by Nina Baldwin

cloud catcher*dream maker*artist

"Art touches the soul...art is communication...it reaches out from the canvas and passes through the eyes of the viewer right into his heart where it can leave an imprint of beauty that can make the spirit sing."
Nina Baldwin ...

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Corrales Society of Artists Studio Tour, Galeria de Corrales

The Corrales Society of Artists Studio Tour 2011 will take place on Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st from 10am to 5pm. Welcome centers will be set up at the Frontier Mart, Village Plaza (next to the Oasis Cafe), and at Meadow Lark and Loma Larga...come see the beautiful art created by the CSA artists...and have the fun of seeing where they actually create!!...in their studios!! While out and about be sure to stop in at the Galeria de Corrales, located behind Quilts Ole' on Coronado Rd. and Corrales Rd. We are sponsors of the studio tour and some of the CSA artists show at the Galeria, as well as other fine artists. We will be having an open house on both days, so please stop by!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

KANDINSKY, The Inner Need, The Inner Necessity

The "Inner Need"...the need for spiritual expression by the artist, according to Kandinsky, has three guiding principles (these three may cause a corresponding vibration in the human soul): 1. color harmony 2.form harmony 3.the choice of object to represent. The inner need...something which is evident to me as an artist with my own work, remains elusive as far as clearly defining it, but I will try...it is that terrific desire to communicate with the viewer...it is the expression from the very soul, the spirit of the artist...it is a gift of great intimacy, the expression of it, that one shares with another. I am still not sure I have expressed it correctly...or enough! ...is there a better way to define "inner need"? I don't know... a couple of quotes from "Concerning the Spiritual in Art"... "...everything which adequately expresses the inner need is beautiful." "There is no "must" in art, because art is free."

Monday, March 14, 2011

Experimental Painting







yes, surprise!! I am sharing some of my own work here! I have been experimenting...I picked out some images that i took with my camera a few days ago to share with you...hope you enjoy them! ...sorry about the glare!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

In honor of March being WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH, my Women Gathering series is on display at Galeria de Corrales. The originals are painted in beautiful saturated colors...very ethereal, spiritual and full of energy!! If you have special women in your life, these would make the gifts that touch the spirit...the soul!! Matted prints and giclees are also available!
Galeria de Corrales is located at the corner of Coronado Rd. and Corrales Rd., about 2 blocks south of the post office in Corrales, NM. We will be having an open house this Saturday, March 12 from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, March 13...from 11am to 2:30pm. Please join us!

MARCH IS WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH


"Learning about women's tenacity, courage, and creativity throughout the centuries is a tremendous source of strength. Until relatively recently this sphere of women's history was overlooked and undervalued...women's achievements were often distorted, disdained and denied. But knowing women's stories provides essential role models for everyone. And role models are genuinely needed to face the extraordinary changes and unrelenting challenges of the 21st century."

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United State Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet proved invaluable to society.