Show Dates: May 19 - June 9, 2015
Show Dates: May 19 - June 9, 2015
Ombiasy Public Relations & Wine Tours
Serves up a Couples Life Long Passion for Wine
Conceived, created, owned and operated by the venerable husband and wife team, Annette & Christian Schiller, Ombiasy Public Relations & Wine Tours represents the lifelong passion the Schillers have for wine. Their business is founded on the passion, knowledge and network of contacts they have made throughout their travels around the world, an interest that started for them both while students at the University of Mainz in Germany.
The Seeds are Planted
Annette Schiller first became intrigued with wine back in her days as a student at the University of Mainz. Mainz is one of the 10 Wine Capitals of the World and Annette quickly realized that in this city, wine is ubiquitous. Students crank wine spritzers; the university offered classes in wine with accompanying tastings; and every other week there was a wine festival downtown. It was here also, that Annette met her husband, Christian, and their shared passion for wine soon became a keystone of their life together.
The Schillers were curious about all aspects of wine and wine-making. They took evening wine classes, worked in the vineyards during harvest season, and spent their weekends exploring the thousands of wineries in the surrounding countryside, tasting great wines right at the source. The Schillers immersed themselves in learning every aspect of the winemaking process from understanding how the outcome of the combination of nature and production techniques play a significant role in the taste, smells and flavour of each variety; to learning the different grape varietals, terroir and soils, as well as the production aspects in the vineyard, not to mention the vinification processes. But, they didn’t end their education with those details. They also learned the role wine has played in history and politics, and, of course, its inherent links to the culinary arts.
They were hooked!
The Schillers lived in Germany and France for extended periods of time travelling the regions, tasting the wines, developing close friendships with wine estate owners as they continued to indulge in the passion of learning, immersing, exploring and tasting wine from all over the world. What started out as a passion quickly became a lifestyle and is now a vocation.
A BUSINESS IS BORN
After thirty-five years of their own travels, friends of the Schillers from their student wine days asked them to organize a tour of Bordeaux. And so a new chapter in their adventures began in 2011 with their first Bordeaux wine tour for the Hochheimer Wine Brotherhood. The tour proved to be such a success that the business grew to include other tours throughout Germany and France.
THE BUSINESS TODAY
These days, Ombiasy Public Relations & Wine Tours offers a growing number of tours, tasting, wine-pairings dinners and wine talks both in the United States and abroad.
Following is just a sampling of current offerings provided by Ombiasy:
Ombiasy Wine Tours have the benefit of offering tours in areas the Schillers know best, in countries where they lived, and like the first wine tour they arranged for their friends, the Schillers plan each tour designed around sharing their passion, their network within the wine community, and their in-depth knowledge of the wine regions they know best and feel most at home with their fellow participants throughout France and Germany. Specific tours have also combined their love of wine with their love of food, art and theatre, depending on the area they are visiting.
WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU TRAVEL WITH OMBIASY PR:
Germany East Introduction – Wine & Art:
Germany’s Undiscovered Wine Regions and World Renowned Art Centers: The Eastern Tour
10 day immersion in wine, culture the arts: June 11, 2015 – June 20, 2015
This 10 day tour allows wine lovers and art aficionados to experience what the statement “wine is a form of art” entails. Participants will live the profound relationship between wine, music, dance and the visual arts by visiting Germany’s beautiful wine regions in the East and the cradle of German intellectual thinking. Visit 19 wineries, among them wineries that embody the wine and art approach; attend performances at the Gewandhaus Leipzig; Semperopera; and Stuttgart Ballet.
Germany South Introduction – Wine & Food:
Pinot Country and Michelin-Star Meals: The Southern Tour
7 day immersion: August 30, 2015 – September 05, 2015
This 7 day tour takes participants to the southernmost German wine regions where you will experience the German red wine revolution, in particular gorgeous Pinot-Noirs. You will visit 16 wineries, among them Germany’s unconventional but exceptionally gifted winemakers. This tour has a strong culinary component reflecting this region’s historic affinity with good food, and its proximity to culinary Alsace in France across the Rhine.
Germany North Introduction - Riesling Country
Quintessential German Rieslings and the Northern most Pinot Noir: The Northern Tour
7 day immersion: September 06, 2015 – September 12, 2015
This 7 day tour lets participants explore the regions that are quintessential to understanding “Riesling”. You will visit 18 wineries and many cultural gems. The tour includes a cruise on the romantic Rhine River with its castle-and-vine ribboned banks; the Mosel valley with its dizzying steep vineyards; delving into 2000 years of history; and tasting first class wines at world-renowned wine estates.
Bordeaux 2015: Quintessential Bordeaux
10 day immersion: September 15, 2015 – September 24, 2015
Spend 10 days in Bordeaux! “Bordeaux” embodies more than just wine. In France the interplay of wine and food is very important and plays an integral part of the journey through the Bordeaux wine region. The tour focuses on top ranking classified Chateaux, but visits to unknown, excellent and very charming producers are also included. Drawing on the Schiller’s love and deep knowledge of the region as well as their personal ties to many of the players in the Bordeaux wine scene, you will visit many of the hidden gems that other tours pass by, but which are essential to understanding what Bordeaux is all about. This is a hands-on Bordeaux wine class on the ground.
Here's what some of their fans are saying about them:
"Thank you for setting up such a tremendous Bordeaux Wine tour. I cannot believe that you were able to get our small group of 13 people into the very special wineries …plus they really treated you (and us) as Royalty with the special tours, talks, and great meals. The places you selected spent much much time with us, like the 4 hour lunch and tasting of 15 of their wines. Annette, you did a great job of infusing history, meals, as well as the top selection of wines. You balanced costs with having us stay close to the places we were visiting.
We highly recommend your tour. On a scale of 1-10, your tour is a 15!"
Vicky and Bruce Ballantyne (Bordeaux Tour)
"In 2013 my wife and I joined Annette Schiller and her husband, Christian, for her Bordeaux wine tour and had a wonderful time. Annette's tours are top-notch, well organized and lots of fun. Annette is fluent in French, English, and German, her mother language. Our best experience? Our stay in the town of Saint-Emilion, and the City of Bordeaux, both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Saint-Emilion with its Romanesque churches and famous for its Merlot based wines. We very much enjoyed the excellent food and top wines from renowned wine makers.
We highly recommend this tour for wine lovers of French wines.
In 2016 we plan to join Annette again for another round of her terrific Bordeaux wine tour."
Gisela and Ray Leon (Bordeaux Tour)
"I joined the German tours in both 2013 and 2014 as I love both Germany and German wines. As I knew that dry German white wines are becoming more available in the U.S., I wanted to learn more about these and the new VDP classification system. From the superb visits I learned so much about these topics and really appreciated the great "grand cru" German Rieslings. In addition, being a Red Burgundy lover, I was fascinated with the top Pinot producers on the Southern German trip in 2014, and found many which were as enthralling as top Burgundies. Annette's organization of the tours was excellent, and I look forward to the 2015 tours".
Brian Thomas (Germany north and Germany south tours)
"I am a wine lover who took the Bordeaux wine country tour in September 2013. I had always been intrigued by Bordeaux and wanted a structured approach to exploring the region. Annette and Christian Schiller were excellent guides: remarkably knowledgable about the wines, vineyards and winemakers; talented transmitters of information; very caring; fun to be with. I tasted a great variety of red and white wines and enjoyed amazing food.
I cannot say enough about this wine tour and recommend it highly."
Stephen Kent (Bordeaux Tour)
" As a wine lover with a reasonable knowledge of German wine (I have been a member of the German Wine Society since 1986) I had always wanted to visit German wineries. In September 2014 I took the northern and southern German wine country tours led by Annette Schiller. Our small group visited a total of 36 wineries (many hidden gems bypassed by other tours) in 9 different regions. Annette is a lively speaker with a deep knowledge and love of German wines and culture. We also greatly benefited from her close personal ties to the winemakers and owners visited.
I have nothing but great memories of my German wine experience. Thank you Annette."
"I have traveled on many wine trips, often with highly qualified locals who know the wines of their region and the local producers very well. I would put Annette in the very top tier of wine travel organizers. She knows well and fully understands the regions and producers of Germany. Her trips were perfectly organized and carefully planned. While it was a high energy undertaking, the good news is no time is wasted and there is room made in the action-packed schedule for the occasional historically or culturally significant place. An added benefit is Annette's charming husband, Christian. A wine blogger and dedicated foodie, he added another fun dimension to the trip. Their driver is a great guy, and almost every participant was someone I would gladly travel with again. My advice is do these trips if you are serious about understanding German wines. "
Ellen Kirsh (Germany north and Germany south tours)
"Everything about the Bordeaux trip - the wineries, the wines, the meals, the travel arrangements -was great. This is all due to Annette Schiller’s extensive knowledge of, and contacts in, the region. One could not ask for a better guide to Bordeaux wine and culture. The group benefitted greatly from Annette’s relationships with many of the vintners. Annette and the vintners taught us much about the terroir and the all the steps in the process that makes these great wines, as well as the foods with which to enjoy them. Moreover, given differences among vinters over some of the steps in the process - e.g., hand vs machine picking, use of pesticides, etc. - the group experienced an on-going debate as we travelled from one winery to the next. The openness of the vintners to our questions further personalized the experience that stemmed from Annette’s meticulous preparation of the journey. We are grateful to have had this experience and highly recommend it to anyone with a love of wine, regardless of the extent of their knowledge."
Anne and John Parisi (Bordeaux Tour)
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Christian Schiller lives in the greater Washington DC (US) and Frankfurt am Main (Germany) areas and writes about wine. He is a member of the FIJEV (International Federation of Wine and Spirits Journalists and Writers). Before starting to write about wine in 2009, Schiller was an economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Click on the following link to read his blog:
Schiller-Wine Blog: http://schiller-wine.blogspot.de/
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A road trip to Rockville, Maryland reunited me with my artist friend and client, Susan Levin.
On a recent flight back from Europe, Levin had the unique opportunity of meeting and befriending, Annette Schiller, a principal with Ombiasy Public Relations and Wine Tours.
Susan put me in touch with Annette,
who had the brilliant idea of creating a
‘Wine Tasting & Art Exhibit’
showcasing Susan’s work in collaboration with a wine tasting event.
The ‘invitation only’ event took place in the privacy of Levin’s lovely home, studio and gallery space. Guests were asked to bring a bottle of Pinot (Gris or Noir). The stage was set for a perfect marriage of wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and art in an elegant gallery setting overlooking the beautiful setting of Rockville, Maryland.
The event brought together wine lovers and art aficionados from all three of our guest lists, facilitating new friendships, collaborations and ideas for other upcoming events.
ART BY SUSAN LEVIN
As a painter and digital photographer, Susan Levin works hard to create pieces that evoke emotion and conversation. While her paintings and photographs are an expression of her moods, they are also an abstract interpretation of real life experiences. Levin interprets her dreams and often paints what she dreams. She embellishes her photos with the use of the computer.
Creating new work is a form of playing and designing what is often clearly before her eyes and sometimes what is simply perceived through the lens. It is that combination of being acutely aware and having the ability to clarify what is right before her that makes Levin passionate about art and love what she does.
For more information: Susan Levin Art: artbysusanlevin.com
OMBIASY PR & WINE TOURS
photo (of Annette Schiller) courtesy of Ombiasy PR & Wine Tours
Wine Tours in 2015
France: Bourgogne (May) and Bordeaux (September) Germany: Germany-East (June), Germany-South (September) and Germany-North (September)
For more information: Ombiasy PR & Wine Tours: https://ombiasypr.com/
photo courtesy of Ombiasy PR & Wine Tours
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SUSAN MARX IN 'ABSTRACT' ART EXHIBITION
at ASHOK JAIN GALLERY IN NYC
Show dates: April 29th - May 29th, 2015
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 3rd from 4-6pm
pictured 'An Afternoon With Claude' 30x24, acrylic on canvas by Susan Marx
Abstract Impressionist Painter, Susan Marx will be one of five artists included in a group show entitled Abstract to be held at
Ashok Jain Gallery
at 58 Hester Street on
the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
The show opens on April 29th and will run through May 29th 2015.
There is an opening reception planned for
Sunday, May 3rd from 4-6pm that is free and open to the public.
ASHOK JAIN GALLERY
58 Hester Street
New York, NY
Gallery phone: 212.989.9660
ABOUT SUSAN MARX
Susan Marx is an Abstract Impressionist artist whose paintings are the result of her own radical amazement at the beauty of the visual world and her own need to turn that experience through her. Using nature as her frame of reference, Marx paints her interpretation of what nature leaves her with. She is concerned with light and what light does to color, which is why she calls herself an Abstract Impressionist. Her paintings are the conversations between her eyes, her mind, her heart and her gut as well as the canvas in front of her. Marx enjoys enticing and engaging her viewers, drawing them into a fresh and beautiful world. She hopes her artwork will lead people to notice the beauty in nature, a healing beauty.
Marx uses fast-drying acrylic paints which allow her to record her color impressions quickly, painting with thick, bold, rich colors and gestural brushstrokes. She leaves parts of the canvas blank intentionally, in order to create more contrast and tension between the color and the blank canvas, allowing the painting and the viewer’s eye to breathe. This process often also allows the painting to form a shape on the canvas within the picture plane.
She enjoys the process of putting color next to color, trying to capture the essence of her subject in her painting through color and emotion, leaving the rest to the viewer's imagination, drawing them into and engaging them through her process.
Someone once said Marx works to the muse of Monet, Van Gogh and Joan Mitchell; she was thrilled. They helped guide her in the journey to become the artist she is today. Marx has travelled extensively and exhibited widely. Her works may be found in collections in the US and abroad.
or visit her website: Susan Marx Artist
Abstract Impressionist Artist, Susan Marx, started the New Year off right with two very successful shows in January.
Marx was included in NYC's Ashok Jain Gallery's Anniversary Show from January 4th through January 25th; and in a group show entitled Sensorial Realms at Agora Gallery in NYC that opened in late December and ran through January 15th.
The artist will be featured again at both Ashok Jain Gallery & Agora Gallery on the following schedule:
April 29th-May 29th Ashok Jain Gallery
May 19th-June 9th Agora Gallery
October 9th-October 29th Agora Gallery
Both Agora Gallery and Ashok Jain Gallery have Marx's paintings listed for sale on Amazon.com. Marx's paintings may also be purchased through her listings on Agora's gallery website: Susan Marx on Art Mine
For more information, visit either gallery's website, or stop by to inquire at the galleries while in NYC.
ASHOK JAIN GALLERY 58 Hester Street, NYC Hours: Wed-Sun: 12-6pm or by appointment.
Susan's work may now also be seen at The Veranda Fine Art Gallery in Fair Haven, New Jersey.
The Veranda Fine Art Gallery
763 River Road
Fair Haven, New Jersey 07704
IN OTHER NEWS: The Montclair Ten
Marx is also one of ten artists that will be featured in a group show entitled 'The Montclair Ten'. The exhibition will showcase over a dozen art works in a range of media by ten artists including: Benedetta Balsimelli; Dan Fenelon; Nanci Iovino; Martha Kelshaw; Peg Kenselaar; Susan Marx; Elizabeth Seaton; Earl Speid; Lisa G. Westheimer and Aggie Wszolkowska.
Each of the artists featured in the exhibition work in various facets with The Montclair Art Museum, whether in the Education Department, teaching in the Studios, or volunteering in the Communications Department.
All ten artists live and work in New Jersey. The show comprises a nice selection of various mediums and styles including: painting, photography, prints, drawing and ceramics and was curated by Martha Kelshaw, Manager of Public Programs at The Montclair Art Museum.
Sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services NJ Properties at their Montclair, NJ office on Bloomfield Avenue, The Montclair Ten Art Exhibition opens April 2nd and runs through April 30th 2015.
There will be an Opening Reception on Thursday, April 2nd from 6pm to 9pm, which was planned to align with the First Thursday Opening Reception at The Montclair Art Museum.
THE MONTCLAIR TEN
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
695 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 01042
Monday - Friday, 9am-6pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm.
For more information please contact: Martha Kelshaw, Martha.firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Ms. Kelshaw at 973.714.7290.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Susan Marx website: http://www.susanmarxartist.com/
Susan Marx Facebook Page: Susan Marx on Facebook
Paintings pictured from top to bottom:
Top left, Firebird, 30x24, acrylic on canvas
2nd from top right, Carnival of Flowers, 30x24, acrylic on canvas
3rd from top left, Mozart's Meadow, 30x24, acrylic on canvas
Bottom left, Summer, 30x24, acrylic on canvas
Abstract Impressionist artist Susan Marx will be ringing in the New Year as a featured artist in two upcoming group shows: Sensorial Realms: Art that Takes the Audience on a Journey, at Agora Gallery in NYC; and the 35th Anniversary Exhibition of Gallery Artists at Ashok Jain Gallery, also in NYC.
SENSORIAL REALMS: ART THAT TAKES THE AUDIENCE ON A JOURNEY:
Opens: December 23, 2014 and runs through January 15, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 8th from 6-8pm.
AGORA GALLERY 530 West 25th Street, NYC
Hours: 11am-6pm Tuesday-Saturday
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
When you take a step into Sensorial Realms you are entering many universes at once. The unique talents of the featured artists revise and warp reality, their works acting as filters through which the viewer may revisit familiar scenes with eyes afresh. Abstracted landscapes, portraits, and everything in between meet in this astounding collection to confront viewers with their expectations of art, media, nature, and the human experience....
Assembled with great care, Sensorial Realms offers a gracious balance between serenity and chaos: striking viewers with stark emotional dissonance, then soothing them with harmonious, flowing beauty.
ABOUT SUSAN MARX
Susan Marx’s wildly colorful paintings are joyous translations of image into hue. Marx paints the outside world, working en plein air with her feet on the grass, with an emphasis on paring down visual elements to concentrate on “color, light, and energy” - subjects which entice and engage the viewer, drawing them into a fresh and beautiful world. Marx describes her style as Abstract Impressionism, combining the light of the Impressionists, the brilliant color of the Fauves, and the energy of the Abstract Expressionists to create shapes out of quick, assertive paint-filled strokes. Colors are not blended and the brushstroke length varies widely; she paints spontaneously with energy and emotion. Marx draws in color, using fast drying acrylics so that she can quickly capture her reaction to her “radical amazement at the visual world.”
Invitation to Susan Marx' exhibition: http://www.agora-gallery.com/Invite/Susan_Marx.aspx
Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/773801272687520/
35th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION OF GALLERY ARTISTS
Gallery open: Wed-Sun: 12-6pm or by appointment
ABOUT SUSAN MARX
Susan Marx’s wildly colorful paintings are joyous translations of image into
hue. Marx paints the outside world, working en plein air with her feet on the
grass, with an emphasis on paring down visual elements to concentrate on
“color, light, and energy” - subjects which entice and engage the viewer,
drawing them into a fresh and beautiful world. Marx describes her style as
Abstract Impressionism, combining the light of the Impressionists, the
brilliant color of the Fauves, and the energy of the Abstract Expressionists to
create shapes out of quick, assertive paint-filled strokes. Colors are not
blended and the brushstroke length varies widely; she paints spontaneously with
energy and emotion. Marx draws in color, using fast drying acrylics so that she
can quickly capture her reaction to her “radical amazement at the visual
Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/387717341387829/
Ashok Jain Gallery: https://ajaingallery.com/
Susan Marx website: http://www.susanmarxartist.com/
Hildy Maze is driven by a life long curiousity about how the mind works. From various points of view like passion, aggression and ignorance, Maze investigates thru sign and symbol the discursive thought patterns and emotions that obscure our recognition of the basic nature of mind which is empty, lucid, clear, all-accommodating space continuously awake and aware.
I’m interested in persuading the viewer from the boundaries of the image, to invite understandings beyond the confines of the painted picture. I share images and phrases that engage with matters beyond what is immediately visible, to relate with who we are as something deconstructed, uncreated, i.e. more expansive and gentle than our usual descriptions of ourselves.
Left: Flirtation of Meeting and Painting - To live the wound of love and yet not become scarred by despair or cynicism is a great living secret. How to live wounded without being chased by shadows and not merely 'endure'.
They are the evidence of our inner life overflowing its boundaries, spilling over into consciousness. Wordless and spontaneous, they release us to the possibility of realignment, reunion, catharsis: shedding tears, shedding old skin. It’s as though each one of our tears carries a microcosm of the collective human experience, like one drop of an ocean.
Above: Making Space for Unknowing, 26x39
For me, drawing is a way of navigating my mind and it remains the fundamental vehicle of my practice. Drawing allows me to be at my most inventive and intuitive. My work has an environmental quality made in the context of dependent arising; that all things arise in dependence upon multiple causes and conditions, and impermanence, meaning they will age, become fragile, be affected by light yet will remain as those things we search for and cherish possibly in the attic or basement, an archeological site, or a memory. From an ongoing awareness of thoughts my work attempts to display an experience of this process, seeing thoughts and feelings, while neither good or bad, as passing empty reflections allowing thoughts and physical sensations to arise and cease naturally while imaging the psychological and emotional moments. These thoughts and emotions are not one, not two but beyond one and many.
From various points of view like passion, aggression, ignorance I investigate thru sign and symbol the discursive thought patterns and emotions that obscure the recognition of the basic nature of mind which is empty, lucid, clear, all-
accommodating space continuously awake and aware. I’m interested in persuading the viewer from the boundaries of the image, to invite understandings beyond the confines of the painted picture. I share images and phrases that engage with matters beyond what is immediately visible, to relate with who we are as something deconstructed, uncreated, i.e. more expansive and gentle than our usual descriptions of ourselves.
Everything begins as thought, and then manifests as a physical reality. We are not going to fix the world without healing the patterns of thought that are driving the world into its present state. As an artist, perhaps I can put these issues in a new light—to get us to think differently about what the issues are and what the solutions could be relating to ourselves and the earth. The work is done as an invitation to focus inwardly. Contemplation and awareness are powerful tools that can change individuals, change old habits and build new ones, and ultimately, change society. Contemplative viewing both within and out can help us understand the interdependence of people and nature. Cultivating that awareness can enable a shift in habits that keep us stuck, and achieve the kind of creative thought and action society needs to respond effectively to climate change and long-term environmental threats and each other. How do we do that? Little by little on an individual basis, taking time to look and see. ~Hildy Maze
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SUSAN MARX - Abstract Impressionist - A Painter Who Loves Color
Artist Susan Marx describes her work as Modern Abstract Impressionism, combining the light of the Impressionists, the brilliant color of the Fauves, and the energy of the Abstract Expressionists, to create shapes out of quick, assertive paint-filled strokes. Inspired by the French Impressionists, Susan works en plein air (outside), much the way her muses did with a concern for light, air and especially color.
Susan's bright, light-filled paintings burst with vibrant color providing a very personal, modern 'abstraction' of the period with a distinctive style that is uniquely her own. Her process involves becoming one with the earth. By working barefoot in the fields she has direct physical contact with her subject matter, taking in the landscape through all the senses of vision, touch, smell and hearing, using herself as a filter to process these elements onto her canvas.
I am drawn to a specific spot for some indefinable reason. I look and look. I load my palette, pick up a brush, holding it as a conductor would hold his baton, and begin. At that point, I don't speak to the canvas, instead the canvas speaks to me. My feet are barefoot feeling the grass; I smell the air and the flowers in front of me. I am transported. I paint but lose the concept of time. Fast, faster, passionately painting, furiously painting. I cannot get the colors down fast enough. Then suddenly I need air. I stop and step back to look at my canvas one more time. The painting is done.
Working with acrylics allows the artist to record her color impressions almost as quickly as her mind processes the subject and with an immediacy that other medium don't allow.
The artist loves color and sees color everywhere, capturing the essence of the color and the emotion in her work, leaving the rest to the viewer's imagination, thereby making him/her an active participant in her work... often leaving some of the canvas blank so the work can breathe, a process that illuminate her brushstrokes that much more dynamically through the stark contrast of blank canvas and brilliant color.
I don't paint flowers. I paint flowers to paint color.
Someone once told Marx she works to the muse of Monet, Van Gogh and Joan Mitchell, which she was thrilled about. These are the artists that inspired her, guiding her artistic development, leading to her own very personal expression and allowing her to introduce her viewers to a beautiful world of color, light and energy.
Susan's home base is Orange, New Jersey, but her paintings provide a travelogue of her journeys. From the shores and nearby parks of her home state in New Jersey to the European travels calling her to the same landscapes her muses were drawn to, Marx's works speak not only to her process and artistic influences, but to her love of travel as well... and are as much a testament to the beauty she finds in her travels as the uniqueness of her work itself.
My art comes from my radical amazement at the visual world around me, and my need to turn that experience into paint. Nature is my starting point, but not my end result. I observe nature very carefully and respond spontaneously to what I see and feel. I think of painting as drawing in color, relating warm and cool with each expressive paint-filled brushstroke, my personal handwriting.
Susan received a BFA in Painting from Boston University, College of Fine Arts, where she studied with Walter Murch, David Aronson, Karl Fortess and Robert Qwathmey. She has taken painting seminars in Giverney France, in Monet's garden and in Normandy; as well as in Arles, St. Remy de Provence, France, tracing the steps of Van Gogh.
Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows and is in private collections throughout the world. Susan is currently represented by Ashok Jain Gallery and Agora Gallery in New York, where she will be featured in an upcoming group show entitled Modalities of Expression:
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Much the way an artist creates stories by painting images on canvas, Lisa Freedman dba The Art Marketer, paints pictures through the words she puts on paper. Eternally inspired by the individuals and businesses who find their way into her world as clients, Lisa processes the information, art and images they provide for her to create a storyboard of ideas, marketing materials, strategies and images that will utlimately help her to craft the vision and story they tell presenting their work in the best possible light to help her clients pave the road to their success.
The Art Marketer starts the journey with each client by offering a complimentary consultation session through which a bond is created. Where she is able to make a visit to a client's studio, gallery or home, the bond is strengthened by entering the client's world, seeing the artist at work, understanding the process and history that brought the artist or client to where they are today, and setting goals to aspire to.
With her pen or her keyboard as her brush, words as her paint, and paper or computer as her canvas, The Art Marketer creates the descriptions defining her client's images, inspiration and process, thereby creating the stories and profiles uniquely suited to promote each of her clients' products and services. By working closely with her clients, analyzing their past successes and future goals, as well as tapping into their background education, professional and life experiences along with the message they hope their works convey, The Art Marketer creates a visual story through words completing the picture of what her client's images hope to express.
This is done through: website creation and content, artist bios and statements, press releases, media kits, magazine articles, marketing materials and ad copy. The Art Marketer works with a select and talented team of website and graphic designers who create the designs perfectly suited to match The Art Marketer's words with the clients' images.
Once the stories are created and designed, perfectly packaged and presented, they are shared with the world through a strategic and targeted marketing campaign that encompasses: e-marketing, e-blasting, direct mail, advertising, social media, events and strategic partnerships all directly focused on gaining the best and broadest possible exposure for each of her clients.
With over 30 years of experience in public relations and promotions, most of which have been in the Arts, The Art Marketer is uniquely qualified to advise and guide her clients with a tailored, individualized strategic approach, appropriate for each of their goals.
In addition to working for artists, the formula has worked well for: galleries; international art fairs; art publications and online marketing companies; other marketing businesses; non-profit theatrical producations and event fundraisers; Hotels & B&B's; restaurants; vineyards, baseball camps; authors, comedians and beyond.
For more information, samples of her work and inquiries into how The Art Marketer may be able to work with you, please click on the following links to see examples of what she has done for others:
Devon Shops, the leading maker of fine hand-carved French Classic and Transitional furnishings, has announced its' Sale of the Century will continue through June! Located on the corner of Park Avenue and 27th Street on the East side of Manhattan, Devon Shops has been a fixture in the Furniture Industry since it opened its doors in 1929.
Now, more than 85 years after it first opened those illustrious doors, the Company is moving. But before doing so, they have marked down most of their inventory from 50-75% off! Unheard of quality in this day and age at ridiculous prices, that is not likely to be replicated again once the Company does move. This is the kind of furniture that is handed down through generations for the quality, value and styling it can and has withstood through the tests of time.
ABOUT DEVON SHOPS
What makes Devon Shops unique is that each piece is handcrafted in a basement workshop right there on the premises where Master Artisans utilize old-world techniques and the finest of materials to painstakingly craft the custom furniture to each customer's specifications. The result is a classic style of French and English furnishings representing the longstanding traditional designs from several periods throughout history that continue to stand the test of time in traditional and contemporary interiors worldwide.
Devon Shops signature pieces have found a home in many of the finest city and country residences and businesses, yet there is something for everyone's style, tastes and budgets within these walls. Add to that a complimentary design service to help you choose the right pieces for your design needs, and you have the benefits of the type of service that used to be 'to the trade' only.
Following is a 'Tour' of the kind of quality and craftsmanship you can expect with the purchase of any Devon Shops piece:
Throughout the years, Devon Shops has been featured in many of the high profile Home Decorating magazines and websites.
Following is a link to some of their Design Projects as featured on HOUZZ:
As well a current mention on The Nice Niche.
Here's also (just a sampling of) what Devon Shops customers are saying about their product & service: Devon Shop Testimonial
Devon Shops is open Monday through Friday from 10am-6pm; Thursday until 8pm; Saturday and Sunday from 12-6pm. (closed Easter Sunday)
For more information call: 212-686-1760 or visit their website at: http://www.devonshop.com/
Devon Shops, 111 East 27th Street , New York, New York, 10016 Phone: 212-686-1760