If you’re in the Chicago area this weekend – one and all are invited to attend the opening of the Fifth Annual Maleficium Exhibition held at the Kosar Gallery. The exhibition was founded by J. Anthony Kosar, Sculptor, Teacher and winner of the fourth season of FaceOff, the special effects competition television show.
MALEFICIUM : DARK ART EXHIBITION
Openign & Artist Reception:
Saturday November 14th, 2015
3pm to 10pm
Kosart Studios & Gallery
760 Burr Oak Drive,
Westmont, IL 60559
The show includes over 60 artists, including many Muddycolors members. Check out the entire list HERE.
At the Exhibition Opening and Artist Reception on November 15th, they will he holding a raffle, featuring prizes ranging from signed prints, books, comics, masks, figurines, and other great prizes donated by the artists!!
All proceeds from this raffle will go to Little Friends, a non-profit organization serving children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities, Last year they raised $1,500 for Little Friends, and hope to raise even more this year!
“A Terror”, by John Jude Palencar. Acrylic on board.
“Macbeth”, by John Jude Palencar. Acrylic on board.
“Barad-dur and the Lord of the Nazgul”, by Donato. 16×20 in. Pencil and Chalk on Paper.
“Coral Demon”, By Dave Palumbo. 12×15, oil on board
“Jack The Ripper”, By Dave Palumbo. 18×24, oil on panel
For more info, including a complete gallery of the work included in the show, visit:
John Jude Palencar is a rarity among modern artists, mixing meticulous technique reminiscent of the old masters with a soaring, darkly surreal imagination. There are touches of Bosch and Da Vinci in his visual allegories of netherworld landscapes and doomed characters.
For more than twenty-five years, he has created book covers and received honors for his contributions to the field of illustration including Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators, two Gold Book Awards from Spectrum, and four Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA). Most recently John was presented the award for “Artistic Achievement” by ASFA at the World Fantasy Convention held in Yokohama, Japan.
His work has appeared on hundreds of book covers in over thirty countries for authors such as H. P. Lovecraft, Ursula LeGuin, Marion Zimmer Bradley, P.D. James, Charles deLint, David Brin and Stephen King. Recently, his cover paintings for Eragon and Eldest, by Christopher Paolini, have appeared on the New York Times Children’s Best Seller List. (Paolini named Eragon’s birthplace “Palancar Valley” after John.)
Time, Smithsonian, and National Geographic Magazine, and the Philadelphia Opera have employed his illustrative talents for their publications and productions. Palencar has also worked on entertainment projects for Lucas Arts, Paramount Pictures and Vivendi Universal.
He enjoys an on-going artist-in-residence program in County Kerry, Ireland, where his personal paintings were included in a special exhibit entitled, “Images of Ireland” held at the National Museum in Dublin.
He continues to create new work and has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions. Occasionally John is invited to lecture and serve as an artist-in-residence at colleges and universities across the country.
He resides in northeastern Ohio with his wife, Lee, and two sons, Ian and Kit.