My art is about diverse cultures and their relationships within the social institution. There is an emphasis on a woman’s role in society. I am attracted to the use of color and pattern to describe my images. Working in mixed-media/collage, I create largely from my imagination. I am especially drawn to African and African-American cultures.
Dare J. Boles
Dare Boles has been a professional artist for more than 25 years. During that time, she has participated in national, state, and local art organizations and exhibitions and has contributed to national publications. She has served in numerous positions with local art leagues, galleries and church committees. Dare Boles has produced fine art in pastels, oils and photography. She was introduced to the art of collage while attending a workshop in the summer of 1991. This new medium both excited and inspired her work like no other and she hasn’t looked back! Her collages have been shown in competitions across the United States, winning awards and recognition. In 2007, Dare’s work was selected by artist Judy Chicago to be included in the 20th annual Woman’s Work Show in Woodstock. Il. Dare’s work can be seen at the Crossroads Art Center in Richmond, Va. Dare, as a signature member of the National Collage Society, decided to form an affiliate chapter in Virginia. That chapter was chartered in 2005 as the Virginia Collage Society. This endeavor has been successful and currently has 35 members. Dare has created works of art for civic projects. She developed a sculpture for the “Go Fish” project in Richmond in 2004. She most recently created a work of art on a violin for the Richmond Symphony’s “String Art” fund raiser. Dare currently has a one person show at Crossroads Art Center in Richmond, Va.; “WATER IS KEY’; which looks at the water well conditions in third world countries; and a selection of her art published in the catalogue “Who’s Afraid of Feminism”, by the WCA.