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CAM 2018 Calendar Now Accepting New Submissions.

December 7, 2017 through Friday, February 17, 2018 for the CURRENT print deadline.

The Contemporary Art Month calendar is open for submissions for March 2018 events. Open to all San Antonio area artists, curators, directors, club owners, producers, events managers and arts organizations to announce and promote Contemporary Art Month events, shows, and exhibitions.  $15 for artist-run space, $30 for commercial run-space and $50 for institutions.  One Payment per venue, i.e. numerous events can be listed for the same venue at no extra charge.

Layered Landscapes @ Mockingbird Handprints
Nov 1 – Nov 26 all-day

Michelle Trahan Carson
Show Title: Layered Landscapes

A mixed media interpretation of the Texas Hill Country using found materials, wax, and paint.

Whether I am working with encaustic, paint, collage, or a combination of all three, my work is always inspired by a life-long love of history. I use color, texture, and mark-making to create multi-layered pieces. I think about the passage of time as expressed in the layers of my work, with each choice covering over the past but still leaving it faintly visible.

Layered Landscapes was inspired by the terrain features, big sky, and lakes of the Texas Hill Country. I live in the city, but I love to spend the occasional weekend in the Hill County with my husband and kids. It’s a joy to see my son marvel at the rocky hills and get excited about using a fishing pole.  I have interpreted this landscape  that brings joy to my family using a variety of colorful mixed media materials. I collaged painted papers layered on top of vintage letters and postcards. I also painted vintage book covers using oil and cold wax medium layered with a palette knife. Finally, I made little “Lake Houses” using re-claimed wood, encaustic wax, and oils.