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Holiday Show at Arts on Union

I will have a few pieces of mixed media work at Arts on Union, 203 N Union Street, Middletown, PA for the Mixed Media Art Group 2nd Annual Exhibit. The show opens this Friday, December 7th with an artist reception from 5pm – 9pm. There will be an abundance of GOOD art at this exhibit and plenty of variety if you are looking for a unique Christmas gift for that special someone!!!

My series of Off the Cuff – 101 Totally Random Collages will also be available at Arts on Union, or you can purchase them here on my site.

Below are the next 3 in the series.

020 Go Ask Alice

020 Go Ask Alice

020 Go Ask Alice

The text in this collage came from an old book page with the title “The Opium Eater’s Dream” …which I found an interesting title for a late 1800’s book. The position of her face reminded me of Alice In Wonderland…she’s just hanging in mid-air with mystery in her eyes as if in a dream. So if you are wondering, “Go ask Alice, I think she’ll know…” Yes, I’m that old and from that era and I’ve always liked that song…go Jefferson Airplane! Here is a version on YouTube that I like (it seems so innocent for a song that was about taking drugs):

This collage is 5 x 7, mounted and matted with a cream colored mat and ready to drop into an 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included).

You can purchase this collage for $15 plus $3 shipping (shipping is adjusted for multiple purchases) by clicking the Add To Cart button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.




022 Cheez Whiz

022 Cheez Whiz

022 Cheez Whiz

Who didn’t love Cheez Whiz as a kid??? My mom bought it for us just as pictured, in the glass jars that could reused for juice glasses after all that delicious processed cheese was gobbled up! That yellow golden goodness!!!

This collage is 5 x 7, mounted and matted with a tan colored mat and ready to drop into an 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included).

You can purchase this collage for $15 plus $3 shipping (shipping is adjusted for multiple purchases) by clicking the Add To Cart button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.




 023 Scranton van Gogh

023 Scranton van Gogh

023 Scranton van Gogh

The horizon of Scranton, PA as a van Gogh masterpiece??? It seemed appropriate to me that this city in northern PA should benefit from one of the worlds great artists. I don’t know much about Scranton, but I did grow up near the coal regions in Danville, PA. My grandfather worked in the coal mines in Nanticoke, PA and drove a team of horses, hitched to a wagon, from Mt. Carmel to Nanticoke every day….about a 55 mile journey. I often imagine how tough that was for him. So here’s to a bit of artistic vision for northern PA, which reared some very hearty people in it’s time!

This collage is 5 x 7, mounted and matted with a tan colored mat and ready to drop into an 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included).

You can purchase this collage for $15 plus $3 shipping (shipping is adjusted for multiple purchases) by clicking the Add To Cart button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.







Insitu and Testimonial

Elaine Brady Smith art In situ Christine Goldbeck's room.

Elaine Brady Smith art In situ Christine Goldbeck’s room.

What could be better than a friend who is also one of your collectors!!! I am honored and blessed with just that…a good friend and a collector. Christine Goldbeck, owner of Arts on Union has acquired a few of my pieces over the past few years and she views them daily as they hang in her bedroom and other parts of her home. She has always been one of my closest friends and an enthusiastic cheerleader of my art and creative efforts. A valued combination!

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Christine is the owner of Arts on Union, 203 N. Union Street, Middletown. A lovely space that over the years has featured many talented artists, as well as Christine’s colorful and lively mixed media art and expert photographs. She is truly both an artist and a patron of the arts.

Below is the testimonial that Christine sent to me today:

“Well before I met Elaine and became a friend, I admired her work and started to collect it. Her collage paintings speak to the writer, paper lover, bibliophile in me. I have her paintings in my bedroom, wherein I spend a lot of time reading and writing in my journal. Being surrounded by Elaine’s work inspires me.”  Christine Goldbeck
Musk Roses by Elaine Brady Smith, owned by Christine Goldbeck

Musk Roses by Elaine Brady Smith, owned by Christine Goldbeck

Thank you Christine for your endless support and for liking my art enough to look at it daily!!!

And I would be remiss if I forgot to mention, Christine is also my art photographer. She snaps photo after photo of my art…even after I’ve made several revisions of the same piece. She never complains about re-shoots!

Love ya girl!!!

Arts on Union will be hosting an exhibit for our Mixed Media Art Group with the opening reception on Saturday, Dec 7, 5pm – 9pm.
 

View Christine Goldbeck Fine Artist

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View Mixed Media Art Group

 

Art Studio Tour at Arts on Union

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Lebanon Valley Studio Tour at Arts On Union, Nov 2 & 3

Join us Saturday, Nov 2 from 10am-5pm and Sunday, Nov 3 from 12 noon-5pm, at Arts on Union, 203 N. Union Street, Middletown for the Art Studio Tour. Christine Goldbeck, gallery owner, and Elaine Brady Smith will be demonstrating encaustic painting, shooting the breeze and having fun with friends! We’d love for you to stop by and say hello, so come on by and see us!!!

Encaustic Demo during Lancaster Art Walk

This Sunday, Oct 6, 1-4pm I will demo encaustic collage at the Guild Store at Center of American Craft during the Lancaster Art Walk. There are 32 great venues on the walk and you can get a handy dandy map of all the stops on their website.

AND the PA Guild Store at 335 W. Queen St, Lancaster, PA now carries my encaustic art!!! Yaaayy!!! I’ll be delivering these two encaustic pieces this Thursday.

So if you are in the area on Sunday, come on into the Guild Store and say HEY!!!

Storm Warning by Elaine Brady Smith

Storm Warning by Elaine Brady Smith, 12″ x 12″ encaustic on board

Alphabet Angel by Elaine Brady Smith

Alphabet Angel by Elaine Brady Smith, 12″ x 12″ encaustic on board

Collaging into Fall

Seems fitting that these next two collages are aprapo for the season despite the fact that they were numbered in reverse order and number 020 is among the missing. Oh Well! It’ll turn up somewhere. It’s probably under a pile of collage papers on my messy worktable. There is a lot going on in my studio right now!

019 B is for Books by Elaine Brady Smith

019 B is for Books by Elaine Brady Smith

019 B is For Books represents the beginning of the school year, even though it started weeks ago for our kids. When I was growing up school always started after Labor Day and it felt like Fall. We were always ready to hit the books…oh yea…grin!

This collage is 5 x 7, mounted and matted with a black colored mat and ready to drop into an 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included).

You can purchase this collage for $15 plus $3 shipping (shipping is adjusted for multiple purchases) by clicking the Add To Cart button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.




021 Collecting Shells by Elaine Brady Smith

021 Collecting Shells by Elaine Brady Smith

021 Collecting Shells represents the end of summer. Lazy days at the beach and fun on the boardwalk are over for another year. We now face that the days will get shorter and the air will become increasingly cooler as the days march on…well at least that’s true here in Pennsylvania.

This collage is 5 x 7, mounted and matted with a cream colored mat and ready to drop into an 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included).

You can purchase this collage for $15 plus $3 shipping (shipping is adjusted for multiple purchases) by clicking the Add To Cart button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.






View the entire collection of Off the Cuff  – 101 Totally Random Collages by clicking here.

Thanks for looking and Happy Collaging!!!