Friday, March 29, 2013

Bounty and Community

"Last one to graze"
12x24 Oil on linen 

Over this last year I was invited to participate in the  Bounty and Community invitational  at OSU. I am very pleased to have been selected to show in this long standing event. The painting above was based on a strong sense of light and a glimpse rather than a hero painting of just livestock .

Bounty and Community
Oregon State University is organizing its 31st annual Art About Agriculture exhibition for 2013, embracing artistic perspectives on the theme, Bounty and Community – Beginning with Food and Agriculture. The College convened a committee of art professionals to nominate artists living in the Pacific Northwest region for this invitational.
About Agriculture theme. The College invited seventeen artists to participate in the exhibition, and asked them – in creating and selecting their art – to consider people, places for coalescing around the availability of food and agricultural products, and relevant ideas and communities.
Oregon State University, LaSells Stewart Center Giustina Gallery, Corvallis, Oregon: April 1-25, 2013. Reception: 6 to 8 p.m., Friday the April the 19th,
Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg, Oregon: May 10 – July 3, 2013. Reception: 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2013.


Eric Bowman said...

Quite a moooooving image!

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Mike,
This is about as good as a landscape painting can get. The sense of deep space, the beautifully painted cow and the light are just about perfect.
Now, I don't know if this is how you see the work, but after giving it a good, long look, I really think it's impressive. More importantly, it makes me feel something--and that's special.
Congratulations of being selected for the show.
Have a nice weekend.