“Echo of Silence” by Catherine Eaton Skinner

“Echo of Silence” by Catherine Eaton Skinner

On display from March 6, 2024 – April 21, 2024

Join us for the Opening Reception of this exhibition in the Lightspace Gallery at IAMA on Sunday, March 10, 2024 from 3 – 5 PM.

We live in a world where it is difficult to feel a part of the whole, as we continue finding ways to connect to each other. Skinner’s work gives expression to her journeys through many cultures and the five elements, the balance being imperative to our survival.

Skinner’s creative sensibilities stem from growing up in the Pacific Northwest. Her Bachelor of Arts and Science from Stanford University included painting instruction with Nathan Oliveira and Frank Lobdell. Twenty years in biological illustration began Skinner’s professional career. Between studios in Seattle and Santa Fe, she is an innovative artist with multidisciplinary methods: encaustic, oil, photography, glass, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and found objects.

Skinner’s monograph 108 published by Radius Books, documents her investigation of this symbolic number over 14 years using extensive multimedia. Unleashed – an anthology of animals, focuses on man’s relationship portrayed through the animal eyes, published with Woodland Park Zoo and University of Washington Press. Various anthologies contain her artwork and writing: Speak for the Tree; The Art of Discovery, Exploring a Northwest Art Collection; and Others Will Enter the Gates. Her work of art and poetry is included in over 100 publications: ARTfolio, Blue Mesa Review, Superpresent. Cold Mountain review, Another Chicago Magazine, Still Point Arts Quarterly, Leaping Clear, Monk Gallery, Interalia Magazine, LandEscape Art Review (London), Artists on Art, Magazine 43 (Berlin, Hong Kong, Manila), The Woven Tale Press.

Skinner has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Recent solo exhibitions have included in 2023 Hem of Heaven at Perry & Carlson Gallery, Mount Vernon, Washington and Crosscurrents, Waterworks Gallery, Friday Harbor. Represented by PIE Projects in Santa Fe, Skinner was included in the December 2023 Slice of Pie exhibition. Branigan Cultural Center in Las Cruces featured her solo exhibition Illuminations: Corvids and the Accumulations series was in the Summerlin Public Library Gallery and the Enterprise Gallery of Las Vegas, NV. Skinner has been part of the U.S. Art in Embassy program, Tokyo, and Papua New Guinea. Public collections include Seattle University, Seeds of Compassion; Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington; Tacoma Art Museum; Museum of Encaustic Art, Santa Fe; Museum of Northwest Art; Swedish Orthopedic Institute; Virginia Mason Medical Center; Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Catherine Eaton Skinner

Santa Fe, NM & Seattle, WA


“Far & Out: A Digital Manifesto by Benjamin Pesqueda”

“Far & Out: A Digital Manifesto by Benjamin Pesqueda”

You’re cordially invited to the opening reception for “Far & Out: A Digital Manifesto” by Benjamin Pesqueda!

Join us at Lightspace Gallery in the International Art Museum of America on Sunday, February 18, 2024 from 3 to 5 PM.

Artist Statement: The exhibition will be showcasing the intersection of traditional craftsmanship and the limitless possibilities of modern digital artistry. In a world where digital printing often falls short in capturing the richness of color and texture found in traditional mediums, Benjamin’s work strives to redefine the boundaries of what digital art can do. Each piece is a testament to months and years of meticulous craftsmanship, employing a fusion of physical and digital tools to push the boundaries of what digital painting can achieve.

Far & Out explores themes encompassing memory, energy, and the fear of the unknown. Utilizing graphite, photography, and digital painting, Benjamin adopts a style reminiscent of neo-futurism to articulate moments of ecstasy, presence, and beauty.

Benjamin relocated from Texas to California in 2019, where he previously taught art for more than a decade. This collection serves as a visual narrative, capturing Benjamin’s artistic evolution and unwavering dedication to the craft.

Artist Biography: Modern digital printing often lacks the rich color, texture, and fine detail of the traditional acrylic or oil painting. In my work, I attempt to push digital art as far as it can visually go, often taking several months and using both physical and digital tools to create one piece.

I love seeing my work on unique materials such as paper, canvas, wood, and even metal when printing. Because each finished work is original, I only use the highest quality tools, materials, printing, and packaging available when shipping worldwide.

Much of this work and the techniques behind it began in college where I taught myself to paint digitally. I found art for the first time at 13, scavenging through art books to discover the world outside of Amarillo Texas through color and texture.

After college, I became an educator teaching in multiple classrooms and in multiple subjects like graphic design, photography, and drawing.

In 2019, I moved to California to pursue my art career and have been fortunate to be able to research, photograph, paint, and experiment with my work everyday since. 

Works in my collection are priced at market-standard art rates (per square inch) and meticulously hand designed by me. If you acquire any of my works, I’m confident you will be drawn to look at it often and will hopefully be inspired in some way.