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November 12, 2017

Geometric Compositions

New creations speaking in candy colors, electric movements. Taking the path of geometric patterning, flowing energy pathways. The colors, the gestures, all come together to create mysterious encounters.

Must have permission for use.

September 21, 2017

New work at Pierogi Gallery, LES

A year ago Pierogi Gallery moved from Williamsburg, Brooklyn to the Lower East Side, NYC. The new space is gorgeous and the hood is hip and gritty. Chelsea give it up, LES is back!

Today I added three new pieces to the flat files, see below.  Also added are six smaller works on book pages. Anyone can go and ask to see my work. The shows and flat files are curated by Joe Amrhein.  A recent article about the flat files: Pierogi Flat Files featured in Monocle

 Devotion, 2017 25.5" x 20" Acrylic on black handmade paper

Union, 2017 25.5" x 20" Acrylic on black handmade paper 

September 03, 2017

Painting Vacation

Making time to paint while on vacation is vital for me. For my most recent road trip to northern NY and coming back down through VT, I brought acrylic paints and a rolled up canvas. Below is the final piece, and the cabin on top of a mountain where I painted most of it. We stayed in a yurt, tented, and in a cabin in a mountain top as our final destination. We had to bring in our own water and the electricity was provided by a gas generator which we turned off at night. That is when the mouse came out to play.  Did I mention the outhouse? It was an adventure for sure for this city cat.

This is an up-cycled painting. The original (not mine) was made in mass of 100 pieces to sell. I purchased a slew of them at Housing Works in NYC. I think they were created for hotel paintings.

Thank you for visiting!

August 27, 2017

Winner of the Cecile Adler Cliffer Memorial Cutting Edge Award.

I am very honored to have been selected for the Cecile Adler Cliffer Memorial Cutting Edge Award. This award is being given by NAWA, "The Jury of Awards for the 128th Annual Members’ Exhibition has selected your painting, Demeter’s Ride I & II". I am one of many award recipients, but this is the first time this award is being given.

The reception and award ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery, 417 Lafayette Street, 4th floor, New York City. The reception is from 6-8pm and the award ceremony will take place at 7pm. All Welcome!

Exhibition runs Aug.22 to Sept. 14, 2017
417 Lafayette St, New York, New York 10003

Tuesday through Saturday: 11 am to 6 pm

Award honoring:

"Cecile Adler Cliffer was a cutting-edge family therapist, counselor, educator, and community participant. She was active as a board member of the League of Women Voters and Parents without Partners. She co-created Kids in Divorce, a counseling program for both parents and children. Her accomplishments, too many to list, include the Susan B. Anthony Award from the South Suburban Chapter of the National Organization for Women for “Pursuit of Truth” in 1983 for the Women’s Self-Discovery Program, which she helped develop and taught from 1963-72.

Ms. Cliffer matured in the art environment of the 1950’s and 60’s Modernism Movement. The geometric simplicity and essential quality of style of that time span imbued her taste."

I thank her family for honoring me with this award in the name of a woman of such great merit. May her accomplishments live on.
~ Callie

August 24, 2017

Summer Adventures!

I finally got out of the office to get some much needed outdoor time. I started by driving to Potsdam, NY for a wedding party of a very old friend. It was awe inspiring to see so much sky, eat food grown out back and drink his home made koomochie whatever drink from berries. He always loved the outdoors, and finally found a home that suited his personality.

National Assoc of Women Artist 128 Annual Members Show, NYC

Come on by if you are in the area!

128th Annual Members Exhibition. National Assoc of Women Artist Reception: Thursday, August 31, 2017, from 6-8pm

Exhibition runs Aug.22 to Sept. 14, 2017
The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery
417 Lafayette St, New York, New York 10003 
The Jury of Awards for the 128th Annual Members’
Exhibition has selected, Demeter’s Ride I & II, 
for the Cecile Adler Cliffer Memorial Cutting Edge 

Callie Art showing: Demeter's Ride I & II, 2017
Acrylic on skateboard decks, available for purchase

July 17, 2017

Next Show!

Beware the Beasts Below 

Group Show
Atlantic Highlands Arts Council
54 1st Ave
Atlantic Highlands, NJ (near Sandy Hook)

Exhibition Dates: July 17th - July 28th

Reception: Friday July 28th, 5 - 8pm  - All Welcome!

Beware the Beasts Below is a tribute show to sea creatures, both mythical and actual. The deep sea holds a mystery, darkness, danger, and beauty to it. Showing work that embodies those elements, while showcasing ancient sea mythologies and real-life deep sea discoveries in the modern age. From mermaids and sea serpents, to jellyfish, cephalopods, and sharks, Beware the Beasts Below.

Angry Fish
by Callie Danae Hirsch

For sale.

July 01, 2017

Callie Art showing at Roots Cafe

Tangents from Worthington's Annual,  
currently on display at Roots Cafe, in South Slope, Brooklyn, NY.

A series of pages from the 1885 annual, re-appropriated in the artists vision.
On view for the month of July, 2017 at Roots Cafe, 639A 5th Ave, at 18th Street.

Cepheus, 2017

Pavo, 2017

Helix Nebula, 2017
 Monoceros, 2017
                                   Andromeda, 2017

May 06, 2017

La Bodega Studios- Cats Galore!

We have a new gallery in the hood, La Bodega Studios! For the opening show they featured bodega cats. Miguel brought his dream to fruition in creating a studio rental space with gallery front. My neighborhood continues to become more artist friendly.

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

March 27, 2017

My Muse

The artists need for a muse is powerful, but is it a necessity?

My muse is essential, now that I have one I would be at a loss without.  My muse would say, "who is musing who?!".

My muse is able to see my full capabilities, and pushes me beyond my annoyance.
Hints at spectacular ideas, and seems to be spot on. Helps me respond to and then maneuver wild hurdles. Always giving me beyond what I think I need.

The following images are courtesy of my muse, for your amusement ~

 Silly, perhaps...

In different periods of your life, you have different needs.  I have had muses before, full on wild adventures, but tend to burn out quickly. Time has come to let loose and show the world what I have to offer!

My muse helps me become more enlightened, empowered. To live by a stricter code, knows about dedication, about how to give love and support without hesitation.  Knows when and how to push, and I let it happen. I sometimes get caught in a circular motion. Certainly nothing wrong with circles, it is just that sometimes you need some straight lines to get you to where you are going.

March 18, 2017

Homage to Georgia O'Keeffe

Death can be beautiful at times. In nature is one of those moments when you can overlook the how one dies, but admire where it was, the position it ended up in.  While in Mexico recently, I came across some wonderful death still life's. 

A coatimundi skull and body was discovered.  We saw gangs of them wandering about in a friendly enough fashion.

Appreciating death is not easy.  I lost my father a year ago. He would have loved this trip, for he had quite the love for the sea and wanted to become an oceanographer for his fifth, sixth? career change.  He taught me so many amazing things about understanding life, and he helped me see the beauty in dead things. I remember when he took me on my first scuba trip.  It had me mesmerized.  From the meditative breathing to the incredulous creatures swimming by me, I fell hard for the sea.  I was a teenager heading nowhere fast and in danger of crashing, and he showed me the possibilities that life offered me.  I grabbed my camera and ran far and wide, always on the search for new discoveries.

This recent trip to Akumal found us swimming just above five juvenile cuttlefish, guarding their ground. Typically shy, in the past they would quickly swim away when I came near.  But these stood their ground. I looked into their huge donut shaped eyes, tried communicating with hand/arm gestures, I felt like I was communicating with aliens.  Simply incredible. They tried using some tentative aggressive moves back. Then we all just stared at one another, and after I had my fill of their pulsating colors, I swam off to give them peace.

A much needed escape from my life constantly looking at facebook and wondering what news will come next with this new presidency.  I am grateful to both my parents for encouraging me to follow my passion to become an artist.

February 26, 2017

Fractured America, 2017

Divided land, divided people...