The public is invited to attend all events at no charge. Meeting with the artist offers the public an opportunity to learn how to view and evaluate art from the artists’ perspective and is especially helpful to the new collector.
Jay McClellan: Tip, Honey & Lucky Bold Barks
March 22nd - June 14th
Opening reception on Friday March 22nd from 5pm – 8pm.
Gallery Hours: M-F from 10am – 4pm, Weekends from noon – 4pm
Known for his large-scale paintings of dogs surrounded by bold pattern and heightened colors, McClellan’s aesthetic places the dogs in “dreamlike interiors that feel homey and calm and that highlight the intelligence of our domestic friends.”
McClellan examines the visual concept of “flat space” by moving objects back and forth on the canvas’s two-dimensional plane. Juxtaposing bold colors, graphic pattern and unique designs, McClellan’s visual combinations excite his audience’s attentions to the calm and earnest canines that surround him in his everyday life Indebted to modern and contemporary painters such as Alex Katz and Fairfield Porter, McClellan’s large-scale paintings allow him to reveal the uniqueness of his subjects, which are primarily portraits of his family in domestic interiors.
This candid honesty, underscored by exciting complexity, presents an intimate symbiosis of commitment and beauty.
Jay McClellan was born in Maumelle, Arkansas. After 10 years in the graphic design industry, McClellan went on to receive a BFA from Memphis College of Art and an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. McClellan’s paintings have been exhibited nationally, and are held in many private collections including that of baseball player, Chase Utley. Awards include Honorable Mention at the 45th Annual Delta Exhibition, and the Mabel Wilson Woodrow Fellowship Award at PAFA. McClellan currently paints full time in his East Falls Studio, and is a teacher at Darlington Art Center in Pennsylvania. McClellan lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.
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Call to Fine Artists:
The Straube Center is seeking professional fine artists for their quartely group art shows to be held in 2012 at our headquarters office and retail complex. Each show will feature 4- 5 artists in all media. Representational artists are encouraged to apply.
Totally committed to the arts, the company recently installed new gallery lighting, a state-of the- art hanging system, as well as new carpet and paint, to create an ideal setting for artists to exhibit and sell their works with plenty of free parking, lots of security and planned publicity to support the show.
NEW! Straube puts personal stamp on new art form: "Ebullient Art"
See the article in The Times by Janet Purcell: Straube puts personal stamp on new art form
Please note that 100% of proceeds from this sale will benefit the Straube Foundation, a non-profit education foundation dedicated to utilizing technology to bring education to anyone, anywhere, at little to no cost.
"Visual art is supposed to talk to you, like books and music, to expand your horizon, to make you think and feel good, to elevate your spirit."
-- Win Straube
What is Ebu-Arts? "Ebullient" is not a word most of us use in our everyday conversations, but Win Straube, educator, linguist and international businessman, knew it was exactly the right word to title a new art form he has created: Ebullient Art. Art that fits right into the dictionary's definition of the word: Exuberant. Enthusiastic.
On display at the Straube Center in Pennington are "Ebu-Arts #1" and "Ebu-Arts #2." Each is a collage of approximately 800 or more canceled international postage stamps on a 20- by 30-inch board.
The displayed stamps are from a wide range of countries covering different backgrounds, including stamps from the early part of the last century as well as from rare and extremely valuable issues, some of them from countries which no longer exist. There is inherent value already in the stamps used for this specific Ebu Arts piece.
Each stamp tells its own story, including much history, practically from all around the globe. Grouped together the images allow interesting comparisons of ideas and ideologies as well as human, technical, and political development.
Poster Quality reprints are available for sale for $19.99.
In addition a 99 piece limited edition of Ebu-Arts#1 will be produced on museum quality paper printed with archival inks will be available for $8,800 each. A 99 piece limited edition of Ebu-Arts#2 will be produced in the same fashion, available for $9,900 each. Please contact the Straube Center for details.
Straube Center features an outdoor exhibit with local sculpture artists.
For more than 30 years, Straube Center exhibition rooms have displayed local and international artists’ works in regularly rotating shows, and that practice will continue. However, something new was added on July 9, 2009: The Straube Center Office Park was turned into sculpture garden with “Art You Can Touch”, including large bronze, wood, metal, marble and other stone carvings by a variety of locally as well as globally well-known artists. Some of the three-dimensional art will be on permanent display while some of it will be on exhibition temporarily only. Most of it is for sale. Straube Center does not charge any commission.100% of the sales receipts go to the artists. Professional photographer and long time advocate of the arts Alisandra Wederich is the curator.
As part of the office complex’s work environment, Straube's art exhibits have proven extremely successful. Over the years, large numbers of celebrated artists have participated in Straube’s unique shows, and many more are ready to set up future shows. The sculpture gardens will add to the nurturing environment and give more exposure not only to the seekers of enjoyment in art, but to many visitors that may not normally visit a gallery. The high number of sold art to date shows how much Straube Center tenants and visitors enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience.