Delaware Valley Art League
Monthly Meetings and Workshops
March 20, 2024 (Wednesday)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
March 26, 2024 (Tuesday)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Artist: Monique Sarkessian - Mixed Media
Monique Sarkessian Biography:
Monique Sarkessian is from Malvern, PA who creates vibrant oil and encaustic wax paintings, salvaged and ceramic sculpture that bring healing joy found in the revelation of the presence of God around us. She’s been selling her work professionally for almost 40 years.
Monique earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and since then has widely exhibited across the country including 2 museums. One of her most recent exhibitions was a solo exhibition at Villanova University Art Gallery.
Some of her recent awards include the Great Art award at Galerie Metanöia in Paris, France, Honorable Mention for the “In Person” exhibition at Community Arts Center, Wallingford, “Baddest Mutha” and “Most Colorful“ awards in the Phoenixville Plein Air Competition, Rosemary and Co. Award in the Farm to Table competition 2018, second place for painting out of 84 painters in the inaugural Plein Air Brandywine Valley Art Competition, 3rd place in Plein Air Brandywine Valley 3, Quick Draw competition winner in Bucks County Plein Air 2017 as well as awards by Artist’s Equity, juried shows at Harcum College, Montgomery County Community College, Longwood Gardens Plein Air competition, Main Line Art Center and Chester County Art Association.
Recent Exhibitions: Galerie Metanöia, Paris, Gallery 222, Villanova University, Harcum College, Gallery on Park, Leonard Nelson Gallery , Bethlehem House Gallery and Exhibit B Gallery.
Her work has been digitally featured in Art Up Close shown at Art Basel, Miami Monaco, Art Expo NY, Spectrum Miami, Architectural Digest fairs and in publications Art in America Guide 2016-18 and Art Up Close World Edition 2015-17.
You can browse her works and current list of exhibitions and sign up for her newsletter by visiting www.MoniqueSarkessianArt.com
Artist's Demo and Presentation:
Come watch Monique Sarkessian, multi mixed media artist, do a lively and transformative art demonstration. She loves to use many different art media to push artworks to new heights. It’s also fun to rejuvenate and recycle artworks that need a new life. Artworks that never quite reached their destiny or need a new approach. She’ll be demonstrating with oils, acrylic inks, collage, spray paint, stencils, water soluble crayon, etc. to bring fresh approaches to surpass the previous level’s approach.
Join Monique Sarkessian for a multi mixed media art transformation 1-Day Mixed Media Workshop!
In this one-day workshop you will become acquainted with art- and non-art-related materials that will help you expand your creative horizons. You will use collage with different materials, oil paints, acrylic paints, paints, watercolor crayons and pastels, papers, acrylic inks, powders, stencils, etc. to create textured surfaces that you can manipulate and mould to your desired results. This is a very creative, playful and fun workshop that will enrich your artistic vocabulary. You are encouraged to bring collage papers of your choice and any art materials you would like to incorporate into your work. You can also bring art works that you would like to rework or cut up to use to make a new work of art from it.
Bring Oil paints, and/ or acrylic paints, and whatever of these you own and want to bring:
Collage papers, scissors, watersoluble oil pastels, carand’ache, or marabu, or Stabilo, woody pencils, acrylic inks, powdered pigments such as interference powdered pigments, photos or copies you can cut. Old artwork you can cut up such as on paper or canvas. Bring appropriate brushes, odor free solvent, paper towels, scissors, stencils.
Also bring surfaces to work on: canvas, wood panels, paper, glue or modpodge
Click here for materials list (MS Word document)