Sunday, December 19, 2010

Winter Berries

The latest "Winter Berries" - it's an Aquatint... No lines etched yet;
I will dry point etch lines next month, but I really like the look of
these so far~

Friday, December 03, 2010

Night of Gallery Walk...

Thanks to everyone who stopped by! I also saw Rob Roy's, Sherrie
McDonald, Ruby Room, Juneau Artist Gallery, Plein Rain, and UAS
Student Show... So many talented people in our little town!

They are hanging...

Only two small things that I forgot, so off without (much of) a hitch!

I'll take more close-ups tonight!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

My First Solo Show

Here's my final flyer/postcard... My show will be hanging at the Heritage Cafe on 2nd Street (in Juneau) through the end of December... I'll be there tomorrow night, Dec 3rd, for Gallery Walk from 6:00-7:30pm - come say hello if you can!

This project was funded in part by the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council - We are very lucky to have an organization helping local artist!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

My First Show...

I received a small but generous grant from the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council this Summer and wasn't able to pull things together in time for "My Summer Art Show" project.  They were kind enough to allow me to finish my project this Winter... so now it will by "My Winter Art Show"~

WHO: Julie Bates
WHAT:  Show of my Etchings and Silkscreens (and one wood block - featured on the postcard)
WHEN:  Opening December 3rd (Gallery Walk) - through the end of December, 2010
WHERE:  Heritage Cafe on 2nd Street, Downtown Juneau

Here are the roughs of my postcard/flyer, front and back:

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ebb - new etching

I Decided to call it "Ebb Tide" - meaning "The receding or outgoing tide; the period between high water and the succeeding low." It also can be use as a way of describing a state of decline... which kind of goes with the Lord of the Flies feel of these "wild" images of Kanon!

and a haiku for this image and my last woodblock image:

Sea Urchin
Summers ebb and flow,
Sun glistens through the air,
Urchin on the beach.

Newest sketch to be turned into an etching...

Back to the vertical orientation that I love! Also, working on
turning my last woodblock into a much larger piece - 28"x12" ~ I'll
share the background which I sandblasted to bring out the woods grain
and the final etching of this one (I'm calling it "Ebb" but reserve
the right to change it) later!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

New sketch...

I am trying to be more aware of my "style" when I sketch. I realize it
comes out on it's own, but I'm trying to be more deliberate in the way
I make my marks... Instead of timid little sketches I want solid
studies that reflect the final peice more. I'd like people to be able
to say I have a recognizable style some day!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Orange paint and my latest etching!

I LOVE my new orange coffee table... It brightened the rainy July! It
turned out to be too bright a background for my newest etching... This
one is my favorite so far (the newest one always is:). I'm calling it
"freshly fallen" and is a continuation of my snow covered trees series.