LINCOLN CITY- The Northwest Mosaic Art Alliance has come together to create Chiaroscuro, an exhibition that explores the nature of light and dark, how shadows are cast by the materials in the works, and how mosaic materials either reflect or absorb light. This exhibit will open on Friday, December 8th with an artist reception at the Chessman Gallery and will close on Monday, January 9th. Artsts will be on hand at the reception to meet and learn about their techniques.
Mosaic: an ancient art reinvigorated by contemporary artists. Artists are using traditional tools and materials, often combining them with non-traditional materials to create astonishing new work. Abstract and representational styles will be seen in this exhibition.
The Northwest Mosaic Art Alliance are a group of artist colleagues and friends living in Oregon and Washington who work in the broad medium of mosaic. They met through membership in the Society of American Mosaic Artists. Over the years they have grown and deepened their artistic practices from self-taught beginners exploring a new medium to successful professionals, exhibiting, teaching and presenting worldwide.
Contemporary mosaic art is not well-known in the larger fine art world. The mission of this group is to help elevate the status of the medium by exhibiting widely and exposing more people to their art. Collectively, this group is well known among mosaic artists worldwide. They have exhibited in prestigious venues in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia and have won awards in juried exhibitions.
The alliance is composed of:
Lynn Adamo, Bend, OR www.lynnadamo.com
Jo Braun, Seattle, WA www.jobraun.com
Mark Brody, Portland, OR www.markbrodyart.com
Joanne Daschel, Lincoln City, OR www.joannedaschel.com
Richard Davis, Clinton WA www.richarddavismosaics.com
Scott Fitzwater, Portland, OR www.fitzwatermosaic.net