AUSTIN MOSAIC GUILD EXHIBIT
Bee Cave, TX
Delayed because of the pandemic (like so many other events), this exhibit will take place in the beautiful, expansive exhibit space at The Hive beginning May 21, 2021 through July 30, 2021. Four of Dianne’s mosaics will be included in this exhibit: Origin I & II, Connections, and Barney.
MOSAIC ARTS INTERNATIONAL EXHIBIT (VIRTUAL)
Society of American Mosaic Artists
Every year, the Mosaic Arts International juried exhibit presents the very best of contemporary mosaic art. This year’s exhibit is the first to be shown virtually, after having been cancelled in 2020. Dianne’s mosaic “Exposed” was selected as part of the Fine Art Exhibit, and is currently on display at their website AmericanMosaics.org.
INTERVIEW WITH ART RENDEZVOUS
Dianne was interviewed by host Kritka, on episode 11 of Art Rendezvous! see the YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/SLcvwQXx2So. She talks about her work and career and mosaic art in general!
The opening reception for the annual People’s Gallery Exhibit was held on March 6, 2020. We received news at the reception that the SXSW Music Festival, an annual event attended by hundreds of thousands of people, would not take place in the coming weeks. Shortly thereafter everything began closing down, including the corridors of Austin City Hall, where our exhibit is held. The dates of the exhibit were extended, and my work will be on view to the public through January 2022.
Dianne’s sculptural mosaic works “Exposed” and “Embrace” were chosen to be a part of this prestigious exhibit, out of over 1200 entries. Each year, the city curators select the best of art created by local Central Texas artists in every medium.
Georgetown Art Center Exhibit,
Artists from the Austin Mosaic Guild were featured in this Juried Exhibit held in November-December 2019. Jurors for the event were Donna Van Hooser and Gila Rayberg. Dianne’s piece “Exposed” was awarded “Best in Show”.
ROBIN BRETT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEE
Society of American Mosaic Artists
Dianne was selected as the winner of the 2019 Robin Brett Scholarship by The Society of American Mosaic Artists. THE ROBIN BRETT MOSAIC SCHOLARSHIP was created to assist emerging and established mosaic artists in their professional development by funding an educational opportunity pivotal to the advancement of their careers. This award is meant to foster the creative development of artists serious about expanding their knowledge of mosaic art.
She will be studying Large Scale and Hybrid Armature with Sherri Warner Hunter in Bell Buckle, TN in July 2021 (delayed due to the pandemic). SherriWarnerHunter.com
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Clevelands House Resort,
Minett, Ontario, Canada
As part of the summer offerings by Muskoka Chautauqua, Dianne was selected to be one of the weekly Artists in Residence at the historic Clevelands House Resort. She conducted classes for resort guests and community members, and demonstrated her work and process in the spectacularly beautiful outdoor setting.
Galerie ERGA, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
The best of mosaic art by Canadian artists is featured annually in this exhibit. Dianne’s sculptural mosaic “Exposed” was awarded “Best Sculptural Mosaic” at the opening reception.
International Mosaic Symposium
Dianne was one of 9 artists selected by Artistic Director Giulio Menossi to participate in the 2nd Clauiano Mosaic Symposium. Each artist created a work of art during the 2 week symposium. Our theme was Alchemy, our sponsors, 9 local vineyards. We were tasked with including elements from wine barrels provided to us by the winery, along with an element chosen by each. After an unveiling gala at the famed Villa Manin Guerresco, the works were exhibited in several cities before coming “home” to their respective wineries.