New for 2013
Exhibition Schedule - Art Fairs - 2013
Mar 2-3 - Gasparilla - Tampa, Florida
Mar 15-17 - Winter Park Art Fair, Winter park, Florida
Apr 20-21 - Mainsail Art Fair, St. Petersburg, Florida
May 18-19 - East Lansing Art Fair, East Lansing, MI
May 31-June 2 -Cincinnati Summerfair, Cincinnati, OH
June 8-9 - Flint Art Fair, Flint, MI
June 29-30 - Grand Haven Art Fair, Grand Haven, MI
July 13-14 - Krasl Art Fair, St. Joseph, MI
July 17-20 - Ann Arbor Art Fair. Ann Arbor, MI
Sept 1-2 - Lake Forest Art Fair, Lake Forest, IL
Sept 6-8 - Art & Apples Art Festival, Rochester, MI
Sept 14-15 - Naperville Art Fair, Naperville, IL
Sept 20-22 - Plaza Art Fair, Kansas City, MO
Sept 28-29 - Dayton Octoberfest, Dayton, OH
Oct 4-6 - St. James Court-3rd Street, Louisville, KY
Art fairs listed in light-faced type are tentative. I've applied to participate in these highly rated art fairs but I haven't received confirmation as of yet.
The Art of John Leben
|The pictures on this website are paintings that I created in my Macintosh computer. So, I guess I'm a digital artist... a difficult designation to explain. Using the computer as an art medium is still pretty new in the fine art world.
My digital paintings are not created by the computer. They are created with the computer as a tool, by me. Some paintings take a month or more to create. Others, only a few hours. For my paintings, the original images (the printing plates) are digital files residing in my Macintosh computer. Each line and each color are meticulously applied layer by layer with digital pen or mouse much like a traditional printmaker would scratch lines and textures with a stylus on copper for etching plates.
But the pictures, not the technique, are the stars of the show. Ive been working digitally for many years in an effort to master the computer as an art medium. I know, now, that I will never entirely master this ellusive medium. It changes too quickly. But I continue to learn new ways to utilize the many tools that the computer offers... tools that, I hope, impart a unique look and feel to my pictures.
John Leben . PO Box 8 . Saugatuck, MI 49453 . 616.405.3814 . email@example.com