Monthly Archives: August 2008

Paul DuSold

DoN just updated artist, Paul DuSold‘s website; DuSold has a new body of work of figure in landscape paintings.  Heroic in scale, intensely composed. expertly executed, DuSold is reaching new heights in his abilities to render the human form, his determination and strength of spirit is evident in each stroke.  DoN is proud of the web design work on Paul’s site, it’s a good example of how a site develops over time using various techniques.  Next, Paul and DoN will be updating the Still Life images and adding new commissioned portraits.

“Hermit”, oil on canvas by Paul DuSold.  Photo by Joe Painter.

Hermit“, oil on canvas by Paul DuSold.  Photo by Joe Painter.

“Parma”, oil on canvas by Paul DuSold.  Photo by Joe Painter.

Parma“, oil on canvas by Paul DuSold.  Photo by Joe Painter.


K. Pannepacker Homework/Research @ Smile Gallery

Friday night, Shoshana, Alden and DoN attended the opening of Homework/Research at Smile Gallery.  Kathryn Pannepacker has already completed one enormous mural at the intersection of Belmont and Girard Avenues but it “only” represents the carpets and rugs of 43 countries. So, Jane Golden of the Mural Arts Program has found her another site at Broad and Lehigh to add to her collection of world textile design; Pannepacker will begin production of the mural in early September, her show at Smile Gallery on 22nd Street represents the research into styles and textures to be incorporated into the painting. Kathryn is primarily known as a weaver and fiber artist, who better to develop an educational mural commemorating the ethnic styles of such commonplace yet essential household art?  The texture paintings, wax and felt medallions and design examples represent research Pannepacker has gleaned in her world travels, filling the space with color, light, imagination and history.  A tour de force! Texture/Technique Study # 5, acrylic paint and marker on wood by K. Pannepacker.

Texture/Technique Study # 5, acrylic paint and marker on wood by K. Pannepacker.

Texture/Technique Study # 2, acrylic paint and marker on wood by K. Pannepacker.

Texture/Technique Study # 2, acrylic paint and marker on wood by K. Pannepacker.

Wax Medallion Study # 3, by K. Pannepacker.

Wax Medallion Study # 3, by K. Pannepacker.

Textile designs from Tahiti and Uzbek/Lakai by K. Pannepacker.

Textile designs from Tahiti and Uzbek/Lakai by K. Pannepacker.

Samoan Islands textile study (tapa cloth), acrylic paint and marker on wood by K. Pannepacker.

Samoan Islands textile study (tapa cloth), acrylic paint and marker on wood by K. Pannepacker.

Art party for Kathryn Pannepacker @ Smile.

Art party for Kathryn Pannepacker @ Smile.

All photos by DoNBrewerMultimedia Photography

Quattro Amici + @ Off The Wall

Thursday evening after a few hours of drawing at The Plastic ClubDoN headed over to Dirty Frank’s to see the show at Off the Wall Gallery for Quattro Amici +: Anders HansenT. Clyde McCobbCatherine (Kit) MitchellDiane Podolsky plus Karl Olsen’s Mid 08 Summer Showcurated by the indefatigable Jody Sweitzer who personally selected and hung the art.  Like being in a Paris underground bar, the show is hung salon style with paintings, drawings and prints strewn across the wall almost as if Toulouse, Claude and Pablo were sitting and drinking Absinth at the bar, even a few dogs wandered behind the bar looking for treats.  In fact, Karl Olsen’s paintings and pastels have a striking Lautrec quality.  Each of the pieces are desirable in their own right; Hansen’s languid watercolors, Podolsky’s stylish mixed media, Mitchell’s bright and colorful landscapes and McCobb’s confident paintings represent more than an artist collective, it’s a school of thought, a way of seeing, a bond of trust and friendship that encourages strength and adventure in art.

Anders Hansen watercolor.

Anders Hansen watercolor.

Quattro Amici + exhibit at Off The Wall @ Dirty Franks.

Quattro Amici + exhibit at Off The Wall @ Dirty Franks.

Karl Olsen mixed media (DoN LoVeS the reflection of the beer signs on the glass).

Karl Olsen mixed media (DoN LoVeS the reflection of the beer signs on the glass).

Karl Olsen, Susan Stromquist and Mike Guinn

Karl OlsenSusan Stromquist and Mike Guinn at the Quattro Amici + opening party @ Dirty Franks’ Off the Wall Gallery.

Sarah Olsen with Anders Hansen @ Dirty Franks.

Sarah Olsen with Anders Hansen @ Dirty Franks.

All photos by DoNBrewerMultimedia Photography. 

CFEVA Artists @ Drexel University’s Pearlstein Gallery

Wednesday evening, ShoshanaAlden Cole and DoN attended Far Away From the Beginning A Departure from Childhood Idealism, an outstanding exhibit of contemporary art curated by Tara Catonin cooperation with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists at Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at 33rd and Market Streets.  Tara Caton, a former intern at CFEVA, is graduating from Drexel with a degree in “Entertainment and Arts Management” and produced the show as her Senior Thesis Project.  Caton tells DoN she, “looked for artists with commonalities of themes, a number of artists work with dark memories from childhood, a childhood perspective with adult melancholy, fantasies, toys, play, dreams and memory.”  Tara selected all the works, wrote the text, produced the brochure and art card and installed the art; she will be the first to graduate with this degree and said it was a huge honor to do such a big job for an undergrad project.  The exhibit in the Pearlstein Gallery includes many familiar CFEVA artists including Anne Canfield, Darla Jackson, Joelle Jenson, John Karpinski, Jedediah Morfit, Caleb Nussear, Scott Pellnat, Peter Prusinowski, Serena Perone, Matthew Neff, Cecelia Rembert and Nataliya Slinko.  Far Away From the Beginning is on exhibit through September 5th.

Curator Tara Caton at The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery.

Curator Tara Caton at The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery.

Artist Scott Pellnat

Artist Scott Pellnat with his adorable little girl explaining his sculpture which looks like it’s made of cast iron but is really “off the shelf” plastic parts.  “Why create your own figures when you can buy a Barbie?”

Each section of Pellnat’s sculpture is rearrangeable so you can customize the surprisingly light pieces of surrealist art to suit your mood.

Each section of Pellnat’s sculpture is rearrangeable so you can customize the surprisingly light pieces of surrealist art to suit your mood.

Jedediah Morfit explaining his bas-relief sculpture

Jedediah Morfit explaining his bas-relief sculpture; working in common, forgotten, traditional genres (museums are full of them) Morfit re-fashions the method into new and vital art.

Detail from Jedediah Morfit’s “The Price of Doing Business”.

Detail from Jedediah Morfit‘s “The Price of Doing Business“.

Anne Canfield’s “The Mermaid and the Tiger Meet Halfway”, oil on linen.

Anne Canfield’s “The Mermaid and the Tiger Meet Halfway“, oil on linen.

John Karpinski

John Karpinski is attracted to the paradox of comics and how they say a lot with so little. Through comics adults can regain time from their childhood; John’s childhood favorite comics were Daredevil # 158 and What If? # 15.

All photos by DoNBrewerMultimedia Photography 

CFEVA Introduction 2012

Blick Art Materials


NTPE4 means NewsToday Print Exchange 4.  Newstoday, which now is simply , is a website where artists, designers and web coders network on-line.  For the last four years someone organizes a print exchange with the first 20 people who sign up – the idea is to send 19 prints to other artists and they each send you one resulting in a collection of twenty artworks by some truly talented artists and designers from around the country.  DoN has started receiving prints in the mail and it feels like Christmas in July; DoN will run a special edition of DoNArTNeWs featuring images of the works from NYC, Denver, Anaheim, Phoenix, OFallon, Il.,Brooklyn, Tampa, Portland, Or., Woodland Hills, Milwaukee…and of course, Philadelphia.

With all the art clubs in Philly, wouldn’t it be cool to so the same here?  Let DoN know what you think.  So far I’ve heard from Anthe – maybe we could do a drawing exchange.