How I Overcame My Fear of Flying After Flying on 9/11

September 6, 2016

Airescape 3 by Marian Osher © 2010

Airescape 3 by Marian Osher © 2010

GWU Presents Fearless Flying in 2016!

Mixed-Media Paintings and Wall Hangings by Marian Osher on exhibit September 12, 2016 thru January 4, 2017

Reception/Artist’s Talk Thurs., Sept. 15, 2016 6 – 8:30 pm

Free and open to the public. RSVP requested:
https://virginia.gwu.edu/opening-fall-art-exhibits
or call 571-553-5002

My fear of flying developed during several flights to Colorado. Electrical problems, fuel leaking out of an airline before take-off, auxiliary engine failure before flying into a blizzard, and many other “turbulent” experiences escalated my fear.

In early September 2001, there was a terrible thunderstorm when my airplane was about to land at BWI, Baltimore. The airport radar was struck by lightning Read the rest of this entry »

Marian Osher – Fearless Flying in 2016!

August 24, 2016
Mixed-media aerial landscape painting

Airescape 3 by Marian Osher ©2010

mixed-media paintings and wall hangings by Marian Osher
On Exhibit September 12, 2016 thru January 4, 2017
Enterprise Hall, 44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn, VA 20147

Reception/Artist’s Talk Thurs., Sept. 15, 2016 6 – 8:30 pm

Free and open to the public. RSVP requested:
https://virginia.gwu.edu/opening-fall-art-exhibits
or call 571-553-5002

Fearless Flying in 2016! coincides with the commemoration of the 15th year since the tragedy of 9/11. On 9/11, Marian Osher’s flight from Amsterdam to the US was detoured to Halifax, Canada. She was afraid to fly for three years. Read the rest of this entry »

GW Magazine Artist Quarter Features Marian Osher

August 24, 2016

The George Washington Magazine Artist’s Quarter tells the story about how Marian Osher’s art helped her to overcome her fear of flying after her 9/11 flight experience.

The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus, in Ashburn, Virginia will exhibit 17 colorful paintings and wall hangings by Marian Osher. The exhibition, Fearless Flying in 2016! opens September 12, 2016 at Enterprise Hall, 44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn, VA 20147.

Marian Osher will give a talk at the September 15, 2016  exhibition reception, about her 9/11 experience, her fear of flying, and various tools that helped her to overcome her fear and fly fearlessly as far as Africa and Australia.

Here is the link to the article:                                                        https://magazine.gwu.edu/artists-quarter-flying-colors

Here is a link about the reception:                                        https://virginia.gwu.edu/opening-fall-art-exhibits

 

 

New York Revealed, Stirring the Melting Pot – Coming Soon!

January 22, 2016
Puck, by Marian Osher ©2015
“Puck” by Marian Osher ©2015, painting

New York Revealed, Stirring the Melting Pot – a new exhibition by Marian Osher

Reception: Thursday March 3, 2016  6 – 8 PM

Exhibition Dates: March 1 thru March 26, 2016

Ceres Gallery
547 West 27th Street, Suite 201, New York, NY 1000
(between 10th and 11 Avenue in Chelsea)
212-947-6100  http://www.ceresgallery.org

Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 12 – 6 pm, Thurs 12 -8 pm

Ceres Gallery is pleased to present New York Revealed, Stirring the Melting Pot, an exhibition of 
mixed-media paintings by Marian Osher.

“It is the blending of cultures that gives New York its character. In these troubling times of controversy about immigration, it is especially important to remember that our families were once immigrants too.” Osher says, as she stirs the melting pot with this exhibition of colorful paintings that share her explorations of Manhattan.

Just about everything about New York fascinates Osher—diverse cultures, ethnic foods, a treasure trove of little known landmarks, neighborhoods, parks, industry, city walls, even the trash (and there is a lot of it). Osher is a Maryland artist and frequent traveler to New York who loves exploring the city.

What makes New York such an extraordinary city is that it continues to draw people from all over the world. Cultural diversity makes this city vibrant, flavorful and exciting. And remember that it was a cafe in New York that was the first to serve cappuccino in America!

Marian Osher is a painter, printmaker, mixed-media artist and private art instructor. New York Revealed is her 22nd solo show, and her fifth solo show in New York. Her artwork has been shown in numerous group exhibitions in the U.S., as well as international shows in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, India, Italy, Moscow, and Shanghai.

Marian Osher L.E.S. Echoes at ARTIFACT in Lower East Side

October 13, 2015

A lively and varied group of people mingled at the reception for Marian Osher L.E.S. Echoes at ARTIFACT at the opening reception on October 7.

It is not too late to see this exhibition, which continues through Sunday October 25, 2015. ARTIFACT is open to the public Wednesday thru Sunday, from 12 to 6 pm. It is located at 84 Orchard Street in Lower East Side, just a short walk from the subway (FJMZ) at Delancey Street and Essex.

You can also preview the exhibition on the website by clicking this link:
http://www.marianosher.com/GalleryMain.asp?GalleryID=157586&AKey=LBEK6WCK

 

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Marian Osher L.E.S. Echoes Composite of Reception Photos ARTIFACT, Lower East Side, NYC October 7, 2015

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Marian Osher L.E.S. Echoes at ARTIFACT, Lower East Side, NYC Composite Photos of Installation

MARIAN OSHER L.E.S. Echoes Opens October 7 in NY’s Lower East Side

October 2, 2015

Marian Osher LES Echoes e-vite

MARIAN OSHER L.E.S. Echoes
Exhibition Dates: October 7 – October 25, 2015

Reception: October 7, 2015 6 – 8 PM

ARTIFACT
84 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002
212-475-0448 

Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun 12 to 6

ARTIFACT is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new mixed-media paintings by Marian Osher. An opening reception for the artist will take place on Wednesday October 7, from 6 to 8 PM. The exhibition will be on view from October 7 through October 25, 2015.

Marian Osher’s paintings invite the viewer to reflect upon the memories, stories, industry and foods that echo the ethnic diversity and cultures that have shaped the Lower East Side. The changing landscape of L.E.S. fortunately still retains visible reminders which are today’s footprints of the past. Read the rest of this entry »

Save the Date: Marian Osher Jambo, Tanzania

March 24, 2014

 

Simba_copyright 2014_Marian OsherMark your calendar!

I hope you will join me at the reception for my special exhibition of over 50 colorful new mixed media monotypes. Share moments in the daily lives of Tanzanian wildlife. Jambo Tanzania celebrates Tanzanian wildlife and champions the importance of preserving environments where it is still possible for these magnificent animals to live together, naturally wild and free. Click HERE to preview part of the exhibition.

Marian Osher
Jambo, Tanzania

April 30 – May 25, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday May 3, 1-4 pm

Artist Talk: Saturday May 3, 1:30 pm

Washington Printmakers Gallery Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 2nd Floor
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
301-273-3660 http://www.washingtonprintmakers.com
Wed – Thurs. 12 – 6, Fri. 12 – 7, Sat. 10 – 5, Sun. 12 – 5

Finding Copyright Infringements of Your Artwork on the Internet

February 9, 2014
"Tree of Life ©2001 Marian Osher www.marianosher.com

“Tree of Life ©2001 Marian Osher http://www.marianosher.com

How you can find out if your artwork has been infringed on the internet.
I discovered widespread infringements of my “Tree of Life” artwork.

The best way to find if your artwork has been infringed is to do a reverse image search. Most infringements occur without credit to the artist. The URL and title of your image will probably have been changed.  So a text search will yield very limited and incomplete results.

The Google image search tool is the one I use.
I learned about this tool, thanks to Michael Auger, a talented artist and former student of mine.
Here’s a link to how to search Google by image:
http://www.google.com/insidesearch/features/images/searchbyimage.html
Or use this link to the Google Image Search tool: http://www.google.com/imghp  Then upload the image you want to search for.
You can also access the Google image search tool on any browser page by clicking Google, then click on images on the upper right side of the page. When you see the camera icon in the white horizontal search box, drag and drop your image in the search box.

What you will see:
1. The image at the top of the page with links to All sizes – Small – Medium. Click on the image or the hot links to the sizes.
If you see your artwork, click on it to reveal the Visit page or View image links.
2. Lower on the page you will see a group of thumbnail images under the words Visually similar images. Click on the words Visually similar images and can scroll through images. If you see your art, click on it and it will give you a link to Visit page or View image
2. You will also see a list of Pages that include matching images. Click on the image or click on the highlighted text link above the thumbnail image. If there is a small green triangle at the end of the website address, that means that the page is cached.  Click the green triangle to open the cached file. As long as the infringed jpeg is still on the web, it can still be accessed and infringed by others.

Another Reverse Image Search Tool
tineye.com is another reverse image search tool where you can upload your image to search for a match.

If you don’t see images that match your artwork, don’t feel disappointed.
Be Grateful! You will save hours and days of time if your artwork is not infringed!

Watch for future posts about how to address infringements and how to protect your artwork.

Copyright Violations on the Internet

January 25, 2014
"Tree of Life ©2001 Marian Osher www.marianosher.com

“Tree of Life ©2001 Marian Osher http://www.marianosher.com

In early October, 2013 I was horrified to discover widespread copyright infringements on the internet, of my “Tree of Life” original artwork which I created in 2001. The scope of these infringements has been worldwide. Products were made and offered for sale using my “Tree of Life” artwork. This same artwork was taken and used as avatars and profile images. It was displayed on websites and blogs with sharing, all without my permission and without my knowledge or credit.

Since October, I have had to spend countless hours of time taking screenshots of infringements, writing and sending notifications to websites, locating hosts of websites as well as translating notifications into a variety of languages.  It has been a nightmare!  It has affected my sleep and my peace of mind, and has significantly cut into my studio time.

Artists BEWARE! This can happen to you.  It is NOT flattering when someone takes your artwork and posts it without credit and without your permission.  It is painful, and you will wake up in the middle of the night knowing that the integrity of your artwork, your creation has been compromised.  You will feel creatively violated!

Users, please think before you take an image from the internet.  Remember, SOMEONE created that artwork, and if you can’t find the source to ask permission, DON’T USE IT!

Although I am still in the throes of notifications and removal requests, I have learned a lot from this awful experience.  So I have decided to turn it into something positive for other creatives and for users of the internet. In future postings,  I will write about tools which have helped me to get removals, as well as how artists can protect their images on the web.  I also want to help educate users of the internet to understand and be aware of the damage they cause to the creative community when artwork is taken and used without permission and without credit to the artist. Remember the golden rule.  And remember that there are copyright laws that apply to the internet.

My “Tree of Life” artwork ©2001 Marian Osher is filed for registration with the US Copyright Office.

Dog Days of Summer

June 20, 2013

Cool off in the Dog Days of Summer at the Philip Morton Gallery in Rehoboth, Delaware, with my Dog Friendly mixed-media paintings with photo collage and sand on canvas.
Located at 47 Baltimore Ave, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. 302-727-0905

Dogs are allowed to walk their owners with leashes on public beaches off season, and year round on designated beaches of the Delaware Seashore State Park.  Owners may walk without their dogs on all public beaches in season. It is fun to observe the antics of people and dogs on the beaches, and to be a part of the tail wagging scene with my own dog on the beach.

Three Dog Day

Three Dog Day

A Kiss is Just a Kiss

A Kiss is Just a Kiss

Good Dog

Good Dog

Happy Dolg

Happy Dog

Tails

Tails

Who's Walking Whom?

Who’s Walking Whom?