Waltraud von Schwarzbek

Waltraud von Schwarzbek

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Tulips in Greek Urn

Oil on Board, 24 x 18 (in)

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St. Lucia Garden

Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40 (in)

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NY Memories

Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48 (in)

Waltraud von Schwarzbek

Born in Bavaria
Practices in Prairie Village, KS

Waltraud was born into a family of artists among the mountain forests and fairy-tale castles of Bavaria. There she developed an eye for beauty and a deep appreciation of fine art from an early age. She went on to graduate from the National Academy of Art in Munich, where she honed her technique in the traditions of realism and impressionism.
A great variety of subjects have been captured in Waltraud’s paintings during the course of her career. Her years an illustrator for Columbia Pictures, United Artists, and Warner Brothers applied her skills to a wide range of images. Later, her series of oil paintings of endangered species helped support the Wild Life Fund through the donation of their copyrights. Subjects of her portraiture have included opera stars Placido Domingo and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa as well as U.S. Presidents Truman, Kennedy, and Carter. In 1997, former president Carter was delighted to sign her portrait of him depicted in a Native American headdress.
Waltraud is perhaps best noted for her floral works in oil on panel, often compared to those of old masters such as Rachel Ruysch and Jan van Huysum. Her floral paintings have been published for over seven years and a color plate appeared in the 1997 North Light Book’s “The Best of Flower Paintings”. Also, The Bradford Exchange has featured her work on a series of limited edition porcelain plates.

Jean Wender

Jean Wender

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Jar with Horned Lid

Saggar-fired porcelain, 7 x 8 (in)

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Jar with Horned Lid

Saggar-fired porcelain, 9 x 6.5 (in)

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Small Bowl wTiny ft

Saggar-fired porcelain, 4 x 5 (in)

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Smoke-Fired Vessel

Saggar-fired porcelain, 13 x 7 (in)

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Small Round Pot

Saggar-fired porcelain, 5 x 6 (in)

Jean Wender

American
Practices in Kansas City, KS

Throwing a successful piece demands control over the medium, a strict adherence to a series of steps. Most of my work is the result of combining separately thrown sections, carefully joined by scoring, slipping and reshaping on the wheel. In the forming, I strive for simplicity and grace. The narrow neck is the final step, much like a period at the end of a sentence. As the pot begins to dry, I burnish it to ensure a smooth, inviting surface. For me, pottery must be both a tactile and visual art form. There is deep satisfaction in this practice of an ancient craft and the honing of a skill. So it must be the rebellious child in me, the would-be alchemist, who gets an exuberant joy out of taking these carefully constructed pots, nestling them in a bed of sawdust, minerals and wood scraps, and then setting them on fire. To see the flames leap up and smoke rise like an offering to an ancient pagan god thrills me. The anticipation of witnessing the marks left by the fire’s passage across a pot’s surface is intense. The uncertainty of what will result reminds me that life is unpredictable, sometimes disappointing, but often achingly beautiful.

Jordan Marney

Jordan Marney

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Skeletal Study

Graphite and Chalk on Birch, 48 x 24 (in)

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Azteca

Oil and Acrylic on Birch, 18 x 24 (in)

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Stalactites

Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 40 (in)

Jordan Marney

American
Practices in Kansas City, MO

I’m Jordan Marney (but you might know me as Jordan Watkins). I’m a Florida native, but I fell in love with the Midwest as an architecture student at the University of Kansas. I’ve since set up shop as a full-time artist in Kansas City, where I currently live with my cute husband and our lovable-but-stupid pups. I’m a habitual book sniffer, bourbon drinker, food geek, and baseball fan. I’m also a lover and lifelong student of all forms of art, which brings us here.
I’ve always been interested in various subject matter, techniques, and media, and I love to incorporate different, often dichotomous artistic styles into my work.
My work reflects a unique combination of architectural, technical precision and colorful abstraction, and I love to work with both natural and unconventional materials. I’m inspired by botany, anatomy, the female body, and modernism.

Burton Morris

Burton Morris

Coffee Cup 1998

Limited Edition Serigraph, 36 x 29 (in)

Burton Morris

American 1964

Burton Morris is an American Pop Artist best known for his bold, graphic pop art paintings and depictions of various modern icons. His subject matter includes everyday objects that portray today’s popular culture.

Wei Tai

Wei Tai

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Time Square

Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30 (in)

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Ballerinas Blue

Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30 (in)

Wei Tai

Born in Shanghai, China

Quick Facts:

Won 2006 International Portrait Competition

WEI TAI arrived in America in 1991. Since that time, he has successfully found his rightful place among the leading Chinese artists of his generation.

WEI TAI was born in a rural village south of Shanghai,China.His father was a reserved sculptor in their homeland and taught his son both sculpting and painting techniques.WEI TAI went on to be a graduate from the Shanghai Fine Art Institute. He was also an Assistant Professor of Art and Fashion design in Shanghai College.The artist served as the Chief Designer for the China Silk Corporation for seven years.This allowed him to travel to Western European countries and become exposed to differnt cultures.These travels gave birth to his longing for new expressions in art.

During his stay in America,WEI TAI’s Eastern subject matter and techniques have been influenced by European and American art traditions,resulting in an exquisite mixture and marriage of both,including Western subjects and Eastern style.He is multi-talented,working in Oil, He innovated an Unique technique Oil painting on Copper;Acrylic, watercolor and Chinese brush painting.with equal expertise while allowing each of these mediums to influence each other constantly.WEI TAI’s silk painting are breathtaking.His sculptures and bias reliefs also reflect the marriage of two art traditions.In WEI TAI’s own words”The inspiration for art can be found everywhere.”WEI TAI’s passion be seen in all his works.