Archive for July, 2010

A Frame Alternative

July 27, 2010

"Shell 1" ©2010 Marian Osher, mixed-media acrylic painting, 6" x 6"

Painting on deep gallery-wrapped canvases gives me the opportunity to continue the painting on the edges of the canvas.  One obvious benefit is that it cuts the framing cost to zero.  Another benefit, (more…)

Art is NOT a Minor Subject!

July 13, 2010

It always amazes me when I hear the study of art in public education referred to as “a minor subject”. In a time of budget cutting, the arts are the first to feel the ax and often are the last priority in recovery. Science, English, foreign languages and math are considered major subjects.  Perhaps that is because the broad-based benefits of art education are not understood or are overlooked. So I am going to take advantage of this blog to point out some of the far reaching benefits of art education. (more…)

Fearless Flying! Comes to Washington, DC

July 12, 2010

Airescape 1, ©2010 Marian Osher

If you missed seeing Fearless Flying! in New York City at the Ceres Gallery, you can see some of the paintings at
The Henry L. Stimson Center, 1111 19th Street, NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20036 (Metro Red Line Farrugut North)

June 8 – September 16, 2010
Open: Monday through Friday 9 to 5 pm

"Airescape 8", ©2010 Marian Osher

Photos from July 7 Reception and Talk

My in-flight fascination with the textures and abstractions of the earth and clouds has inspired me to create mixed-media paintings and wall hangings that also help combat my fear of flying.

Where My Fear of Flying Came From

My fear of flying developed during several flights to Colorado. Electrical problems, fuel leaking out of an airline before take-off, (more…)

Buffalo Field Campaign 2011 Calendar

July 12, 2010

The Buffalo Field Campaign is excited to announce the release of the first ever calendar focused exclusively on America’s only continuously wild population of bison.  Wild Bison 2011 is a spectacular celebration of the beautiful bison. The calendar was compiled and produced by Buffalo Field Campaign, and features photographs submitted by our supporters or shot by BFC volunteers. Each month offers a seasonal perspective on wild bison in and around the Yellowstone Ecosystem and highlights their natural history.

Wild Bison 2011 combines superb photos, artwork, facts, stories, and poems to convey the spirit of wild bison.

These beautiful calendars cost $15.00 (including shipping) and are available on BFC’s merchandise page or by sending a check to:

Buffalo Field Campaign
P.O. Box 957
West Yellowstone, MT 59758

The calendars can also be ordered from the website of The Buffalo Field Campaign.

Please email Mike Mease for information on retail purchase or distributing calendars in your community.

I am honored to have two pieces of my art work included in this calendar.  I hope that you will consider buying these calendars for gifts for others and for yourself or making a donation to the Buffalo Field Campaign.  BFC is the only group working in the field every day
in defense of the last wild buffalo population in the U.S. Your support will help to preserve the Yellowstone Buffalo.

Music to My Art

July 1, 2010

I feel that music and art are both about motion and emotion combined. While I create art in my studio, I listen to a wide range of music, including  rock,  jazz, bluegrass, country, soul, Native American and world music. I tune in to the rhythms and “vibrations” of a wide range of music to enhance the “letting go process” that leads me to feel intuitive color choices. Part of the letting go effect is mental and part is physical. (more…)