"Rooted together" commission in progress 4.29.13

Here's an update... I'm working away on getting the big areas of color applied so that I can go back with more papers to represent the details: aspen trees, undergrowth, and roots.I also was videotaped and interviewed while working today to document the development of the collage. The hospital will have QR codes near each commissioned artwork so that the creative process can be seen by interested viewers as part of a virtual art tour. I responded to numerous questions and rambled away... here's hoping it will be both insightful and a good diversion for those who may watch it online while in the surgical waiting area!Rooted Together: work in progress on collage commission, approx. 4 x 4.'

Juried into National Collage Society exhibition

"Remembrance," paper collage on wood panel, 10 x 10 x 1." © 2011, Janice McDonald.

Hooray! I was pleased to learn that my collage, "Remembrance," has been juried into the 27th Annual National Collage Society Exhibition.

The exhibit will be viewable online from November 1, 2011 to October 31, 2012. When I have a link to the exhibition site, I'll be back to post it here. It's always a good survey of collagists, methods, and approaches. (Happily, I'm on a roll... my work was also included in last year's exhibition.)

NOTE (added 11.1.11): The 2011 exhibition is now viewable here.

"Potential" in National Collage Society's annual exhibit

Happy to hear that my collage, "Potential," has been juried into the National Collage Society's 26th Annual Juried Exhibit!

For the first time, the exhibit "Green & Global" will be online with no need to ship work to a gallery or museum. The notification included the statistic that 211 artists submitted a total of 412 entries... 32 entered with slides and 380 submitted digital image. (Slides are obviously becoming a thing of the past when it comes to art presentation!)

I'm curious about how many entries were juried in... since wall space was not an issue! The exhibit will be available online for a year beginning November 1st. I'll be sure to post a link when the exhibition website goes live.

(Addendum: This exhibition is now available for online viewing here.)