Welcome to Boxworkstudio!

“It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see…” Anais Nin

Artist’s statement:

I have been exploring “Found Art” since 2007. Of all the various forms of artistic expression I have attempted throughout my life, I find this to be the most freeing and satisfying.

I have always felt the need to tell a story in my creative process. The objects themselves indicate to me what the narrative will be.

It is so exciting to take disparate objects like a child’s toy, a scrap of wood, or an old piece of jewelry, and experience that “ah-ha” moment when they transform into a vital element in a story of morality, beauty, spirituality, and more.

I may give the observer hints as to the stories that lie within through the titles of my work, but am happiest when people make their own connections for themselves. There is no “right or wrong” way to interpret these pieces.

I hope you will become engaged in the little worlds I have set before you. Have fun!!!

-Angela Petruncio

Thursday, April 17, 2014

BOXWORKSTUDIO------Angela Petruncio, Artist: Announcing my NEW WEBSITE!!!

BOXWORKSTUDIO------Angela Petruncio, Artist: Announcing my NEW WEBSITE!!! angelapetruncio.com

Announcing my NEW WEBSITE!!!

I will no longer be posting here.  Instead I will be using the blog within my new website at www.angelapetruncio.com    Please continue to follow my work there and thanks for tuning in!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Form and Fabric V Artistic Gifts of The Season Show Nov 27, 2013 - January 5, 2014

Form and Fabric V is The Friends of Quiet Waters Park annual Holiday Art Show and Sale.  I and 5 other artists will  have work on display for sale from November 27th 2013 through January 5th 2014.
The reception is on Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 2 to 4 PM at The Galleries of Quiet Waters Park. Park entry fee is waived if you tell the guard you are there for the art show reception.

Friday, October 18, 2013

"Fire and Ice" in Recycled Art exhibit in Northern Virginia

The jurors for The Recycled Art Exhibition at Northern Virginia Community College accepted my piece "Fire and Ice: How Will the World End?" for the current show at the Verizon gallery in Annandale Virginia.  The show runs through November 17th 2013.  One of the criteria for acceptance was that artwork must be composed of a minimum of 75% recycled materials.  The NOVA Green Club at NVCC is very active in promoting the message of "Reduce, Reuse,& Recycle". I am very happy to contribute to this effort!

This piece includes lava rock from Iceland, a paper ring from a floral decoration,broken pottery, recycled game blocks, tree bark, photographs, burned paper, melted plastic and a metal keyhole.

Bijou II wins Juror's Choice Award in Fall Member Show at MFA

Bijou II

Also in this show:
Ha Ha Fortune

Invocation: The Cavern
All three pieces are 3 1/2 inches square.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Three pieces in "AACO" Artists of AA County and MFA Members

The reception for this show at the Galleries of Quiet Waters Park will be Sunday August 25th from 2 to 4 PM.  Go to this link for the full invitation  https://app.e2ma.net/app/view:CampaignPublic/id:33846.13113355488/rid:2b75acd120b2a3a8d909802810c1b212 The show runs through October 13th.  I have 3 pieces in this one.
The Secret (Sub Rosa)

The Augur-- Seeker of Divine Will

Man of Means

Friday, August 2, 2013

Maryland Federation of Art Celebrates 50 years!!


Follow this link to view a 30 minute video by John Jenson about the MFA. I couldn't be more proud to be associated with this incredible organization. My deepest thanks to our CEO, Joann Vaughn for seeing to it that this year of celebration has been such a mega-success. Congratulations  to Kate Stillwell for her excellence in chairing the Anniversary committee, and to David Diaz for his stellar leadership as our President.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

"1836" and "InHERitance" on exhibit at UMD College Park Art Gallery from 14 Jun through 2 August 2013

A wonderful experience, this exhibition displays a host of beautifully executed work. This gallery is an incredible space. I am overjoyed to have had two of my pieces selected by the juror for this show.  It's a show well worth seeing!


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Three pieces on exhibit at St. John's College Annapolis

Three of my pieces are on display in the juried exhibit entitled: Less is More: Small Works in a Great Space at the Mitchell Gallery of St John's College Annapolis. This is a fundraising event for St John's and all work in the show is for sale. You can view all the work at the Mitchell Gallery's website, and purchase online as well as in person.
 A reception that is free and open to the public will take place this coming Sunday at the gallery from 2 to 4 PM.

"Angeroma" awarded Honorable Mention in Eye of The Beholder: Art of The Found Object

I am honored that the juror, Adah Rose Bitterbaum chose to award Honorable Mention to my piece Angeroma: Goddess of The Winter Solstice.
The reception for the exhibition will be on Sunday June 9th from 3 to 5 PM at the Circle Gallery of the Maryland Federation of Art  (18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD). It is my high honor to Chair this biennial exhibit for the MFA. It is a show that attracts a lot of attention and brings the work of found object artists from across the nation to the gallery. Hope you can get out to see this fascinating collection before it closes on June 22nd.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New work for Eye of The Beholder

These are my entries for the Found Object show I chair for The Maryland Federation of Art.  The show will be in the Circle Gallery from 31 May through 22 June 2013. This is a nationally open juried exhibit.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

MFA Celebrates 50 years

This article was published in The Capital newspaper on January 20th 2013. http://www.capitalgazette.com/lifestyle/living/full-circle-mfa-celebrates-milestone-anniversary/article_76ea65df-b88e-54f8-b0a2-989436a57305.html#user-comment-area
I am holding "Sentinel" and "For Rachel" is on the wall. Both were in the Winter Juried member show at the Circle Gallery in Annapolis.