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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Mystic Dreamer: Art for the Earth


Ann Kruglak – Artist’s Statement 2013
 
Mystic Dreamer: Art for the Earth
Together we create The World at Peace, the World as One.

Art connects me to my spiritual center, and the greater Mystery of the universe.  I treasure beauty in nature and art and all its forms, as a gift that infuses my life with meaning, joy, wonder and gratitude. I constantly strive to learn and develop more awareness, skill, and grace through art, which is my greatest teacher and inspiration in this life. 

I created Mystic Dreamer: Art for the Earth (www.MysticDreamerArt.com), as a service project, to donate 100% of proceeds to the World Land Trust as a way of giving back to the Earth (960 acres saved as of March 2013). My deepest hope is that my art and my ecological focus will educate and inspire others to bring their gifts of service into the world.

I discovered polymer clay in early 2008, and have found it a compelling and amazingly versatile medium.  I have created hundreds of pieces since then, and am just hitting my stride.  My Anemone Teapot won 1st Place for sculpture in the 2008 International Polymer Clay Association competition and my Sacred Flame Teapot won 1st Place for sculpture in the 2012 International Polymer Clay Association competition (proficient category). I continue to enjoy participating in many juried exhibits. 

I am eager to discover what new learning and growth this creative path offers me in the future, and what new opportunities for expression and service emerge from it.
 
Ann Kruglak
Vitae 2013
Awards
2012: International Polymer Clay Association: Progress and Possibilities1st Place Sculptural Objects Proficient Level
2012: International Polymer Clay Association: Progress and Possibilities 3rd Place Functional Objects Proficient Level
2011: Niche Awards Finalist
2011: Louisville Art Association Exhibit - 1st Place Sculpture
2011: Boulder Creek Festival Best Ceramics Award
2010: Louisville Art Association Exhibit - 1st Place Sculpture
2008: International Polymer Clay Association: Progress and Possibilities1st Place Sculptural Objects
Professional Juried Art Exhibits
2013: Unmasked: The Language of Cultural Identity, Muse Gallery, CO  (by invitation)
2013: Polymer Clay Style Gallery, MN – Art Flow Space (by invitation)
2012: Lines Into Shapes, Estes CO (2 Pieces Exhibited)
2012: Artists’ Gallery - 2012 National Juried Exhibition, Longmont CO (3 Pieces Exhibited)
2012: Fiber!, Long Beach, CA (by invitation)
2012: Best of Denver Art District 2011, Denver
2011: Next Gallery, Heat Exhibit, Denver (3 Pieces Exhibited)
2011: Women’s Works 2011 Exhibit, Chicago
2010: Lone Tree Art Exhibit, Lone Tree CO
2010: Views of the East and West, Lakewood CO (4 Pieces)
2010: Polymer Revolution Exhibit (3 Sculptures Exhibited)
2010: Synergy II Conference Exhibit (International Polymer Clay Association) by Invitation
2009: Women’s Works 2009 Exhibit, Chicago
2009: CODAChrome: Craft Organization Development Association (by invitation)
2009: Durango Arts Center Exhibit
2008: Hui Noéau Visual Arts Center: Artistic Alchemy Exhibit
Media Coverage
2013: Polymer Arts Magazine
2012: Beading Arts Blog
2011: Beading Arts Blog
2011: Polymer Portfolio eMagazine
2011: A Collection Of Polymer Clay Masks Book
2010: Polymer Clay Daily eMagazine (February)
2010: Polymer Café Magazine: Catch a Rainbow (August) Cover Story
2010: Polymer Artist’s Showcase Book
2010: Exploring Connections: Synergy 2 Exhibit Publication
2010: Book: Polymer Revolution Exhibit Publication
2009: Polymer Clay Daily eMagazine (June & December)
2009: Polymer Café Magazine: Jest Dancin’, Just Fun! (December)
2009: BlissTree eMagazine (May)
2009: American Style Magazine: Versatile Polymer Clay (April)
2008: Progress and Possibilities Polymer Clay International Juried Exhibit Publication
Other Juried Events
Boulder Creek Festival 2009 – 2013
Art Galleries
    Osmosis Gallery, Niwot, CO   
    pARTiculars Gallery, Lafayette, CO
    Creations Gallery, Louisville, CO
 
 
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