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Opening at Pizza Rustica Bistro & Bar in Chicago

Stop by to see the “Strata+Sphere” show at Pizza Rustica Bistro & Bar in Chicago.

In this series of abstract works, entitled “Strata+Sphere”, I used layered painting techniques to depict abstract memories of growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My main interest in painting lies in storytelling. The layered painting techniques that I have developed – using opaque and transparent mediums to build up layers of color and texture, scraping and washing back to reveal earlier layers and then building up and covering up again, shows a history of what went before, even if in a very subtle way. This tells a story both of my painting process and of my subject matter. In this series, I incorporate varied mediums to achieve my goals, including watercolor on board, oil/cold wax, collage and charcoal.

The opening is on Sunday October 25, 2015 from 1230-230, and the show will be running for 3 months.

Pizza Rustica Bistro & Bar, 3908 North Sheridan Road, Chicago

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Installation complete – shows open tonight

The Strata+Sphere show is opening tonight in two Milwaukee locations – following are installation photos. Come one come all!

At Café Lulu | 2261-2265 S Howell Avenue, Milwaukee Wisconsin

At Juniper 61 | 6030 W North Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI

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Show opening at Juniper 61 in Milwaukee

I am very excited to announce that I will be showing two concurrent shows in Milwaukee starting July 17, 2015 – wow! I just agreed to post at Juniper 61 (6030 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213) at the same time that I am showing at Lulu’s Café (2265 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207). I will be showing a series of abstract works at both shows – large works at Lulu’s and smaller works at Juniper 61 – but all part of the same series of work.

 

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Just won an award from Watercolor Artist Magazine

Super excited to share this news – I just found out that not only did I win an award in a national watercolor competition, I will also be published in the April 2015 issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine! Yippee!

Here is an excerpt from the email just received a few minutes ago:

Congratulations! It’s my pleasure to inform you that you’ve won Honorable Mention in this year’s Watermedia Showcase competition. As such, your painting, “Faded Chalkboard Memories,” will be published in the April 2015 issue of Watercolor Artist.

“Faded Chalkboard Memories” is from my Discarded series – images inspired by vintage snapshots and photography that I find in antique stores.

I am over-the-moon!

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New gallery, work on TV and big sale

Quite an eventful week here at Rochelle Weiner Fine Art!

First I found out that I was just juried in as a new member of the venerable ARC Gallery here in Chicago. I was juried in and will be meeting with them this weekend to find out how we get started! Here’s a bit of info about them, from their website:

ARC Gallery is an internationally recognized exhibition space that has been an integral part of the Chicago art scene since its inception in 1973.   Founded during the women’s movement as an alternative to the mainstream gallery system, ARC is one of the oldest co-ops of its kind in the country.

As a non-profit, woman artist-run cooperative, ARC continues its feminist tradition by providing exhibition opportunities for professional and emerging artists working in all media based on excellence of artwork, without discrimination toward gender, race, age, class, physical/mental ability, sexual, spiritual or political orientation.

Next, I learned that three of my paintings will soon be seen on national TV. Great thanks to The Leigh Gallery for setting this up!

NBC’s Chicago Fire chose another of my works to use on one of their sets – it was “Florentine Market” – watercolor and ink. This is I think the 7th or 8th time they have used my work on their show.

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Florentine Market

And “Sense8”, a new show premiering on Netflix in 2015 is using two watercolor works, “Testing the Waters” and “Down by the River”.

Testing The Waters

Testing The Waters

Down on the River

Down on the River

And to top it all off, one of my large scale oil/cold wax paintings just sold. “Green Dawn”, 36″ x 36″ x 2″, oil/cold wax on cradled board sold yesterday at the Andersonville Galleria.

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Green Dawn

All in all, a pretty fantastic week!

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Awarded Honorable Mention for Faded Chalkboard Memories

I just found out that my painting, “Faded Chalkboard Memories” has won honorable mention from the Illinois Watercolor Society’s 2014 member show. I am over the moon thrilled about this! Hooray! Show is on Sunday at 2pm if anyone wants to truck out to Bloomingdale.

IWS Member’s Show 2014
The Bloomingdale Park District Museum
108 South Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL
630 339 3570

Hip hip hooray!

Below are a couple details:

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First day of workshop

Currently studying watercolor techniques with Karlyn Holman – today was abstract day. We worked with collage and watercolor for half the day and the other half of  the day we learned to work with alcohol inks. Having a ton of fun!

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5 originals sold in June

I am very excited to report that I have sold 5 originals this month. Three to my good friends who have just moved in together (their first art purchase together) and a 4th and 5th are a commissioned portraits. I can’t post the portraits yet as they are both surprise gifts, but the three paintings my friends purchased are below.

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New watercolors

I’ve been spending the cold nights and weekends indoors painting. I’ve added a few to my “Snow Day” series and a few others as well that don’t quite fit into a series yet. I may be starting a new series…

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