Kelly Anderson is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Lakeville, MN.
Kelly Anderson is a Minnesota-based international artist that strives to create unique, high quality work with melted crayons. Her images of animals are drawn directly on the canvas as she melts the crayon. Her dominant hand controls the heat and the less dominant hand does the drawing. This is her way of incorporating childlike tools into her professional style.
See more of her work at crayonkelly.com.
Nancy Staub Laughlin is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Skillman, NJ.
Nancy Staub Laughlin, an accomplished, New Jersey based artist, has created a new concept of the “still life” working with pastels on paper and photography. Nancy’s newest series, which she refers to as “assemblages,” incorporates the photograph into the pastel drawing. These dynamic, layered, and juxtaposing assemblages allow the viewer to enter her world of color, light, dimension, and beauty from a different perspective.
Background and exhibitions
Nancy has a BFA degree from Moore College of Art in Pennsylvania. She is currently with Carter Burden Gallery in NYC. She has been recognized and honored at the New Jersey State Museum and is included in the permanent collection. A few of her many accomplishments have been exhibits at the Noyes Museum, Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters, Bristol/Myers Squibb Headquarters, and Prudential Corporate Gallery. Her work was honorably included in a select exhibit, Six New Jersey Masters at Kean University, Burger Gallery. Nancy’s next exhibit will be at Carter Burden May/June 2021.
Nancy has received critical acclaim and reviews in the New York Times, City Arts, Gallery/Studio Magazine, and as a featured artist review by Renee Phillips, Manhattan Arts. She is represented in many private and public collections and was honored to be chosen to be in the NAWA collection at the Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University, New Jersey. Nancy received the Miriam Shorr Memorial Award, Works on Paper, through the National Association of Women Artists exhibition, Open Horizons 2018.
Her most memorable highlight was being reviewed by the late Sam Hunter, an art critic who found her work “refreshingly unique.” This is a common theme among many of her positive reviews. She offers a different approach and passion to drawing. Nancy is consistent in her vision…one can always recognize her signature style no matter how much she has changed or grown.
See more of her work at nancystaublaughlin.com
Denis Lefevre is a new Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Rungis, France.
Self-taught, Denis Lefevre trained since the 1990s in graphic design and painting. Having participated in a few exhibitions – Barr, rue des Arts (Alsace); Boston (USA); Galerie Métanoïa (Paris) – since the 2010s, Denis makes small-format works to be sold in the form of postcards and paintings.
Denis designs paintings on various themes and illustrates works (for example: 5 large format paintings that can illustrate André Malraux’s book: “La Voie Royale”). His goal is to offer originals in the form of flyers, postcards, business cards, and paintings.
The origin of this approach stems from the observation that writing, especially that of French, does not represent the sound reality. It is a code, a notation which is the sign of the enunciation but also of the historical evolution without counting the pure graphics signifying aspects of its grammaticality. We postulate that we are currently living disconnected from reality; audible, but also visible, which makes, among other things, the quest for the spiritual more difficult to perform. To do this, it is advisable to resort to the representation that it is figurative, abstract, or symbolic. Several themes are developed according to three main axes:
A] Figurative art
- architectural or religious heritage
- existential or spiritual messages – nature
B] Symbolic art – calligraphy and letter design
C] Abstract art – enunciative painting
- Alsace city of Barr “Rue des Arts” 06/12/2011
- Paris Galerie Métanoïa “Un seul grain de riz” 12/19/2015 – 01/09/2016
- Paris Galerie Métanoïa “Un seul grain de riz : “Le Zodiaque”” 12/18/2017 – 01/06/2019
- Paris Galerie Métanoïa “La Voie Royale (André Malraux)” 11/04/2016 – 11/10/2016
- Senlis (Oise) “Festival d’at sacré : Le Chant de la Terre” april 2019
USA – in Boston French Cultural Center mai 2012
See more work, visit denizarbnc.com
Kerry Hawkins is a new Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Dedham, MA.
Kerry Hawkins is a fine art photographer and freelance graphic designer, including social media. She attended the Art Institute of Boston, majoring in graphic design. Kerry became hooked on photography in her second year of college and has been photographing ever since.
Kerry loves to take photos everywhere she travels. Nature intrigues her, but she also loves city scenes and anything with peeling paint. Miniature animals amuse her. She has an Instagram feed called Tinyfur. The feed features toy photography and an occasional pet photo. It is a playful way to experiment with photography.
Kerry was the co-founder and manager of the Dedham Square Artist Guild. She did the marketing for the Guild, including social media, signage, and advertisements for their gallery and events. The Guild had was founded in October 2011, Dedham’s first artist cooperative, owned and operated by its members.
Kerry has been involved with many community organizations such as Dedham Civic Pride and Dedham Library Innovation Team. She had the honor of working on several projects, including Art in Bloom, Dedham Portrait Project, and many public art projects in Dedham. Kerry has photographed many non-profit party events in Dedham. For two years, she has been in the Dedham Art Association. Kerry has seen the group grow and is proud to be involved.
See more work, visit kerryhawkinsphotography.com