The Newington Art League will be showing members art work in the Town Hall Lobby in conjunction with the Townwide Art Show in April and May. The show will open on April 24th with a bake sale fundraiser to raise money for the annual Scholarship Fund. The Art League offers a $250 scholarship to a qualifying Newington High School student.
Each member may enter 2 pieces that have not been shown in any previous Newington Art League show for a fee of $10 each. The works should be no larger than 24″ x 20″ and must be properly wired for hanging. Members should drop off their work on Monday, April 22nd between 2 pm and 4 pm.
The show will be judged by Heather Whitehouse of the New Britain Museum of American Art. Prizes will be awarded at the opening.
About Heather Whitehouse:
Heather Whitehouse studied Sharp Focus Painting at Paier College of Art. Heather has many loves in the arts but focuses on photography and painting. To name a few ,she has further studied painting with the late Bruce Raven, the late Charles Sovak, and June Webster. Some noted photography teaches that she has learned from are: Ernestine Ruben, Frank Barevich, Angelika Rinnhofer and Doug Menuez; Encaustic teachers Ruth Sack and Leah Mcdonald. Both her paintings and photography have received many awards. As an artist Heather produces her own black and white photographs merges layers and layers of transparent or tinted encaustic wax on the top of the photo. This process helps fashion an ethereal appearance to her work. The collaged elements, such as gold and silver leafing or fragments of found jewelry also serve to weave a story within the artwork. In my work I strive to represent my own life, my curiosity, my imperfections, my desires. I would like my life to always be a beautiful fantasy and almost certain a dreamlike journey. Heather has worked for The New Britain Museum of American Art for the last 6 years as Associate Curator of Education. My current series In the Garden there is a Secret presents the nude in nature. There is a sense of voyeurism as well as whimsy infused in these images. Perhaps we are peeking through a garden gate or have found a mystical hiding spot hidden behind a veil of roses. Her work is presently being represented by Six Summit Gallery in Ivoryton, Ct and has been recently selected into the Connecticut Women’s Artist group.