“The Artist’s Magazine” Selects Craig Blietz as Finalist

“Incline,” oil on linen, by Craig Blietz.

Sister Bay artist Craig Blietz has had two paintings, “Incline” and “Pastoral Dreaming,” selected as Finalists in the Animal & Wildlife Category of The Artist’s Magazine’s 29th Annual Art Competition. This competition was open to artists around the world.

The Artist’s Magazine is an art publication issued ten times a year; finalists will be acknowledged in the Dec. 2012 issue.

Blietz is best known for his rural and agrarian inspired imagery, primarily that featuring domestic farm animals. Both “Incline” and “Pastoral Dreaming,” present a surreal interpretation of animals that suggests much about the relationship of the cattle to one another and the resulting parallel to human behavior.

Blietz’s work has been exhibited in venues such as The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, The Charles Allis Art Museum, The Rahr-West Museum, The Wright Museum, The Miller Art Museum, Muskegon Museum of Art, West Bend Art Museum, Racine Art Museum/Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, and The Elmhurst Art Museum.

Blietz is represented locally by Edgewood Orchard Galleries in Fish Creek, where “Incline” is currently on display.

Edgewood Orchard Galleries is located at 4140 Peninsula Players Road, and is open daily, 10 am – 5 pm, through Oct. 28.

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