Drawing at the Jundt Art Museum

This week I’ve been drawing at the Jundt Art Museum on the Gonzaga campus, in Spokane. I joined four other artists, Margot Casstevens, Kurt Madison, Carl Richardson, and Roger Ralston in an invitational exhibition, Drawn to the Wall V. We each have a museum wall, about 8 by 12 feet, as our drawing surface, and two weeks to complete our work. I don’t want to be a spoiler so I’ll show just a few photos now, and more pics after the opening.

Day #1

Day #1

The exhibition opens September 6, with a reception September 12, 6-8 pm. The following morning we will join the Jundt Director/Curator for a museum walk-through, September 13, at 10:30 am. The show closes October 12.


Day #2

6 thoughts on “Drawing at the Jundt Art Museum

  1. melissa lang

    Your drawing is sublime- magical, breathtaking force of magic and mystery. I truly love it and am looking forward to spending more time with it this month. Your introduction was inspiring too. I was sorry not to be able to talk to you afterwards as I had an appointment to meet, but maybe we can connect again soon. Do you have any other shows coming up in the area?
    Melissa Lang

    1. blackthumb Post author

      Thank you Melissa- nice to see you at the walk-thru!
      Now that I’m back home in my studio, I’m working on a few commissioned pieces and new drawings for The Art Spirit Gallery. I want to work more with the silverpoint process (try patinas and combining it with other materials) for the gallery’s small works show in December, and large charcoals for a solo show in either the fall of 2014 or early 2015. I’ll post images and info when I have them.

  2. journal6other

    How heavenly to have all that space! Please post more images of process/opening soon, as well as more info on media-? Is that your usual charcoal on Day 2?? Yikes, that must have been a mucky shower after! Also documentation of the windows in Ste. Maries, if you took them-? Sorry you didn’t make it back thru this way, sending virtual hugs.

    1. blackthumbart Post author

      That’s chalkboard paint on Day 2, followed by charcoal rubbed onto the wall, by hand, for the next two days. I wanted a velvety black surface and nothing beats charcoal’s “light-absorbing black”. I tried different methods of application but got the darkest black with skin-on-charcoal. Both Carl and I worked this way and consequently we had no fingerprints by the time we finished. In my next post “Drawn to the Wall Video” you can see some footage from the opening. As for the window installation, I had a few photos that have mysteriously disappeared from my ipod…I hope to find them someday. Hugs back at you.


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