Stars Keeping Watch In The Night

30×40 Acrylic on Paper
Christine will be displaying new works from her “Movement and Change” series as a solo exhibition, January 25- April 22, 2017, in the new Vault Gallery at the Center For The Visual Arts – Wausau, WI. The gallery will open to the public in February and a grand opening is planned for March. 

Submit a poem to partner this piece here.

Leap of Faith

30×40 Watercolor on Paper

“Leap Of Faith” received a merit award at the Arizona Aqueous XXXII, Tubac Art Center, Tubac AZ. The exhibition is sponsored by the Santa Cruz Valley Art Association and was juried by Joanne Stuhr.

“Leap Of Faith” was awarded a 2nd Place Silver Award & Medallion in the Montana Watercolor Societies National Exhibition “Watermedia 2017” by juror Robbie Laird. Judge Robbie Laird said this about judging art exhibitions, “I search for the individual artist in each piece and for the artist’s ability to communicate. I was intrigued by the new way the artist found to say what is familiar. I always look for an individual and unique voice. What does this artist have to say.”

Juror of Selection & Awards, Robbie Laird, selected “Leap of Faith,” for the 35th Annual National Juried Exhibition of the Montana Watercolor Society. The exhibition will be at the Bigfork Art & Cultural Center, Bigfork, Montana from September 29 – October 20, 2017. Juror Laird is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor, West, National Association of Painters of Acrylic, San Diego Watercolor Society, and is a full-juried member of the Society of Layerists in Multi-Media. Her paintings and articles have been in many publications, including Watercolor Magazine, American Artist, and International Touch 3.

This award will now qualify Christine Alfery for signature status.

Interested in the original artwork or a print? Contact Christine for more information.

Roller Skates

“Roller Skates” is going to Art Basel-Miami, the Artblend Gallery display, Spectrum Exhibition space. Pretty exciting! Our daughter and I were already planning on going – so this will be super neat to have some work there amongst the greats – Chagall, Klee, Miro, Kandinsky, Joan Mitchel, Picasso, to list a few. So exciting for us to see it in this extremely prestigious exhibition. So exciting for me.

Art Basel is an international art fair with three shows staged annually in Basel, Switzerland; Miami Beach, Florida; and Hong Kong. Each show is organized into sectors which showcase contemporary artworks by established and newly emerging artists.

In the American show, leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa show significant work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well the new generation of emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display.

“Roller Skates – Childhood Memories” was accepted by judge Tom Jones, Associate Professor in Photography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, into the exhibition “Roots-The Ties That Bind” exhibition at the Center For The Visual Arts in Wausau, WI. Exhibition opening and reception is Nov 18th . Reception is from 5-7.

2ND PLACE- 2016 AMERICAN ART AWARDS, juried by USA’s Best Galleries / Museums. Artists in 22 countries competed (Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Romania, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden, UK, USA, Wales).

“I’ve Got A Brand New Pair Of Roller Skates” inspired by the pop song “Brand New Key” written and sung by Melanie Safka is the first in a series of works I have been thinking about this past winter. Early spring this year I wrote several short essays about my box of crayons as a child. Those short essays triggered my thinking about new works and “Roller Skates” is the first one to emerge.

The thinking behind the song according to Melanie is the same as mine. It is based on a childhood memory of learning how to roller skate and the freedom that new wheels afforded me. I could cruise around my small city block in Beloit, WI, feel the wind through my hair and brushing my cheeks. My blouse would be trailing in the breeze – my arms outstretched and I could fly. Oh of course there were bumps along the way and I had many a skinned knee but eventually I learned the course and had a new found freedom. Freedoms come in packages, large and small, they are earned and they are learned. Freedom is something I value deeply. It is why I create, imagine and paint. My paintings are a visual language of this freedom and playfulness.

Christine Alfery takes 2nd place in American Art Awards

Featured in The Huffington Post and Hollywood Alert, Christine Alfery joined the top 100 American Artists with her piece “I Got a New Pair of Roller Skates.” Read more about the honor here.

Interested in the original artwork or a print? Contact Christine for more information.