Among the Artists for the 2012 Froggwell Biennale…

Sharon Spencer

As I prepare for this year’s Froggwell Biennale, I’m starting to talk to all the participating artists for the show.  I’ve asked them for news of what they have been working on as well as pictures of their current work.

Among our returning artists are Buffy Cribbs, Gail Gwinn, Bruce Morrow, Briony Morrow Cribbs, Anne Belov, Teresa Saia, Sue Taves, and Sharon Spencer.  We also have some guest artists participating.  So far this year, Linanne Armstrong, who will be showing her wood and linoleum block prints, Marianne Brabanski, with paintings and prints, and Al Tennant, with wood-fired  ceramic sculptures. word has come (yes, this very minute) that Suzanne Schlicke of Dog Eared Books will return with her beautiful hand-bound books.  I know that I draw better in her books than I do in some boring old, off the rack sketch book, and I bet you would too.

Sharon Spencer’s work is elegant and mysterious.  She works in bronze, stone and mixed media sculpture.  Much of her current work is made from paper and natural materials.  It asked to be touched, as the physical as well as the visual textures are hard to resist.

Sharon Spencer

Here are some notes Sharon sent me about her various projects:
One of my large bronze sculpture pieces has been accepted for Art on the Avenues in Wenatchee, WA to be exhibited from June 2012 to April 2014.  They have purchased two of my large sculpture pieces in the past.  One is located in front of a hospital and the other is in their sculpture park.I will be participating in a show in Los Altos CA in May of this year.I will be participating in a show at the Rob Schouten Gallery with Anne Belov the month of July of this year.  The opening is July 6th from 5 to 8 PM.

Sharon Spencer

With sculpture, setting has so much to do with how a piece is seen and perceived, and those who have been lucky enough to see Sharon’s work at Froggwell, know that fact well.  (Not to belabor the point, of course!)

I’ll be posting more work of the Artists of Froggwell in the coming weeks, so do check back in!

And if you haven’t checked out anne Belov’s Kickstarter project yet, you have about 5 more days to do so!  see it at

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arttraveler/painting-from-the-source-the-inspiration-of-italy

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About The Froggwellian

As assistant curator at the Froggwell Cultural Institute, It has been my great privilege to curate art shows at the beautiful house and gardens of Froggwell. This blog is to inform out friends and fans of the artists that paricipate in the Froggwell Biennale.
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