Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I want to thank all my new and established collectors and friends who have come forward in the last few months to make 2008 an amazingly fantastic year. We sold over 28 paintings in the final couple months of the year and your support means very much to me and my family. The Fact that in financially difficult times so many of you have fallen in love with and believed in my art enough to give them new homes has not been taken lightly. 2009 is going to be another great year, as I continue to learn and to push the potential of my paintings to bring a little added beauty and serenity into the world. I look forward to seeing many of you again at my shows this year and to making many new friends also. So please stay in touch, and as always let me know what you think of the paintings and the directions I'm taking them in.
Look for the painting "Still Beauty" in the upcoming American Art Collector magazine in the Savvy Collector's Preview Guide to Upcoming Shows in Conjunction with my February show with Jeff White at Cole Gallery in Edmonds Washington.
Cole Gallery (425) 697-2787
here is a preview of many of the new landscape paintings for that show.
11x14 oils on canvas
Bathed in Golden Light
15x30 oils on canvas
Gather Clouds in Your Branches
8x16 oils on canvas
16x20 oils on panel
The Willow Listens 8x10 oils on panel
8x10 oils on panel
6x12 oils on canvas
All the best,
Michael Orwick Orwick Arts http://michaelorwick.blogspot.com/
My art hints at a story and then invites you to finish the narrative. My style has been called Inspired Expressionism, which combines impressionistic brush strokes and a touch of realism to create the atmosphere and lighting woven into my work. The easiest way to see my work is at http://www.michaelorwick.com/
Saturday, January 3, 2009
All Paintings Shown are painted by Michael Orwick www.michaelorwick.com and are available from Cole Gallery http://www.colegallery.net/index.php 107 5th Ave SEdmonds, WA 98020 Phone: (425) 697-2787Fax: (425) 672-4986 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ordinary folks assembled extraordinary art collection "You don't have to be a Rockefeller to collect art." "I thought I was rich having good art," said Mr. Vogel To build their collection, the Vogels purchased small pieces created by relatively unknown artists. "They really bought what they liked, and they weren't so concerned about market value," said Sarah Urist Green, assistant curator of contemporary art for the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
…the Vogels' story holds a lesson for anyone interested in collecting art -- regardless of budget constraints.
"If you go out and you dedicate yourself to getting to know what's happening with young artists and emerging artists and what's happening in your community, I think opportunities can present themselves," said Green.
To read more of the article http://www.indystar.com/article/20081221/LIVING19/812210317/1275/LIVING19
"Dorothy and Herb talk about how much they enjoyed living with this art, and thinking about it," Green said. Despite their vast collection, the Vogel's weren't wealthy when they started buying art in the 1960s. They purchased pieces from emerging artists, which allowed them to amass such a large collection. Since then, many of those artists have become renowned.
50 artworks, 50 states Dorothy and Herbert Vogel's gift to the IMA is part of a plan to distribute 2,500 pieces http://www.indystar.com/article/20081221/LIVING19/812210329
Collecting Priceless Art, Just for the Love of It "I thought I was rich having good art," said Mr. Vogel, who delights in showing up at openings exuberantly "clashed," as he puts it, in plaid pants and a houndstooth overcoat. "We never bought anything because we thought it was important. We bought things we liked. It's not about price. It's about feeling."
Mrs. Vogel says: "How do you put a price on something, or someone, that is close to you?"
The story of the Vogels is like a fairy tale," said Mr. Tuttle, who is represented in their collection more than 350 times over. "Maybe people don't want to figure out the fairy tale." In this fairy tale, he says, the so-called postal clerk happens to have "a pedigree that goes back to the Abstract Expressionists."
…The curator says it is impossible to estimate the monetary value of the collection. Some of the artists represented, like Mr. Tuttle, Mr. LeWitt and Mr. Mangold, now sell their work for tens of thousands of dollars.
Money did have something to do with the Vogels' choosing the National Gallery. "They've never sold a painting," Mr. Vogel said. "And admission is free." http://query.nytimes.com/
All the best,
Michael Orwick Orwick Arts http://michaelorwick.blogspot.com/http://www.michaelorwick.com/ My art hints at a story and then invites you to finish the narrative. My style has been called Inspired Expressionism, which combines impressionistic brush strokes and a touch of realism to create the atmosphere and lighting woven into my work. The easiest way to see my work is at http://www.michaelorwick.com/