I've been home for a week. The residency offered me the time to slow down and reflect on the work have I created in the past and my new work for the future. Thinking about my new goals, staying focused and being selective as to where I want to sell and show my artwork. So the first day I come home I see that one of my pieces was purchased for the permanent collection for Inglewood. Urban Quake will now be residing close to home.
February is turning out to be a very busy month. As president of the SCWCA, we will be hosting the national conference in Los Angeles. Several exhibitions have been scheduled. Jill Moniz juried for our show at Arena One Gallery in Santa Monica. "Art Speaks! Lend Us Your Voice", is the theme. My altered art piece, Urban Decay was selected for this show. This piece has been a favorite of many people and surprised it hasn't found a home yet.
Christine Rasmussen invited me to a group exhibition entitled "Memories on Location", at the Keystone Galleries in Downtown, LA. And finally, received a notice today January 24th that my work, "Hurricane" was selected for the Group Show Trappings, at Gallery 825.
Can this year get any better!
There is a mash up of buildings layered with crumbled walls, colors clashing, open doors peering into vacuous spaces. Markets hanging display of clothes next to electronics next to hanging meat, all jumbled together with each having equal value in urgency.
Shelley Heffler, Painter
360 Xochi Quetzal Winter 2017 Artist-in-Residence
Shelley Heffler's paintings reference maps, cartography, transit systems
and ancient ruins. Her work explores global concerns and shifting boundaries of society and politics. See examples of her work and read more about Shelley and our
other 2017 resident artists on our website:
We will be announcing our new themed residency in January 2018.
Photo: A Starry Night, Acrylic and Enamel on Canvas
Thank you for coming to Northern Arizona with your excellent art pieces. It was a delight to see your "break-out" forms of expression, all tied to the Earth, the biosphere, and maps in our new Anthropocene Era.
I applaud your new 'vocabulary' for moving beyond flat forms into 'sculpted' canvasses that also contain vivid colors and hints of cryptic meaning from the world of human activity (maps and human impact on the planet). The forms themselves were alluring and the colors, textures, and hints of humanity made for a pleasing new synergism.
*** And every home needs a few of your colorful biogenic spheres!
With applause and best wishes,
Dr. Kennard B. Bork
Sedona, AZ 86336
Solo Exhibition at Verde Art Gallery of Yavapai College