State of Conscious. Original abstract oil.
Carmela Newstead, featured artist, June 2017.
For ICONIC, an exhibition.
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Fairweather House and Gallery
For more information about the artist, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ artists tab/ Carmela Newstead
“Life’s challenges are like climbing mountains
Look ahead, to the sky, to the birds
Don’t fall back into the sea.”
In addition, showing at the Larson Gallery in Yakima, Washington, a gallery dedicated to supporting artists that are teachers and educators from the Yakima College, Carmela selected specific original works of art for her on-going exhibitions Fairweather House & Gallery.
She and her husband, Dr. Bob Newstead, had a summer home in Gearhart, Oregon and has been a frequent guest of honor during the Art Walk events at Fairweather’s.
Carmela’s family moved from Chicago from New York, leaving a huge Italian family from which they have never broken their deep ties. After earning a degree in Education and then teaching, she married and moved to many different states. She had already been studying art at the University of Iowa and continued with private instructors in California while living there. In Yakima, attending the Yakima College, she reaped life-long art benefits from R. K. Smith’s and Robert Fisher’s skilled instruction.
Later, Carmela attended Pratt School of Art in Seattle and numerous workshops including those of Margarette Olson Fletcher and Zolton Szabo.
Over the years she has been a visiting art professor in the Yakima School District and has had private students both children and adults. Carmela has received numerous awards in juried shows. She has been in many solo exhibits and group exhibits throughout Washington, Oregon and California.
About Carmela Newstead’s art in the LARSON GALLERY, Yakima, WA
In its 6oth year, the “Central Show” featured 113 artists, including Carmela Newstead. Juror, Greg Kucera, owner of the well-known Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle, welcomed artists from Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Walla Walla, and Yakima counties to the Larson Gallery. In his juror’s statement, Kucera states, “There was a pleasing level of well-made works that restores my confidence in artists who are getting their hands dirty to make this work.”
In addition, Carmela Newstead has shown work in the Oak Hollow Gallery in Yakima, as well.
Grace note received:
“THANK YOU DENISE FOR THE LOVELY WRITE UP. YOU HAVE BEEN A WONDERFUL SUPPORT AND FRIEND. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF MY ART. I APPRECIATE IT SO MUCH. THE BEST OF LUCK WITH THE OPENING. YOUR OPENINGS ARE ALWAYS SO WELL THOUGHT OUT AND THEREFORE FABULOUS.” –Carmela