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    Carly Allen-Martin
    Exhale Doubt
    Giclee with Original Embellishments
    38 x 38 inches (96.5 x 96.5 cm)
    The Artscape Auction Benefits The Dallas Arboretum
    Donated by: Carly Allen-Martin
    Retail Value: $2,100

    ABOUT THE ARTIST
    Carly Allen-Martin has studied at Santa Reperata International School of Art in Florence, Italy, The European Acadamy of Fine Art in Trier, Germany, and Aoyama Gakiun University in Tokyo, Japan. She holds a BFA in painting from Texas Christian University. Laura Rathe Fine Art Dallas, Laura Rathe Fine Art Houston, and Artspace111 Gallery represent Allen-Martin. She lives and works in Texas.

    Artist Statement
    The message of my work is one of resiliency, optimism, authenticity, depth, and fearlessness. It is about overcoming the oppression and walls we all face as human beings.

    Color is the most important tool that I use to convey that message. You won't find a heavy weight or overpowering darkness in my work. I use bits and pieces of a darker palette because I have found that just like in life, on a surface, elements of darkness make the brights shine brighter and the colors read more true. Color is the most important aspect of my work followed by layer and attention to detail.

    To me, for a painting to be successful, it needs to have depth and a trail of layers in how it came to be. To me that is the pathway to the individuality of each piece. It is the resume of where the work has been and how it came to be.

    The materials I work with have given me the keys to unlock a surface of the painting that I previously longed for, but was unable to execute. Drawing is a critical element of my expression - I have been drawing these same lines on paper since I was able to hold a pencil. I love charcoal, because it is unapologetic. It does not fit into a neat, tidy box. It is messy, and bold, and brings an element of grit to the surface of the piece. The soft pastels have the same effect, but with a more graceful, gentle approach. I love pastels, because there is a purity to their color and richness that I have not found in another material. Oils are the most dominant material I use to deliver the message or narrative to the surface of the work. I have found that paper and panel are critical, because they allow me to create freely without having to work around the fragility of the surface.

    Overall, what I am interested in is creating honest, authentic, uplifting work that can thrive in interior spaces, and enriches the lives of both the artist and the viewer. I believe the world needs optimistic work, with which we interact with on a daily basis, that gently nudges us to live more boldly, more considerately, and more authentically as the individuals, we were created to be.
    Source: allenmartinstudios.com


    ABOUT THE AUCTION
    Proceeds from the Artscape auction will benefit The Dallas Arboretum. This auction will open online and will have bids transferred to a live event on Friday, May 12, 2017. If you the winning bid online, you will be notified following the event on Monday, May 15, 2017. The organization will collect payment and handle shipping of the winning lots. For any questions regarding the auction, please contact Kristen Schultz, KristenS@HA.com or 214.409.1775.

    ABOUT THE EVENT
    The Great Contributor to Art Award
    As part of Artscape Reimagined, the Dallas Arboretum will recognize a patron of the arts for their contributions to and support of the arts in Dallas. The Great Contributor to Art Award will be presented to Craig Hall at the Artscape Award and Auction Dinner in Rosine Hall on May 12. This prize was designed and contributed by Gary Lee Price, whose Great Contributors exhibition at the Arboretum inspired the award.

    Tickets to the dinner are available for sale now.
    Limited tickets are available at $300.
    Additional are available at $350 and $500 (Patron)
    Tables available at $3,500 and $5,000

    Dallas Arboretum
    8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

    For additional ticket info, contact Missy Whisler at (214)515-6688.

    ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
    The Mission
    The mission of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is to build and maintain a public venue that promotes the art, enjoyment and knowledge of horticulture, while providing opportunities for education and research. We are committed to excellence, good management and fiscal responsibility.

    The Dallas Arboretum Today
    More than 1,096,000 visitors from all 50 states, as well as 90 countries, came through our gates in 2016. The Arboretum has been listed among the top arboretums in the world and the number of honors is so extensive it is listed on our website. The Dallas Arboretum is proud to offer the public an array of popular annual events, educational programs for children and adults, and an emphasis on family-oriented activities. Groundbreaking horticultural research conducted in our Trial Gardens continues to contribute to an important body of knowledge, both regionally and nationally.

    Located on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Arboretum's 66 acres include a complete life science laboratory with endless potential for discovery. The Arboretum has a 75 member Board of Directors, 120 full-time paid staff members, 50+ part-time paid staff members, and more than 273 active volunteers.

    Support for the Dallas Arboretum and our members, donors and the Dallas Park and Recreation Department provide Botanical Garden.







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