Digital Consciousness News.

Issue 128. Summer 2010
Carol Henry
Carol Henry is the Summer 2010 Digital Color Artist. Carol is a fine art photographer who does not use a camera. She projects light in the darkroom to create images of unique clarity and saturation. She prints on the archival darkroom material known as Ilfochrome paper. She has been perfecting this experimental process for more than 20 years. She is known for her one-of-a-kind botanicals.

Carol has also painted a series of portraits of Barack Obama that tracks his administration through art. The series is known as the Obama Painting Project. It is about abilities, ideas, and ideals converging to leave a visual record of our changing planet.

Carol Henry's work often reveals playful compositions of water related imagery and thoughtful abstraction. She graduated from Northern Michigan University in Marquette with a BFA in photography. She continued exploring the art of light transmission in her Ilfochrome darkroom at the Lab Ciba in Burbank. She is represented in California by: the Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite, Photography West, Carmel and the Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport Beach. Her studio is located in the historic Whizin's Center Arcade in Agoura Hills, California.

New Contemporary Artists
Welcome to these newly registered artists:
  1. Walt Chaney. Watercolors. A background in commercial sculpture and toy art.
  2. Mamta Herland. Painting, digital art and video from Norway.
  3. John Currin. A dark morphing of subject and medium.
  4. Edwin Villavera. Bright watercolor and oil impressions.
  5. Pia N8sheim. Warm mystical art from Germany.
  6. Helena Szawlowska Human beings, covered by a mild fog. From the Czech Republic.
  7. Carol P Kingsley. A beautiful array of light and shadows.
  8. Gary James. Ballpoint pen works are of the stipple pointillist tradition.
  9. Igor Gustini. Abstracts from Croatia.
  10. Atelier Aant-seize Collectif. Life of African women photos.
  11. Made gede Suardika. Iron, steel and meteorite sculpture from Indonesia.
  12. Wesley Rowe. Watercolors, airbrush, oils, digital photos and silkscreen.
  13. Christopher Paul. Light and color acrylic abstracts.
  14. Michelle Wrighton. Up close pet portraits from Australia.
  15. Linda Paul. Egg tempera painter and bas-relief sculptor.
  16. Simon Kontarge. Classical Italian manner portraits and psychological surrealism.
  17. Jude Thaut. Brush and blade landscapes.
  18. Marco Ambrosini. Trompe l'oeil and affresco from Italy.
  19. Craig Hitchens. The auras of living beings from Australia.
  20. Nikolay Lukashuk. Realistic landscapes from Russia.
  21. Thom Millsap. Impressionistic acrylic seascapes, still life and landscapes.
  22. Edward Myers. A generalist photographer and printmaker.
  23. Carol Henry. Projection on Ilfochrome. Fine art photography without a camera.
To view their work click on their name at http://DigitalConsciousness.com/new/ or enter it at http://DigitalConsciousness.com

New Galleries
Gilbert Abric, Jason Jenkins, Marijan Gal, Nirvana Blues, Kevin Barr, Nese Ikbal Sen, Barbara Rose Guada and Judy Puckett have added new artwork to their galleries: http://DigitalConsciousness.com/gallerylist.phtml

News from the Artists
The geniuses behind the Mutant Vehicle Photo Booth are going mobile themselves. They are building a rolling studio with a 16 foot high climbable tripod. It will not have a fabric backdrop, or any backdrop at all, except of course the varying themes of the Burning Man metropolis.

Southern California Art Events
This summer, consider visiting these art walks, gallery nights, festivals and studio tours:
  • Jun 3, 2010 Santa Barbara Art Walk (monthly)
  • Jun 4, 2010 First Fridays Ventura (monthly)
  • Jun 5, 2010 ArtWalk Culver City
  • Jun 5-6, 2010 Conejo Valley Art Museum (Thousand Oaks) ArtWalk
  • Jun 10, 2010 Downtown Los Angeles Artwalk (monthly)
  • Jun 12, 2010 NELAart - Northeast L.A. Gallery Night (monthly)
  • Jun 19-20, 2010 Pasadena Chalk Festival
  • Jul 2010 Malibu Arts Festival
  • Jul 1, 2010 Laguna Beach First Thursdays Art Walk (monthly)
  • Jul 2, 2010 First Fridays Long Beach (monthly)
  • Jul 3-4, 2010 Pine Knot Village Art Walk (Big Bear Lake)
  • Jul 10, 2010 Montrose-Verdugo City Art Walk
  • Jul 17, 2010 Miracle Mile Art Walk
  • Jul 24, 2010 Glendale Open Studio Tour
  • Jul 31, 2010 Pomona Last Saturday Art Walk (monthly)
  • Aug 5, 2010 El Paseo Artwalk (Palm Desert) (monthly)
  • Aug 6, 2010 Claremont Village Art Walk (monthly)
  • Aug 7, 2010 Santa Ana Artwalk (monthly)
  • Aug 14, 2010 Long Beach Art Walk (monthly)
  • Aug 21, 2010 Santiago Art District Art Walk (Santa Ana) (monthly)
  • Aug 28, 2010 Frogtown Artwalk
  • Sep 2010 Autumn Lights LA
  • Sep 2, 2010 1st Thursday Downtown San Pedro (monthly)
  • Sep 25, 2010 Santa Monica Glow Festival
For details and many more listings, follow the links at: http://nanday.com/art

Hopefully these will be as wonderful as the spring events. Highlights included the Angel's Gate Studio Tour (in San Pedro), the Santa Fe Open Studios, and the Laguna and Santa Barbara Art Walks. At Angel's Gate, one artist created fantastical ceramic musical instruments. As she played one, it emitted many sounds reminiscent of various other instruments, from a flute to a didgeridoo. She played another one which sounded like electronic feedback. And one was a two-person instrument, each blowing into opposite ends while standing and crouching, with a ball rolling inside to change pitch as the instrument's relative elevation changed.

Santa Fe was also very good. One artist had an impressive huge papier-mâché elephant head and leg coming out of the wall. A light/video artist had a video playing which from a distance looked like horses galloping. Upon closer examination, one discovers that it's actually made up of many human hands and fingers collaged together.

In Laguna, the art museum, featuring a survey of contemporary art and culture in Orange County, had a few unusual pieces, including one in an unlimited edition, with viewers allowed to take one home. It was a printout of all of the punctuation and spaces from Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Also, a favorite piece was a tree sculpture with many electronic abstractly bird-like objects in the branches. At seemingly random times, some or all of the "birds" would flap their "wings".

In Santa Barbara the art museum featured an exhibit "Delacroix to Monet: Masterpieces of 19th-Century Painting from the Walters Art Museum" (in Baltimore). It included works by Pissarro, Degas, Monet, Millet and many others. one especially wonderful piece was a cafe scene by Manet. Outside the museum was a group performing Celtic music. Nearby, the beautifully restored Granada theater had an interesting exhibit with photo portraits of famous musicians, actors, dancers, and other personalities such as The Beatles, Rudolph Nureyev, Paul Newman, and Michael Jackson.

Exhibiting your Artwork
Registered Artists can use the Edit link at the bottom of their Artist Page to edit their display. It is inconspicuous in the background under the main table. Artists with Digital Consciousness Gallery Service can create and edit on-line galleries from a control panel. These galleries contain no ads and are among the most prominent pages on Digital Consciousness. Also, this newsletter, our forum and the facebook group http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=38563776510 are great places to post about new artwork.
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