Collage is one of the fastest growing and popular methods of art-making in the 21st century. Collage is accessible to everyone. Tearing or cutting, pasting and reassembling fragments of paper, fabrics, found objects and ephemera into a new art piece is the basic method of collage. Assemblage incorporates three-dimensional found objects. The process of creating a collage/assemblage may include analog and digital methods, or both. When a collage or assemblage is completed, a transformation has occurred. Nowhere else in art-making does synchronicity and intention have such impact as when they collide and integrate in the making of collage art.
This show will NOT be juried, but it will be judged and moderate prizes will be awarded. Awards will be given in the following categories: Best of Show, Analog, Digital and Collaborative.
The Gualala Arts Collage User Group meets monthly on the second and fourth Tuesdays, noon to 4 pm (most months throughout the year) in the classroom upstairs at Gualala Arts Center. Cost is $5 per session and it is a “drop-in” open studio setting, but space is limited to 15 users at a time.
Collage User Group is a community of artists who enjoy exploring mixed media techniques for self-discovery and artistry, open to all skill levels and styles of approaching mixed media.
“Collage” is defined very broadly to include traditional, assemblage, montage, journaling, scrapbooking, book making and digital collage.
Contact Sharon Nickodem at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about this group.
Images: Top center, collage by Jan Fogel and Donnalynn Chase. Top left, collage by Sharon Nickodem. Right, collage by Dorise Ford.