Art Update – “Artist Choice” Sept. 20 – Oct. 19, 2019

Art Opening and Reception

Where: River Arts Gallery, Route 1, Damariscotta, ME
When:  Opening reception:  September 20, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Public view and purchase: September 20 – October 19, 2019
Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 4:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 – 3:00 pm

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

Works juried by Jane Dahmen, contemproary realist painter.

I’ve been accepted to participate!

I am included in the 101 works selected from 233 submitted for the show.

Out of the three submitted, “Monhegan Bananas” was accepted!

I’m impressed by the quality of works exhibited at the gallery. Come see the amazing work at this show.

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Monhegan Bananas – by: Jo M. Orise

Bananas?

Why not. Besides, fruit needs to be healthy so we can be healthy. Maine sunshine and ocean breezes are the best way to promote health.

A still life with landscape for a background.

This is a fun painting to hang in any environment. Kitchen, porch, patio, restaurant. Anywhere.

It’s art. One-of-kind. Be different, hang it somewhere or gift it to that special person who has everything.

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

 

Art Update – “Artist Choice” September Exhibition coming up soon.

I’ve submitted three!

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Curtis Light Apples – by: Jo M. Orise

I’ve submitted these three paintings, to be juried. The theme is “Artist Choice”.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have all three accepted? But that’s up to the juror, who is also an artist.

Exhibitions at River Arts usually includes, paintings, drawings, sculptures and a few crafts.

Impressed by the quality of some of these artists’ works, I often consider signing up with several of these talented people to learn how they produce such amazing work.

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Monhegan Bananas – by: Jo M. Orise

Bananas and apples?

Why not. Besides, fruit is healthy.

This is actually, a still life painting set in a landscape…the ocean.

These are fun paintings to hang in any environment. Kitchen, porch, patio, restaurant. Anywhere. It’s art. And they are one-of-kind. Be different, hang it somewhere or gift it to that special person who has everything.

 

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Beltie Stroll – by: Jo M. Orise

Oreo Cookies?

This third painting is a favorite theme for lots of folks visiting this area. Belted Galloways, also known a Oreo Cookies, Oreos, Belties, are found at Aldermere Farm, Rockport, Maine, where they breed the belties. Being a non-profit organization, they rely on the community for support and in return, adults and school children interested in animal husbandry, gardening and farming participate in caring for the animals and growing their own gardens. An interesting environment in which to grow.

Now, I wait for the e-mail. Subject: acceptance list.

Cross my fingers.

Will you cross yours for me?

Please share and leave a comment.

Jo

 

Honorable Mention Award – Maine Lobster Festival 2019

Wow! I am excited. 

Last year I earned two awards.

This year, I received the “Honorable Mention Award” for the painting “Morning at the Docks”.

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Morning at the Docks, by: Jo M. Orise

Looking at it, I remember its creation.

I began with a photograph I had taken of the Port Clyde, Maine dock. 

I was, at the time, interested in sunrises and sunsets. How best to represent them. On the ocean seemed best—all that reflection and color glow.

Having gotten married on a schooner, I became smitten with a love for tall ships.

Here I imposed, for my personal pleasure, a schooner in the distance, waiting for morning to be off into the sunrise. But then, why not two ships? They often anchor in a harbor together. Why not in my little harbor scene?

Now we had two schooners.

Then I thought, there’s room for one more alongside those little boats waiting for the fishermen and captains of ships who slept ashore with their loved ones.

Three schooners now lie in wait in the harbor at Port Clyde. The dock depicts fishermen, having arrived from shore and from the sea, beginning the day’s work. Young men, older men, young women, older women, all beguiled by the sea.

The gulls greet the day, announcing a new beginning.

Life on the sea begins anew with the rising sun.

Like and leave a comment.
Love to hear from you.

JMO

Jo M. Orise – Art Update – August 2018 – 2 Awards!

71st Maine Lobster Festival Open Juried Art Show.

Sponsored by Camden National Bank, Rockland, ME

Woo Hoo! August 2, 2018 I was awarded two ribbons for my entries at the art show.

 

3rd Place ribbon
“Entering Deep Cove on the Maine Coast”  by Jo M. Orise
18×24″ oil on canvas, framed 
 


Honorable Mention ribbon
“The Grace Bailey Anchored at Curtis Light”  by Jo M. Orise
24×18″ oil on canvas, framed 
I’ve come close, so I have been told, earlier in my art career. So this is great to be recognized for two painting in one show. Thank you jurors. It feels great!
 
View the paintings at my virtual studio jomorise.com 
 
or
 
visit Orise Studio-Gallery here in Owls Head, Maine.
 
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Jo M. Orise – October 14 – November 10, 2016 — Art Update

Prep work for the oil painting. oil by Jo M. Orise

 Yeah! River Arts Gallery Art Show going on right now.

  • River Arts Gallery,  241 US Route 1 (North), Damariscotta, Maine.

Theme of the group show is Artist Choice. 

Exhibition Opening Fri. Oct 14, 5-7PM.

The showing will be on display until until November 10, 2016

This is the featured artwork from my collection that is on display at River Arts Gallery:

Gulls Are Free – Oil by Jo M. Orise

 

Gulls Are Free 

The gulls float above as the wind creates whitecaps below.

8″ x 10″ oil with floater frame

I love gulls and the ocean. They represent freedom and daring.

To the right, you see my preparation for the painting. The subject is simple and was such fun to create—and a challenge.

Lots of observation, quick sketches, photo references and imagination. I had to determine how the bird would look like as it hovered in air and looked below.

Have you ever watched seagulls float in the updraft of the wind? They just spread their wings and let it happen. Amazing. They don’t flap to stay up. When the air has a strong current, it holds the gulls up there. We would drop whether we flapped or not.
They are like a living kite.

If you get to Damariscotta, do drop in and take a look at all the wonderful paintings on display.

Leave a comment and like the River Arts Gallery page on FaceBook with this link.

Click here to visit my website jomorise.com

Jo M. Orise – May 27 to June 16, 2016 Art Update

“Marshall Point Light 4”
by: Jo M. Orise

You are invited to my first show for the 2016 season in Maine.

The show is at River Arts Gallery, Route 1, in Damariscotta, Maine, May 27 to June 16, 2016

This is a group show for a large number of local artists.

“Marshall Point Light 4” is on display at the show.

It is a framed, oil on canvas – 16″ x 12″.

Opening social event:
Friday, May 27, 2016 from 5 – 7 PM.

Gallery hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 4 PM
Sunday 10 – 2 PM.

I also have a few matted original paintings in the art bin.

See you there!

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Jo M. Orise April, 2016 Art Update

“Morning Watch” by: Jo M. Orise

 NEW artwork is now available for viewing at my virtual gallery, http://www.jomorise.com



27 paintings in 11 months!


Rumor is, “Spring has arrived.” Therefore I am getting my artwork ready for upcoming art shows. My plan includes group shows and solo shows.

Go to  http://www.jomorise.com See what I’ve created and please leave a comment. 

  • A ‘Like’ AND Written Words are always appreciated. It is delightful to have people “like” my work or “not like” my work. I welcome honest critiques

    •  Critique: a careful judgment or opinion about the good and bad. Questions may be  asked, such as:  ‘have you tried…..’ or ‘have you thought of…..” or “why did you do/say that?” Critiquing is something I introduced to my art students as well as to my animation students. It is practiced to assist one in a journey of creativity without being rude. Critiquing art and manuscripts has been around since the 1800s.

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A painter at work en plein air – dog in a ‘flow state’. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After working so many hours, a simple “like” is nice, but words have more lasting power. 

Oh, but I do “like” lots of things—popcorn, pizza, comfortable shoes, being in a “flow state.”  (See previous post re: ‘flow state’)

I am now officially a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Click on link below.

Yes, I plan to open my home studio to the public by appointment. It will be fun to find out what will happen.

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English: Schooner Isaac H. Evans under full sail on Penobscot Bay. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Stay tuned. I’ll post my upcoming shows in time for you to plan to come and enjoy the display of work by me and others wherever we may be.

Check out my blogs and my website. Please leave a “comment” AND a “like”. I’ll will reply. 

If you want to be on my list of people to be notified of upcoming events, follow me on FaceBook or on Wordpress-Blog or BlogSpotBlog (this blog) or on Twitter

Thanks for reading and I hope you smiled today.

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