Mixed Media Magic - Take Two!

August 1 - 25
Closing reception: August 25 from 2:00 - 4:00pm.
Awards: August 25 at 3:30pm

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Thanks to artists and art lovers alike -who participated in last year’s “Making Magic with Mixed Media” show,there were 140 pieces of 2D and 3D art from over 45 local and area artists. Show organizers hope that this year’s offering will be greeted with an equally enthusiastic response from artists in the region, and from friends, families, and the general public who will want to attend and show their support.

Mixed Media has become an umbrella term for 2D and 3D visual art that has been created and produced by artists from all over the country and the world. The magic is in the challenge of combining more than one medium (i.e., acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, pen, pencil, etc.) and/or more than one material (i.e., cut up paper, wire, beads, found objects, etc.) in one piece of art. Some may debate that mixed media might also include using more than one technique in the creative process. Artists such as Edgar Degas, Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso have influenced Mixed Media art over the years. As this art form grows in popularity, it also continues to evolve. Mixed media artists, professional and non-professional, will participate in this upcoming show. Artwork must be original, completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited at the Cultural Arts Center.

Artists who wish to exhibit their pieces should fill out the Mixed Media 2019 Entry Form at the bottom of this page, complete it, sign it, and mail it with the $20 entry fee to the Whitewater Arts Alliance, P.O. Box 311, Whitewater, WI 53190.

All art must be dropped off at the Cultural Arts Center between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019. WAA members may submit four pieces; non-members three pieces. Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st Place (2D & 3D) $100 each; 2nd Place (2D & 3D) $75 each; Viewer’s Choice $50; and Honorable Mentions (Certificates).

Free Demonstrations

No reservations are required to attend the demonstrations; however, for planning purposes, attendees are asked to RSVP by emailing Dawn Hunter at hunterdawnm@charter.net or by stopping in at the CAC or calling 262-472-0204 during scheduled hours to express their interest.

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“Pour And More” by Nancy McKinnon
Friday, August 2 from 1-3 p.m.

Acrylic pourings are a relatively new form of art that is attracting many new first-time participants. Basic pourings are a simple flip of a cup of paint onto a surface. Canvas and tiles seem to be the most popular and affordable way to experiment and have fun. Children and adults can find a way to paint together and produce some awesome art. This demonstration will cover how to mix paints, choosing the right color combination, and different pouring techniques. There will also be explanations on how to finish your paintings, such as recommendations on sealing your art, and/or embellishing your original piece with hand-painted subject matter. A collection of acrylic pouring will be available for viewing, and there will be a handout with specific information on supplies you will need to start down your path to acrylic pouring.

“Making Cards with Mixed Media Scraps”
by Dawn Hunter
Friday, August 9 from 1-3 p.m.

Leftover scraps from a variety of art projects will be used to create a one of a kind “art” greeting card. Additional art supplies will be used to enhance the cards composition. If you want to make a card, please bring: art scraps, photographs, glue stick, markers, and scissors. Create an original card which may be suitable for framing. There will be a variety of finished cards available to show what is possible just using scraps and your imagination.


“Recycling to Create Art” by Louise Fuerstenberg
Friday, August 16 from 1-3 p.m.

Participants at this demonstration will learn a fun way to recycle unfinished paintings and use old magazines to create works of art. Louise takes her unfinished, rejected, or not-so-great watercolor paintings and adds small paper mosaic pieces cut from old magazines to enhance or develop an existing painting into a new mixed media creation. The challenge is in choosing the right method, collecting your mosaic paper pieces in the right colors and values, and then applying them in the proper order. All materials will be furnished for an 8x10” picture of apples or pears. Participants are invited to bring in their own supplies to offer a greater selection of colors (from illustrations or advertisements in magazines), water containers, scissors, semi-stiff bristle paint brushes for applying paste, and zip lock baggies. If time allows, we may be able to discuss your old or unfinished watercolor paintings, whether to use this method, and how to proceed.