Hiatus Over In a Flash

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Hello dearest friends, family and followers!

I’m here today to touch base with everyone since I’ve been busy with many things.

As always, Art is a practice I continue and quite honestly feel ill without. In between the seemingly endless responsibilities, I try to at least sketch ~ anything! It keeps me going, focused and sane.

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Hey everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed a nice weekend wherever you are. Changes in the season are cause for celebration as leaves and flowers bloom everywhere. It’s a gorgeously warm day here in the New York City area and that alone is enough to test my patience. The reason is an urgent need to work on projects, while thinking about going outdoors. I think a little walk away from the usual is in order! I find it’s a great idea to step away from whatever we do at home, even if for a little while. Later on, I won’t regret that I missed out on much-needed sunshine. Where I’m situated, it’s a must with all the lengthy cold and gloomy days we otherwise experience.

My recent exhibition in “Sound and Vision” at ConArtist Collective Gallery was a whole lot of fun. I’m onto the next one in: “But Is It Art,” which opens this Wednesday, May 6th, 2015. 

I’ve added the piece I showed at Sound and Vision “Speak and Spell Re-envisioned” to my Gallery. I hope you enjoy it as much as I loved creating it.

Speak -n- Spell Re-envisioned, Adriana J. Garces

Speak -n- Spell Re-envisioned, Adriana J. Garces

 

Until next time, be well and enjoy some of this glorious season!

Adriana

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The #BassBoomProject

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In June 2014 over Father’s Day weekend I participated along other Artist Members of ConArtist Collective in the Paterson Art Walk.

All of us were given choice in the selection of pieces to show. Since the Paterson Art Factory is made up of many buildings and is an old mill converted into art studios, the square footage is huge…I mean, the dreamy kind of large any artist could wish for! If ever you have the opportunity, visiting the Art Factory will prove an adventure in itself.
The one piece I really wanted to stand out is a Subwoofer I’d painted on all four sides and the top. It’s been in the family for quite awhile and is still kicking out a mean bass! That little sound box was originally part of a gaming system my nephews and niece first owned and shared with my children whenever they got down to battle in digital mode.  The title and theme I used for promotional aspects is: “The #BassBoom Project.” I use the hashtag here as it can be found across many web platforms within social media.

Artworks Added To My Gallery of Paintings

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Hey there art lovers, family, friends and all of the above!

Now that I’ve updated information on my paintings, I invite you to have a look at the collection I will keep here, titled:

“Artworks Added to My Gallery of Paintings.”

It is with great love and passion, in which I make my artworks a real, tangible item to behold with just as much feeling as one can put into them.

Here you’ll find the most recent and earlier works, as well as, any I add as I create. Underneath each one you’ll see Title, Medium, Size, and Price. Further information on the description of each piece can be found on my website for Prints.

Please feel free to inquire about my Originals, Commissions and Special Orders. I am also available to answer any inquiries regarding Limited Editions.

I may be reached directly via email replying within a reasonable time of 48 hours or business phone number during hours listed.

Another alternative to starting your art collection or adding to an existing one, other than with Originals – is by learning of the great many affordable options I offer in Fine Art Prints, which may be purchased at: http://adrianajgarces.artistwebsites.com  Each can be ordered by various size, paper or canvas types, framed, unframed and in Greeting Cards. The images included in this post link directly to its corresponding Reprints Sale Page. Please remember to contact me directly for Originals and Limited Edition runs.

I hope you enjoy viewing some of the work I feel impassioned about creating and that you may return for updates. As an original piece of artwork may be fully appreciated up close, consider attending the exhibitions I participate in. Part of the excitement for me in exhibiting is the opportunity to meet art lovers from all walks of life and sharing how I arrived at creating any particular piece or project I have worked on. Feel free to say hello, enjoy the show and disconnect for a while!

Until next time…

Be well, spread Love and Thank You for your joining me here!

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Aftertaste/ Acrylic on Wood Drawer Box/

13-1/4″ W x 18-3/4″ H x 5″ D/  $1,000.00/ Available; Under contract for upcoming exhibition event

Arrival Notice/ Acrylic on Stretched Canvas/ 18″ x 24″/ $1,500.00/ Private Collection

Bass on the Beach/ Acrylic on Canvas Panel/ 11″ x 14″/ SOLD

Cry Peace/ Acrylic on Canvas Panel/ 16″ x 20″/ $250.00

Flame Run/ Oil on Wood Hardboard/ 30″ x 38″/ $2,000.00

Guardian Whisper/ Acrylic on Repurposed, Solid Maplewood Shelf/ 12″ x 18″ x 3/4″/ $500.00

Honey, I’m Home! / Acrylic on Canvas Panel/ 16″ x 20″/ $175.00

It’s a Date/ Acrylic on Canvas Panel/ 16″ x 20″/ SOLD

Only Feed Me Love/ Acrylic on Repurposed Maplewood Serving Tray/ 11-1/2″ W x 19″ L x 2-1/2″ D / $250.00

Paradox: Woman/ Acrylic Glaze, Oil Pastel on Raw Wood Hardboard/ 36″ x 54″ x 3/4″ / $1,500.00

Peace Flees War/ Acrylic on Stretched Canvas Panel/ 18″ x 24″/ $300.00

Rapture, Wrap Sure/ Acrylic on Cradled, Ampersand® Artist Hardboard Panel/ 12″ x 12″ x 1-1/2″ D/ $200.00

Sarge7 on Fotoblur/ Acrylic on Repurposed, Solid Maplewood Shelf/ 12″ x 18″ x 3/4″/ $500.00

Selva Sfumato/ Oil on Stretched Canvas/ 18″ x 24″ x 1-1/2″/ $1,500.00

Subtract the Abstract/ Acrylic on Stretched Canvas/ 18″ x 24″/ $500.00

Sweet Dreams/ Acrylic on Stretched canvas/ 18″ x 24″/ SOLD

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The Infinite Voyage Messenger/ Acrylic on Stretched Canvas/

18″ x 24″/ $500.00

Xenon I, 1of 2 in Diptych “Memorabilia”/ Acrylic on Stretched Canvas/ 16” x 20″/ ***Inquire for Price, pending approval as buyer on counterpart piece below has first privilege.

Xenon II, 2 of 2 in Diptych “Memorabilia”/ Acrylic on Stretched Canvas/ 16” x 20″/ SOLD

 

 

 

 

Managing An Artistic Challenge

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Recently, I was personally challenged in artistic capabilities by having preset limits on a themed exhibition. I rather enjoy having a theme to go by, whether for exhibition, juried competitions or other forms of participation. This particular event was named: “Decorate, Embellish, Adorn” and Curated by Artist Member, Aprajita Anand…an amazing Artist and super sweet individual herself!

The event was presented at ConArtist Gallery, of which I am a Member Artist since February 2014. Its requirements included:

  • specific size of 12″ x 12″
  • in black and white only
  • should reflect or express what you are passionate about

Seems easy enough, right? It was the exclusive use of Black and White for its color them, which presented a challenge for me. Yes, they truly are colors!  At first I thought: “How hard can this be? After all, I LOVE to draw using black on white with almost any medium!” Then it hit me…I wanted to attempt the project in Acrylics, using my own style of drawing-without erasing. All in all, it was my own self-imposed challenge, since I’d never accomplished it in the Acrylic medium. Yet, I’m proud to have overcome the ‘chronic eraser syndrome’ very long ago. Turns out, I enjoyed every moment creating my piece, entitled “Rapture – Wrap Sure.” My reflection on what I am passionate about is simply LOVE. You see, I strongly believe in Love of all kinds and that with Love we can accomplish anything GOOD we desire. It is in fact (to me), the key to LIFE.

I do hope you enjoy the image of “Rapture – Wrap Sure.” Up until now, it continues to gain in popularity as one of my most viewed and enjoyed pieces of original artwork across all of my social media networks. The original is available for purchase by contacting me here, or in selected prints here.

First exhibited in "Decorate, Embellish, Adorn," at ConArtist Gallery, NYC

First exhibited in “Decorate, Embellish, Adorn,” at ConArtist Gallery, NYC

Until next time, I wish you PEACE and LOVE 🙂