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Art On Centre Exhibiting works of art by Claire Kendrick & Chad Awalt

Some of the new arrivals at Art on Centre, Fernandina.  Wistfully Remembering 48×48 | Oil and Wax | Art on Centre, Fernandina. Sculpture by Chad Awalt.

503 Centre St, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

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Tue-Thu: 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Fri-Sat: 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm

We are pleased to announce the opening of Amelia Island’s newest fine arts and collectibles gallery, Art on Centre, located in historic downtown Fernandina Beach. Our gallery features works from living American artists using various mediums in a contemporary theme. Our mission is to create personal connections with artists and clients – bringing art to life in a welcoming and approachable environment. You are cordially invited to explore the gallery and our artists.

Claire J KendrickExhibition, Publicity, Seascape, VideoFebruary 27, 20170 comments
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Artist Talk at the St Augustine Art Association | Tue 20th, September, 7pm-8.30pm | SAVE THE DATE

Have you always wanted to participate in an artist residency? Plan your own ‘art trip’ have uninterrupted time, work and be inspired by a new environment? Join me as I share my experience as Artist in Residence at the C-Scape Dune Shack on the Cape Cod National Seashore.  This was a rustic and basic living experience but I look forward to sharing my story and showing the extensive body of work I created in just one week.

Date & Time : Tuesday 20th September, 7pm – 8.30pm.
Location : The St Augustine Art Association

During the month of September exhibiting in the Marguerita Phillips North Gallery is a collection of works produced during my Artist Residency in Cape Cod.  I will give a talk about my painting experience in the historic coastal Dune Shack on Tuesday, September 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Main Gallery.  Admission is free but reservations are requested.

The St. Augustine Art Association is a non-profit art organization founded in 1924. The landmark gallery is open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays -Saturdays and on Sundays, 2 to 5 p.m.  Admission is free.  For more information and to reserve a seat at the talk, call (904) 824-2310.

C-Scape Dune Shack, Cape Cod National Seashore. MA Aritst-in-residence Claire J. Kendrick.

C-Scape Dune Shack, Cape Cod National Seashore. MA Aritst-in-residence Claire J. Kendrick.

 

 

Claire J KendrickExhibition, landscape, Plein Air, PublicitySeptember 1, 20162 comments
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Artist Residency (Part 1/4) – Awarded through the Provincetown Community Compact

Claire J. Kendrick has been awarded through the Provincetown Community Compact, a residency in the Peaked Hill Bars National Register Historic District, MA. Kendrick’s residency in Provincetown will be primitive only allowing for basic essentials in an effort to preserve and enhance the natural beauty of the Cape reflected in her paintings. She will be residing in one of the 19 well-known Dune Shacks; where there is no electricity or indoor plumbing, no refrigerator and little connection with the outside world.

Artist Residency (Video 1)

Touch the earth, love the earth, her plains, her valleys, her hills, and her seas; rest your spirit in her solitary places. For the gifts of life are the earth’s and they are given to all, and they are the songs of birds at daybreak, Orion and the Bear, and the dawn seen over the ocean from the beach.  – Henry Beston, The Outermost House.

The peninsula of Cape Cod stands farther out to sea than any other portion of the Atlantic coast of the United States; it is the outermost of outer shores.   – Henry Beston, The Outermost House.

As I look out across the ocean I think of my homeland in the North West of Ireland, the northern outpost of Europe. I feel to truly be at home here on the Cape it must be in your blood — that somehow you inherit it. My time here reminded me of my native home – Ireland. Few survive the hard winter’s and barren conditions here on the Cape, yet it is supremely magnificent. I feel that I have graduated into a select group of Dune Dwellers for it is something you have to live and experience to understand.

Claire J KendrickArt Residency, Art Residency Cape Cod, landscape, MA, Oil Painting, Publicity, Seascape, VideoJune 11, 20160 comments
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Florida Design Magazine Vol 25#1

Florida Design Magazine – The Magazine for Fine Interior Design & Furnishings

So excited to see #Gardner Colby Gallery in Florida Design Magazine artists featured – #Kevin Solan, #Susan Morosky, #John Schyler, #Claire Kendrick. Preview my painting via my blog: http://www.cjk-studio.com/blog

Feature

Featured Oil Encaustic Painting by CJK

Abstract Ocean | 8"x24" | Oil Encaustic | Gardner Colby

Abstract Ocean | 8″x24″ | Oil Encaustic | Gardner Colby

Other Paintings Exhibiting at the Gardner Colby Gallery

Claire J KendrickAbstract, Publicity, SeascapeApril 9, 20150 comments
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Exhibition of Figure Paintings by CJK

Figuratively Speaking

Photos from the opening exhibition at the Cultural Center Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

“Figuratively Speaking”. — The beauty of being figurative while conversing or writing is that it creates a subtle, special meaning. The nuances of figurative language create associations and suggestions in the listener’s mind that have not been stated implicitly.
When painting the viewer uniquely observes and they in turn have their own private reaction, based on their views, life experience, feeling towards the work.

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Figure Paintings by Claire J Kendrick at the CCPVB

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Figure Paintings by Claire J Kendrick at the CCPVB

 

The paintings capture the private moment between a model and the artist. It’s a non-objective beginning — I never quite know what energy will come across the paintings. I sometimes capture the mood of the model or conversely it’s my reaction to the pose. Of course there is always a part of me in the work but the best paintings have something unintended — an element of surprise and mystery. They are works of art that can never be repeated because of the complex layering of paint.

 

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Figure Paintings by Claire J Kendrick at the CCPVB

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Figure Paintings by Claire J Kendrick at the CCPVB

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Figure Paintings by Claire J Kendrick at the CCPVB

“This is an exciting exhibition of contemporary figure paintings. It has taken over two years for the series exhibiting at the Cultural Center, to become reality and I’m very excited as it marks an important milestone in my career as an artist. Visiting Cape Cod and working with Anne Packard and her daughter Cynthia Packard in 2012 was pivotal in initiating the series.” – CJK

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Figure Paintings by Claire J Kendrick at the CCPVB

Thanks to all who made it for the opening night the exhibition runs until April 17th, 2015

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Figure Paintings by Claire J Kendrick at the CCPVB

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Figure Paintings by Claire J Kendrick at the CCPVB

 

Thanks to Anna Birtles and Leigh Rodante at the Cultural Center Ponte Vedra for all their help – please contact them if your are interested in any of the paintings. Tel (904) 280-0614

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Cultural Center Ponte Vedra Beach – Anna Birtles and Leigh Rodante

 

 

 

Claire J KendrickExhibition, Figure, Installation, Oil Painting, PublicityMarch 15, 20151 comment
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Hosting an open studio event.

Opening your studio can be a fun way to share new work with collectors and friends. This is a unique opportunity for people to get an inside look at the nuts and bolts of life in the studio.

During my pregnancy its been hard to stay away from painting – but this was a great event to plan. Its worth giving yourself a few weeks to organized inventory and display. Design and print invitations and gather a collector list!

Its time consuming and for most artists its a herculean effort to tidy their studio space. I wanted to open my home studio to a few close friends and collectors so as the nesting instinct kicked in I embarked on cleaning my house from top to bottom and basically having rooms open for guest to see my paintings hanging throughout. Most artists have their open studios in the lead up to the holidays, as our baby is due early October 2014, this wasn’t going to work for me. It was a great way to get organized and work is ready to send to gallery’s for the fourth quarter sales period.

Its worth mentioning that all works are gallery ready and there is no discounting or undercutting gallery prices, I rely heavily on my gallery’s for support and sales throughout the year. For collectors this an opportunity to visit, see whats coming up and hear first hand what challenges and successes have been happening. Gallery’s are showroom ready year round….and I am always happy to meet clients should you request this. Some collectors like to meet the artist, some don’t. In the same way some artists are sociable – and some like to be reclusive. I’m a big advocate of being a recluse especially in the phase of developing a new body of work…its the only way for me to get stuff done and its important to have my own space, free of criticism, opinion or interruption.

An open studio is not a public event! Its important to keep the guest list, invitation only. My invitation gave guests a preview of Landscape, Seascape and Botanical paintings and a special preview of some works planed for my 2015 Figurative Show (March 6th, 2015 – save the date, more details to follow).

For more information on how to host an open studio?

Listen to this great interview with artist Melinda Cootsona. Melinda is author of the book “Open Your Studio: Nine Steps to A Successful Art Event”.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/artistshelpingartists/2013/04/18/how-to-host-a-successful-open-studio-event

Email for price information on any of the photographed works of art.

claire@cjk-studio.com

Claire J KendrickBotanical Series, Exhibition, Figure, Installation, Interview, landscape, Newsletter, Oil Painting, Plein Air, Publicity, SeascapeAugust 30, 20144 comments
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Private Pottery & Art Collection of Dena and Worley Faver.

This is the home of Mr. & Mrs. Worley Faver. Usually if a collector agrees to publish a photograph of their home, I remove their address and name for privacy reasons. Here Worley’s pottery is showcased so beautifully, I’m happy that some of my paintings have found a special place beside his work in their home, and they allow me to share these with you.
Worley together with his wife and muse Dena, have collaborated and decorated their home with Worley’s pottery vessels and works of art. They are a creative force and together have been hugely supportive of my career in fine art, introducing my work and showcasing my paintings in their St Augustine Gallery (from 2008-2012) until they retired from gallery life. They have promoted my paintings and also added a few to their personal art collection, two larger paintings feature in the photographs attached, Floating and Marsh Song.

Pottery by Worley Faver Painting, Marsh Song by Claire J Kendrick

Pottery by Worley Faver Painting, Marsh Song by Claire J Kendrick

When I first approached Dena and Worley about representing my work back in 2008, I just loved the esthetic of their gallery. Dena had a great passion and eye for showcasing Worley’s pottery, curating their gallery and choosing wonderful antique furniture pieces or commissioned furniture by artist Richard Warholic to display and enhance the pottery. I liked the overall feel of the gallery. My paintings were contemporary and were a great fit, with the pottery our work successfully complimented each other. This was a unique synergy of artists promoting artists. It was a great learning curve early in my career showing my work professionally. In these early stages of my career I found it easier to talk about Worley’s work than my own. It took me a while to find my place in the art market, to feel like I really belonged.
I gained much from this business connection turned friendship. Worley and Dena have been great teachers in life – one of Worley’s great quotes – “The universe has many lessons to teach, if we are calm and listen.” Still when my mind races and I impatiently want my career to go faster, higher, better, I am reminded of the bedrock of truth in this quote. Dena’s great quote – “Just Work” – even in the moments of self-doubt and despair. Many working artists are well aware of the highs and lows of this profession. Having a deep meditative approach and self-belief are at the heart of their lessons. There is a deep spiritual connection to the earth and nature and Worley often refers to the fact we are portals in the creative process, to be open and to be present and to be committed to your craft, these are just some of the aspects important in our roles as artists.
They are great believers that – “All art is laughter to relieve us from life’s grief’s” – from the ancient story of Odysseus, this brings us closer to the modern understanding, that to appreciate art or practice art helps us to live our lives creatively and there are proven health benefits.

Worley Faver hand build’s pottery using ancient techniques, his unique and special works of art are represented professionally by Cutter and Cutter at the “Brilliance in Color Gallery”, St Augustine. Please click on the link to be connected and view more of his magnificent work.

http://www.cutterandcutter.com/Artist/Worley_Faver/

To watch a short video about Worley Faver click on this link.

Claire J KendrickExhibition, Installation, Newsletter, Oil Painting, Pottery, Publicity, VideoJune 18, 20142 comments
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Florida Design Magazine, 2014

 

Florida Design Magazine, 2014 – Artist Claire Kendrick featured by Gardner Colby Gallery. | www.gardnercolbygallery.com

“Breaking Waves” | Oil | 48″ x 120″

 

 

 

Claire J KendrickOil Painting, Publicity, SeascapeApril 11, 20140 comments
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“Changing Tide”

“Changing Tide” finds a new home, thank you to new collectors for allowing me to share a photograph of this 5ft x 6ft, oil encaustic seascape painting installed in their beautiful home!

– When the tide changes, there is a short period in a body of tidal water when all is calm, when the water is completely unstressed, and there is no movement either way in the tidal stream, the ocean seemingly stands still before the movement and momentum of tidal stream reverses. Everyone needs an excuse stop, and just let the world go by! Enjoy your changing tide time!!

CJK

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Claire J KendrickInstallation, Newsletter, Oil Painting, Publicity, SeascapeMarch 1, 20140 comments
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