Residency

Opportunities and Art Prize!

Amazing how quickly the year has gone by so far! I will be exhibiting my work at Art Prize 7 in Grand Rapids starting next week! So if you are up in Grand Rapids do take the time to see my piece! Here is the website for more information: http://www.artprize.org/angela-mircsov/2015/freedom-tc

Along with that exciting news I will also be published in Artist to Look Out For Volume II by Starry Night Retreat. I am thrilled to be apart of this opportunity, and as soon as the book is available for purchase I will post it on this page! So be on the look out for that post.

As I close out this post today I share a couple of pieces I did at my art residency in New York this past year in August! It was an amazing opportunity and I am glad I went up there. The people and the inspiration of the landscape helped my creativity grow.

The inspiration of the landscape and clouds.
The inspiration of the landscape and clouds.
My studio wall at the residency! Very happy with the progress in my work.
My studio wall at the residency! Very happy with the progress in my work.

Can not wait to share my new works on my personal portfolio page soon!

Process

In process….

Process, process, process…the important thing for an artist to do is work on different processes…to move forward in their works. In these two pieces I have been working on, I took time to investigate cloud forms by watching the sunset. As you can see the picture is in it’s beginning stages slowly heading into a maturer form. The other piece is based off shapes and maps that have become a interest to me as of lately. I find myself looking from my works at my residency and realizing I was focusing on places I have been to and some cultures I have interacted with. Is it a step forward yes. It is nice to simplify your art pieces to make them beautiful just like this finished piece:

Finished map

 

So fans as you can see, artist take different processes in order to create works of art. It has been an enjoyable experience and I can not wait to show you what’s next in my studio! I have a couple things coming soon so please stay tune!

Hot days=cool times in the Studio

Hot days=cool times in the Studio

Yes fans Hot days in New Mexico, makes it a little unbearable to handle the dry heat. It is better than St. Louis, MO where the humidity just makes you sweat buckets. But the cool times in the studio the past week has been amazing!

 

Hot days=cool times in Studio: Works from Starry Night Program
Hot days=cool times in Studio: Works from Starry Night Program

These are a couple examples of my new works I have been working on. I have taken interested into maps and shapes I see around the town. The colors are based upon the hues I see around me. It has been an interesting progress and development in my art works.

It is nice to get away from your normal routine and create a new one. From the new routine you see new ideas and possibilities in your own works and in your own self.

Art Residency in New Mexico!!!

Artist Residency in New Mexico

Starry Night Retreat

Welcome fans! It’s been almost a week since I have been here in Truth or Consequences, NM and it has been an amazing experience so far. I have traveled around this small town to soak in the culture and arts of the Southwest during my artist residency. The food here is amazing and would recommend to visit the little restaurants in town from “Passion Pie” to “Latitude 33”. If you like your food hot, make sure you have the green and red chilies! Especially Hatch chilies. Amazing!

Beside food, I have look at the culture around the town, which is different from St. Louis, MO. Instead of seeing rows of trees, you see rows of mountains and deserts. Yes it is very hot and dry here, so if you get burnt easily. I highly recommend to bring sunscreen!

The other thing you will notice when you are in Truth or Consequences, NM is the quietness of the town. Instead of the hustle and bustle of everyday traffic down HWY 270 in St. Louis, MO, you find few cars humming around HWY 25 in NM. I see more people walking or biking to the local stores instead of using cars. It’s a different culture and town here, but I am appreciating it fully!

As an artist you have to take time for yourself to become engross in your work again. Sometimes the only way that happens is taking yourself out of your normal lifestyle to something completely new to you involving yourself into an Artist Residency. I will be writing a detail response to this Starry Night Residency in a week.

So as I head back to the studio to work and talk to the fellow artist in residencies, take time to get out of your normal routine you never know where it will take you.

sunset
Artist Residency: Photo at sunset

 

Artist Heading Off!!!!

Hello all!

I am now on a train heading to Kansas City,MO and then to Albuquerque, NM. It is going to be an amazing trip down to the Southwest. I can not wait to create the next two weeks and relax. It will be an inspirational and creative experience! I think I packed enough sunscreen so I shouldn’t be totally crispy when I come back to St. Louis, MO.

Right now I am enjoying the view on the train and listening to the small conversations that are taking place. These are usually the best times to think, write, and create. If you have not taken a train I highly recommend to do take a trip by train. It is a very relaxing experiences.

I will be posting images here on my website and on my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/angmircsovpaint. So please like and follow me on my journey in my residency!

As for now I am taking time to reflect on where I have been as an artist and where I need to be heading. These next two weeks will be the best weeks of my life as an artist! Here’s to a new adventure! Truth or Consequences here I come.

Artist Residency!

Artist in Residence a time when I can create!

Well fans, in 13 days I will be traveling down to Truth or Consequences, NM to start in my first artist residency at Starry Night Residency. I am super excited about this opportunity to take some time to develop my art work. As I have told my students apply to different residency when you are on break or done with school, it is a good way to reevaluate yourself and your works. I can not wait to work fully on my art work for two weeks and I can not wait to see what I create. Please stay tune. I will be uploading a blog site for everyone to follow! Happy Artist!