Think Big a juried exhibit- May 31 – July 1
May 31 – 11:30 am Exhibit Opens
June 2 – 5:30 pm Art Walk and Reception
June 3 – 1:00 pm Art Talk
July 1 – 5:30 am Exhibit Closes
In our world of compact cars, pocket computers and tiny houses, once in a while it's nice to break out of the confines of small and think big. THINK BIG is an opportunity for artists of all disciplines to break the limits often placed on their creativity and go large! Artists will take advantage of Northwind Arts Center's tall walls and lofty ceilings. Where will artists take this opportunity? Oversized and out of scale? Or super close-ups of things from their imagination? Grandiose ideas? New color pallets, new materials, new subjects? Think beyond your comfort zone!
Michael Paul Miller, Associate Professor of Art, Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA.
"As a Professor of Art, Gallery Director, and Professional Artist of the Northwest, I am fascinated by and appreciate the wide range of visual art in the region. From 2-D to 3-D, from formal to the conceptual, and from material to style to so much more, there are numerous criteria to consider when evaluating a work of art for success. Though for this show one criterion is universal and that is size, powerfully emotive, humbling, and larger than life size. This is going to be exciting!"
Michael Paul Miller received a B.F.A. in Painting and Graphic Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a M.A. and M.F.A. in Painting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Miller currently works in his studio in Port Angeles, WA, where he is an Associate Professor of Art at Peninsula College. Academic Awards/Honors include the Peninsula College Sabbatical Award, Exceptional Faculty Award, and the Chancellor's Merritt Award for Art. Miller's paintings have been exhibited in noteworthy galleries and museums across the United States including the Museum of Northwest Art, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Coos Art Museum, and the Museum of Wisconsin Art. His works were selected for publications that include The Seattle Times, Fine Art Connoisseur's Fine Art Today, art ltd., and Studio Visit Magazine. His awards include a GAP Award from Artist Trust, Best Artwork in Crosscurrents, and Second Place in the Washington state juried CVG Show. Michael Paul Miller is represented by Russo Lee Gallery in Portland, OR, Linda Hodges Gallery in Seattle, WA, and Denise Bibro Fine Art in New York, NY.