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Posted on May 13, 2017

Very excited to announce that I will be spending the summer in NY! I was accepted into School of Visual Arts Summer Residency Program.

I will be taking : From the Laboratory to the Studio, Interdisiplinary Practices in Bio Art, as well as Contemporary Practices in Fine Art.

Lets see what happens!!!

Categories: new york, sva, bio art, art school

"Page Rippers" February at Location Gallery

Posted on February 04, 2017

Excited to be part of "Page Rippers" Opening February 10th @Location Gallery in Savannah, Ga

Location Gallery Presents:
“Page Rippers”  February 10th to February 19th

Opening Reception: Friday, February 10, 5-8 pm

Gallery profits from show benefit Savannah Book Festival

About the Show:
Published in 1939, “The Damned Don’t Cry” by Harry Hervey, made Savannah the scene of a best seller that electrified the city. 19 local artists “illustrate” a page ripped from this beloved potboiler. All 12” x16” work is displayed next to the “ripped” page. Page number is the artwork title. This is a juried show and silent auction. Artists include Stacie Jean Albano, Jimmy Butcher, Lyn Bonham, Lennie Ciliento, Laurie Darby, Joy Dunigan, Cathy Jarman, Bellamy Murphy, Patrick Murphy, Tiffany O’Brien, Lisa Ocampo, Preston Orr, Juliana Peloso, Peter E. Roberts, Cedric Smith, Daniel E. Smith, Shelley Smith, Bryan Stovall and Lisa D. Watson.

About the Book: Born on the wrong side of the tracks in Savannah, Zelda O’Brien grows up unsullied in a dismal and sordid world. She falls in love with the aristocratic Dan Carter, and nearly succeeds in breaking with her squalid past until it catches up with her. Years later, she returns to the city to try to get her revenge, with tragic consequences. Powerful in spots, this naturalistic novel upset Savannah and has recently been returned to print. Long before “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”, “The Damned Don’t Cry” shocked Savannahians and made its author a pariah before he was consigned to oblivion. It also highlights the fascinating love-hate relationship between Hervey and the city of Savannah. Book is available at E. Shaver’s.

About the Author: Harry Hervey was born in Beaumont, Texas, on November 5th, 1900, but was educated in Savannah, Georgia and Tennessee. He started writing at about age eight and sold his first work to H. L. Mencken at the age of sixteen. He spent much of his life at Savannah’s old Desoto Hotel, as his mother was in charge of housekeeping from 1923 to 1957. Harry Hervey was a screenwriter for such classic movies as “The Road to Singapore” and other “Road” films with Hope and Crosby.

About Savannah Book Festival: The Savannah Book Festival is an annual event, free and open to the public, in celebration of the written word and its role in improving the human experience. Our mission is to promote reading, writing and civil conversation.

LOCATION GALLERY @Austin Hill Realty features group and solo art shows by local Savannah artists. Profits from show are donated to local non-profits.

More info:
Peter E. Roberts, Gallery Director  show@locationgallery.net

Location Gallery @ Austin Hill Realty
417 Whitaker St
Savannah, GA   31401
912-354-2100
www.locationgallery.net
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

 

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New Year Updates

Posted on February 04, 2017

Updates!

Great time @SPECTRE Arts in Durham,North Carolina in November! " I'm Your Biggest Fan! World Tour 2016" was greated with a wonderful reception, It really made me feel welcome in their up and coming arts community!

I highly recommend giving Durham a visit!

Also, happy to say that my work is still being represented @Brickworks Gallery in Atlanta. Just voted Atlanta's best new gallery, so glad to be involved.

As for Savannah, if you missed out on my exhibit " I'm Your Biggest Fan" @Location Gallery, Shop SCAD will be carrying a selection of those works for sale! And some of my nature pieces will be available in the Starland District's newest gallery Forest and Fin!

Brickworks Gallery in November in Atlanta

Posted on October 16, 2016

In November Brickworks Gallery in Atlanta will be showing some of my small works!

You can view them on their website!

http://brickworksgallery.com/

"GEORGIA / TEXAS LINE" / HOUSTON, TEXAS opening: 11.05 - 30, 2016

Posted on October 15, 2016
"GEORGIA / TEXAS LINE" / HOUSTON, TEXAS
opening:  11.05 - 30, 2016 
Gspot CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE
310 East 9th St, Houston, TX, 77007

B. Moody recently returned to his adopted hometown of Savannah, GA and found a diverse and burgeoning art scene.  The 'GEORGIA / TEXAS LINE' show highlights but a small sampling of the myriad approaches, influences and techniques flourishing in Savannah, GA - (which is consistently ranked one of the most beautiful settings and travel destinations in the U.S).  Featuring Savannah College of Art & Design professors with Georgia based self-taught artists and serving up a little fried chicken and planter’s punch for opening night!  Artists include Laura Adams (Brickworks Gallery / Atlanta), Namwon Choi, Patrick McKinnon, Juliana Peloso, Ruben Salinas, Shelley Smith, Troy Wandzel and bmoodyart.

Up And Coming!

Posted on September 20, 2016

Lots of amazing thibngs happening to fill out the remainder of 2016!

Please check out my new exhibit " I'm Your Bggerst Fan, World Tour 2016" at Spectre Arts in Durham, Nc

Opening reception will be November 18-6-9 pm and exhibit runs trough December 8

visit www.spectrearts.org for more info

Also proud to , for the first time in November, be a featured artist at the newly opened Brickworks Gallery in Atlanta, Ga

www.Brickworksgallery.com for more info

Also in November, selected works with other Savannah artists will be featured at Gspot for Contemporary Art in Houston, Texas

www.ggalleryhouston.com for more info

December you can see new works in "Reach" a group exhibition to benefi the Savannah Tree Foundation at Location Gallery in Savannah, Ga

Opening on December 1   www.locationgallery.net

As well as new small work group show available at Gallery Espresso in Savannah, Ga through December

 

"I'm Your Biggest Fan" in the press!

Posted on April 28, 2016

Art & Soul: Star portraits shine at new exhibit at Location Gallery

   

Over the past 18 months, Juliana Peloso has painted portraits of more than 70 celebrities, from Dolly Parton and Mr. T to Lady Gaga and Andy Warhol.

“I'm Your Biggest Fan,” the inaugural exhibit at Austin Hill Realty’s new Location Gallery, showcases dozens of Peloso’s small-format portraits, carefully crafted in oil paint.

Best known for intimate narrative works with a dark, gothic edge, Peloso turns her attention to sunnier, more accessible subject matter in her latest exhibit. Favoring ’80s musicians like Boy George, Morrissey, Prince, Michael Jackson and Cindy Lauper, “I’m Your Biggest Fan” offers a quirky, curated gallery of cultural icons.

A portion of the proceeds from the exhibit benefit One Love Animal Rescue, a local nonprofit dedicated to finding homes for abandoned, abused and unwanted pets. Peloso recently shared her fascination with star power and fan culture with the Savannah Morning News.

When and why did you start painting celebrities?

I got into painting birds, other animals and still life objects as a form of doing studies. This then led to my current series of celebrity portraits about a year and a half ago.

It’s a way to explore all types of facial features, hair and skin color without worrying about making a meaningful statement. This process has been a lot of fun, and after about 70 celebrity paintings, I can definitely say I learned quite a bit. Craftsmanship and respect for the medium are very important to me.   

My subject matter is constantly evolving. My real passion is for my larger-scale narrative works. Although I may be criticized that I jump around subject-wise, it’s all a long-term learning experience for me to become a better oil painter.

What makes celebrities such an appealing subject for you to paint?

It’s been really great to see people’s reactions and to hear their personal stories about each painting – not to mention, it’s an endless source of subject material. Without the fans, then there is no “celebrity.”

What’s the secret to nailing a portrait?

It all comes down to the subject’s eyes. If you miss the mark on that, it will never look right.

How did you decide which people to paint? Are these your personal favorites or not necessarily?

Naturally, I’ve picked several that appeal to me, but I picked them based on facial features, age and skin tone as a learning process. I'll admit there are a few thrown in for popular demand.

Can you talk about your process for creating these paintings? Were you always working from photographs?

I would love to work from real life, however, it is unlikely that I could get any of these celebrities to sit for me. Therefore, I have to work from a series of photographs. I try not to just go for the Wikipedia image, but find references that maybe have the vibe that they are sitting for me in my studio.

Do you hope your exhibit encourages viewers to reflect upon the nature of celebrity or do you just want them to enjoy seeing portraits of some of their favorite actors, singers and artists?

Basically, I really just want to have fun with the work. Any thought-provoking or meaning behind the paintings comes from the subjects themselves, not from me. I, as the artist, become secondary, in a sense, to the subject.

I would like people to enjoy my process and skill. I think the work is very approachable. By removing the intimidation factor of trying to figure out my “intentions” or meaning in the work, I hope to gain a wider audience.

 

About the artist:

Juliana Peloso is an award-winning artist who has exhibited her paintings in galleries and museums across the country. She earned a BFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design and lives in Savannah, where she also works as the gallery director at Gallery Espresso.

 

If You Go

What: “I'm Your Biggest Fan,” celebrity portraits by Juliana Peloso

When: through May 7

Where: Location Gallery at Austin Hill Realty, 417 Whitaker St.

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appointment

More information: 912-354-2100 or www.locationgallery.net

Art Decko benefit show

Posted on April 28, 2016

So Glad to be part of one of 100 amazing artists hand designing skateboards for this exhibit Art Deckoat Sulfur Studios, April 29, 12-9 pm. Boards will be auctioned off to benefit the Savannah Skatpark!

 

"I'm Your Biggest Fan"

Posted on March 25, 2016

"I'm Your Biggest Fan" Officially opening April 8th 5-8 pm

Exhibition runs April 8- May 7, 2016

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Flannery O'Conner "Southern Discomfort"

Posted on March 25, 2016

 

Happy to be part of this year's Flannery O'Conner exhibition "Southern Discomfort" at Non- Fiction Gallery

The works will be on display and up for silent bid auction April 1, 6-9 pm as part of the 50th 1st Friday Art March . All proceeds benefir the Flannery O'Conner childhood home foundation.

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Location Gallery Grand Opening Group Exhibit "Welcome" (There Goes The Neiborhood)

Posted on March 03, 2016

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Sullfur Studios Benefit

Posted on February 17, 2016

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Saturday February 20, 6-10 pm, I'll have a piece in this benefit show, live music, silent auction hand created masks up for grabs.

Gallery Espresso exhibit "House Blend"

Posted on January 12, 2016

Here's a great article about the exhibit "House Blend" that I curated and had my work in, December 2015

ART & SOUL: Gallery Espresso group exhibit celebrates Savannah talent

Posted: December 19, 2015 - 10:29pm  |  Updated: December 20, 2015 - 7:26am
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From the "House Blend" exhibit at Gallery Espresso.
From the "House Blend" exhibit at Gallery Espresso.
 
 

Gallery Espresso, a popular downtown Savannah café, has served as a hub for creativity for more than two decades.

“I believe the coffeehouse culture in general has always promoted a bohemian or artistic atmosphere,” says artist Juliana Peloso, a longtime Gallery Espresso employee who curates monthly exhibits at the venue. “With SCAD in town as well, the majority of our employees are students or alumni.”

“House Blend,” a group show on display through Jan. 4, unites 14 artists who work behind the counter, bake pastries or simply hang out at Gallery Espresso. Armed with college degrees in fields ranging from fine art to geology, the café’s talented employees don’t just grind beans, steam milk and pull espresso shots.

“It’s always nice to show the talent behind the faces you see making your coffee everyday,” says Peloso. “I hope people enjoy the diversity of the work.”

Highlights include Rachel Roswell’s edgy mixed-media collages, Matt Lim’s gravity-defying glass sculpture, Peloso’s exquisite oil paintings, and Christine Forbes’s meditative photography.

The exhibit offers a breezy mix of whimsical and thought-provoking work, appealing to various tastes. On the lighter side, Simon Cooper’s music-themed paintings, like “Piano Bar” and “The Afternoon,” are defined by clean geometry, vibrant primary colors and angular black outlines.

By contrast, Aaron Unser’s prints and pen and ink drawings explore the dark side, invoking symbolic imagery like coiled snakes and daggers in richly detailed compositions. In a nod to neo-gothic style, Nea Hannah embellishes tiny black canvases with white thread hand-stitched in the shape of skulls, butterflies and moons.

Although the “House Blend” artists are based in Savannah, their subject matter ranges far and wide. William Palmer takes viewers on an architectural photo tour of Germany’s U-Bahn subway stations in Munich and Stuttgart, while abstract artist Christopher Kubick offers a more internal journey, using acrylic paint and charcoal to craft raw, kinetic fields of color.

With a range of styles and media, “House Blend” offers a wide selection of original work to start an art collection or to infuse new life into an existing portfolio.

“I like to encourage clients to take a chance with purchasing art and supporting up and coming artists,” says Peloso. “It’s a critical part in the completion of the creative process for the artist and helps drive the creative culture of our city.”

 

IF YOU GO

What: “House Blend,” group exhibit featuring Gallery Espresso staff and friends

When: Through Jan. 4

Where: Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

For more information: 912-233-5348

Telfair Museum Rooms WIth A View

Posted on January 12, 2016

Great Ending for 2015 with Savannah's newest gallery Location Gallery representing me and involving my work in this year's Telfair Museum"s Room with a View installation. The Telfair Academy Guild presents the Second Annual Rooms With A View: Holiday Impressions exhibit. This two-week-long show features local interior designers along with the internationally acclaimed designer Mary McDonald. “Rooms” will be constructed in the Jepson Center atrium, transforming it into a dazzling showhouse.

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Collaborative Flash Art Book

Posted on January 12, 2016

Alot has been happening since my last blog post!

Here is a link to an article about a collaborative art book I'm part of!

http://scaddistrict.com/2016/01/12/artists-collaborate-on-flash-art-booklet/

Best In Show!

Posted on January 30, 2015

So honored to be voted best in show at Non Fiction Gallery's "Tiny Divas" exhibit!!

 

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"Tiny Divas" exhibition, Non-Fiction Gallery

Posted on January 14, 2015

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Savannah Magazine

Posted on January 10, 2015

Nice blurb in this month's Savannah Magazine!

 

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Merry Maker Holiday Market

Posted on December 10, 2014

 

Come by this Saturday and visit me at the Merry Maker Holiday Market! I will be selling small oil paintings, prints, and a few other handmade items!

 

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Slideluck Savannah

Posted on November 06, 2014

So busy this time of year that I haven't had time to post! The Isle of Hope Art and Music Fest was a success and also had small paintings in this year's "Miniature Masterpieces" to benefit Hospice Savannah, "Friends and Faculty" works of realism show at The Studio School, "Tricks or Treats" at Blick Savannah, and also this year's "3 Little Prints" print show at Le Snoot Gallery! Now, getting ready for this year's "Slideluck Savannah"! To be held at The American Legion Ball Room, Thursday November 13 at 7:0010409184_794706890572068_2995661969439956317_n

Isle Of Hope Art and Music Fest

Posted on October 05, 2014

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I will have a booth at this years festival! Saturday October 25, from 10 am- 8 pm

Tons of small paintings, most under $100, prints, and more! Hope to see you there!

Pittsboro Skate Park Benefit Auction

Posted on August 17, 2014

 

I will be having a hand painted skateboard in this benefit show, if you are in the Pittsboro, North Carolina area, please check it out!

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33rd Annual Old Fort Jackson Auction

Posted on August 05, 2014

I will have a framed print up for auction at this event, come for some low country boil, and cannon firing!

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Artist's and Artisans Tour

Posted on June 01, 2014

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I will be having a few pieces in this tour! Great food and art! Tickets now available!

Now on Etsy

Posted on March 28, 2014

Did you know that now you can shop for paintings, prints and other wonderful handmade items by

Lost and Found Fine Art on Etsy?

Well you can!

Visit my shop:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LostandFoundFineArt

Just click on the "Shop" link at the top!

and stay tuned for for discounts and promos!

Paws for a Cause

Posted on March 22, 2014

Come Join me on Saturday MArch 29th, 12-6 at the Foundery Coffee Pub. I will be selling some small paintings, prints, earrings, etc. Event is to raise money for One Love Animal Rescue!

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Still time!

Posted on March 20, 2014

New Website

Posted on March 13, 2014

Just trying to lauch my new website! Stay tuned for the latest news on current paintings and exhibitions!