July/August 2018 Centerfold 2

Artscope 75, July/August 2018 Voodoo Queen by Christine Mitzuk | Artscope Magazine Christine Mitzuk, Voodoo Queen, oil on prepared hardboard.
art: Voodoo Queen
artist: Christine Mitzuk
medium: oil on prepared hardboard
theme: Illustration

Illustration is a way to make an idea visible, a visual narrative.

With illustration, and imaginative art specifically, I get to ask the question,“What if?” After that it’s a matter of combining play and work. Each seed of an idea offers so many possibilities, and the final illustration is just one version. At some point I have to stop asking, “What if?” and choose what narrative I want to show. I want to show you the possibilities, the colors, the light of the world around us because that’s what I pull from to make my pictures. I want to delight you with color and whimsy, move you with drama of action and light, or simply make you smile.

More of Mitzuk’s work may be seen at ChristineMitzuk.com

  • Jurors:
  • Lauren O'Neal, Director and Curator, Lamont Gallery
  • Erik Grau, President, Piano Craft Gallery
  • Sally Curcio, Gallery Manager, Hampden Gallery
  • Nanci Jaye, The Frame Studio

Centerfold Contest

Your work can be Artscope’s next Centerfold. Work by established and emerging artists welcome. For the September/October 2018 issue we will be accepting submissions in the medium of printmaking. Send up to three images and your statement with contact information to: centerfold@artscopemagazine.com by August 15, 2018. Submit low resolution images for review. High resolution images must be available to be reproduced up to 9” x 12” according to the orientation of the work selected. The centerfold will be selected based on visual and/or conceptual quality, by a panel of three arts professionals.