at the Coastal Arts League Gallery
Thursday, October 10 - Sunday, November 3, 2019
Saturday, October 12, 2019, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Food & Beverage Provided
Artists Insights: 5:00 PM
Artist Demonstrations & Perspective
Saturday, October 26, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
A new collaborative exhibition featuring paintings and mixed media from three coastside artists will launch on October 10 through November 3, 2019. The exhibition will be displayed in thematic groups presented by each artist; Mind Debris presented by Christine Holub Carrig, Folded Spaces presented by Cindy Newth, and Beautiful Undoing presented by Susan Carkeek. Opening reception is scheduled from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Saturday October 12, 2019 with light appetizers and beverages. Each artist will share their remarks at 5:00 PM.
Cindy Newth has a doctorate in Biology and has spent her career working in the pharmaceutical industry on the East Coast and in California. Since graduate school she has pursued art academically as an avocation at UCSD, Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, Worcester Center for Crafts, Rhode Island School of Design and with private teachers. After spending many years as a member of a ceramics artist co-op in Troy, NY, she expanded to explore painting, paper making, mosaics, and jewelry design. Most recently she has been studying with Susan Carkeek of Fly on the Wall Art School where she has focused on incorporating different media to pay homage to the flow of time and memories in life’s journey.
presented by Cindy Newth
The folding and distressing of surface and image pay homage to the flow of time and the moments that weave together the journey. While moments are referenced through words and images their purpose is not only for remembering but for fully embracing the call of “moment.” Her choice of media includes paper, oils, watercolor, thread, and metal with use of personal images partially obscured to allow the viewer their own reflection and interpretation.
Susan Carkeek graduated with honors in Fine Arts from the University of Montana where she studied Sculpture with Rudy Audio, then continued postgraduate studies in a unique Native American Arts Program and later founded and directed an Art’s Foundation, partially funded by the NEA. While her studies continued, she showed in California and Montana. In San Francisco, her work has been shown at The Hayes Street Gallery, Cottonwood Gallery, 333 Bush, and The Hallmark Gallery. In the East bay she has shown at The Collectors Gallery of The Oakland Museum and The Bart Gallery. Closer to home, she had yearly shows starting in 1994 at The Eriksen Gallery in Half Moon Bay.
In addition to her art, Susan has taught art in the Montana and California public schools, and has owned and operated Fly on the Wall Art School since 1992.
Christine Holub Carrig spent her youth watching colors dance and flute across the ever-changing expanse of the Kansas sky leaving an indelible imprint on her artistic eye. Christine studied graphic design and visual communication at U.C. Santa Cruz where her focus on composition, and color theory would set the foundation for her visual voice. She also studied at St. Mary’s College and graduated with honors. Both her design and artistic work are characterized by the use of an analogous color palette, asymmetrical layout and negative space that provides tension and compositional flow. Christine studied with Sue Grim Langert of Langert Fine Art and, for nearly a decade, with her mentor Susan Carkeek of Fly on the Wall Art School. Julie Ann Hess, a sister artist, pushed her intellectually and competitively to become the artist she is today.
presented by Susan Carkeek
There is a wistful truth that comes with most undoings. A Wabi Sabi acceptance that is tucked under the skirts of undone situations. Time flows in one direction and deposits layer after layer onto what is. Sometimes it is a thin film and it is easy to remember what was. Sometimes it is dense or noisy and traces are scarce. I worry I will forget. With paintings, paper carvings, and various objects I investigate this terrain, with particular focus on mental health and environmental concerns.