The Copper Bookmarks are ready for Las Vegas Artist Guild Gallery

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Las Vegas Artist Guild Display
Las Vegas Artist Guild Display of Copper Bookmarks

My idea about how to show off what I can do with copper patina will be on diplayed at Las Vegas Artist Gallery next week. Copper is quite soft metal to work with and the patina can be from a deep purple, bark blue to a turquois. The piece that goes in to the book is made from hammer copper, this helps harden it so it’s harder to bend. The feather has been pressed and hammered in to shape but still can be bent. My artist side of me likes a feather to act like a feather, light and delicite. So please treat the feather as a feather made out copper by a artist. The entire piece has been laquered to seal the color.

Thank you Terry Pratchett I used a portion of your book Wee Free Men.

Copper Bookmark will display at the Las Vegas Artist Guild in the December show.

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You can find my copper bookmarks at Las Vegas Artist Guild Gallery in the Galleria mall in Las Vegas NV. They will be there this Christmas

Copper Bookmark with Feather

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Copper Bookmark Feather with Patina.
Copper Bookmark Feather with Patina

Copper Bookmark Feather with Patina The bookmarks is about 4″. I made part that goes in the book by hammering copper and will stand up being in books. The feather is from thinner copper. If you are where the feather can crushed put the whole bookmark inside the book. A laquer finnsh has been aplyed to the bookmark to seal the copper patina.

Copper Bookmark Feather with Patina

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Copper Bookmark Feather
Copper Bookmark Feather with Patina

Copper Bookmark Feather with Patina. I’ve changed the patina to get some light Tuquoise with deep blue. These Bookmarks give me a small canvas to play with.

Copper Bookmark with butterfly

Copper Bookmark with Butterfly

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I havn’t worked in copper since I was doing altenitive firing on my pottery. I would embelish my pottery with copper, stones and wood. I havn’t posted while I set my watercolors aside and let art happen. I have copper, I was a electrician for 20 years. I pulled out a piece of wire and expermented. If something did not come out. I would take the things that did work and push them. This helps me to keep thing simple at first. Things come along with practice, copper is very forgiving.

Copper Bookmark with butterfly
Copper Book Mark Butterfly

I don’t follow some of the social meda I post on please find me at JohnGregg.com or John@johngregg

To the beach 10” x 14” watercolor paintings

To The Beach

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To the beach 10” x 14” watercolor paintings
To the beach

I like this combination “TO THE BEACH” A open door will get you where you want to go. We are headed to the beach next month. Last time was the shut down for the pandemic the day we lift.

Celebrating life 2022

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Celebrating life 2022

The Celebrating Life 2022 show has some great local art. The work that got awards where let best. If your near Charleston and Bush stop by Charleston Heights Arts Center they all so a small theater with Guest Artist Series, Children’s Summer Concert Series and the Rainbow Company Youth Theatre performances.

Celebrating Life 2022

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Celebrating Life! 2022 Reception

 and Awards Ceremony
Juried Fine Art Competition for Active Adults 50 and Better
Friday, May 27, 2022 | 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Charleston Heights Arts Center | 800 Brush St.
Free and open to the public.

This is the 22nd year of the annual juried fine art exhibit, Celebrating Life! 2022. This year we have local artist, Linda Alterwitz as juror for the exhibit. The exhibit has proven to be appreciated and attended by many artists as seen by the artists who return each year! This exhibit never disappoints and people love to see all of the artwork in the building.

The awards ceremony is open to the awards winners and Artist selected into the main exhibit. Artwork that was not selected for the main exhibit or was not accepted into the show will have the option to be displayed in the “Salon des Refusés” show. Both exhibits will be on display after the awards ceremony with a reception.  The reception and newly opened galleries are free and open to the public.

Award Categories:

  • Drawing and Pastel
  • Painting (oil, acrylic)
  • Mixed Media (printmaking, collage, computer graphics, etc.)
  • Photography (black and white, color, digital, Electrophotography, etc.)
  • Ceramic (both hand built and wheel thrown)
  • Sculpture (non-ceramic)
  • Watercolor and Gouache

Exhibition Dates

Main Exhibition
Will remain on display through Thursday, June 23, 2022.
At the Charleston Heights Arts Center

The Salon des Refuses
Will be on display from Friday, May 27 through Wednesday, July 6, 2022
At the Charleston Heights Arts Center

Winners Circle
Exhibition of Award Winners
Thursday, July 21 through Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022.
City Hall Chamber Gallery
495 S. Main St., 2nd Floor

“ Purple Impressions 10 / 21 “ watercolor painting by John Gregg
“ Purple Impressions 10 / 21 “ by John Gregg

“Moon Rise” was excepted in to Celebrating Life 2022. I plan on attending the reception this alert noon.

It’s been awhile

Watercolor artist

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I’m in good health I took a break because my creative muse stopped. My muse was letting me know I was not fine. I removed Facebook and Twitter from my phone and pulled my work from from Las Vegas Artist Guild and City of World gallery’s. I covered the a large painting in my studio. Stopping “social media” I was no longer being pushed to be mad at something out of my control. Pulling my paintings let the pressure off my muse. It took months of to get back to where I was able to uncover my painting from March and put it away for later and put a new paper on a board.

So here is things moving forward. I will be feeding my muse with trips to beautiful places every month. I no longer look at social media. I will be posting my paintings on Facebook, Tumbler, and Instagram because it’s where people are.

If you want me to respond to you come over to http://www.JohnGregg.com. Go to my WordPress blog. All my work from the years is here.

Here how to get a hold of me

Www.johngregg.com

John@johngregg.com

Landscape 5/22 inspired by Dead Horse UT

The last trip to Moab UT took 7 days with four camp sites in southern UT. Escalante, to Capital Reef, to Dead Horse, to Arches. Next trip is back to southern UT base camp near Natural Bridge nation park it will be at the first of 6/22 for several days.

City of the World Gallery

Watercolor artist

The last place to show my work. It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. Its been about two months of not painting. So I’ve pulled all my work from everywhere. Last year was a rough year. I’m going to see what comes next.

City of the World Gallery

1 / 22 Impressions Landscape by John Gregg

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1 / 22 Impressions Landscape by John Gregg Studios
1 / 22 Impression watercolor paintings by John Gregg

1 / 22 Impressions Landscape watercolor painting by John Gregg. The watercolor painting was started at City of the World Gallery.

“Impression landscape 12/21

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“Impression landscape 12/21” watercolor paintings by John Gregg

At City of the World Gallery in Meadows mall next to the down stairs entrance to Macys. Brought my watercolor paints to play with. City of the World Gallery is a non profit and has a lot of local artists represented remember to buy local.

“Moon Rise”

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“Moon Rise” by John Gregg

The watercolor painting got a name “Moon Rise” I made a new frame and decided mat it in black mat board. This watercolor painting is going to Las Vegas Artist Guild Gallery at the Galleria Mall Las Vegas Artists Guild is next to the upstairs entrance to Dillards Las Vegas Artist Guild Gallery is a nonprofit gallery that represents a lot of local artists from Las Vegas. Remember to shop local first.

City of the World Gallery

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Original watercolor paintings by John Gregg in City of the World Gallery

The watercolor paintings are at City of the World Gallery in the Meadow mall right next to the downstairs entrance to Macys.

Art to Go

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Original watercolor paintings by John Gregg in space D3

Look for my watercolors in the Arts Factory in Las Vegas NV. Art to Go machine sits right in front of the Squishy Gallery and both are own by Nicole Cochener

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