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b.a.l.m. WHITE SHOW Opening and Awards

October 28, 2009

The b.a.l.m. WHITE SHOW opening at Signs of Life Gallery was a great success
with a constant flow of art lovers and interested visitors.  We are thankful through
our sponsors to be able to offer $2,000 in awards with juror Samuel W. Kho choice
of artists.  Below is a list of the winning artists work and amount of the award.
Please be sure to thank our sponsors by supporting their goods or services.  Thank
you again to Signs of Life Gallery for hosting this show in their beautiful space.
The show will run through January 16th, 2009.  We will have one to three artists
talks per month tba.

Opening Reception Image 1opening-reception-image-8
Opening Reception Image 2



Leah Busch_hello, Fitzgerald

Evan Conley UNTITLED $400

Evan Conley_Untitled

Stephen Johnson WISH NO. 7 $250

Stephen Johnson_Wish No.7

Kristine Luber BLANCHE $100

Kristine Luber_Blanche

Larry Cole WHAT IS PURE? $100

Larry Cole_What is Pure

Sunny Belliston-Taylor FIREHOUSE WHITE $50

Sunny-Belliston-Taylor_Firehouse White

TR Erickson MEMORIAL DAY $50

TR_Ericsson_Memorial Day

K Hawkom Thomas STUDY IN VALUES $50

K Hawkom Thomas_Study In Values

Jane Flanders NO 1, 2 & 3 BONE
Gift Certificate ($25 Cottin’s Hardware)

'No 1 Bone' Fired Clay @2009 Jane Flanders

'No 3 Bone' Ceramic ©2009 Jane Flanders

Brian Horsch EXPLORERS Gift Certificate ($25 Cottin’s Hardware)

Brian Horch_Explorers

Betty Wright PARKER Gift Certificate ($25 Blick Studios)

Betty Wright_Parker

Matthew Farley TAKO TSUBO Gift Certificate ($25 Cottin’s Hardware)

Matthew Farley_Tako-Tsubo

Betsy Timmer DRESS Gift Certificate ($25 Blick Studios)

Betsy Timmer_Dress

Barry Osbourn WHITE CAULKING Gift Certificate ($25 Blick Studios)

Barry Osbourn_White Caulking

Ben Ahlvers TIGHT Gift Certificate ($25 Cottin’s Hardware)

Ben Ahlvers_Tight

Lynn Hodgman JUSTLY FOLDED Gift Certificate ($25 Blick Studios)

Lynn Hodgman_Justly Folded


DEMDACO, Blick Studio, Central National Bank, ColeCom,

Display Direct, Douglas County Bank, Hava Studios, Kring’s Interiors,

Lazer 105.9, Mass Street Music, White Art Studio

This juried show brings national and regional, established and emerging artists
together with the inspiration “What is White?”  A b.a.l.m. collaboration with
Rex Hausmann, allowed us to produce an interactive performance piece for
the opting that illustrates the concept of digging beneath the surface of a piece
of art to reveal the pinata-like nature of art as it is experienced by people of
diverse agesand backgrounds in different ways.  We hope this piece frees the
gallery viewer to experience art in a curious and engaging way.
Please see the video below of this interactive collaboration.

Please contact us with any questions or for a full list of artists,
their work
and a WHITE SHOW Artists Price List .
All work must be purchased through Signs of Life Gallery.


balm WHITE SHOW at Signs of Life Gallery Invitation

October 16, 2009

b.a.l.m. announces:

Signs of Life Gallery
722 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044

Juried by Samuel W. Kho

Opening Reception Friday October 23rd 7-10pm

Please join us for the opening reception which will feature an interactive installation
of a 3-D painting by Rex Hausmann in collaboration with b.a.l.m., 49 artists from
19 States and Puerto Rico, including established artists such as TR Ericsson,
Stephen Johnson, David Parker to name a few, and many emerging as well as local
and regional artists.  Also provided will be hors d’œuvres, live jazz, and the
presentation of the artists awards.

Show runs from October 23rd through January 16th, 2010.  There will be 1-2 artist
talks at the gallery per month while the show is running.  Stay tuned for artists,
topics and dates.

Click on the images below to enlarge.

whiteshow front post card invite

White_Show_PC_Back Final

For more information about the show or the artists contact us here, or 785.550.3856.
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