• From: Indiana’s Kosciuskso County
  • Title: Artistic Evening Features Works of Sandy Maudlin on July 5, 2012
  • Press Release: Immediate Release

Syracuse, Indiana – Chautauqua-Wawasee is proud to present four exciting Artistic evenings featuring popular artists. The first session highlights the painting world of Indiana Artist, Sandy Maudlin and will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2012 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Syracuse Community Center, 1013 North Long Drive, Syracuse, Indiana.

Years ago, Sandy Maudlin quit her ‘day’ job to pursue her love for art. Now a full time professional artist, she loves to explore the varied possibilities of what paint can do and how she can best express what she’s wanting to say. You’ll find her continually pushing forward to discover the next surprise that being an artist will deliver. The chase of finding the next painting and the process of doing it is as important as the final outcome is to Sandy. Most recently she’s been perfecting her own special batik process by painting on Yupo using Fluid Acrylics, and she admits that she’s very partial to this new combination of paper and paint. Sandy also really enjoys sharing her knowledge with other artists through teaching via workshops or in her home studio located near Cincinnati. In early fall, she will be instructing a ten day workshop in rural France about her batik process. She will also be the workshop instructor in Goshen, Indiana this September and was recently featured in a special issue of the French magazine, Pratique de Artes. Sandy holds a degree in Art Education from Indiana University, with an area major in Fine Art and has been teaching workshops and classes for more than two decades. Her workshops focus on experimentation and creativity and are loaded with concise directions and plenty of individual help.

Sandy has been awarded numerous Best of Shows, including the Gold Medal at the 2006 Ohio Watercolor Society Show as well as the Watercolor Society of Indiana’s Best of Show in 2008 and holds signature membership in both OWS and WSI. She’s a member of the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society and served as its president for three years. Her hope is that artists in her workshops will not only learn wonderful, new techniques as they create beautiful masterpieces, but will also be inspired and motivated to explore all the possibilities they can discover about making good art. It’s such an incredible journey! Her paintings can be seen at http://sandymaudlin.blogspot.com/ with new work added frequently. Marlies Selent-West, with Chautauqua-Wawasee stated that “Sandy Maudlin is an extremely talented artist whose works seem to come alive and leaves you breathless. I hope that many people take advantage of this opportunity to see her work.” Artistic evenings will continue on Thursdays in July, each with an incredible artist. On July 12, 2012 don’t miss Douglas David (his work can be “previewed” at http://www.douglasdavid.com/. July 19th presents Lawrence Rudolech, the painter of “Lake Worshipers” which was painted during boat-in worship on Lake Wawasee. Last, but not least, on July 26th, Douglas Grant will converse about his pottery and his new book. Chautauqua-Wawasee is a non-for profit organization truly dedicated to our community by providing quality program utilizing the four pillars of the Chautauqua Institution which consist of Arts, Education, Religion and Recreation. For more information on Artistic Evenings or Chautauqua-Wawasee, please contact Marlies Selent-West at 574-518-1094.