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The Gallery - Joanne Oviatt (74 items)

Joanne Oviatt's home and studio are in Pittsfield. Her husband, Keith, takes an active roll in his wife's art by serving as model, carpenter, mover and critic. "My sons," Oviatt says, "think that their mother is a bit strange, especially when I say that I am waiting for a gourd, rock, or a piece of wood to speak to me."


Email: knjoviatt@verizon.net

Website: artattackhere.com

 

Name of Piece: Magic Onion
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,
Description: Fine threads form roots of the painted bulb while the carved flower head with bead seeds tops the gourd's stem. Onions have always been used as a flavor enhancer, and relied on to stave off scurvey on sea voyages. It measures 6 in. x 12 in. $75. SOLD
 

Name of Piece: Morning Singer
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Paintings,
Description: This acrylic paint on canvas painting features sunny colors to start your day. It measures 24 inches by 34 inches and priced at $195
 

Name of Piece: Apple of My Eye
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,
Description: This gourd sculpture is created with paint, copper tubing, and sheet copper accented with little, green, wooden apples. It is a one of a kind art piece priced at $125.
 

Name of Piece: Bean Sprout
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: The natural crease in the gourd creates the bean form while the neck suggests the sprout stem. The surprise in the sprout head is Jack's hands crawling out. A vine-like copper tube with sculpted copper leaves spirals around and up to form a base for the gourd. It measures about 16 x 12 x 9 inches and sells for $ 125.
 

Name of Piece: Bear and Beads
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Jewelry,
Description: A bear carved from local walnut wood is combined with wooden beads to make a charming necklace that looks great with jeans.
Priced at $25.
 

Name of Piece: Brokenstraw Ballet
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Paintings,
Description: Acrylic paint on a 27 x 35 inch wrap-around canvas features a stylized Heron with rhythmic lines that give the illusion of motion. This young one appears to be dancing with the swamp lilies. $395
 

Name of Piece: Bubbling pots
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Batik,
Description: This is real hand dyed batik. It is a long process of many layers of wax and dye. $50 matted and framed
 

Name of Piece: Caterpillar Stage
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Paintings,
Description: 27 in. x 35 in. canvas and composition wrap around the stretcher giving a finished look without a frame. The idea was developed from sketches done in Australia where these lilies grow wild. This is no. 1 of the Butterfly Series with a caterpillar tucked into one of the leaves. $450
 

Name of Piece: Chrysalis Rising
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Paintings,
Description: This 36 in. x 48 in. framed panel in acrylic paint is no. 3 in my Butterfly Series. It was inspired by a dead Monarch that my husband found in our yard about 15 yrs. ago. For an unknown reason, I did a small detailed study in a circle. It resurfaced resently, and I finally knew what it was to be. $1,440 Giclees available from card size to 18 inch wide with proportioned length ranging from $20 up.
 

Name of Piece: Cocoon-A safe place to grow
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Paintings,
Description: The 34 in x 59 in acrylic on canvas composition wraps around the stretcher. This is no. 2 in the Butterfly Series and features a young female curled up in a self-protective position. The Tiger Swallow Tail is partially wrapped around her until she is ready to fly. The Cocoon is a metaphor for the safety of the familiar surroundings of family and community. $1250. Giclees $20 up depending on size.
 

Name of Piece: copper and free form wood
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Jewelry,
Description: One of Joanne Oviatt's one of a kind Wearable Wood collection consists of a simple free form wood pendant enhanced with copper wire and wooden beads.
Priced at $20
 

Name of Piece: Copper and Jasper on Walnut
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Jewelry,
Description: Jasper stones are combined with copper and walnut wood to create a one of a kind necklace with matching earrings. Pendant priced at $35 and the earrings priced at $25 or $55 for both. Several hoop styles are available separately.
 

Name of Piece: Cornplanter the Educator
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Paintings,
Description: This is the third in the series of paintings depicting the three stages of Seneca Chief Cornplanter's life. In this painting, the Chief in old age is totally disallusioned by the broken treaties and has discarded everything from the white man's world except his relationship with the Quakers, shown in the upper left. Cornplanter knew that his people needed education in animal husbandry and agriculture if they were to survive. 36 in x 66 in. Acrylic on panel Priced $2,500. Giclees available in sizes and prices to suit your needs.
 

Name of Piece: Cornplanter the Negotiator
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Paintings,
Description: This is a giclee print of the 4 ft. x 5 ft. original acrylic painting that features a middle-aged Chief Cornplanter negotiating with Jefferson. He wants the enforcement of agreements signed by the new government. The Chief is surrounded by the white world, but is not intimidated and makes his case. Plaque-Art frame Size Price $260.
 

Name of Piece: Cornplanter trilogy
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: prints,
Description: These are digital prints known as giclees. The trilogy features the Seneca Chief as a young, middle-aged, or an old man. The flag helps to tell the story of his journey dealing with the white man's invasion of his land and his disappointment with the treaties. The prints are very limited editions making them very collectible. Sizes range from card size to 36 inches wide with appropriate proportions. Prices vary with size.
 

Name of Piece: Dafodils Up Close and Personel
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Paintings,
Description: Acrylic paint on panel creates these daffodils that are much bigger than life capturing detail and movement in the composition. Unframed size is 16 inches by 36 inches. The textured frame adds elegance without overpowering the image. Priced at $295.
 

Name of Piece: Dances with Whales
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Sculpture,
Description: This 21 inch x 21 inch sculpture is cast from recycled paper with a faux steel finish. One of 4 in the Whale Series, all melting the image of a whale and a human female into one pleasing form. The position is rotated for each piece revealing one aspect of our relationship to the creatures with which we share the environment. $500
 

Name of Piece: Ditch Lillies
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Paintings,
Description: This is one of the Skinny Minnie Series sized to fit on narrow walls between windows etc. The 1 ft. by 32 inches. size is packed full of acrylic color and motion on panel. $200
 

Name of Piece: Eve's leaf
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Jewelry,Wood Working
Description: This one-of-a-kind hand carved leaf from local Cherry wood is the centerpiece of this necklace accented with walnut beads. $30 range
 

Name of Piece: Fair maid
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Jewelry,Wood Working
Description: The translucent cameo is inlayed into this hand carved pendant from light cherry wood accented by heavy copper wire. The hoop is of twisted copper wire. The pendant is priced in the $40 range the hoop is in the $18 range
 

Name of Piece: Faux Raku
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,
Description: The gourd was scraped, and scooped out. The interior was painted black while the out side was painted in layers of color with metalic paint added for the Raku effect. Paper rods and string complete the ornamentation. SOLD
 

Name of Piece: First People Series
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: The gourds natural, spotted color is utilized as fur for coats with real lambs wool is used for the trim. Acrylic clay is used for hands and faces. 5 to 10 inches $30 to $70.
 

Name of Piece: Gooseberry Blossom
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: Top view-A clay face tucked down inside the gourd blossom head is a welcome surprise in the gourd pictured below.
 

Name of Piece: Gooseberry Blossom 2
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: ,
Description: Front view-A leaf-shaped base of pounded copper supports the delicately painted gourd that resembles the ripening Gooseberry with it's blossom still attached. 15 in. x 19 1/2 in. size includes the base. $198. SOLD
 

Name of Piece: Gourd Nativiry
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: The entire Nativity is made from gourds. The large gourd is cut and painted to create the stable and pieces of other gourds are painted the create the figures. It measures about 12 inches by 12 inches, and is priced at $70. Email us to purchase.
 

Name of Piece: Grand Design
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Sculpture,
Description: This full-sized figure is made of recycled, copper flashing. The rock that he sits on is made of recycled OSB board and foam covered with paper mache. The rock is supported by a plexiglass cube to give the illusion that the figure is suspended in air. The cube sits on a free-form piece of plexiglass which looks like water spilled on the for floor. His right hand holds a plumbob that moves as the earth turns creating a design in the sand at the base. The concept behind this piece is that recycling is part of the, Grand Design, but we have ignored it.
 

Name of Piece: Grandmother Series
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: Acrylic clay is formed into hands and faces of these chubby ladies. Blankets are created with paint and holes drilled for glued-in feathers. $60.
 

Name of Piece: Great Shawman
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: Feathers surround the clay face of the magistic Shawman while copper wire in cloisonne style defines the stylized long hair. There is a long carved space opening the hair area into the inside of the gourd which is painted black. The stylized blanket features a clay hand at its edge. 8 in. x 20 in. $130
 

Name of Piece: Handsome Sheep
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Paintings,
Description: This 19 inch square acrylic painting was inspired by drawing done in New Zealand at a Sheep Show. This fellow was well groomed and handsome. He knew it. price $95 SOLD
 

Name of Piece: Happy Feet
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Sculpture,
Description: 8 inches by 9 inches No. 4 in the Cut, Fold, and Roll steel Sculpture Series is mounted on a granite base. It was a challenge to take 2 pieces of steel and connect them into one interesting form without welding. A series of opposing slits accomplished the task. $ 300
 

Name of Piece: Hope on a Rope
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Paintings,
Description: Six pre-schoolers and a tiny butterfly make up the composition of no. 5 in the Butterfly Series. Butterflies are the traditional symbol of Hope. These are real children and they are full of promise if we give them a safe cocoon in which to learn and grow. $1250
 

Name of Piece: In the Belly of the Whale
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Sculpture,
Description: This 19 inch x 20 inch sculpture is cast from recycled paper with a faux bronze finish. One of 4 in the Whale Series, all melting the images of a whale and a human female into one compelling shape. The position is rotated for each piece revealiing one aspect of our relationship to the creatures with which we share the environment. $550
 

Name of Piece: Jack in the Pulpit
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: The inspiration for his piece was the Jack-in the-Pulpit flower. It is made from parts of other gourds with face and hands formed from acrylic clay then painted and mounted on driftwood. 9 x 10 inches $90.
 

Name of Piece: Jewlry assortment
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Jewelry,Wood Working
Description: This is a collection of pendants, pins and earrings meant to give a sence of the wide range of pieces in the WEARABLE WOOD series. assorted prices
 

Name of Piece: Lava bubbles
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Batik,
Description: This is a very old technique to decorate fabric. It envolves wax and dye. This piece has 6 different dye baths. Wax is used to block the colors that are to remain during the next bath. Priced at $75 matted and framed. SOLD
 

Name of Piece: Leafy Basket
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: The goal was to create a basket with the handle included as one piece rather than attached. To do that, a twist was incorporated that suggested the leaf motif. Black, cotton thread is sewn into the gourd to suggest viens. Strong colors of black, white and copper complete the look.
Priced at $65.
 

Name of Piece: Let Go and Fly
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Paintings,
Description: A 24 x 36 inche panel done in acrylics features a female fugure looking over her shoulder apprehensively. The wings of the Great Spangled Fritillary show that she is ready to fly if she can only let go. The wing that appears to be projected on to her body represents the limits that others project on to each of us. No. 4 in the Butterfly Series. $1,100
 

Name of Piece: Lily Blossom
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: The lily emerges from the copper colored bulb as a beautiful pearl. The gourd features positive and negative cuts that release the image. It is about 8 inches tall and priced at %55.
 

Name of Piece: Maori Form
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Sculpture,
Description: This stylized native form is made of sawdust and decorated with oil stain lines that accentuate the form on both sides. It is mounted on a carved, solid wood base
Priced $600
 

Name of Piece: Moon Dancer
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Paintings,
Description: The markings on the Luna Moth suggest outstretched arms that pull open the wings like a primitive dancer would do to imitate a moth dancing for the Moon. That image is depicted on a 32 x 39 inch canvas wrapped stretcher that is its own frame. No. 6 in the Butterfly Series. $500
 

Name of Piece: Mother Earth 1
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Paintings,
Description: These two paintings make up the first half of the triptic showing a landscape with a second image of a reclining women

SOLD
 

Name of Piece: Mother Earth 2
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Paintings,
Description: This is the second half of a "Triptic". Each painting can stand alone, but viewed together creates another image or thought. Priced at $1,400.

SOLD
 

Name of Piece: Mother's Song
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Jewelry,
Description: The rhythmic lines of this stylized figure are like the soothing song that Mothers crone to their babies. The arms create negative spaces resembling the chambers of the heart reserved for a Mothers love. This pin/pendant made of local Walnut measures 5 x 1 1/2 inches and can be worn on any of several copper hoops. pendant $20.

 

Name of Piece: My biggest Fan
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Sculpture,
Description: A perfectly preserved Wild Turkey Fan inspired this wall sculpture. The face is white-tail deer hide trimmed with extra irradecent turkey feathers to suggest hair and accentuated by the ragged edge of swade-finshed mule deer hide. The viewer is surprised by the verticle mounting of the Fan which gives more attention to the whole. 18in.x 24 in. $300. SOLD
 

Name of Piece: Primitive Elegance
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: The top of the gourd basket is used to create the head on this sculpural piece. Fired, acrylic clay forms the face while cotton coils create the feeling of hair and jewelry. Shells, beads, and seeds are strung and attached to the shoulder of the gourd mounted atop a clear plastic tube. 8 in. x 18 in. $130. 6 in.x 8 in.for the basket $60. SOLD
 

Name of Piece: Primitive Ornamentation
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: Necklace motif of Cotton Coils and sea urchin beads is repeated on both sides of the carved gourd recreating Primitive Elegance of tribal women.
 

Name of Piece: Recycled Warrior
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Sculpture,Wood Working
Description: The mighty oak survived many natural events, but succomed to the chainsaw. None of the giant tree including the dust is wasted. This sculptual vessel enhanced with leather and twine is a tribute to the mighty warrior. 11 x 13 in. $210.
 

Name of Piece: Room Divider
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Wood Working,
Description: Someone donated an old, beat-up, wooden storm door to the artist co-op. It hung around for weeks getting in the way, so I took it home cleaned it up and replaced several glass panes. Then broken wine bottles were used to create a sea and sun scene. Epoxy holds it all together. My husband made a roll-around base with supports shaped like ocean waves. It is priced at $350.
 

Name of Piece: Sacared Directions
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Sculpture,
Description: 11 inches by 16 inches No. of the Cut, Fold, and Roll Steel Sculpture Series mounted on a black granite base with a sapphire head. The challenge was to use 1 piece of steel to create a 3- D figure by just cutting and bending the parts into an interesting form without welding. The concept for the form is based on the importance that native cultures put on the four directions observed in their prayers. $440
 

Name of Piece: Sakagewia's Reward
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: Spiral cuts on the gourd created open spaces that where filled in by weaving black string between warp strings drilled into the spirals edges. Bunched thin birch twigs are attached around the spirls which lead to the Sakagewia gold-colored coin. Consider the coin an instant rebate. 7 x 23 inches. $130.
 

Name of Piece: Sawdust Bowls
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Wood Working,Sculpture
Description: Sawdust mixed with a variety of glues and additives to prevent molding during the drying process creates this unique art medium. Handpainted designs in dark stain enhances the esthetic, organic forms of these bowls. $15. to $75.
 

Name of Piece: Sawdust Cone Vessel
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Sculpture,Wood Working
Description: The side view of the pearlized sea shells that cap the ends of the classy copper coil also shows the loop for hanging the piece on the wall if desired. 12" x 12" $175.
 

Name of Piece: Sawdust, Cone Vessel
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Wood Working,Sculpture
Description: This front view shows contrasting stain on the inside which enhances the organic shape. The formula for the sawdust mixture came during the artist's graduate studies while trying to develop inexpensive materials for her school students. $175.
 

Name of Piece: Seed Sprout
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Sculpture,
Description: Solid Walnut wood has been carved in smooth spirals showing the transformation of a seed into a sprout. 9 x 19 inches Priced at $2,500.
 

Name of Piece: Shedding the shell
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Sculpture,Works in Clay
Description: A real turtle shell was the inspiration for this sculpture done in clay mounted inside the shell on a copper pipe secured in slab wood The title explains the concept of our universal need to shed our shells allowing us to grow. $800.
 

Name of Piece: Shedding the shell-side
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Sculpture,Works in Clay
Description: See the description for Shedding the Shell.
 

Name of Piece: Spirits United
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Paintings,
Description: The warming sun shines on man and animals alike. All of the creatures are entwined with a corn stalk which draws the viewer into the warm colors of the painting. 34 1/2 x 34 1/2 in. $895.
 

Name of Piece: Sunflowers meet Starry Night
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Paintings,
Description: This painting was inspired by two famous paintings combined into an original interpretation. The colors are uplifting and can be yours for $ It measures 18 inches by 24 inches
 

Name of Piece: Swan Song
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: Pearl paint gives this swan the wet-feather look as it appears to be singing for pure pleasure. Subtle blue shading hints at the water's reflection in the form of a glass and mirror mosaic. It measures 12 x 18 inches $ 170.
 

Name of Piece: Swan Song
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: This view of SWAN SONG allows a better look at the mosaic puddle. Clear epoxy instead of grout permits the mirror to show between and through the colored glass. The puddle may be hung on the wall as a stand alone piece if desired.
 

Name of Piece: Swaying Iris
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Paintings,
Description: This 12 in. by 36 in. panel is done in acrylic paint and is one of the Skinny Minnies. Iris stems grow thin and tall making them a good choice for the the panel size. As the petals unfold, the heads get heavier and sway in the breeze. The long green leaves add to the gracefulness of the image.
$325.
 

Name of Piece: Teardrop Pendant
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Jewelry,
Description: This simple teardrop shaped stone has an unfinished cavity that is enhanced with fine copper wire that outlines the shape creating a delicate basket to hold the stone. A single strand of copper wire hoop is a good match for the stone. Priced at The pendant is $30 Hoop is $8. or $35 for both
 

Name of Piece: Test of Art
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Batik,Drawings and Pastels
Description: Sold
 

Name of Piece: The Buck Stopped Here
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Paintings,
Description: This painting was inspired by a deer skull that a friend gave the artist. It suggested a rustic setting of old barn boards and local Fall leaves. The painting measures 24 inches by 36 inches and sells for $ 300.
 

Name of Piece: The Dawn on Hedge Hog
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Paintings,
Description: The misty tone done in acrylic paint around the edges of this painting, gives the feeling of fog burning off as the morning light appears. 40 x 22 1/2 inches $300 SOLD
 

Name of Piece: Tiger Wiskers
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Jewelry,
Description: This necklace was a design created for a special lady. It is made of Cherry wood, tiger-eye stone, and shed Tiger Whiskers.

SOLD
 

Name of Piece: Turtle Pendant
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Jewelry,
Description: The Turtle is one of the clans of the Seneca nation. The turtle shape in this pendant has a stone shell with copper wire embellishments. Each turtle pendant is as unique as its stone. The Turtle Pendant priced at $25. A variety of hoops are separate.
 

Name of Piece: Twisted Femal
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Sculpture,Wood Working
Description: Hand Carved from local Black Walnut wood, this 38 inch sculpture became twisted in a graceful form due to a bad spot in the log. When the dead wood was carved out the remaining wood suggested what you see. Priced at $4,500.
























 

Name of Piece: Varigated leaf
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Jewelry,Wood Working
Description: This hand carved leaf pendant shows thr various color range that can occur in native cherry wood. Wooden beads enhance the pendant. $30 range
 

Name of Piece: Vertical Flight
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Sculpture,
Description: 12 inches by 18 inches No. 2 of the Cut, Fold, and Roll Steel Sculpture Series mounted on a granite base that accentuates the metal color. The one-piece, stylized bird is perched on long, narrow, folded steel allowing the form to float as in flight. Price $325
 

Name of Piece: Whale of a Tail
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Sculpture,
Description: This 19 inch x 20 inch sculpture is cast from recycled paper with a flat white finish and mounted on a wave made of Portland Cement. One of 4 in the Whale Series, melting the images of a whale and a human female into one. The position is rotated for each piece revealing one aspect of our relationship to the creatures wih which we share the environment. Priced at $500
 

Name of Piece: With a Little Help from My Friends
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Paintings,
Description: The concept for this acrylic painting on a panel deals with the importance of having a dependable circle of friends. Sometimes we find ourselves in a hole and need help to Break Out. I am fortunate to have freinds that help me get out of many of my self-make messes. Thanks Guys 24 x 48 $695.
 

Name of Piece: Wood/Cameo
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Jewelry,
Description: A carved cameo is set into a walnut wedge shape accented with copper wire. It is sold seperately from the hoops so that you can mix and match. This is just an example of the Wearable Wood line of interchangeable pendants and hoops. Pendant is 4 1/2 x 2 inches $50. Twisted copper wire hoop $18. Sold
 

Name of Piece: Zebra Sidesaddle
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Sculpture,Wood Working
Description: An antique vanity bench became a Zebra by adding a plywood head and shoulders on one end and a plywood rump with a fiber tail on the other. The seat is covered with a soft,fuzzy zebra print. Leftover fabric makes a pillow and a throw. Roughly 34 inches high by 27 inches long by 13 inches wide. Priced at $ 110. SOLD
 

 

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