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SHINE A LIGHT – GROUP ART SHOW

This month we are sharing a very special group art show from our amazing “Rogue Artists” from all around the world. With “SHINE A LIGHT” Collab Lab we had three parameters that were met in such amazingly creative ways!

When I first met Klee I would tell her on cloudy days “Bring the sunshine.” It was a testament to the fact that no matter what is going on around you, you can always bring your own light into any situation. So, let your light shine. Be the sun in the storm.

Right now, there seems to be more focus on the darkness. This show is a melding of shining a light on things that may be a little dark, controversial, empowering, beautiful, ugly, complicated, and need more discussion. This is a powerful show, and I am very excited to share this show with you for September 2020.

SCROLL DOWN TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE ART. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THE ART PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK AND CONTACT THE ARTIST.

  • Parameter 1 – Let the subject be something you care very deeply about. Something that you want to shine a light on in an empowering way.
  • Parameter 2 – Utilize light in the piece in some creative way.
  • Parameter 3 – Utilize a word or symbol (existing or made up) to represent what you’re wanting to say.

SHINE A LIGHT 2020 – Gallery Of Works

Tina Colbourne – Tina Colbourne


Artist’s Name:
Tina Colbourne
Name Of Your Art:
Tina Colbourne
Is The Art For Sale?
Not For Sale

Link back to your Website or Social Media:
https://facebook.com/tinacolbourneart


Your Artist Statement About This Piece:
As a breast cancer survivor, I wanted to shine a light on my scars. Its something that I spend a great deal of my daily life trying to conceal or hide to try and look “normal”. But it’s something I am deeply proud of because it is a reminder of how hard I fought for my life and for a second chance. So I’m shining a light on my scar, instead of concealing it. 💖 Thank you.

Thomas Wofford – possibilities of achieving dreams

Artist’s Name:
Thomas Wofford
Name Of Your Art:
possibilities of achieving dreams
Is The Art For Sale?
Not For Sale
Link back to your Website or Social Media:
https://www.instagram.com/thomaswoffordart/

Your Artist Statement About This Piece:
This piece is an actual door slab. Utilizing the 3 perimeters set by Rafi and Klee (a first for me to actually follow the rules). This door represents all the possibilities of achieving dreams, ambitions and the door slamming in your face because of gender, religious beliefs, skin color and etc, etc. The idea of the door is to create harmony, beauty, and curiosity. Opening the door allows a beautiful existence that we as humans are entitled as a sovereignty birthright. Not to be shut out by little-minded power hungry self-proclaimed entitled elitist. The door was made with maple, jewels glued 1 by 1, wire, and about 40 hours. The door is designed to be seen at a distance thru a window at night using a LED light attached at the top to create curiosity and to entice one to approach the window and gaze. This door will be displayed at Wileys Downtown Bistro in Spokane. Thanks for taking time to read this.

The Clover Artist – Garnet reflection Sticker Collection

Artist’s Name:
The Clover Artist
Name Of Your Art:
Garnet reflection Sticker Collection
Is The Art For Sale?
For Sale
Price Of The Art?
3.11

Link back to your Website or Social Media:
https://www.thecloverartist.com/product-page/garnet-january-birthstone-crystal-gem-kiss-cut-stickers

Your Artist Statement About This Piece:
This art really pushed my boundaries as an artist. I set out to make a 12-month sticker collection. I’ve made 4 but I’ve learned a lot, and this is the art I have to thank to really push me to my next level. I always loved how light reflected through gems and wanted to capture that light in my art for someone else to have. Garnet is my birthstone and so It’s the closest one to my own heart.
Shipping will be ~$4-6 in the US

Jo Clark – Growing Into Yourself

Artist’s Name
Jo Clark
Name Of Your Art
Growing Into Yourself
Is The Art For Sale?
For Sale
Price Of The Art?
504.00

Link back to your Website or Social Media:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/tishjohannoncreations


Your Artist Statement About This Piece:
This piece is about self-discovery, more specifically about my own. Finding out that I’m on the spectrum has been so illuminating for me. I had no idea that ASD quite often shows differently in females and is much harder to spot if you don’t know what you’re looking for. For my symbol, I replaced my signature with the pattern I use as a stim. It’s a stim I’ve used for 20+ years. All the chaos in the background represents the frenzy of my mind, and how, even though it might be jumbled and chaotic, it’s still beautiful. The reason she is hiding is because spectrum girls often learn to hide their autistic traits through masking to help them blend in more so their “otherness” isn’t as noticeable. This is why women are so under-diagnosed and are referred to as “the invisible side of the spectrum”. I also deliberately have her peeking out because I’m starting to learn how to unmask, and it’s a scary process that I’ve been doing a little at a time. I also made her blind, because for such a long time I was blind to who I really was. This piece has become so important to me in this stage of my life and I’m so glad I had this challenge to push me toward making it. I hope to shine a light on ASD and remove the stigma associated with it.

Karen Sizemore – Sonshine

Artist’s Name:
Karen Sizemore
Name Of Your Art:
Sonshine
Is The Art For Sale?
Not For Sale

Link back to your Website or Social Media:
http://www.ksizemoreart.com

I’m submitting my first collab-lab called “Sonshine”.
If you notice, the sunflower only has a few seeds left… Its utility is basically spent… But the beauty (and delight) of the flower still radiate in God’s light. Even though it’s purpose has been fulfilled, it’s still a beautiful sight to behold.
As we watch the elderly fight for their lives during COVID-19, I wanted to paint their beauty… the beauty of a life lived; and full of glory. The worth of a flower isn’t just in its ability to produce, but also in the joy it brings while it is in the light.

Melissa Peacock – Invasive

Artist’s Name:
Melissa Peacock
Name Of Your Art:
Invasive
Is The Art For Sale?
For Sale
Price Of The Art?
$150

Link back to your Website or Social Media:
http://www.yellowmellearts.com


Your Artist Statement About This Piece:
I was asked to create something to celebrate Canada Day, in the midst of BLM protests, pandemic-related xenophobia, and a long-running battle by our government to violently invade Indigenous land on behalf of oil tycoons. We Canadians like to use our country’s diversity whenever it is convenient and makes us look nice, so I painted some invasive species of blackberry (and rabbit) simultaneously choking out and decorating a patch of paintbrush flowers. Following the Collab Lab parameters on this, I used our maple leaf symbol on the rabbit’s gold regalia, which is a shiny metallic paint that catches the light when you move it!

Ellen Reiser – Semicolon

Artist’s Name:
Ellen Reiser
Name Of Your Art:
Semicolon
Is The Art For Sale?
Not For Sale

Link back to your Website or Social Media:
http://www.starrynightdiner.com


Your Artist Statement About This Piece:
This is my shine the Light submission. The subject is the semicolon. The ; has become a universal symbol for depression and suicide. On the Project Semicolon website they explain it like this: “A semicolon represents a time where you could finish a sentence, but you choose to just add a little more. It’s become not just a cliché, but an empowering battle cry for people dealing with depression and thoughts of suicide.” In my piece they are Reaching for the light but not quite getting there. The day and the night. The earth and the moon. All become overwhelming burdens prevent them from reaching the light which is speeding away; seemingly not to return.

Beth Hansen – Fire Mother

Artist’s Name:
Beth Hansen
Name Of Your Art:
Fire Mother
Is The Art For Sale?
For Sale
Price Of The Art?
$495.00

Link back to your Website or Social Media:
http://harmonygoddess.com


Your Artist Statement About This Piece:
The theme of Shine a Light corresponds with the series I’ve been working on. I paint Goddesses in different aspects of Nature, and I’ve just finished a series based on the four elements called The Four Mothers. The final piece is called Fire Mother. To put it into context, I live in Minneapolis Minnesota, and began this watercolor painting at the end of June and finished it on August 1st. The piece is 11 x 14 inches.
While I condemn the destruction of small businesses, I believe that we can move forward and rebuild our community. Fire is an element of transformation. It’s all about shining a light on our personal power to make a difference in the world. Because I am a cancer survivor and have type 2 diabetes, I am at high risk for Covid-19 and cannot physically join the protesters out there, so I am offering this instead. #blacklivesmatter

Dana Ellis – “Remembrance”

Artist’s Name:
Dana Ellis
Name Of Your Art:
“Remembrance”
Is The Art For Sale?
Not For Sale

Link back to your Website or Social Media:
https://danaellisarts.wixsite.com/website


Your Artist Statement About This Piece:
The light of a lantern in the night sky in remembrance of our children gone too soon.
A mom’s way to honor them and carry on their legacy.

SARA – DAWN

Artist’s Name:
SARA
Name Of Your Art:
DAWN
Is The Art For Sale?
For Sale
Price Of The Art?
$500

Link back to your Website or Social Media:
http://Saraartist1508@yahoo.com


Your Artist Statement About This Piece:
Hope. The light that shines on the dawn of a new day.

Marilyn Savage – Live and Let Live

Artist’s Name:
Marilyn Savage
Name Of Your Art:
Live and Let Live
Is The Art For Sale?
For Sale
Price Of The Art?
$155.00

Link back to your Website or Social Media:
https://www.gabrielleartsnv.com


Your Artist Statement About This Piece:
This piece is called “Live and Let Live”. It’s etched glass surrounded by stained glass and it’s approximately 16″ x 12″. The brown streaky and white streaky glass has become my go-to glass choice for wildlife projects. There’s an ankh charm in the upper left corner for the required symbol, I believe it stands for life. I’ve always been an animal lover so this was a natural piece to create for the Shine A Light project.

LaSaundra – “striped dress with sunflower”

Artist’s Name:
LaSaundra
Name Of Your Art:
“striped dress with sunflower”
Is The Art For Sale?
For Sale
Price Of The Art?
$300.00

Link back to your Website or Social Media:
https://www.instagram.com/lasaundrapainting


Your Artist Statement About This Piece:
This piece is about the strength and beauty of black women, letting their inner light come through.

Kyle Wood – Illuminated Forces Behind The Game Life

Artist’s Name:
Kyle Wood
Name Of Your Art:
Illuminated Forces Behind The Game Life
Is The Art For Sale?
For Sale
Price Of The Art?
$900

Link back to your Website or Social Media:
https://www.kylewoodcreations.com


Your Artist Statement About This Piece:
A candle illuminates the scene with three emotionally driven forces. Life has lots of underlying emotions that compel people forward or backward in this game of life. I included the playing card symbols in this to remind the viewer that there is a game afoot. There always has been a game, in fact many connected and disconnected games. Behind all of them are strong forces and emotions. I enjoy the surreal view of life because it makes people try to figure out why. I don’t think I am answering anything with this painting, but it becomes obvious that the more you study it, there are almost endless possible outcomes of what is about to take place. Acrylic painting on Masonite at 18 inches by 24 inches.

Everett Stanton – Aztec Creation of the Moon

Artist’s Name:
Everett Stanton
Name Of Your Art:
Aztec Creation of the Moon
Is The Art For Sale?
Not For Sale

Link back to your Website or Social Media
http://www.everettstantonstudio.com


Your Artist Statement About This Piece:
Another moon this month… This image is a snapshot of the little trailer for my CollabLab inspired shadow puppet short film on the Aztec myth about the creation of the moon. In it we see the rabbit in the moon – that’s what the Aztecs saw in the moon rather than a “man in the moon.” The plan is for this to be the first puppet art film that I release from my studio in 2020. The music is in Nahuatl, the traditional language of the Mexica (pron. Meh-she-ka) people (that’s what they called themselves). The song is titled Canto a Tezcatlipoca. The words on the piece are the name of the Aztec boy, Huachinog-Vaneg, son of the man who created the sun, who is said to have teamed up with the rabbit to create the moon for his mother and their people. The light of the full moon has always been one of my favorite things. This project is very close to me, as I am telling the story through the eyes of my ancestors, in my favorite form of art (puppetry). The full trailer is at https://youtu.be/JOFUe9PGouA I will let everyone know when I am done with the short! ~ Ev

Lee Evans – Dark alleys of the mind

Artist’s Name:
Lee Evans
Name Of Your Art:
Dark alleys of the mind
Is The Art For Sale?
For Sale
Price Of The Art?
$95

Link back to your Website or Social Media:
https://www.instagram.com/levans_art/


Your Artist Statement About This Piece:
When it comes to shining a light, I focused on the subject of mental health. This piece represents the opposition between the outer world and the mind and that sometimes these may contrast against each other. The message I would like to portray in this piece would be that not everyone’s day may be as bright as yours, so live with kindness in your heart and compassion for your fellow humans.
40cm x 30cm canvas.
Mixed media.
LED battery powered light.

Kelly Sterr – Make the Call

Artist’s Name
Kelly Sterr
Name Of Your Art
Make the Call
Is The Art For Sale?
For Sale
Price Of The Art?
$35

Link back to your Website or Social Media:
https://www.kellysterrgallery.com


Your Artist Statement About This Piece:
This small 5×7 piece represents freedom from abuse. With one phone call, you can get away from an abuser forever but you must take that step first. The light In the piece is from the police car who came to the rescue.

Kassandra Alfaro – Justice

Artist’s Name:
Kassandra Alfaro
Name Of Your Art:
Justice
Is The Art For Sale?
Not For Sale

Link back to your Website or Social Media:
https://www.kolorfulkas.com/


Your Artist Statement About This Piece:
I made this painting in honor of soldier Vanessa Guillén, a young woman who went missing and whose remains were found in a nearby shallow grave. She went missing from her base in Fort Hood Texas, after speaking up on being sexually harassed by fellow soldiers. Vanessa Guillen’s family is still demanding justice and answers. They have started a national campaign called #JucticeForVanessaGuillen

Charise Gonzalez – Storm Before the Calm

Artist’s Name:
Charise Gonzalez
Name Of Your Art:
Storm Before the Calm
Is The Art For Sale?
Not For Sale

Link back to your Website or Social Media:
https://www.facebook.com/IndigoLuxStudio/


Your Artist Statement About This Piece:
I have always felt a deep connection to nature, but the ocean specifically. The stormy sea represents the chaos and uncertainty that this year has brought for many of us. The gold leafing on the horizon represents the coming year and the hope that it holds Peace and positive change for this world.
30×40 acrylic And gold leaf on canvas

Cruz Kai – “From Sadie, with Love”

Artist’s Name:
Cruz Kai
Name Of Your Art:
“From Sadie, with Love”
Is The Art For Sale?
Not For Sale

Link back to your Website or Social Media:
http://cruzkaihawaii@gmail.com


Your Artist Statement About This Piece:
I created this commission for a friend’s sister that is heartbroken over losing her family dog, Sadie. The bright colors and abstractness is my attempt to “shine a light” on this dog’s life of love.
-Acrylic on canvas, 15” x 15 “ – titled “From Sadie, with Love”. (Sold)

Klee Angelie – Gargantuscopic

Artist’s Name:
Klee Angelie
Name Of Your Art:
Gargantuscopic
Is The Art For Sale?
Not For Sale

Link back to your Website or Social Media:
https://rafiandklee.com/


Your Artist Statement About This Piece:
Gargantuscopic is a word I came up with for seeing the big within the little. The piece is about a lot of things for me, but primarily shining a light on the questions and wonder we have about ourselves and our connection with the infinite (the universe, all of time, the connection between what we understand and what we have yet to understand). If I could sum up the piece in a single statement, I think it would say “My dear, you look at the stars and you wonder… never stop wondering… for you are wonder… and you are the stars.” The process was a beast to take on, but I’m glad I was up to the challenge. The original sculpting was done in wax, then electroformed in copper and mounted with lights in a wooden and fabric landscape. I love that it was difficult to capture and to create, and I love that I saw it through to the completed piece. It’s a difficult subject matter to take on in general, and one that I’m endlessly captivated with.

Arlene Whiteswan – Fireflies in the Long Grass

Artist’s Name:
Arlene Whiteswan
Name Of Your Art:
Fireflies in the Long Grass
Is The Art For Sale?
For Sale
Price Of The Art?
$350.00

Link back to your Website or Social Media:
http://www.themysteriousdomain.com


Your Artist Statement About This Piece:
The hills are magical on hot summer nights when the crickets are singing and the fireflies are glowing. Anything can happen.

Tara Lea Keener – Let Your Heart Shine

Artist’s Name:
Tara Lea Keener
Name Of Your Art:
Let Your Heart Shine
Is The Art For Sale?
Not For Sale

Link back to your Website or Social Media:
https://www.instagram.com/cottinpickincreations/


Your Artist Statement About This Piece:
We can stand up, lifting each other up, and let our hearts shine brightly in love and kindness.

RAFI PEREZ – THE UNIVERSE WITHIN

Artist’s Name:
Rafi Perez
Name Of Your Art:
The Universe Within
Is The Art For Sale?
Not For Sale
Link back to your Website or Social Media: (You Are Here)

Your Artist Statement About This Piece:
This piece represents my perception that we can grow and expand our love beyond perceived possibilities. Shining a light on the fact that all the power of the universe lives within us all. I believe that if we all really knew how amazing we actually are, we would not approach the world with doubt and insecurity. I believe doubt and insecurity is what causes some of us to do things that do not promote love.

Jonny Alden – sailboat

Artist’s Name:
Jonny Alden
Name Of Your Art:
sailboat
Is The Art For Sale?
For Sale
Price Of The Art?
$88

Link back to your Website or Social Media:
http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart


Your Artist Statement About This Piece:
Sailboat riding along on a wild sea in a wild mirror frame.

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GOOD LUCK – Virtual Group Collab Lab Art Show – April 2020

This is an example of something that I am very excited about that is coming in September! This is a group show called “Good Luck” that we did in April. This is something we do with our Rogue Artists on Patreon. The Collab Lab is a challenge we do with amazing creatives from all around the world. This particular challenge involved working on our projects with our non-dominant hand. Enjoy the innovation. The next show will be coming in September and it is called “Shine A Light” and is quite powerful. In the next virtual show, There will be links to the artists, just in case you want to find out more about them. Enjoy Good Luck!

April Collab Lab – GOOD LUCK

  • Parameter 1 – Use your non-dominant hand (primarily).
  • Parameter 2 – Use a hair-brained idea you previously shelved.
  • Parameter 3 – Limit your materials to 4 elements – 4 colors, 4 notes, 4 ingredients, etc.

I chose watercolor painting, and letters because I knew for sure it would reveal the very limited abilities of my right hand. I swear I didn’t cheat.

Michele

Collab Lab May! This piece is to represent my second annual Inspiring Hope Art Hunt. Last year was my first year inspired by @Rafi I used green yellow and black paint with a palette knife and my cricut for the word hope. Used it like a stencil. I couldn’t paint a straight line with my left hand if my life depended on it. Lol.

Dana

I’m calling this “Going For It”. My “hair-brained scheme” that has been shelved multiple times is this… I’ve done these strange blue pen doodles for as long as I can remember. They’ve almost always been done on bits of scrap paper, my planner pages, etc. When I worked the desk at a local gym back in the day (5am shift) I did a hella-ton of them on my “phone call notes” pad. I cannot draw real-life stuff very well at all, but these creatures and weird things seem to come to life when I put pen to paper. I liked a blue pen because it forced me to work with whatever I did rather than erase (which someone like me would to endlessly) and also, something about blue pen represents my subconscious in a way I can’t articulate. The “hair-brained” idea was that someday, I’d show them to someone other than myself and Rafi… maybe even start them up again and actually put some of them out there. So… I did this one with my non-dominant hand, of course, and limited myself to 4 hours to complete it (I draw slow, even slower with my left hand it turns out). I finished it in 3.5 hours. Because of the uber crazy movements, my left hand wanted to do, I tried to work with how it naturally wanted to move, rather than try to force it to act like my right hand. I got kinda good after the first hour! I think I’ve rekindled the desire to follow this trail (with my dominant hand going forward) and see where it leads.

Klee

Hello everyone! Here is my collab lab project. It’s stained glass approximately 11” x 20”. It’s done with 4 colors and designed with my left hand as you can see by the random areas of wonkyness. It’s my interpretation of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. I’ve always thought his whole painting would look so beautiful in glass but it’s always been too overwhelming to try it. I did try to work out a design once but gave up on it. Maybe I’ll try it again someday but for now I’m happy with this version

Marilyn

Here is my left hand painting of my nemesis rocks(must train left sided brain that things are different even if they’re in a row). Lol. My four colors were cad red med., cad yellow med. ,ultramarine Blue and white. And I also only used four different brushes.

Kelly

Having one of Those Days, so you’ll have to settle for a screenshot (I filmed the process for youtube lol). Drawing was slow, but okay! I couldn’t paint leaves, so I just used the paintbrush as a stamp, p much XD Four paint puddles.

Yellowmelle

Left hand painting Complete. Wouldnt paint reality. Piece about paranoia . Definately no social distancing being practiced here.

Sara

Colors used green, white, black, and yellow. (Technically white and black are values but we’ll just call them colors) btw, the right side of my body is cramped up and I can’t get off the couch very easily… or move… or anything the RIGHT SIDE!

Rafi

OK, not really feeling done with this yet – But, happy to turn it in now. I can see this growing as the muse strikes me. There will probably be glow in the dark paint and LED lights involved. I did have to put my personal mark on the face. I had an excellent model… The moon may as yet have to be adorned in it’s very own red bandanna. Yes, except for a few occasions that required power tools (not willing to risk fingers!), all the rest was according to the rules. By the way, this is all reclaimed wood from around my yard. It is VERY VERY heavy. I was thinking wall and then I though better and put feet on it. My four elements were: reclaimed wood, recycled plastic, acrylic paint, and glue.

Ev

Well, if nothing else, the challenge made me realize 4 things; how far I’ve come with some of my skills, how distracting doing what is expected can be (important reminder), that I may want to spend more time with pastels, and finally, how important it is to just let go when it feels right! Thank you, what a great first challenge!. P.S. I chicken pecked this with my left hand.

Christine

This is a tossed away project/idea when I first started painting. To me, it was cray-cray… so, I’ve now painted it over with my left hand and attempted to abstract it to challenge myself to not be so in control. 4 colors are Bright Aqua Green, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Primary Red and Carbon Black.

Cruz

My good luck art collab. Piece…my process isn’t nearly as exciting as others i felt so other than stabbing my self a thousand times…using weaker hand wasn’t that bad…i just used raw wool (it still had the pills in it) and a string of fairy lights. During the say it kinda looks like an alien cocoon but I do like the glow at night.

Wicked Fiber