august 2009 newsletter

new paintings
"MY CREATIVITY IS LIKE A WATERFALL. IT CAN BE DAMNED, BUT IT CANNOT BE DAMMED"
-Ione Citrin

august 2009 featured art The Falls
"THE FALLS"
Oil on Canvas
46"H X 46"W

dear art afficianados

I enjoyed painting these falls. They are a combination of all the waterfalls I’ve seen during my extensive travels all over the world. Big waterfalls are definitely a tourist attraction, so wherever I toured, from Niagara Falls to Victoria Falls, they were a high point of my trip and my memories.

I didn’t have to look at a photograph to paint this picture. The memories are so riveted in my sub-conscious that I just began painting and improvising and after much trial and error….out came “The Falls”! Amazing what you can squeeze out of your memories/imagination when you open the gate and let them out and then play with them.

For more landscapes, visit my Landscape Gallery on my website, www.artbyione.com.

awards & kudos

2009 - Second Place - www.ArtCompete.com - “First Fall 2009 Contemporary Art Online
Exhibition”, Juried by a panel of Professional Artists.

bibliography

2009 - Journal of Psychosocial Nursing/Volume 47/#8 – August, 2009 Issue

group exhibitions

2009 - September/October – Andrew’s Art Museum, Andrews Valley, N.C.

2010 - October/January - Space 237 – Toledo, Ohio

solo art shows

2009 - December - Poway Center for the Performing Arts - Poway, CA.

selected exhibitions

2009 June, July, August - "Fish Follies" Juried by Mike Webber/Artist - Cordova Museum - Cordova, AK

2009 July-August - K Space Contemporary - "Twisted Spurs" - Juried by Angel Quesada/Curator - MexicArts Museum - Corpus Christi, Texas

2009 August - House of Scratch – Surreal & Fantastic Art – Online – www.houseofscratch. com – Juried by Sean Chappell & Cathrene Gehue/Artists

2009 Aug-Sept. – ArtSceneToday.com – “Fired Up” – Online Juried Competition

2009 Aug-Sept. - Open Call L.A. - L.A. Municipal Art Gallery

2009 Aug-Sept. - Placerville Arts Association - "The 39th Annual Mother Lode Exhibition" - Juried by Marilyn Simandle / Artist & Dale Laitinen / Artist

2009 Aug-Nov.
- Still Point Art Gallery – “Autumnal Tints” – Online Art Exhibition - Juried by Christine Brooks Cote/Gallery Director

2009 September - Navarro Council of the Arts / Corsicana Art League – “2009 National Show – Juried by Bob Rohm/Artist – Corsicana, Texas

2009 Sept/Oct.. – Montana Watercolor Society – “Watermedia 2009” – Juried by Don Andrews/Artist – Hockaday Art Museum/Kalispell, Montana.

2009 Sept/Oct. - “Bold Expressions 53rd Annual Int’l. Open” – Juried by David Lowenberg/Artist & Gloria Burt/Arts Activist/Arts Event Producer.

2009 Sept/Oct. “First Fruit XIII”, Juried by Women of Visions, Inc., Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA.

thank you

Marcel Duchamp once said, “The creative act is not performed by the artist alone, the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting his inner qualifications”. I need you as my audience. Thank you for your interest in my art.

three sisters video
If you'd like to see a new one minute video of my work, click on this link and turn your sound up. vimeo.com/4428571


With care,

ione citrin
Ione Citrin, www.artbyione.com