Spotlight on – Tony Cade – Visual Artist – Updated 6/11

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Tony Cade:

Visual Artist

Bio: (coming soon!)

What medium(s) do you work in and why?  

Oil, acrylic, watercolors,colored pencil,sculpture. Either they’re handy at the time or it’s just what floated my boat

Is this how you make your living?

I wish.

What message(s) do you try to convey/express through your work, if any?  

Not really a message. Just like to do art.

What do you find to be the most challenging aspect of selling your work?

Getting someone to buy it.

Do you have a studio/upcoming shows where people can find your work?

No. Not really.

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Joann Goetzinger:

Visual Artist

 

Bio:

Music education was my main study in undergraduate school at Illinois Wesleyan. I studied vocal performance at the American Conservatory of Music and taught voice at Illinois Wesleyan and Illinois State for some time. I worked also at the library at Illinois State.

I became interested in the visual arts, studied at Illinois State and received an MFA in art there in 1988. Since then I have been working in metal working, sculpture and painting. My interests are many. Cooking and gardening are my favorite hobbies.

My jobs have been an interesting variety also. I have worked in a canning factory as a corn taster, as a waitress, in a factory making washing machine coils, working in a music store and a store selling cooking supplies, in a bookstore as an order clerk, working in a laundry, working as a nanny and cook, teaching voice, piano, choral music and metal working. I also sang two years with the Norman Luboff touring choir. In April 2008, Martha Burk and I started Main Gallery 404 in downtown Bloomington and owned it until 2013.

Needless to say, I am never bored.

What medium(s) do you work in and why?  

I work in painting with both oil and acrylic paint because the expression of color, along with shape and line, is primary to my work. In addition, I utilize wood and metal to construct a painting.

Is this how you make your living?  

No, I am retired from Illinois State University and now work in art full time, but do not necessarily make a living from it.

What message(s) do you try to convey/express through your work, if any?  

I work with shape, color and line and the message of the resulting work is largely left to the viewer.

What do you find to be the most challenging aspect of selling your work?

Many viewers in this area want their purchased art to be recognizable subjects. My work is not meant to be any recognizable subject but is abstract in nature.

Do you have a studio/upcoming shows where people can find your work?

My studio is in downtown Bloomington Illinois at 313A North Main Street. I am open usually on W-F from 12-5 and Saturdays 9-4.   I am always open on first Fridays until 8 pm.

Anything else to add? 

The following piece is one from a series of recent works.  It is called “Silver Threads”. Painted in acrylic and oil on wood.   Size is 24” x 18”.

 

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