The Portland Art Collective always has an art swap for our July Picnic. This year we are swapping an arted up (front and back) wooden block. We are swapping one, but giving others to MLZ. These blocks are for sale at Mary Lou Zeek's Gallery in Salem, OR. They are sold out of an old cigarette vending machine for $10.00 apiece. You don't get to choose which one you get as they are covered. The proceeds go to help artists in need. See below:
Call for Artists-ARTBLOX
The Mary Lou Zeek Gallery announces a call for artists to participate in our “ARTBLOX Project”, an ongoing promotion for artists.
ARTBLOX is a small vending machine that dispenses small blocks of artwork. We are asking artists to submit a jpeg showing their artwork to the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery. The gallery will respond after receiving an image to see if the artists work fits this project.
The ARTBLOX project promotes each artist while helping artists in need. Artists helping artists has been an ongoing project at the gallery with the Face The Public Show each October. Over the last 8 years, the artists have given their time to help other artists who are less fortunate and have encountered medical emergencies. The gallery will promote each artist who submits to this project with business cards and bios. (these will need to be included when submitting the blocks.)
I enjoy mixed media, collage, acrylics, watercolor, pen & ink, pastels, fiber art, needlefelting, embroidery, beading, encaustic, and monotype.
I am totally attracted to and live with a plethora of color. I always approach my art intuitively. Generally without a plan-I just do it. My creations are loose and abstract renderings that reflect my love of shape,color and texture.
I tend to work very fast, oftentimes working on 3-4 pieces at a time. It's not surprising that I'm prolific! I am so focused, that I can totally lose myself in the process. I love creating and my art makes me feel happy, alive, and relaxed.
I do art because I have to!
What about you?