Saturday, December 30, 2006

Art In The Iron Works

Art in the Iron Works
An Innovative Art Gallery in Hawaii

An Innovative Art Gallery overlooking Hilo Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii. We are located on the second floor of the historic Hilo Iron Works building. Our exhibits includes all media. We focus on the finest selection of artists and our changing venue showcases amazing talent. From the ambience to the art – an experience not to be missed.

We offer ongoing and special workshops and often in conjunction with our exhibit we feature art films or a special event and host the Hawaii Island Writers Salon (every third Friday. Often we present some very unique “Happenings” So be sure to Check the website “Events Schedule” for the most up to date and detailed information.

This East Hawaii art gallery offers a unique view of Hawaiian artists and their artwork. Artist’s displays are complimented by the historical Hilo Hawaii building. Art lovers will enjoy new art show openings and artistic class opportunities on Big Island Hawaii.

About Art in the Iron Works

The Historic Iron Works Building was designed By Charles William Dickey. CW Dickey bestowed upon Hawai`i a remarkably rich architectural heritage. As the long list of his designs would attest, he is noteworthy by any criteria: variety, quantity, quality. His legacy includes many of the buildings which, today, are considered among Hawai`i’s best architecture.

Located at the confluence of the Wialoa River and picturesque Hilo Bay, the building is steeped in local history. Having survived 2 major tsunami’s, it was at one time used as an infirmary for the tsunami victims. The building was designed as an office for the Hilo Iron Works that was established to build the railroad for the booming sugar cane industry. The outlying buildings were used as a Pinapple cannery.

Art in The Iron works gallery opened in this historic building on April 18th, 2004. Since it’s inception it has featured 9 major exhibits of local artists. Our goal is to promote beauty in the world and bring communities together using the arts as our language.


Art in the Iron Works
1266 Kamehameha Ave
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

808- 935-2300


Beverly Jackson, Bob Dittbenner, David Hubbard, Elfie Wilkins, Elizabeth Miller, Eve Furchgott , Henry Bianchini, Hope Northway, Laura McDonnell, Margaret Godfrey

PRESENT EXHIBIT: Raymond Clement, Reva Collins, Rod Cameron, Suzy Papanikolas, William P. McKnight

"Three Perspectives"
A collection of works by 3 artists.
Opening reception, January 5th from 6-9pm.

Gloria Tinker’s large floral watercolors are imbued with exquisite detail and a unique sense of fantasy. They are “up close and personal.” She is currently an art instructor at Lane Community College in Oregon. Her works are displayed in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad. She paints for commercial galleries, museums and exhibitions from her studio in the McKenzie River area of rural Oregon. In 2006 Gloria made her international debut at, Abbazia Di Novacella, considered the largest cultural center for Art and Literature in Northern Italy.

Ralph Curtis Royer creates earthy and primative large format sculpture and water fountains. He is also a painter. His work has been exhibited throughout California and have been featured in prominant magazines including; Coastal Homes and Sunset. This exhibit will feature 7 of his sculptures in copper and resin and two of his abstract paintings.

Adrienne Dooling recently moved to the mainland, via Hawaii from Dingle Ireland where her works were featured in many fine art galleries. Four of her abstract oil paintings, inspired by the energy of the sea will be on exhibit. Also a collection of watercolor prints inspiried by her time spent living and teaching in Hawaii will be available.


* January 2007 Event Schedule
* WATERCOLOR CLASSES January 3rd -31st. Feb. schedule to be announced
* LIFE DRAWING (changes)

Friday, December 29, 2006

Kathy Ostman-Magnusen |

It is never ending this magic that I love and fills my soul with music.

I dream of, whimsical angel pictures, legends of mermaids and fairies in art. Tiny angels whisper fantasy art, these innocent angels guide me. I also paint fantasy art of exotic women.

I began my career at four years old, in the back seat of my parents car, as they travelled the countryside. I have been exhilarated and tormented by art ever since. I wake up in the morning and go to bed at night thinking about it.

I paint and sculpt women primarily; in their daily lives, in lives they might be afraid of, and in lives they wish they had. My goal has always remained the same; to hear them breathing and to know the passion I feel in my soul is met by theirs.

In every single one of my paintings my objective is to 'know them' . To let each one reveal their own vision or message. I am often astounded as their presence unfolds & I am met with who they are. I then realize that who 'they' are, defines me as well. My hope is that my paintings & sculptures relate to you, their audience & that they give you the message you need for your own heart and soul.

Awake from dawn til dusk I paint and sculpt female fantasy art and map faery tale adventures. Free poems, whimsical musicians artwork, fantasy art of exotic women, & a bit of fairy advise fill my website. I offer free gifts and treasures to tiny angel fans.

I illustrated for Hay House Inc.,"Women Who Do Too Much" CARDS taken from Anne Wilson Schaef's book. I also illustrated for Neil Davidson, who was considered for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing, and several other publications. My painting "Tradewinds in My Hair" is on page 84 in the book "The Spirit of Hula" by Leilani Petranek.

Giclee canvas art work, greeting cards and posters available for sale on my website along with free gifts for signing up for my mailing list.

My paintings and sculptures are collected worldwide.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

"Earth Goddess Art | Bed of Dreams"

"Earth Goddess Art | Bed of Dreams"
Greeting Cards,Posters,Giclee Fine Art Prints on my website
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I have many blogs. Every one of my series from my "In Search of Klimt" series, which is defined as "Fantasy Art Woman-Beautiful Women Goddess Art," to my endeavors in watercolors of flowers, portraiture, landscapes and animals, has its own blog where I write individual thoughts and feelings on each work. If you read my biography you will see that I spent twenty years making my living with pottery. Working with clay is second nature to me. I have done extensive work in sculpture and continue to enjoy that form of creativity. My work in sculpture thus far can 'only' be seen on my sculpture blog.

Blogs offer a wonderful opportunity for the artist to not only post their work but describe it in great detail. I find that by writing about my own work I discover new things about myself and more about what actually motivated me to do the pieces described. People always tell you to stick with one style, for me that feels impossible. I paint or sculpt all of my different artistic adventures in 'series'; I take each one seriously. Each Series is considered, has its own muse and brings me to a different mind frame than any other. They all stand on their own and yet are connected with my appreciation of the human form and emotional makeup of the people I paint or sculpt. Human beings are complex and no one has one single track of thinking all of the time. So it is with my art and expression.

ARTIST FRIENDS I would like to introduce you to.

I will from time to time be introducing sculptors, painters of passion and lighter fare like my Victorian Series. I will post "Kathysart Notes" after each artist with my feelings about their work. I will also post some of the artists own thoughts as they relate to their personal form of creativity. I have been involved with beautiful women goddess art as some of the artists I will post are. There are many ways to express the world in art though as you will note by going through these artists amazing talents. There is so much creativity in the world. We are surely blessed!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Writers Looking For Illustrators; A Message From An Artist/Illustrator

I was recently asked by an author that if she purchased one of my paintings could she then use it for the cover of her book. It was 'her' painting right?... Wrong!

Let me define an illustrators perspective on marketing their art and writers using their work.

Buying a painting for you house or whatever and using one for the cover of your book are two different things.

Here is an example that might bring this to light:

If you purchased the original Mickey Mouse image for even fifteen million dollars..... you could hang it on your wall, 'that is all'. Obviously, Disney would not allow you to market the image.
Let me reverse this scenario from an authors perspective of getting ripped off:

If I bought an authors original manuscript, lets say someone famous like Donald Trump, to promote my art, for lets say ten thousand dollars, or maybe he had it online and I just copied it off; would it be reasonable for me to receive all the royalties; for both my artwork and the manuscript once published?

Do you think I might get a letter from Mr. Trumps lawyer?

Authors need to bite the bullet. No, they cannot use the artwork of an artist without permission and compensation, not even if they purchased the work to hang in their living room for fifteen million dollars. Authors are not lawfully allowed to use an artists work for promotional material without permission either. That is what copyright laws are all about.

Accept that you need to pay an artist the 'going rate', just as 'you' would expect to be paid. Check out the "2007 Artist's and Graphic Designer's Market' or earlier issues. They should have a copy at your local library. This will give you an education into what an artist expects on many levels as well as insight into publishing.

I have on occasion granted an author the use of my artwork both for the cover and promotion and their book. I have done this when it has appeared to be a potential benefit to me. It is to my advantage to get my name out there. But! On another note, I have collectors of my art and owe them, and myself for that matter, a certain responsibility to keep my prices at least at the level they purchased them at.

People who invest in art do it for two reasons, the first being of course because they like it. The second reason is for investment. They invest in a piece hoping the artist will prosper and that the value of their work goes up. Artists who wheel and deal with their work are usually not at a professional level. so I guess it goes back to getting what you as a writer 'hopefully' pay for.