PRESS RELEASE: Art Opening June 1: Ten years of paintings
Art Opening for Shiloh Sophia on June 1
Featuring ten years of Teaching Paintings
About this collection the Artist says:
“This seems like all I have ever done. When I was 23 and left the corporate world, and I entered my world of art making as a full time working artist under the mentorship of Sue Hoya Sellars. I feel like I have barely lifted my head up from the drawing board, the easel, the pen. I see everything through the eyes of the artist. Even my activism, my family and the curating of community are seen through the tip of my paintbrush. Sometimes I wonder what I might have missed. Other times I cannot believe my good fortune.
I have always felt my images were the antidote to the worst things in the world, offering medicine for the wounded stories we carry and create.
Truly, my work is lived out. My inner world reflects the world I live day to day. There is complete reconciliation. Sure there are things I still long for, but in many ways, I feel complete and this show, the Alchemists’s Brush, brings that into focus. The patterns of all of my Intentional Creativity teachings, my archetype philosophy, the painting as prayer ideas, the symbolic legendary mythos, and the idea that each of us has our own information and must learn how to find it for themselves, is here, a codex of my body of work.
As I look back over the many years of teaching I have done I find myself surrounded with paintings that I could keep for our estate long after I pass into stardust, but why? Why not have them living in the homes of my community? When I started teaching, I stopped focusing on gallery sales. Sure I have sold many paintings to those who happened to be in my gallery or studio – but I haven’t offered any work online for sale for years in any organized way. 8 years ago I had a sold out show and since then I have just been teaching. I didn’t feel motivated to sell the work because they were teaching paintings – containing so many elements of things I wouldn’t have done on my own. So in a way individually they didn’t feel complete. yet together, I see they have formed their own body of work. And I am proud of that in a different way. I would love for our community to have this body of work in their homes and businesses. Each one is hand numbered 1-33. There are also a few more that are not in the numbered edition.
Here we go. A body of work completed. Following this I don’t plan to sell my teaching paintings anymore. This is a cycle of ten years. This show represents the full circle. I still plan to paint, and sell paintings, but they won’t be like these. They will be my own. These ones belong to and in, the collective.
I am grateful my community, Mary MacDonald and my mom Caron, are coming together to gather and experience and celebrate this milestone. And to my husband Jonthan who has supported this work with absolute loving attention.
This show is dedicated to all of my students, and my teachers.
Signed with red paint and shimmer sauce,
:: PRESS RELEASE ::
ARTIST SHILOH SOPHIA
Art Opening June 1
The 33 Teaching Paintings
Greetings! We are pleased to announce the Estate and Private Collection works by world renowned Artist Shiloh Sophia offered for the first time at her studio and gallery in Sonoma, CA. The artist is selling her ten year collection! The pre-show will open on June 1 with an in-person gala beginning at 2pm – 5pm. Friends of the Artist are welcome to stay for cake cutting and music to follow.
Address: Cosmic Cowgirls 75 Fremont Drive, Sonoma 95476. No need to RSVP, just come!
Shiloh Sophia Gallery is offering access and sale of the estate collection comprised of The 33 Teaching Paintings. In an unprecedented move the artist is donating the paintings to the Intentional Creativity Foundation Inc, a not for profit co-founded by Shiloh and her husband, Jonathan McCloud, for the purpose of funding educational programs for women.
They are currently being offered at a special price point based on the gallery list price. There are additional paintings not in the collection, available by request that are either recent or have a special meaning to the artist.
From Cowgirls to Madonnas, Priestesses to Painters, Angels to Matriarchs, Oracles to Medicine Women, the collection features the feminine archetypes as taught by Shiloh Sophia in her groundbreaking 13 step Intentional Creativity® Method. Each painting is hand-numbered by the artist to represent her body of work as a whole. Further, many of the paintings were painted alongside her mentor in the arts, Sue Hoya Sellars (1936-2014).
If you have ever wanted to own a Shiloh Sophia original, this is the time. Shiloh’s mom Caron McCloud says this:
“These paintings are a truly special body of work as they have served thousands of women since my daughter painted them to teach others, they are not just teaching paintings, but hold the stories of those she painted them with and for.”
Shiloh Sophia’s work following this show will be more than doubled in price bringing it to Gallery List pricing. Her long time Sales Manager, and the Curator for Alchemist’s Brush, Mary MacDonald of Toronto, Canada, has been selling her work for over 13 years and says:
“Shiloh’s work speaks to the heart of the feminine in which thousands of women continue to resonate with. Her art is a remedy for the images that women are confronted with on a daily basis that marginalize their body image and their experiences as a woman. Each piece Shiloh creates is a sacred prayer for the person who buys it and on a global perspective for the healing of the world.”
Please email Ms. MacDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org for a Price List (so you can see the price ranges) or to inquire and get your name in for interest. Payment plans are available.
This is the pre-show announcement but photos will not be made available yet. Priority is given to those coming in person on June 1. Once we know you are interested we will follow up with you!
Sending many blessings on your path,
The Intentional Creativity Foundation
13 STEP AND TEACHING PAINTINGS
1 ~ Born to Glow
2 ~ Shelter of the Sacred – SOLD
3 ~ Chief Soul Fire
4 ~ Sacred Story
5 ~ I See You
6 ~ Molting My Archetype
7 ~ Contemplating Presence
8 ~ Illuminated Woman
9 ~ Daughter of the Milky Way
10 ~ Wheel of Holy Fire – SOLD
11 ~ She Receives Grace
12 ~ Enter the Openings
13 ~ She Perceives
14 ~ River of Light
15 ~ The Light Within
16 ~ Wisdom Within
17 ~ Clan Mother
18 ~ Renewal SOLD
19 ~ Cosmic Vision
20 ~ Enter the Inquiry – SOLD
21 ~ You Will Find Me Where Soil Kisses Star
22 ~ Lady Moon – SOLD
23 ~ Open to Love – SOLD
24 ~ Muse Eyes
25 ~ House of the Heart
26 ~ Connected to the Mothership – SOLD
27 ~ Beyond the Veil – SOLD
28 ~ Sacred Space
29 ~ The Mystery School
30 ~ Captain of the Possible
31 ~ Awake to Her Path
32 ~ She Knows Your Path
33 ~ First Moon – SOLD
Additional TEACHING PAINTINGS
Love of the Divine
The Author of My Legend
Weavers Within the Mystery
Invoking Shekinah, SOLD
Diva X – SOLD
She Discovers Her Own Beauty – SOLD
The Hidden Things Belong To Me – SOLD
Messenger of Peace and Possibility – SOLD
Artist & Poet Shiloh Sophia: Curator & Co-Founder of Intentional Creativity