From Palette Knife Paintings to Steel Furniture

“Dancer in Pink” by Rebecca Kinkead.

Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host a reception for Exhibit V on July 18, 4 – 7 pm. Featured artists include painters Judi Ekholm, Rebecca Kinkead and John A. Sayers; jeweler Marcia McDonough; and steel furniture maker Jim Rose. The featured artists will briefly speak about their work at 5 pm, and wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

When asked about the collection of oil-on-linen paintings she completed for the show, Ekholm shared that her paintings are inspired by the places she has visited and loved.

Palette-knife painter Kinkead uses a combination of oil, wax, and marble dust to create magical and joyous depictions of spontaneous movement. Details and features remain ambiguous, inviting the viewer to seek something of themselves in the work.

Sayers uses many shades of color on his palette to achieve the effect he wants. He says, “This is the part of painting that I love – gradually, while the paint is wet, getting the form and color in an object that makes it pop off the panel.”

McDonough’s love of antique jewelry and modern design culminated in her creation of Mack & Bancker, her own jewelry collection inspired by motherhood.

Rose will display his steel furniture creations, featuring a combination of found rusted and painted steel. He hand builds furnishings inspired by early American furniture and historic quilts.

Exhibit V will be displayed until August 5. Edgewood Orchard Galleries is located at 4140 Peninsula Players Road, midway between Egg Harbor and Fish Creek. For more information, call 920.868.3579, email [email protected], or visit