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JANEL PAHL AND HER BIRDS!

Janel Pahl recently began showing in Tilting at Windmills Gallery and has acquired a great many followers of her works. Following is a bio and statement from her. Janel, in the last thirty years, has traveled the world photographing the beauty of this earth. Recently, she has extended her creative passion to a new art form. This new medium, encaustic, reflects her love of nature in a pure, simple, artistic form. Textures, layering, color and composition are important features in her pieces. Janel Pahl is a Master Photographer, an approved PPA instructor and a national judge for the Professional Photographers of America. In addition, she is a teacher of photography and has inspired aspiring and professional photographers around the world. She has presented her workshops in Canada, Italy, Korea, England, Ireland and throughout the United States. Her images have won numerous national and international awards. Along with her portraits, Janel’s fine art images are published with the Canadian art group Winn Devon. Artist Statement “As I grow older, living life with purpose has become important to me. Creating art with a message is something that is new to me. Our world can be a bit ugly sometimes, filled with anger and hate towards each other. My message is simple. Love. Love which creates beauty. Beauty I find in nature. While I make no attempt to portray my subjects as realistic, I do want my creations to appear as if they have lived somewhere. I do not take life seriously, but my intent is to live life with a passion for it. My art is just that. Living with beautiful art that pays tribute to the natural world reminds us to slow down and helps us reconnect with nature and each other.” SEE JANEL'S ENCAUSTIC PROCESS FOR HER LITTLE BIRDS...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcYJMxgzDtY&feature=youtu.be Resume; Lecturing affiliate associations and state conventions, 1996-current. PPA National Conventions, portrait safari 1996-98, 2000 early bird, spot light speaker 2004 Canadian National Convention, keynote speaker 1997. West Coast School 1996. California Photographic Workshops 1999, 2000, 2001 Maine Photographic Workshops 2001 Mid America School of Photography 2003 South Korea Professional Photographers National Convention 2004 New Jersey School of Photography 2005 Journeys of the Soul Workshops; Tuscany 2005, England 2007, Italy 2008, Ireland 2010, Whidbey Island 2012, Umbria 2014, Umbria 2016 Art exhibits; Columbia Center for the Arts, Or. Red Sky Gallery, Wa. Tilting at Windmills, Vt. Art in the Pearl, Or. SOON THE DOORS WILL OPEN AGAIN. STAY TUNED. Please call for virtual tours and simple questions. Thank you and be well. Terry Contact Us Email tilting@tilting.com Phone 802-362-3022 Address 24 Highland Ave Manchester Center, VT 05255
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JOHN VAN ALSTINE

John Van Alstine is on the blog today!!! John and his wife are fortunate to have wonderful property to shelter in place while each being a productive artist. They consider the situation as almost an “artist’s retreat” – where an artist might go to isolate themselves from the rest of the world and work without interruption (and not distracted- if you keep the News and media off ...)! John embarked on a new bronze “self-distancing" / Covid series, trying to incorporate some of the themes he has worked on for many years (like the “myth of Sisyphus”). His goal was to bring meaning and an artist voice to these very unusual times. He ponders many artists in the past that were able to use dangerous and uncertain times to spur on their creativity (Shakespeare during the black plague, artists during the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic like Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, and many others who were faced with Nazism or the great depression, or even the McCarthy era in the 1950’s). John is highly collected and his work is admired world wide. Following are several insightful videos for those who care to learn more. The first is a recording of the installation of PORTAL in the front of Tilting.   Plus more videos to learn about the art and artist!

IN THE COLLECTIONS OF THE FOLLOWING: PUBLIC COLLECTIONS (SELECTED) ALBANY INSTITUTE OF ART and HISTORY, Albany, NY AMERICAN UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART; Corcoran Legacy Collection, Washington, DC BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART, Baltimore, MD BIOETHICS INSTITUTE, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART, University of Texas. Austin CITY OF BEIJING, CHINA, 2008 Olympic Park Exhibition Collection, Beijing CARNEGIE INSTITUTE OF ART, Pittsburgh, PA CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART, Washington, DC CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTE, Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, Chautauqua, NY DAYTON ART INSTITUTE, Dayton, OH DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART, Dallas, TX DELAWARE MUSEUM OF ART, Wilmington, DE DENVER ART MUSEUM, Denver, CO, Gift of List Foundation, New York MR. & MRS. ROBERT LEVI FOUNDATION, Baltimore, MD GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE, Hamilton, NJ HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON, Houston, TX HERBERT F. JOHNSON MUSEUM OF ART, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD, Washington, DC NEWARK MUSEUM OF ART, Newark, NJ MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION, Lisbon, Portugal PHOENIX ART MUSEUM, Phoenix, AZ THE ADIRONDACK MUSEUM, Blue Mountain Lake, NY THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION, Washington, DC TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM, Beijing, China U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT, Art in Embassies / Bolivian Embassy and Chilean Embassy, Washington, DC, Jamaican Embassy, Kingston, Jamaica, Nepal Embassy, Katmandu, SOON THE DOORS WILL OPEN AGAIN. STAY TUNED. Please call for virtual tours and simple questions. Thank you and be well. Terry Contact Us Email tilting@tilting.com Phone 802-362-3022 Address 24 Highland Ave Manchester Center, VT 05255
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ART

Today's blog post does not represent a specific artist but the study of ART in general. Following is a link to a cleverly created video that shows the connections of art and how it can be symbolic, humorous, healing, intriguing, and more. In other words ......at least a thousand! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5CCSbLmBoo   SADLY WE REMAIN CLOSED TO VISITORS. BUT SOON THE DOORS WILL OPEN AGAIN. STAY TUNED. Please call for virtual tours and simple questions. Thank you and be well. Terry Contact Us Email tilting@tilting.com Phone 802-362-3022 Address 24 Highland Ave Manchester Center, VT 05255
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ANDREW ORR RECEIVES AWARD IN PLEIN AIR SALON COMPETITION

Congratulations to Andrew Orr today. Plein Air Salon, an affiliate of Plein Air Magazine and Streamline Publishing, Inc, has awarded Andrew Orr top honors for his painting, River Shadows. In the spirit of the French Salon, created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in 19<sup>th</sup> Century Paris, the 9<sup>th</sup> Annual Plein Air Salon, with six bi-monthly cycles is designed to simulate artistic growth through competition. The bimonthly competitions lead to the annual Salon Grand Prize winners which awards artists with over 27,000.00 in cash prizes and exposure of their work through the publication, Plein Air Magazine. On average there are 1700 entrants from around the world per cycle. There are 19 different categories. Andrew’s painting, River Shadows has won Best Landscape in the Landscape category for the February/March 2020 cycle. For this cycle, the invited guest judge was Steve Diamant owner and director of Arcadia Gallery. Initially founded in 2001 in New York’s famous, Soho Arts District, Arcadia Gallery was established by Mr. Diamant as a gallery that featured skilled and contemporary representational painting. In 2016, Arcadia Gallery moved to Los Angeles and continues to be one of the premiere galleries in the country to feature realism.
SADLY WE REMAIN CLOSED TO VISITORS. The few weeks ahead will be the hardest but worth it. We do not wish to do this again. Please call for virtual tours and simple questions. Thank you and be well. Terry Contact Us Email tilting@tilting.com Phone 802-362-3022 Address 24 Highland Ave Manchester Center, VT 05255
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NANCY HOWE IS EASTER DAY FEATURED ARTIST

May I share with you a revered artist, Susan Read Cronin. She was educated at The Madeira School in McLean, VA, and received a BA from Williams College, in Williamstown, MA, where she developed her passion for art and design. Cronin studied in the early 1990’s with renowned sculptors Jane B. Armstrong and Walter Matia. Having spent most of her artistic career in Vermont, she has recently relocated to Santa Barbara, California. A show titiled Fables, Foibles and Fairytales, has traveled to eighteen museums around the country. She has had many solo exhibitions of her work at the Harrison Gallery in Williamstown, MA, The Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, VT, The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center in West Rutland, VT, The Williams Club in New York City, Visions West Galleries in Denver, CO, Artisan Designs & Gallery 2 in Brattleboro, VT and Tilting at Windmills Gallery, located in Manchester, VT. Her work has also been featured at the prestigious Copley Society of Boston, where she is a Copley Artist member, and in group shows at the National Sculpture Society based in New York City, as well as at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary in Santa Fe. Susan Read Cronin’s bronzes are held in numerous private and public collections including The Erie Art Museum, Erie, Pennsylvania, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vermont, The Madeira School in McLean, Virginia, The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, located in Naples, Florida, and The Williamstown Youth Center in Williamstown, Massachusetts. One of her 6′ elephants balancing on a wheel was installed in the fall of 2013 at Johnson State College in Johnson, Vermont and number two of the edition was unveiled in 2014 at the Brattleboro Retreat, in Brattleboro, Vermont. Continuing to populate the Retreat campus with elephants, last year, Cronin installed a 7′ version of “XXO” there.
I have represented Susie's work for almost 20 years and enjoyed every piece. She has lifted many the spirit of many who view and enjoy the humor in her imagination and creations. She is a gift. Following is a link to her website page, where there are many rabbit pieces for your collection. https://www.tilting.com/Artist/susan-read-cronin/
SADLY WE REMAIN CLOSED TO VISITORS. The few weeks ahead will be the hardest but worth it. We do not wish to do this again. Please call for virtual tours and simple questions. Thank you and be well. Terry Contact Us Email tilting@tilting.com Phone 802-362-3022 Address 24 Highland Ave Manchester Center, VT 05255
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SUSAN READ CRONIN ARTIST HONORED TODAY

May I share with you a revered artist, Susan Read Cronin. She was educated at The Madeira School in McLean, VA, and received a BA from Williams College, in Williamstown, MA, where she developed her passion for art and design. Cronin studied in the early 1990’s with renowned sculptors Jane B. Armstrong and Walter Matia. Having spent most of her artistic career in Vermont, she has recently relocated to Santa Barbara, California. A show titiled Fables, Foibles and Fairytales, has traveled to eighteen museums around the country. She has had many solo exhibitions of her work at the Harrison Gallery in Williamstown, MA, The Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, VT, The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center in West Rutland, VT, The Williams Club in New York City, Visions West Galleries in Denver, CO, Artisan Designs & Gallery 2 in Brattleboro, VT and Tilting at Windmills Gallery, located in Manchester, VT. Her work has also been featured at the prestigious Copley Society of Boston, where she is a Copley Artist member, and in group shows at the National Sculpture Society based in New York City, as well as at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary in Santa Fe. Susan Read Cronin’s bronzes are held in numerous private and public collections including The Erie Art Museum, Erie, Pennsylvania, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vermont, The Madeira School in McLean, Virginia, The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, located in Naples, Florida, and The Williamstown Youth Center in Williamstown, Massachusetts. One of her 6′ elephants balancing on a wheel was installed in the fall of 2013 at Johnson State College in Johnson, Vermont and number two of the edition was unveiled in 2014 at the Brattleboro Retreat, in Brattleboro, Vermont. Continuing to populate the Retreat campus with elephants, last year, Cronin installed a 7′ version of “XXO” there.
I have represented Susie's work for almost 20 years and enjoyed every piece. She has lifted many the spirit of many who view and enjoy the humor in her imagination and creations. She is a gift. Following is a link to her website page, where there are many rabbit pieces for your collection. https://www.tilting.com/Artist/susan-read-cronin/
SADLY WE REMAIN CLOSED TO VISITORS. The few weeks ahead will be the hardest but worth it. We do not wish to do this again. Please call for virtual tours and simple questions. Thank you and be well. Terry Contact Us Email tilting@tilting.com Phone 802-362-3022 Address 24 Highland Ave Manchester Center, VT 05255
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AMY LAY IS FEATURED ARTIST TODAY!!!

Today I wish to share artist Amy Lay!  Her original oils exhibit a vibrancy, a sense of looseness and a comfortable nontraditional style.   Heavily inspired by her experiences of a life growing up in the shadow of the Eagle Cap Wilderness of Northeastern Oregon, Amy developed an intimate love and fascination for the animals and wildlife on her families 5 generation mountain ranch. Primarily self-taught but grateful for her Art Degree from Eastern Oregon University, Amy’s career has evolved from childhood dream to realiity. Now painting primarily in Oils, a bold use of color, powerful yet simple design and an ephemeral quality in her use of medium influenced by years of painting strictly in watercolor has given Amy’s work a highly recognizable and unique signature quality.  Her work dances across the often thick line between realism and abstraction, traditional and contemporary and because of this appeals to a very broad and often newer clientele. Amy is presently being featured with four other female artists in Jackson Hole Wyoming at the National Museum of Wildlife Art!!  An honor in deed.  More of her work can now be found in homes and private collections across the United States and can be obtained exclusively through several Fine Galleries and select Art Shows. SADLY WE ARE REMAIN CLOSED TO VISITORS. Please call for virtual tours and simple questions. Thank you and be well.   Terry Contact Us Email tilting@tilting.com Phone 802-362-3022 Address 24 Highland Ave Manchester Center, VT 05255
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KURT MEYER EBERHARDT 1895 -1977

Today we honor Kurt Meyer Eberrhardt.   Mr. Eberhardt is one of my very favorite etching artists!  His use of line in his rivals any in my book.  He captured my heart when I first saw his depictions of Hares and chicks.  Kurt Meyer Eberhardt is one of the most famous and revered artists of dogs and cats ever. He was born in 1895 in Leipzig, Germany and died in Munich in 1977. After having studied at the Weimar Academy of Arts, he moved to Munich in 1918.. At the Weimar Academy OF Fine art, where he had become A student under the artists Theodor Hagen and Lionel Feininger. He rejected A professorship at Weimar .In 1926 he held his last exhibition in the "New Secession."His work has been published by the Hanfstaengl Publishing Company in Munich, London and New York since 1917. He was a staunch individualist who rejected the offer of a professorship in Weimar because he valued his independence too much. The only thing he wanted was to continue depicting his beloved dogs, cats and other animals. The prints shown here have been hand printed in color from the original plates. The printer applies the different colored inks to the plate, following the original patterns and directions as given by the artist himself.  SADLY WE ARE REMAIN CLOSED TO VISITORS. Please call for virtual tours and simple questions. Thank you and be well.   Terry Contact Us Email tilting@tilting.com Phone 802-362-3022 Address 24 Highland Ave Manchester Center, VT 05255
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SUSAN BUDASH SHARES WHAT IS ON HER EASEL TODAY

Susan tells her story: I was born and raised in Chicago and first began to display an interest in the creative arts while in elementary school.  My parents, recognizing a talent, enrolled me in three years of weekly oil painting classes with Jack Simmerling, the accomplished Chicago landmark water colorist. Majoring in art during high school, I was awarded an Illinois State Scholastic Fine Arts Award.  Following high school graduation I continued oil painting, while pursuing a career in the computer field.  From 1990 to 1997, I earned a BFA in Printmaking and an MA in Contemporary Art History at the State University of New York at Buffalo. My studying Modern Art History and further applying that knowledge in creating art, with conventional and non-conventional materials was stimulating and enjoyable, but it left me feeling unfulfilled and unchallenged as an artist. In less than five years I was provided an opportunity to twice visit Italy and see its magnificent art collection. The genesis of this esthetic experience instilled in me a quest not only to return to Traditional Painting, but also to actively seek out the archival methods and materials used by the Old Masters and apply them to my own creative expression. In so doing, I’ve discovered my creative voice. With the completion of my MA, I opened my first studio, which has provided me with years of creative challenges and accomplishments.  My creative voice has always been inspired by the techniques and methods of the Classical Master Artists.  Much of what I’ve learned about their methods is self-taught. My work has been published in many publications, most notably American Art Collector Magazine (2010 and 2013), as well as having exhibited in numerous national juried shows.  I give painting workshops, demos and teach private instruction in the old oil painting methods known as Indirect Oil Painting. Susan has entertained us with many of her mason jar series that have found their way to new homes.  The painting shown is the first step in her process with a block in monochromatic.  This is from Amelia Island, GA. SADLY WE ARE REMAIN CLOSED TO VISITORS. Please call for virtual tours and simple questions. Thank you and be well.   Terry Contact Us Email tilting@tilting.com Phone 802-362-3022 Address 24 Highland Ave Manchester Center, VT 05255
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GERALD LUBECK HONORS TILTING’S POST TODAY

GERALD LUBECK is sorely missed and still satisfies our painting needs. Gerald L. Lubeck was born in 1942, in Long Branch, New Jersey. During his high school days at Westfield Senior High School, he participated in numerous art and sports related activities. Upon graduation, he received a scholarship to the National Academy of Design in New York City. He studied with Maxwell S. Simpson of Scotch Plains, New Jersey, Lajos Markos of New York City. Gerald spent two years as a medic in the U.S. Army. The year he spent in Vietnam enabled his to befriend many Vietnamese people, many of whom were subjects of his paintings. His service in Vietnam and his work as an iron worker never detracted form his painting. While realism has always dominated his works, he is always experimenting with different media and approaches to all subject matter. His work is disciplined primarily by time constraints and mood. The artist resides in Vermont with his wife Nancy and daughter Sandra. Gerald will be forever thankful that his parents, mentors, and friends never pushed him toward fake goals in painting or life. He believes that his work has been influenced by as many unknowns as masters. He is especially fond of the freedom of thought and style expressed by children. He has received over fifty awards, most of which were “First Place” or “Best in Show”. His One Man Exhibitions, held each February, continue to be highly successful and well attended by his many admiring collectors. Tilting at Windmills Gallery is pleased to be the exclusive gallery, for more that 30 years, for the original oil paintings done by this important artist. Please copy and paste to your browser to view some of Jerry's oils. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUtZ8Y_Rm5E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sribcL5csw Tilting at Windmills Gallery is pleased to be the exclusive gallery for Gerald Lubeck for over 45 years. SADLY WE ARE REMAIN CLOSED TO VISITORS. Please call for virtual tours and simple questions. Thank you and be well.   Terry Contact Us Email tilting@tilting.com Phone 802-362-3022 Address 24 Highland Ave Manchester Center, VT 05255
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