Thursday, April 2, 2015

Spotlight on Guild Artist Anda Chance, a Big Impression!

March's theme at the guild is Big Impressions, with that being said lets talk about, Anda Chance. A powerful artist is a tiny frame, she will leave you with a huge impression. She does work in most art mediums but her watercolors and color pencil work are meticulously amazing. Her eclectic subject choices also capture your attention and are far from the norm.  You can see her work in many places include the Artisan's Guild Gallery, Lake City's Gateway Coop Gallery and various shows and exhibits around the state. She is also a major contributor to The Colored Pencil Society of America, Chapter 113, in Lake City, Fl.  Read about her bio on our website The Artisans' Guild Gallery.

Recently the Colored Pencil Society of America Chapter 113 held their annual show, "It's Colored Pencil!" at the City Arts Factory in Orlando, Florida.  There were 78 pieces of art representing 30 artists.   The show features the medium of colored pencil and represent a wide variety of ways that this medium is used to create art.  There were 7 awards, Anda's piece, Potters Field Station, was awarded 3rd place.  The show will be open until April 10.  Contact information for the City Arts Factory is

Potters Field Station

Anda's newest exhibit is local and you can check it out at Falcon Financial Management, Inc. just northeast of the Thornebrook Shopping area, located at 2641 NW 41st St., #B, Gainesville.

Anda describes her show as, " six dated pieces are from two opposite ideas that have been an ongoing interest of mine. The abstract structural designs are composite window frame images. The window structure provides a defined space to hold images found within frames. They are concrete but also abstract, recognizable but incomplete."
Each figure is as it appeared in old photos minus a background, keeping the focus on the pose and costume. The six images represent different ages and family grouping. The dates are specific to the original photo and combined with the image, the place the viewer in the time period.
The show opens up April 5, with an art reception May 8. Check out her amazing work at the show or everyday at the Guild!



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