Category Archives: Art Submissions

Breath of Heaven – NOA Art Auction


Night of Artists is having their annual Art Auction and my submission this year is an

18″ x 24″ mixed media painting called “Breath of Heaven”.

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Most of my paintings tend to be inspired by a Bible passage but the inspiration for this piece comes from several different verses that all spoke to me.

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth Psalm 33:6

In his hands is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. Job 12:10

The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life. Job 33:4

You see my grandmother who I am very close with has by God’s grace survived through skin cancer, colon cancer and lung cancer and has now recently had more cancer found in her other lung.  As I was thinking over the unfairness that is cancer and was petitioning God for healing for her I was given this image and message that even though the breath in her lungs may fail her body, the breath of God in her soul will never fail. The same breath that formed the Heavens and gave life and form to everything can also live within us and that alone is awe inspiring to me.  So in this painting the “sky” breathes, as layers of cells/earth have life and breath radiating out of them.

If you’d like to own this one of kind mixed media painting you can place your bid online here: noa

 

NOA Night of Artists


I’m excited to announce that I will be joining a wonderful collective of local artists in 2019 as one of the artists exhibiting at the Night of Artists in St. Albert.

This is a not to be missed Art event so get your tickets here. The opening Gala will be amazing!

Keep an eye on my blog to see what I’m working on to bring to this wonderful Art show.

~Amanda

Creative Overdrive


As I shared with you last time I’ve been working away on some Mixed media pieces lately.

Currently I have 15+ paintings on the go in prep for some Art Submissions as well as 2 or more gallery exhibits coming up in 2017. 

Busy busy. On top of all the art I’m also increasingly busy as I enter into the Christmas order rush with my hand stamped jewelry business. 

For those that don’t know I own Amanda Milke Art and Jewelry Studio so my hands are always working on something. This fall has been a steady mix of Painting, Teaching art classes and Metal stamping orders. Now I enter in to my peak season and starting mid November I’ll be adding Christmas markets into the mix as I set up my booth as a vendor.

Thus why I am trying to get a bunch done now before I hit my chaos zone.

Here’s  a look at the studio and some of the pieces I’m in progress of.

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Well back to it… I still have a mixed media workshop to prep and teach this weekend 😉

May your creative Muse be kind allowing you to create something beautiful.

Cheers,

A

Public Art Submission


Well my submission is sent in now to sit and wait, and pace, and hope and dream….lol

What in the world am I talking about?

Well you see, the city I live in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta is looking for ART submissions for the new city hall

http://www.fortsask.ca/ftsk_Business/Initiatives.aspx?id=10878

The particularly exciting part is this line right here: “Submission will be accepted under two themes: a modern contemporary piece or our river and river valley.”

Modern Contemporary is right up my alley!

My proposal was for a nice big 7′ x 4′ foot pure Abstract painting with lots of nice texture and bright vibrant colors!

Best yet it would be hung just inside the Front Entrance to City Hall so lots of traffic.

I’m sure it would look amazing hanging there and would most assuredly be a conversation piece.

But now I have to wait!

Today was the last day for submissions.

Then they are going over the submissions on Tuesday June 4th and the selected party(ies) are supposed to be contacted June 7th.

Maybe if I hold my breath and Pray REALLY Hard???

Oh well if life has taught me anything it’s that you can’t bribe God lol so what will be is what will be meant to be.

Patience & Acceptance

Cheers,

Amanda

Oh ya almost forgot!

My Etsy shop is being set up so go check it out

http://www.etsy.com/shop/AMilkeArtStudio