Monday, March 7, 2011

January-February 2011 Newsletter

Art Club Of Belleview Newsletter

Our art club was established to have fun, and to promote art in the Belleview area. Our membership is $12 per year. If you would like to meet new friends, chat with other artists or promote your art, come see us. Our meetings take place the first Friday of each month at 4 p.m at the Belleview Library. We are open to new ideas and enjoy meeting new people. You'll love our friendly atmosphere, we are looking forward to seeing you.

Businesses exhibiting work from the Art Club of Belleview:Independent Bank
10990 S US Hwy 441

Community Bank
10131 S US Hwy 441

Belleview Chamber of Commerce
5301 SE
Abshier Blvd.

Cal's Place
11007 SE 66 Ter.

State Representative Kurt Kelly Office
5612 SE Abshier Blvd.

Blue Water Colon Care and Therapeutic Massage
SE 113th St.

Voice of South Marion
5516 SE 113th St.

Community Links
9977 SE 58 Ave.

B.D Beans Cafe
5148 SE
Abshier Blvd.

Humane Society of Marion County
701 NW 14th Rd.

Mary Fox Tax & Acounting
5608 SE 113th St.

The Cornerstone Team
KellerWilliams Realty
Spruce Creek South

Goin' Postal Belleview
11787 S US Hwy 441

Solar Trek
202 SE 33 Rd. Ave., Unit C

Liberty Tax Service
5518 SE Abshier Blvd.

Goin' Postal
3535 SE Maricamp Rd., Suite 505
Cedar Shores Plaza, Ocala

Don Notthingham & Assoc.
11415 SE 62 Ave

Ocala Affordable Airconditioners, Inc
11797 S US Hwy 441

Edward Jones
5900 SE Abshier Blvd.

Capt'n Jack's Boat Brokerage
S US Hwy 441

Famous Artists Quote

"Colour and I are one. I am a painter." - Paul Klee, 1914.

"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary" - Pablo Picasso

"Creativity is . . . seeing something that doesn't exist already. You need to find out how you can bring it into being and that way be a playmate with God." - Michele Shea

"The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Art Club Of Belleview April 2011 at City Hall in Belleview. The Art club of Belleview, with cooperation with Belleview City Hall , is organizing an international art exhibition "Colorful world around us" for children and students 6-18 years old. The art works will be divided into three categories: 6-9; 10-14; and 15-18 years.Art Club Of Belleview
Drop off days are March 20, 21,19,20,24, at the Chamber of Commerce in Belleview
Please note that we are accepting one picture of each participant. Each piece should be sign and have tag with name, age, school ( or phone number when particip...ant can be reached) Each art work should be unframed and signed on the back with full name and age , address and phone number .Winners will be announced April 10, 2011

Catch Us On Facebook:!/pages/Art-Club-Of-Belleview/124470259411

Famous Artist Biography:

born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón - Coyoacán, Mexico - 6th of July, 1907 / Died 13th of July, 1954

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo is one of Mexico's most famous artists. Well known for her self portraits emphasizing her inner struggles, Kahlo managed to gain fame with both her artwork and her public persona before her death in 1954.

Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 as Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon in Coyoacan, Mexico to Guillermo Kahlo and Henriette Kaufmann. Her father was of German descent, having changed his name from Wilhelm to the Spanish equivalent, Guillermo, upon his arrival to Mexico in 1891. Frida later acknowledged her German heritage during World War II by spelling her name as Frieda, the German equivalent to Frida.
Having two older older sister and one younger, Frida grew up in a home filled with feminism, despite the unhappy marriage between her parents. At the age of six, Frida contracted polio. Although she recovered from the disease, it left her right leg obviously thinner than her left. Later in life Frida would wear long skirts to cover the deformity.
Frida Kahlo attended local schools and, at the age of 15, was enrolled in Preparatoria, a primary school. During this time and throughout her childhood, Kahlo witnessed the Mexican Revolution evolve around her. It was so close, in fact, that she remembered the gunfire and revolutionaries hopping into her yard to take cover. She also witnessed extraordinary violence, much of which stayed with her throughout her life.
On September 17, 1925, Kahlo was involved in a serious bus accident and suffered several injuries including a broken collarbone, broken spinal column, broken rigs, a broken pelvis, and eleven fractures in her right leg. A metal handrail also impaled her, damaging her reproductive capabilities. Although she fully recovered her ability to move and function, Kahlo was plagued by pain for much of her life.
Although she originally wanted to study medicine, the accident left Kahlo with a new desire to study art. While in recovery, Kahlo began painting full time in order to focus her attention away from her pain. She began painting self portraits due to the solitary state of her recovery and constant immobilization. Her paintings began reflecting more than her outside appearance and she wanted them to represent her inner conflicts as much as they represented her outer body.
As an artist, Kahlo admired and respected local muralist Diego Rivera and solicited advice on art. They fell in love as a result of their correspondence and married in 1929 to the disapproval of Kahlo's mother. They were nicknamed "the Elephant and the Dove" due Rivera's large size in comparison to Kahlo's petite figure.
Although Frida Kahlo is well known as a famous artist, she and her husband were also notorious for their troubled marriage and extramarital affairs. Kahlo had affairs with both men and women and, although Rivera was tolerant of her affairs within her same sex, he was jealous of her relations with other men. Rivera, for his part, had an affair with Kahlo's younger sister, Cristina. Kahlo and Rivera divorced in 1940 but remarried later that same year. Their second marriage was no less tumultuous than the first.
Kahlo and Rivera travelled to the United States for exhibitions of her work in Detroit, New York, and later in Paris. The couple eventually returned to Mexico to settle down and continue painting.
It was during this time that Kahlo and her husband housed Leon Trotsky and his wife as they fled from Stalin's regime in the Soviet Union. It became known after some time that Kahlo had an affair with Trotsky and the man and his wife eventually moved out.
Frida Kahlo died from a pulmanry embolism on July 13, 1954, having spent the last year battling various illnesses and physical problems (including the amputation of her right leg). During her life Kahlo painted 143 paintings, including fifty-five self portraits. Her works are well known for their symbolic realism and her ability to incorporate traditional Mexican styles into her work.

Art Club of Belleview's Artist Member of the Month

Bill Marder

In the 1950s Bill Marder, was among the first to utilize photography as a method of photographing the advertiser’s merchandise for producing catalogs, controlling the photography and printing processes from beginning to the end. In 1970 he moved to Hollywood Florida to help manage Dukane Press, part of International Silver Company. with one of the worlds largest in house photography and printing facilities that included the earliest scanners and computers.

During the 1970s Bill Marder entered in the collecting field of photography, authoring numerous books and articles on the history of photography. Most of these were illustrated with his own photography. His largest book, Anthony, The Man, The Company, The Cameras, 365 pages, and over 1000 illustrations were co-authored with his wife Estelle. The forward was by the noted historian and photographer Beaumont Newhall. This book was acclaimed in numerous reviews for its superb documentation, research and photographs on the history of photography. Marder’s book The History and Technique of a New Diffusion Process, utilized an instant paper negative process, (before Polaroid) which Bill Marder pioneered along with taking photographs using the large wood cameras 8x10 to 20x24 from his collection. Bill Marder has traveled throughout the United States, including the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. Canada, France and England lecturing on the history of photography. In 1984 Marder’s historic collection of cameras and his new Anthony book were on display at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

In the 1990s with the entrance of the first digital camera, Bill Marder was one of the first to own, learn and develop techniques for use with his Mac computer.

In 2006 Bill Marder was the only photographer with 3 other women Artists selected from a number of entries from Florida to exhibit their work at the 2006 Biennial at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, Florida. At the present time in the year 2009, he now uses 2- Panasonic 10 mega-pixel digital camera for his photographs along with his primary software, Painter 7 and Adobe Photoshop CS 2. He prints on 2 converted 6 color Epson 1280 printers, one for B&W and one for Color utilizing special archival carbon pigment inks. With his newly developed archival 'Photographic Art Pigment Process', Bill Marder is able to create original photographs on canvas or other art papers in Color or Black and White that outlast previous processes of photography. He has defined his work as a new advance in the many processes of Photography. Marder will be experimenting in 2008 and 2009 with newer creative techniques.

Marder’s works have been and are now in galleries in Belleview, Ocala and Gainesville and Tampa, Florida, as well as Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico, New York City and Port Jefferson, New York, Williamstown, Mass as well as in a number of private collections.

Marder has received numerous awards and acclaims for his technique and mastery of digital photography and large archival canvas works. His new 237 page, documented book, Indians In The Americas, The Untold Story has recently been published with excellent reviews for its extensive (780) endnotes detailing the struggles of the American Indians. It is filled with over 1000 photos and illustrations including many of his American Indian photos.

Bill's email is: and website:

Art Club of Belleview

Art Club of Belleview

Exploring interesting techniques in art:


The design is drawn or painted on the polished, or grained, flat surface of a stone, usually Bavarian limestone, with a greasy crayon or ink. The design is chemically fixed on the stone with a weak solution of acid and gum Arabic. In printing, the stone is flooded with water which is absorbed everywhere except where repelled by the greasy ink. Oil-based printer's ink is then rolled on the stone, which is repelled in turn by the water-soaked areas and accepted only by the drawn design. A piece of paper is laid on the stone and it is run through the press with light pressure, the final print showing neither a raised nor embossed quality but lying entirely on the surface of the paper. The design may be divided among several stones, properly registered, to produce, through multiple printings, a lithograph in more than one color. A transfer lithograph (French, autographie) employs the same technique, but the design is drawn on special transfer paper and is later mechanically transferred to the stone. A zincograph is the same technique, but employing a zinc plate rather than a stone.