The natural world is my muse. The complex process of printmaking – from the selection of plate surface to the choice of inks – is inspired by the subject matter. The concerns of our environment, man’s impact on his surroundings, and the future of the planet influence my subject choices. There is beauty in small moments; my goal is to capture the essence of those moments.
I print at Slugfest in East Austin. You can see more of my work by visiting www.tbondartist.com
Lately when I create art it is about getting out of my own head. Letting go of control over the world and planning every minute. It is a kind of meditation that allows my emotions to spill onto the page without being filtered, judged, and edited. I try to let my subconscious direct the process. I like to use organic materials I collect from my yard and on walks. I also use cut paper and found objects in my work. I love that what is essentially a weed can turn into something beautiful on the page and it has given me a new way of looking at the world around me. I have found that art helps me to be more intuitive, creative, and relaxed in all aspects of my life.
I was living in New Mexico when a fortuitous requirement of printmaking coursework for my graduate program in art therapy led me to expression in another medium. Since that time I have been exploring printmaking and creating soft ethereal-like inspirational images. The circle or circular movement can often be seen in my artwork. The circle is a universal symbol with extensive meaning--a continuous symbol that has no beginning and no end. Throughout my life I have created circles, benefiting from the sense of comfort, peace, and total integration.
How I feel when I am making art is perfectly described in what Don Miguel Ruiz says: "When you are in your creation and you are doing what you love to do, you become what you really are again. You are not thinking in that moment; you are expressing.” I love being in that space where I am not really thinking, I am expressing what I am feeling inside. One could say that I make art to please the eye and touch the soul.
Anna Marie Pavlik 417 Wapping St. Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
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KENTUCKY STATE FAIR, First Prize Printmaking (2017)
KENTUCKY STATE FAIR, First Prize Printmaking (2016)
KENTUCKY STATE FAIR, Best of Show Fine Arts & Craft, Purchase Award (2015)
KENTUCKY STATE FAIR, First Prize Printmaking (2014)
KENTUCKY STATE FAIR, First Prize Printmaking (2013)
FLORAL FUSSION, Best Two Dimensional Art Award (2012)
KENTUCKY STATE FAIR, Best in Show Fine Arts & Craft, Purchase Award (2011)
2018 KENTUCKY WILDLANDS, Revelry Boutique Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky (KNLT group)
2018 RANDOM OBJECTS, Dougherty Art Center, Austin Texas (group)
2017 ETCHED THOUGHTS, Evansville Museum, Evansville, Indian (solo)
2017 225: ARTISTS CELEBRATE KENTUCKY’S HISTORY, Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
2017 PORCELAIN, GLASS, & ETCHING, River Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee (3 person)
2016 WANDERLUST, Craft(s) Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky (solo)
2016 AT THE RIVER’S BEND, Evansville Museum, Evansville, Indiana (juried)
2016 WATER: WE ALL LIVE DOWNSTREAM, Ripple River Gallery, Aiken, Minnesota (Invitational)
2016 GREAT IMPRESSIONS: PRINTS BY KENTUCKY ARTISANS, Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
2015 FLORAL FUSION, Scott County Cultural Center, Georgetown, Kentucky
2015 POINT OF VIEW, River Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee (Two person)
2014 SECRETS OF PRINTMAKING, Northern Prints Gallery, Duluth, Minnesota (invitational)
2014 ART FOR EARTH DAY, NEW HORIZONS, Waters of Superior, Duluth, Minnesota (group)
2014 HOT, BRIGHT, & BOLD, Completely Kentucky, Frankfort, Kentucky (solo)
2013 SELECTIONS, Gallery Hop featured Artist, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville, Kentucky
2013 ETCHINGS, Ripple River Gallery, Aitken, Minnesota (solo)
2012 FULL SPECTRUM, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (curated)
2012 EARTHDAY, Northern Prints Gallery, Duluth, Minnesota (invitational)
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS GALLERY AFFILIATIONS
Amity Art Foundation, Inc, Woodbridge, CT Bluff Country Artist Gallery, Spring Grove, MN
Bickerstaff, Heath, Smiley, et al, Austin, TX Cedar Rapids Museum of Art- shop, Iowa
Brown Manufacturing Company, Austin, TX Completely Kentucky, Frankfort, KY
Dain Bosworth, Minneapolis, Minnesota Craft(s), Louisville, KY
Hallmark Corporation, Kansas
Kentucky State Fair, Kentucky Artist Collection Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul, MN
Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY
Minnesota, Mining & Manufacturing, St Paul, MN Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA Northern Prints Gallery, Duluth, MN
Post Properties Collection, Dallas, Texas Ripple River Gallery, Aitkin, MN
Regents Hospital, Wayzata, Minnesota River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN
Sower Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri Waters of Superior, Duluth, MN
Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Missouri
Sprint Corporation, Overland Park, Kansas
Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, Minnesota
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
University of South Dakota, Vermilion, SD
Anna Marie Pavlik 417 Wapping St. Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
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Growing concern for the survival of natural areas and the need I perceive in people to understand their relationship to the environment have encouraged me to work with nature related themes. My images are focused on revealing and presenting how nature has functioned. I extract the concepts which I visually explore, from my observations of natural sites, science publications, and maps. By creating these works I hope to direct the viewer’s attention to the irreplaceable value, sublime beauty, and mystery found within our natural environment.
2017 Soft Foam Printing Workshop, Evansville Museum, Evansville, Indiana
2016 Energy Choices & Printing, Josephine Sculpture Garden Arts Festival, Frank fort, Kentucky
2014 Soft Foam Printing Workshop, Porcupine Mountain State Park, Michigan
2014 Soft Foam Printing, Quetico Provincial Park, Dawson Campground, Ontario, Canada
2013 Soft Foam Printing & Mural Project, Josephine Sculpture Garden Arts Festival, Frank fort, Kentucky
2013 Pasta Machine Printing, Ripple River Gallery, Aitkin, MN
2012 Artist in Residence, Petrified Forest National Park, Relief Printing Workshop, Arizona
2012 Art in the Garden, Etching presentation, Liberty Hall Frankfort, Kentucky
2011 Soft Foam Printing Workshop, Josephine Sculpture Garden Arts Festival, Frank fort, Kentucky
2011 Artist in Residence, Catoctin Mountain Park, Presentation and Workshop, Maryland
PUBLICATIONS (contributing artist)
2014 Historic House and Tree Tour, Tree Coalition Publication
2013 Tree Tour, Tree Coalition Publication
2008 Trail Guide to the Northland Experience in Prints and Poetry, Calyx Press
2006 Response, Calyx Press, Lake Superior Writers & Northern Printmakers Alliance
2005 Dust & Fire, Bemidji State University Publications, Maureen Gibbon
Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art 1974; University of Minnesota, Duluth
Drafting Certificate 1976, St Paul Vocational School, St Paul, Minnesota
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering 1978; ICS Pennsylvania
I was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and after moving multiple times my parents chose Minnesota where I lived until relocating to Austin, Texas. I now reside in Frankfort, Kentucky. My college years were concentrated in Duluth attending St. Scholastica, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Wisconsin, Superior. This was followed by a Drafting Certificate from St. Paul Vocational School leading to a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering during employment with Minnesota, Mining & Manufacturing. My work at 3M was focused on Product Development. I hold one patent for a wire holding devise. The need for a greater involvement with art resulted in a membership at Flatbed Press, a print publishing studio in Austin, Texas. Participation in the Serie Project at Coronado Studio and work at Slugfest Printmaking Workshop evolved into setting up my own studio. Focus on the intaglio process and stratograph, a monoprint technique have resulted in several bodies of work. "Personal Poems” is a series of small biographical etchings dealing with issues of adulthood. "Ideal Mechanical Advantage” presents the transition from the factual world of engineering to sensory perception. "Global Fables” is a collection of pieces that study of the tradition of a short story with a moral from diverse cultures. I am now focused on work which involves the perilous future of the natural world. The common factor in each of these series is the narrative thread which each piece presents.
It is never easy to live a busy life and still have the time to create masterful works of art. Those who achieve this effort should get a medal or at least a giant chocolate donut every morning until life gets easier. This is my life in a donut box. I am ready for an artistic revolution! I am ready to put art on the top of my list and see my artworks come to life with a new vibrancy! Check-Mate! I'm there!
I'm fascinated with the printmaking process, especially the delightful surprises that come the first time a new plate is pulled. I gravitate towards the textural effects of collagraphs finding platemaking is only limited by oneâ€™s imagination. My work has been exhibited throughout the US but primarily in Texas, with a second solo show on the books for Chicago in 2015.
An interest in Japanese Ukiyo-e and German Expressionist woodcuts started my fascination with printmaking. It was my major at UT Austin, where I also learned silkscreen, lithography, and etching. The variety of printmaking techniques allows infinite possibilities for creating imagery. Currently I am focusing on linocuts and plexiglass engravings with monoprinting. I enjoy making multiples and find it a great method for sharing artworks with others.
I have created visual art all my life and my work has been a reflection of my surroundings, ongoing circumstances, memories, emotions and imagination. Most of my artwork includes women because that's how I've experienced life. Encircling movements occur often, a reflection of universal natural currents, the continuous flow of ideas, communication, and time.
Several years ago, I took my first college-level photography class. I fully expected to learn only the basics and was surprised when I was confronted with this thing called Art. I caught the art-bug, and have been learning about and attempting to make it ever since. After taking several photography classes, I began to feel the need to manipulate my photography by cutting it up to form collage, drawing on it and incorporating text. I took a bookmaking class, which eventually led me to change my major to printmaking. Printmaking was ideal for me because it allowed me to work both digitally and hands-on. It was very liberating because it lends itself experimentation and invention. In many ways, Printmaking is mixed media because of the varied ways of working. Computer, drawing, painting, sculpting and photography skills all come in handy in printmaking. Printmaking is not a perfectionistï¿½s art form, itï¿½s messy, results are often unexpected and control does not come easy. Images are, however, reproducible allowing for another chance at getting it right. For these reasons, I feel that it is perfect art form for learning life skills.
12/1/2007 - 12/3/2007
The Dougherty Arts Center
Chair: Angela Hayes
The deadline for this event (11/27/2007) has passed.