Jane Ehrlich is an award winning artist who has been working and showing in the Boston area for many years. Although her art has been evolving, it is always centered on careful observation and a grounding in nature.
She is interested in calling attention to the tiny weeds growing near sidewalks, broken bird eggs others might not notice, the stitching on a glove that has been forgotten or the detail of an old scrap of lace. These minutiae afford much joy to the artist as shown in her intricate rendering.
“Françoise”, archival pigment print, 13x19”, $600, framed (wood, white). (Also available printed on 16x24” canvas)
“RBG", archival pigment print, 13x19”, $600, framed (wood, white). (Also available printed on 16x24” canvas)
“Suzanne", archival pigment print, 13x19”, $600, framed (wood, white). (Also available printed on 16x24” canvas)
These portraits are from my “Oh My Goddess!” series, which celebrates the influential women in my life.
“Françoise” is my cousin. “Suzanne" is my grandmother. “RBG” requires no introduction.
During the recent covid-related period of confinement, I revisited old photographs and transformed these women, giving them a breath of new life, and capturing their lively spirits and dynamism. The playful depictions of these women reflect happy moments spent with them, while I am here and they are far away or have passed on. I mean to convey what is most beautiful about them, reinterpreting that beauty, even transforming them into my goddesses.
The “Oh My Goddess!” series placed 3rd in the IPA2020 International Photography Awards, and was awarded First Place in the Frida Kahlo's World exhibit at Ground Floor Artists (Surprise, AZ).
Based in Cambridge and Provincetown, Massachusetts, Miren Etcheverry originates from the Basque Country.
Her photographs have been in juried exhibitions at Danforth Art, Center for Fine Art Photography, Griffin Museum of Photography, Cape Cod Art Center, Cambridge Art Association and Bedford Public Library. Her work has appeared in galleries, including Darkroom Gallery, Kiernan Gallery, Menier Gallery, Las Laguna Gallery and Ground Floor Artists.
Miren studied photography at New England School of Photography, Maine Media Workshops and Griffin Museum of Photography. She has a BA (Stanford University) and an MBA (M.I.T.).
Social media contact information:
My website: www.mirenetcheverry.com
Facebook personal page: www.facebook.com/metcheverry
Facebook photography page: www.facebook.com/etchephoto
Leslie Evans is a printmaker and illustrator located in Watertown, Massachusetts. Sea Dog Press is the letterpress studio where she creates her illustration and hand pulled prints.
Leslie accepts illustration assignments as well as custom printing work. Sea Dog Press original prints & products are available in her online shop.
The Garden Inspires and Heals
Observing and photographing life in the backyard garden has kept my spirit high during the pandemic; birds and small mammals thrive there—even insects. Like the Praying Mantis. One day I discovered 3 individuals, each with different coloring. While clearly shown in the photos, it was usually quite a challenge just to see them, so amazingly camouflaged within the sprawling and tangled perennial sweet pea vine or the patch of arugula. And then a challenge to get a clear photograph. In the fall I noticed carefully tucked inside the sweet pea vine, 3 egg sacks. A very exciting first for my garden.
Now, as the weather warms up again I eagerly await the possibility of hatchings with many individuals. Can I catch such an event with my camera? I will certainly try.
Watercolor remains my favorite medium. I arrived at it after exploring photography (which I still do enjoy) and then trying oils. I hated how one could keep changing and revising in oil. Watercolor was instantly satisfying. Two boys underfoot and a career in writing and teaching with much revising. Watercolor was—and still is—the medium for me.
In portraits I try to render a subject’s mood by means of color and brushwork, to provide a quick impression with perhaps just a bit of graphite definition.
I have exhibited widely in the Boston area: painting, printmaking, photography, and sculpture. I am delighted to be showing work in my home town of Belmont.
Olivia grew up in the town of Belmont before going off to college at the University of Pittsburgh. There she minored in studio arts while also getting her BS in neuroscience. In college Olivia started to hone her artistic style. She got to play around with many different mediums and assignments. She discovered a new love for color theory and describes herself as a “color nerd”. Olivia can often be found reading about the history of pigments or the physics of light. Although experiencing many mediums, painting in oil and acrylic has always been her favorite. After college she moved to Boston where she now primarily focuses on those mediums, and is usually painting colorful portraits.
Beth Ann Fricker is a Boston based newborn and family photographer. Her photography focuses on documenting the natural connection and interaction between family members. Beth Ann's work has been published in Click Magazine, NAPCP, and Lemonade and Lenses. She was a finalist in the 2020 & 2016 Voice Collection, received Merit Recognition in NAPCP's 2018 International Competition, and was a NAPCP Top 100 Featured Artist. She is passionate about sharing photography tips for parents by hosting workshops and writing for various blogs including Boston Mamas, ClickinMoms, and Click. Samples of Beth Ann's work can be found at www.bafphotography.com
Brief Description of Your FY Piece(s)/
1. Pandemic Walk - Early on in the pandemic, we made sure that everyone got outside for a walk once a day. My daughter is always holding my hand and this image is from my vantage point.
2. Sadie - A few times a year I take portraits of my children. Here my daughters' gaze stood out.
3. One Day at a Time - This image of my daughter sums up how I feel everyday now.
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