Cheryl McClure

To make my paintings I have come to the realization that I use what I call the ‘Three I’s” of INFLUENCES, INTUITION. and INTENT.
If I only used influences, I would consider my work not much more than a copy or totally derivative of someone else’s work.
If I only used intuition, I would wonder (and rightly so) if I would have a consistency of quality and meaning in my work.
If I used only intent, I would more than likely be disappointed because my imagined intent is always elusive. I get more than I imagined by not setting too many rules about how to get there.
Using all of these factors, I can use knowledge of formal issues that come from viewing a lot of art and being in the studio making art all of the time. Using that knowledge to intuitively know what is the right relationship of color, mark, space, etc. is the intent. Intention is needed to direct you to explore the former two. Intention also demands you delve more into your own reasons for making art.

Artist Statement on Annotation Series:

 Last year I was reading a book that made me stop and think about how all of us, no matter our occupation, education, or place of residence look at everything from an individual viewpoint.
This led to this series titled, Annotation. I took note many days/weeks about small, common things around me. Sometimes it was only an impression of a shape or a color. Those influences came out visually in paintings with this series.


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Selected Exhibitions/Awards

2013 SEVEN, International Encaustic Conference , Provincetown, MA, Shawn Hill, juror

RED, A Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Texas Women with Brushes, Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, TX (2 person)
Mississippi Art Colony Travel Show, David Kapp juror; Best Use of Red Award
Texas Rugged and Shiny, Luminarte Gallery, Dallas, TX

 

2012 EncaustiCon 2012, Gallery Nord, San Antonio, TX , Paula Berg Owen, juror
WAX: Contemporary Art Works, Pajaro ValleyArts Council, Watsonville, CA
Wise Earth: Land and Art, Denton, TX, curator, Katy Crocker
Continuum 2012, VamArt, Inc, Metuchen, NJ

 

2011 Hunting Art Prize Finalist
One Foot of Wax, North Lake Gallery, North Lake Community College, Irving, TX

Mississippi Art Colony Spring Travel Show, Sheri Fleck Rieth, juror ,Guild Hardy Architects Purchase Prize

Paintings, DCL, Tyler, TX

 

2010 Fusion, PFAMily Arts Gallery, Plano, TX

Melting Point, Arts Centre of Plano, Plano, TX

*Influenced by the Land, Encaustic Center, Richardson, TX

Hive, Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX

 

2009 Uncommon Composites, Cerulean Gallery, Dallas, TX

Meltdown, Art Hotel Gallery, Dallas, TX

Global Swarming, TX Discovery Gardens Gallery, Dallas, TX
Encaustic Methods, Tarrant County Community College, Arlington, TX

The Alchemy of Encaustic, Ann Dean Turk Gallery, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX

 

2008 Coming Home, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, TX
Some Like It Hot, Bath House Cultural Art Center, Dallas, TX
Texas Artists Museum, Port Arthur, TX, Firehouse Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

 

2007 Landscapes, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, TX

Little Pieces of Land (solo), Joyous Lake Gallery, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ

Mississippi Art Colony Travel Show, Meridian Art Museum, Meridian, MS

East – West, Meeting in the Middle, Hilligoss Galleries, Chicago, IL

 

2006 Artist Residency, Centre d’Art Contemporain (Cat’Art)

Sainte Colombe sur l’Hers, France

Mixed Media Invitational, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, TX

 

2005 Dance with the Imagination, 3 artists,West End Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

Southwestern Water Society Signature Members Show, Irving Art Center, Irving, TX, Marcie Inman juror of awards, Honorable Mention

2004 *Places, Remembered and ImaginedRonald Miller Gallery, Meridian Community College, Meridian, MS
Texas Visual Arts Association Citation Show, Kenneth Craighead, juror

Art du Quai International Plein Air Show, Esperaza, France

2003

43rd Annual Invitational, Longview Museum of Fine Art, Longview, TX; juror, Suzanne Weaver, Assoc. Curator of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum of Art
Illuminations, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY


2002 *New Paintings, Nordys Gallery, Birmingham, AL

Inspired By The Land, Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA

Images Within, Art Merge Gallery, Dallas, TX
Peaceful Insights, Art Merge Gallery, Dallas, TX National Association of Women Artists Exhibit,Jemison-Carnegie Museum, Talladega, ALMississippi

1999 National Association of Women Artist’s 110th Annual Exhibit, New York, NY

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies 24thAnnual Exhibit,  San Diego, CA, juror, Timothy J. Clark

 

1997 Western Federation of Watercolor Societies 22nd Annual Juried Show,

Tucson Art Museum, Tucson, AZ; juror, Jim Kosvanec NWS, KWS

San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition 1997, San Diego, CA; juror, Edward Betts, NA, AWS

Richardson Civic Art Society 31st Annual Regional Juried Art Show;

juror, Rob Erdle, Associate Professor, North Texas State University, Denton, TX

Twenty-three Recent Paintings, Artists’ Loft Gallery, Galveston Texas

 

1996 *Interpretations…Observed and Imagined,Upper Level Artist’s Gallery,

Longview, TX


Multi-Media Invitational, Gallery One Eleven, Tyler, TX

1995 CelebrationalLongview Art Museum, Longview, TX; curator, M. Shannon

Gilliland

Multi-Media Juried Art ShowCooperative of Women Artists, Huntsville, TX;

juror, Deborah N. Ainslie-Ellington, Art Dept. Chair, North Harris College


*More PaintingsUpper Level Artist’s Gallery, Longview, TX

1993 & 1997 The Creative WomanNational League of American Pen Women-Dallas

Branch annual exhibition, 2nd place awards in both exhibits

*Abstractions, Upper Level Artist’s Gallery, Longview, TX

*Paintings, Upper Level Artist’s Gallery, Longview, TX

*Solo exhibits

Selected Collections

Longview Museum of Fine Art, Permanent Collection, Longview, TX

Brandywine Realty Group, Austin, TX

Terrebonne General Medical Center, Houma, LA

F. A. Richards Associates (FARA) collection, Mandeville, LA

DeLoitte Consulting, Dallas, TX

Lane-Bryant, Garland, TX

Kollman-Westerheim, Dallas, TX
CBC Cadence Bancorp, LLC, Houston, TXGuild Hardy Architects, Biloxi MS
May Company, Foley’s division, Houston, TX, The Woodlands TX , Willowbrook, Houston, TX Beaumont, TX, Baton Rouge, LA, Lafayette, LA, Lake Charles, LA, Denton, TX El Paso, TX, McAllen, TX , San Antonio, TX
Byrd & Associates, Jackson, MS
Alliance Capital Management, New York, NY
Meridian Community College, Meridian, MS
Invesco, Houston, TX
Dr. Cynthia A. McClure, Kerens & Dallas, TX
Dr. John C. Herndon III, Dallas, TX
Mr. Ed Spatz, Dallas, TX
Theodore Worozbyt, Montgomery, AL
Dr. John C. Herndon, Dallas, TX
Jun Yamada Seba (Nujabes), Tokyo, Japan(Japanese hip-hop artist)

Publications

2013 Encaustic Art (World of Art), Jennifer Margell, interview, many images
2012 Journeys to Abstraction, Sue St. John

2011 Piney Woods Live Magazine, April issue, interview
New Creative Collage Techniques, Nita Leland, cover and two pages
Cheryl McClure, Six Miles Out of Overton, TX,Lynette Haggard blog interview

2010 A Walk Into Abstracts, How Did They Do That?, Sue St. John

2008 Confident Color, an Artist’s Guide to Harmony, Contrast, and Unity, Nita Leland, cover art

2007 The Dauber Wings, Theodore Worozbyt, cover art
2007 Gacela of Narcissus City, J. P. Dancing Bear, cover art
Hydeout Productions, 2nd Collection, CD cover art

2006 The New Creative Artist, Nita Leland, cover art

A Unified Theory of Light, Theodore Worozbyt, cover art

2005 National Poetry Review, Summer, 2005, cover art

2002 Depository Trust & Clearinghouse Corp. Annual Review (all interior art)

2001 International Artist Magazine, August-September issue, USA Master Showcase,

painting featured, pg. 24

Studio Notes, Journal for working artists, June-August issue, marketing article

2000 Sabine Magazine, spring 2000 issue; on line cultural magazine, featured artist

Watercolor Magic, autumn issue; Take Control of your Palette by Nita Leland, painting featured pg. 65

 

Education

1986-present Studied with many nationally and regionally known artist instructors

Intensive Studies Seminar ’97 & 98

Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Centre d'art Contemporain, Sainte Colombe sur l'Hers, France, artist residency

My self-guided education is ongoing through the discipline of painting, reading, visiting exhibits in galleries and museums and generally exploring and experimenting with my work.


Memberships/Affiliations

Currently represented by:

Cerulean Gallery, Amarillo, TX

Gallery Mack, Art Connections, Seattle, WA
Fischer Galleries, Jackson, MS
Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, TX
Richland Fine Art, Nashville, TN