Evil Ballerina Diptych is a collaboration with my husband John Scavnicky for our daughter's town home.
Jen in Stitches has appeared in 2017 Re-Configured Juried Exhibition Cuyahoga Community College 2017 BayArts Juried Exhibition, Won the People's Choice Award 2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition 2018 Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, Human Figure Exhibition, Juried Show Private Collection, OH
Life drawing of Jen Inspiration for Jen in Stitches
stitchery, Amy Winehouse
The East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry between Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. has been so intriguing that I wanted to memorialize them in fabric and thread. Their fame hasn't faded much since their shocking deaths in '96 and '97. The fabric I chose is as rich and vibrant as their legacy.
Biggie is currently hanging in the Muskegon Museum of Art and was accepted as part of the Excellence in Fibers V show in 2019.
East Coast. Biggie is currently hanging in the Muskegon Museum of Art and was accepted as part of the Excellence in Fibers V show in 2019.
2018 Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, Human Figure Exhibition, Juried Show
My stitchery of Erykah Badu was accepted in the Summer Mash Up show at Ursuline College in 2019.
Dyngus Day in the 216 The phenomena of Dyngus Day has descended on Cleveland only recently, and 2017 celebrated it’s 7th consecutive year with great success. I wanted to express the ethnic memories from my childhood growing up in Cleveland and the unique excitement of this unusual holiday that takes place on the Monday after Easter. My collage art evolves over time… tea staining an old Cleveland map led to my next steps of creating a depth of field with my original photography. Experimenting with color combinations and filters in Photoshop adds to the unique color scheme. The vintage imagery represents the rich history and ethnicity which is at the very soul of our city.
Self Portrait in Constant as the Sun exhibit Part of the Artist Trust Exhibit at the MOCA Cleveland
Deni-3, Cancer-0 My battle with three cancers
Lemonade in Barcelona This collage is my expression of celebrating one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Barcelona. My original photography always lends a great base for my artwork, so I chose this interesting shot with it’s meandering depth of field drawing the viewer in towards the brilliant sunset. The rearranged reality with this assembled moment in the foreground, communicates the energy and beauty that emerges over time with the stacks of repurposed, vintage magazines that I breathe new life into. The American Girl magazine cover that was used for bits and pieces of this was originally delivered to a Girls Scout that lived on Meadowbrook in Cleveland Hts in November, 1945... it ends up a few streets away and into my studio for liberation to life anew.
City Chicken - mixed media/collage Won the award for mixed media in CSCA's fine art competition 1988 Finalist in NOVA competition
Mixed Media Collage/Acrylic
I'm torn - One of the advantages of being a designer is to be able to gather the "throw away make-ready's" at the printer for use in my collage fine art. The awesome illustration utilized here has to be credited to my friend and colleague Kevin Brown.
1938 Won an Honorable Mention for Best Judaica in the JCC-J show in 2017 I share my Artist Statement in the image following this one.
Portrait, African American Beauty Private Collection, DE
suitcase n shoes still life - colored pencil on colored paper.
still life with fruit - colored pencil on colored paper.
Wallpaper series #2 titled "youtopia (it's all in your head)" - bliss is always attainable, if you think about it!
Fiber Art Burlap Textile Wall Hanging Moroccan Fabric/Found Object "Bipolar" Private Collection, Little Rock, AR
Abstract Portrait in Stitches Private Collection, OH
Wallpaper series detail
Miss Velma Crapo - detail of painting
miss velma crapo - I have an entire book of postcards from Miss Velma Crapo - this painting features one of them.
unlocking pain - I survived thyroid cancer this year- 2011. Thank God.