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The Sound of One Hand: Reaching Beyond the limits of Traditional Ink Painting

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

China Sumi Art Exhibition

Sumi-e by Ransui Yakata

The first ICCPS International Exhibition in China

We are pleased to announce the ICCPS exhibition at the Museum of AnShan City, LiaoNing province, China from Sep 19, 2011 to Oct 3, 2011. This exhibition is supported by the administration bureau of AnShan City, LiaoNing province, China LiaoNing Artist Association, and ICCPS China LiaoNing branch. Top professional artists’ in China will join the event, and It will therefore be one of the biggest and the most important exhibitions in ICCPS’s history of events.

The exhibition is open to international members of the ICCPS and also to non-members of the sumi society. Applications are due by June 17th and artwork is due by July 15th. Please contact me for further information, guidelines, and application. I am happy to answer any questions.

Casey Shannon Studio 
 Director North American branch ICCPS 

国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家

Monday, May 23, 2011

Spring Flower Fall

Spring Flower Fall
Contemporary Sumi-e by Casey Shannon

This image was created using sumi (ink) and watercolor painted on Shuen Paper (Xuan Paper). What is Shuen Paper you might ask? It is Chinese rice paper. Rice paper is the brush painter's canvas. Mastering the way ink behaves on the different rice papers is one of the essential skills of the brush painter. There are basically two kinds of rice paper -- raw paper and sized paper. Shuen Paper (Xuan Paper) is raw paper and the most popular paper in China among brush painters and calligraphers. It is the most sensitive of the rice papers, cheerfully displaying dynamic strokes and complex shade variations with translucent fluidity and original spontaneity. These tiny pink flowers grow abundantly on the hillsides in Carmel in the Spring and cascade in the wind like pink waterfalls. 

The original sumi-e has been SOLD.
However you can purchase beautiful art prints at


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