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Lots of News to Share: New Art Gallery plus First Museum Show!

I guess I can let the cat out of the bag now: the lease is officially signed on a new gallery space in Malvern, PA today. Artist Melanie Fisher is the owner and operator of the new gallery, called JAM Gallery, and I will be the gallery’s Marketing Director. We will both be curating shows by various regional and national artists as well as displaying our own work. We hope to have a soft opening sometime in the late summer, but first we have to finish up various business details (organizing a website, getting gallery signage, organizing the new space, contacting artists, and other paperwork details). Additional details TBA soonish. I am very excited about this new opportunity and I’ll be posting a lot more about this as we get closer to the opening date. I am also very pleased t…

My First Museum Show Plus Other Big News

Hi all
I’m sorry I have not posted in here in a while. I have a bunch of works that I need to upload to here this week but life has been very busy as of late.

First of all, I am very excited and honored to announce that my artwork The Dogs of War will be at the “Art of the State” annual juried show this summer at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA. There were 137 artworks chosen for the show out of 1,934 entries.


(me with “The Dogs of War” at the Abington Art Center in Jenkintown PA’s juried show, December 2012.)

ART OF THE STATE
Opening Reception
Saturday, June 22
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Exhibition Dates
Sunday, June 23 – Sunday, September 8

The State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0024
(next to the State Capitol B…

Work in Progress Videos

Hi all
Been super busy as of late, but I did manage to take a couple of short videos of some current works so you can see a little bit of my painting process. These are both primarily oil pastel-based works.

“Jangala”
18 × 24 inches
Oil pastels and colored pencils on pastelbord

Watch the video here:
http://youtu.be/t_axPkEkiGA

I will post the final artwork here once it’s complete

“Swimming Horses”
Oil pastels and acrylic on pastelbord
24 × 36 inches

Watch the video here:
http://youtu.be/n-j2-WyqEDI

Video of my current show in Philadelphia: WILD AT ART, plus Upcoming NYC Show at Parallax Art Fair

The fantastic Brandon Lord Ross made a video for my show at the MRAC this month. Check it out:

Wild At Art: featuring the work of Melanie Fisher, Ken Januski and Lynnette Shelley at the Manayunk Roxborough Art Center (MRAC) in Philadelphia, PA for the month of November. Check out the youtube video to watch interviews with the artists and see a preview of the show.

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Artists Lynnette Shelley, Ken Januski and Melanie Fisher

My current shows this month:

November 4-25, 2012
“Wild At Art” featuring the work of Melanie Fisher, Ken Januski and Lynnette Shelley, Manayunk Roxborough Art Center (MRAC), 419 Green Lane (rear), Philadelphia PA.

Reception is Nov. 4, 2012 from noon to 3:00 PM. See press release: http://lynnetteshelley.com/wild-at-art.html

November 16-18, 2012
Parallax A…

My New Art Book

I’m sure most of you have heard about the really cool offer Redbubble has with Blurb for a free custom art book.

I decided that was the kick in the pants I needed to get around to making my own art book – something I’ve had on my “to do” list for months now. Today I can finally cross that off my list :)

Besides ordering the book for myself so that I have a convenient coffee table book / portfolio book to show others, I also put it up for sale on the Blurb marketplace. My new book is hardcover, with 60 pages of artwork, photos, commentary and other extras.

You can preview or buy the whole book here: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3567392
Click on preview to do a flip by flip page preview.

A few snapshots

My Upcoming Shows (and belated greetings)

Hi all
Sorry I have not been checking in here much as of late. Things have been very busy with upcoming shows, commissions etc, and I have tried to not spend as much time on the internet so that I can get more work done.

So if you have commented on my work, I appreciate it, and my non-response is not personal – I only have so many hours in the day, but I do appreciate every comment that I get and I do check everyone’s work when I get a chance. So a belated hello if I have not commented here in a while…

Anyway, I have shows coming up (and shows i just finished!). If anybody lives nearby, please feel free to stop by and check them out and say hi if you see me :)

Please visit http://lynnetteshelley.com/exhibitions.html for a list of all of my upcoming events.


Me at a recent …

Pictures from an Exhibition: Solo Show at Swarthmore Borough Hall (PA)

I just got back today from hanging over 40 artworks this afternoon for my solo show at Swarthmore Borough Hall in Swarthmore, PA. The show runs August and September (with some artwork being switched out for September). For directions / contact info for the venue, visit their website at http://www.swarthmorearts.org/contact.htm. The artist reception is THIS FRIDAY, August 3rd, from 3 to 7 PM.

Some photos below, as well as the official press release for the show. Visit my website http://www.lynnetteshelley.com for more info on my upcoming show schedule or to view artwork and artwork sales information.

A short video:

http://youtu.be/IFhlGbRCDxs

NEWS FROM SWARTHMORE FRIENDS OF THE ARTS
121 Park Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081
www.swarthmorearts.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 25, 2012…

Yellow Springs Art Show 2012

Today I went to the artists’ reception at the Yellow Springs Art Show, which opens this Friday. Yellow Spring hosts an annual art show which features hundreds of artworks by regional artists and is one of the top art shows in the area. The show is free and open to the public from April 28 – May 13, with a special ticket-only gala on April 27th. Please go to http://www.yellowsprings.org/artshow.html for tickets or for more info.

I have twelve artworks in the show: four larger pieces and eight “minis” (artworks that measure 11 × 14 inches or smaller, including frames). All of the artists have their works hung in different areas all over the Lincoln Building at Yellow Springs, so the visitor needs to visit each room in order to see all of the artwork. As an artwo…

Folktales Art Exhibition

This April I am curating a folktales-themed art exhibit at Nichols Berg Gallery in Philadelphia. Mostly it’s a joint show between myself and Los Angeles artist Carol Es, but I decided to also add in a few other artists from around the country whose style and media would add interesting dimensions to the show. All together there are eight artists, one of whom is another Redbubble artist you may know, Tammy Mae Moon.

Some more information and photos from the show. My husband made a short video commercial for the show which I posted up on youtube

http://youtu.be/o2n9V1kSjhk


FOLKTALES
APRIL 7-28, 2012

Nichols Berg Gallery presents “Folktales”, curated by Pennsylvania artist Lynnette Shelley. Throughout history, humans have told each other stories. These stories help to expla…