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Nancy Michalak

Cumberland, ME - United States

Nancy Michalak - Fine Artist

Nancy Michalak

Member Since: 02/10/2007

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Inspired by the rich and diverse history of the folk art Scherenschnitte, a German paper cutting technique, my work melds this traditional artform with an innovative use of an underlying collage, adding color and dimension of my work. Additionally, colored paper is applied to the surface of the cutout creating a richness of color lacking in traditional technique.

Using silhouette paper and scissors, my designs are drawn and cut as one piece. The challenges of designing a piece is how much detail can be achieved as well as, the consideration of the impact of positive and negative space on the composition.

The scope and diversity of my work includes multilayer traditional valentines, holiday and seasonal themes and pictorial compostions of children. Please see my Website at http:shadyrunstudios.tripod.com as well as Etsy.com.


Artist Resume 1979 to 2012
Shady_Run_Studios@yahoo.com

University of New Hampshire

Haystack School Deer Isle, Maine

Art Teacher, Gray-New Gloucester, Maine



ARTICLES

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SHOWS
Everson Gallery, Syracuse, New York

Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts

Tomlinson Craft Collection, Baltimore, Maryland

Art space, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Lillian Kornbluth Gallery, New Jersey

Ferrin Gallery, Croton on Hudson, New York

Celestial Tea Corporate Gallery, Teapot Show, Boulder, Colorado
La Petite XII, Coburg, Oregon

Eliminate Racism, Galeyrie, Falmouth, Maine

Into the Garden, Chocolate Church, Bath, Maine


GALLERIES
American Craft Council Craft Fair, Rhinebeck, New York 1977-80
Everson Gallery, Syracuse, New York

Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts

Tomlinson Craft Collection, Baltimore, Maryland

Kaill Fine Crafts, Juneau, Alaska
Rainblue Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

Nancy Bosio Designs, New York, N.Y.

Quintessence, Roslyn, New York

Lillian Kornbluth Gallery, New Jersey

Vitti Gallery, Upper Montclair, New Jersey

Dexterity, Montclair, New Jersey

Jackie Chalkley Crafts, Washington, D.C.

The Grifo, Boston, Massachusetts

Artspace, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Rainbow’s End, White Plains, N.Y

Luminere Creations New York, N.Y.

Mari Gallery, Mamaroneck, N.Y.

Virginia Handcrafters, Lynchburg, Virginia

Hog wild, Fanieul Hall, Boston, Massachusetts

Boxes, Boston, Massachusetts

Whittlewinds Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska

Sunday Sunset, Naples, Florida

Human Arts Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Décor International, Boston, Massachusetts
Alianza, Boston, Massachusetts

Dee Pell, Charlotte, North Carolina

Jurus Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

Falmouth Memorial library

Elizabeth Morse Gallery

Terminal 22 Gallery, Oakland, California

Saco Art Museum, Saco Maine

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