Stained Glass Artist Melissa Janda Joins Willet Hauser Architectural Glass


(PRWEB) October 08, 2014

Willet Hauser Architectural Glass, Inc. announced today the recent recruitment of renowned stained glass artist, Melissa Janda. Bringing 20 years of experience in the field of stained glass with her, Janda serves as the Art Department Manager and Senior Glass Painter at the studios location in Winona, Minnesota. Though Janda is adept at all aspects of stained glass production, her specialization is in glass painting, design and restoration work.

Before entering the world of stained glass, she received her BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design where she majored in Drawing with a minor in Illustration. Her professional experience with the craft first began in 1993 when she worked at Conrad Schmitt Studios. Janda then went on to work at Jaeger Studios before leaving to manage her own studio, Melissa Janda Studios in Chicago, Illinois and later Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for ten years while she subcontracted work as a glass painter.

During her time in Chicago she also worked for a handful of studios, including Curran Glass Studio, Regina Art Glass, Glass Art and Decorative Studio, Two Fish Art Glass, and others. In 2008, Janda returned to Conrad Schmitt Studios before relocating to Winona, Minnesota to manage Willet Hauser Architectural Glass Art Department.

Janda has a deep appreciation for the great traditions of stained glass.

I have one foot firmly planted in the rich past, with the other stepping forward into the future of contemporary innovations, she said.

In addition to her 20 years of experience, Janda offers Willet Hauser Architectural Glass, Inc. a dedicated spirit to the craft, in which she is constantly striving to learn new techniques through the participation in a multitude of workshops and classes.

A close look at her work process and unique methodology was recently featured in an Artist Profile for WOSU Public Media. The video interview follows Jandas process in creating a commissioned stained glass piece of art and features some of her favorite personal pieces. To view the video, visit: http://video.wosu.org/video/2365288352/ .

About Willet Hauser Architectural Glass:

Originally founded in 1898 under the name of The Willet Stained Glass and Decorating Co., the nations leading stained glass window company known today as Willet Hauser Architectural Glass, Inc., continues to design and restore beautiful stained glass window creations. Combining both timeless traditions and modern techniques to their craft, Willet Hausers works of art have been commissioned by prominent associations and organizations throughout the United States, including the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. to the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco and even West Point Military Academy. For more information, please visit http://www.willethauser.com/or call 800-533-3960.







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Amour dArt Gallery Celebrates Artist Michael Godard and His Red, White and Blue July

Los Gatos, California (PRWEB) July 17, 2014

Amour dArt, the premier fine art gallery in the Bay Area community of Los Gatos, is offering a special Buy One, Get One free deal on Godard paintings and fine art prints throughout the month of July. Collectors and fans of Michael Godard are encouraged to order now, as this deal is subject to availability. Shoppers can also pick up their purchase in the gallery located at 216 N. Santa Cruz Ave. in Los Gatos or take advantage of free Shipping outside California.

Michael Godard, also known as The Naughty Artist, is known for his whimsical paintings of lifes vices that have attracted long-time art connoisseurs as well as a new generation of collectors. The success of his work has helped Godard become the #1-selling artist in the United States. There is no denying Godards wide recognition as one of the most versatile, albeit controversial, artists of the 21st century. He was commissioned to create the cover of Double Platinum rock band Dishwallas third album Opaline as well as their self-titled 2005 album. Godards work can be found in numerous galleries, homes and businesses across the globe.

Click on http://tiny.cc/Michael-Godard or stop by the gallery at 216 N. Santa Cruz Ave. in Los Gatos, Calif. to see Michael Godards incredible art and take advantage of this limited time offer from Amour dArt.

For more information about the gallery, visit http://www.amourdart.com or contact Owner/Director Carrie Scott.

**With each purchase of any new Godard signed and numbered artwork. Paper edition mini valued up to $ 299.

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Acclaimed Pet Portrait Artist Brandis Sarich Teams up with Costco to Provide its Members with the Opportunity to Commission Beautiful Portraits of their Beloved Pets

Maui, Hawaii / Sun Valley, Idaho (PRWEB) February 20, 2014

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Miami, Florida (PRWEB) October 31, 2013

Working seamlessly between mediums, from found objects such as doors, kitchen cabinets and wood panels unearthed in discarded rubble that he transforms into exquisite, if not remarkable works of beauty, to large canvasses, Brazilian-born artist, Eric Perna is a uniquely talented man. Technically considered an Outsider artist, since he was not formally trained, Pernas works, while hard to categorize fall generally into modern expressionism, meaning, he puts his own unique visual spin on the people, places, things, and objects portrayed in his work.

Born in 1975, and the second oldest in a family of 9, Pernas father was a sculptor and his mother a hair dresser. Creativity and expressionism was always around me, says Perna. Perna began painting in early 2000, while in his mid-20s, by 2005 he had produced hundreds of original works. Every single piece of art I ever created was bought instantly, says Perna, mostly by designers, decorators, architects for residential use and public displays.

His inspiration? Family, friends, acquaintances mother, father, wife, daughter, but theyd never know it as Pernas artistic interpretation exaggerates, stretches, distorts even the human anatomy and features – big heads, large eyes, short truncated bodies, exaggerated limbs, all add up to a signature style. A standing series in his collection he creates using children as his focus is called Pernias, mostly little girls, fashioned to a great degree after his own 7-year old daughter, Valentina, and are often seen with balloons.

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With hundreds of art lovers in attendance, and with 14 paintings on display alongside world renowned masters, a major Miami art collector and high-profile restaurateur purchased a Perna piece for $ 5,000. The artwork, a large piece, 65 x 42 titled Pan, a depiction of Pernas father playing a mandolin size/style guitar is acrylic on a wood/door panel, is compelling, bold, playfully irreverent and distinctly Perna.

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Artist Frank Lobdell Dies at Age 92


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2013

FRANK LOBDELL (1921-2013)

Frank Lobdell, a key figure among first-generation Bay Area Abstract Expressionist artists, has died at the age of 92. Lobdell passed away quietly in Palo Alto, California, on the morning of December 14, 2013.

Over the course of nearly seventy years of invention and innovation, Frank Lobdell was counted as an artist who had profound influence in the artistic dialogue of the San Francisco Bay Area, through his artwork and his long teaching career. Widespread critical attention marked every stage of his career, and he was recognized by his peers as an artists artist. Lobdell created a powerful body of work in painting, drawing, prints, and sculpture, all of which relied at their core on the drawings that started and ended each day for the artist.

Frank Irving Lobdell was born August 21, 1921, in Kansas City, MO, the son of Ruth Saxton and Earl Lobdell. He grew up in Minnesota, and studied at the St. Paul School of Fine Arts in St. Paul (1939-40). Lobdell served with the U.S. Army (1942-46) in World War II, completing Officer Training in 1943, and arrived in Europe in 1944 shortly before D-Day. In April 1945 Lieutenant Lobdell witnessed the atrocities of war first-hand when his unit came upon a horrific scene in Gardelegen, Germany, where more than 1,000 concentration camp prisoners had been burned alive. This experience shaped his psyche and formed the backdrop for much of his later work. Injured in the war, he spent time in a hospital in England before returning to the U.S. in 1946.

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Maitland, FL (PRWEB) November 03, 2013

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For additional information, visit http://www.ArtandHistory.org or phone 407-539-2181.

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BURBANK, Calif. (PRWEB) July 17, 2013

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