Members Meeting - Open To The Public

  • 09 Oct 2015
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • York Art Association

October Member's Meeting 
October 9, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The York Art Association is excited to invite all of their members and the general public to attend our October Member’s Meeting on Friday, October 9 from 5-7pm. Attendees will experience an informal collage demonstration by Susan Colburn Motta. Colburn Motta will discuss her preparation and thought processes and techniques she employs when making her collages. Be prepared to learn some simple and fun ways of adding texture, color and design to cloth and/or paper on your way to creating your next collage.

Susan works in mixed media, including various water-based paints, inks and drawing materials, oils, encaustics, print-making, collage with hand-made and altered or found papers, fiber and other natural and found materials. This discussion and demonstration will focus on collage technique. Examples of Susan’s work will be available to study, and she will demonstrate several surface design techniques possibly including frottage, momigami, and glue transfer.

“Susan’s goal is to move materials beyond their original purpose, to push them into new areas of meaning.  She is also interested in the relationship between text and image, often using text as image, both in her collages and in the form of artist’s books.”

Colburn Motta is an Illinois native currently residing in Maine, where she has been developing her art practice over the past 35 years. She was educated at Iowa State University, Goddard College in Vermont, and Lesley University in Massachusetts. She currently teaches drawing and design at the University of Southern Maine. Colburn Motta has won numerous awards for her works, including the prestigious Grumbacher Award for Excellence in the creative use of materials. Her work is part of several corporate and public collections including Key Bank of Maine, Biddeford-Saco Savings Institution, Allyn Associates of Manchester (NH), Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Portland (ME).

“Art is not about making a representation of something, but rather making something that results in a life of its own, that communicates feeling, ideas and experience.”

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Sue Wierzba at 207-363-4049 or email at

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