Art Update: Aug. 16 – Sept. 14, 2019

“Wild Things”

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Nature Speaks – Endurance, by: Jo M. Orise – oil on canvas, gallery wrap 18×24″

Art Opening and Reception

Where: River Arts Gallery, Route 1, Damariscotta, ME
When:  Opening reception: August 16 –  5 to 7 pm
Public view and purchase: August 16 – September 14, 2019
Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 4 pm
Sunday 11:00-3:00 pm

Contact: 207-563-1507
email: info@riveratsme.org

Having submitted an artwork to be juried for the “Wild Things” show, I learned 208 paintings were submitted, and 80 were selected by the jurying process.

I was one of the lucky 80! That sounds like the title of a book or at least a movie.

I am so pleased. So many paintings. And a theme show to boot!

I usually avoided “Theme” shows—until this year. I was accepted at the last show and now this show. Two theme shows in a row! How great is that?

Why do I avoid “Themes”? Well…my brain doesn’t work that way. Suggest a theme, my mind is blank.

I literally interpret the message…then it gets complicated in my little head. It feels like I don’t fit in my head. Nor do I fit in the group who is part the whole event.

They get it. I don’t.

My examples draw a lot of blank stares and gaping mouths.

Hmmm.

I go home and have coffee. I stare at my easel. Whiteness. That is what I see. Well, lately it is grayness—I tint my canvas prior to painting. Gray can make paint “zing” or can depress you. Like sitting in a little corner asking “why don’t I think that way?”

But this time, upon examining available paintings hanging in my studio, I forced myself to think beyond the painted subject. It worked—twice in two months!

However, I fear my time as a theme painter is limited.

But then…

Join us.

Have a glass of wine, a few goodies and let’s chat about art—everyone’s art. Most participating artists attend the opening.

We artists will be happy to speak with anyone interested in art.

Give a holler, leave a comment and a like.

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JMO

Jo M. Orise Art Update – June 2019

Jo’s New Event

Group art opening this week.

WHERE: River Arts Gallery, Route 1, Damariscotta, ME.
On the North side of route 1. Can’t miss it.
WHEN:  Friday, June 7, 2019
TIME:    5-7 p.m.

The opening will have hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and wine.
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River Arts Gallery, Damariscotta, ME
Regular Gallery Hours:
Tuesdays – Saturdays 10-4, Sundays 11-3
207-563-1507

This is my sixth year with the group. Shouldn’t there be a celbration here for me? 😉

Join us. Have fun. Chat with the artists and art lovers. Look at the artwork. Bring one or more home.

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Return to Port by Rockland Light – by: Jo M. Orise

Return to Port by Rockland Light, an oil painting, took several weeks to complete. I love schooners and actually live near Rockland Light, visible from my studio.

It is 12×16″ oil on canvas, framed.

There are mountains beyond from this view. Seagulls roam from Rockland Light to our home, searching for another serving of whatever they can swallow, all the while crying out, “Mine! Mine!”

Or are they saying “Maine?”

If  you are interested in this artwork or any other works from my studio https://www.jomorise.com, send me a message at jo@jomorise.com.

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Thanks,

Jo
“Smile in your mirror every day.” JM Orise

Jo M. Orise – July, 2016 Art Update

Lincolnville Beach – the Lincolnville Fine Art Gallery

UMaine Belfast Center art show ended a few weeks ago. On my way home from retrieving my painting, I decided to visit the Lincolnville Fine Art Gallery
at Lincolnville Beach. It is on the route to Belfast.

My previous attempt to visit the gallery proved futile—closed. This time I was in luck and I happily viewed lovely works of art and craft.

I complimented the owner, Dwight, at his art and craft selection and gallery display. 

Dwight has on display his own creations of wood sculptures and wall hangings, which I found very charming and tastefully executed. (One of his large pieces is hanging on the right side of the gallery as seen in this photo.) He is an artist/ owner/curator/realtor! And I thought I was the busy one.

Grace Bailey Anchored at Curtis Light
by: Jo M. Orise

 Dwight invited me to fetch my painting from the car.

“You painted this?” he chuckled.

“Yes.”

“How about leaving it here. I have room for it.”

So, after discussing the terms and reaching agreement, I now have my painting hanging in the Lincolnville Fine Art Gallery.

I am happy about this opportunity to be represented in Lincolnville. Hopefully someone will see my work and decide they can’t go home without it.

Leave a comment.

For more info about the painting, visit my website http://www.jomorise.com

Visit the gallery. Say hello to Dwight.
 http://www.lincolnvillefineartgallery.com

Jo M. Orise Art Update for August and September 2013

Blue Fog with Gulls, watercolor by Jo M. Orise

Good news! I sold four paintings at the Aldermere Farm Art Show and Sale event, August 10, 2013! The Aldermere Show is a one-day, once-a-year event. My first showing with the Farm. Proceeds from the show are shared with the Farm, which is a non-profit organization. Always glad to help.

More good news, I am now displaying work for sale at the Brown Bag Cafe, Rockland, Maine  for the month of August, and will be there for the month of September as well! Come visit! Take a painting home and enjoy your new window to an artist’s vision.

Presently, I am working on a few compositions in my brain and can’t wait to grab a pencil and brush.

Visit my virtual art gallery www.jomorise.com .

Be happy. Love your neighbor. Remember YOU are someone’s neighbor too.

Smile in your mirror every day.

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Scammer If I Ever Saw One!

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This is NOT my painting. Image of Owls Head Light Station in Owls Head, Maine, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I received an e-mail first thing this morning.
Michael Silverberg [mmmoreef@gmail.com]
Monday 6/4/2012 1:16 AM
Good day to you over there, My name is Micheal Silverberg I’m from phoenix and my eyes caught this particular work(Owls Head Light), i will like to have it for my new apartment this month.please let me know if the piece is available, if yes let me have the detailed price and more information about it. i will be waiting to read from you.Regards.

I’ve sold artwork over the Internet before, but this didn’t seem okay.

Michael has a problem in spelling his name correctly more than once. So, which is it Mike?

Grammar is not very good either. Salutation? A bit strange.

So I do what I always do. Contemplate, then act—what can I find out about Michael Silverberg at mmmoreef@gmail.com?

Any search engine will do. I got lots of information about Michael who has an alias was well.

Kathleen McMahon, artist, http://www.kathleenmcmahon.com/info/scammer-names.html has done a terrific job as an Anti-Scam Samurai. Visit her website and check out the long list of names scammers use. This is only a partial list.

If you get an e-mail and it doesn’t seem right, go with your intuition and do some research. It will pay off.

As a former computer science teacher, I developed an Internet Safety curriculum where I taught my students to question what they saw and read on the Internet. Compare what is said on one site with another. Check your sources. What is their motive? Are there lots of spelling and grammar errors. If it sounds too good to be true? Then it usually is.

Go to http://www.artistsnetwork.com/articles/business-of-art/scam-letter.

So how do you protect yourself and report those nasty scammers?

Here are some tips you can use to avoid becoming a victim of cyber-fraud as seen on http://www.fbi.gov/

  • Do not respond to unsolicited (spam) e-mail.
  • Do not click on links contained within an unsolicited e-mail.
  • Be cautious of e-mail claiming to contain pictures in attached files, as the files may contain viruses. Only open attachments from known senders. Scan the attachments for viruses if possible.
  • Avoid filling out forms contained in e-mail messages that ask for personal information.
  • Always compare the link in the e-mail with the link to which you are directed and determine if they match and will lead you to a legitimate site.
  • Log directly onto the official website for the business identified in the e-mail, instead of “linking” to it from an unsolicited e-mail. If the e-mail appears to be from your bank, credit card issuer, or other company you deal with frequently, your statements or official correspondence from the business will provide the proper contact information.
  • Contact the actual business that supposedly sent the e-mail to verify if the e-mail is genuine.
  • If you are asked to act quickly, or there is an emergency, it may be a scam. Fraudsters create a sense of urgency to get you to act quickly.
  • Verify any requests for personal information from any business or financial institution by contacting them using the main contact information.
  • Remember if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
To receive the latest information about cyber-scams, sign up for e-mail alerts on this website. If you have received a scam e-mail, please notify the IC3 by filing a complaint at www.ic3.gov.

Check this: http://www.consumerfraudreporting.org/reporting_to_ISPs.php :

How to Report a Spam, Scams and Abusive Use of Email Accounts and Hosted Websites

If you have received spams and scams that are coming from a Yahoo, Hotmail, AIM, Excite, Gmail or other public or free email account, you can report it to the provider to have them shut that account down.  Here are the addresses -just forward the email to the appropriate address with the subject “Abusive use of account”:

Email providers

Website hosti
ng providers

Be on the lookout at all times. Protect yourself, your family and friends.
Hope this helps. Leave a comment.
Jo

PS:I’m back with an update. I forwarded the e-mail to GMail’s link (as seen above) at 12:04 AM and got a robotic response at 12:05 AM.

GMail provided me with a choice of forms to fill out. It was neat, quick and easy.

You will need the message header so they can track them down.

  • GMail has instructions on how to find the header. 
  • In Microsoft Outlook, I found the header when I opened the message and clicked on View/Options and the Internet Header was there. 
  1. Click within the header report in that window
  2. Press CTRL + A to select all
  3. Press CTRL + C to copy and close the window. 
  4. Click in the form where the Message Header is needed
  5. Press CTRL + V to paste what you copied from Microsoft Outlook.

So DON’t delete the scammer’s e-mail until you have reported the villain to the proper reporting bureau. That is crucial if you want the scammer gone.

Click on the ‘comment’ link below. Share your experience with scam e-mail.

Jo
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