SCHMID & GUZIK have paintings in a FINE ART GALLERY FAR, FAR AWAY… Their artworks are now orbiting Planet Earth every 93 minutes!

STAR GAZER, Nancy Guzik, Watercolor, 1.25”x1.25” Painting being placed in the young scientist’s experiment; the artwork is protected in glassine envelopes sealed with waterproof tape. (Now in orbit thanks to Valley Christian High School, San Jose, CA, http://www.vcs.net/)

STAR GAZER, Nancy Guzik, Watercolor, 1.25”x1.25” Painting being placed in the young scientist’s experiment; the artwork is protected in glassine envelopes sealed with waterproof tape. (Now in orbit thanks to Valley Christian High School, San Jose, CA, http://www.vcs.net/)

    Paintings by well-known American artists Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik were successfully delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) on December 9 by the Cygnus spacecraft. As part of a joint science/art mission which included a science experiment from students at Valley Christian High School in San Jose, CA, Richard and Nancy’s art is now orbiting the planet every 93 minutes!  

SANTA MARIA II, Richard Schmid, Watercolor, 1.25”x1.25”   Painting being placed in the young scientist’s experiment; the artwork is protected in glassine envelopes sealed with waterproof tape. (Now in orbit thanks to Valley Christian High School, San Jose, CA, http://www.vcs.net/)

SANTA MARIA II, Richard Schmid, Watercolor, 1.25”x1.25”  
Painting being placed in the young scientist’s experiment; the artwork is protected in glassine envelopes sealed with waterproof tape. (Now in orbit thanks to Valley Christian High School, San Jose, CA, http://www.vcs.net/)

    An earlier attempt to send their art (and that of Richard’s granddaughter, Samantha) to the ISS failed when the Falcon 9 supply rocket carrying the artwork exploded shortly before achieving orbit. Undaunted, Richard and Nancy made a new set of paintings for this successful second attempt.

    Richard expressed his thanks for this achievement to James Nadir, a Silicon Valley engineer who retired from Intel and now mentors students in the Valley Christian High School ISS program. An artist himself, Jim had invited Richard, Nancy and Samantha to create art to accompany his students’ science experiment on its voyage to the ISS. Breathing a sigh of relief at this successful second attempt, Jim remarked, “So it’s now OK to say Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik have the fastest art in the world!”  

    Commenting on the mission, Jim said, “What is important is not only that their art is orbiting our planet, but they also have dedicated it to the bright young people who get themselves involved in the arts and sciences. There is a real world out there waiting, filled with beauty and wonder, which can only be experienced by being part of it.”

SANTA MARIA II, Richard Schmid, Watercolor, 1.25”x1.25” (Now in orbit thanks to Valley Christian High School, San Jose CA  http://www.vcs.net/)

SANTA MARIA II, Richard Schmid, Watercolor, 1.25”x1.25” (Now in orbit thanks to Valley Christian High School, San Jose CA  http://www.vcs.net/)

The artworks were loaded aboard the students’ Vibration Experiment. This is the experiment that caught the attention of NASA’s leading scientists. The experiment was sent to NASA after qualification checks were done, and is now traveling with the artworks in space on the International Space Station. (Now in orbit thanks to Valley Christian High School, San Jose, CA. http://www.vcs.net/)

The artworks were loaded aboard the students’ Vibration Experiment. This is the experiment that caught the attention of NASA’s leading scientists. The experiment was sent to NASA after qualification checks were done, and is now traveling with the artworks in space on the International Space Station. (Now in orbit thanks to Valley Christian High School, San Jose, CA. http://www.vcs.net/)

    The Valley Christian High School ISS program, which is open to all schools, currently has schools from around the world, from Finland to Indonesia, participating to fly their experiments on the ISS. (For more information about the program, contact Werner Vavken at wvavken@vcs.net)     

    Although Richard’s granddaughter was unable to join in this second attempt, on December 6 the experiments and the new artworks by Nancy and Richard were successfully launched aboard an Atlas V rocket carrying Orbital Science’s Cygnus spacecraft. The Cygnus spacecraft rendezvoused with the ISS on December 9, and was pulled in by the robotic arm.

    The experiments, along with the art, are now orbiting Earth every 93 minutes. This art/science wonder is expected to circle the earth 330 times at a speed of 17,500 mph, at an altitude of 221 miles, for a total distance traveled of 9 million miles. If the mission is extended, it could cover as many as 25 million miles.

    To find out when the Orbiting Fine Art Gallery will be passing overhead (although it may just look like a slow-moving star), visit: NASA's ISS-spotting site.

Richard and Nancy’s artwork, along with the student’s experiments, arriving at the ISS.  The Cygnus spacecraft is about to be pulled in by the robotic arm.

Richard and Nancy’s artwork, along with the student’s experiments, arriving at the ISS.  The Cygnus spacecraft is about to be pulled in by the robotic arm.

NANCY and her feature article in SOUTHWEST ART magazine.

Interviewed and written by Gussie Fauntleroy

Here is Nancy's ending sentence in the article:

“It seems each morning I wake up as if in a fairy tale, excited and grateful knowing how fortunate I am to have another day with my prince charming Richard, and the opportunity to inspire through my art,” Nancy says. “Once Upon a Time is here now.”

Nancy Receives the Au Coeur "Beauty in Culture Award

Nancy creating with her furry friend Zorro.

Nancy creating with her furry friend Zorro.

The Au Coeur "Beauty in Culture Award" is given for exemplifying beauty's essential qualities and making exceptional cultural contributions.  Nancy Guzik will be presented the "Beauty in Culture Award" on Friday Night, April 11, 2014 at the "Art, Beauty & Culture Event", Middleton Place, Charleston SC.

 

Also, join us for a celebration of Art, Beauty and Culture on April 8 - 12, 2014 with five 3-day art workshops by Kathy Anderson, Daniel Keys, Michelle Dunaway, Susan Lyon, Stephanie Birdsall, and Douglas Reichwein.
For more information:  www.AuCoeurAcademy.com

Congratulations Richard Schmid & Kristen Thies!

You have received more than 17,000 views for your film "The Creation of a Masterwork, Abbotsford House" by Richard Schmid and produced by Kristen Thies.

The Exhibition was presented by The K. T. Wiedemann Foundation, Inc. and West Wind Fine Art, LLC.
Narrated by Richard Schmid.
Soundtrack: River of Life by Mark Petrie
Film ©West Wind Fine Art 2012. 
Script and paintings ©Richard Schmid 2012. Richard Schmid retains all rights to his paintings world wide.

Executive Producer Kristen Thies and West Wind Fine Art:  www.WestWindFineArt.com

Film by Ryan Mellody and Artists on Art Magazine:   www.Artists-on-Art.com

More from Richard Schmid:  www.RichardSchmid.com

The Abbotsford Trust:  www.ScottsAbbotsford.co.uk

The Wichita Center for the Arts:  www.wcfa.com

The Master, "RICHARD SCHMID"

THE MASTER,   RICHARD SCHMID

THE MASTER,   RICHARD SCHMID

“I deeply appreciate all that my husband, Master Painter Richard Schmid gives to myself, artists everywhere, and the world.  He brings excellence and joy back into our ancient craft.  His humor and love for art and creativity shines brightly for us.  I bow my head in gratitude.”     

the luckiest woman alive... Nancy

Happy New Year 2014!

 Christmas cookie designed by our incredible model Rachel Arnold.

"Wishing you all the possible wonder, joy and goodness this new year can bring."

Richard & Nancy

Alla Prima II Collector’s Series by Richard Schmid

Katie Swatland and myself gift wrapping the new "ALLA PRIMA II COLLECTOR’S SERIES."

WHAT'S INSIDE?

* Alla Prima II hardcover - edition 1, printing 1

* Autographed Richard Schmid bookplate

* Lithograph “April Pansies and Rhododendron Leaves".  Limited edition lithograph, 12' x 16"      Signed and numbered by Richard Schmid 

* Certificate of authenticity and registration form. 

Quantities are limited.       

For more information visit:

http://www.richardschmid.com/Alla-Prima-Collectors.idc

“Small Treasures” Art Exhibition Curated by Kristen Thies


"EXPRESSO SUNRISE"   8" x 10"   oil

"EXPRESSO SUNRISE"   8" x 10"   oil

Congratulations Kristen Thies!  Another beautiful Art Exhibition!

"The Small Treasures Show" will be held from November 30 - December 30, 2013

The Artists Reception will be on Sat. Nov. 30 3-5 pm
at Haley & Steele, and curated by Kristen Thies of West Wind Fine Art
162 Newbury Street, Boston. For directions call 617-539-6339

For more information visit:

www.WestWindFineArt.com 

Contact Kristen Thies, CEO/ Owner West Wind Fine Art | 508-566-9463

“Where Fairy Tales Come Alive”

"WHERE FAIRY TALES COME ALIVE"   16" x 20"   oil on canvas

"WHERE FAIRY TALES COME ALIVE"   16" x 20"   oil on canvas

While on a painting weekend with artists Carol Arnold and Andrea Scheidler, we painted Carol’s daughter Grace.  When I found out Grace’s two sisters, Rachel and Sarah, along with friend Paige, were also coming with Grace, I thought... hmmmm.   Let’s do a Pajama Party!

Watch this video to get a look at the behind the scenes of how we learned that painting children from life can become a joy for all.   Click below to enjoy!

First Prize awarded by The Art Renewal Center

"SPRING TEACUPS"   30 x 24   oil on canvas

    I am honored!!!

    Coming home from Kristen Thies's Art Exhibition at Cape Cod, selling all 6 paintings, I find The First Prize in the Still Life Category is awarded to my "Spring Teacups" from The Art Renewal Center. I entered 5 artworks, one winning first, the other four paintings making it to the finalists category!  Next comes the ARC Living Master's Gallery. Thank you ARC!!!

Nancy

For more information visit:

http://www.artrenewal.org/pages/salon_winners.php?contest=2011-2012 Salon&page=main#StillLifeWinners

 

New Artworks! New Exhibition!

"BEST FRIENDS"   12 x 8   oil SOLD

"BEST FRIENDS"   12 x 8   oil

SOLD

Come join us on Cape Cod and enjoy our new artworks in:

“A Return to Understated Elegance”

Curated & hosted by Kristen Thies        

July 6-8, 2012

“Here I go exploring new ways to celebrate life through art!”  Nancy

                                                                                            

For more information and to view more paintings visit:

http://www.westwindfineart.com 

or call Kristen Thies at 508 566-9463

Putney Painters teach at the Scottsdale Artist School!

Six days of Workshops, Demonstrations, Lectures and FUN with the East Coasts leading contemporary realism group from Putney, Vermont! 

Six days of Workshops, Demonstrations, Lectures and FUN with the East Coasts leading contemporary realism group from Putney, Vermont! 

We are getting excited about the Putney Painter's week at the Scottsdale Artist School.  My 3 day workshop is FULL, however we just posted my slideshow/lecture, "Journey of Learning & Discovery" on Friday, January 20th, 2012 & meets at 7:00-9:00pm.  Cost $25.00  The whole $25.00 is donated to the Scottsdale Artist School!  Win-win situation for you, myself and the school!

To sign up for my slideshow/lecture go to:

http://scottsdaleartschool.org/instructor/instructordetail/id/375

Putney Painter's week  January 16th - January 20th, 2012.  This week is going to rock the universe!!!

For more information visit: http://www.scottsdaleartschool.org/

For more information visit:

http://www.scottsdaleartschool.org/

Art of the West

You can still get this magazine article by going to:  https://www.aotw.com/#/artist/112

Nov/Dec issue 2011

Here is my published interview with the ART of the WEST magazine titled: “Making Music”.