Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Arts and National Mental Health Awareness

In honor of National Mental Health Awareness Month I'd like to repost video of a performance titled "Integration" by Performance Art Company, MARTEN EVERGREEN (which is Lukas Evergreen and myself) performed live at the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) fundraiser in Boise on May 9, 2015 at the Boise State University SPEC. It was an honor to create this piece specifically for NAMI and to perform it live and every time I rewatch the video I'm reminded of the wonderful work they do advocating for those who live with mental illness and for those are their loved ones. 


"Integration"
performance art piece by
MARTEN EVERGREEN
music by The Irrepressibles

artist statement:
The journey of an individual coming to terms with what's within. 
Discovery. Struggle. Acceptance. Embrace.
This is the dance. 

piece summary:
There is full video below of the performance. 
The music really helped us as a guide for this piece. 
Lisa represents the individual going through the process of discovering who they are. Lukas represents the struggles of life (whether that be mental illness, disorder, addiction, hardships. relational, emotional, spiritual, physical. other's initiated or self initiated.) The individual can experience isolation within the struggle. Whatever life brings or throws (from within, from others) whether good or bad, the individual is forced to deal with/handle it only out of what they are capable. At one point Lisa reaches out and together with Lukas they dance with the paint (representing the individual coming to acceptance of themselves and allowing what life is to integrate with them, becoming more of who they are, accepting who they are, and being who they were meant to be.) We really desired this piece to be able to speak to not only those who struggle with mental illness...but to all of us who live and breathe. For we all have our own journeys within. Integration is accomplished when we allow the struggles we face to guide us to who we were meant to be. 

Thank you again to NAMI for asking Marten Evergreen to be a part of such a wonderful event. We have been honored to come along side you to help raise funds for all you do. And thank you Jessie Nilo for filming our performance.  

FULL VIDEO OF OUR LIVE PERFORMANCE:   




Marten Evergreen at NAMI

Tonight's showing at NAMI was absolutely stunning. Enjoy this video of Marten Evergreen's performance!
Posted by Jessie Nilo on Saturday, May 9, 2015

Monday, April 17, 2017

I'm running another ORDER for revelatorART T-shirts and Tank Tops FOR SALE


revelatorART Merchandise
FOR SALE



The merchandise available here on this page are high quality clothing purchased in the US and printed with my logo utilizing a local Idaho screen printer, Elevated Apparel-Strand LLC

The profit I make on any orders of this merchandise goes to help towards the costs of my Traveling Artist  art ministry-missions trips  around the world (which can include the purchase of art supplies that I take with me to utilize and give away on the trips). 

With each purchase of this merchandise, I invite you to be a part of the creative conversation that is taking place around the world.

For more info about those trips go to my traveling blog site: 




HOW TO ORDER

This is PRE-ORDER/PRE-PAY
If you are wanting to purchase...
Contact me through email: revelatorart@yahoo.com
I don't have an on-line payment option for you 
(I accept cash or check).

I'm all about the personal relationship touch of business. So I prefer to do things a bit different than what may be more "on-line convenient" these days. 

This merchandise is meant to help support the relationship building travels I take around the world.

For customers inside the local Boise, Idaho area we can set up times/places for transactions (or we can also work through the mail system and shipping, which then there will be a $5.00 shipping charge added to your order.)

For customers in the US but outside of the local Boise, Idaho area there will be a $5.00 shipping charge added to your order. 

I apologize, at the moment I'm not shipping to customers outside of the US.

ALL ORDERS AND MONEY MUST BE INTO ME BY WEDNESDAY MAY 31, 2017.



TANKS AND T-SHIRTS






American Apparel Unisex Tank
Color: Triblend Coffee 
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
Cost: $20.00 + 6% Idaho sales tax
(recommend women order 1 size smaller than they usually wear)







Bella+Canvas Unisex TShirt
Color: Triblend Brown 
Only Available in Sizes: XS, S, M                        
Cost: $20.00 + 6% Idaho sales tax
(recommend women order 1 size smaller than they usually wear)






Bella+Canvas Unisex TShirt
Color: Triblend Charcoal 
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Cost: $20.00 + 6% Idaho sales tax
(recommend women order 1 size smaller than they usually wear)











*NO HOODIES AVAILABLE ON THIS ORDER.                        



Friday, March 31, 2017


Hey there friends!

I get the wonderful honor of being a featured artist (along with several other stellar local artists) in:

ART PROJECT BOISE's
April Art Show
"Illumination"
at The Owyhee
(1109 Main St. Boise, ID 83702)

Opening Reception is:
FIRST THURSDAY
April 6 from 5pm-8pm

The show will be up for the month of April.
Perhaps I'll see you this First Thursday at the Opening Reception. 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

New Paintings and Prints Available

I have some new paintings available for sale and for print orders. 

Listen
c.2017 Lisa Marten
24x30 mixed media on canvas.
Original $636. Prints Available for Order. 

Trust
c. 2017 Lisa Marten
16x20 mixed media on canvas.
Original SOLD. Prints Available for Order.

Follow
c. 2017 Lisa Marten
18x24 mixed media on canvas.
Original $424. Prints Available for Order.

Without Walls
c. 2017 Lisa Marten
18x24 mixed media on canvas.
Original $424. Prints Available for Order.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

New Paintings and Prints Available

Yes, this winter continues to be a creatively prolific season for me.

Luminous Extension
24x30 mixed media on canvas
c. 2017 Lisa Marten
Original $636. Prints Available.

Redemptive Beauty
24x30 mixed media on canvas.
c. 2017 Lisa Marten
Original $636. Prints Available.

See
24x30 mixed media on canvas.
c. 2017 Lisa Marten
Original $636. Prints Available. 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

New Paintings For Sale and For Print

This winter has been a long one and I've been able to spend a lot of time painting in my studio. As a result I have some new paintings available for sale and for print.

Collaboration Convergence
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
24x30 mixed media on canvas
Original For Sale $636. Prints Available for Order.

Dive Deep
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
24x30 mixed media on canvas
Original For Sale $636. Prints Available for Order.

Get Up And Walk
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
24x30 mixed media on canvas
Original For Sale $636. Prints Available for Order.

Layer Exploring
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
24x30 mixed media on canvas
Original For Sale $636. Prints Available For Order.

Reach
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
24x30 mixed media on canvas.
Original For Sale $636. Prints Available for Order.

The Broken Way
c. 2017 Lisa Marten
24x30 mixed media on canvas.
Original For Sale $636. Prints Available for Order.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

New Paintings and Prints Available

I have a couple new paintings that are for sale. They have been scanned and prints are also available for sale.

"Pour It Out"
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
40x50 mixed media on canvas
Original $1,060
Prints Available
(go to tab "My Art & Prices" at top of page for size/price list)

"Unstoppable Love"
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
4ftx5ft mixed media on canvas
Original is SOLD
Prints Available
(go to tab "My Art & Prices" at top of page for size/price list)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Painting Live for December's First Thursday Downtown Boise!


THIS THURSDAY! 
I'm painting LIVE downtown Boise during FIRST THURSDAY! 
Thursday December 1st
you can find me and my paints and my canvas and easel set up in the display window of

LUX Fashion Lounge 
817 W. Idaho St.
Boise, ID.
from 5pm-9pm

Come on out for some festive fun downtown Boise this Thursday December 1st where shops and galleries will be open late. There'll be lots of art and music and lights and food and drink and good times happening downtown for the holidays. 


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

New Paintings and Prints Available


I have a couple new paintings that are for sale. They have been scanned and prints are also available for sale. 

"Set A Fire"
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
36x48 mixed media on canvas
Original $954 
Prints Available
(go to the tab "My Art & Prices" at top of page for size/price list)


"I Will Pursue You"
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
36x48 mixed media on canvas
Original $954
Prints Available 
(go to the tab "My Art & Prices" at top of page for size/price list)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

revelatorART Merchandise For Sale!



revelatorART Merchandise
FOR SALE
(this post is a replica of the PAGE TAB at the top of this SITE titled Merchandise For Sale)

The merchandise available here on this page are high quality clothing printed with my logo utilizing a local Idaho screen printer, Elevated Apparel-Strand LLC.  
 The profit I make on any orders of this merchandise goes to help towards the costs of my Traveling Artist art ministry-missions trips around the world (which can include the purchase of art supplies that I take with me to utilize and give away on the trips). Be a part of the conversation.
For more info about those trips go to my traveling blog site: www.traveling-artist.blogspot.com

HOW TO ORDER
This is PRE-ORDER/PRE-PAY
If you are wanting to purchase...
Contact me through email: revelatorart@yahoo.com
I don't have an on-line payment option for you 
(I accept cash or check)
I'm all about the personal relationship touch of business. So I prefer to do things a bit different than what may be more "on-line convenient" these days. Especially since this merchandise is meant to help support the relationship building travels I take around the world. 
For customers inside the local Boise, Idaho area we can set up times/places for transactions (or we can also work through the mail system and shipping, which then there will be a $5.00 shipping charge added to your order.)
For customers in the US but outside of the local Boise, Idaho area there will be a $5.00 shipping charge added to your order. 
At the moment I'm not shipping to customers outside of the US. 





American Apparel Unisex Tank
Color: Triblend Coffee 
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
Cost: $20.00 + 6% Idaho sales tax
(women need to order 1 size smaller)










Bella+Canvas Unisex TShirt
Color: Triblend Brown 
Only Available in Sizes: XS, S, M                        
Cost: $20.00 + 6% Idaho sales tax
(women need to order 1 size smaller)








Bella+Canvas Unisex TShirt
Color: Triblend Charcoal 
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Cost: $20.00 + 6% Idaho sales tax                        
(women need to order 1 size smaller)








Comfort Colors Unisex Pull-Over Hoodie
Color: Chocolate 
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Cost: $45.00 + 6% Idaho sales tax                                        
(women need to order 1 size smaller)







Comfort Colors Unisex Zip-Up Hoodie
Color: Chocolate   
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Cost: $45.00 + 6% Idaho sales tax                                        
(women need to order 1 size smaller)

Sunday, August 28, 2016

To Paint HUGE Ya Gotta Dream HUGE!


actual photo of artist Chuck Close in his studio painting a self portrait using his custom made wall size rotating easel. 

Back Story...

Years ago I got to see a Chuck Close art exhibit that included a film about his creative process and how he paints using a wall size rotating easel to aid him with his work. 

Upon seeing this my eyes were dazzled and my mind went all crazy dreamy pondering what it would be like to paint on such huge canvases with such ease and fun. 

I normally create my large abstract expressionist paintings by first placing the canvases on the floor of my studio. I walk around them and hover over them as I paint and splatter. Sometimes I will then prop them up standing against a wall to do any dripping or splatter needed from that angle. This technique was inspired by watching film documentaries about abstract expressionist artist Jackson Pollock as he created his massively huge splatter paintings. 

When painting live in front of audiences I am more limited in how I can implement my normal techniques. Secure standing easels are required so people can view what I'm painting vertically...but this keeps the painting stationary and upright (giving me only one vantage point as I paint). 

To have a huge rotating easel would give me not only the ability to paint with ease from various vantage points vertically as I rotate it, but would also allow me to tilt the canvas at angles and lay it flat horizontally and be able to rotate it and it would still be securely set in the easel. 

And it would save on neck, back, hip, and leg pain as I wouldn't be hunched over hopping around like a frog hovering over the huge canvases in my studio. 


Dear VineArts Director...

A funny thing happened back in 2008. 

The VineArts Ministry of Vineyard Boise Church was 4 years old and at the time was housed in one of the back buildings on the church campus (we had 2 bedroom sized rooms: 1 was our studio and 1 was our office). We were still fairly new but dedicated to connecting with and encouraging artists of all ages and skill levels and serving our church and our city through our creativity.

One of our VineArts Leaders was just about to teach a blogging workshop in the office room (and a few more of us leaders were also attending) when he discovered a note that had been left for our VineArts Director (Jessie) who was also present for the workshop. 

This is the original note:


We all found the note confusing and quite funny actually. No one knew who the person was who left it and leaving no contact info (we've changed the name to protect the innocent), to what science experiment it was referring to, or why the person thought it was okay to just confidently ask the Director for a random thing and expect it to be given. 

So after the workshop Jessie needed to leave right away and some of us leaders decided to play a joke on her. We all wrote our own notes confidently requesting random things. 

Here are the notes we left:



Yes...this note is from me!!!

And upon finding the notes the next time she was in the office, she laughed hysterically about the whole thing and saved the notes. 

Fast Forward to Present Day...

It's 2016. VineArts is 12 years old. 

2 moves later we are now housed in a beautiful building off of the main road as the entrance to the church. We have a wonderful studio adjacent to a multipurpose meeting room/gallery and we are still connecting with and encouraging artists of all ages and skill levels and serving our church and our city through our creativity. 

Yesterday I was over at the house of our VineArts Director for dinner. She is in the process of remodeling her personal art studio and was showing me some of the new art equipment she has purchased for it. She nonchalantly took me over to an easel and I immediately noticed something different and incredible about it...

It was a wall size Windmill Rotating Easel! 
And then she told me...it was mine! 

Wha?!!!

Jessie let me know that someone donated this huge rotating easel to her and she knew right away who it needed to go to. She was going to fulfill that request from 8 years ago! 

I was in shock! I still am in shock! 
I had forgotten about those notes all those years ago! 
But I had never forgotten my huge dream of painting huge with ease. And neither had God forgotten about my request. 

Here it is:

This is the horizontal position. It can angel upwards to be vertical. And it spins! 
It can fit canvas up to 5ft by 5ft! 
How cool is this?!!! 
I can't wait to paint HUGE!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! 
for anonymous doners and good memories and senses of humor and hearts that encourage creativity!

So it's time for a new note to be left for the Director...



Thank you Jessie Nilo for loving artists like you do! 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Creating Space for Experiential Expression in Creative Collaboration and Interaction Through Paint, Dance, and Conversation

This last week I had the honor of hosting a unique birthday experience for someone I know. She wanted to spend time with her friends on her birthday in a creative way that would express not only her personality but give her the chance to interact and collaborate with them in community. Knowing that I am an abstract expressionist artist and that I have experience with various kinds of experiential artistic expressions (and have taught splatter painting workshops to small groups)...she came to me for help. Together we brainstormed and both contributed supplies and came up with a really fun experience for her and her friends to celebrate her birthday. 

I was able to create the space for them in my back yard to collaborate and interact creatively through paint and dance and conversation. Real simple...a couple of canopy tent skeletons, clear plastic, drop cloths, tarps, unstretched canvas, tempera paint squirt bottles, plastic drums with sticks, paint brushes, music, a washing up station...and some refreshments. And though I gave some instruction at the beginning and did enter into the fun on occasion...this was an experience mainly for her and the small group of friends she had invited (they were friends who have spoken into her life in various ways and she wanted to bless them with this creative experience).

This was the "Paint Palace"

They started out drumming paint onto a canvas on the ground. My friend and I got the idea from a scene in the movie "Miss Congeniality" where Sandra Bullock and the other beauty pageant contestants go to a club that features neon paint poured onto large conga drums that they could drum along with tribal music and get paint splattered everywhere. We modified the idea to fit this very specific setting and the group of friends she invited to experience it with. 

Over a few hours they continued to drum and also splatter painted with squirt bottles and danced on the canvas to the music. 

There was also an unstretched canvas that we hung on the canopy so they could splatter paint on that too. 

This is the floor canvas which features their footprints.

This is the hanging canvas which features their handprints.

There was a moment where we all let my friend spend some time alone in the Paint Palace to dance and express on her own. It was so fun to watch her let the paint be her the expression of her heart.

Here are the finished pieces...which she is going to make into curtains and hang in her living room as a colorful reminder of this unique moment she got to collaborate with her friends. 

At the end of the night she gathered them around a smaller stretched canvas and they spent time painting it together as she spoke words of affirmation to them, thanking them for who they are and how their friendships have blessed her. 

It was a beautiful moment. 

The evening was beautiful! I was absolutely undone that I was given the opportunity to create the space for this kind of intimate creative collaboration and interaction between friends. 

After getting everyone's feedback on what they experienced and how it impacted them, I am seriously thinking that I might figure out a way of offering this sort of creative interactive experience as part of my revelatorART business.  There are some logistics I need to work out to make it more efficient and cost effective...but I think it could be something fun to offer as a service for small groups wanting to interact together in a unique and creative way. 

It's different than a painting lesson or a workshop...it's an interactive creative experience of expression. 
What do you think? 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Additions to The Revelation Series

I wanted to follow up on my post about The Revelation Series. 

I have two more paintings that I've completed for it. Overall there will be 22 paintings (one for each chapter of the book of Revelation). I have been able to finish 8 so far. 

I'm not painting them in consecutive order. And they are not literal interpretations. They are creative responses through paint. The titles coincide with the chapter that they are expressing.

Here are the newest additions...

REV #7
3ftx3ft mixed media on canvas
$954
REV #14
3ftx3ft mixed media on canvas
$954
















To view the other paintings in the series: http://revelatorart.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-revelator-exhibit.html