Very excited to be named the Visual Artist for the 2020 MUSE Awards
Seventh Annual MUSE Awards
Recognize Five Local “Muses”The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is proud to announce the 2020 MUSE Award honorees.
MUSE will celebrate artistic inspiration on Friday, February 28, 2020 at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg at 7:00 p.m. This annual benefit for the arts will recognize the breadth and beauty of art and culture in our City of the Arts, and pay tribute to the individuals who continue to inspire and guide St. Petersburg to its standing as an international arts destination.
MUSE will be designed to complement the Museum’s exhibit, Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney. Join us for a night of provocative musings and muses; with live art performances from the turn of the century to the cultural future. No long speeches or rubber chicken dinner here – instead you’ll enjoy gourmet bites, creatively crafted cocktails and decadent dessert bars. For six years MUSE has been the arts event of the year, and will again feature surprises not seen anywhere else.
MUSE ARTS AMBASSADOR AWARD recognizes a beloved St. Petersburg area artist (of any discipline) who is a stellar representative of the “City of the Arts” to the world.’Duncan McClellan
MUSE LITERARY ARTS AWARD recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the written word in fiction or non-fiction, journalism, poetry or prose, print or digital formats.Your Real Stories: Lillian Dunlap & Jaye Sheldon
MUSE PATRON OF THE ARTS AWARD recognizes an individual or couple who, with their time and treasure, generously supports organizations and/or individuals that work in or concern the arts.Hal Freedman & Willi Rudowsky
MUSE PERFORMANCE ARTS AWARD recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the performance art field to include music, dance, theater and/or interdisciplinary which is presented to an audience.Suzanne Pomerantzeff
MUSE VISUAL ARTS AWARD recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the visual arts which include ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, glass-blowing, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking and media arts.D. Yael Kelley
Proceeds from MUSE benefit artists, arts education,and arts and cultural organizations through Arts Alliance programs and services.
Visit the website for more information and tickets. https://stpeteartsalliance.org/muse/
Several shows upcoming. I will be posting information as we get closer but October and November will include: Woodfield Gallery St. Petersburg- Kenwood Public Arts Initiative opening October 12th during Artwalk, Historic Kenwood Bungalowfest November 2nd Art from the Enclave Artists in featured homes and Public Art Finial launch, my solo show in Ocala, Florida "Stones, Shadows and Shells" Opening Nov, 7th, Exquisite Corpse 2019 opening November 14th, and Creative Pinellas 2nd Arts Annual opening November 14th (yes I will be in two places at once). I hope you will save the date and more info to follow here with details.
So... I have been painting canvases that like the Stones, Shadows and Shells that inspire me have no up, down, right or left instead convey a different story for each orientation. I have been posting them, referring to them as 4 sides 4 stories. So I thought ( like you do, Right) what happens if you work with 3 canvases and the same idea make it interactive and folks can arrange them as they like to create different whole compositions. There is a formula (thanks Danny) to calculate that.... three four sided canvases on rotation and that number is 220 possible combinations. Art meets math. Here is a sample of 50 possibilities below. Special thanks to Davidson Fine Art and photographer Jim Swallow (you rock!) for scanning and creating this fun gif for me to convey 50 images of the possible 220. I hope you like the idea. Upcoming show will have the physical canvases to have fun with.
Photo from the Creative Pinellas Arts Annual show November 2018. My work to the right and the wonderful work of Nathan Beard hanging on the left wall.
The Center for the Arts at First Unity Spiritual Campus Arts Integration for Spiritual Innovationto brPOV: The Seven Deadly Sins Saturday, June 16 from 6-8pm A curated exhibit of pieces from local artists will be on display. Seven writers on hand will be linked to one of the pieces of art and then given a writing prompt: one of the Seven Deadly Sins. They create an “Instant Ekphrastic,” (ekphrastic means “to use words to describe art”) which is then read aloud. Artists’ intentions meet viewers’ perspectives and get manipulated by a specific point-of-view: how does the interpretation of art shift when processed through a filter? What is darkness doing to our world view?
Featured artists to include D. YaeL Kelley, Zulu Painter, Jennifer Kosharek, Nathan Beard, Charlie Parker, Carrie Jadus, junk yard, Janos Enyedi, and Spathose. Writers to include young Arin Greenwood, Lisa Powers Tricomi, Heather Tinnaro, Elizabeth Brincklow, and Shelly Wilson.
The I AM Center is an art gallery, open after both services, and the art on display is for sale.
“To be an artist is to be a maker. I believe that is the closest we come to the understanding of god. For me Art is a conversation with the infinite. It is the act of opening yourself to the universe and truly listening.”
– D. YaeL Kelley, Visual Artist
YaeL is represented locally by Red Cloud Gallery on Beach Drive, and will have work featured in the I AM Center in May and June
Red Cloud Indian Arts Gallery - 214 Beach Dr. right across from the Fine Arts Museum. I am delighted to have multiple works featured currently at the gallery. If you missed the show please stop in and see the new work. And as always contact me here on the site if you need more information. www.redcloudindianarts.com