Sunday, December 29, 2013

Form and Content at Hampden Gallery

Source Stream 1 and 2, mixed media paintings
by Alicia Hunsicker, 2014
Form and Content
curated by Jennifer Tibbetts

Hampden Gallery
January 26th - February 14th

Opening Reception: Sunday, January, 26, 2013 - 2 to 4 pm.

Artists: Eileen Claveloux, Joyce Conlon, Karen Evans, Deborah Garner, Barbara Haddan, Alicia Hunsicker, Karen Loomis, Joyce Miller, Susan Montgomery, Jenny Tibbetts, Chris Lamb Toubeau

Form and content are considered distinct aspects of a work of art. Form refers to the work's style, techniques and media, and how design elements are used. Content refers to what a work of art is about. In this exhibition that features paintings, drawings, and sculpture by the artists who comprise Hampden Gallery’s monthly critique group – form and content battle each other for supremacy.

Hampden Gallery
131 Southwest Circle
Amherst, MA 01003

Directions and Gallery Hours:

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Xerox Transfer Workshop at Alicia's Leyden Studio

Back by popular demand and held in an intimate studio setting!

Alicia Hunsicker Xerox
work in progress
Xerox Transfer Workshop 
Available for 6 participants

Date: Sunday, Jan. 12th, 2014
(Snow date: Sunday, Jan. 19th)
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Place: 40 Glen Rd. Leyden, MA
Cost: $50.
All Materials are included.

I provide a number of prepared surfaces that will be available to experiment on. (9”x12” heavy weight paper, and 4”x4” canvas)

Participants should bring several freshly made black and white xerox images to play with. Copies made from an office copier within 24 hours before work best. (computer printers do not work well) Xerox copies should be no bigger than 8.5 x 11”

In an intimate setting at my personal studio, I will teach workshop participants  about variety of xerox transfer processes and the different ways they can be applied in creating paintings or other kinds of art. I will demonstrate the process I use in creating my work. Participants will then be walked through the process as they create their own. Participants will leave with at least one xerox transfer work of art on heavy archival paper, a materials list and written directions for future projects. This workshop will last approx 3 hours.

Topics covered Include:
How to use digital technology to create an image.
Materials and multiple usage explanation.
How to apply the xerox onto a variety of surfaces including large scale xerox.
How to seal the image and layer for use as a painting.
Painting techniques in acrylic and oil for use with the xerox transfer method.


Saturday, December 14, 2013

December Studio Update

new work in progress
Alicia Hunsicker, 2013/14
As we enter the holiday season and the new year I find myself re-evaluating the direction of my work. Lots of internal shifts are happening now and time is passing by so fast!
I am not surprised that my painting pace has been slow....though I am loving the new work that is starting to emerge!

I do have a few new pieces almost finished and they will be debuting at an exhibition held at Hampden Gallery, on the UMass, Amherst Campus this January, details to be announced soon.

The Xerox transfer workshops have been going great! I have been hired recently by two different colleges to present at private events and other public dates are in the works. There is even a possibility that a local cultural council might fund a workshop next year.

I did not receive any of the grants I applied for to help fund my lofty ideas and new work.  I am actually quite relieved because my painting pace has been relaxed and my proposals were quite challenging.  I am ok with this as other exciting projects and shows have filled in for next year which will also be just as challenging  but in a different way.  There is even a strong possibility that I will be showing in NYC for the first time.

Wishing you all a very happy holiday season! xo~Alicia

Friday, September 27, 2013

Hosmer Gallery: Be Here Now

I am pleased to be one of the artists' selected for this show.

Monday, September 2, 2013


The Summer studio sale ended today and 4 of the 6 paintings found new homes.
I am very pleased with the results and am happy to have a few new collectors. I plan to offer a small collection of paintings for online sales seasonally.  

If you are interested in a purchasing a painting, I have prices listed on my website for paintings that are still available. If there is no price then it is already sold. Also if the piece is at a gallery it will be listed with the gallery contact information otherwise please email me ( and we can arrange payment and delivery.  I can set up a paypal check out if you would like to pay online and I will be happy to ship or we can set up a studio visit.

I am grateful to have such wonderful patrons and collectors for my work!
I will be creating new work this fall and winter so stay tuned!
Thank you! ~Alicia

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Nina's Nook of Turners Falls to Sponsor Xerox Transfer Workshops

Spaces are filling fast so we have added this second date!
email Nina at to reserve your spot.

Gateway, Alicia Hunsicker, 2009
(created with xerox transfer methods)

Xerox Transfer Workshop sponsored by Nina’s Nook
Available for 10 participants from ages 16 and up.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 13th, 2013
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Place: MCTV Studios Located on 2nd St., Turners Falls, MA (across from the Shadey Glenn)

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Be Here Now

Mana Force
 Alicia Hunsicker, 2011
I am pleased to announce that my work has been chosen for 
The Northampton Arts Council's 2013
Biennial Exhibition "Be Here Now"

Reception will take place in conjunction with
Arts Night Out
Friday, October 11th, 5 to 8 pm.

Exhibition Dates:
October 2nd through Oct. 31, 2013
Located at Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library,
20 West St., Northampton, MA

Guest Jurors: Gordon Throne, Director of APE Gallery & Maura Williams, Head Curator at The Brattleboro Museum.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New Website is now LIVE!

I will be sending out a summer newsletter shortly!  The biggest news is (I am excited to announce)  that my website is now Live!

I have also added a new painting being offered now in the summer studio sale. Two have sold already!
The sale ends August 31st so don't wait if you are interested in one of the paintings listed. 
After August 31st.  normal prices will apply.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Website in Progress

I have been working diligently on a new website that will focus on my portfolios, artist statements, and resume and will streamline important information that I need to communicate with galleries and curators. This has been a long time in coming and is sorely needed. Funny, its been amazing that I have gotten away with not having one all these years!

This blog has been my make shift website.  Its been great keeping you all updated on my studio news, exhibitions, and new paintings which I will continue to do still but now in a more focused way. I will not need to keep everything I have posted in the past. I have already taken down all the extra images, updated the design, and when the website goes online I will take off the pages that are duplicated. 

I can't tell you how excited I am to be able to present the full creative expression of the last 10 years of my life in this way. Looking forward to sharing when the new site is live.   xo~Alicia

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Summer Online Studio Sale

I am gearing up for another big push in the studio to create new work and am needing more space. I have decided that a Studio Sale is in order to make room for the new.

It's a win win situation here!

I get more studio space and you get great paintings at extremely affordable prices.... 

This is an amazing opportunity to own one of my beautiful paintings.

Enjoy the reduced sale prices now being offered for a limited time only. These generous savings are more than 50% off and with free shipping anywhere in the USA.

I am offering 5 paintings from the 2008 Pendulum/Duality Series for this Summer Online Sale.  

Monday, July 22, 2013

Xerox Transfer Workshop

The xerox transfer workshop, that was generously funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, was a wonderful success.  10 Leyden artists gathered at the Leyden town hall to learn this fun process that they can now incorporate into their artistic practices.

The workshop is approx. 3 hours long. I would enjoy sharing this technique again with other communities. I am available to present this workshop individually or in a class or workshop setting. Please inquire about rates by emailing me at

Workshop Summary:

workshop participants learn about variety of xerox transfer processes and the different ways they can be applied in creating paintings or other kinds of art.  I will demonstrate the process I use in creating my work.   Participants will then be walked through the process as they create their own.  Participants will leave with at least one xerox transfer work of art on heavy archival paper, a materials list and written directions for future projects.   This workshop will last approx 3 hours.

Topics covered Include:
~How to use digital technology to create an image
~Materials and multiple usage explanation
~How to apply the xerox onto a variety of surfaces
~How to seal the image and layer for use as a painting
~Painting techniques in acrylic and oil for use with the xerox transfer method

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Finishing up and Moving Forward

One example of a reward painting.
Each one of a kind, hand painted piece 

was based on one of 5 compositions
inspired by my journey.

This has been a busy week!  I wrote a new artist/bio statement and finished some rigorous applications for a grant, a residency, and a show for next year.

I am getting close to wrapping up my kickstarter project. I hope to have all the rewards painted and sent out within the next few weeks. I am ready to move on to some concentrated studio time to make new work for the shows I have started to line up for next year

It's been a pleasure to make special paintings
for those who supporting me.....Thanks again!!

Friday, May 3, 2013

NEW!! Online Studio Sales Page

I am pleased to be able to offer my paintings now online through PayPal!
I have created a new blog page called "Online Studio Sale" which can be accessed in the link that appears in the upper right of this blog.

This page will feature a seasonal selection of studio inventory at clearance prices (plus shipping) with an easy check out process through PayPal.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

April Studio Notes

It has been a busy month!

These 3 paintings found new homes. One went to Brooklyn, NY and the other two went locally to Greenfield, MA.

Rewards update:
I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!
I still have some coasters to finish, and I am painting the last round of about 12 or so  5x7 mixed media paintings now.  I will soon move onto the 8x10’s and then the 3 eye portraits.  

I am happy to have gotten such positive feedback from those of you who have received your rewards.  It means the world to me to have had your support!

Show news:
This fall, I will be showing a few paintings with the D. Fleiss East West Artist Foundation at the Municipal Museum of Art Satu- Mare, Romania. The paintings will be incorporated into the museum’s permanent collection at the close of the exhibition.
The Omnia Scroll Collaboration and Exhibition III, Curated by Penelope Oakley, will also be on display for the month of May at the Brighton Jubilee Library Gallery in the United Kingdom.
Xerox Transfer Workshop News:
The date for this workshop is being worked out with the venue this week. I will announce the details soon.

I have had lots of interest for only a 10 to 12 person workshop.
The Cultural Council which is sponsoring the workshop has informed me of its guidelines of participation.  Leyden Residents will receive priority with second priority given to Franklin County Residents.

For those of you that are out of the area who were interested in this workshop please consider hosting me.  I would be happy to give this workshop in other locations. 

Other News:

My painting "In Gaia's Womb"
was used in this promotional graphic for a
seminar in Prague by teacher Martina Melounova


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Exhibition Extended Through March

It has been a long winter here in New England. That is the only reason I can think of that these little stunning jewels haven't sold yet! Gallery in the Woods located on Main St. in Brattleboro, VT is extending the exhibition they are included in to the end of March.

The Beautiful Tangle series includes five, 5"x7"x1" mixed media paintings on cradle board. They are unbelievably affordable at $300. each. These mini compositions offer all that a large work of mine would offer. If you are interested in seeing these works in person please stop by the gallery soon!

 The gallery also offers online and phone sales so if you cant make it to the show they will happily ship to your location.
The gallery can be reached by phone at 1-802-257-4777 and on line at

Monday, March 4, 2013

Everything is Alive, Everything is Interconnected

Omnia Scroll photos by Tatiana Carapostol

The Venice, Italy opening of the Omnia Scroll Exhibition took place on March 2nd. These are two photos of the opening I found on FB taken by Tatiana Carapostol.  The official exhibition photos can be found on the NEW Omnia Scroll Website.

Soon the O.S. website will also offer prints of the work incorporated into the project including my piece Particle Collision # 6 in the Beautiful Tangle series.  It will be the first time one of my paintings will be offered as a print!

Spring Renewal

As you can see my blog has a new and improved look!  One of my "spring" projects has been to update the appearance of my blogs bringing them into the new formats provided by blogger and clearing out the clutter on them.  All of this reorganizing is in anticipation of a new website that will feature my portfolios!  Yes, It is about time I get my online presence in order and I am looking forward to having an official website again!

Eye to Eye project blog header: Vincent Van Gogh eye painting Alicia Hunsicker, 2008

In 2008, I traveled to Shanghai, China as a part of a collaborative project called “Eye to Eye”. While there we presented our project in the Intrude: Art & Life 366 Interdisciplinary Art Exhibition at the Zendai Museum of Modern Art. We created a blog about it that I recently gave a face lift to.....You can check it out at:

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Time is flying by.........

The time has been flying by!  I apologize for underestimating the time it would take to finish my rewards. There have been a few obstacles that have taken me by surprise and have pushed back my timeline. Thank you for your patience and understanding.  

Alicia working on rewards.
Photo by: Paul Franz
 Rewards Update: 

I had the last bunch of coasters cut this week after  having some problems with the wood splitting in the previous batch.  I am sanding them now and will seal and paint them over the next two weeks.  I have just 6 more sets to do.

 5x7 works on paper:
The paper has been cut to size and 75% of the xerox transfers are done.  The next step has been to seal them with clear gesso which I hope to be finished with this weekend.  Once they are all processed, (about 50 of them!) I will start with the color flourishes and send them out as I finish them. 

The 8x10's and eye portraits:
I am estimating that the coasters will need 2 weeks and that the 50, 5x7 paintings will take a little over a month to paint. Then I will be on to the 8x10's and the eye portraits. I will update you as I get closer to working on them.  My goal is to complete this project during the spring.

Thanks again for your wonderful support and patience!  I look forward to completing the rewards and sending you a beautiful token of my appreciation. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Italy Exhibition of the Collaborative Omnia Scroll

2.3.13 – 16.3.13
ArT Studio
Via calnova 9/a
San dona di piave


The Omnia Scroll Exhibition II 2013, following the launch of the Annual International Collective Art Exhibition and Collaborative Arts Scroll in 2012, the second exhibition will be curated by Penelope Oakley and Paolo Doga.

Artists exhibiting original work along side the scroll at Art Studio are:
Tatiana Carapostol, James Eddy, Alexander Osipov, Jamie McCartney,Katy Holford, Alberto Martinez , Carmelo Di Certo, Penelope Oakley,Federico Sirini, Rudolf Lichtenegger, Ivana Vavreckova, Jenny Lynne Sessions, Rachael Linton, Lynne Ridden, Stuart Griggs, Iain Dub, Svetlana Belenkin

Also joining The Omnia Scroll Exhibition in Venice
with more art creating the scroll panels:

Joe MacGowan, Gary Iles, Natalia Bucio,
Sue Taylor, Maria Gorino, Alicia Hunsicker,
James Gill, Claudia Vázquez.

The existing panels from the first exhibition works from the 12 exhibiting artists from that show along with those exhibiting in San Dona di Piave will be exhibited alongside the original works of the above artists.

Beginning in the UK in 2012 this global arts collaboration and exhibition will be touring the world annually. Connecting new artists, exhibitors, galleries and the public alike.
Artists will exhibit their original artworks and each work exhibited will form part of the collaborative work thus creating “The Omnia Scroll” an ever increasing, continually growing work of art, images transferred onto silk fabric cotton canvas panels which will be connected and embroidered with gold thread.

The Omnia Scroll and Exhibitions explore the interconnectedness of all things (Latin for all things is Omnia), with each other and our planet.

The theme of the exhibition to promote positive connections and explore the visual interpretations of each artist, in doing so increasing connections to a wider audience and to each other.

From each original exhibited artwork, a print of which will be transferred onto fabric panels, each artwork creating and becoming a piece of a whole new one, “The Omnia Scroll” will be exhibited alongside the originals. As each exhibition takes place and grows so does The Omnia Scroll, one piece of art, many artists creations, continually evolving.

Two thousand years ago, “Omnia vivunt, omnia inter se conexa.” Everything is alive; everything is interconnected!” Cicero, Roman Philosopher.

The Omnia Scroll now consists of 36 different artists amazing art & 4 panels so far of the Scroll being the growing collaborative work...artists from all around the world.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Omnia Scroll


Particle Collision #6 of the Beautiful Tangle series 
I am pleased to announce that my painting “Particle Collision # 6 of the Beautiful Tangle series will be incorporated into the Omnia Scroll.

 The Omnia Scroll" is an ever increasing, continually growing work of art which explores the interconnectedness of all things (Omnia latin all things). The curator Penelope Oakley, is inspired by and fascinated with ancient wisdoms, science, quantum physics, philosophy and spirituality. Embracing the untangible mysteries and invisible connections that merge, from the undiscovered depths of our oceans, of nature, the stars with each other and ourselves. The theme of the exhibition is to promote positive connections and explore the visual interpretations of each artist, in doing so increasing connections to a wider audience and to each other.
This March 2013, OS will be exhibited at Art Studio Gallery in Venice, Italy and in the UK at the Brighton Jubilee Library for the month of May, one of the busiest times in the art scene in Brighton coinciding with the Brighton Festival.  Further venues include Mexico, Brazil, USA, Japan, Dubai for forthcoming years.  Tate Modern, The V&A Museum London, The Science Museum to name but a few…this is just the beginning!

The first exhibition in Venice, Italy includes sculpture, photography, paintings, mixed media, digital Art, Poetry from 16 artists exhibiting originals & with 8 new artists joining the Collaborative Omnia Scroll which now has a total of 27 artists included in this growing collaborative artwork

Looking forward to this new venture and will post photos and updates as they happen!


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Lost in Transit

Beautiful Tangle Series #4, Alicia Hunsicker, 2013
The Boundless newsletter with photos and stories was emailed out through Mail Chimp on Jan., 7th.  Most of you have seen it now but from the feedback I have received some of the emails ended up in spam and junk folders. I have followed up with sending the link to those connected to me on FB but there are some of you who I am not connected to yet.  As this is one of the rewards I promised my backers I am posting a link here for those of you who want to see how my journey went and enjoy the stunning photos taken in the Alps.

When clicking on the link it will take you to the Mail Chimp site where it is posted.  For those of you who were backers and did not receive the email please take a moment to subscribe to the Newsletter list (upper left corner). For those of you who were not backers and want to receive future newsletters feel free to do the same!

Boundless: An Artist Residency and Journey to CERN

Friday, January 11, 2013

Beautiful Tangle Series Now Showing

Beautiful Tangle Series, 5"x 7" mixed media on board, Alicia Hunsicker, 2013

I have started a new series of Beautiful Tangle paintings (shown here)  inspired by my journey to CERN and interest in particle collisions.  The first five are being shown at Gallery in the Woods in the Winter Show where I am one of 4 featured artists.  The show will be up until the end of February. Gallery in the Woods is located on Main St. in Brattleboro, VT.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Boundless Newsletter has been sent

Boundless backers.....Check your in-boxes
Austrian Countryside photo by Alicia Hunsicker

The newsletter with photos and stories from my Austrian Residency and CERN journey has been sent out.  

Included are also updates from the studio, an exhibition announcement, and Kickstarter reward updates.  I have received lots of great feedback from some of you who have had the chance to read it already. I hope that those of you I haven't heard from get a chance to read it soon... enjoy!  xo~Alicia

Alicia Hunsicker's art is undeniably beautiful. She is an expert at extracting the highly-detailed textures and fibers of the human body, bringing them from darkness, into the light, with a technical precision that rivals any modern-day master.
David Aquino, Brattleboro Reformer