Art quilts and Judy Keene’s ‘abstract windows’
Read the story on the Herald Sun website here:
In the early 20th century the artist Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) realized multiple paint colors, which did not represent a house or a tree or a person, could be applied to a canvas and it would be a viable painting. It was called abstraction and it marked a revolution. Painting, the artists said, could just be about color and the formal aspects of art, like lights and darks, mass and space, line and plane.
The Anyone Can Fly Foundation is honoring Beverly McIver with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Faith Ringgold will host a garden party benefit honoring the artist. The mission of the foundation is to expand the art establishment’s canon to include artists of the African Diaspora and to introduce the Great Masters of African American Art and their art traditions to children and adult audiences. The Anyone Can Fly Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization supported by people devoted to the visual arts.
Beverly McIver has been awarded the Rome Prize. Also in the news, her HBO documentary Raising Renee is now available to stream on Amazon Prime. For over a century, the AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME has awarded the Rome Prize to support innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Rome Prize Fellowships include a stipend, room and board, and individual work space at AAR’s eleven-acre campus in Rome.
Read about the history of the American Academy in Rome here.
Dad in Striped Chair
oil on linen, 30″ x 30″
Beverly McIver was recently honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, America’s most prestigious honorary society of architects, artists, writers, and composers, with a purchase award at their Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts in New York City. Exhibiting artists were chosen from a pool of nearly 165 nominees submitted by members of the Academy. The work will be donated to a museum of McIver’s choosing.
Paintings by Craven Allen artists Linwood Hart, Sue Sneddon and Damian Stamer were featured recently in the HGTV tv show LOVE IT OR LIST IT, in the episode Pond Paradise. Scouts for the show picked the art to highlight the makeover of the serene house on the lake. You can look for more Craven Allen art in future episodes; we’ll keep you posted.