Giving Life to the Community
Adele Louise Shaw:
Adele Louise Shaw came away from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore with a BFA and a couple of ideas.
Adele's numerous studies of work look at moments of time, vessels containing vital elements, and are inspired by invention and the nuances of logic, color, humor and myth in daily life. That includes the humor of the illogical, dimly colored logic, brightly illuminated and spirited myth-like logic, and the combination of as well as the lack of all the above, respectively.
Adele moved to San Francisco in 1989. Locally her work has been exhibited in juried shows at the Randall Museum, California Institute of Integral Studies, SF Art Council, Vorpal Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, ODC Theater, The Red Mill Gallery in Vermont- and so on, and shows with the Sunset Artists Society of which she's been a member for 5 years and is a member of the Artspan Artists Council. She was selected for the Fine Arts of San Francisco Residency Program in March 2003.
She's studied at the Studio Art Center International in Florence and the Queens College Summer Program. At the Vermont Studio Center, while working as the assistant to master printer she explored multiple plate mono printing, and embarked onto an independent study of encaustic painting. In Thailand she studied papermaking, and in Japan she's studied traditional bookbinding and abstract portraiture.
Adele is cofounder of Redhead Media, a local fine-art based collaborative effort who ardently believes in building community through the arts. They offer classes and workshops in the arts and produce a line of handmade books, as well as demonstrations and classes in encaustic painting.