More Collages

The Blue Pig in Palisade, Colorado is situated in the heart of wine and fruit country.  Several festivals have arisen, based on its agricultural roots, including the Honey Bee, Lavender, Wine, and Peach festivals.  To celebrate the vibrant agricultural environment, I have focused my collages for the Blue Pig along themes of plants and gardens.  Collages are created from my original artwork, embellished with a variety of found objects, and mounted on board.  The collages come in two formats: three 3″ square vertical triptychs and the larger 8″ patterned square.

“God Save the Queen Bee”  #1 & #2  $40

Bounty

“We come from the Earth, we return to the Earth, and in between we garden.”

“Bounty” mixed media collage on board, ink, paper, pewter  $40

New Works at Gunnison Arts Center

mixed media collage on board: ink, paper, mixed metals, horse shoe, antique rhinestone and glass button on board  $40
“I WISH FOR A PONY”    copyright Cheri Isgreen, 2016                                                         mixed media collage on board: ink, paper, mixed metals, horseshoe, antique rhinestone and glass button on board  $40

Based on the success of last year’s collages at the GAC Holiday Market, I have started a new series for spring 2016.  I build my collages on wood substrate from an inspiration taken from my paintings and drawings.  I add found objects, then give the collage a quote or a border.  I love pattern- repeated shapes and coordinating colors.  My patterns are decorative and organic, evolving by hand.  Sometimes I add text when I feel the piece needs it.  Text complements visual objects by combining two forms of communication.  Maybe in the future, I may also add a sound track….

I do my collages in two formats.  The first examples show a single image on an 8″ square board.  The second format is a vertical triptych of three images mounted on 4″ square boards, linked with colored copper.

The pieces featured here can be found at the Art Shop at the Gunnison Arts Center.  The GAC is open Tuesday – Friday 10-6 and Saturday 10-2.  GAC offers many evening venues, with the Art Shop is open during special events.  The GAC is located at  102 S Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230.  For more information, call (970) 641-4029 or visit the website: GUNNISON ARTS CENTER

"BOUQUET" copyright Cheri Isgreen, 2016                                                         mixed media collage on board: ink, paper, mixed metals, garnets on board  $40
“BOUQUET” copyright Cheri Isgreen, 2016                                                         mixed media collage on board: ink, paper, mixed metals, garnets on board  $40

 

"BEST FRIENDS"  copyright Cheri Isgreen, 2016                                                         mixed media collage on board: ink, paper, nickel, glass bead on board  $40
“BEST FRIENDS” copyright Cheri Isgreen, 2016                                                         mixed media collage on board: ink, paper, nickel, glass bead on board  $40

 

"WHEN HORSES FLY"  copyright Cheri Isgreen, 2016                                                         mixed media collage on board: ink, paper, mixed metals & beads on board  $40
“WHEN HORSES FLY” copyright Cheri Isgreen, 2016                                                         mixed media collage on board: ink, paper, mixed metals & beads on board  $40
"POWER"  copyright Cheri Isgreen, 2016                                                         mixed media collage on board: ink, paper, pewter on board  $40
“POWER” copyright Cheri Isgreen, 2016                mixed media collage on board: ink, paper, pewter on board  $40

 

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“A PAUSE IN THE DAY’S OCCUPATION”  copyright Cheri Isgreen 2016 mixed media collage on board: ink, paper, silver on board  $40

SECOND FORMAT

"INDIAN SUMMER"  copyright Cheri Isgreen, 2016                                                         mixed media collage on board: ink, paper, mixed metals,  antique  button on board  $40
“INDIAN SUMMER” copyright Cheri Isgreen, 2016                                                         mixed media collage on board: ink, paper, mixed metals, antique button on board  $40
"HIGH COUNTRY"  copyright Cheri Isgreen, 2016                                                         mixed media collage on board: ink, paper, pewter,  handmade bead on board  $40
“HIGH COUNTRY” copyright Cheri Isgreen, 2016                                                         mixed media collage on board: ink, paper, pewter, handmade bead on board  $40
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“TURNOUT” copyright Cheri Isgreen, 2016  mixed media collage on board: ink, paper, mixed metals  $40

 

 

 

 

 

Now Showing at the Gunnison Arts Center

I have been invited to show with the Gunnison Arts Center Shop Artists.  The Arts Center Shop features the work from  about one dozen artists.  For the shop, I will feature my ceramic work: fish and 3D Dream Horse sculptures; mixed media collages; small paintings; and gifts: note cards, origami, and journals.  I will be at the shop on a monthly basis, as well as weekly in the summertime.

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mixed media collage $40
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Dream Horse sculpture $120 each
"Peach Valley" copyright C Isgreen
“Peach Valley” watercolor $125
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ceramic fish $50-$65

 

 

 

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The 12,000-square-foot Gunnison Arts Center is a community arts center dedicated to exhibiting and developing visual, literary and performing artists in the Gunnison Valley. With three gallery exhibit spaces, a gallery shop, a dance studio, a 72-seat community theatre/stage, a clay center for ceramics, meeting rooms and a visual arts classroom all under one roof, there is truly something for everyone at the Gunnison Arts Center. Please come visit us soon and GET INTO IT!

To learn more about the Arts Center, visit

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Gallery Update: the Blue Pig

The Blue Pig Gallery in Palisade looks very festive with an array of fine artwork.  Kay has designed a Christmas corner where you can find handcrafted ornaments, Christmas cards, and other holiday-themed work.  Check out my origami horses, folded with metallic washi paper from Japan and hung with beaded wire hooks.  If you are a horse lover, you will find a collection of holiday horse Christmas cards from my original watercolor paintings.

origami horse from imported Japanese papers,, copper wire, metallic thread, glass beads, and metallic crane charm.  Made from a variety of papers, wires, and beads.  No two alike- state color preference.  $10
origami horse from imported Japanese papers  $10

The center of the gallery features the member artist show, “This Little Piggy,” a collection or miniature artworks suitable for gift giving.  My offering for this show is a collection of mixed media collages designed around prints from my original watercolor paintings.  Executed in a variety of themes from western landscape, horses, flowers, wild life, and Japanese themes, there is something for every decor and taste.  These small works measure 7.5″ square.  They are handcrafted on sturdy laminated paper substrate, embellished with ink, paint, and found objects.  As a prototype to the iconic collages showing at the Gunnison Arts Center, these smaller collages are offered at $20 through December.   More collages are on display in my “gallery pod.”

"Spring Glade"
“Spring Glade”
"Tree Frog"
“Tree Frog”
"Conversano Mima"
“Conversano Mima”

I am also showing original framed watercolors, including equine subjects and landscapes.  Use this certificate to receive 20% any framed work.jpg.20% certificate

Holiday Market Sampler: “Before Breakfast”

"Why I've imagined at least six things before breakfast."
“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”   -Alice; Lewis Carroll from Alice in Wonderland

“BEFORE BREAKFAST”

Mixed media collage on board was designed from a drawing in my sketchbook and printed on archival Reeves paper.  I see my collages as iconic with references and realia enhancing the original artwork.  For this piece, I included a tiny Queen of Hearts playing card and the key Alice is too tiny, and then too big to use.  The March Hare’s pocket watch was made from copper wire and bead, antiqued chain, and a metal watch face.  The border references Alice’s very psychedelic journey to Wonderland.  8” square panel  $40

To purchase visit the Gunnison Arts Center or contact me through this website.  Here’s the link to order:  https://cheriisgreenfineart.wordpress.com/gallery/

Holiday Market opens Dec. 9th GUNNISON ARTS CENTER

SUPPORT ARTISTS: SHOP SMALL, BUY LOCAL ONE-OF-A-KIND, HANDMADE CREATIVE WORKS OF ART FOR LOVED ONES AND SPECIAL FRIENDS

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NOW SHOWING AT THE GUNNISON ARTS CENTER THROUGH CHRISTMAS EVE:

  •  MIXED MEDIA ICONIC COLLAGE:  on 8” square panels, designed from my original watercolor paintings & printed on archival Reeves paper.  Large variety of subjects.  A unique border was designed for each image and embellished with found objects, vintage buttons, or semiprecious jewelry.  $40
  •  MIXED MEDIA ICONIC TRIPTYCH:  designed on three 3” square panels, designed from my original watercolor paintings printed on archival Reeves paper.  Large variety of subjects.  Some triptychs were embellished with found objects, (see individual pieces for design detail).  $40
  • CERAMIC FISH:  “One Fish;”  “Two Fish;”  “Red Fish;”  “Blue Fish”  Bas-relief stoneware fish with anatomical and textural detail, fired and finished with hand-rubbed metallics;  prices range from $60- $70
  • MIXED MEDIA ORIGAMI:  not just ornaments for your holiday tree; hang in a window, on an exposed beam, or below a swag lamp.  Folded origami horses are made from imported Japanese washi or rice papers, hung from metallic thread with a silver-colored origami crane charm, beads, and a hand crafted copper hanger.  $10
  • GREETING CARDS:  large selection of note cards from my original watercolors in sets and singles, including Christmas cards, horse sets, tea sets, and handcrafted cards  Prices range from $5-$16
  • ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS:  in a variety of sizes and subjects from florals to landscapes to horses  Prices range from $65 – $350

more work available at Blue Pig Gallery, Palisade; Backstreet Bagels & Coffee, Montrose; Redstone Gallery, Redstone; & through this website

DECEMBER SPECIAL CONTINUES WITH 20% ON ALL FRAMED ARTWORK  Print certificate below, fill it out, and present it with your purchase at any location mentioned above.

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