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Mandala Workshop by Thom Kulp

"Red Lotus" by Thom Kulp, 22 x 30 on paper

“Red Lotus” by Thom Kulp, 22 x 30 on paper

Learn about the meditative art of creating Mandalas!!! M & M member, Thom Kulp will be offering Mandala Making 101, a workshop on creating Mandalas at York Art Association on July 11 and 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The York Art Association is located at 220 S. Marshall Street, York, PA  17402. The costs is $100, with a discount for YAA members.

More about the workshop read York Daily Record.

For more information call York Art Association at 717-755-0028.

You can see more work by Thom Kulp on the Mixed Media Art Group website.

Happy Holidays from the M & M’s

Members of Mixed Media Art Group (from left): Lynn Kennedy Putt, Ann Yeager Lawson, Susan Davitti Darling, Mary Kandray Gelenser, Christine Goldbeck, Judy Kelly, Tina Berrier, Rick Snizik, Joan Maguire, Doug Tomlinson, Elaine Brady Smith, Joanne Finkle, Sue Blosser

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And we want to thank you for a great year!!!

Thanks for taking the time to view our work on this blog, on our website and on our Facebook page throughout 2013. You, our followers, have shown so much enthusiasm for what we have been working on and we appreciate your interest! We look forward to bringing you lots of new and fabulous art in 2014!!!

Here are some candid photos taken during our recent reception at Arts on Union. The photos really show the fun nature of this group!!! There are 18 of us, and although some are missing from the photos, we are all united in the spirit of creativity within this group.

There is still time to see our current exhibit at Arts on Union, 203 N Union St, Middletown, PA. Visit us Saturdays and Sundays NOW through January 2014. Small paintings, cards, prints, wine glasses and other art objects from our artists will be available for purchase. The gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays through the end of January. Saturday hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m, Sundays,noon to 4 p.m. Contact us if you need a special time or private showing.

We are proud of all our Mixed Media Art Group members:

Linda Benton McCloskey

Tina Berrier

Tami Bitner

Sue Blosser

Elaine Brady Smith

Susan Davitti Darling

Joanne Finkle

Christine Goldbeck

Mary Kandray Gelenser

Judy Kelly

Lynn Kennedy Putt

Thom Kulp

Ann Yeager Lawson

Joan Maguire

Robert McCloskey

Rick Snizik

Catherine Stone

Doug Tomlinson

M & M Exhibit at PA State Capitol Building

Capitol-front-viewLargeThe M & M Mixed Media Art Group recently installed an exhibit of member’s paintings and photography in the East Wing Rotunda of the Pennsylvania State Capitol building in Harrisburg, PA. The exhibit will hang through the end of March and includes the following artists and photographers: Ann Lawson, Doug Tomlinson, Linda Benton McCloskey, Bob McCloskey, Susan Darling, Tina Berrier, Lynn Kennedy-Putt, Mary Kandray Gelenser, Sue Blosser, Catherine Stone, Judy Kelly, Elaine Brady Smith, Joanne Finkle, Rick Snizik, Joan Maguire, and Christine Goldbeck.

The central lobby of the East Wing of the Capitol is open to the public Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Stop by and see the talent presented by these amazing artists! For more information about the Mixed Media Art Group, visit our website by clicking here, or find us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/MixedMediaArtGroup

Linda Benton McCloskey wins Rottler Award

The York Art Association recently awarded the very coveted Rottler Award to top five artists members. The award is based on two pieces of art entered for the recent exhibition. The exhibit will be open from February 24 – March 30, 2013.  M & M member, Linda Benton McCloskey was one of the five artists chosen to receive the annual award and is shown below with her art entries and receiving her award. Benton McCloskey is also an instructor at YAA. She teaches Mixed Media, Cold Wax and Encaustic workshops. You can view more of her art and her teaching schedule here.

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September Classes and Workshops Offered by M & M

M & M members will be offering a wide variety of classes and workshops beginning in September. There is definitely something for everyone!!! We appreciate your support for the following classes and workshops:

Linda Benton McCloskey will be offering Cold Wax and Oil Workshop at the Mechanicsburg Art Center beginning September 7. This 2 1/2 day workshop will explore the diversity of cold-wax medium with oil paint, pigment sticks and powdered pigments. Cold-wax medium is wonderful for oil painters (and abstract painters) to experiment with, using non-traditional tools to achieve texture and finishes similar to encaustic but without the heat. This exciting medium is gaining widespread popularity, and opens doors for oil painters and abstract artists to explore new techniques and surface effects.

Thom Kulp will offer Experimental Mixed Media at Art Association of Harrisburg.  Using a mixture of experimental media, students will develop paintings in layers of materials and exciting new techniques. A variety of methods will be demonstrated throughout this 8 week course for developing expressive color and texture by pouring, layering, spraying, and stamping methods. This class is designed for both abstract and representational artists.

Elaine Brady Smith will begin a 10 week Collage Class at the Art Association of Harrisburg. This class is for all levels of experience and will cover the basics of collage and how to combine the elements and principles of design to make your collage work stand out. In addition, learn how to make decorative papers for use in collage and mixed media art.

Christine Goldbeck will offer 6 weeks of Basics of Digital Photography beginning September 15th at Art Association of Harrisburg. New and intermediate photographers will develop and improve their skills in pixel-based photography. through demonstration and hands-on experience, the course will cover important creative and technical principles. Students will learn about composing, editing, storing, and outputting(printing/website) digital photographs and more.

Encaustic Workshops will be offered by Linda Benton McCloskey and Elaine Brady Smith. Elaine will offer a one day Intro to Encaustic Art at the PA Guild of Craftsmen on September 22. The class will cover how to make your own medium, substrates, fusing methods and tools. Demonstrations are given on various techniques such as:  applying color, making marks with tools,  incising lines, imbedding objects, adding collage and transfers.

Linda will offer a 2 1/2 day Basic Encaustic Workshop beginning September 28 at her home studio at 600 Yale Street,  Harrisburg, PA. You will learn all the basic encaustic painting techniques such as layering, fusing, texture, line, scratching back, stamping, stenciling, transfers, etc. Contact Linda Benton McCloskey for more details.

Susan Darling to Instruct “Corks and Collage”

Susan Darling will be instructing a one-day collage workshop entitled “Corks and Collage.”

The workshop will take place at the Lynden Gallery on Saturday, August 18th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

The Lynden Gallery is located at 117 South Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA  17022

This is the 3rd time for this event. Bring a bottle of wine and collage materials to share for an evening of creative fun and conversation.
Cost $35 – reservations suggested, but not required. For more information call (717) 367-9236

Linda Benton McCloskey in International Contemporary Artists” Vol IV.

Art by Linda Benton McCloskey has recently been published in “International Contemporary Artists, Vol IV”

“International Contemporary Artists” is a series of art books aiming to connect artists and the art world in a direct and effective way. Artists are invited to submit their work for selection in order to be included in the book. The selection is carefully made by a team of qualified jurors so as to ensure quality standards.

It takes more than talent for an artist to become successful.
She has to be part of a process that ensures that their work is seen and appreciated by potential buyers, exhibitors, galleries, etc. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. Dedication to art and hard work is not enough for an artist whose aim is to be successful.
It is a fact that art collectors prefer “published artists” while considering a potential buy.

“International Contemporary Artists” art book makes it possible for artists to overcome the difficulties posed by an extremely rough and competitive market.
-It promotes the artwork of emerging and established artists to a vast public of art lovers, art collectors, gallery owners, curators, etc.
-It reaches out to a qualified audience.
-It makes artists more accessible.
-It provides an additional mean of exposure in an affordable cost.

The book is available for purchase on Amazon.com. ISBN: 9786188000704

View the book here.