The Red Shoe Artists Book Project was selected to appear in the upcoming 500 Handmade Books Volume 2. Juror Julie Chen. Lark Crafts publication.
2013 Texas National Art Competition & Exhibition
Fragments G&C #135 30"x30" gouache on w/c paper
Portrait of the artist. Pencil on paper by Phong Bui, The Brooklyn Rail.
November 19, 2012—John Handley
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS—Juror: Peter Selz, past curator at MoMA and founding director, University Art Museum at Berkeley; renowned art historian who curated shows on Giacometti, Graves and Rothko, has written for many art publications, recipient of numerous awards, and author of The Art of Engagement, is the 2013 Texas National juror.
Stephen F. Austin State University’s 19th annual competition and exhibition is open to artists in the U.S. $3,500 in cash awards, plus honorable mentions and illustrated digital catalog. All media (except video or performance) are accepted.
Exhibition dates: April 13–June 8, 2013
M.O. (Modus Operandi) Curated by Kelly Worman, Ground Arts Organization, 508-526 W26th St., 9E/9F, New York, NY 10001 OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, February 21st, 6:30 - 8:30pm
New Mexico Artist, Annell Livingston to Exhibit Works from her “Fragments” Series in Modus Operandi, Curated by Kelly Woman for Ground Arts Organization
(New York, NY) - Artist Annell Livingston (featured above) will join Steven Peters, and Erik Patton in M.O. (Modus Operandi), an exhibition organized by senior curator, Kelly Woman, at Ground Arts Organization, located at 508-526 W. 26th St, 9E/9F, New York, NY. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 21st, from 6:30-8:30 P.M.
The three artist participants were selected by juror, and New York Arts Magazine Executive Editor, Jason Stopa. The exhibition explores multilayered processes and diverse materials, expressive abandon and simultaneous emotional restraint, deconstruction and manipulation of visual information, and fragments of color reorganized in limitless permutations of dimensional space, existing throughout time as essence of experience.
Annell Livingston is from El Prado, New Mexico; she has had a career that spans five decades, and her work reflects her environment. The colors are inspired by nature and the landscape that surrounds her. For Livingston, native weavings, the light of a particular season, of a day or an hour of the day, and the cyclical aspects of day and night all posses a rhythm of reassurance in their variety and unpredictability.
She began working with grids in 1986, and more specifically her "Fragments" series in 2005, and considers these to be abstract narratives, with colors gathered from the New Mexico landscape, and her experience of learning to work with handmade oriental papers. Interestingly, her "Fragments" became "A Day in the Life", which evolved into "The Eternal Circle". To quote Annell, "I am trying to fuse image and spirit, harmony of mind, hand and heart . . . each is true to the moment, new as never seen in exactly this way . . . like each new day, forever changing."
Annell Livingston has had one-person exhibitions at Lumina Gallery in Taos (2007, 2010), Karan Rulen Gallery in Santa Fe (2006, 2004, 2001, 1996, 1995, 1994), Lynn Goode Gallery in Houston (1990,1994), Sol Del Rio Gallery (1991,1989). In 2004, Livingston had a one-person show in Kiryu, Gunma, Japan at the Yurinkan Art Center. In 1990, The Kirkpatrick Museum in Oklahoma City also honored her with a one- person exhibition "Known and Unknown". Her work is included in the permanent collection of the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX, and in numerous corporate and private collections nationwide.
Annell Livingston, Steven Peters, and Erik Patton were chosen as winners from the Summer 2012 Competition.
INTERNATIONAL OPEN, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL Juror: Kelli Connell, associate professor of Photography at Columbia College.