|January 30, 2003
Dear Art Lover,
Its hard to believe that January is almost over. The days are getting longer and here in Northern California some of the trees are already in bloom.
Ive spent the winter months working on a new body of work to be exhibited in the spring for the annual Silicon Valley Open Studio event. Im calling it "Close to Home". The imagery stems from personal references regarding the concept of home and what being close to it represents.
This body of work takes a new direction and moves away from edition printmaking into the realm of mixed media digital one-of-a-kind pieces. This is quite exciting for me as I am finding ways to intersect traditional art making with digital processes.
* CURRENT EXHIBITS *
~~~ BYTES AND PIECES: THE ART OF CONTEMPORARY COLLAGE ~~~
This show examines the most current interpretations of collage by replacing traditional materials paper, scissors and paste with the scanner, the computer and the mouse. Fifteen Bay Area artists will exhibit their work at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. Two of my lenticular prints, Kyoto I: Sampo and Kyoto II: Omiyage, are included. For more details about the show, visit: http://sjica.org/
February 7 April 5.
Opening Reception Friday, February 7.
~~~ SIGGRAPH INTERNATIONAL TRAVELING ART SHOW ~~~
Gesture IV and Gesture V are represented in this two-year traveling exhibition. The show opened in December 2001 and will travel through 2003.
February April 2003: Australia and Asia
~~~ ON/OFF/OVER THE EDGE ~~~
This traveling exhibit mounted by the American Print Alliance explore the concept of the "edge" in all of its possibilities, from figurative to literal, formal to conceptual, psychological to physical. On/Off/Over the Edge travels through 2003 and will be shown at neighborhood arts centers, small colleges and large universities. If you have a chance to catch the show, keep an eye out for Gesture V.
February 3-28, 2003: Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD
August 2003: Eastern Shore Art Association, Fairhope, AL
* UPCOMING EVENTS *
~~~ FEBRUARY WORKSHOP DIGITAL MONOPRINT PROCESSES ~~~
The November workshops were so popular that Ive decided to offer the class again in February. This workshop focuses on creating hand-pulled monoprints from digital files. Attendees will learn how to transfer their digital images onto paper, canvas, wood and other custom substrates using traditional artist materials and digital printmaking techniques. The workshop will be held on February 21st and 22nd in my studio in Sunnyvale, CA. For more details visit my web site at: http://www.lynbishop.com/news.html
~~~ ARTIST IN RESIDENCE @ SJICA ~~~
In conjunction with Bytes & Pieces, the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art will host an artist-in-residence program during the month of March. Artists from the exhibition will be on hand to illustrate the use of computer technology in the creation and realization of collage images. This program is open to the public, I hope you will come by and see what Im up to.
During the entire Month of March
Ill be working the their the week of March 18 22
~~~ SILICON VALLEY OPEN STUDIOS 2003 ~~~
Save the date! Ill be hosting my forth-annual Open Studios event at the end of April. I hope youll come out and see the new work. It will be artwork created with techniques you have never seen before! Ill have my older work on hand, too, incase youre a fan of my early prints.
April 26 and 27, 11-5 each day
* MORE *
~~~ ARTIST FOR HIRE/ ART FOR SALE ~~~
Im accepting new private, public and corporate commissions on custom artwork. Commissioned artwork is created specifically for you, and provides you with the opportunity to celebrate life or business events through the creation of a piece of art.
Contact me for a studio visit if youre interested in seeing my art in-person. Im always happy and honored to share it with you.
If your on the East Coast, visit Alpers Fine Arts in Andover, Mass to see a collection of my digital original prints. Peter, Betsy and Tony will share their collection of paintings and works on paper in their lovely gallery located outside of Boston. Alpers Fine Art - 2 Main Street, Andover, MA ph:978.470.0013.
~~~ FRIENDS IN THE ARTS ~~~
Check out the paintings by friend and artist Mary Ann Strandell. I first met Mary Ann during The Studio at SIGGRAPH 1999. She is a painter, printmaker and fellow digital artist. Mary Anns work moves from pictorial constructions influenced by photography and the post-impressionist painters to divisionist mosaic-like pixels surrounding vignettes of image and ground. They are cheerful and light in palette. See some of her work at: http://www.elliotsmith.com/FrontArtistList.cfm?ArtistID=206
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