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Saturday is the day

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Saturday is Massachusetts tax holiday, and also my birthday, and also the opening reception for the Abstract Artists Group of New England Exhibit in Newburyport, MA.   To celebrate this unique convergence of events, I've decided to offer a few pieces at special prices just to my loyal mailing list.  Paypal accepted through the newsletter, reply and ask if you have questions or if Paypal isn't good for you.    

Details and other news follow (just keep on scrolling, or use the contents below to skip down)
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Abstract Artists of NE group Show
Tax Holiday Studio Sale (newsletter only)
New Work and news
Ongoing and closing exhibits

Abstract artists group show
Stats
The show runs through August 18th at the Newburyport Art Association   (978-465-8769)
65 Water Street, Newburyport, MA
The reception is the evening of August 11, 7-9 PM in  the gallery.  Decent refreshments will include chocolate birthday cake made in Maine.  There will also be music - Barbara London on the flute with keyboard accompaniment. 
The poster and stats are on my website, and there are some preview photos on the AAGNE Facebook page, plus a photographic recap of last year on the website (Abstract Artists Group of New England) 
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I've set up a gallery on FAA to showcase my work at the AAGNE exhibit.  All the pieces except "Out of Balance" are available as giclees.


 
Studio Sale
Tax Holiday prices include shipping.  No MA sales tax on Saturday and Sunday
Prices are good through August 31, but after the 12th you'll have to add MA sales tax for in-state purchases (there's a button for that - look before clicking). The more representational pieces are last.  
Need to chat?  I'm at 781-643-1368.
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1.  Mechanisms, Oil on Canvas, 30 x 24  $400.00
Buy during tax holiday     click here
After August 12 buy with tax  click here



2.  Red Counterpoint  Acrylic on Canvas 24 by 24 inches (raised features using a pastry bag)
Tax Holiday Price (good August 11, 12)  $300  Click to purchase

Buy with MA tax (after August 12)  Click to purchase
 



3.  Yellow Counterpoint Acrylic on Canvas 24 x 24 inches (raised features using a pastry bag)
Tax Holiday Price (good August 11, 12)  $300  Click to purchase
Buy with MA tax (after August 12)  Click to purchase




4.  Blue Counterpoint  Acrylic on Canvas 24 x 24 inches (raised features using a pastry bag)
Tax Holiday Price (good August 11, 12)  $300  Click to purchase
Buy with MA tax (after August 12)  Click to purchase




5.  Beat of the Suburbs, oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches   (framed)
Tax Holiday Price (good August 11, 12)  $600  Click to purchase
Buy with MA tax (after August 12)  Click to purchase
Giclee available, click here



6.  Like clockwork, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 24 inches  $600.00 (framed)
Tax Holiday Price  $600.00  Click to purchase
Buy with MA Tax   Click to purchase
Giclee available, click here



7.  Strolling the Glorious Night  Oil on panel, 12 x 18 inches  
Tax Holiday Price (good August 11, 12)  $125.00  Click to purchase
Buy with MA tax (after August 12)  Click to purchase
Giclee available, click here



8.  Autumn in the Pioneer Valley, Oil on Panel, 18 x 24 inches  $350.00
Tax Holiday Price (good August 11, 12)  $350.00  Click to purchase
Buy with MA tax (after August 12)  Click to purchase
Giclee available, click here




9.  Bucolic Daydream  Oil on canvas, 16 x 16 inches
Tax holiday purchase $150.00   Click to purchase
With MA tax    Click to Purchase




10.  Dusk, Oil on Canvas, 9 x 12 inches   $75.00
Tax Holiday Price (good August 11, 12)  $75  Click to purchase
Buy with MA tax (after August 12)  Click to purchase




New Work and News                                                            back to contents
 I've been working on a largish commissioned piece, and experimenting with mixed media.  Some works in progress that are more science focused are described in my blog here and here.  I've also been thinking about the Arboretum lately.  They have a nice room for art exhibits inside the main building.  The catch?  Trees.  There has to be something vaguely about a tree in there somewhere.  Well, that's fine - I'd been planning to expand my paintings of networks to include some trees.  The focus would be "Tree of Life" but would explore the different meanings and contexts for that simple phrase.  For example, a tree of life could act as a symbol of evolution with DNA as a thread.  We could also think about the role of trees in preserving life on earth, or how the changing conditions for life on Earth are impacting forests.  So far I have two paintings completed and some tree sketches. The first painting and the sketches are already pictured and described on my blog (follow the links to see them).  The second painting isn't posyed yet.  Tree of Life 2 alludes to the role of old growth trees in preserving forest ecosystems, and to the loss of these trees because we'd underestimated their importance.  Here's my best photo of the finished piece:
 
From far away it looks almost like a watercolor and the tree could be negative space.  It's actually a fairly substantial mixed media acrylic based painting, measuring 4 feet by 4 feet.  The central tree trunk and main branches are made of sculpted plaster-soaked gauze and media soaked string, creating a very strong relief effect.  Pouring and marbelizing create a rich background with deep transparent layers of color.  The non-relief areas were created using gel and liquid translucent media of varying densities and viscoelasticities.  The media were tinted, and paint was threaded through to create smoke like patterns from diffusion.  A little tilt of the easel at various points helped the media flow into one another, creating interesting textures.  In some places the painting looks like it contains frozen-in mixing schlieren.  You can see some of the richness of the piece from the details below:
  
 

I still need to finish a few more, then propose an exhibit to the Arboretum.  Wish me luck!

Closing Soon:                                                                       back to contents
The group show at 14 Union Park, an upscale Bed and Breakfast in the South End will be ending soon.  I have several drawings there (and I don't show my drawings as often - worth a look if you're interested).  Their website has a preview page where you can see my work in the exhibit.  See the 14 Union Park website for more information, or contact Audrey Burkhart  Stats follow the image
Intracellular DIversion                                                                                                    Cellular Generation
ink on paper


 

14 Union Park Bed + Breakfast; 14 Union Park; Boston, MA 02118

 T. 281-636-1492; F. 617-419-1045

Crema Cafe Solo Show, organized through Art Venue.  This is a nice cafe with vegan options smack dab in the middle of Harvard Square.  A number of my intense coloed abstracts are on display.  The show page at ArtVenue has all of the info.  Giclees are available for most of the work in the exhibit through FAA
Some work on display :  Music of the Spheres, Keystone, Transition to Chaos (clockwise from upper left)
 



"With the Other Eye", at 100 Market Street Portsmouth, NH
Ebb and flow, giclee available


That's all for now

Have a great Spring all!

Regards
Regina Valluzzi
The Nerdly Painter

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