A Critical Eye for Professional Artist Development:
Art & History Museums – Maitland Hosts Artist Critique Series
The next critique takes place on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Featuring Lead Panelist Dawn Schreiner
with Guest Panelists Vadim Malkin and Martha Jo Mahoney
Click HERE to Sign Up for your Critique
The Art & History Museums – Maitland (A&H) continues its exciting initiative to assist in the professional development of local artists. This new series, titled Artists’ Critique & Conversation, is held on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. The critiques are held in the A&H’s Germaine Marvel Building, 210 W. Packwood Avenue, Maitland.
Artist Dawn Schreiner takes the helm as Lead Panelist for our 2013-2014 season of our Artist’s Critique & Conversation Series on Tuesday, May 28, 6:00 PM . Dawn, a popular and talented Central Florida artist known for her whimsical illustrations and paintings, is a professional artist whose fine art skills, ongoing social media projects, and joyful personality are sure to be an asset to this program and the artists who attend.
Dawn says, “I have worked as a courtroom sketch artist, sculptor, graphic designer, art director, folk artist and commercial illustrator. My goal is to review work shown, point out strengths and help guide an artist to best achieve their personal goals.”
Artists’ Critique & Conversation is FREE and the public is encouraged to attend. A bar is available with beer, wine, water and soft drinks.
Artists of every medium and skill level are encouraged to participate in the critiques. Each critique will review up to 9 artists, and all artists must sign up in advance. Interested artists can sign up in advance for one of the nine slots by Clicking HERE.
Each artist can only sign up for one of the nine slots every three months.
If you are unable to come to your critique, please phone 407-539-2181 x 265 to let us know at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled critique date.
Our Artists’ Critiques have been well received. Artist D. Renée Wilson writes, “Tonight’s critique was immensely informative and enjoyable; Excellent panelists, interesting discussion, and a wide variety of work. I am definitely looking forward to attending more of your events here. Kudos!”
Click HERE to sign up for YOUR Critique!
Dawn Schreiner is an artist, illustrator who works out of her studio in Maitland, Florida. She received a degree in graphic design, sprinkled with illustration, from the University of North Florida. Dawn works traditionally, with acrylics and watercolors, and digitally with vector illustration and photoshop. She works with commercial clients and on personal commissions.
Starting with grandparents, sculptor and graphic artist, and then parents, jeweler; Vadim Malkin is a third generation artist, and the first to dedicate himself to the ceramic medium. Having had such great creativity in his family, Vadim found he was drawn to art from a very early age, and has been actively pursuing it since.
“In my work I attempt to investigate a transcendental facet of life, to find a soulful meaning to everyday living and combine it with style and whimsy. My work reflects growth, change, and adaptation.”
Since graduating with his BFA, Vadim has been working on his ceramics and instructing at Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL, as a high school ceramics teacher, and also curates exhibits in Central Florida like the annual Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival as the Visual Fringe Producer. His work has been on display in numerous galleries, shops, shows, and art festivals throughout Florida, Georgia, California, and in several countries throughout the world.
Artist Martha Jo Mahoney’s canvas reflects her travels across the Americas, the Far East as well as Florida landscapes where she grew up. Mahoney works with vivid colors in oil, acrylic, chalk and graphite on canvas and paper in a style influenced by modern American “abstract expressionist” painters such as Joan Mitchell, Twombly and DeKooning.
“I begin to feel complete when I am immersed in painting and drawing…working non-objectively allows me to discover and reveal emotion and mood in a vocabulary unlike verbal language. The process itself is the subject matter of my works. My images are derived from nature and remembered feelings of the landscape from my travels and home.”
Working quickly, continuously layering paint and medium down and pushing it with brush and hands, keeping no area sacred…always baiting accident and control. After studying Fine Art at the University of Florida with the likes of Hiram Williams and Lenny Kesl, she moved to the northeast where she developed her style of painting around Chaddsford, PA, Princeton, NJ and New York City. Martha lives in Central Florida where she works out of her studio and continues her exploration of painting.
Martha’s paintings have been in many private collections. Her work was used in the design for the Dynetech Building in downtown Orlando, Fl. Her studio is at McRae Art Studios, 906 Railroad Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789. She is represented by Deloney Newkirk Galleries, Santa Fe, NM and Be On Park, Winter Park, FL.
Image of Dawn Schreiner by Khphotographics