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Horse Sculpture Awarded First Place at Art of the State

My cement sculpture titled A Horse of Course was awarded first place in sculpture at the opening reception for Art of the State.  The show which opened on June 28, 2015 runs until September.  This was quite an honor considering that artists from all across the state of PA entered pieces of art for this exhibit.  Over 1000 pieces of art were considered and only 126 pieces were juried into the show.  Just to be included in the show was exciting.

The horse is built over a metal and wire armature and then I coated a mixture of sand, cement and red oxide pigment over the entire figure.  Several coats of cement were applied and then for the last coat, the boar bristle mane and tail were added.  Strips of muslin were also coated with the cement mixture and these were wound around the metal legs.  A cement piece must cure for a total of 28 days before it is totally cured.

Currently, I am working on a number of new sculpture which I will post soon.

cement horse sculpture

 

Found in Transition Art Exhibit Opening

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Opening night for the Susquehanna Art Museum exhibit Found in Transition was last night, April 17, 2015.  The exhibit looked wonderful and I was honored to be included.  My art sculpture, Tall Dark Handsome, looked great at this museum venue.  The mix of art was exceptional.  Here are a few shots of the opening last night.

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Colorful Fun in the Studio

Artist studio of Sharon Pierce McCullough

With just a month to go, I am painting away and getting ready for my solo Art showing at the Adams County Arts Council, Gettysburg, PA.  The exhibit will be hanging for the entire month of May, 2014.

Some of the art I will be showing will be works on paper but now I am finishing up with some large acrylic paintings on canvas.  Maybe it’s the excitement of the upcoming show or the purchase of some new paint colors, but my palette is veering towards the fun and colorful, even more so than the past year.  The majority of paintings will have been completed during the past year.  And the title for the show?  Abstracts: Color Me Happy!