Susan Oakes’s Mixed Media Art, Blurs Borders Between Photography, Painting And Digital illustration

Susan Oakes shows us that borders can be blurred between art and technology, resulting in extraordinary works of art!  Her award winning pieces teach us that art and technology are not antagonistic, but can coexist and should be used to enhance each other in new and exciting ways. The Lake Park Library shares Susan’s creativity to the public during their regular hours.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks as well as Susan’s exuberant look at art.

 

 

 

 

529 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403
(561)881-3337    www.lakepark-fl.gov

 

 

Town  Of  Lake  Park

And  

 

Lake  Park  Public  Library

 

 

PRESENT:

Art @ Your Library

FEATURING:

The  Art  Of  Susan  Oakes

 

 

 

Exhibit dates: April 28 – June 30

Hours

Monday 9:00 – 6:00
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 – 8:00
Friday 9:00 – 4:00
Saturday 10:00 – 4:00

 

 

 

“TerraScapes” by Susan Oakes

 

Susan Oakes tells The Rickie Report, ” In my work and teaching I blur the borders between photography, painting, and digital illustration and reveal that art and technology are not antagonistic, but can coexist and be used to enhance each other in new and exciting ways. Although my art uses computer hardware and software, it is not the result of anything “automatic”, and is developed from my original photography. There is no “formula” or mechanized process… no two pieces are done in exactly the same way. In my collage pieces, I create composites of several photos, and sometimes vector illustrations as well, using layering, painting, blending and masking to achieve a certain look. I begin with the human form and relate it to elements in the natural world, such as water, plant life, or landscapes. The viewer’s eye is drawn around the piece to discover the individual elements and how they coalesce to form the whole”.

 

 

“Aqua Vista” by Susan Oakes

 

 

Susan is a freelance graphic artist and instructor who draws from a diverse background of psychology (B.A.), business (management), and art and technology, (teaching at Briarcliffe College in NY, as well as Palm Beach State College and the School District of Palm Beach County in addition to many private students).  Her professional affiliations include: Broward Artists Guild, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist’s Guild, Artists of Palm Beach County, Kelby One (Formerly known as National Association on of Photoshop Professionals) and Seybold Seminars Digital Design, San Francisco.

 

 

“Withered Palm” by Susan Oakes

 

 

Susan’s artwork has been seen in juried art exhibits throughout the State of Florida as well as in New York and Maryland.  She has been a Featured Artist at numerous galleries in Southeast Florida, along with other SOLO exhibitions.  Susan has been recognized with multiple awards for her innovative artistry, in addition to exhibits on-line (Art Ascent Magazine, June, 2013 and Light Space and Time www.lightspacetime.com)

 


Susan shares, “Having never been a person with merely one goal, one purpose, I’ve traveled a multifaceted educational and vocational road which continues to enlighten and reveal lifelong purpose. I aim to show that art
and technology are not antagonistic, but can coexist and should be used to enhance each other in new and
exciting ways. Working in traditional media as well as digitally, I demonstrate that computer hardware and software are artistic tools, not unlike a paintbrush or piece of charcoal, and can be used to expand
the artist’s vision”.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops, graphic design or private lessons:

Susan Oakes
SuOakes Graphic Design 
www.suoakesphotoimaging.com
www.suoakesart.com
www.suoakesdesign.com
561-432-4633

 

 

 

 

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“Blurring Distinctions” Paintings and Artworks by Vicki Siegel and Leora Klaymer Stewart At Eissey Campus Art Gallery, Palm Beach State College

Artists Vicki Siegel and Leora Klaymer Stewart present “Blurring Distinctions” a two person exhibition of paintings and artworks at the Art Gallery at Eissey Campus located on the campus of Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The free, Public Opening Reception takes place on February 16th, as the exhibit runs through March 18th.  Using metaphor is common ground for the artworks of both artists. Stewart and Siegel present works that are an exploration of their preferred mediums of fiber (Stewart) and acrylic paint (Siegel). Both artists’ works push the boundaries of their chosen materials to new forms. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

ART  GALLERY

EISSEY  CAMPUS

PALM  BEACH  STATE  COLLEGE

PRESENTS:

 

“Blurring Distinctions”

Featuring:

Vicki Siegel

Leora Klaymer Stewart

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

5:30-7:30 PM

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm.

 

3160 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

For more information call 561 207-5015.

Exhibit runs February 16, 2016 t0 March 18th, 2016

 

 

 

 

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Vicki Siegel’s paintings explore painting and photography combined. Blending the two art forms is a process that results in images that are both real and imaginary. In these colorful figurative works, a boundary becomes a metaphor for the point where two things become different. Human and natural forms are transformed by the use of acrylic paint, image transfers from Siegel’s photographs, and paint skins.  For the first time Siegel will also be exhibiting paint skin sculptures that combine found materials, light and paint. Vicki Siegel explains these new works, “It is through the use of paint as sculptural material that I hope to bring new ideas to the medium of acrylic paint”.

 

 

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“Out Of Bounds” Detail by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Leora Klaymer Stewart works primarily in 3 dimensions using a variety of textile and digital photo techniques to construct her fiber forms and installations. These “sculptural” forms are constructed of natural and manmade fibrous materials to create pieces that are metaphors for the environment, specifically water as a source for life. Klaymer’s works remind us that the oceans, waterfalls, mangroves, and underwater sea life are endangered and represent the fragility of life on earth.

 

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“Uncharted” Detail by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

For this show, Stewart has created an installation which is a collaboration between Leora Klaymer Stewart, Steve Spring and Sandra Kuba. “Coral Sea” was created using Steve Springs’ photographic images of coral reefs and digitally printed on silk panels along with suspended sea life forms constructed in mixed media by fiber artist, Sandra Kuba. “Blurring Distinctions” is curated by Karla Walter, Director of the Eissey Gallery at Palm Beach State Campus, PGA.

 

 

 

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL is a contemporary artist whose mixed media paintings, photography and sculpture explore the connection between memory and reality. She was an art director and creative director in advertising in Milan, Italy, Chicago, and South Florida. Vicki is a full time working artist who exhibits extensively. Her works can be found in many private collections. Vicki Siegel has studied towards a M.F.A. at Tyler School of Art, Rome and holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois. She is a passionate instructor of painting. Vicki Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator (GAEP), a member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), and a signature member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild among other organizations. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida. Vickisiegelart.com

 

 

 

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“Mangrove” Detail by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

 

LEORA KLAYMER STEWART has been creating and constructing fiber artworks since the 1960’s, receiving her BFA and MFA from the school of the Art Institute, Chicago. Leora has a long history of national and international exhibitions as well as architectural commissions and has curated several exhibitions and has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. She has taught fiber arts at prestigious schools throughout the United States. Leora currently teaches fiber arts at the Armory Art Center in W. Palm Beach Florida. Her work has been reviewed and written about in many publication and can be seen at www.leorakstewart.com.

 

 

 

Leora and Vicki will be discussing their work at the Art Salon at the Armory Art Center on Tuesday March 1,2016 at 6 pm.  For more information visit: www.armoryart.org

 

 

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