Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Holidays

I'll be working on my pieces for my solo show and enjoying the Holidays for the rest of the month.

The Rabbit Room
A solo exhibition and working installation by Chelsea Greene Lewyta. 
January 22 - February 3 at Brewers Mansion, 55 Waterbury Street. Brooklyn, NY. 
Music TBA

I'll give some sneak peeks and more details when I'm back in the studio. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

646 484 0983

I lost my phone. I think I left it in a cab or something. All my materials have my old number (business cards, press packet). So I'm just posting it here incase someone is looking to get a hold of me, about my artwork from the shows. 
I wonder if I should spend the night writing the new numbers on the thousands of incorrect cards I have :|

646 484 0983

I'm happy to have a city number. Maybe now people will stop asking me why I had an 845 number and lived in Manhattan. Pssst... mobile phone. 

The opening in Chelsea is tonight at 5 pm. Here is a peek of the walls. Hans Wolf took these pictures after we set up. 
I ended up using less than half of my work and doing more work than I needed. However, the edit makes this body look very strong. We'll see how it goes.

My silk screens are available through The Marketplace Gallery until January 1st. 
Call 971 207 8937 or e-mail
Super sale. $50 each for 4+ color and large silk screens. $180 for a set of 4. $30 and under for single color.

Egg Hunt
This piece placed and won in The Society of Illustrator's Student Competition in 2008.


Green Dress
Also available without the green as Fallen Bird

Oatmeal Streaks

Open (flawed) 

Spoil (flawed)

Beauty (flawed)

No (flawed)

These are not the silk screens, these are the digital images that were preparation for them. Same artwork, different execution. My camera has broken, my apologies. Just so you can see them. If you are interested you'll want to see the actual prints, contact info above. 
These two series are from around 2008.

Flawed: Silk screens that have minor errors, smudges or misprints. If you are interested in prints that are not flawed, please contact me. They are priced $200 each.

I've updated my website, though I have to again to fix my number. If you keep up with my blog, it's nothing new. But check it out anyway.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Rabbit Faces 3/6

I've done about 10 portraits, and I've only kept my favorites. I'll be doing one series of 3 for the Ceres show, and a coupling series of 3 when I rework the second part of my concept. Probably not for this show. 30x40 is coming along. My camera cord has broke... but I'm going to be getting an SLR soon. Now I can't even take crappy photos... unless I resort to my "smart" phone. You'll just have to wait.

These are the scans with a little digital color of the ones I kept.

I'll be having a large selection of prints and proofs at the upcoming show 'Last Chance' at the Marketplace Gallery this Friday. I'm bringing my older work from Pratt to hopefully get off my hands. If you are looking to get an original, I'm pricing these under $75 for 4 and 5 color silk screens. If you can't make it to Albany you can still purchase work. I'll post pictures as soon as they are available. You can contact me or the gallery if you are interested. Besides my work there will be a mess of artists from here (NYC) to Albany exhibiting work for under $100 and three featured artists.

Last Chance
Friday, December 3 · 5:30-8:30 pm
The Marketplace Gallery. 
40 Broadway, suite #23. Albany, NY


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Small Works & Ceres Artists

"While our bodies have emerged from the forest, our souls remain tangled in flora, battling the beasts we created" 
-Chelsea Greene Lewyta, Winter 2010

The Ceres show is less than 3 weeks away. Take a peek of what I'm working on for it.

First finished drawing for the bunny portraits. There will be a total of 6. To be painted.

Commissioned mini triptych, 9 x 5" Drawing to be painted.

You can see the panels I'm using here. I started on watercolor paper, but decided I wanted to use oil to finish, so switched to cotton rag (drawing above is on). The portrait seen here may be scrapped. I found the rabbit canvases at Pearl Paint on Canal Street and had to get them. The rabbit has been a key symbol in my work for years, I've been using them a lot recently. February 3rd marks the new year of the rabbit and it's my year.

Why so small? I'm traveling for the Holiday, I'll need to take some work with me. I'm also working on the new 40x30", drawing in previous post. I'd like to do an additional medium sized piece as well, but time will surely run out.

I'd like to introduce you to a few of the featured artists for the upcoming show:

The New American Art Show: The Best New Contemporary Art of our time
Thursday, December 9th 2010. 5-8 pm.
Ceres Gallery. 547 West 27 Street. New York, NY

Tracy Von Becker

Zofia Bogusz


Enjoy your weekend

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fishy Update

Something fishy is going on. A moment ago it said my blog had been removed, got to some page about suspicious activity, changed my password, then it was all better. If you know what that might mean, let me know. I had an issue with someone spamming my blog with porn links a few months ago. Why do people put so much effort into causing grief for others?

The drawing for the 2nd 40"x30" scanned and given a little color.

The shows went very well. I sold at Beast, The Marketplace, and The Contrast Art show. More shows are being planned now. The next one is in Chelsea, and I'm over the moon excited. It's December 9th at the Ceres Gallery. I'll post more details about it closer to the date.
I've been traveling, then got quite ill, had to replace both my tablet and my computer. I now have a 27" imac, it's a beautiful piece of machinery. Ha, now that I'm oil painting, I get a nice computer. I still need it for my illustration jobs though. A bigger studio is gonna have to wait...
I have 4 new paintings, but they are not in my studio. Before the opening in Chelsea I will spend whatever needs to get spent to have my work photographed properly for a website update. It's frustrating that I don't have my new paintings accessible online.

The Marketplace Gallery

(Lia Smaka on the right wall)

The Contrast Art Show

To see more pictures (and video!) from the shows vist The Marketplace Gallery's Photostream

Friday, October 22, 2010

3 Shows in 3 weeks: N.Y

October 28th, The Thursday before Halloween Mike A. will be presenting the 3rd Annual FANGORIA, a Group Horror Art Show. It's at G2 on Ave A. between 6th and 7th. NYC. Don't miss it!

This is the piece I'm working on for the show. I'm also juggling my internship, a large freelance project, and prepping for all my next shows. I should be doing back work too but I'm just putting it aside yet again. Ahh. I could take out a coffee plantation...

Scanned with a little digital color. I have a few working titles...

It's 8"x12", refreshing (and realistic) after doing the 30"x40", but I plan to have another 30"x40" for The Contrast Art Show.

Materials that go into my paintings: gamsol, cold pressed linseed oil, thickened linseed oil, matte medium, array of sandpaper/sandblocks, 3 ply oak panels, cotton rag paper, workable fixative, oils, graphite, colored pencils, sable to boars hair brushes- synthetic and authentic, drafting tools, various erasers and a lot of love. I was at the art store today and realizing how often I've been going. I'm starting to buy in bulk, hard to carry by heels and subway though.

Again, don't miss this. It's gonna be big.

I need to take good photos, these are just snaps (I was painting up until the morning of the show). These are from Beast. I sold two originals (rabbits: Chloe and Sophia) and a print. It will be up for the rest of the month.

'Pray' 30"x40" before going to Beast.


Thursday, October 28th 2010. 7-11 PM
G2 on Ave A. between 6th and 7th. NYC
Group Horror Art Show

Friday, November 5th 2010. 5-11 PM
The Marketplace Gallery, 40 Broadway suite 23. Albany NY

Featured Artists: Chelsea Greene Lewyta, James Juron, Lia Smaka, William Grant, & very special guest TBA

The Contrast Art Show
Thursday, November 11th 2010. 5 PM-1 AM
14th floor, 320W 37th street. NYC

"The Contrast Art Show is an art exhibition which puts together a variation of artists, artistic movement groups, and several upcoming galleries in an attempt to show the rising trend of art in New York City. The participants include members of groups such as: the Pudding Factory Art Collective, The New York Art Page, The Art Society for the Advancement of the Spine, the Marketplace Gallery and The American Art Gallery; all together coming in at upwards of 30 artists.
Helping to oversee the exhibition will be John Stavros the Owner of 320 Studios, an old friend of Andy Warhol’s, and a co-creator of studio 54. On his part will be exhibited a display of never before viewed works by Antonio Lopez, and a hopeful presentation of The Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts dolls, the only copy existing in the United States. Additionally, a live body painting session will be presented by Ocean Clark, adding to the kick off for the show."

Artist list:
Tracy Von Becker, Jamie Martinez, Timothy S. Wearne, Pearl Park & Kelly Lee, Colleen Blackard, Chelsea Greene Lewyta, Hans Wolf, Kristin Gambell, Rustam Davletshin, River Clark, Ocean Clark , Mary Jean Canziani, Sam Bassett, Mab Graves, Chris Stain, RADICAL!, Travis W Simon, Scott Michael Ackerman, SCOUT, Dwell&OneUnit, VRNO, Gregory Maxwell Dunn, (Trans) Plant, Alese Dunn, Greyegg, John Kutchera, Max Noy, Rachel Wilkins, Geo, Erin Dinan, Valerie Vanone, Jonathan Fritz, Clementine Drake, Tim Brown, Lisa Lin, Al Benkin, James Groeling, Brian Leo, Danny Quirk