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Dana Sibilsky is a blogger and author who loves a good DIY project, time with friends and great vacations.

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My Art Featured at San Jose International Art Apprentice Show!

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I am very pleased to announce that the organizers of the San Jose International Art Apprentice Show have informed me that they will be exhibiting my work at their annual gallery showing! Though my work has been featured in many galleries over the years, it is always a humbling experience when an art show expresses an interest in displaying something I have created. The San Jose International Art Apprentice Show is known throughout the art community as a consistently outstanding exhibition of works created by both established artists and newcomers to the art world, and it is quite an honor to be selected as a featured artist.

The show features a wide variety of artistic genres and it is frequently the case that there are many new and innovative endeavors on display, and attendees are often delighted at being able to be exposed to such a broad range of works through just one single show. I will have several of my pieces featured at the San Jose International Art Apprentice Show, and I am just one of a few artists who is fortunate enough to have multiple pieces on display at this annual event.

For the pieces of mine that will be on display, I used several different mediums and attempted to construct an overarching narrative through the pieces despite the divergent styles and materials that I employed in creating them. I am very much looking forward to discussing the works with anyone who attends, and I must say that I am very grateful to be able to display my work at a show that has such a lofty and longstanding reputation in the art community. In the meantime, I will be continuing to work on several new projects and I will keep trying to explore unique methods for expressing myself through the visual arts.

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Who Is Dana Sibilsky?

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Just as I find it difficult to define the art that I create, it is also quite difficult to define myself. I create works of art, which means that many people refer to me as an artist. I work with clay to create sculptures, so there are people who refer to me as a sculptor. While I certainly do not mind being referred to by a certain title or definition, I could just as easily be referred to as a gardener, writer, landscaper, or carpenter. I am, like every person in this world, many things, so this is simply a meandering way of saying that there are many things that I enjoy, and my artistic endeavors are certainly among those many things that bring a great deal of happiness and meaning to my life.

With my rambling preamble out of the way, perhaps I should address the fact that I do, in fact, view myself as an artist throughout many parts of my day. So while in the late afternoon I am often a gardener and in the early-morning hours I am frequently a daydreamer, the majority of my time is spent as a creator of art that takes on many forms. I enjoy sculpting a great deal, but most will be more familiar with my work on the canvas. I prefer to vary the materials I use in my work, and sometimes I choose to paint at an easel in my studio, while other times I will work beneath a tree using an unstretched canvas.

I have found that the creative process brings me a great deal of joy, and I always feel conflicted when a piece is finally complete. While I am happy that I have accomplished what I set out to do, I have to admit to feeling a sense of sadness that the act of creating is over. Fortunately there are always other opportunities to pursue, and no one has ever placed a limit on my creativity.

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Why I Love Art

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On the surface, the question “Why do you love art?” seems so very simple. The fact of the matter is, however, that the reason I am so passionate about art and artistry and why I have devoted so much of my time and energy to it is overwhelmingly complex. Despite the overwhelming complexities that shape my love for art, I will do my very best to explain why I love art and how I came to be so happily involved in the art world.

When I was very young, I was quite fortunate to be taken on a trip to New York where my family and I stayed for an entire summer. During those enlightening summer months, I spent a great deal of time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, which sparked a significant interest in learning more about the artistic endeavors that were on display.

My parents, who were always very supportive of my many varied interests, took me to a few gallery shows and, since I was quite a precocious youth, I tried to engage the artists in serious conversations about their work. My experience during that summer was enough to stir up a lifelong interest in the art world, and I have always been incredibly grateful for having been exposed to the joys of artistic pursuits at such an early stage.

My love for art goes far beyond the aesthetics of a particular piece, as I am far more interested in the intended meaning of the artwork and uncovering what it is the artist is trying to say. In looking at any work of art, it is possible to learn a great deal about the artist and the unique way in which they perceive the world around them. I love the sense of discovery and the discussions that art often provokes, and the experience of viewing or creating is — in my eyes at least — equally gratifying.