Find out this Sunday, March 7th at 3:00 PM on The Mosaic of Art with George Fishman.
DR. SCOTT SHIELDS is the Chief Curator and Associate Director of Sacramento, CA’s Crocker Art Museum. He has written books, catalogs and other scholarly articles — especially about California painting movements and contemporary ceramics. He speaks about his recent commission to jury the Exhibition in Print that is featured in Mosaic Art NOW – the 2010 edition. It wasn’t an easy selection process from among more than 500 submissions. He describes his methodology, highlights several of his favorite pieces (see below) and suggests what is needed for the mosaic medium to gain greater recognition.
ELLEN BLAKELEY won the Best in Show award and $1,000 for her sculpture Meredith in that exhibition and she reveals her inspirations, work methods and personal history. Besides her distinctive one-of-a-kind mosaic artworks, Ellen has also developed a line of mosaic tiles for the national — and even international — design market. Is this something you aspire to? Ellen shares the ins and outs of that endeavor as well.
Tempered glass, surface treatments, bark.
(photo by Douglas Sandberg)
Other works Dr. Shields will refer to in the interview include:
Smalti, gold, vitreous glass, millefiori, pebbles
(photo by Ben Charny)
Ramblings by Maylee Christie 70 h x 60 w centimeters
Smalti, stained glass, semi precious stones, gold, mirror, millefiori
(photo by the artist)
Yellow travertine, cement.
(photo by Elad H. Friedman)
February Morning, Paris by Kate Kerrigan – 32h x 24w inches
Italian stone, gold.
(photo by Sibila Savage)