Los Angeles, CA|
Oils & Acrylics|
Interview with Artist
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Ione Citrin with abstract painting
"I dream, therefore, I am"
"I create art because I must.
It is a necessary extension of my life.
It identifies and substantiates my existence.
It is my profile and my legacy.
I want to intrigue and entertain.
I want to initiate wonder and questions.
I want to communicate my thoughts, dreams and desires.
Most of all, I want to be!"
"MY ART IS NOW MY VOICE"
"When I paint, I dip my brush in my soul. Being an artist is a life force, not a career choice. Each piece represents a fragment of my life's work. I present the world artistically as I see it, as I wish to see it, and occasionally as I once saw it. You see, it is my identity. Without this expression of self, I am nothing. Through my art I give love."
Ione uses only one name but a variety of styles to soothe her wild imagination. A native of Chicago, she is a former television star and commercial voice-over artist. Now she wins awards and sells her creativity through her hands instead of through her larynx. Her art is as original as she is - bold, colorful and highly decorative.
Ione's art has shown nationally since 1998 when, after years of world travel, a successful television, radio, theatre and film career in the performing arts, she decided to focus her richly diverse talents on the visual arts.
Ione is an avant garde artist whose artistic expression takes fantastic shape through her diverse oil and watercolor paintings, bronze sculptures, found object collages and mixed media assemblages. Her contemporary paintings and sculptures range from abstract to realistic to impressionistic - all visionary interpretations from her imaginative soul.
Ione's artistic expression, creativity, and passion for communication have resulted in numerous awards for her painting, sculpture, mixed media, and assemblage. Her work has also been featured in several important publications. Ione maintains an extensive exhibition schedule in juried, non-juried, and invitational arts venues.
AWARDS AND KUDOS
2012 "Artist of the Month" - www.epiphmag.com 2012 "Special Recognition" - "14th Annual Landscape Juried Online Int'l. - www.upstreampeoplegallery.com - Juried by Laurence Bradshaw/Art Professor.
2012 "Critic's Choice" - "Summer Sizzle" Online Art Competition - Juried by Mike Pintar/Founder ArtHouse Reveal & Ryan Peters/Artist - www.arthousereveal.com
2012 "Honorable Mention" - "Color/Light/Drama" - www.leadingaartistsgallery.com - Juried by Glen Kessler/Artist
2012 "Featured Artist-June" - www.barebrush.com
2012 Special Recognition - "Nature" Art Competition - Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery/www.lightspacetime.com - Juried by John Math/Art Prof.
2012 2ND Place - "Impressionism" Online Art Competition - www.leadingartistsgallery.com Juried by Rebecca Smith/Gallery Director AND Martha Spak/Founder of Leading Artists Gallery.
2012 Honorable Mention - "Impressionism" - Online Art Competition www.leadingartistsgallery.com. Juried by Rebecca Smith/Gallery Director.
2012 Special Recognition - "14th Annual Judeo-Christian Juried Online Int'l. Exhibition" - Juried by Laurence Bradshaw/Art Professor.
2012 Finalist - "Womanifesto" - Juried by Victoria Bennett/curator - www.ArtsceneToday.com
2012 Special Recognition - Upstream People Gallery - "14th Annual Faces Juried Online Int'l." Juried by Laurence Bradshaw/Prof. of Art www.upstreampeoplegallery.com.
2012 Special Recognition - "Cityscapes" - Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery www.lightspacetime.com - Juried by John R. Math/Art Prof.
2012 "Best of the Rest" - Online Art Competition - www.barebrush.com Juried by Ilene L. Skeen/Artist
2012 Honorable Mention - "Int'l. Anniversary Art Contest" - www.myartcontest.com
2012 4TH Place and two Honorable Mentions - "Botanicals" - www.LeadingArtistsGallery.com - Juried by Neena Birch/Artist.
2012 Special Recognition - Mixed Media Category - Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery - www.lightspacetime.com - Juried by John R. Math/Art Prof.
2012 Honorable Mention - Artist Portfolio Magazine/Issue 6 http://issuu.com/artistportfoliomagazine. also http://myartcontest.com
2012 Finalist "Joy to the World" - ArtSceneToday.com - Juried by Maria Kleinman/curator-artist.
2012 Most Voted For - "Work of the New Year - GuestsGallery.com
2012 Honorable Mention - "Cityscapes" - LeadingArtistGallery.com online competition - Juried by Lida Stifel/Artist.
2012 Finalist - "Joy To The World" - ArtSceneToday.com
2012 Special Recognition - "Seascapes" - LightSpaceTime.com
2012/13 December/January - Unitarian Church of Long Beach - Long Beach, CA
2012 December - Metro Art Gallery - Pomona, CA
2012 June/July - Fontana Senior Center - Fontana, CA
2012 April - Steelworkers Auditorium - Fontanta, CA
2012 March-May - ArcLight Cinemas - Hollywood, CA
2012 January/March - ArcLight Cinemas - Pasadena, CA
2012 January - Madrid Theatre - Canoga Park, CA
2012-2013 - American Airlines Admirals Club - Premium Lounge - Miami International - Miami, FL
2012 December - Red Dot Art Expo - Miami, FL
2012 October - "Celebration of the Arts" - Art Expo - Lake Placid, NY
2012 September - Affordable Art Expo
2012 September - "Pop Up Show" - The Market @ Roger Smith Hotel, NY, NY
2012 August/Sept. - St. Johns Art Wall Project - http://www.stjonsartwal.com/share.Php?id=357
2012 August - Dec. - Baltimore, MD Office of Promotion and the Arts - Baltimore Light Pole Banner Program - www.brittenbanners.com
2012 July - Dragster Expo - Long Beach, CA
2012 July - Art Market/Hamptons
2012 June/July - Home page of St. johns Art Wall Project - stjohnsartwall.com/ stjohnsartwall.com/share.php?id=826
2012 June/July - Councilmember Mitchell Englander "Call For Artwork" - Community Center/Chatsworth, CA
2012 June/July - "Classic Scenes In Black & White - Gallery Expo -Long Beach, CA
2012 May - Red Dot/NY, NY
2012 April/May - "Earthly Treasures" - Gallery Expo - Long Beach, CA
2012 April/May - http://www.stjohnsartwall.com/share.php?id+351 http://www.stjohnsartwall.com/share.php?id+362
2012 April - "Jordan Winery 4 On 4" - Hadid Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012 April - Art Expo/Chicago
2012 April - Toronto Affordable Art Expo - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2012 March/April - Malibu Art Assn. - "Enchanted Spaces" - Schomberg Gallery - Santa Monica, CA
2012 March - "Art of All Ages" - Comprehensive Child Development - Los Angeles, CA
2012 March - ArtExpo - NY, NY
2012 March - Red Dot - Miami, FL
2012 March - Westfield Topanga Art Walk - Topanga, CA
2012 Feb. Palm Beach Contemporary - Palm Beach, FL
2012 Feb. - Naples International- Naples, FL
2012 Feb. - Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL
2012 Feb. - Valentine's Day Show - "Malibu Beauty" - Malibu Art Assn. - Malibu Lumber Yard - Malibu, CA
2012 Jan/Feb - "Work of the New Year" - www.GuestsGallery.com
2012 Jan/Feb."Black & White" - Santa Clarita City Hall Art Gallery - Santa Clarita, CA
2012-2013 Jan.to Jan. 2013 - American Airlines - Premium Lounge - Miami International - Miami, FL
SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2012 October - "41st Brand Works On Paper" - Juried by Bonese Collins Turner/Artist - Burbank, CA
2012 Aug/Sept. - "Freedom" - Linus Gallery - On Line and Physical Gallery - Juried by Linnea Lenkus/Gallery Owner - www.linusgallery.com - Pasadena, CA
2012 Aug/Sept. "Edges & Curves - Close Your Eyes" Juried by Haggus Society - Los Angeles, CA
2012 Aug/Sept. - "Lines, Marks, Graffiti", Juried by Gregorio Luke/Artist - Long Beach Arts - Long Beach, CA
2012 Aug/Sept. - "Night Of A Hundred Angels" - Juried by Cat Griest/Gallery Owner - Whelan Galleries - La Jolla, CA
2012 Aug/Sept. - "Athenaeum - 21st Annual Juried Exhibition - Juried by Ben Strauss - Malcolm, Director Quint Gallery and Jill Dawsey Assoc. Curator/Moca - San Diego, CA & La Jolla, CA
2012 July - "Botanicals" - Online Show - Linus Gallery - Juried by Linnea Lenkus/Gallery Owner - www.linusgallery.com
2012 June - "Nudes of the Month" www.barebrush.com - Juried by Charles Yoder/Artist/Teacher/Chairman of the Salmagundi Club. Selected from 820 Artworks-103 artists Worldwide
2012 June - "Sunset To Dawn" - Ventura County Arts Council- Juried by The Art Committee of the Ventura County Arts Council - Ventura, CA
2012 May/June - "Be Still Life" Online Show - Linus Gallery - Juried by Linnea Lenkus/Gallery Owner - www.linusgallery.com
2012 May/June - "Food For Thought" Online show juried by Linnea Lenkus/Gallery Owner- www.linusgallery.com
2012 June - Valley Art Guild "Summer Exhibition" - Montrose, CA. Juried by Gerald Brommer/Artist.
2012 May/August - "Life Forms" - www.caladangallery.com - Juried by Marjorie Kaye/Director Caladan Gallery
2012 May - National Orange Show All-California - Juried by Dr. H. Arthur Hoverland/Art critic and Bill Marquez/Artist
2012 May - "2012 Int'l. Art Show - Realism" - Juried by by a vote from all other Artists/gallery directors/visiting people at the gallery and Guests' Gallery Artist's Committee. www.guestsgallery.com
2012 May - "14th Annual Contemporary Art Juried Online Int'l. Art Exhibition" - www.upstreampeoplegallery.com. Juried by Laurence Bradshaw/Prof. of Art
2012 May/July - "Still Point IV" - www.stillpoint.com - Juried by Christine Cote/Gallery Owner/Director
2012 April/May - "Thank You For Creating"- T4C - Brit Week - First National Bank - Juried by Adam Gross/Clara Ennis/Peter Mays and the Public.
2012 April/May - "Abstracts" - Linus Gallery On-Line Exhibition - Juried by Linnea Lenkus/Gallery Owner- www.linusgallery.com
2012 April/May - "Hyper-Real" - www.caladangallery.com - Juried by Marjorie Kaye, Gallery Director.
2012 April/May - "Next To Nature" - Long Beach Arts - Juried by Philip Pregill/Prof. of Landscape Architecture/California State Polytechnic Univ.
2012 March/April - "14th Annual Judeo-Christian Juried Online Int'l." - Juried by Laurence Bradshaw/Prof. of Art.-www.upstreampeoplegallery.com
2012 March/April - "Landscapes" - Linus Gallery-Pasadena, CA. - Juried by Linnea Lenkus/Gallery Owner
2012 March/April - "Westlake Village Art Guild Annual Open Juried Show" - Juried by Thomas Howell/Retired Prof of Art History and Art Dept. Chairman @Porterville Community College, Dona Geib/Artist, Junn Roca/Artist, Dan Schultz/Artist
2012 March/April - The Valley Artists Guild - "2012 Gold Medal Exhibition at Venice Arts Gallery - Juried by Mark Wood/Artist.
2012 Nudes of the Month" - Online Art Competition - www.barebrush.com - Juried by Ilene L. Skeen/Artist
2012 March - "Isolation" - www.caladangallery.com - Juried by Marjorie Kaye/Dir.
2012 March/Feb. 2013- "14th Annual Faces Online Int'l." - www.upstreampeoplegallery.com - Juried by Lawrence Bradshaw/Professor of Art.
2012 March/April - Spring Show - Schomberg Gallery, Juried by Susan Schomberg/ Gallery Owner - Santa Monica, CA
2012 March/April - "Green" - Linus Gallery - Juried by Linnea Lenkus/Gallery Owner - Pasadena, CA
2012 March - "8th Int'l. Women's Exhibition - Juried by Graceila Nardi/Museum Director - Latino Art Museum - Pomona, CA
2012 Feb/March/April/May - "The Spirit of Place - The Spirit of Home" - www.stillpointartgallery.com - Juried by Christine Cote/Gallery Dir.
2012 Feb/March - "I Am In Love" - Juried by Jill Finstein/Director - Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Michael Kate Interiors - Santa Barbara, CA
2012 February - "Creatures: Swim, Crawl, Fly" - Caladan Gallery, Juried by Marjorie Kaye/Director.
2012 February-January 2013 - "13the Annual Realism Online Int'l." - Juried by Larry Bradshaw/Curator/Prof. of Art- www.upstreampeoplegallery.com
2012 Feb/March - "Beauty" - Linus Art Gallery - Juried by Linnea Lenkus/Gallery Owner- Pasadena, CA
2012 February - "87th Annual Exhibition" - Pasadena Society of Artists - Juried by Meher McArthur/Freelance Asian art curator/author/educator.
2012 January to December 2012 - "14th Annual All Media Online Int'l." - Juried by Laurence Bradshaw/Professor of Art.
2013 Warscapes.com - "The Magazine - Warscapes" April Cover.
2012 "Summer Art & Literary Showcase: Inspired by Joy" - Summer 2012 "Stone Voices Magazine" - www.stonevoices.com
2012 "Epiphany" - On Line Publication - Artist Showcase - www.epiphmag.com
2012 "Contemporary Painters" by Danijela Kracun & Charles McFadden - Published by Schiffer Books.
2012 "Best of Artists Presents: Worldwide Abstract & Mixed Media Volume II"
2012 "Eyes On: Abstracts & Eyes On: Landscapes" - Blaze Hill Press
2012 "Joy Interrupted: An Anthology on Motherhood and Loss" - by Melissa Miles McCarter - Published by Fat Daddy's Farm.
2012 "The Art & Artisans of California - Southern California" - Whitehall Publishing
2012 "Living Artist of Today: Contemporary Art Int'l. Vol. 1 - Publisher - www.artand beyond publications.com
2012 "Studio Visit" - Spring 2012
Artisan Works, Rochester, NY
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