Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sarah Rocheleau at Final Friday at the Pendleton Art Center

Come visit me for Final Friday at the Pendleton Art Center in studio 414! We'll be serving light refreshments and of course showing amazing art.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Sarah Rocheleau at Bean Haus

I have an art show at Bean Haus in Covington, KY during. Go visit it to see my art. The coffee and food is amazing there too! I just sold a piece there so go see it while you can.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Clifton Performance Theatre poster design gig

I was contacted by a theater producer who is co-producing a play for Clifton Performance Theatre. They're looking for someone to create a poster for a show that's premiering in late June. I usually do CPT's poster work, but I don't have the time at the moment. It pays but not much, and I've always used these posters as just a way of doing something fun and out of the ordinary and as a way of helping fellow creatives.

Below is the synopsis and contact information:

The show is a work in progress called Fever. I am co-producing it with Clifton Performance Theatre, if all goes well. Workshop performances are June 30, July 1-3, July 6-9. I can afford to pay a small fee for a graphic designer to create our marketing image. This would be used for posters/fliers and on social media.

Here is a synopsis:
Amara wants beauty, freedom, and adventure. Devon wants to escape her life and responsibilities. Tisch wants true, meaningful love. Will Shakespeare wants all three of them. Through laughs, tears, booze, sonnets and a little help from the audience, these ladies find fulfillment in their own unique ways.

If you or anyone else are interested, please let me know at your earliest convenience. My contact info is below. (If you post this somewhere, please just use my email.)

Many Thanks,

Kristin Clippard
Freelance Theatre Artist
Directing Fellow for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Shakespeare Theatre Association's Legacy 400 Co-Chair
email: kristin.clippard@gmail.com

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Tunnel-Ball Reading and Release Party

Event: "Tunnel-Ball" reading & release party
Date/Time: Saturday, May 14th at 11:00 AM
Location: Robot Inside
Address: 11153 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45241
Cincinnati author-illustrator Mark Neeley celebrates the release of his new children's picture book "Tunnel-Ball" at Robot Inside. In addition to a unique, live reading of the book, there will be interactive activities to follow such as coloring pages and creating your own baseball card. Books will be for sale, and everyone in attendance will receive a book-themed baseball felt pennant.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Sarah Rocheleau at the Duveneck 47th Memorial Annual Art Show

This will be my second year attending this event and I'm looking forward to it. Here's hoping for nice weather!
Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center
8. George Rogers Clark Park, Covington, Kentucky's Beatiful Historic Licking Riverside District. Over 60 Artisans will be displaying works for sale. Vote for your favorite !! $3,000 in awards. Along with Music,Food and Fun !! More Event Information at www.bakerhunt.org or call 859.431.0020.

May the Fourth Be With You Star Wars Tribute Show

It's a celebration of the Saga through the eyes of Cincinnati artists. Join us for the first ever May the Fourth Be With You Star Wars tribute art show. Over a dozen local artists will be showing their Star Wars-themed art, along with live art, droids, and other surprises. 

Food and drink proceeds will benefit the Force for Change charity.

You can't repel artwork of this magnitude!

Artists list:

Christina Wald
Kevin Necessary
Jaimie Filer
Anthony “Tank” Mansfield
Justin Stewart
Chris Reiff
Tim Fuller
Daryll Collins
Thomas O. Miller
Amy Bogard
Vanessa Sorensen
Sarah Rocheleau
Ben J Hutchison
Chad Taylor
Misha Knierim
Allison Craig
Josh Lusby
Sarah Lalley

Here is a sneak peek; but come see the show in person Wednesday! 
The Brew House in Walnut Hills

Bith by Kevin Necessary
Finn from The Force Awakens by Christina Wald
Max Rebo by Vanessa Sorensen
R2-D2 Embroidery by Amy Bogard
Open the Gate! by Anthony "Tank" Mansfield

Illustrators Lunch May 4th

This week's Illustrators Lunch is at Slatt's Pub in Blue Ash, one of our favorites. Hope to see you there!


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Ohioana Book Festival

The Ohioana Book Festival is this Saturday in Columbus. Lots of Ohio illustrators and authors will be there with their books including Cincinnati illustrator/authors Jeffrey Ebbeler, Sarah Jones and Christina Wald.

Get the details here: http://www.ohioana.org/

Thursday, April 7, 2016

STUDIO SPACE: Sarah Rocheleau

I am an artist from Cincinnati, OH.  I graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor’s in Illustration from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. That same year I received an Award for Excellence in the Visual from the Independent College and Universities of Ohio. Since 2013, I have been working out of my studio at the Pendleton Art Center in Over-the Rhine, Cincinnati. My art is on display in Studio 414 in the Pendleton Art Center and also on display at MiCA 12/v in Over-the-Rhine. My work has been featured in two motion pictures. I have instructed art privately, in after school programs and fine art centers. I paint, sculpt, draw and digitally collage artwork inspired by my fascination with historical fashion, the natural world and philosophy. I create to enhance and elucidate the underlying structure of my personal life the world around me. 

Location: 1321 Pendleton St. Suite 200 Cincinnati, OH 45202
Website: rocheleauart.com
On the Drawing Table: Barking Deer Diorama  

Coming out soon: An Art Show Amatory Matters, April 8th, 2016 6pm-9pm
3rd floor of York St. Café, 738 York St, Newport, KY 41071

How did you get your start as a professional artist?
In 2012, I had my art featured at a store MiCA 12/v at the corner of 12th and Vine in Over-the-Rhine. I had graduated 2009 from the Art Academy of Cincinnati but my career really didn’t take off until that show.

Describe your work. 
My work is whimsical, spooky, detailed and evocative. Its full of imagery from the Victorian time period and animal human hybrids .

Tell about your workspace. 
It modulates between, clean and absolute chaos. A paper whale shark hovers over the room suspended from the rafters. The walls are lined with book shelves full of art books and crammed with curiosities. There is an old anatomical model of a male torso, a collection of geisha dolls, various shells, coral and a bird’s nest. Three desks are covered with various projects from sculpture to sketching. An easle stands at attention with a newly started oil painting. 


What are your favorite materials digital and traditional?
 My favorite traditional materials are colored pencil, water color, oil paint, polymer clay and paper. My favorite digital media is Photoshop. It lets me use a Victorian scrapbook as a source for a collage without destroying the original.

The Operating Table

What’s your typical workday/work session like?
I try to be at work by 8am and make myself coffee. I try to journal for the first half an hour and figure out what my project priorities are for that day. From 9am-10am, I answer e-mails, work on promotions and apply for different art opportunities. From 10am-11:30am I begin work on my most pressing project. If there is a yoga class at the YWCA I walk down to the gym for a class from 12pm-1pm. If there isn’t an yoga, I take an hour for lunch and get back to work. I try work from 1pm-5pm on different projects. I try to not work on anything for more than two hours because I find I become too micro-focused. I mix it up to get some perspective. From 3pm-4pm I will run and swim at the gym if there was no yoga earlier in the afternoon. At 5pm I either go home to cook dinner or if I’m in a good groove I continue working to 8pm. 

What do you do to keep yourself motivated as you work?
 I set clear deadlines for myself. If there isn’t one I make one up for myself. I look over them every morning and drink copious amounts of coffee. I imagine the relief of having a piece of art brought to completion. I also will go to the zoo, conservatory or art museum to sketch and get out of whatever rut I’ve found myself in.

What is your dream job?
A dream job for me would be designing the look of a film or theatre production. I’d love to breathe life into the world of a story.
Do you keep a sketchbook? 
 Yes, I do. I rarely reread something I’ve written. I use my sketches for reference, particularly for the dolls.


What do you listen to while you work?
I listen to classical music in the morning to wake up, college lectures in the afternoon to keep myself thinking, Amy Winehouse to run, documentary or audio book in the afternoon. If I work late I listen to some angst ridden alternative rock or gaudy pop music to stay awake.

What are you reading/listening to on Audible?
Just Finished “Women Who Run With Wolves,” I’m finally starting the to listen to the “Harry Potter,” series.

Who are your artistic influences?
Heronemous Bosch, Victorian Dioramas and Scientific Illustration

What do you do that is not art related that inspires you?
I’m interested in history particularly the Victorian time period but my interests are not restricted to that era. Yoga relaxes me, lets me think clearly and get the kinks out of my neck. Writing does similar things for my brain.

What was the best advice you got in your career so far?
 Get prints made.  It’s gotten my art that way to more people than I possibly could with the originals.

What is your favorite color?
My favorite color is iridescent blue, like on a Blue Morpho Butterflies wing.

How can we get best follow your art online/on social media?
My website is: rocheleauart.com

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Sarah Rocheleau Presents Amatory Matters at York Street Cafe

On Friday April 8th I will be having a Gallery Show at
York Street Cafe 738 York Street Newport, Kentucky 41071
Our Friend Matt Gill will be playing Music.
York Street will be providing some wonderful appetizers.
If you have one of the mini postcards, you can get 30% off any piece of original art!
Let us know if you want one of the postcards, we'll get it to
Hope to see you there smile emoticon