“No Ceiling, Only Sky” Exhibition at SOHA Gallery. Opening night is June 2, from 6-10 pm.

I will have a piece in an upcoming show, “No Ceiling, Only Sky”, which opens on Friday, June 2, at the SOHA Gallery in the South Hampton area. The gallery address is 4915 Macklind Ave, St. Louis, MO 63109 (S. of Chippewa, at Neosho).  Here are the details from the event page:

No Ceiling, Only Sky | SOHA Gallery Celebrates Women
June 2 – June 18.
 
Opening Night:  Friday, June 2, 6pm – 10pm
Regular Gallery Hours:  Friday 4-7, Saturday and Sunday 1-4.

As SOHA approaches its sixth anniversary, we want to honor the collaboration of our team Julie Malone, Megan Rieke & Kat Dunne. As a Mom & Mom & Mom business, we strive to make SOHA a home for St. Louis artists and art lovers.  

“No Ceiling, Only Sky” includes diverse works that represent some role, identity, form, or moment with a woman at its center. 

Artists participating include: Eugenia Alexander, Gregory Booth, Isadora Emma Cryer, Jen Goley, Bob Hartzell, Terry Hinkle, Theresa Hopkins, Stephen Ingraham, Tiffany Johnson Cade, Kim Keek Richardson, Kit Keith, Alicia LaChance, Julie Malone, Tim Meehan, April Morrison, Carmelita Nunez, Lindsay Obermeyer, Lola Ogbara, Renee Raub-Ayers, Megan Rieke, Mark Regester, Fern Taylor, and Elizabeth M. Willey.
 
This is the piece that was accepted into the show:

 

Elizabeth M. Willey – “Idun’s Apple”, Encaustic Mixed Media on Panel, 8 x 8 x 1.5 in, 2015

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Will be shown in “No Ceiling, Only Sky”, opening June 2, 2017.

 

Evening Basic Drawing through the St. Louis Artist’s Guild – Round 2!

I will be teaching  a second Evening Basic Drawing class through the St. Louis Artist’s Guild on Thursday evenings during the fall, from 6-8:30 pm beginning Thursday, September 8, and running for 8 classes through Thursday, October 27.  Sign up today!😀  I’d love to have you in class!

http://www.stlouisartistsguild.org/new/fall-2016-evening-basic-drawing

This is the supply list:  Basic Drawing Fall 2016 Supply List – Elizabeth M. Willey

Below are some photos of my summer students with their work.  The teapots were drawn at the beginning of the summer session, before any instruction began.  The chiaroscuro drawings at the bottom are from the last 2 class sessions.  I am so proud of my students!  We had a great time and they all worked really hard to continue to develop their skills!

 

 

More to come!

Hi, everyone!  I’m official!  I’ve got my MFA!!!  It’s been a fantastic, but busy semester and I haven’t been able to post much.  However, I have am currently documenting some new work and will have photos up soon.  To tide you over, here are a couple of images of works that sold in the recent MFA show.

"Folktale Series:  Marrakesh" by Elizabeth M. Willey; Mixed media encaustic on panel, 4 x 4 inches, 2014. (Private collection of Jessica and Brad Witte)

“Folktale Series: Marrakesh” by Elizabeth M. Willey; Mixed media encaustic on panel, 4 x 4 inches, 2014. (Private collection of Jessica and Brad Witte)

"Folktale Series:  All That Glitters" by Elizabeth M. Willey; Mixed media encaustic on panel, 4 x 4 inches, 2014 (Private collection of Elizabeth Fogt)

“Folktale Series: All That Glitters” by Elizabeth M. Willey; Mixed media encaustic on panel, 4 x 4 inches, 2014 (Private collection of Elizabeth Fogt)

Encaustic mixed media demo on Sunday, September 21, from 1-3 pm

Hi, everyone!

If you’d like to visit my studio and hear about my encaustic techniques, my friend Linda Wein and I are doing a demo for the St. Louis WaxCentric Meetup group on Sunday, September 21, from 1-3 pm. For more information and to RSVP, please visit the Meetup event page: http://www.meetup.com/WaxCentric/events/205227612/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=205227612&_af=event

The demo will be at the Fontbonne University grad studios (1300 Strassner Blvd., 63144 – parking details on event page) in the central atrium space. It would be great to see you, if you can make it! Don’t forget to RSVP so we know how many folks are coming!

Weekend Studio Time Part Deux

Loki piece after “burning in” last night’s oil painting. (Gently heating the painted area & wax to bond the oil paint to the beeswax layer below.)

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Starting to develop the branch and the golden apple, but they still need work:

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Weekend Studio Time

Working on my encaustics today. The apple is a laser transfer, and I plan on painting the branch, leaves, and possibly highlights on the apple in oil paint.

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Did a laser jet transfer on the other one I’m working on, but I’m not sure I like the position. I think I’m gonna scrape the spider off and add one slightly bigger and a little more lower and left.

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“Loki and Idun’s Apple” at the end of the night:

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“Anansi” piece – spider resized & repositioned. I think this one looks much better:

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