“Alternative Wax: Layers of Facts” an Upcoming Exhibition

Announcing an Upcoming, Inspiring Group Exhibition

I’m excited to share the news that one of my pieces, “It can not simply be reduced to black or white,” from my “It’s not just Black or White” series will be in a group exhibition at the Kolbalt Gallery in Provincetown in June! The show, “Alternative Wax: Layers of Facts,” is the first political show associated with the International Encaustic Conference. It offers artist like myself the opportunity to express their views on the current political state in our country through their artwork. Francine D’Olimpio, juror and Kobalt Gallery Director, and Cherie Mittenthal, the Encaustic Conference Director “feel this is the perfect time to seek artists’ perspectives on alternative facts through layers of wax!”

The show promises to be a wonderful and intriguing one. Every submission was accepted for exhibition as every, “single one of them is unique in its interpretation of the theme, with perspectives ranging from humor to horror!” according to the curator.  

If you are in Provincetown anytime between June 2nd and June 8th, plan a visit to the Kobalt Gallery!

Exhibit Details
  • 11th International Encaustic Conference
  • Exhibition Title: “Alternative Wax: Layers of Facts”
  • Juried by: Francine D’Olimpio, Gallery Owner and Curator
  • Exhibition Dates: June 2 to June 8, 2017
  • Exhibition Location: Kobalt Gallery
  • 366 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 2, 2017 7 PM – 9 PM

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Exhibition REMINDER: “It’s not all Black or White”

Later this month, my entire “It’s not all Black or White” series will be on exhibit at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts. Inspired by my post-election feelings, “It’s not all Black or White,” is a series that explores the “complex convergence that defines and enhances the richness of the human experience.” Read more about it on my here. And catch a glimpse of the series in progress here.

The show runs from May 12th – May 26th and the Opening Reception is May 12th from 5:00 – 7:00pm. I hope to see you there!

Save the Date!

It’s not just Black or White

I am thrilled to announce my newest encaustic series; “It’s not just Black or White” on exhibit next month, May 12th – May 26th, at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, 439 Ashbourne Road, Cheltenham, PA 19012.

About the Series

Like all truisms, this is not a black OR white world. Rather, we live in between those concrete lines. My series explores this “in between.” Within the black and white, the layers that define us are embedded in the work…. the colors of the spectrum converge and merge toward shades of grey, ironically the combination of black and white. We need to explore this complex convergence that defines and enhances the richness of the human experience.

 

I hope you will join me at the Opening Reception on May 12th from 5:00 – 7:00pm. I’m excited to share my new series with you. In the meantime, if you’d like a sneak peak of the collection in progress, take a look below.

                                         

 


   

 

 

  

 

 

Calendar 2014

My new 2014 calendar is on its way. High quality square 8×8 calendar. The theme this year: My trip to France. Every page has one of my paintings followed by a month page with a quote. You can see it below in the sample.

To see what it looks like: Click on link below (be patient while it is loading all the pages) to see the whole calendar. Please remember that this is a low resolution sample of what the calendar looks like. The colors might be a bit off as well.

Click to see sample—> 2014 Calendar-sample

Calendars are $25. Free Shipping. They will be shipped the 1st week in January.


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Time to commit

Hello friends,

I have made a big decision. I am committing!!! To what? To writing blog posts. My commitment is for once a week. But…I am allowing myself to post as much as I want.

I am in Alyson Stanfield’s Art Biz Coach Bootcamp…click on the link and read all about it. This, along with other classes I have taken from Alyson have changed the way I am approaching my art business….Yes, “Business” because that’s what it is.
I also belong to Alyson’s Art Biz Incubator. Last week I went to our member site and heard a wonderful talk between Alyson and artist Janet Vanderhoof .
Janet spoke about a big challenge she had set for herself for the year 2012. The challenge was to paint a painting a week. I was so inspired and motivated by what she did that it made me look at myself and think about a big project for me to do and write blog posts about.
In the year 2011 I was part of #draw365 on Twitter and successfully completed 365 ink drawings throughout that year.
This year I am going to copy/reproduce…Janet’s idea (which I’m sure she won’t mind) and do a painting a week. I also want to write posts about the process of my big challenge. In other words, I want to post images of my work in progress as well as finished.
You will see mixed media paintings done in my studio and ink drawings, watercolors or guache

Work in progress ~ Mixed media, collage, encaustic 9×12″ ©Dora Ficher

which I do at home.

Instead of just posting all this on facebook like I usually do, I will be posting here on my blog. My commitment  is for every Wednesday but don’t be surprised if you see me here more often.
Thank you Janet and Alyson for the wonderful talk.
One more thing, tell me what you think about my new website/blog.

“P” is for Perseverance

“P” is for Perseverance ~ Ink Drawing – © 2012 Dora Ficher

I Love the word “Perseverance”

per·se·ver·ance

Noun: steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state,etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
Continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition : the action or condition or an instance of persevering.
  1. Her perseverance was rewarded: after many rejections, she finally got into the exhibit she wanted .
  2. Perseverance is required to perfect just about any skill.

 

“D” for Dancing

“D” for Dancing ~ Ink Drawing – © 2012 Dora Ficher

 

“Dancing”An artistic form of nonverbal communication

“Dancing” : Move in a graceful and rhythmical way

What other words begin with D ? I would love to hear your words. Go to the comments section and share some words.

Have a great Day!

“C” for Curious

C for Curious

 

I am dedicating the “C” to my Cool Creative Coach and friend Cynthia Morris .

Curious”, inquisitive, persons who show a marked desire for information or knowledge. “Curious most often implies an avid desire to know or learn.

What other words begin with C ? I would love to hear your words. Go to the comments section and write some words down.

Have a great CuriousDay!

“B” for Balance

“B” for Balance~ Ink Drawing – © 2012 Dora Ficher

“Balance” has many different definitions. Here are 2 of my favorites:

Balance: the harmonious integration of components in an artistic work.

Balance : mental or emotional steadiness.

What other words begin with B besides Balance? Go to the comments section and write some words down.

Happy weekend!

 

 

The Alphabet Series


“A” Little Houses Series ~ Ink Drawing – © 2012 Dora Ficher

 “A” for Alyson

If you follow my Dora Ficher Art Page on Facebook you have probably seen some of the letters I’ve been creating with ink and pen which I then scann and finish up as a digital image.

I am working on a letter series and would love your comments. I will be making a book with all my letters and would like to have a name for each one. Each letter will have a specific name and a list of other words that start with that letter.

My 1st Series is called “Little houses Series”.

I will start from the beginning with the letter “A”. Remember: what I need from you is to leave me words that start with this letter in the comment section below. 

I named the 1st one “A” for Alyson.

Apart from the book, I will be offering these letters either individually in different sizes on paper, quilted fabric and…more later….Check in often to get the details.

Email:    dora@doraficher.com
Phone:    215-680-0922
 
Studio:
915 Spring Garden St.
Studio #403
Philadelphia, PA. 19123