Events and Exhibits

Check here for the most current activities: exhibits, demos, workshops and more.


Oct
6
to Oct 8

Contemporary Mosaic Art Conference, Ashland, OR October 6 - 8, 2016

CMA is an international membership organization of mosaic artists founded by Pam Givens. To participate in the activities, forums and conference, you'll need an existing member's invitation to join. Please email me if you would like to join us or find out more about CMA.

I'll be presenting a discussion called "Anatomy of a Commission: The Genesis Baptistery." This talk is aimed at the process junkie in all of us. See design concepts, architectural drawings, patterns, assembly methods and installation photos. See how a "large and complicated" off-site mosaic is created and installed.

The assembled mosaic for the St. Frances Xavier Cabrini baptismal font in El Paso, Texas, prior to installation. Here it's shown laid out on another church's floor. 

The mosaic will be installed on the font floor and up the steps, with dry lunettes inlaid into the concrete and limestone floor. Most of the finished mosaic will be under water.

The mosaic will be installed on the font floor and up the steps, with dry lunettes inlaid into the concrete and limestone floor. Most of the finished mosaic will be under water.

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Apr
17
to Sep 5

A Mosaic Passover Story at the Biblical Arts Center of Dallas

The Museum of Biblical Art is a museum that studies the history of Judaism and Christianity. The museum does not espouse any faith, but through exhibits seeks to explain the history of these two faiths, their impact on the history of the world, the history of art, and upon individuals and groups.

A Mosaic Passover Story is an international, juried mosaic show viewed from a Jewish sensibility, although people of all faiths and practices were invited to submit works to the exhibit. Particular works were selected for their reference to the Tanach (Jewish Bible) or Old Testament) or for their inspiration from either Biblical history or current events.

"Azzurro" by Julie Richey 2014  Natural stone, Italian and Mexican smalti, dichroic glass, gold leaf, ammonite fossil and e-waste.

"Azzurro" by Julie Richey 2014  Natural stone, Italian and Mexican smalti, dichroic glass, gold leaf, ammonite fossil and e-waste.

Azzurro artist statement: 

When the Israelites left the Red Sea and came to Marah they found the water there bitter and complained to Moses. God allowed Moses to perform the miracle of making the water sweet and restored the Israelites faith in Him (Exodus 15:22-27). Water references in the Bible portend both good and bad: The wrath of God. Danger, floods and death. Polluted rivers, as in Exodus 7:14 - 24, when the Nile is said to have run with blood. Drought and starvation. But water also is a blessing bestowed on the faithful: Consecration. Atonement and forgiveness of sins. Spiritual refreshment and eternal life through baptism. Water will always be an essential element of life and commerce. “Azzurro” is a meditation on the interaction between humans and water. A fossilized ammonite represents the ancient origins of aquatic life; fins of raised stone recall water’s gradual, and sometimes violent, power. E-waste components remind us that our everyday actions and choices influence our future survival.  ~ Julie Richey

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First International Symposium of Contemporary Mosaic: Clauiano-Udine, Italy
Jun
10
to Jun 21

First International Symposium of Contemporary Mosaic: Clauiano-Udine, Italy

Eleven International artists have been selected to reimagine the chair during ten days of mosaic creation. The towns of Udine and Clauiano will host artists from the US, Austria, Russia, Argentina, France, Greece, Brazil, Canada and Puerto Rico. Texas artist Julie Richey will participate as a US representative.

Artists have submitted their designs, and will each be given a new chair designed by a local furniture manufacturer. The completed mosaic chairs will be exhibited in Clauiano, selected as one of the most beautiful small villages of Italy. Following Claiuano, the exhibit will travel to other venues in Italy and beyond. Follow the Clauiano Mosaics More Facebook page for photos and exhibit details.

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