Monday, November 28, 2016

Thanks for Coming to our Small Works Opening!

Photo: Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times

Thank you to the Epoch Times for capturing the festive opening reception of Eleventh Street Arts' 

Wrap Me Up: Winter Small Works Show!

By Milene Fernandez

Don't forget! 
Eleventh Street Arts will be open for 2 more special shopping Saturdays!
Dec. 3 and Dec. 10
11AM - 4PM

Photo: Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times

Photo: Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times

Photo: Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Baroque Connections: Chamber Music @ Eleventh Street Arts

Please join us for our next concert at Eleventh Street Arts! 

"Violin" by Jacob Collins

Baroque Connections
Friday, November 11th 
6:30 pm

Andy Didorenko, violin     Jessie Snoke, violin     Yuliya Basis, piano    
Join us for an intimate chamber music performance among the paintings on display
in Eleventh Street Arts. The theme of the recital will be Baroque and its influences. We will perform works by J. S. Bach, Hindemith, Corelli and Didorenko.

purchase $10 tickets here

Friday, November 4, 2016

Congratulations to Resident Artist Prize Winners Sam Hung and Jessica Artman!

We are thrilled to announce that Jessica Artman and Sam Hung are recipients of a 2016-2017 Resident Artist Prize. The awards are made possible by a generous gift. Awards of $4,200 will be applied towards each of their studio fees.

Both artists--Jessica, a 2016 graduate, and Sam, a 2013 graduate--have impressed the judges with their artistic vision, professionalism and contributions to studio life.

Resident Artists are GCA graduates who have been accepted into a shared studio space. Working alongside their colleagues, with access to all the studio resources, Resident Artists develop their professional careers. They play an important role in studio life with their consistent presence and practice, as well as by teaching and/or helping advance one of GCA's many academic or public programs.

Visit Sam Hung's website
Follow him on Instagram!
Epoch Times: "Artist Samuel Hung Evokes Playfulness: A Glimpse into the Atelier Art Movement"

Visit Jessica Artman's website
Follow her on Instagram!

"Sam Hung" painted by colleague Patrick Byrnes

Hudson Hung is a Chip off the Old Block!

"Jessica Artman" This Self Portrait will be featured in Eleventh Street Arts' 
Wrap Me Up: Winter Small Works Show opening Nov. 17th

"Green Bear" by Sam Hung will be featured in Eleventh Street Arts'
Wrap Me Up: Winter Small Works Show opening Nov. 17th

"Turnips" by Sam Hung

"Imposters #5" by Sam Hung

Sketch of ICAA Cast Hall by Jessica Artman
By Jessica Artman

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wrap Me Up: Winter Small Works Show @ Eleventh Street Arts

Thomas Kegler - Evening Cord
Long Island City, NY – Eleventh Street Arts is thrilled to announce its next exhibition: Wrap Me Up: Winter Small Works Show. This group show presents contemporary realist paintings, drawings and sculptures by over 40 different artists of the prestigious Water Street and Grand Central Ateliers. All exhibited works measure under 12 inches in size. The result will be a dazzling array of unique visions that invite the viewer into a close, intimate setting.

Opening reception Thursday, November 17, 6-9 PM
Live Jazz Trio courtesy of our neighbors - Fifth Hammer Brewing!
Eleventh Street Arts
46-06 11th St
Long Island City, NY 11101

Special shopping Saturday hours!
November 19: 11 AM - 6 PM
December 3: 11 AM - 4 PM
December 10: 11 AM - 4 PM

Featured artists include:
Abigail Tulis
Alex Haskel
Alexandro Berrios
Allison Parker
Anthony Baus
Anthony Mastromatteo
Arthur Haywood
Audrey Rodriguez
Brandon Beckstrom
Brendan Johnston
Brian West
Charlie Mostow
Colleen Barry
Dale Zinkowski
Devin Cecil-Wishing
Diana C Buitrago
Edward Minoff
Emilie Lee
Grant Perry
Greg Mortenson
Helena Valle Dallaire
Irvin Rodriguez
Jacob Collins
Jamie Morren
Jessica Artman
John Darley
Jon Brogie
Justin Wood
Kathryn Engberg
Kathryn Kincaid
Katie G Whipple
Kelly Foss
Kenneth Salaz
Kevin Muller Cisneros
Kristin Nikitin
Lauren Sansaricq
Martha Crow
Mary Jane Ward
Patrick Byrnes
Rebecca Gray
Robert Silverman
Rodrigo Mateo
Sam Hung
Sarah Bird
Thalia Chantziara
Thomas Kegler
Todd Casey
Tsultrim Tenzin
Will St John
And others!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Workshop Highlight: Drawing the Portrait in Chalk

Renaissance Inspired Portrait with Katie Whipple 

It was towards the end of my first year at GCA when I flipped through a borrowed copy of Dover's "Holbein Portrait Drawings" for the first time. My knowledge of Renaissance works was severely limited, and I was amazed by how much I loved these simple line drawings. Four years of study at GCA and many art books later, I headed to Italy to drink up all the old masters had to offer. Almost accidentally, I dove head first into the Renaissance. 

Anne Boleyn by Hans Holbein 

It wasn't long after arriving in Rome that the Renaissance works dazzled me and I quickly became hooked on the Quattrocento. While copying Lippi's works, I realized I was rediscovering everything I loved about drawing. Painters of the Quattrocento and Renaissance have an exquisite understanding of line. These artists were able to use line to describe form, volume, light effect, and structure so elegantly and simply. And on top of that, the beauty of design in these finished pieces and studies took my breath away. 

Copy of Filippo Lippi drawing by Katie Whipple, "Head of a Woman" 1452

In this upcoming workshop, I want to explore and share these elements of drawing that so excite me. There is much to be learned from old master drawings. However, painters often copy a drawing or painting giving little thought to how they will apply the ideas and techniques to their own work. Even the seemingly primitive drawings (to our contemporary eye) of the early 15th century have so much to contribute to current techniques and methods. 

Cartoon for the Angel Gabriel by Katie Whipple, inspired by Fra Angelico, 2016

Filippo Lippi described his work as "a deliberate blend of the plausible with the beautiful." Constantly striving for this in my own work, I hope students in this workshop will be encouraged to blend the beautiful techniques and aesthetic of the Renaissance with the likeness and character of a live model. 
"Self Portrait after Holbein" by Katie Whipple, 2013

Drawing the Portrait In Chalk: Renaissance Inspired Portrait 
November 11th - 13th
9am - 4pm 
Friday through Sunday