___________________________________________________________ I am thrilled to be part of Clark County Open Studios here in Vancouver, Washington. In addition to showing where I work and how I work, I will be having a STUDIO SALE. The first 75 attendees receive a free and signed limited edition print. All paintings located at my studio are 75% off! NEW! Prints, cards and drawings STUDIO SALE DETAILS:
I love what Andrew Goldstein says about painting (in his interview with Hans Ulrich):
However, when it comes to the market, painting remains the paramount seller because it is, at the end of the day, a remarkably efficient piece of technology. It packs maximum visual power while taking up a minimum of three-dimensional space. No electricity is needed. It’s easily portable, universally readable, effortlessly Instagrammable, and, in some cases, easily resalable.
After a solo art show, it seems a month-long nap is necessary. It seems strange to go from being an extrovert (marketing, talking with clients, openings), to an introvert again. My wish is to keep the pace up, and engage with people in the same manner (mainly because it is so much fun), but it just isn't humanly possible.
My fear is that people will think I don't care about them during this period of hibernation. I do care immensely, and I am incredibly grateful for how supportive people are of my art life. Ultimately, I have to simply trust in the ebb and flow of life.
Does anyone else have this kind of experience whether it is art-related, or otherwise? Learn more about my art at: www.cynthiamosser.com
(Image: "Flaming June", 1895 by Lord Frederic Leighton.)
Oh yes! LEARN more about how WHIMSY, COLOR, and DESIGN infuses your interior spaces with LIFE and LOVE! CYNTHIA MOSSER Artist Talk Saturday, July 16th at Noon. AUGEN GALLERY 716 NW Davis Street Portland, OR 97209 augengallery.com +001 503.546.5056
As an ARTIST at the age of 46, what I know for sure is slow and steady wins the race. I used to burn myself out, running on adrenaline making art nonstop. I pace myself now. My work is currently at the framer in preparation for my Augen Gallery July 2016 solo show. I'd like a nap. I used to need to sleep for days after dropping off my work. Oddly enough, I feel I could even start anew... Image: Cynthia Mosser Fraternal Foliage (fancy) Mixed media on panel 24 x 24 in
Save the Date: Cynthia Mosser Solo Exhibition July 5-30, 2016 Augen Gallery 716 NW Davis Street Portland, OR 97209 augengallery.com Preview Wednesday: July 6, 5-7:30PM First Thursday: July 7, 5-8PM Artist Talk: Saturday, July 16 at NOON.
Mark and Rae Mahaffey of Mahaffey Fine Art studio, assisted the Northwest Patternist artists with the idea of how to print work using a monotype process (a one-of-a-kind print). Out of this experiment, nine artists (including myself) from the Northwest Patternist Group, will show their prints in a show titled TRANSFERENCE. I will show an installation of my cut up monotypes (see image below). Image: Cynthia Mosser Fraternal Foliage Installation, 2016 Monotype (colored pencil on Rives BFK paper) 44" x 28"
TRANSFERENCE Exhibition on view March 3–April 6, 2016 Autzen Gallery | Portland State University Neuberger Hall 2nd Floor Opening reception: Wednesday, March 30, 7–9:30pm Regular hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm 724 SW Harrison St Portland, OR 97201 Northwest Patternist artists are: Cynthia Mosser James K-M Mark R. Smith Matt Cosby Michael Knutson Rae Mahaffey Sally Finch Shu-ju Wang Tamara English
Curated by Mark R. Smith, PULL OF REPETITION is an exhibition in Portland, Oregon at Portland Community College (Sylvania Campus) Northview Gallery. The show looks at various ways artists use pattern within their work.
Runs Thursday, January 14 - Saturday, February 13, 2016. Artists: Cynthia Mosser James K-M Matt Cosby Michael Knutson Rae Mahaffey Sally Finch Shu-ju Wang Tamara English
Cynthia Mosser (cynthiamosser.com) is an artist (painter) whose work is influenced by color, folk art, design, nature and whimsy. She is represented by the Augen Gallery and is a foundation art instructor at the Art Institute of Portland in Portland, Oregon USA.