Latest News and Abstract Art Workshops

"The Midas Girl" Watercolor acrylic painting accepted into the RAL "About Face" Show.

"Moving And Shaking In Abstraction" 3-Day Workshop. Arts On Main Gloucester, V. $300/pp

You will learn how to let loose and paint like you mean it! Taught by Eileen Olson, in this expressive abstract workshop you will use instinct, and passion as your guide. Using different media, you will move beyond your fears and begin to trust your artistic intuition once again. Learn the concepts of simplicity, constraint & predominance while painting with expressive vigor. Understand the concept of “flux and obliteration”. Paint over, layer and scrape, to create visual texture, depth, energy and emotion. 

On the first day we will begin with a few exercises to free your mind. Then work on several small paintings at a time to keep the energy flowing. You will paint on 10”x10” sheets of paper that will be pre-coated with gesso. You will graduate to a large canvas or panel. Bring your usual painting gear, an open mind, and lots of enthusiasm. There will be plenty of emphasis on creative thinking.

Olson has been juried into this latest RAL Rehoboth Art League member show called "About Face" .

"About Face" Juried Member Show  opens on September 7 -October 13, 2018 at The Homestead Gallery  at the Rehoboth Art League in Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Olson has been asked to participate as a juror for the 2018 NAEA Member Exhibition

This exhibit will showcase artwork created by NAEA’s vibrant professional community of visual arts educators, highlighting the artistic skill and vision of members worldwide. NAEA Members include elementary, middle, and high school visual arts educators; college and university professors; university students preparing to become art educators; researchers and scholars; teaching artists; administrators and supervisors; and art museum educators. We represent members in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, U.S. Possessions, most Canadian Provinces, U.S. military bases around the world, and 25 foreign countries.

Eileen Olson invited to judge the ArtX Show . An event in partnership with the Art League of Ocean C

August 25 &26 , 2018 . Sat 12-8PM, Sunday 9AM-3PM . Northside Park-125th St, Bayside ,Ocean City, MD

Discover a variety of artists, from around the country as well as local artists with work on display and to sell. Films from the OC Film Fest will be screened onsite. A variety of music will keep you entertained while you enjoy a selection of food trucks, gourmet vendors, beer and wine. Interactive and unique art activities will provide children an opportunity to create their own masterpiece. The Art League of Ocean City will provide registration for on-site workshops to further explore your talents. All of this and the beauty and fun that comes with a day in the park.

Northside Park is a 58 acre complex located directly on the bay and is home to the Town of Ocean City’s Recreation and Parks and Special Events departments. This facility boasts multiple lighted sports fields, a foot bridge, limited free Wifi, a playground, picnic shelter, two piers, kayak/SUP rental, over 1 mile of walking paths and a popular outdoor exercise area. Indoor at Northside Park includes This fantastic facility is free to residents and visitors and can be enjoyed through the ArtX weekend.

Don’t miss this Xpressive and Xciting event.

ArtX has something for everyone.

An event in partnership with the Art League of Ocean City.