Curating Curiosities is a community visual arts exhibit in the JUMP Lobby that gives the public a chance to view local artwork of different types including paintings, drawings and photography. We invite participating artists to be present during First Thursdays in the Lobby, and if interested to share their inspiration and background with the community during a Connecting Community. Local artists of all levels and backgrounds are invited to submit works of art that will be displayed in the JUMP Lobby for approximately three weeks
If interested in sharing your artwork, please complete and submit the following application.
"My art uses observation based subjects as a way to stay intimately connected to life in each moment. Whether or not I have access to art materials, I am constantly observing my world as a subject.
I visualize my surroundings by limiting my viewpoint: boundless stimuli are examined through the analysis of light, color, ambiance and form –a perceptual, spiritual and emotional response to subject or environment.
My preliminary processes include drawings in my sketchbook, usually a watercolor study, and possibly a photograph. The compositions are analyzed in the studio, or immediately for the plein air works. As I paint, the experience of applying paint to the ground becomes intensely focused and all encompassing. An evolution of the original subjects occur with my painting style and become more expressive statements filtered through my ingrained sensibility of formalism. The methods of paint application are revealed in my work through careful observation by the viewer and may include multiple layering of washes, glazes, or direct “alla prima” style of painting.
My work throughout time includes several subjects including people and pets. But my love of the outdoors is revealed in my periodic return to the topic of landscape. A former series of works focused on intimate aspects of nature. As I experience the broad vistas in Idaho a wider view can be seen in the majority of my present paintings."