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Fredericka Foster Interview at Museum of Nonvisible Art.

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By brainardcarey – 

Fredericka Foster works in oil painting and photography. She was born in Seattle and has spent most of her life on, or near, water. This proximity gave rise to a deep, personal connection with water, amplified by her Buddhist studies and practice. This lifelong connection to water has deeply informed her paintings.

After receiving her B.A. in Art at the University of Washington, she studied and taught at The Factory of Visual Arts in Seattle, and eventually moved to New York. She currently lives in New York City and Seattle.

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April 18 – August 18, 2017 – Fischbach Gallery

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The Fischbach Gallery is pleased to present 18 an online summer group exhibition featuring works by Leigh Behnke, Helen Berggruen, Joe Brainard, Alice Dalton Brown, Barbara Dixon Drewa, Fredericka Foster, Michiyo Fukushima, Jeff Gola, Nancy Hagin, Glen Hansen, Candace Jans, John Laub, Brad Marshall, Denise Mickilowski, Emma Tapley, Alexandra Tyng, Jeffrey Vaughn, and James Winn from 18 April through 18 August 2017.

Fredericka Foster Bay Sunset Revisited 2015 oil on linen, 30 x 48″

March 2-5, 2017 – THE CLIO ART FAIR

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508 West 26th Street New York, NY 10011

Red River 18 x 40” oil on canvas


CLIO ART FAIR is a curated fair created with the idea of discovering independent artists and showcasing the careers and achievements of already affirmed creative minds.

By specifically targeting artists without any exclusive NYC gallery representation, CLIO ART FAIR focuses attention on the kinds of contemporary art and interventions that are being created by independent artists the world over.

508 West 26th Street New York, NY 10011

October 6-March 12, 2017 – THE CHRISTA PROJECT

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 The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Avenue  NYC  10025

Second Sighting 46 x 48” oil over acrylic on linen


The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Avenue  NYC  10025

Painting is a way of thinking and acting that relies on relationships
between mind and body, color and form.  In looking at a painting, it takes time to understand the artist’s hand; when we take the time, we connect with the artist’s mind.  Inherent, often unconscious tendencies determine the “look” of all my work, and each successful painting expresses the same intention – to embody emotion and imagination in a different way.

Music inspires me, and while listening to it I work in a complex dance with
paint and canvas in a physical act that frees creativity.  With close observation of my subject, most often water, and photographic references I have produced, I follow the rhythm that emerges from the canvas.  The colors chosen are often arbitrary, and paint is layered until I feel and see movement and life on the canvas.

Water, being necessary for all of life, is particularly suited to this kind of intention.

At Standing Rock — Water, History, and Finance Converge

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By Keith Schneider, Circle of Blue


Photograph by Dark Sevier

Heavy snow and winter cold settled this month on thousands of Native Americans and their supporters encamped on the banks of the Cannonball River, some 30 miles south of Bismarck, North Dakota. Nearby, the Missouri River slipped past. The river’s clean waters serve as the wellspring in what has steadily become one of the storied confrontations over energy development, justice, finance, and human rights in the American West.

Viewed in one dimension, the standoff over construction of a 1,172-mile, $US 3.8 billion oil pipeline pits thousands of protesters massed on the prairie to safeguard a sole source of tribal drinking water from the fossil fuel industry and its allies in government and finance. But so many other dimensions of history, law, human rights, justice, finance, and climate change motivate the campaign to halt the Dakota Access pipeline. What has emerged on the wintry plains of North Dakota is a distinctive, if not unique event in the history of American environmentalism, and a seminal struggle over civil rights and Native American sovereignty.

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India and Pakistan’s Struggle Over Water

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kashmirAfter two consecutive years of weak monsoons, 330 million people in India, a quarter of the country’s population, are affected by a severe drought. More than 60 percent of agricultural land in India is not irrigated, so the failed rains are particularly devastating for farmers. The drought has destroyed crops and dried up wells already stressed by overuse, forcing rural families to move to cities like Mumbai and prompting hundreds of cash-strapped farmers to commit suicide. In urban areas, dry conditions are compounded by a heatwave that has sent temperatures soaring above 50 degrees Celsius, breaking national records. Low water levels have also forced operators to shut down or scale back electricity production at electrical plants, despite chronic blackouts in many cities. India, the world’s second most populous country, is also acutely aware that erratic monsoons could become worse in the future, calling climate change the biggest risk to its economy.

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HotSpots H2O: Water and the US Election, Syria’s Food Crisis, and the Salween River

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By Cody Pope, Circle of Blue

hot-spotsFrom the Syrian conflict, to protests in Zimbabwe, Tunisia and India, to a deep drought destabilizing South Africa, water is playing a significant role in global civil unrest.

HotSpots H2O from Circle of Blue’s award-winning team of journalists examines regions, populations, and countries that are most at risk from water-related unrest and conflict. It reveals the challenges individuals confront — and the solutions they discover — as they strive to build resilient communities.

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