It's spring here in Vermont, and that means exhibition season! I am happy and honored to be currently featured in two separate shows in two very beautiful spots. The show at The Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester runs until June 17 and the show at The Chaffee Art Center in Rutland runs until July 7. If you happen to be in the area, please stop by the venues. Better yet, please contact me at email@example.com to schedule a studio visit, and I would be happy to take you behind the scenes of my work space.
I am excited to announce that I will be sending out a newsletter this weekend to announce some very special new news. If you are already subscribed to my email list, be on the lookout. If not, please take a quick moment to subscribe. Just go to the "Newsletter Subscription" tab at the top of this page to sign up. I promise to only send out a few newsletters a year, and I will never ever share your email with anyone else.
Until next week's post, have a great weekend! Thank you for all of your continued support and inspiration!
Friday, May 25, 2012
Vermont Artist Brian Sylvester Featured at The Southern Vermont Arts Center and the Chaffee Art Center
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
It's been a busy couple of weeks since I last reported here from the studios of http://www.briansylvesterart.com/, and a lot has been going on.
Last week, I was pleased to learn that I was the featured artist on the Artsy Shark website. It's a nice write up, and if you are interested in a little more about who I am and why I paint, please give it a read. Many thanks goes out to Caroly Edlund, who runs the site for giving me this excellent opportunity for exposure.
Back in the "real" world, I have had to take on some extra work to help supplement my art career. I have been doing stonework, and imagine my surprise when one of my first projects to be involved in was the above circular pattern.
Believe it or not, this pattern is actually a basketball court that the homeowner wanted to construct out of brick pavers. While I am not a sports fan, I was happy to help construct this very "mandala like" piece of permanence.
The fact that I am out most of the week hauling brick means that my studio and writing time has been cut back drastically. I would like to extend my apologies to all of my faithful followers for being lax in my blogposts, but please know that this situation is not a permanent one.
Back in the studio, I have been working on finishing the second 24" x 24" of the above diptych. I have a submission deadline this weekend for a member's show at the Chaffee Art Center, so I only have a few days to get things finished. I haven't decided whether I will go horizontal or vertical with the final orientation, and I will have to wait until I'm a little further along to make this decision.
In the next couple of weeks I promise to have photos of the Chaffee exhibition as well as my current hanging at the Southern Vermont Arts Center.
Finally, I continue to do my regular posts over at the Wall Spin blog, and if you haven't visited in the past couple of weeks, I have put up a new artist interview as well as some features about mirrors and shadows in art. If you need to round out your day with some thought provoking essays about the art world, please give them a read.
Until next week's post, thank you for your continued support as I make it through this latest transition.