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March/April 2016 Centerfold

Artscope 61, March/April 2016 Breakaway by Stephanie Roberts-Camello | Artscope Magazine
art: Breakaway
artist: Stephanie Roberts-Camello
medium: encaustic, 8" x 10"

Roberts-Camello: Obstacles are part of everyone’s life. They have a tendency, if not dealt with, to become so huge and overbearing that they transform into phobias, only to be avoided. Overcoming them are some of our greatest achievements as individuals. They come with lessons and allow us to grow and change. What is left behind?

I see a relationship in these encaustic skins to human emotions and blocks that prevent us from moving forward in life. They reference perseverance and frailties that when faced help us to grow and change, like shedding a layer in order to stretch out and be stronger from the experience. They feel like life forms to me and I refer to them as shrouds.

Exploring a language between these encaustic skins or shrouds in the context of human emotions and the barriers that trap us are what I am looking to unearth and bring to light. Discovering traces of the past in the process and rejoining them with all the signs of the struggle it took to get there.

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  • Jurors:
  • Bonnell Robinson, Director of Exhibitions, Lesley University
  • Roger Hankins, Director, Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross
  • Beth Van Gelder, Director, Brodigan Gallery, Groton School

Centerfold Contest

May/June: Self-portrait

Your work could be Artscope magazine’s next centerfold. Work by established and emerging artists welcome. For the May/June issue, we will be accepting submissions of Self-portrait. Send submissions to:, no later than April 10, 2016. Though smaller files may be submitted, images must be available to be reproduced up to 9″ x 12″ at 300 dpi dependent on your work selected by the jurors. Entries not following these specifications will not be considered. Please include your statement and contact information along with your images.

No resumes please; the cover piece will be selected based on visual and/or conceptual quality, by a jury of one Artscope staff member, and two New England art professionals.