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“All Things Holy” – An Art Exhibition, June 4 to July 12, 2013—(Updated)

"All Things Holy" --art by Terre Britton, at Artel Gallery, June 4 to July 12, 2013

A gracious nod to Artel Gallery.

Award Show

I’m thrilled to invite you all to my first art exhibit: All Things Holy. I was awarded the honor of a solo exhibition when I won Best of Show for “The Green Vase,” in September, 2012, at Artel Gallery, Pensacola, FL. Most of the work to be on display has been created since that date. The show runs from June 4 to July 12 in the Award Alcove and coincides with Artel’s main juried event: Time.

The reception is June 14, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

I would love to see you there!


Updated June 20, 2013


List of Images in the Exhibition

(I will be posting the remaining images in the coming weeks and I will link each list item to its corresponding post as it is added.)

Behind the Scenes” ©2013, Acrylic on Canvas, 30″ x 40″

I See” ©2011, Acrylic on Canvas, 24″ x 30″

The Awakening” ©2011, Acrylic on Canvas, 24″ x 29.75″

Madonna of the Light—My Boy” ©2013 Acrylic on Canvas, 22″ x 28″

Solo No.3: Holy Apple” ©2012 – Acrylic on Canvas Board, 9″ x 12″

Not an Apple” ©2012 – Acrylic on Canvas Board, 12″ x 9″

I Am Orange V” ©2013, Acrylic on Canvas, 20″ x 16″

bōs—the sacrifice” ©2013 Acrylic on Canvas,

Origin” ©2012 Acrylic on Canvas, 48″ x 36″

Communion” ©2011– Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 24″ x 12″

All image links will appear here as they are posted:


"Behind the Scenes," by Terre Britton

“Behind the Scenes” ©2013, Acrylic on Canvas, 30″ x 40″

Madonna of the Light—My Boy, by Terre Britton

“Madonna of the Light—My Boy”

"I Am Orange V," by Terre Britton

I Am Orange V

"bōs—the sacrifice," by Terre Britton

bōs—the sacrifice


"I See" ©2011, Acrylic on Canvas, by Terre Britton

I See

"Not an Apple," by Terre Britton

Not an Apple

"The Awakening," by Terre Britton

The Awakening

"Solo No.3: Holy Apple," by Terre Britton

Holy Apple


"Communion," by Terre Britton

Communion


Spiegel im Spiegel

Spiegel im Spiegel

“Spiegel im Spiegel” (c)2012, Acrylic on Canvas, 24″ x 48″

Seumas McNally (1979 to 2000)

I knew Seumas as a sweet, giggly and brilliant child. He grew into his good nature and genius until, tragically, cancer stole him from us just after his 21st birthday, in 2000.

We all miss you, Seumas.

You can read my sister Wendy’s eulogy of her son here.

This painting is meant to be viewed while listening to Arvo Part’s Spiegel im Spiegel. Below is a short version of the song on YouTube, but a superior and complete version can be found on Q2 Music (@q2music) by clicking here and scrubbing to 1:45:45. 

Spiegel im Spiegel, the painting, has been accepted into the juried “Family” show at Artel Gallery, and is on view from March 5 to April 12.

Seumas McNally Remembered

This was my short video tribute to Seumas on the 10th anniversary of his death.

Ora Sento

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Ora Sento

“Ora Sento”  (c)2012, Acrylic on Canvas Board, 16″ x 20″

“Ora Sento” is on display in the 2012 Members’ Show, December 4, 2012 to January 4, 2013, at the Artel Gallery, Pensacola FL.

Consecrated Perception

As any doting parent, I could endlessly wax poetic on the smallest, furry member of our family: our cat-child, Shadow, aka Kitty. I’ll attempt brevity, but I believe the back story is integral to the power of the incident.

Since slinking into our garage two years ago, thin-bodied and hollowed eyed, at arm’s length—not withstanding many a scratch and plentiful swabs of topical colloidal silver—we treated her for mange, fleas, and yanked out a few festering tics. We catered to her basic needs but chose not to tame her, for fear of weakening the instincts she depended on for survival.

We just let her be.

We eventually gained her trust through ritual daily feedings and by waiting on her for any natural, sociable advances; but otherwise, she happily remained a wild and energetic garage-cat in control of her destiny.

However, prior to moving to Pensacola, she grew lethargic, a bit of a cry-baby, and, strangely, more interactive, particularly rubbing her ears against our knuckles. Odd, we thought. But we knew, without doubt, that something was up when she started listing to one side. The vet, however, assured us that she was fine and chalked it up to a difficult adjustment to our local move three months earlier.

But following our arrival in Pensacola, her imbalance increased and she began vomiting. So off to the vet we flew, whereupon she was diagnosed with a severe infection in both ears and a build-up of mite “debris”—otherwise known as poop—so dense and deep in her ear canal that a general anesthetic was required for the cleaning.

When she was safely back home, and completely conscious, she was transformed.

Tall and still she sat. Listening.

Eyes riveted; ears poised.

I could see her hearing. Suddenly, she turned and opened her eyes to me; they were enormous and clear. Her expression was deep and focused. She seemed amazed and curious and in love. With life. And I was there to savor her sentience. We shared an energy, a communion that was bigger than the two of us. Well, I did. I know I’ve anthropomorphized her reaction, and you might deem me daft, but I like to think that we shared a union on a metaphysical level and I consider myself fortunate to be witness to one of the most unique and pure moments of cognizance, expression and wonder.

This is the gift that I painted.

Epilogue

Since this incident, and though she retains her free-spirit, she’s become a little love-bug that follows me around the house and curls up next to me in the middle of the night. Oh, the joy. Sigh.

“Gala One” is Purchased by the Cinco Banderas Permanent Collection–(Updated)

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Gala One

Friends, as of last Thursday night I have the honor of being a part of the Cinco Banderas Permanent Collection, at the Artel Gallery (@artelPensacola), in Pensacola, FL. My sincere thanks goes out to juror David Braly–the nationally recognized artist from Montgomery, AL–who voted “Gala One” to be purchased for the prestigious collection.

David Keith Braly

This is the second honor I’ve been awarded in as many months. In September, my canvas, “The Green Vase,” won Best of Show. I’ve spared you the naive, pseudo-Wordsworthian spot-of-time experience as recounted in that very first post (you can read it here), but I assure you, I am even more overwhelmed!

The founder of the Cinco Banderas Permanent Collection is Jim Kobacker. Apparently, he began the collection anonymously but eventually began engaging more with the artists to build up one of the most esteemed collections of Florida’s northwest artists. Last night I had the great pleasure and honor of meeting Jim’s daughter Kim and grand-daughter Ashley, both genuinely lovely people. I was moved by their gratefulness to the artists: while I was trying to express my gratitude to them for their gracious gift and recognition, they were thanking me!

Kim and Ashley Kobacker

I’m also pleased to be in the fine company of two other artists whose works were also purchased for the collection: Sally Miller and Pat Regan; and judge’s Awards were given to Thomas Groth and Donna O’Neal. Below is Suzanne Robbert, our fearless leader, during the awards ceremony.

Suzanne Robbert, President of Artel Gallery

I would be remiss if I didn’t thank the one person who encouraged me to get involved in Artel Gallery and submit my work, and that would be Hope Mastroianni–painter and photographer who prefers to be behind, rather than in front of a camera, hence, no picture. Thank you, Hope!

Terre Britton and Gala One

UPDATE: You can now purchase prints of  “Gala One” in my Fine Arts America collection, at http://terre-britton.fineartamerica.com/ I will be adding “Gala One” to my FAA collection, for print and canvas sales, but and it is currently on display from now until Nov. 30, at:

Artel Gallery
223 Palafox Place
Pensacola, Florida 32502
850 432-3080

I urge you to come view the show; the art is diverse and excellent. Hope to see you there!

“The Green Vase” Accepted in to the 24th Annual Cinco Banderas Competition

Terre Britton and "The Green Vase"

Terre Britton and “The Green Vase” at the opening of the Cinco Banderas Competition.

“The Green Vase” makes a second appearance in the Artel Gallery!

~~Updated~~

This time,  juror David Braly–the nationally recognized artist from Montgomery, AL–voted The Green Vase” in to the Twenty-fourth Annual Cinco Banderas Competition,–thank you David! It did not make its way in to the permanent collection; however, the second work I submitted was purchased! You can read about it in tomorrow’s post.

Previously, “The Green Vase” won Best of Show in  their edgy still-life competition, “Fruits, Vegetables and All Things Still.”

“The Green Vase,” by Terre Britton.

“The Green Vase.” Acrylic – (c)2012 36″ x 48″

“The Green Vase” is for sale at the Artel Gallery, until Nov. 30, or you can buy prints, stretched canvas prints or greeting cards through my new Fine Art America gallery. You won’t have to wade through any of my other art to find it, it’s currently the only one there :-)

The opening for the show is tonight, October 26. I urge you to come view the show; the art is diverse and excellent. Hope to see you there!

 

“The Green Vase” is on display and for sale from October 26 to Nov. 30, at: Artel Gallery223 Palafox Place, Pensacola, Florida 32502 | 850 432-3080

 

 

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