Riverchase Loves Art brings wide range of artists by Alyx Chandler/Hoover Sun

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For some people, their Valentine’s Day shopping was all done in one place.

On Saturday, Feb. 3. the Riverchase Women’s Club hosted their 12th Annual Riverchase Loves Art at the Riverchase Country Club, featured art in mediums ranging from pottery to glass to leather to paints. Each artist from the show was hand-picked.

“Continued partnership with the Riverchase Country Club also allowed us to have one of the best art shows we have ever had,” Art Show Chair Lynne Cooper said. “Each year just gets better and better.”

This year, they hosted 50 talented local artists, some returning and some new. The money raised at the event allows the Riverchase Women’s Club to support their chosen charities as well as the art community, Cooper said.

Read more and view additonal photos of the recent RLA show at the Hoover Sun here:

http://hooversun.com/peopleplaces/riverchase-loves-art-brings-wide-range-of-artists/

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Spotlight on RIVERCHASE LOVES ART artist Anne Moore and Katie Adams — FOX 6 TV Good Day Alabama

Come and and enjoy the 12th annual RLA show tomorrow from 9-4. We hope to see you there.

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Artists Kendall Boggs and Martha Marks on WBRC FOX 6 News

Looking to add some local art pieces to your house.  Artists Kendall Boggs and Martha Marks are just 2 of the many artists who will have their work on display at the 12th annual RIVERCHASE LOVES ART show this weekend!

Watch the video here: http://www.wbrc.com/clip/14093651/riverchase-loves-art-show

 

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RIVERCHASE LOVES ART – Spotlight on new artist GG Burns for February 3rd show

For Hoover artist G.G. Burns, art is an innate force … first bubbling out, as a 2-year olds’ crayon drawings to over 50 years of illustrating, painting and creating digital designs as a fashion illustrator, graphic designer and most recently as a mixed media artist. Today, GG specializes in holiday themed artwork that she calls “functional art – art you can use.”

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Originally from Collinsville AL, GG lived in Birmingham in the late 70’s through the early 80’s. With a degree in Fashion Merchandising from Southern Institute, GG began her career as a fashion illustrator working for retails stores such as New Ideal and Gayfers Inc., but later studied technical and digital design, which lead to employment for companies such as QMS Konica-Minolta in Mobile, AL, Lexmark International, Inc. and J. Peterman, Inc., in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Over the past few years, GG has used her years of marketing skills to brand her designs on products that have been sold all over the world. She also paints custom illustrations … pets, children and house portraits … even bridal gowns. Her complete immersions into new mediums and concepts have allowed her to cope with several serious heath challenges. GG’s favorite quote is “art helps me breath” in a world filled with stress and uncertainly.

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WEBSITE: http://gg-burns.pixels.com/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/gg.burns.artist/
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/gg.burns/

 

Birmingham’s ABC 3340 Talk of Alabama features 2 of the RIVERCHASE LOVES ART artist

Butch Oglesby and Danielle Portera were interviewed on Birmingham’s ABC 3340 Talk of Alabama today. See their interview here: http://abc3340.com/station/talk-of-alabama/talk-of-alabama-012918-riverchase-loves-art

Thanks to ABC’s 3340 for featuring two or our great artist on your show this morning!

 

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Hoover Sun features upcoming 12th annual Riverchase Loves Art show

12th annual Riverchase art show set for Feb. 3

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January 19, 2018

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Artist Sneak Previews for the upcoming RIVERCHASE LOVES ART Show – Anita Bice and Karen Dixon

Screen Shot 2018-01-13 at 12.07.08 AM Anita Bice . . .  

. . . has worked as a freelance commercial illustrator for over 30 years from her home-based studio in Moody, Alabama. Anita received her BA degree in Art and Business from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, continuing on to Chicago, Illinois for further study at the American Academy of Art. There she majored in architectural illustration.

As a commercial illustrator, most projects are primarily digital. Samples of both traditional and digital painting can be seen on her website, www.anitabiceart.com and on Facebook – Anita Bice Art.

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Some of her most visible projects include a commission from Books-A-Million to illustrate the Christmas classic, The Nutcracker. She painted the newest historical mural at The Bright Star Restaurant in Bessemer, Alabama. The mural includes several landmarks from early Bessemer, Birmingham and surrounding municipalities as well as depicting the growth of the restaurant throughout the years.

Most currently, Anita works with national clients such as Donald A. Gardner Architects, America’s Home Place, creating pen and ink/color renderings featured on their websites and in their quarterly and bi-annual magazines.

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In the past few years, Anita has been exhibiting in art shows and galleries as well as offering traditional and digital painting classes and workshops. Subject matter for the acrylic paintings on gallery-wrapped canvas include boldly colored metallic ‘pots and pans’, florals and landscapes.

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Facebook Page – Anita Bice Art

 

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Karen Dixon is an independent glass artist and freelance teacher specializing in classes for individuals with disabilities. In addition to her art career, she is the Assistant Director at the Horizons School, a post-secondary private school for young adults with learning difficulties, autism spectrum and developmental disorders. Dixon’s work has been exhibited throughout the Southeast at juried gallery and museum exhibitions. She has received numerous awards including the Maury Smith Award at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery Art Guild Fine Art Exhibition. Dixon was the founder of Dixon-Ballog Glass Gallery & Studio; a fine art glass gallery and kiln-formed glass teaching studio in Birmingham, AL from 2009-2013.  Dixon trained as a research scientist which has been instrumental in her commitment to fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. It is this love of experimentation that continues to driver her technical development in kiln-formed glass.

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Award winning artist Toby Klein returns to the RIVERCHASE LOVES ART show on February 3, 2018

BIO: Like a real Kaleidoscope, Toby’s art is created with a burst of color, symmetry of design and motion all captured in “The Artists Kaleidoscopic World”.  Her goal in creating work is to intrigue each person by drawing their eye into the piece of art, while holding it there so they may see all of the intricate detail.  In developing her style, she has always been intrigued by different and unusual pieces of art and has strived to do the same in her work.  She is a mixed media artist, whose work is contemporary and ranges from different degrees of abstraction and experimental to representation.  Her images both representational and non-objective show the use of color, design & techniques as seen through the artist eyes.

Toby won the Top award at the 2013 Bluff Park Art Show ($3500.00 Purchase Award for their permanent collection.)  She was selected as the Artist for “Southern Voices” in 2010 and had a one person exhibit in the Hoover Library Gallery for 3 months.  Toby also had a one-person exhibit November 1, 2011 thru January 31, 2012 at the Universalist Unitarian Church Art Gallery. Some of her previous one-person exhibits have been at the Heritage Hall Museum, Cobb Lane Gallery, Memphis JCC Shainberg Art Gallery, Four Seasons Gallery, Levite JCC Fine Art Gallery & Arceneaux Gallery.  Among awards, locally as well as internationally, she was a Finalist in The Artist Magazine’s Annual Art Competition in 2006, 2005, 2003 & 2002. Toby is a Signature Member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters & Southern Watercolor, a Signature-Nautilus Fellow Member of the International Society of Experimental Artist, and Signature-Gold of the Watercolor Society of Alabama, where she served as President in 2003-2004.  She is an Elected Member of the National Association of Women Artist in New York.

Visit Toby’s website to view additional awards and images here: https://www.tobykleinart.com/

 

 

Michael Davis returns to RIVERCHASE LOVES ART with a new roundup of outstanding watercolors.

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Michael Davis is a watercolor realist inspired by the beauty and timelessness of the southern landscape. His passion for nature is reflected in his many paintings of the Southeast from the Appalachian Mountains to the Gulf Coast. Although he began painting in oils when he was young he quickly developed a love for the beauty and detail he could capture with watercolor.

His paintings have received numerous fine art awards and have been featured in many solo exhibits as well as galleries and museums. He was awarded Best of Show at the 2015 AWF Fine Art Exhibition, his work was juried into the 2016 WSA National Exhibition, and in 2017 a Solo Exhibition of his work was featured at the Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts. Michael is a member of the Watercolor Society of Alabama, the Southern Watercolor Society, the Mountain Brook Art Association, the Blue Ridge Art Association and the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance.  His paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.

Visit Michael’s Facebook page here to view more of his fabulous art. Riverchase LOVES Arts … and we are super proud that great artist like Michael are exhibiting again in the 2018 RCLA show.