Raleigh Sculpture Group
RALEIGH SCULPTURE GROUP offers adults, beginners and experienced artists, a unique opportunity
to explore their artistic abilities and expand their art experiences through sculpting with clay.
CONFESSIONS OF A CONCENTRATION CAMP GUARD: Work in Marble, Bronze, Steel, & Oil
LITMUS GALLERY & STUDIOS
312 West Cabarrus St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Friday, June 7, 2013 / 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Exhibit Open: Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM & by appointment (919-571-3605
Exhibit Closes: Saturday, June 29, 2013
While living in Europe shortly after the US invaded Iraq, Pierce Boshelly
befriended an older man who, out of frustration with the war, revealed that he had served as a guard at a concentration camp
in Czechoslovakia. These works were inspired by his story.
LITMUS GALLERY &
312 West Cabarrus Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Reception: Friday, May 3, 2013 / 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Exhibit Open: Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM & by appointment (919-571-3605) / firstname.lastname@example.org)
This exhibit features the work of Saba Barnard and Stephan Twist. Saba is exhibiting
her series “American Muslimah” which is portraits of local American Muslim woman, with emphasis on color, joy,
and our common humanity. Stephan became interested in photography at the age of 9 and has pursued
and developed his photographic art for most of his life. His love of nature, creativity and being expressive
is expressed in his special gift for photography.
Goes Sculpture Workshop”: Saturday, May 11, 10 AM to 5 PM (lunch 1-2 PM)- Do your own thing and
decide if you want to create a torso, high relief sculpture tile, 3-D sculpture, rough sketch the pose with clay, or just
practice your sculpting skills. This workshop will feature two new models making their modeling debut with
our sculpture group. Our male model will pose for the 10 AM to 1 PM session
and our female model will pose for the 2-5 PM session. To advance skills in rendering human anatomy, nude models
are used for figurative sculpture sessions. Workshop cost (10 AM to 5 PM) is $31.
Cost for taking just the morning or afternoon session is $21. Water base clay will be
available for sale for $14 per 25 lb. bag. Models, sculpture stand, studio facility, and bisque
firing of finished sculpture(s) are provided at no additional cost. These sessions are limited to 8 participants and
those wishing to attend must reserve a space in advance. Those indicating a desire to attend will be notified if there
is a space for them or if they are on the "wait list". The sessions will be held at Litmus Gallery &
Studios, 312 W. Cabarrus Street in downtown Raleigh. Additional questions and/or to reserve a spot in
the session: email email@example.com or call 919-571-3605.
Class: Using Maquettes to Sketch the Human Figure in Clay Date: Saturday, June 1, 2013
10am – 4pm with one-hour lunch break
Cost: $41 for the class (includes firing), plus $14 for clay if needed
Instructor: Cris Barnes
Litmus Gallery and Studios
This class is based upon Philippe Faraut's method (as taught in his March 2013
class at Ringling Art College) for creating a proportional clay maquette. The purpose of the method
is to increase sculpting speed by defining proportions before the model is positioned. The idea
is that it’s more difficult to ensure proportions are correct when you begin with a model in position—you either
have to take scrupulous measurements or have an exact eye. Defining proportions based on the model’s
body in a basic standing position allows you to get the mathematical part of sculpting done up-front
and quickly, allowing you to focus more of your sculpting time on details and esthetics. Basic anatomy
considerations pertaining to manipulating the maquette will be covered.
After the maquette is built,
participants will go through a series of three interlocking clay sketches with it, working
from semi-reclined to open seated to seated inward fold. Each position will build upon the last, demonstrating
how the maquette technique can allow you to pre-sculpt proportions and then work with a model to quickly achieve
the esthetics and position you want in a finished piece. This class will be briskly paced and should
be approached with the perspective of learning to create quick sketches in clay. Class is
limited to 8 participants. To reserve a space, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEATURED ARTIST OPPORTUNITY
In order to give artists the opportunity to exhibit their work, Litmus Gallery &
Studios provides a space each month for 1-4 artists to host an art exhibit. Selected artists are to work
collaboratively to share the areas available for art display, install the exhibit, help advertise the exhibit, and provide
refreshments for, manage, and attend the First Friday 6-9 PM reception for the exhibit. All works of art
exhibited must be for sale. Works must be original and committed to the show for the entire exhibition
period. Litmus Gallery & Studios reserves the right to refuse any work that is not properly presented,
requires special installation, or is deemed inappropriate by the Litmus Gallery selection committee.
Specifications: All 2D work must be completely prepared for hanging with wire. Wire must not
be frayed and must support the weight of the piece. No “saw tooth” hangers may be used.
Maximum framed size cannot exceed 50” in any direction. 2D and 3D art cannot exceed 50 pounds.
Exhibiting artists retain ownership of all work exhibited at Litmus Gallery & Studios. Works are exhibited
at the risk of the artist. Although the utmost care will be taken in handling all art work, Litmus Gallery
& Studios will not be responsible for damage or loss from any cause. Submitting a work of art shall
imply an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth here.
Sales will be encouraged. Litmus Gallery & Studios will retain a commission of 30 % on all sales.
The artist is committed to the sale price placed on the art at the time of delivery.
Installation of Art:
Arrangements for installation of art should be made one week prior to the month that the art is to be displayed by
calling (919) 571-3605 or emailing email@example.com. Artists are responsible for installing their art and labeling installed art with the name of the
work, size, medium and price.
Removal: Unless sold, all artwork must remain on
view until the close of the exhibition. Unsold works should be picked up 4-7 PM on the Monday prior to
the first Friday of the next month or by special arrangement.
Inventory: Exhibiting artists are to
provide an inventory of all art being exhibited that includes the title of the work, dimensions, medium and price. Applying: Artists interested
in exhibiting their work should email firstname.lastname@example.org expressing their interest, months they would be interested in exhibiting, best phone contact
number, and three (3) attached photos that show examples of their work that are labeled with the title of the
work, dimensions, medium, and price.
Selection: Artists selected for an exhibition at Litmus Gallery
will be emailed the “Featured Artist Form” to complete. The form can be scanned and emailed back to email@example.com or mailed to: Litmus Gallery & Studios, 312 W. Cabarrus St., Raleigh, NC, 27601.
Studio Spaces: $130 - $300
Call 919-571-3605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to check on availability.
COMMISSIONING A TORSO SCULPTURE
DESCRIPTION OF TORSO SCULPTURE:
The clay torso sculpture
created is a representation of the trunk of the body. In addition, it includes a small part of the neck
but not the head, a portion of the arms above the elbow, and the legs above the knees. A client can be
sculpted in either a standing, seated, or reclining pose. If a standing pose is selected, the completed
sculpture will be approximately 12 inches in height -- ideal for displaying on a coffee or end table, bookshelf, or pedestal.
It normally takes two 3-hour
sessions, scheduled on different days, to complete the sculpture. Occasionally, depending on the complexity
of the pose, an additional session may be required. During each 3-hour session the client will pose nude
for 20 minute time intervals separated by 5-minute breaks. Upon completion, the sculpture will be air-dried
for several weeks and then bisque fired. Once fired, a clear acrylic matte finish will be applied to seal
the surface. Felt will be placed on the base of the sculpture. If a client is not available
to pose in person, a torso sculpture can be completed using just photos.
Sculpting sessions are normally conducted during
afternoons or evenings, Sunday through Thursday. However, sessions can be scheduled at other times to fit
a client’s schedule.
Sculpting sessions will
be held in the artist’s studio located at 312 West Cabarrus Street in downtown Raleigh. Litmus Art
Gallery and several other studios are located in the same building.
The cost of a commissioned clay torso sculpture as described is $375.00, which is due at the completion
of the sculpture. If the completed sculpture does not meet the client’s expectations or for any other
reasons the client does not wish to proceed with the purchase, the client may decline the purchase without additional financial
obligation. If the purchase is declined the completed sculpture will become the property of the sculptor.
Clients will not receive any payment for the time spent posing for the sculpture.
*Information and prices
on additional sculptural options are available upon request.
James (Jim) Fatata is an accomplished artist who specializes in figurative sculpture. His
works have been juried into numerous art shows and exhibitions. You can see examples of his work by visiting
Litmus Art Gallery and his studio at 312 W. Cabarrus St. in Raleigh, NC or by viewing his work on the web at www.litmusgallery.com or www.tristatesculptors.org.
Additional Information: Raleigh Sculpture Group / Modeling Opportunities
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