10.16.2009

Confluence Collaborative Art Project



Gary A. Bibb - - - Carlene Frances


7(7 + 7) + 2 = 100 works of art

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The Confluence Collaborative Art Project

Confluence - The convergence of two distinct artistic streams with the intent of formulating a singular statement about the process of art-making.

There were two primary objectives of this collaborative project. The first was to help each individual artist access and activate their subconscious well-spring of creative possibilities; and the second was to utilize the motivational energy exchanged by the artists to strive for excellence in technical execution along with the pursuit of clarity in their artistic vision. Furthermore, the long-term goal of this creative experience is to awaken, transform and propel the artists forward on their personal journeys of exploration and discovery.

We, the artists, agreed to undertake the challenge of creating a substantial series of small artworks exploring both the nature of artistic problem-solving and the relational synergy formed by mutual inspiration. In order to facilitate this endeavor, narrow our focus and provide continuity to the project, certain parameters were established:

1) The artists would work independently.

2) A sum total of 100 pieces would be created.

3) 4" x 6" sheets of paper, employing a vertical orientation, would be used for each individual piece.

4) Spontaneous resolution utilizing a personal artistic vocabulary (with minimal revision) was encouraged. The artists would strive to limit the time involved with each piece to 10 - 20 minutes.

5) The color palette would be reduced to white, gray, black, blue-green and red; with Gary using blue-green as a possible dominate hue and Carlene employing red. Lines, or other applications, of the secondary colors could be used to enhance the work.

6) Any media, or combination thereof, could be used.

7) Gary would be responsible for creating 49 odd-numbered pieces, with Carlene contributing 49 even-numbered ones. The artworks would be created and numbered in chronological sequence.

8) The two remaining pieces would be collaborations, whereby, Carlene would begin #99 then Gary would complete; and Gary would begin #100 with Carlene completing the final piece.

9) An exhibition of the entire project would be presented at Space Gallery - Denver, CO.

10) A dedicated website: bibbandfrancesart.blogspot.com would be established to provide a permanent virtual archive, along with documentation of the Space Gallery exhibition and the creation of a Confluence collector's log.

Confluence Exhibition at Space Gallery

The Confluence Collaborative Exhibit was featured at Space Gallery - 765 Santa Fe Dr. - Denver, CO 80204
Exhibition calendar: November 6 - 30, 2009.
Opening reception: Friday November 6, 2009 from 5 - 9 PM.


A special thank you to all who attended the exhibit, participated in creating the interactive Confluence Community Artwork and especially those who chose to add pieces from this collaborative project to their art collections. (Each collector is acknowledged below the photograph of their selected artwork on this website.)

Gary A. Bibb and Carlene Frances


10.15.2009

Confluence Slide Show

video

This is a brief introduction to the Confluence Collaborative Art Project. Please view the entries on this site for the complete portfolio.

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"Confluence is totally balanced and very tasty."
Mara Thompson, curator of the ABAD exhibition - Otis Collage of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

"Confluence - 1/100"



















Gary A. Bibb
Mixed Media on paper w/ collage
(October 2009)

Collector: Sarrah Torres - Oregon City, OR

"Confluence - 2/100"



















Carlene Frances
Mixed Media on paper
(October 2009)

Collector: Sarrah Torres - Oregon City, OR

"Confluence - 3/100"



















Gary A. Bibb
Mixed Media on paper w/ collage
(October 2009)

Collector: Sarrah Torres - Oregon City, OR

"Confluence - 4/100"



















Carlene Frances
Mixed Media on paper
(October 2009)

Collector: Nathan Dykstra - Lakewood, CO

"Confluence - 5/100"



















Gary A. Bibb
Mixed Media on paper w/ collage
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 6/100"



















Carlene Frances
Mixed Media on paper
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 7/100"



















Gary A. Bibb
Mixed Media on paper w/ collage
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 8/100"



















Carlene Frances
Mixed Media on paper
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 9/100"



















Gary A. Bibb
Mixed Media on paper w/ collage
(October 2009)

Collector: Taryn Manning - Littleton, CO

"Confluence - 10/100"



















Carlene Frances
Mixed Media on paper
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 11/100"



















Gary A. Bibb
Mixed Media on paper w/ collage
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 12/100"



















Carlene Frances
Mixed Media on paper
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 13/100"



















Gary A. Bibb
Mixed Media on paper w/ collage
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 14/100"


















Carlene Frances
Mixed Media on paper
(October 2009)

Collector: Carol Cooper - Westminster, CO

"Confluence - 15/100"



















Gary A. Bibb
Mixed Media on paper w/ collage
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 16/100"



















Carlene Frances
Mixed Media on paper
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 17/100"



















Gary A. Bibb
Mixed Media on paper w/ collage
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 18/100"


















Carlene Frances
Mixed Media on paper
(October 2009)

Collectors: David and Beverly Schler - Denver, CO

"Confluence - 19/100"



















Gary A. Bibb
Mixed Media on paper w/ collage
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 20/100"



















Carlene Frances
Mixed Media on paper
(October 2009)

Collector: Stephanie Rodriguez - Centennial, CO

10.14.2009

"Confluence - 21/100"



















Gary A. Bibb
Mixed Media on paper w/ collage
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 22/100"



















Carlene Frances
Mixed Media on paper
(October 2009)

Collector: Carolyn Naiman - Boulder, CO

"Confluence - 23/100"



















Gary A. Bibb

Mixed Media on paper w/ collage
(October 2009)

Collector: The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction - FT. Worth, TX

"Confluence - 24/100"



















Carlene Frances
Mixed Media on paper
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 25/100"



















Gary A. Bibb
Mixed Media on paper w/ collage
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 26/100"



















Carlene Frances
Mixed Media on paper
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 27/100"



















Gary A. Bibb
Mixed Media on paper w/ collage
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 28/100"



















Carlene Frances
Mixed Media on paper
(October 2009)

Collector: Victoria Kwasinski - Denver, CO

"Confluence - 29/100"


















Gary A. Bibb
Mixed Media on paper w/ collage
(October 2009)

Collector: Mara Thompson - Santa Monica, CA

"Confluence - 30/100"



















Carlene Frances
Mixed Media on paper
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 31/100"



















Gary A. Bibb
Mixed Media on paper w/ collage
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 32/100"



















Carlene Frances
Mixed Media on paper
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 33/100"



















Gary A. Bibb
Mixed Media on paper w/ collage
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 34/100"



















Carlene Frances
Mixed Media on paper
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 35/100"



















Gary A. Bibb
Mixed Media on paper w/ collage
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 36/100"



















Carlene Frances
Mixed Media on paper
(October 2009)

Collector: Gary A. Bibb - Littleton, CO

"Confluence - 37/100"



















Gary A. Bibb
Mixed Media on paper w/ collage
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 38/100"



















Carlene Frances
Mixed Media on paper
(October 2009)

Collector: Ellen Dykstra - Lakewood, CO

"Confluence - 39/100"



















Gary A. Bibb
Mixed Media on paper w/ collage
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 40/100"



















Carlene Frances
Mixed Media on paper
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 41/100"



















Gary A. Bibb
Mixed Media on paper w/ collage
(October 2009)

Collectors: Judy and David Niewald - Arvada, CO

"Confluence - 42/100"



















Carlene Frances
Mixed Media on paper
(October 2009)

Collector: Rebecca Proctor - Thornton, CO

"Confluence - 43/100"


















Gary A. Bibb
Mixed Media on paper w/ collage
(October 2009)

Collector: Jill Kelley - Denver, CO

"Confluence - 44/100"


















Carlene Frances
Mixed Media on paper
(October 2009)

Collector: Gail Sand - Denver, CO

"Confluence - 45/100"



















Gary A. Bibb
Mixed Media on paper w/ collage
(October 2009)

Collector: Stephanie Rodriguez - Centennial, CO

"Confluence - 46/100"



















Carlene Frances
Mixed Media on paper
(October 2009)

"Confluence - 47/100"



















Gary A. Bibb
Mixed Media on paper w/ collage
(October 2009)

Collector: Jerry Boland - Denver, CO