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Going global: Local artist’s work included in international exhibitions online

May 13, 2020

Wendy Bale, a nature artist in Jamestown, NY is now part of the International Online Art Collective (IOAC), a group of 21 professional artists representing nine countries. 


The group brings attention to international artists through online curated showcases and featured artists. Like a gallery opening people can enjoy from home, a new art exhibit is presented on Facebook each Friday. A featured artist is in the spotlight each week where short videos give you a glimpse inside their studio, their process, and inspirations. The public is invited to follow the IOAC Facebook page, @IntOnlineArt to view the weekly profiles and exhibitions. “We were amazed at the initial flood of followers when we launched in mid-April,” noted Bale, “In the first 10 days we had over 1000 people from all over the world like the page, which continues to grow daily. People need artistic expression more than ever right now.” 


The collective formed in response to the disruption and stress—both financial and emotional— caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. “Art can become a visual anchor leading people out of fear and into love and delight,” says Caroline Karp, a founding member from Florida. Noting the group’s positive response, “This has been remarkably energizing!”


The artists originally met through Art NXT Level Academy, coached by artist Sergio Gomez and psychologist Dr. Yanina Gomez, in Chicago, IL. A small group started chatting online and supporting each other on social media. “I’ve learned so much from these talented artists,” said Bale, “we’re very different in style, and come from many cultures. What’s amazing to me is we’re more alike than different. As artists. As human beings. As inhabitants of this planet. We’ve been brought together through our art, our struggles, and now a global lockdown.”


Little Stories series featured on Amplified Art Network

November 21, 2019

CURRENT. The book

July 05, 2018

Sandhill Bill and I displayed our river themed collection of furniture, cut paper sculpture and charcoal drawings at the Octagon Gallery. This book is  a memento of that experience and a way for those unable to see the show to get a look at the work and the inspiration. 

CURRENT art show

April 20, 2018

Sandhill Bill and I had a joint show at the Octagon Gallery in Westfield.  The article appeared in the Lakeside Ledger, a paper covering our Chautauqua County region. 

Westfield , NY—Artist Wendy Bale and furniture maker Bill Bale, credit the natural beauty of the area’s waterways for inspiring the river theme of this two-person show. CURRENT, is on display at the Octagon Gallery at the Patterson Library in Westfield and opens April 20 with a public reception from 7-9pm...

Women Create Biennial

May 04, 2016

Two of my paintings were selected for the final "Women Create" art exhibit at the Dykeman Young Gallery in Jamestown, NY. This article is about the salon, where I spoke about my work and life as an artist.

Jamestown, NY – Previous participants are particularly looking forward to the third of four Women Create salons on Wednesday, May 4.

Women Create is the biennial juried exhibit of women’s art on display at the Dykeman-Young Gallery in downtown Jamestown, New York, 

A Different Light Art & Photography show

July 12, 2016

I collaborated with photographer Monika Garame in this concervation-themed show


WARREN – Warren photographer Monika Garami is presenting “A Different Light” at the Warren Public Library’s Wetmore Gallery.

Through her color and black and white photography and the art work of collaborator Wendy Bale, the show is bringing attention to both the beauty and the plight of area waterways, barns and natural habitats. The public is invited to an artists’ 

Audubon Community Nature Center Photography Award

June 17, 2016

My black and white image "Fern Star" won an award at the annual photo contest. 

2016 Winners & Runners Up

The 2016 contest had two divisions.  Adults were 18 years old or out of high school.  Youth were 18 or under, or still in school.  There were four categories:  Photos for the Landscapes, Plants (included lichens and fungi), and Animals categories could come from anywhere in the world.  Photos submitted in the fourth category called "Nature Center" had to be taken in the building or on the grounds of the sponsoring organization and communicate "the nature center experience."

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