May 15, 2015

John Wujcik

John Wujcik

Featured Artist, John Wujcik 

By far John had the most vibrant studio I had the pleasure to visit. He planned the experience from the lighting of his work, to the reflection on the walls. His work is sugary and sweet, and hints at aspects of a time forgotten. Erotic, exotic, and bold. We recommend digging a little deeper into his work. For more of John's work visit his website here.

Below are some highlights from our visit in his studio.

"Message to Mike" 8" x 10" x 2"  

Acrylic paint, Decal transfer, and Silverleaf on clay coated art board

"St Louis" 8" x 10" x 2" 

Acrylic paint, Decal transfer, Silverleaf and candy coated wrappers on clay coated art board.

John explaining his piece, "Its a Girl" (30"x 40"). 

May 6, 2015

Shelley Haven

Shelley Haven

From time to time Citizens for the Arts has the opportunity to meet with artists inside their studio and check out their latest works. This past Sunday we went to the YOHO Open Studios in Yonker's, New York to meet some of the artists there.
I had first become aware of Shelley and her work when I met her at the IPCNY's Women's Panel Talk held by Guttenberg Arts a few weeks ago. Her work is just as vibrant and cool as her personality. Here are a few highlights of pieces that stood out to me. For more information or to contact Shelley directly, please check out her website by visiting
Above:Shelley Haven with monotypes from Bernese Oberland project.
Wave Hill II, gouache on paper
Lauterbrunnental VI, monotype on paper
Lauterbrunnental VII, monotype on paper