ArtPrize 2011 Top 10 – “Crucifixion” Mosaic – Contemporary Mosaic Art – Mosaic Artist – Mia Tavonatti – Grand Rapids, Michigan

"Crucifixion" by Mia Tavonatti at the DeVos Place

Mia Tavonatti's 9' x 13' "Crucifixion" mosaic is made entirely of hand cut stained glass.

Mia Tavonatti's "Crucifixion" at the DeVos Place

"Crucifixion" by Mia Tavonatti at the DeVos Place

"Crucifixion" Mosaic - Mosaic Artist - Mia Tavonatti

Crucifixion

Crucifixion - A detail of Mia Tavonatti's 9'x13' stained glass mosaic.

Crucifixion

"Crucifixion" - Stained glass mosaic detail - Mia Tavonatti

Reflections On Jesus

Reflections on Jesus - This image shows the light and textural qualities of stained glass mosaic.

Mosaic detail of Jesus - Mia Tavonatti's "Crucifixion" at the DeVos Place

Detail of Mia Tavonatti's "Crucifixion" at the DeVos Place

Mosaic face detail - Mia Tavonatti's "Crucifixion" at the DeVos Place

"Crucifixion" by Mia Tavonatti at the DeVos Place

Mosaic detail - Jesus' face pre-grout

ArtPrize 2011 – Top 10

Title: Crucifixion

Art form: 2-D
Medium: Stained glass mosaic
Year created: 2011

Description of work: Having done works for four churches in the last two years, it was an honor to be asked to create the altarpiece for the new Saint Kilian’s Catholic church in Orange County, California. After experiencing construction delays, I decided to commence the work and enter the 9′ x 13′ stained glass mosaic into Artprize. I am very excited to share my first altarpiece with Grand Rapids.

"Crucifixion" mosaic - piece by piece, section by section ... there is no rushing this process

I created this design by photographing my model in the woods of Santa Cruz, California, tied to a huge cross made of Home Depot beams, and wearing a crown of thorns crafted from a Michael’s wreath. By layering this imagery with two sunsets I photographed in Italy and Hawaii, I was able to compose the powerful light sources so relevant to this and all of my work. This “Crucifixion” took 2500 hours, is made of hand-cut stained glass, is attached to a custom wood structure and weighs 425 lbs. I drove Him across country by myself in two sections in a Penske truck.  Mia Tavonatti

Detail of "Crucifixion" by Mia Tavonatti at the DeVos Place

Mosaic detail - Jesus' feet pre-grout

You can follow Mia’s ArtPrize statistics at her personal page and read more about her 2011 submission.  As for voting on the work – unfortunately you must register in person, but for those of you already registered or in the area – Week 2 voting ends 11:59PM, October 5… don’t forget to vote!   Here is the way it works …  Good Luck Mia!

Mosaic Artist - Mia Tavonatti

Mosaic Artist – Mia Tavonatti

Mia has been known to paint with glass… Her intricate stained glass mosaics weave her experience as a painter with her love of Renaissance mosaics. Mia’s work has earned much recognition including winning 2nd at Artprize 2010. (photos below)

ArtPrize - Mia Tavonatti "Svelata"

"Svelata" mosaic - Mia Tavonatti - ArtPrize 2010 - 2nd place winner

Svelata - detail

Mosaic detail - "Svelata" - Mia Tavonatti ArtPrize 2010 - finished 2nd place

Glass lady

Mosaic detail - "Svelata" - Mia Tavonatti ArtPrize 2010 - finished 2nd place

Mosaic detail - "Svelata" - Mia Tavonatti ArtPrize 2010 - finished 2nd place

Mia has studied, lived and exhibited extensively in the US, Italy, France and Greece, and her numerous art instructional books have been published in over 20 countries. Recently, Mia unveiled her monumental series of oil paintings on canvas at the ancient Museo Arsenale in Italy.

Svelata – Recreating Creativity 2011 from Mia Tavonatti on Vimeo.

Mia has since returned to California and has formed the Svelata Foundation for the Arts and is currently producing the first Svelata World Tour. As a civilian Air Force Artist, Mia has enjoyed numerous adventures riding shotgun and documenting AF training missions including the 550th Search and Rescue teams at Kirtland AFB. and five days at Randolph AFB training for her first ride in a T38 supersonic jet trainer. Mia currently resides in California but is a native of Iron Mountain, MI.

Exposition of Mosaics – La Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli – Spilimbergo, Italy – October 01-31, 2011 – Eurovea Gallery – Bratislava, Slovakia

Entrance

Entrance - Mosaic Art Expo - Eurovea Gallery -Bratislava (Slovacchia)

Exposition 

Panoramic view of Mosaics Exposition, Eurovea - Bratislava (Slovacchia)

Vuew of Mosaics

Mosaic Art Wall

Mosaics in Expositon at Eurovea

Mosaics in Expositon at Eurovea

Mosaics in Expo at Eurovea

Mosaics in Expo at Eurovea

Attendants

Portrait of Exposition Attendants and Mosaics experts

Composition

Mosaic composition of Miro's Work

Detail - Miro'

Details of the mosaic copy of Miro's work

Mae West

Detail of Mosaic based on Dali's work "Mae West"

Lady

Mosaic Lady Detail

Ladies

Ladies in Art - Mosaic Portraits

Cafe10

Cafe10 Mosaic

Arcimboldo

Work for a famous Italian painter Arcimboldo which can be also be displayed upside down - See next photo

Arcimboldo Reverse

Arcimboldo Reverse Mosaic

Op Art Mosaics

Mosaics seem to be perfect for Op Art

Op Art 1

Op Art Work in Mosaic

Op Art Details

Op Art Mosaic Detail

Op Art Deep Details

Op Art Close Up Mosaic Details Showing Perfection...

Instruments

Mosaic Art Tools

Materials

Details of materials composing a Mosaic

Bratislava Arms

This mosaic will represent the Bratislava official Arms. At the End of Expo this work will be delivered to City Mayor.

Working withTesserae

Preparing Tesserae for Bratislava Arms

Worked Tesserae

Worked tesserae ready to compose!

Working withTesserae

Preparing tesserae for Eurovea Logo mosaic work

Working withTesserae

Working with Tesserae

Making of Eurovea Logo

Eurovea Management asked for a Mosaic representing their Logo. Showing the "making of"

 Exposition of Mosaics from Italian School for Mosaics, Spilimbergo, Italy.

MOSTRA A BRATISLAVA (SLOVACCHIA)

 LA SCUOLA MOSAICISTI DEL FRIULI 

Galleria Eurovea – Bratislava (Slovacchia)
 
26.09 – 31.10.2011

Il Mosaico italiano, raro e prezioso, si svela a Bratislava per stupire e conquistare il cuore degli slovacchi

Open from 26/09/2011 to 31/10/2011, h 10-18.

Buongiorno Slovacchia
Il Mosaico italiano, raro e prezioso, si svela a Bratislava per stupire e conquistare il cuore degli slovacchi

Mosaic Magazine Announces New International Prize – Call to Artists – Exhibition in Print – Deadline: November 11 2009

Wakefield, MA…………. Mosaic Art Now announces a Call to Artists for inclusion in the magazine’s first “Exhibition in Print.” Designed to replicate the experience of visiting a fine art gallery, the Exhibition will be curated by Scott A. Shields, PhD a recognized art authority. A prize of $1,000 will be awarded for the “Best in Show” as determined by Shields. The Prospectus and Submittal Forms can be found at www.MosaicArtNow.com.

Deadline for submissions is November 11, 2009. Questions can be sent to info@MosaicArtNow.com.

Shields, Chief Curator of the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA will serve as the exhibit’s juror.

“I have long been intrigued by mosaics and am excited to see that the art form has expanded into something incredibly rich and diverse. I look forward to seeing how today’s mosaicists have pushed the art form to create new and artful ways of expressing themselves.”

Shields has curated numerous exhibitions and written catalogues for exhibitions such as those for ceramist Toshiko Takaezu and wood sculptor Robert Cremean. The Crocker Art Museum has one of the world’s finest ceramics collections. In 2012, it will host the International Academy of Ceramics Conference and Members’ Exhibition in its new 125,000 sq. ft. addition designed by Charles Gwathmey, FAIA.

Each individual work in Mosaic Art Now’s “Exhibition in Print” will receive a two-page spread in the 2010 edition of the magazine. Included in the layout will be a photograph of the entire mosaic, detail shots, and an artist’s statement.

“We know that the international mosaic community is producing truly great works of art,” said Founder and Editor Bill Buckingham. “At the magazine, we see these mosaics every day. This is our way of making sure that the rest of the world gets a chance to see them as well. We encourage accepted artists to provide us with pricing and contact information we can include in the magazine and website. We envision this as a cost effective format that will give artists international visibility.”

Mosaic Art Now is a high quality, four color annual magazine designed to promote contemporary mosaics and the artists who make them. This year, the magazine added a blog (http://MosaicArtNow.blogspot.com) and corresponding Facebook Page designed to keep mosaic artist and aficionados up to date on what’s happening in the art form. The Exhibit is one of a number of changes Mosaic Art Now is making that will further enhance the experience of readers, the representation of artists, and the perception of mosaics as an art form.

Texture & Tesserae – Contemporary Mosaic Art – Mosaic Artist – Angela Zimek – Klagenfurt, Austria

Obstschale mosaic art – angelazim
Format: 80 cm x 80 cm (2008); Smalti, Marmor/Marble, Kieselsteine/Pebbles

Obstschale Marmor, Smalti Mosaic Detail – angelazim

Obstschale Mosaic Detail – angelazim

Obstschale Mosaic Detail – angelazim

Obstschale Mosaic Detail – angelazim

Obstschale Mosaic Detail – angelazim

Obstschale Marmor, Smalti Mosaic Detail – angelazim

Mosaic Smalti Mosaic Detail – angelazim

Mosaic Smalti Mosaic Detail – angelazim

Marble Smalti Mosaic Detail – angelazim

durst.löscher mosaic art – angelazim
Smalti & Marbel on MDF 50 cm x 50 cm (2009)


Angela Zimek

Mosaic Artist – Angela Zimek

For me, creativity is a very important part of life. Designing and creating is one of my basic needs, I love the challenge of piecing together my ideas. I must thank my brother, his girlfriend & my husband, for without their persistence & support my works would never be seen.

My first exhibition of nudes was very successful & many exhibitions followed. I continue to experiment with different techniques through a combination of painting and mosaic. Strong colors are very important to me; gray often dominates representing the cold of the everyday, while the opposing warm colors express the joy of life. The harmonious and clear lines for me are an expression of equilibrium. Angela Zimek


wein.genuss mosaic art – angelazim
Format: 50 cm x 50 cm; Smalti auf MDF

WIP mosaic Geborgenheit – angelazim
Kiesel/Pebbles & Smalti auf Leinwand/on canvas (2009) Format: 120 cm 80 cm

Geborgenheit Mosaic Detail – angelazim

Geborgenheit Mosaic Detail – angelazim

Detail Bruchlinien Mosaic – angelazim

Bruchlinien I & II & III Mosaic Art – angelazim
Smalti, Marble; Pebbles; Stone on MDF 30 cm x 80 cm

Mosaic Detail Bruchlinien II – angelazim

Mosaic Detail Bruchlinien II – angelazim

Mosaic Detail Bruchlinien I – angelazim

Blume Teilansicht 4 Mosaic Detail – angelazim

Blume – Licht und Schatten – Mosaic Art – angelazim
Format: ca. 80 cm x 80 cm Smalti, Marmor, Acryl (2004)

Blume Teilansicht 2 – Mosaic Detail – angelazim

Blume Teilansicht 1 – Mosaic Detail – angelazim

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Mosaique Couture – Tribal Wear – Mosaic Artist – Michèle Artigue – Toulouse, France


couronne – crown mosaic – michele31600

Sceptique – Michele Artigue – Self Portrait – michele31600

Mosaic Artist – Michèle Artigue – Toulouse, France

Website: www.micheleartigue.fr


HUIPIL EXPOSE SUR BOIS mosaic – michele31600

Bouclier et plastron mosaic – michele31600

Plastron mosaic – michele31600

Plastron de ceremonie3 mosaic – michele31600

Plastron-2 mosaic – michele31600

Bouclier – shield mosaic – michele31600

Détail bouclier-3 mosaic – michele31600

Détail bouclier-2 mosaic – michele31600

Cuivre bouclier mosaic – michele31600
Tiare mosaic – michele31600

Mon coeur – self portrait – michele31600

Boubou-2 mosaic – michele31600

Détail boubou mosaic – michele31600


Effroi – self portrait – michele31600

Détail boubou-2 mosaic – michele31600

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Bicycle Gears, Glass, Tile & MS? – Mosaic Artist – Laura Harris – Fits Fragments Together Beautifully Creating A New Passion – Dousman, Wisconsin


Ashima – mosaic-art melonheadgallery


Evolution of Wish – mosaic-art melonheadgallery

Laura Harris – Mosaic Artist

“Today, the world can appear fragmented and its people disconnected, mosaics allow me to fuse the pieces together to create something cohesive and beautiful , what I wish the world could be.” — Laura Harris


Portrait of a Ballerina – mosaic-art melonheadgallery

Laura Harris was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1961. She is the daughter of the late Midwest sculptor/painter, Walter Lenz. Laura has been working in mixed media, including fiber art, acrylic art and mosaic art for over 25 years.

Swan Lake Mosaic Ballerina – mosaic-art melonheadgallery

More recently, Laura has concentrated on mosaic portrait art. She uses a direct method of application whereas each piece of tesserae is permanently adhered to a substrate. After sketching out a design, each individual piece of tesserae is hand cut to create unique mosaics.

Lady with Roses – mosaic-art melonheadgallery

Her tesserae include venetian smalti and dichroic glass, 24 Kt. Italian gold smalti, porcelain, ceramic tile, mirror, stone and salvaged or recycled materials. Laura’s work has been compared to some of the great European mosaic artists of the 21st century.

Creeping Thyme – mosaic-art melonheadgallery

Laura’s career was not limited to the field of art. Laura graduated summa cum laude from UWM-Milwaukee with a master’s degree in 1985. She worked as a speech-language pathologist for over 15 years and was recognized in 1998 as one of the top 5 teachers in Wisconsin for her efforts in the field of Assistive Technology and voted New Berlin Public School Teacher of the Year in 2001.

Old man in a hat – mosaic-art melonheadgallery

Laura has now retired from her teaching career to pursue her art full-time. Although handicapped with MS, first diagnosed in 1985, Laura has risen above her physical limitations to create fine art mosaic pieces that encapsulate the heart and soul of the subject matter.


Hatsumomo mosaic – mosaic-art melonheadgallery

I was diagnosed with MS in 1985 ,but was able to work full time as a speech-Language pathologist until 2 years ago. My MS made it too difficult to continue. But, there’s always a silver lining and I discovered I could draw and create mosaic portraits out of glass and tile. I can’t feel when i cut myself… so, I guess this is what I was meant to do!
– Laura Harris


Peacock mosaic – mosaic-art melonheadgallery


Lotus – mosaic-art melonheadgallery

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Mosaic Portraits – Ceramic Tile Meets Acrylic – Mosaic Artist – Sérgio Honorato – Campos Dos Goytacazes – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


99 Menina pensativa – sergiohonorato
tec.: ceramic tile and acrylic on wood
dim.: 60 x 60 cm

98 Menino bebendo agua – sergiohonorato
tec.: ceramic tile and acrylic on wood
dim.: 50 x 70 cm

130 Aurélia e Carol – sergiohonorato
tec.: ceramic tile and acrylic on wood
dim.: 50 x 70 cm

108 O leitor – sergiohonorato
tec.: ceramic tile and acrylic on wood
dim.: 50 x 70 cm

115 Dormindo no colo – sergiohonorato
tec.: ceramic tile and acrylic on wood
dim.: 50 x 70 cm

101 Vendedor de algodão doce – sergiohonorato
tec.: ceramic tile and acrylic on wood
dim.: 50 x 70 cm

107 Pesar e contentamento – sergiohonorato
tec.: ceramic tile and acrylic on wood
dim.: 50 x 70 cm

118 Boia fria – sergiohonorato
tec.: ceramic tile and acrylic on wood
dim.: 50 x 70 cm

110 Menina com vestido rosa – sergiohonorato
tec.: ceramic tile and acrylic on wood
dim.: 50 x 70 cm

114 Catadora de papel – sergiohonorato
tec.: ceramic tile and acrylic on wood
dim.: 50 x 70 cm

102 Velha peruana – sergiohonorato
tec.: ceramic tile and acrylic on wood
dim.: 50 x 70 cm

113 O menino e o gato – sergiohonorato
tec.: ceramic tile and acrylic on wood
dim.: 50 x 70 cm

111 Poeta – sergiohonorato
tec.: ceramic tile and acrylic on wood
dim.: 50 x 70 cm

100 Engraxate – sergiohonorato
tec.: ceramic tile and acrylic on wood
dim.: 50 x 70 cm

116 Os enganadores da morte – sergiohonorato
tec.: ceramic tile and acrylic on wood
dim.: 50 x 70 cm

109 Vendedora de abóboras – sergiohonorato
tec.: ceramic tile and acrylic on wood
dim.: 50 x 70 cm

112 Dormindo na escada – sergiohonorato
tec.: ceramic tile and acrylic on wood
dim.: 50 x 70 cm


Sergio Honorato

Mosaic Artist – Sérgio Honorato

Sergio Honorato is a visual artist who’s form of artistic expression includes caricature, mosaic & photography.

A class in mosaic opened new horizons, leading Sergio to visit Italy, the birthplace of Mosaic, in 2007. He found new inspiration for his art while visiting one of the most important mosaic schools in the world “Scuola Mosaicisti Friuli“.

Honorat has been producing mosaics for 10 years creating a number of panels for corporate collections, art galleries and art exhibitions.

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