Oil painters know that paint can take up to 6 months to dry - sometimes longer. My family will be undertaking our next adventure this June and relocating out of Seattle, which requires me to close the studio and put a hold on painting.
Already I am missing the smells and wonders of oils yet sketching aplenty in advance of hitting the ground running once I set up my new studio. Whereas my output this year will be reduced, I am extremely excited for the infinite possibilities that will inspire my work in Santa Fe.
My sincere prayers and wishes of good health to all as we guide ourselves out of the pandemic.
Please visit the link below to this upcoming online juried exhibit, for which I'm honored to be selected.
THEME: How do you define "Fresh Art"? Something new and different, new to one's experience, not encountered before, or a new approach to your art. Artwork that is forward or bold, expressive, engaging, stimulating, creative, infused with imagination - what new directions are you taking with your art? Show us.
EXHIBITION DATES: November 7, 2020 through January 16, 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this will be an online exhibition.
RECEPTION: A virtual ZOOM reception will be held on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 5pm (PST). Details and the link to the ZOOM will be released well in advance.
Each year, I make a point to give back to the community in the form of donating work to various causes or organizations that have my personal interest or conviction.
2020 is a particularly challenging time for non-profit organizations to survive and succeed in continuing to deliver to their constituents. I'm happy to contribute to the following auctions this year, and would invite you to explore how each serves their respective communities:
Coyote Central: coyotecentral.org/
Coyote sparks creativity in young people, putting tools in their hands to build skills and forge their futures.
Symphony Tacoma: symphonytacoma.org/
Inspiring audiences with live musical experiences that transcend tradition, Symphony Tacoma has been a vital part of Tacoma’s cultural landscape for more than 70 years.
Santa Fe Waldorf School: www.santafewaldorf.org/
I'm very excited to begin supporting this wonderful school in Santa Fe, where my family will be relocating mid-2021.
One piece, Luchadora (2020), has been selected for this online juried show from bG Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. The show brings together a collection of work from international artists bridging the line between representation and abstraction.
New feature article appearing in the spring issue of Creativpaper (UK) magazine. Please check out all the artists yet if in a time bind, go to pgs 16-19 for mine:
Slowly but surely, my family is building our own collection of art that we can enjoy immensely, and from which I can find additional inspiration.
Below are two recent acquisitions that I'm extremely happy to own and promote: an oil by PD Jensen, and mixed media sculpture by Marita Dingus:
I'm particularly excited to be a part of this upcoming show after the new year, featuring one of my works from my recent Unholy Martyrs series. Here's a brief synopsis of the exhibition:
"The artworks chosen for Threshold were not only a response to the concept of a threshold, a marked point of passing between spaces or states of being, but the works chosen also speak to pressing issues we face as a society at this moment in time. The present is itself a threshold between past and future, the only moment in which we are able to act. At this particular point in time, it seems like much is at stake and much action is needed."
Exhibition Dates: Jan 7 – Feb 15th, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, Jan 10, 2020 6-8 PM
Proud to support Coyote Central again this year!
Please see the link below for a brief review of this current show:
Kenneth Susynski presents a unique, hybrid style of figurative expressionism blended with the abstract in narrative compositions that stress an interpretation of beauty, with a hint of wit, exploring combinations of historical and contemporary cultural themes.