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The MOSAIC OF ART - Episode 11

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DR. SCOTT SHIELDS is the Chief Curator and Associate Director of Sacramento's Crocker Art Museum. He has written books, catalogs and other scholarly articles -- especially about California painting movements and  contemporary ceramics.  He speaks about his recent commission to jury the Exhibition in Print that is featured in MOSAIC ART NOW - the 2010 edition. It wasn't an easy selection process from among more than 500 submissions. He describes his methodology,  highlights several of his favorite pieces and suggests what is needed for the mosaic medium to gain greater recognition. ELLEN BLAKELEY won the Best in Show award for her sculpture "Meredith" in that exhibition and she reveals her inspirations, work methods and personal history. Besides her distinctive one-of-a-kind mosaic artworks, Ellen has also developed a line of mosaic tiles for the national -- and even international -- design market. Is this something you aspire to? Ellen shares the ins and outs of that  endeavor as well.