Monday, January 30, 2012

Mad About Art

I have work in this!
If you happen to be in Salem in February, stop by!

13th Annual Clay Ball
Feb­ru­ary 25, 2012
5–10 pm
Salem Con­fer­ence Center

Join artists and patrons for a daz­zling evening of art, wine, food and music to ben­e­fit the Salem Art Association’s programs.

This year’s theme is Mad About Art, inspired by the hit TV show Mad Men on AMC. Please come dressed to impress in early 1960’s attire and cel­e­brate the arts in Salem!


First held in 1999, Clay Ball is SAA’s sec­ond largest fundraiser and has become one of the high­lights of Salem’s social cal­en­dar. For the past sev­eral years, Clay Ball has been held at the Salem Con­fer­ence Cen­ter in the heart of down­town Salem. Last year, nearly 600 atten­dees enjoyed the event’s cock­tail recep­tion, ele­gant sit-down din­ner, and silent and live auc­tions fea­tur­ing art­work by regional artists. Pro­ceeds from this event help main­tain the Salem Art Association’s pro­grams includ­ing the Gal­leries Pro­gram, the his­tor­i­cal Bush House Museum and Com­mu­nity Arts Edu­ca­tion, serv­ing 11,000 Title 1 k-12 school chil­dren in Mar­ion, Polk and Yamhill counties.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Oh Shoot.

I was lucky enough to be a model for my dear friend Helena Wolfe this last month. She gives such good direction it was easy to let go and just move. This set of images focuses on movement and portraiture. I feel so honored to be featured in such a fun and beautiful series. Thanks bebe!

If you are interested in reading more about her and her work please visit her blog.

Thanks for looking!
<3 Boz

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Schaefer Portrait Challenge - Maui Arts and Cultural Center

I am very fortunate to be included in this Group Show at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. If you are on Maui anytime between January and March please stop in and check it out.

Exhibition Dates: January 11 – March 11

Here is my piece (kept under wraps till just now!) that I am am very lucky to have included in the show. (I'm sorry the photo isn't as good as it could be, check out the detail for a better idea).

"Stone Diamond"

Pencil on Paper
26" x 18" 2011

"Stone Diamond" Detail

This statewide, juried triennial exhibition features artists from the islands of O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i along with portrait subjects who live and work in the state and have a significant connection to the artist. The 2012 Challenge comprises 59 works from 57 individual artists. Those familiar with the history of this exhibition look forward to each new incarnation, anticipating a group of new faces who represent the remarkable people of Hawai‘i.

The artists whose works were selected for the 2012 Challenge are bonded by the desire to transpose the human likeness and interpret each sitter through paint, pastel, graphite, watercolor, stone, clay, wood or mixed media into the final result of a finished portrait.

Participating artists are:
Rose Adare, Dion 'Boyett' Aguilar, Gabrielle Anderman, Daniel Bilmes, Nitya Brighenti, Chris Campbell, Emily Carder, Mike Carroll, Hung Kwai Chan, Ken Charon, Jonathan Yukio Clark, Peter Shepard Cole, Hoaka Delos Reyes, Brentton Demello, Margaret Ezekiel, Stephen Freedman, Ingrid Fr├ęgeau, Janice Gail, Stephen Garnin, Lynne Garzino, Bob Getzen, Robert Glick, Tijana Graham, Roberta Griffith, Vince Hazen, Marlene Honma, Robb Jones, Linda Kane, Kathleen Kastles, Ken Kennell, Verdine Kong, Kirk Kurokawa, Howard Lapp, Dennis William Leatherman, Wilton Leauanae, Robert Lober, Susanne Long, Charlie Lyon, Michele Manning, Jacob Arthur Medina, Karen Mortensen, Gerald Murai, Pamela Neswald, Penny Nichols, Patrick Daniel Sarsfield, Boz Schurr, Kirsten Rae Simonsen, Anna Skaradzinska, Nancy Skrimstad, Roger B. Stephens, Wayne Takazono, Steve Vandervort, Albert Weight, Robert Weiss, Billy Welker, Natasha Young, and Patricia Yu.

Exit, Winter

New Show Folks!

Sorry I am always so slow to announce things (now that the opening has come and gone) but you can still stop by and check out this show I am in. Exit, Winter is showing at Gallery 114 (1100 Northwest Glisan Street) in Portland Oregon. So if you are around please stop in a check it out.

<3 <3 <3 Boz

Exit, Winter January is the blanket we wrap around us in the midst of winter, when we mark time, reflect, and anticipate light/spring. With a nod to the coldest months, Gallery 114 invited artists to submit their contemporary interpretations of winter as we move toward longer days and sunshine.

Gallery 114 is pleased to announce its juried exhibit, Exit Winter, featuring 22 artists working in a variety of mediums.

Featured Artists Derrek E. Becker, Maya Britan, Tara L. Burkhardt, Myra Clark, Leslie Ebert, Mary Edwards, Mark Eifert, Dwight Evalt, James Harkins, Judith Heim, Julie Jetton, Mari Navarro, Michael O’Brien, Teri Payton, Richard Rosenfeld, Paul Rutz, Willa Schneberg, Boz Schurr, Barbi Touron. Liz Taylor, Kelly Williams, Rana Nicole Young

Exhibition Dates: January 5 - 28

Works include oil, acrylic, encaustic and watercolor paintings, photography, 3-D stereo pair photographs, drawing, sound compositions, installation, ceramic sculpture, fabric/mixed media, and fiber art sculpture.

These are the two pieces I have in the show:

"And Suddenly Everything Changes Again"

Pencil on Paper

22" x 15"

"Cloud of Smoke, Breath of Air"

Pencil on Paper
25" x 19" 2011