GROWING OLD TOGETHER in Passage Show

(C) JOHN FANSMITH 2018

I am pleased to announce that juror Gwen Chanzit has chosen my monotype print GROWING OLD TOGETHER to be part of the “Passage” show sponsored by the Colorado Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art. Out of 550 entries submitted nationwide to this broadly themed and open media call for entries, only 54 pieces were chosen. The show will be held at the Niza Knoll Gallery on Santa Fe Street in the Historic Art District of Denver, Colorado from Wednesday, November 13, 2019 until Saturday, December 21, 2019. There will be an opening reception on Friday, December 15, 2019.

Aftermath #2

Aftermath #2 WM

AFTERMATH #2, like AFTERMATH #1, was seven years in the making. The main body of the piece is part of a tree limb shattered by Super Storm Sandy in 2012. The only work done to it was wire brushing it to remove dirt and evening the bottom. The base is unglazed bisque fired paper clay. While the original inspiration for AFTERMATH #2 was cleaning up after Sandy, the final impetus to finish it was the images of the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian. (14” x 8” x 7”) (2019) ($225)

American Color Print Society

I am very pleased to announce that I have been accepted as a member of the American Color Print Society, a national organization headquartered in Philadelphia. Because membership in the ACPS is awarded only to applicants after a rigorous juried review of their work, resume and artist statement, I feel very honored that the quality of my work was deemed to have to have met those standards. Members of the American Color Print Society are currently exhibiting at the Cheltenham Art Center’s “Print Explosion 2nd Biennial Celebration”. The Cheltenham Art Center is located at 439 Ashbourne Road, Cheltenham, PA 19012 and will run from September 15th through October 10th. They are open from 10:00am til 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Aftermath #1

(C) JOHN FANSMITH 2019

 

AFTERMATH #1 is a sculptural piece that is seven years in the making. The main body of the piece is part of a tree limb shattered by Super Storm Sandy in 2012. The only work done to it was wire brushing it to remove dirt and evening the bottom. The base is unglazed bisque fired paper clay. While the original inspiration for AFTERMATH #1 was cleaning up after Sandy, the final impetus to finish it was the images of the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian. (19 ½” x 9” x 9”) (2019) ($245)

MAGMA in Kent State’s Emerging Glass Exhibit

Kent State

I am very pleased to announce that jurors Davin Ebanks and Benjamin Johnson have chosen my stained glass/paper clay wall hanging MAGMA to be part of the “Emerging Glass” Show which will be held in the Payto Gallery, part of the Center for the Visual Arts at Kent State University, 325 Terrace Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242 from September 4, 2019 through October 4, 2019. It is particularly gratifying to be part of the “Emerging Glass” Show because MAGMA was one of only 15 pieces chosen for this national juried show from over 160 entries from glass artists across the country.

Abstracting Emotions #8

(C) JOHN FANSMITH 2019

ABSTRACTING EMOTIONS #8 is the eighth in my “Abstracting Emotions” Series which uses two different types of my handmade paper. The printing, a hand inked and hand pulled dark field monotype, was done on paper made from scrap watercolor, BFK, and business correspondence paper which were shredded, boiled together, sheeted and Plexiglas dried to create a white/off white relatively monochromatic and smooth printing paper. The print was then mounted on a different sheet of my handmade paper which was made from scrap black and brown BFK, watercolor and business correspondence in order to create a patterned and textured counterpoint to the print. In a way ABSTRACTING EMOTIONS #’S 6 and 8 are companion pieces. (16” x 16”) (2019) ($250.00)

Abstracting Emotions in MRAC

I am pleased to announce that juror Joseph Borrelli has selected my hand inked and hand pulled monotypes ABSTRACTING EMOTIONS#3 and ABSTRACTING EMOTIONS #5 to be part of the Manayunk/Roxborough Art Center’s Annual Juried Show. Both of these pieces are printed on handmade paper I made using scrap watercolor, printing, and business papers together with abaca pulp.  They were then mounted on different sheets of handmade paper I made using abaca, cotton linter, and salvaged natural fibers such as asparagus stalks, corn husks, and old blue jeans. The Show will run from Sunday, July 21, 2019 through Sunday Series , July 28, 2019 at MRAC’s gallery located at 419 Green Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19128. There will be an opening reception from noon until 3pm on the 21st.