Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Studio News

News from Sarasota, FL

Ringling bridge at night. © Elena De La Ville

I will be  a presenter at the 7th Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA. And will also be teaching a post conference workshop on Photography and Encaustic at Castle Hill Center for the Arts.

I am currently showing at the Boston center for the Arts, Mills Gallery: The Future of the Past: Encaustic Art in the 21st Century


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Notes from Land's End: June 6

By Laura Shabott
June 6th, 2011 I stopped by Kobalt Gallery (336) to view the conference’s juried show. Curator Francine D’ Olimpio selected works that encompassed a wide range of composition and content. One standout is “Bee Habitat” by Venezuelan Elena De La Ville, a piece using fabric, rust and beeswax. “The sculptural form even attracts bees”, said the artist/bee-keeper. "Over 120 participants are also attending post confe

 Elena De La Ville begins a documentary photo project at Bodyworks Gym. Images from the series are shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas. Elena was one of five Venezuelan artists selected for the exhibit; the five American artists were Robert Mapplethorpe, Annie Leibowitz, Bruce Weber, Herb Ritts, and Arnold Newman.

5 X 5:
150 Anos De La Fotografia = 150 Years of Photography Leibovitz, Mapplethorpe, Newman, Slavin, Weber, Beaufrand, De La Ville, Scannone, Sigala, Vogeler

Elena De La Ville's encaustic panels operate beyond objective reasoning. They reach us at a visceral level; free from intellectualization.

This group exhibition features 20 artists from across the US, selected from a group of 61 entries by Nick Capasso, Senior Curator at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Mass.  Capasso selected the theme Beauty and Its Opposites to challenge participants to go beyond the beauty of the wax.
DIRECTOR'S PRIZE: Elena de la Ville

Palm Beach Art
27 of November 2010 to the 26th of February 2011 – Art Museum-Araure Acarigua
A  curatorial project by Rolando J. Carmona, The exhibition  comprised  30 portraits of entertainers and models, with an  evident and continuous attempt to represent the desire, either from the intentions of the photographer in the captured image, or the ego of the photographed object displayed as  seduction.
Alexander Apóstol / Toni Catany / José Joaquín Figueroa / Milton Greene / Annie Leibovitz / Malika / Edward Mapplethorpe / Robert Mapplethorpe / Alila Morillo / Herb Ritts / Deborah Samuel / Margarita Scannone / Antonio Ugarte / Elena de la Ville / Guillermo Vogeler / Bruce Weber / Jenny Woodman

International Encaustic Conference 2007 ,2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and invited speaker and presenter for 2012

The Fourth Annual Encaustic Painting Conference
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Saturday Morning Panel: "Making a Career in Encaustic". (From the left) Barbara Moody, Conference Director Joanne Mattera, Jane Allen Nodine, Eileen Goldenberg, Alexandre Massino, Elena de la Ville, and Montserrat Dean Laura Tonelli.


Elena De La Ville is adjunct faculty @ Ringling College of Art, a member of the Sarasota County Art Council, The Arts Center in St Petersburg, Art Center Manatee and Art Center Sarasota, where she is part of the Exhibition Committee.