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Off Track Art
an artistsʼ cooperative gallery October/November 2010
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CALENDAR: CLOSING: Donʼt forget to visit Off Track Art before the end of October to view the exquisite fiber works of Guest Artist, Gwen Handler. Along with her silky-soft yarns colorful woven scarves, soft knit hats and mittens are offered to help you artfully prepare for the coming winter season. Last chance to see these wonderful, tactile pieces in the gallery during October. OPENING: Coming to the gallery in November and December is Off Track Artʼs next Guest Artist, Terry Whye. Terry will be on hand in the gallery for you to meet at a Reception: Friday, November 5th, from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. GUEST ARTIST for November: We are excited to show the varied ceramic works of TERRY WHYE.  Terry enjoys a career in ceramic sculpture and pottery in her Finksburg studio, Whye Clay Works, producing work in a variety of techniques including high-fired stoneware and porcelain, colorful majolica pottery, raku and wood fired sculpture and pottery. She offers year-round classes for youth, home schooled youth, girl scouts and adults at her WCW studio.

As a certified Teaching Artist and arts educator for over 30 years, Terry is excited about her upcoming Residency at Hampstead Elementary where she is creating a ceramic mural with a focus on environmental science, native flora and fauna and the important role of our precious water supply. You can find her on the roster of Artists in Residence, Maryland Arts Council and the Artist & Scholars Roster for Community Art Programs, Montgomery County. Terry is known for her dynamic workshops & residencies for public and private schools and the Rehoboth Art League, Delaware. She is delighted to be a member of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts and the Carroll Arts Center.  Terry accepts commissions and her ceramics have been highlighted in Ceramic Art and Perception, American Crafts, Ceramics Monthly, and Carroll Magazine. IN the GALLERY at OTA: The Sketchbook Project: An exciting new project has begun in the gallery where gallery visitors, artists or not, can contribute their creative markings in a communal sketchbook. Come in and see what others who have wandered into these pages have sketched out, cut out, marked up and pasted in. Add to the thread or start your own thread. Leave a pictorial message for a friend. Look for the black-bound sketchbook in the gallery and join the fun while gaining insight and new ideas from the artistic mind! ---The sketchbook, along with other artistsʼ sketchbooks coming to the gallery, will remain available for viewing. Friday, Oct. 8th: Robert Waddell will be working on collage as a part of an ongoing series or
something newer than new. Robert is finishing a fall series (not season themed) titled "Artifacts" which will be on display late 2010 or early 2011. 

Wednesday, Oct. 13th: Mary Decker will be working on some new watercolors, along with the irises and day lilies that she loves, she will also be exploring some new botanical subjects. Thursday, Oct. 14th, and Friday, Oct. 22: Come and observe Carolyn Seabolt do silk painting, a technique which she teaches at her studio, "Cat Tracks." (Anyone looking to learn this process can take her class beginning in early January 2011 -- it takes four folks to make a class.) Friday, Oct. 15th, and Wednesday, Oct. 20th: Charlotte Laslo will be working on her jewelry creations using wirework and knotting techniques. Friday, Oct. 29th: You can find Cathy Z. Sawdey working on drawings in the gallery.

Friday, November 5th: RECEPTION for the artist, TERRY WHYE, will be held from 6:30-8:30 PM, where visitors will have the chance to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments.
Look for art and find a unique gift: Fine Art and Craft, priced within reach. ---The bins hold many ready-to-frame artworks and prints!---

Gail Elwell participates in the image-rich web-based art project,, where her work is seen among the abundance and diversity of works by many noted artists on the subject of the human figure. View selectively or as a YouTube slide show. One of Cathy Sawdeyʻs charcoal drawings recently shown at Off Track Art was selected for inclusion in the Howard County Arts Councilʼs biennial regional juried exhibition, Art MD 2010. The show at the Howard County Arts Center, Ellicott City, runs from October 29 through December 10, 2010. Want to see more work by OTA artists? Charlotte Laslo and Carolyn Seabolt, both regularly offer additional creations down the street at The Historical Society of Carroll County; and Linda Van Hartʼs work can also be seen regularly at Unique Jewelry --- both found on Main Street in Westminster.

WELCOME, New Partners in January 2011:
Looking ahead, Off Track Art will be adding to its ranks two new partners for 2011... Previously seen here as a Guest Artist, the wonderfully creative felt artist, Nancy Schmitt will return to the gallery with a regular display of her woolly works. New to Off Track Art is photographer, Phil Grout, bringing traditional and experimental photo works to our gallery walls.

ARTISTS: " Kevin Dayhoff:"
" " " " " " Mary Decker:"" Gail Elwell:" " " Judy Goodyear" " " " " " Charlotte Laslo" " " " " " " " " " " " " " Gwen Handler (GUEST):" "

Cathy Z. Sawdey Carolyn Seabolt Linda van Hart: Bobby Waddell Gordon Wickes Pamela Zappardino Terry Whye (GUEST)

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