Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Wax Book - Catalogue launch at the 6th Annual International Encaustic Conference....check it out....

Above is the cover of "The Wax Book:  Altered, Repurposed, Remade" - this is a very professionally designed book of an exhibit I curated for the 6th Annual International Encaustic Conference...The exhibit opens at the Truro Center for the Arts, Gallery 10, at Castle Hillin Truro, MA. USA.

Many thanks go to Sarah E. Rehmer for the layout design, Nancy Natale for the editing and Milisa Galazzi for birthing the idea of turning the exhibit into a catalogue and handling sales and marketing...this small group that came together quite organically, would not have happened if it weren't for our passion for the book arts and the vision and belief that all that can be imagined is possible..

The Wax Book: Altered Repurposed, Remade 
Curator: Supria Karmakar ; Editor: Nancy Natale
Layout Design: Sarah E. Rehmer ; Sales & Marketing:Milisa Galazzi 

37 wonderful pages of 13 artists' work on books, elements of books, in both two dimensional and three dimensional formats.

Patricia Dusman

Coming soon to for $25.00 (includes shipping) 

Or you can obtain one at the conference book signing Friday June 1st 4-5 p.m. or come to the opening of the exhibit at Gallery 10, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, MA. USA, .....
Or for alternative arrangements contact:  Supria at:
Below is the book I will be exhibiting as part of "The Wax Book: Altered, Repurposed, Remade" exhibit, opening May 31st 4 - 6 p.m. at Gallery 10, Truro Centre for the Arts, Truro, MA. 

Above and Below: Terra Incognita, Encaustic Mixed Media Altered Book, 2012, 14" h x 10" w

 Detail Images of "Terra Incognita"

Monday, March 26, 2012

Inner Works Blog 2012 revival - Turning a new chapter.....

The original Inner Works project members:  Seth Apter, Veronica Funk,  Roxanne Evans-Stout, Supria Karmakar, Rita Vindedzis and Jill Zaheer have decided to continue to keep this great meeting place - INNERWORKS blog alive and revived by turning a new chapter....

We would like to encourage those working in the book arts to meet here, share their work here and continue to add posts of interest related to the BOOK ARTS...We invite new members to join and post their work on this site......

We welcome Bridgette Guerzon Mills as a new contributing artist to this blog.....

Looking forward to the new posts and sharing...thanks to you all.

Here is a recent creation by Supria Karmakar, "Migrating Patterns" Encaustic Mixed Media Collage, altered encyclopedia, 2012, 8 x 11

Friday, March 16, 2012

Inner Works Lives On

Distressed Elements

So happy to be able to announce that my book from our Inner Works collaboration is now on display as part of my solo exhibition at The Gallery Link in Ellenville, New York.

The Gallery Link is part of a wonderful community in the Hudson Valley and is part of the Ellenville Public Library and Museum. The exhibition is being held in conjunction with the release of my book The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed, which includes contributions by Inner Work collaborators Jill Zaheer, Roxanne Evans-Stout, Veronica Funk.

In addition to new work, the exhibition at The Gallery Link also includes a sampling of handmade and altered books that I have made on my own and through collaborations. 

I am thrilled that my altered book from our collaboration is included.

The exhibition runs from March 1st to April 23nd. There will be an opening reception at the gallery on March 26th at 6pm followed by an artist talk and book signing at 7pm. Please RSVP for the artist talk at 845-647-5530.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The fabulous work of Veronica Funk in the Inner Works Project...a retrospective look at all of her wonderful work.....

Designs in Nature...four images below of Veronica Funk's art work in Jill Zaheer's book, Designs in Nature......

Veronica Funk's work in Seth Apter's book, Distressed Elements

Roxanne Stout-Evan's Book, EarthTones, pages by Veronica Funk below...

Veronica Funk's book, Friendship....

Rita Vindedzis's book Gifts from the Sea....

Veronica's art work in Supria Karmakar's book, On Paper Wings

Monday, February 8, 2010

Gifts From the Sea - Jill's pages.

My theme for our altered book collaboration is Gifts from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. I first read this book in my early teens and have re-read it many times since. It speaks to my soul not only as a water person but also as a woman. You can see my pages here on my blog.

The first artist to work in my book was Jill Zaheer. I started enjoying Jill's blog after we were introduced through Supria and Inner Works. Jill interpreted my theme in a beautiful two page spread full of texture.

Please click on each of the images to see the wonderfully detailed work Jill has created. In these two pages, I can see the colors of a perfect day at the ocean. I can hear the wind blowing and the waves crashing on the shore. I can smell the salt in the air.

I know these little pipers well from my many visits to Florida. Here they look so real, as if they could fly away at any moment. I like Jill's use of paint and glitter to show the sun glistening on the sand.

This (to me) represents bliss. So now when I can't get away for a beach vacation, I can put in my earbuds, listen to my ocean waves app and enjoy the pages in my book.

Each of these little fish have messages and are three dimensional, hanging by fishing line.

Thank you so much Jill for sharing your interpretations and talents in my book. This collaboration has been such a great experience and has left me with an art piece that I'll cherish for years and years.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Coming to a Close

As our jouney through Inner Works is coming to a close, I want to thank each of you for all the hard work and creative energy that you poured into our collaboration. Every single page that was created in my book speaks to the talent that each of you posses. And I am so grateful that you shared your talents with me and that, in the end, I have both a bucketful of memories and one amazing altered book as a result.

Perhaps as a way of keeping the project alive just a little bit longer, I have decided to document the journey in a series of posts, both here and on my own blog The Altered Page. For today, I just want to send out a thank you to everybody - along with a glimpse of your amazing work!

Thank you Veronica:

Thank you Supria:

Thank you Roxanne:

Thank you Rita:

Thank you Jill:

Stay tuned for the page by page replay!