Posts Tagged ‘ Printmaking ’

Moments in Time – Exhibition Photographs

A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

Maude Kerns Art Center offered me the opportunity to make my art installation for A Day in the Life a reality this year. With special help from my amazing and talented friend, Katrina Henry, the project came full circle and was installed and exhibited.   Artist Statement / A Day in the Life —————————————————————————-...

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Art is Wild 2015

Harvest Moon - A Monotype by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

I had a blast last week raising money for Chintimini Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. I donated a work of art to their art auction and was so happy when it received 3 bids! The fundraising total crossed over $5,000! All of the goals for the night were met or exceeded. I can’t express how good...

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What it feels like to be in an art show

linocut print of a woman looking over her shoulder printed on used notebook paper that has been sewn together

Tomorrow I will be driving out to the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon to see my artwork next to several other artists’s work. It is my first group exhibition since moving to Corvallis last September. This will the 20th time my work has been exhibited. I am anxious, excited, nervous, giddy, satisfied, prideful,...

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Getting over myself.


I take myself too seriously. I worry too much about the work I make. And, in the end, it is extremely detrimental to the art I attempt to create. Having successfully distracted myself from creating visual art for the last 4 or 5 months while making upcycled clothing and purses I have had a...

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Lookin’ good art!

a monoprint with red, white, and blue colors in abstraction

My friend just sent me an image of one of my monoprints hanging in his living room.  He made the wood framing device himself!  I love alternative hanging styles for work.  I often feel like a frame is constricting and keeps the art “in a box” which is the exact opposite of what art...

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