts on the state of Pop Surrealist art and other random ramblings.

So now it’s up to you, artists of the world. If you’re interested in submitting, be sure to check out all the info and details here. Everything you’ll need to know is there, including all pertinent dates and submission guidelines. I’m very excited to see the work and the get going on the difficult task of winnowing down each piece to determine best of show. See you there!



Number 66 AND Number 67!

by ncwinters on September 6, 2012

Two at once, yowsers!

Two 100 Drawings entries for you today. Trying to finish up some various drawings lying around the studio to get back to all the commission work I’ve got going. The first of today’s pair is a new experiment with gouache, which will take further exploration, as I’m only scratching the surface of how to use it. I like it though. The second is an example of how too often I won’t be feeling a certain painting, so I work on another drawing or start something completely new, just to keep my hand moving. Number 67 is the best example of that, as it was started this morning as an exercise to warm up. Low and behold, I got sucked in and it ended up being a finished drawing. Enjoy!

The Hunt
Acrylic ink and gouache on paper. 8″ x 10″ (2012)
Number 66 of 100 Drawings.

Vapor Trail
Acrylic ink and gouache on paper. 8″ x 10″ (2012)
Number 67 of 100 Drawings.

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Augmented Reality- A Recent Commission

by ncwinters on September 5, 2012

So here’s a recent commissioned painting that I never got around to showing. This one was fun to do, and started right around my new fascination with acrylic inks. Too much fun, here you go:

Augmented Reality
Acrylic ink on paper, mounted to wood panel and resined. 11″ x 15″

Here’s some in progress shots. In case you’re interested in this stuff, I post work in progress photos regularly on my Tumblr page. Enjoy!

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