Things Bright and Beautiful at Strecker Nelson West Gallery in Manhattan, KS
January 12, 2018 - February 17, 2018
Lacey will have work included in this late Fall exhibition at Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma!
Lacey Lewis will have several pieces included in this annual show of the best works from the region. An opening will be held Friday, November 4th.
Only The Best 2016
~~ Annual Holiday Exhibit ~~
November 4, 2016 through January 14, 2017
Opening Reception for the Artists
Friday, November 4, 2016 5 - 8 pm
4061/2 Poyntz Ave.
M-S 10am - 6pm
The Cauldron: A Beautiful Brew, a Fine Art Exhibition at Lovetts Gallery, will be casting its spell on you on October 22, 2016. At Lovetts Gallery, we are as excited as a witch in a broom closet!
The Cauldron: A Beautiful Brew, is an exhibit of strength and beauty. It’s the creative extract from varied and highly talented artists with different mediums, different backgrounds and different genres coming together through some alchemy to emerge as one Beautiful Brew. This exhibit is about the mixing of ideas and discoveries. The differences retain their unique characteristics, but in coming together, creates something new………..
Where art……..is as luring as a lover using spells and potions!
It takes a strong cauldron to contain all of the collective energy being generated for this exhibition. Lovetts Gallery presents a body of artists that are vessel of strength, integrity and talent.
In the region of reality, a cauldron is a hard-working tool of nourishment and provision. In the landscapes of magic and time, cauldrons were found in the homes of wizards, druids, witches and fairy godmothers. They used them to brew potions that were curative for ailments and for the fulfillment of wishes. Through a tempestuous odyssey from the past until now, not many cauldrons have survived………but at Lovetts Gallery………....
The Cauldron exists!
This exhibit will be a bountiful and bubbling brew of beautiful works of art that will be a feast for the eyes and an elixir to the heart.
Lovetts Fine Art Gallery: Where art and the imagination is alive and well and dreams do come true!
Catch the spell that is The Cauldron: A Beautiful Brew!
In October, the season of Fall, where the days are shorter and the nights are longer than moon beams!
Lacey Lewis will exhibit her paintings of burlesque and sideshow artists this July at Hilliard Gallery in Kansas City, MO in a show titled, "Taking Sexy Back."
In 2010, artist Lacey Lewis started a series of paintings featuring burlesque and sideshow performers. “I live vicariously through my paintings,” says Lewis. “I’ve always been a fan of glamour and costume, the transformative effects of make-up and the visual textures of satin, sequins, glitter and feathers. However, I’ve never been a fan of the objectification that unfortunately follows.”
“I am uncomfortable with the idea that my dress is linked with my sexuality, or that I am inviting sexual attention based on my outward appearance,” she continues. “Most of the time if women dress up, it’s for their own gratification. Yet people perpetuate beliefs that these women are somehow forcing men to become sexually aggressive toward them. I dream of the day that we collectively honor a woman’s appearance and sexuality as her own domain.”
It has been said that our culture only approves women’s sexualization if it is non-consensual, otherwise it is deemed sluttiness. This catch-22 shames women who celebrate and enjoy their own bodies. Modern-day burlesque seeks to create a safe space for women to exist as sexual subjects; a powerful experience not only for performers but also for the audience.
“Working with these women has definitely changed me. Just being near people with the ability to command the space around them stirs a feeling of power inside me, and this is what I hope to convey to my viewers. I want them to admire the brazen confidence and beauty of my subjects, and to also feel that boldness inside themselves.”
"Taking Sexy Back" opens First Friday July 1st 6-9pm.
Lacey will participate in this Fahrenheit 451 inspired show at Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, OK.
The Fahrenheit Exhibition June, 10 & 11 2016
Keeping the burning flame of passion for creating art lit.
Celebrating our freedom to express in such bold and intimate ways. Art removes the smokescreens of inaction, conformity and distractions that obscure life experiences and interferes with the ability to think deeply and reflect about our lives.
Art is about free thought, individuality, and ideas and expression of them.
Celebration, not destruction!
Be fearless in the pursuit of art that sets your soul on Fire at The Fahrenheit Exhibition!!!
Exhibition opens Friday June 10, 2016 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm Invitation only.
Open to the public Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 10:00am – 5:00pm.
ZHOU B ART CENTER
Chicago APRIL 15, 2016
The Zhou B Art Center in Chicago is pleased to announce FREAK OUT! Chicago, an exhibition curated by Didi Menendez and Sergio Gomez.
FREAK OUT! Chicago is an exhibition of the arts expressing the boldness, liberation, individuality, coming of age and decadence of the Disco era. The works will include visual arts in various mediums and styles including poetry, video, sculpture, and performance. The exhibition will take place in the 10,000 sf second floor gallery of the Zhou B Art Center.
For this exhibition, Didi Menendez (PoetsArtists Magazine) and Sergio Gomez (Zhou B Art Center curator) will once again collaborate to bring together a careful selection of talented artists celebrating the spirit of the Disco era. Through this exhibition, curators Menendez and Gomez will bring a unique celebratory experience to Chicago.
Jaime Valero, Dirk Dzimirsky, Micahel Van Zeyl, Kip Omolade, Michelle Doll, Reuben Negron, Matthew Cherry, Nick Ward, Diego Quiros, Angela Hardy, Jennifer Moore, Nadine Robbins, Jeff Bess, Cesar Conde, Jaime Valero, Victoria Selbach, Daniel Maidman, Daena Title, Pauline Aubey, Erica Elan Ciganek, Elizabeth Claire, Geraldine Rodriguez, Suzy Smith, Jan Brandt, Sharon Pomales, Natalie Roseman, Adam Holzrichter, Mike Selbach, Debra Balchen, Lacey Lewis, Melinda Whitmore, Christopher Slaymaker, John Walker, Jeff Filipski, John Korn, Sonne Hernandez, Steven Da Luz, Patrick Earl Hammie, Debra Livingston, Francien Krieg, Adrian Cox, Dorielle Caimi, Bryce Ramming, Angela Swan, Shana Levenson, Daliah Ammar, Joyce Polance, Omalix, Martin Easley, JM Culver, Jef Tonnelli, Tanja Gant, Mary Jones Easley, Katalin Studlik
About Zhou B Art Center
The Zhou B Art Center is a private, non-government funded art center designed to facilitate the exchange of contemporary art between Chicago and the international art community. The 87,000 square feet art center offers innumerable possibilities for exploring the arts in a charismatic location and collectively form an extravagant art center fusing culture and creativity.
The Zhou B Art Center was founded in 2003 by the world renowned artists, the Zhou Brothers. It is now home to several exhibition spaces, a cafe, an art store, galleries and artist studios. It has established itself as the premier venue for internationally recognized art shows and events and continues to galvanize the South Side and the Bridgeport neighborhood as the most interesting new area for the arts in Chicago.
Event information: Exhibitions Dates: April 15 to May 14, 2016 Opening Date/Reception: Friday, April 15, 2016 Time: 7 pm to 10 pm www.zhoubartcenter.com www.poetsandartists.com
Sergio Gomez Curator/Director of Exhibitions Zhou B Art Center
Fourteen of Lacey's figurative charcoal drawings are included in this group exhibition at Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, KS. View the entire collection of works included here!
Opening Reception January 15th 2016 5-8pm
Closes February 27th 2016
406 1/2 Poyntz Avenue,
Manhattan, KS 66502
First Floor Gallery:
406 Poyntz Avenue,
Manhattan, KS 66502
Monday - Saturday
10 am - 6 pm
The Art Renewal Center, a 501C3 non-profit educational foundation dedicated to the renewal of traditional training techniques in the visual arts is pleased to present the winners and finalists of the 2014/2015 International ARC Salon Competition. There was an approximate 2,500 entries this year by over 1,050 artists. The works of contemporary realism featured in this upcoming exhibit just returned from a show hosted at the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona, Spain. While there, the ARC Salon winners were shown alongside winners from the 2015 Figurativas competition, a prestigious European representational art competition. The combining of these two shows was a historic event for the representational art movement of Post Contemporary Art, and constituted one of the largest collaborative shows on contemporary realism in the Western world. The ARC portion will hang at the Salmagundi Club from January 18th to February 4th, 2016.
ARC will be planning several lectures and educational events during the time the show will be in New York including a collaboration with the Da Vinci Initiative, whose mission is to bring skill-based techniques like those embodied by the works in the ARC Salon into K-12 classrooms. Tickets for all events are available for sale/RSVP through the ARC website. All proceeds will help fund the ARC and help to pay for the costs involved with running the show.
The Salmagundi Club is located on 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003.
Saturday, January 23, 2016 1-5pm
Come and meet many of the artists and celebrate the ARC's first live showing of the ARC International Salon Competition. Wine and soda will be available for purchase. $25
January 18 - February 4, 2016
An exhibition of original works of birds, about birds and inspired by the Hitchcock classic (though not necessarily all of the above).
Lacey will have two brand new paintings in this show.
Exhibition opens Saturday, October 24th, 2015, 10:00 - 5:00
The exhibition runs through November 24th, 2015.
Lacey's painting "Lucky DeLuxe II" will be included in "For Your Eyes Only" at Sidetracked Studios in Evanston, IL. The show features work by artistic couples and collaborators, so her painting will be shown alongside work by her pARTner Jimmie Arroyo.
July 25 – Sept. 9, 2015
Opening night Sat., July 25, 6 – 9 p.m.
707 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
The Lollipop Guild
A Lovetts Gallery miniatures exhibition featuring more than 80 artists both national and international, many whose works have never been shown in Oklahoma. This is a concept show, expect to have your mind blown. All works are 12" x 12" or smaller.
Exhibition opens Saturday, June 20th, 2015, 10:00 - 5:00
The exhibition runs through July 20th, 2015.
Lacey's painting "Lucky DeLuxe II" will be included in the Salmagundi Club of NYC's Annual Non-Members' Exhibition. The exhibit will be on view May 26 - June 5. Weekdays 1-6pm, weekends 1-5pm.
This competitive fine art exhibition includes works by painters and sculptors from all over the country. The show features both realistic and abstract sculpture ranging in subjects and mediums from animals and busts in wood and clay to figures and expressionistic forms in stone and bronze. The paintings consist of original works in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, and mixed media. The subject matter is wide and ranges from nudes and still lifes to landscapes and portraits.
This annual show allows both well-known and up-and-coming artists to exhibit their work in the Salmagundi Club's prestigious Upper Gallery. In addition, artists who participate can win cash prizes and may be eligible for possible membership at the Club.
Two of Lacey's paintings have been accepted into the Art at the Center's Annual Juried Exhibit. An opening reception will take place from 5:30-7:30 on April 3rd, and the show continues until June 14th.
Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell Ave. (119th & Lowell). Open daily: Mon.-Fri. 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.