Thursday, November 15, 2007

New Show up at Asylum

We're exhibiting the winners of our National Juried Print Show this weekend. How I could have forgotten to mention it? Too much going on with both theatre company and gallery. Things have calmed down a bit now. The show is very interesting in that there's just about every kind of print-making on display! so have yourself an arty Saturday by going over to the gallery to see the show, then go out to dinner and come back to The Space to catch the play!

Atlanta to South Dakota to Marysville is a wide swath of the US and the art by the winners of the Asylum Gallery Juried Print Show is just as varied in technique as well as theme. You can see for yourself at the gallery located inside HQ, 1713 25th St. (25th & R Sts, behind the gray fence) in Midtown Sacramento. The show continues to December 22nd with a Second Saturday reception on December 8th from 6 to 9 pm. There are two Thursday evening receptions on December 13th and December 20th from 5:30 to 8 pm. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 pm or by appointment by calling 916-804-6095.

The winners are Dustyn Bork (Monroe, MI), Randy Clark (Brookings, SD), Dale Clifford (Atlanta, GA), Marcus Howell (Springfield, MO), David Nasater (Davis, CA), Deanna Peters (Reno, NV), Sharon Powers (Marysville, CA) and Roger Mark Walton (Savannah, GA). The work ranges from black & white photography to linocut/woodcut, intaglio and etching & aquatint. Three of the winners will be chosen at the November 10th reception to have a group show at Asylum in March 2008. Member artists Ann Tracy, Cherie Hacker, Linda Katzdorn, Terri Ramirez, William Obernesser and Marguerite Schaffron will also show new work.

Randy L. Clark was born in Salt Lake City, UT and now lives in Brookings, SD where he is a professor of graphic design at South Dakota State University. He has been making art ever since he could pick up a pencil and doesn’t remember not making art. He is active in church and community work. He received a solo show at University of Wisconsin-Madison; Union Memorial Gallery. Other selected group exhibitions include: 3rd place 2005 Print Show, Maryland Federation of Art, Baltimore MD; Museo de las Americas, Denver CO and the Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley CA.

Dale Clifford was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is currently a professor of foundation studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He joined the SCAD-Savannah faculty in 2002 and has been teaching at SCAD-Atlanta since January 2006. Clifford holds a BFA in printmaking from Miami University ,Oxford, Ohio and received an MFA in printmaking from Clemson University. From 1996-2002, Clifford was the chairperson and an assistant professor of visual communication at the American University in Dubai, located in the United Arab Emirates. Clifford’s prints and drawings have been exhibited in twelve countries in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.

His work was featured in the Natural Selection show at Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah, GA. His other selected shows include: 9th Annual Juried Small Works, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA; 18th National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition, College of Notre Dame of Maryland and the 41st Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX

Marcus Howell was born in Mexico Missouri and now teaches printmaking at Missouri State University in Springfield. He has been making art most of his life but only exhibiting professionally for the past 11 years. Howell’s work has been exhibited at University of Nebraska-Lincoln American University Cairo, Egypt (November 2005) Hayden Art Center Lincoln, Nebraska (2006). His other selected shows include: Marcus Howell and Robert McCann: Paintings, Prints and Drawings Missouri State University Art Gallery Springfield, MO (September 2005); Every Picture Tells a Story International Juried Show, Jurors: Olga Stefan, Executive Director of the Chicago Artist's Coalition Charles Gniech, Exhibition Curator, Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago Northbrook Public Library Northbrook, Illinois (October 2006) and Ana 35: National All-Media Exhibition, Juror: Willem Volkersz, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana (June-August 2007)

David Nasater was born in Burbank, CA and now lives in Davis. This self-taught photographer’s real interest in Photography as Art started about 10 years ago and he’s really started “getting out there” in last couple of years. His work has won an honorable mention award at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center 7th Annual Photography Exhibit “2006 – A Photo Odyssey”– Juror: Lewis Kemper. His other selected shows include: Art League of Northern California 2nd Annual Photography Exhibit “It’s Photography II”– Juror: Richard Reisman – 3rd Place; Vacaville Art League 30th Annual Vacaville Juried Art Show – Jurors: Mark Perlman and Terry Miura – Best of Show and Joyce Gordon Gallery “Glimpses in Time: A Juried Photography Exhibition in Honor of Gordon Parks” – Juror: Stephen Wirtz.

Deanna Peters hails from Reno, NV. In addition to her work as an artist, she had an 18 year career as a high school teacher. Her designs have been published in various magazines including Family Circle and she has sold carved sculptures all over the West, especially the Black Hills of South Dakota. Her awards include First Place-Pastel Painting-Nevada Artist’s Association; Third Place-Watercolor-Nevada State Fair and Honorable Mention-Watercolor-River Gallery.

Sharon Powers was born in North Carolina and now lives in Marysville. She has a BA in English, (Writing Emphasis) from the University of California at Davis and a J.D. degree from the University of Northern California. She has studied art with Sara Sealander and photography with Rick Murai and Greg Kinder at Yuba College. She has won numerous awards and honorable mentions from the Sacramento Fine Arts Center Photography Competition and Exhibit and is a member of the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center.

Roger Mark Walton was born in Dayton, Ohio and now lives in Atlanta GA. With an a MFA in Painting from Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York and a BFA in Painting from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, he is currently a professor at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah GA. Walton has received awards from The Elizabeth Greensheilds Foundation, The Ohio Arts Council and the Expanding Horizons Award at Wright State University. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Sherry French Gallery in New York City, the Erector Square Gallery in New Haven, the Carnegie Art Center, and the Georgetown National in Washington D.C. His artwork has been chosen for exhibitions by jurors such as Wolf Kahn, William Bailey, William Beckman, Neil Benezra, Peter Tatistcheff, and Ivan Karp.

Asylum Gallery is a contemporary gallery of artists whose work and experience span a unique circumference. Member artwork ranges from classic black & white to abstract photography, mixed media painting and traditional printmaking to work in the digital realm. While being a membership gallery, Asylum also offers exhibition space to other artists in the community with its annual International Mail Art shows (in which a portion of proceeds go to different charitable groups) and the Juried Holiday Print Shows in November and December.

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