“I became a member of VAA only recently. Once I visited the site in order to submit work for this year’s Juried Open Exhibition, I discovered such a variety of art related activities…I knew this was an organization I wanted to join. The local art community is so fortunate to have an organization where art classes, exhibitions and artist marketing support are available to all who are interested. As one who is both artist and art appreciator I am honored to be a part of such a wonderful organization.”
Archive for April, 2012
Brad Forsythe has spent a lifetime working in the creative arts field and has been honored with numerous local, regional and national industry awards for creative excellence. He began painting as a traditional landscape artist and over the past decade has painted exclusively in the abstract, nonrepresentational style of expression.
The inspiration for his work is found in the stunning beauty throughout the island of Maui. “My art is expressed as a juxtaposition of color, shape and brush stroke combinations using a variety of application techniques. I base my art on the natural environment ultimately communicating the emotions I feel while in nature. While others may perceive irregularly-arranged shapes and random colors, I see a balance, a symmetry and a natural proportionality to the landscape. I call this sense of balance the “perfect imperfection of nature.”
Brad graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a degree in Film/TV/Radio. In 1983 he founded a full service advertising agency in Houston, Texas and currently sits on the board of directors. When he is not in his Haiku studio, he is likely hiking Upcountry trails, paddling or swimming in the clear blue waters around the island. Brad lives with his wife Laura and two rescue dogs on the North Shore of Maui. Brad Forsythe is represented by Turnbull Fine Art in Pa’ia, Maui, Hawai’i.
Wade Wilson has provided us with his selections for the upcoming exhibition. Here are the numbers:
Artwork: 483 entered, 76 (16%) accepted
Artists: 175 entered, 67 (39%) accepted
Artists from 27 states entered and 17 are represented
The notifications are mailed out now and congratulations to everyone who was accepted. Most importantly, KEEP MAKING YOUR ART EVERYONE!
Visual Arts Alliance members were invited to tour the private Modern Art Collection of Janet and John Blocker for the April program.
Wade Wilson, of Wade Wilson Art, joined us and provided the commentary on the collection.
Janet Blocker’s love of art and design began at an early age in Virginia where she grew up. She began collecting seashells, furniture and eventually she saved to purchase her first impressionist painting by Gertrude Fisk.
This collection is filled passionately with internationally know artists such as Jules Olitsky, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Hans Hoffman and numerous abstract expressionist painters and sculptors including Jesus Morales and others.