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I just joined the @vawaa family!

VAWAA (Vacation With An Artist) offers mini apprenticeships with master craftspeople all over the world. You can now book an Encaustic VAWAA with me and learn all about working with colored, molten wax for 4 Days.

Find out more at my VAWAA page. #vawaa #vacationwithanartist

VAWAA

VACATION WITH AN ARTIST

Wax Portrait Gallery

September 30, 2018

I'll be at Chestnut Hill's fall event, their annual Fall for the Arts Festival this year on September 30.

 

Will be presenting Wax Portrait Gallery and showcasing some wax portraits for this new business! Also, WPG is offering an introductory sale of 10% off portraits ordered in the month of September. 

Stop by and learn more about how to commission your own portraits from photos. Last chance to get your special introductory price! WPG portraits make great gifts for the upcoming holidays!

More information HERE.

Fall for the arts festival

September 6 & 16, 2018

 

First Look Party
Thursday, September 6, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
If you want to be among the very first to see Dear Fleisher, join us at the First Look Party. Meet the artists and mingle with fellow cultural supporters, while enjoying the earliest views of the exhibition, delicious food, and festive drinks. You will also have the opportunity to purchase pieces from a collection of work selected specially by our Artist Committee for the party. Purchase your tickets early. Space is limited! Purchase tickets or make a sponsorship gift.

Sale of Artwork
Sunday, September 16 at 11:00 a.m.
Come back for the Sale of Artwork, as each and every piece will be available for purchase, first-come, first-serve. Join us for music, art-making, and more as we celebrate Fleisher’s 120-year commitment to providing a creative outlet for thousands of people diverse in age, background, and experience.

More information HERE

Dear Fleisher

4x6 Inches of Art

Each October, the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours span 20 unique Philadelphia neighborhoods, feature over 300 participants, engage audiences topping 30,000, and literally put Philadelphia’s professional artists “on the map” for locals and tourists alike.

POST 2018

September 27, 2017

 

Join us for a night of free figure drawing in the Sanctuary. Fleisher teaching artist Clarissa Shanahan will begin the evening with a short demonstration and helpful tips on drawing the figure in costume. Clarissa will also lead a figure drawing evening with a very exciting guest model: Christine Doidge, the talented actress from the Fringe Festival performance  Monarch.  Our model will be elegantly dressed in Elizabethan costume and the Sanctuary will be set up with easels and lights. Please bring your own drawing pads and drawing utensils!

www.fleisher.org

Fleisher Sanctuary Series: Drawing the Figure in Elizabethan Costume 

July 1, 2017

 

Celebrate the Opening of Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio's new addition!

Kicking off with the Cerulean Arts Invitational featuring 75 artists who've been featured in it's 11-year history.

More information HERE

CERULEAN ARTS INVITATIONAL

November 18 & 20, 2016

 

​Fleisher Art Memorial

Dear Fleisher, 4 x 6 Inches of Art

One of the Philadelphia’s most exciting and beloved art events, Dear Fleisher, 4×6 Inches of Art is a biennial invitational exhibition and sale of original works of art in postcard size. More than 400 artists donate 700 pieces, all of which are displayed anonymously until sold. In the spirit of Fleisher’s mission to make art accessible, all work is priced at $50 each and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. All proceeds benefit Fleisher’s award-winning arts education programs.

Dear Fleisher, weekend begins with a special preview party for supporters and friends, the only chance to scope out all the artwork before the sale opens to the public. Don’t miss your chance to see the show in its entirety and meet the artists!

 

  • Date: November 20, 2016

  • Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

  • Venue: Fleisher Art Memorial, 

    Address:

     719 Catharine Street 

More information HERE

DEAR FLEISHER

4 X 6 INCHES OF ART

October 7, 2016

Solo show of new encaustic paintings

Gravers Lane Gallery

 

October 7 - November 12

Opening Reception

Friday, October 7

From 5-8pm

 

8405 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Tel: 215.247.1603

 

http://www.graverslanegallery.com

TALES FROM THE RUINS

​October 13, 2015

Conversations with an Artist 2: Clarissa Shanahan

Join us for our second talk in our series focused on artists pursuing unique opportunities. Clarissa Shanahan is a fine and decorative artist. A graduate of the PAFA and Penn, she has also been an adjunct faculty member here since 2000, teaching varied subjects such as Medieval manuscript illumination, encaustic painting, symbolism of color, and film-related painting classes.
 
Clarissa spent almost twenty years in the film industry as a scenic artist, producing sets for over 40 film and television productions. In addition, she produced both original and reproduction paintings for numerous productions, including the Lee Krasner paintings for the film Pollock. Her credits include Julie Taymor’s The Tempest, Salt, Summer of Sam, Angels in America and Boardwalk Empire. She is a longtime member of the United Scenic Artists 829.
 
Tuesday, October 13, 11:45-1 Cohen Board Room, 3rd Floor Hamilton

 

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102

CONVERSATION WITH AN ARTIST: CLARISSA SHANAHAN

June 5, 2015

 

[noun] - delight, pastime, amusement

 

Solo Show of new encaustic paintings

Carol Schwartz Gallery

June 5 - July 31, 2015.

Opening Reception

Friday, June 5, 2015

5-8pm

DELECTAMENTUM

March 15, 2013

 

Q&A with Clarissa Shanahan & Gallery Director Laura Moriarty

LM: Could you tell us a little about your background?

....

Read the interview HERE

R&F ENCAUSTICS FEATURED ARTIST

Solo painting exhibit at Gravers Lane Gallery

September 15 - October 20, 2018

Opening Reception on September 15, 5-8pm


"The Grand Tour is a series of wax paintings based on the personal, private travelogue of one woman from Italy in the early 1930s. The original photos, taken by a professional photographer, depict the Mediterranean and the Middle East through the lens of privilege and show us a grand version of her travels

 

Paintings on display until October 20, 2018

More information HERE.

The Grand Tour

Documentary premiere of "The Grand Tour" at Gravers Lane Gallery

September 15 - October 20, 2018

Opening Reception on September 15, 5-8pm

Short film, The Grand Tour by Doug Zajaczkowski will be premiering at the opening reception of the exhibition of the same name at Gravers Lane Gallery. Doug's film is about the inception and inspiration for the work, but also focuses on the bigger picture of researching this photo travelogue of an unnamed woman traveling in Egypt in 1933.

More information HERE.

DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE

July 19, 2018

 

Introducing the new portrait commission company..

WAX PORTRAIT GALLERY

Turn your photos into custom hand painted portraits. Square format, two sizes, with up to five options.

Affordable, unique, makes great gifts!

Ideal for:

* Wedding Photos

* Photo booth pics

* Anniversary or graduation photos

* Ancestral portraits

* Vintage tintypes

Come see more about Wax Portrait Gallery  at 

www.WaxPortraitGallery.com

Launch of

Wax Portrait Gallery

September 16, 2017

 

Clarissa Shanahan Fine Art is now proudly represented in Louisville by B. Deemer Gallery!

 

Clarissa Shanahan

Kit-Keung Kan

Robert James Foose 

 

September 16 -  October 11, 2017

 

B. Deemer Gallery

2650 Frankfort Avenue

Louisville, Kentucky 40206

 

502-896-6687    

bdeemer@bdeemer.com

www.bdeemer.com 

M-F 10-5:30 SAT 10-3

B. Deemer Gallery Show

September 26, 2017

 

Come spend your Tuesday evenings learning about great directors and artists!

 

Explore the relationship between film, photography and painting. Examine how film stills relate to painting through composition, tone, value/lighting, symbolic color, and visual cues. Learn to recognize elements that convey information and drive visual narrative in order to build critical skills for viewing images in all media and for developing compositions in your own artwork.

 

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

118-128 North Broad St.

Philadelphia, PA 19102

 

215-972-7632

www.pafa.org

ART & FILM LECTURE AT PAFA

October 8, 2016

 

Each October, the Tours span 20 unique Philadelphia neighborhoods, feature over 300 participants, engage audiences topping 30,000, and literally put Philadelphia’s professional artists “on the map” for locals and tourists alike.

The program provides a rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of visual artists at work in an approachable, festive, and easy-to-navigate tour. The Studio Tours provides a chance to engage with Philadelphia’s entire arts community from a new perspective – and based your own specific interests. No other program in or around Philadelphia consistently brings such an intimate and diverse cultural experience to the community free of charge and across such a large geographic area.

More information HERE

POST 2016

February 16, 2016

 

​So I'll be visiting with Ed Feldman as his guest on Morning Feed! Ed knows a lot of things. about a lot of things.

The show is from 9a to 10:30a. I suspect that it will be tangent-y. Tune in, spend some time being distracted from work. or driving. or sleep. Actually not sleep, nothing's worth that.

Listen HERE.

MORNING FEED ON GTOWN RADIO

October 28, 2015

 

"Ever wonder who creates the paintings and props we see in films? Who designs the sets? How does the art department fit in the puzzle of a film production? Clarissa Shanahan, a career artist and veteran of the film industry, will answer these questions and more in this informational presentation about the many different roles of artists and craftspeople in the film industry, including the skills and portfolio needed to break in".

Register by: October 21

Review Continuing Education Registration and Policy Information prior to registering.

This class is offered as part of PAFA's Art in Process event series.  

APPLIED ART & DESIGN IN THE FILM INDUSTRY

October 9, 2015

 

Special program featuring four artists from Herman St. Studios - Melissa Maddonni Haims, Sarah Bond, Sharon Kenny and me.

 

Melissa and I discovered each other's bee tattoos [it came up in conversation...]. Here's the image, I'm on the right.

 

@maddonnihaims @clarissashanahan #beesofinstagram #beeswax # encaustic #gtownradio #bees #tattoo

GTOWN RADIO'S MORNING FEED

November 17, 2011

 

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

 

A Panel with Artists who have maintained an active studio practice while working for a living. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011 5-7p

PANEL ON ARTISTS WITH INTERESTING JOBS

CLARISSA SHANAHAN
FINE ART

 © 2012 by Clarissa Shanahan. 

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