donalee Pond Koenig
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
INNER SPACE and SOUL is a body of work relating to women: their feelings, issues, image and varying external pressures. It also deals with the positive and negative relationships between men and women, and women’s fragmented role in society, this phase is nearing completions. The LOVERS sequel is a complete but small body of work. The works are intricate drawings on paper, using handmade paper, fabrics, feathers, and a variety of other materials. These increase the tactile and textural effects o0f the pieces. As a departure from my prior style I have created two new series. INSISDE an abstract drawing series and TAPESTRY a vibrant abstract acrylic on paper series. In addition I am producing miniature semi-abstract acrylic on paper series. The individuality of these series, combining an intellectual and emotional approach has brought about extremely favorable responses.
My artwork is based on the basic fundamentals of drawing.
From this central core I have expanded my mediums to include:
Drawing mixed with collage and handmade papers, watercolor, water color with collage, acrylics of special processed and treated papers.
I produce detailed and tactile drawings that both bring the viewer in close and then step back to enjoy the totality as well.
This allows for an intimate relationship between the art and viewer.
It is my hope that this involvement will pass on to the viewer some of the emotions that have helped me top create each individual piece.
Prett Institute, Brooklyn, New York, BFA in Fine Arts, 1970
Major in Book Arts and Printmaking, (senior year awarded academic scholarship)
Solo Exhibition at Immi’ges Gallery, Railroad Square, Talla. FL. April 2005.
Radiology Associates Art Auction, benefit American Cancer Society, Talla. FL 2005
Tallahassee Watercolor society Invitational Show case, Five featured artists Museum of Fine Art, FSU, Talla. FL. May 2005
”Out of Pocket” small art invitational, The Gadsden Art Center, Quincy, FL May/June 2005
Artists League, 4th Annual Synergie Show, Tallahassee Alumni Assoc. FSU . Talla. FL 2005
Sweetart Auction and Scholarship Reception, City Haller Gallery, Talla. FL 2005
Three Artist Invitational Exhibit FSU Ballroom, Talla, FL 2005
40th Anniversary of LeMonyne Art Foundation “Highlight” Celebration, Talla. FL Jan. 2004
The Five Elements, Gadsden Art Center-Artists League Exhibit, Quincy, FL 2004
Solo Exhibition, City Hall Gallery, Talla. FL Feb. 2003,br>:Wonder…The Human Condition”, LeMonye Art Foundation, Talla. FL Feb. 2003
15th Annual Art in Gadsden Regional Exhibit, Quincy, FL Nov. 2003
Brush Strokes, Tallahassee Watercolor Society Annual Member Exhibition
Big Ben Cares, Hospice on going exhibits, Talla. Fl.
Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, ‘The Artist in our Economy’ an Exhibition of Tallahassee Talent, Talla. Fl 2003
Tallahassee Watercolor Society Invitational Showcase, Museum of Fine Arts, FSU, Talla. FL May/June 2005
Marianna Arts Festival, Marianna, FL 2005
Tallahassee Watercolor Society’s Brush Strokes Annual Members’ Exhibitions 2002 to date.