Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Greetings, here is my print for the traveling exhibition. It is made with intaglio, chine-colle, and mixed media. To see more of my work, check out http://masharyskin.com

Monday, December 28, 2009

Title: And winter was between him
Date: 2009
Medium: linocut
Dimensions: 9 x 12

Hello everyone! I thought I would tell you about my print that I have entered into this show. I got an email from Derrick Riley telling me about this project which called printmakers to compose a print that would be based on the themes of the movie, "And white was the night." I haven't seen the film before and went solely off of the description of the movie that was downloaded from the film's website and came up with this piece. I wanted to tackle the themes of the film that I found were the most intriguing to me, once I read the synopsis of the film. What jumped out to me the most was the description of one of the character's most treasured possessions; his Bible and his gun. I would portray in my piece the redemptive qualities of the Bible and how could erase his past by entering into a relationship with Jesus Christ and by reading the Truth of God in His Word. I am depicting the winter of his life that is between the light of communicating with God in a relationship with Him by reading the Bible and the darkness of rejecting God by taking matters into your own hands and carrying a gun and the dangers of the duality of existing in both frames of mind. It took me several hours of researching, drawing, carving and then actually printing the piece at a printmaking cooperative here in Portland, Oregon, where I now reside, called Atelier Meridian which is run by master printmaker Jane Pagliarulo. It was a very easy print to pull and there were not very many troubles with it at all.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

"And White Was The Night" Helsinki/United States Traveling Exhibition

Helsinki ~ USA Traveling Exhibition
Eva G. Farris Art Gallery
Thomas More College

January: Friday 15th- Feb. 6th
Opening Reception: Friday, January 15, 2010 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Thomas More College’s Eva G. Farris Art Gallery and Helsinki Galleries in cooperation with the upcoming film, 'And White Was The Night'

About the film:

The theme in the film “And White Was The Night” is the evil created by social systems (in this case various crime organizations) and their power over individuals. The film touches a number of important topics, including drug and human trafficking and child soldiers. The story is set in the forests and suburbs of Helsinki (Finland), but it periodically takes you back to the jungles and towns of Colombia. This I think creates an interesting contrast. Even more of a contrast is the white night of Finland and the pitch black darkness of the jungle.

An important aspect of this film was to break the traditional genre boundaries. So the film has many elements that could be identified either as drama, action or even horror. To some it might even be experimental at times. I hope this shows in the art as well.”

-Mika Rantonen / Director
For more information on the film, please visit:



Tuesday, November 24, 2009

High School's who were accepted into the High School Invitational Exhibition 2009

Ohio Schools:
Seton High School
Glen Este High School
Indian Hill High School
Amelia High School
Norwood High School
McAuley High School

Kentucky Schools:

Covington Catholic
Beechwood High School
Scott High School
Notre Dame Academy
Dixie Heights High School
Pendleton High School
Highlands High School

High School Invitational Exhibition

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Gallery Hours for Jewelry Exhibition


Gallery Hours for this month's show will be as follows:

Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 1 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Thank you!!!!

“L'art de la Joaillerie” Art of Jewelry

“L'art de la Joaillerie”

Opening at Eva G. Farris Art Gallery at Thomas More College

Crestview Hills, KY Friday, October 23rd, 2009

The Eva G. Farris Art Gallery presents “L'art de la Joaillerie”, The Art of Jewelry. This group show will be exhibiting work from Alysia A. Fischer, Julia Seltzer, Carrie Bilbo, Danyell Wright, Geoff Riggle, Lisa M. Wilson, Peter D'Enbeau, Richard Elaver, Charlotte Conway, Sophia Reading, Erika Uzman, Katie Schutte, Samantha Skelton, Susan Ewing, Shelley Batch Morren, Keith Farley and Elaine York McGue. The “Art” jewelry represented by each artist is unique and truly breathtaking. This show is proud to be exhibiting at the same time as the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Imperishable Beauty: Art Nouveau Jewelry.

Opening reception is Friday, October 23 from 7 pm – 9 pm.

Refreshments will be available to all patrons.

Exhibit will continue through November 14, 2009.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Elegeia: Works by Brenda Stumpf and Tom Kelly September 25th until October 17th, 2009

Eva G Farris Gallery at Thomas More College is pleased to announce an exhibition of sculpture by Brenda Stumpf and paintings by Tom Kelly. Elegeia, from the Latin for elegy, is a collection of work that reflects a shared source of inspiration for both artists. Both Stumpf and Kelly share an appreciation of and are inspired by history and mythology. Legends, apocrypha, historical and mythological figures, and lost histories all serve as a source of inspiration for their work. Both present an exhibit of paintings and sculpture that is spare yet evocative, visceral yet delicate, and that conveys visually the impact both of what time has allowed to survive and the absence of what has been lost.

Contrary to many contemporary artists who focus on social or political issues, Brenda Stumpf steeps her work with mystical qualities which arouse intensely personal and archetypal associations. Her sculpture, assembled paintings, and drawings reveal dichotomous relationships between virility and delicateness, immovability and transformation, past and present, and fundamentally; corporeal and spiritual. Originally from Parma, Ohio Stumpf attended the Columbus College of Art and Design before living in New York, NY and Cleveland, Ohio. Her work on display is from her Offerings and Attributes series of work. The work includes titles that are in Latin and French. Some reference poems of Hafiz and Neruda, others elude to states of being, goddesses, and past loves. The work is created from non-traditional materials. Piano strings, PVC pipe shavings, leather, tulle, raffia, gourds, discarded wood, sand, dirt, dried flowers and insects. Much of the found and collected objects are often covered with the warm sienna and translucent paper from steeped tea bags, and portions coated with white paint and/or pigmented wax. Stumpf’s work has been displayed extensively in North America and twice at the International Assemblage Artist Exhibition, Gallery twenty-four, Berlin, Germany.

Tom Kelly also uses a collection of found and real objects in his work, but has recently begun to create a new series of redacted abstractions inspired by the surviving work of the ancient Greek lyric poet Sappho. Over the centuries the entirety of the collected work of Plato’s “tenth Muse” has been lost to the vagaries of translation, the fervor of religious censorship, and the erosion of time. Of her nine volumes of lyric poetry only a few complete poems and a collection of fragments preserved on scraps of linen and papyrus have been recovered. Her plaintive and poignant expressions of ecstasy, love, hope, fear, loss, bitterness and mortality span two and a half millennia and still resonate today with an immediate and paradoxically contemporary impact. Even the remnants of her lyrics that are mere fragments of lines convey a profound depth of thought, metaphor and emotion that few modern writers can attain. Kelly reacts to this by creating work that can range from some few vivid marks of paint to those whose images accrue in layers and are often backfilled to obscure passages of the painting. His work presented in Elegeia is a collection of paintings on paper and canvas using acrylic and ink. Kelly has recently begun to emerge as a new artist in the Midwest United States with gallery, art center, and museum showings in the past 6 years. The first body of work in his Sappho series was If not, winter, a collection of 18 paintings on paper, shown at the Southern Ohio Museum (Portsmouth, OH) as well as in assorted gallery and juried shows in 2008 and 2009.

Stumpf lives in Denver, CO and Kelly lives in Columbus, OH.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Art of Jewelry Making

Eva G. Farris Art Gallery
Thomas More College
Art of Jewelry making: An exhibition of Fine Jewelry
October 23rd – November 14, 2009

PLEASE NOTE: Thomas More College is an institutional gallery. We will have available a price list and artists can place their cards on the table so any buyers can contact the artist directly. Also works accepted must have a stated value for insurance purposes.

Deadline: September 29, 2009

Entry Checklist:
__ Current Resume
__ Self-addressed stamped envelope (optional if no need to return materials)
__ Digital images formatted as directed

September 28 Deadline for entry
September 29- Oct.2 Jury of Artwork
October 3 Notifications sent by email
October 15 Artwork due to Gallery
October 23 Opening reception
November 14 Final day of Exhibition
November 21 & 22 Pick-up/ship artwork

An exploration into the Art of Hand-Crafted ART Jewelry and Small Metal smith work

Eligibility: Open to submissions by all. Professionals as well as students are encouraged to enter.
Media: Open to all traditional and non-traditional artistic handcrafted jewelry and small metal smith artwork.
Selection Process: A jury of professionals and/or academics will evaluate and chose the artwork to be included in the exhibition.
Delivery and Return of Work: All work accepted for the exhibition must arrive ready to install. Works not gallery-ready, or not exhibiting good craftsmanship, may be omitted from the exhibit. Accepted work that differs significantly from the entry images or suffers from poor presentation will be disqualified. Work may be hand delivered or shipped. Shipped works must be sent in an easily reusable container/packaging with return shipping prepaid. Works will be returned in the same manner as delivered or via UPS/USPS. All work must arrive at Thomas More College by the specified date (see deadlines in prospectus). Accepted work will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.

Thomas More College
Eva G. Farris Art Gallery
333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Images: In an effort to conserve resources Thomas More College accepts digital images for consideration.
Digital Format: Digital images can be submitted on CD or by e-mail (Jennifer.feld@thomasmore.edu or jenniferfeld@hotmail.com). The email submission process is HIGHLY PREFERRED because it makes our process more efficient and saves postage and materials for the artists. Hi-Res, print-quality images will be requested for accepted works upon conclusion of the jury process.
To send via email: The email should include the artist's full name in the Subject along with ‘Jewelry Show' . The images must meet the following specifications To send on CD/DVD: Clearly label the disc with the artist's full name. File specifications for CD submission: See e-mail specs. above.
If sending through the USPS, mail materials to: Eva G. Farris Gallery ATTN: Jennifer Feld 333 Thomas More Pkwy Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Opening Reception
To be held Friday, October 23rd. Participating artists are encouraged to attend. Food and beverages will be served.

For questions contact Jennifer Feld at 513-460-1844 or Jennifer.feld@thomasmore.edu / jenniferfeld@hotmail.com.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

"Ars Longa, Vita Brevis" ~ Recent Work by Bekka Sage ~

"Ars Longa, Vita Brevis"

~ Recent Work by Bekka Sage ~

Eva G. Farris Art Gallery at Thomas More College

Opening Reception August 21st, 2009
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

August 21 - September 19, 2009

Gallery hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Gallery is located in the Library Building.
Parking is available.