Monthly Archives: February 2013

Blue Monday event at my SAMA show

What a lovely evening at the Blue Monday event for my show, Julie Bernstein Engelmann: Being Spirit, at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The event was Monday, Feb. 11, and my show is up through April 20, 2013.

Here is the museum.

That’s my reflection on the left, taking the picture.

Here is the upper hallway, with flowers sent by loved ones.

Here is the main gallery, showing part of the fabulous spread of food.

Yes, gotta get up close on those lilies!

Here is the fun bluegrass band, Mountain City Grass, that played all evening.

And some of the people enjoying the band.

Here I am being introduced.

Here is my husband Chip and friend at the end of the evening. Notice the beautiful lettering on the window at left!

Next event: Lunch a l’Art, where you can munch among the paintings and listen to me talk about my art, Wednesday, March 13. Click here for exhibit and event details.

Earth Heal

Last summer, composer Bruce Mitchell, from Ontario, Canada, commissioned me to paint Earth Heal for his CD cover. It has finally become a real CD!

Composer Bruce Mitchell's website

Buy and listen here
to Bruce’s soul-nourishing, beautiful music.I also designed/painted the cover for Bruce’s previous CD, New Earth Goddess, which won Best Neo-Classical Album of 2009:

The songs on this stunningly rich album (my favorite of all time) depict the vibration of different goddesses. You can listen to it at the same link.

Working on this album cover, in turn, inspired me to create three of the paintings that appear in my current SAMA show:

Athena25x25-2

“Athena (Goddess of inner wisdom)”; Oil, latex & acrylic on canvas; 25″Hx25″W; 2010

“Rhiannon (Goddess of magic and mystery),” Acrylic, oil & charcoal on canvas; 40″Hx30″W; 2011 (This painting just sold to a collector!)

“Aeracura (Goddess of unfolding and blossoming),” Acrylic & latex on unprimed canvas; 14″Hx26″W; 2011

I’m grateful that Bruce has become a dear friend, and also that he allowed me to use two of his songs on my video, Abstract Painting Spirit.