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Featured in Books:
Photoshop®, Painter, and Illustrator® Side-by-Side
by Wendy Crumpler

Wendy's art work is featured in the gallery (pages 344-345) and on the back cover of the 2nd edition (2001, Sybex), and on pages 340-341 of the 1st Edition (2001, Sybex).

1997, MIS Press
Pages 250, 251, 267 and 268
by Karen Sperling and Winston Steward

Wendy's artwork and techniques are featured in the book FRACTAL DESIGN PAINTER 5 COMPLETE by Karen Sperling and Winston Steward, published by MIS Press in 1997. Look for color reproductions of "big ole hed" and "Mardi Gras Cat" plus tips, techniques and more art, including a step-by-step breakdown of how to create a "Wendo Hed" on pages 250, 251, 267 and 268.

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    THREE, Volume 5/Number 3
    Page 66
    Graphics Tablets: Drop that mouse

    IdN, International Designers Network, The Digital design Magazine is published in Hong Kong in Chinese and English versions. To order this issue, e-mail info@idnworld.com for back issue information.

    June 1997, Volume 4/Number 3
    Pages 76-82
    by Diane McPartlin

    IdN, International Designers Network, The Digital design Magazine is published in Hong Kong in Chinese and English versions. To order this issue, e-mail info@idnworld.com for back issue information.

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    City Link
    Wednesday, July 15, 1998
    Page 63
    from "Gallery" column
    by W Kelley Lucas

    "Wendy Meyer eschews the traditional brush and pencil for a Macintosh computer. She has been producing the computer-generated pieces since the mid-'80 and has seen great strides in the technology.
        "Back then the software sucked," she says. "There was no way to print out your work. We tried photographing the screen at one point for a piece I did on my brother's PC."
        The results were less than ideal but that didn't slow Meyer down at all.
        Born in Rahway, N.J., Meyer moved around quite a bit before settling in South Florida in 1987. She spent 10 years in Atlanta, a town of which she fondly speaks. "I like it here," claims the 36-year-old West Palm Beach resident. "I like being by the water. When I first moved here from Atlanta there was a lack of cultural activity. Since that time some things have happened."
        Meyer believes that the cultural aspect of South Florida is blossoming but hasn't reached its full potential. "It's definitely better than it was, but it still has room to grow. I think that part of the problem is that people don't work together enough. ...Atlanta had an incredible art scene, there was so much going on. I figured if there was nothing happening here, screw it, make it happen."
        So, Meyer is trying to make things happen. Her most recent effort is a collaborative group exhibition, Postcards From the Edge, now on display at the ArtServe Gallery (1350 E Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954/462-9191). The show consists of 40 artists displaying their renditions of what a postcard can be, as well as an exhibit of historic South Florida postcards. Postcards From the Edge hangs through July 27."

    City Link
    Wednesday, July 1, 1998
    Page 59
    from "The Arts" column
    by Michael Farver

    "Highlights include...of course, the overproductive, over-the-top Wendy Meyer, who has a vision and command of color that is as unique and wondrous an eye as I have ever experienced.
    Wendy's mixed-media "Mailbox in Your Soul," "Tower of Babble," and "Five Fourteen," along with her digital "Missing Persons," are worth a trip in and of themselves. But take the time to take in the whole show, because it really is a summer smash."

    City Link
    Wednesday, June 17, 1998
    Page 61
    from "The Arts" column
    by Michael Farver

    Still got to serve somebody
    "Hot on the heels of the museum-quality Self-Taught of the South exhibit, ArtServe nails another opening of epic proportions this Friday with Postcards on the Edge, a multifaceted, soon-to-be-traveling exhibition that examines a historical means of casual communication (i.e., the "postcard"), the memorable part they have played in our culture and the possibility of their future extinction in this age of e-mail.
        The exhibit itself is overwhelming. It comprises five central components, including Postcards From the Past, an exhibition of historical postcards curated in collaboration with the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society and private collectors; South Florida's largest international Open Call Mail Art Exhibition, which features more than 250 works of art that have been received through the U.S. mail from 20 cities in Florida, 24 states in the U.S. and three continents, including paintings, puzzles, prints, fabric, photos, collage and razor blade constructions; The Postcards for the Millennium Project, which allows individuals to create their own postcards expressing a personal wish for the new millennium, is to be added to a traveling sculptural display that will change and grow as the shows travel until the dawn of the new millennium, when the cards will be mailed back to their creators; and an exhibition of postcards by children in local underserved areas, including a series of 40 Postcards From Belle Glade.
        That's a lot of postcards, yes? But wait, there's more. The showpiece of the exhibit is a multimedia exhibition of original work by more than 44 artists that addresses the theme of (what else?) postcards. I can't spare the space to list all the artists, but they include personal favorites such as Hanne Neiderhausen, Wendy Meyer, Susan Hall, Lois Barton, Anjal Soler and Vicki Cohen. Neiderhausen's "Passage," is a stunning assemblage masquerading as a heart-bound volume, and I can't wait to see what wonderful wierdness Wendy "Must Be the Hat" Meyer has cranked out.
        But wait, there's still even more.
        Cherie Carson, a choreographer and dancer of extraordinary talent and vision, will dance in Dress of Eleven Yards, a performance piece that premiered at this year's Klein Dance Fall Festival and explores the burden of women's overwhelming expectations, in the intimate ArtServe rehearsal studio, and Bess de Farber and Craig Ames will perform the spoken word and original music piece "Composing a Heart" in the auditorium. Meanwhile, Lynn Laredo will create an ongoing video installation involving viewers of the exhibition displaying an telling stories of the most significant postcards in their lives.
        This is almost too much content for the mind to accept. It's a must-go-see-do, so clear your head, dig out your favorite postcard for the video installation and get to ArtServe as early as you can. You don't want to miss a second of the experience. The opening is from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Call ArtServe at 954/462-9191."

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    June 9, 1993
    Page 34 - "Gallery"

    "She received: The 1993 Palm Beach Cultural Council Service Award for volunteer work while still finding time to run her full-service and design studio, IN YOU WENDO.
        She has: at least 30 hats, a degree in psychology, a dog named Alex, a 1986 Toyota pickup with no back window, and a fondness for Thai food, The Breeders, Throwing Muses and The Feelies.
        She wrote: 'Wendy hasn't slept in three months. She paints nacho-headed people on the computer and on canvas and creates site-specific installations with life-size plaster figures.'
    'The wild head smeary' computer-manipulated image" (caption)

    June 9, 1993
    Page 32 - "Twosteps beyond"
    by Katrina Schmidt

    "The computer fest also will go beyond merely exhibiting artistic creations. Wendy Meyer, graphic artist and co-chairwoman of Design Electronica's planning committee, will demonstrate how many technology-driven artists arrive at their creations -through the use of Fractal Design Painter, a color paint program that converts the computer into an artist's palette and tool kit.
        'It's basically like a big Etch-a-Sketch,' says Meyer, who will be doing computer portraits all weekend. 'You just 'paint' right on the computer screen.'
        ...There was no question that the museum would be the most suitable environment for Design Electronica. 'We want to show the world what computer art is -to expose that the computer works as a creative tool in society,' Meyer says. 'We want to break the boundaries of what people think computer painting looks like."

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    The Palm Beach Post
    Friday, June 26, 1998
    Page 35 - TGIF
    from "Art Notes" column
    by Gary Schwan

    "Postcards On The Edge is an unusual exhibition at ArtServe at the Broward County Public Library, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.
        The exhibition, which features works by more than 44 area artists, is devoted to the concept of postcards "as a historic means of casual communication in possible danger of extinction." Each artist has created works addressing the theme of "postcards." They include local artists Skip Measelle, Jerilyn Brown, David Edgar, Kianga Hanif, Claudine Laabs and Wendy Meyer. The multimedia show features art, painting, videos, books, sculpture and installation.
        The exhibition also includes historic postcards and postal memorabilia, and visitors are invited to create their own postcards, which will be added to a sculptural display.
        Organized by Woman's Art, a West Palm Beach artists' collective, the show runs through July 20."

    The Palm Beach Post
    Friday, January 27, 1995
    Page 26 - TGIF
    from "Art Review" column
    by Gary Schwan

    "Computer art is a hot new field. And hot new fields are always of interest to college students. So Palm Beach Community College has done a good job hosting an exhibition of computer-generated art.... Aping Reality: Wendy Meyer's Gorilla Art is featured in Electronic Images, an exhibition of computer art at Palm Beach Community College in Lake Worth. (caption)"

    The Palm Beach Post
    Sunday, January 30, 1994
    Page 1E from "Art of the Matter"
    by Stephen Pounds

    "Wendy Meyer rambles barefoot into a room teeming with the organized clutter of an artist.
        Cans of paint and thinners. Tubes of oils. Canvases of her artwork leaning against walls. And in the center, perhaps her favorite creative tool, an Apple Macintosh. A Macintosh?
        Meyer is a graphic and fine artists in West Palm Beach and works under the company name, In You Wendo Design. She does commercial work for cultural groups like Ballet Florida, for tourism and travel agencies and for hospitals. But she also "paints" on her Macintosh.
        "I'm known for doing the weird stuff," she said.
    ..."it's kind of nice that you get away from some of the drudgery, and you get a finer product. Everything is artsy and colorful," Meyer said.
        "The old way, you couldn't experiment. You had to decide what you wanted before you did it."
        The old way amounted to a cut-and-paste job. Meyer said she would sketch what she wanted for a page layout. She would order lettering, pictures and other graphic elements, and glue or wax them into place on the page.
    "Really messy stuff," she said....

    The Palm Beach Post
    Friday, July 2, 1993
    Page 34 - TGIF from "Art Notes"
    by Gary Schwan

    "...at the 1993 Dot.Pixel.Image Electronic Art Exhibition. The show - devoted to all forms of computer art - runs through July 6 at the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale....
        Prizes were awarded in several categories. Area top-prize winners include Laura Smith of Laura Smith Graphic Design in West Palm Beach and Wendy Meyer of In You Wendo Design, West Palm Beach..."

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    Friday, July 12, 1996
    Page 1B from "Art mixes creativity, technology"
    by Lori Crouch

    "Wendy Meyer's Peacemon, left, and Paul Aho's Arabesque, right, are two examples of how artists combine creative skills with computers. (caption)"
    Other artists are like West Palm Beach artist Wendy Meyer, one of the curators of the show. Also a graphic designer, Meyer always was fascinated by computers and has experimented with the computer to come up with her Picasso-meets-Hanna-Barbera images.
    Artists Paul Aho, left, Wendy Meyer and Clarke Blacker all have experimented with using the computer as a conventional tool to generate art work. (caption)"

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    Publish Magazine
    May 1996

    "Testing 1-2-3, by Wendy Meyer, is part of Digital Revision, a digital art show celebrating the 50th birthday of what some call the world's first computer-the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), created at the University of Pennsylvania in 1946. The show [is] organized by Philadelphia's Silicon Gallery, ..."

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    Palm Beach Jewish Times
    September 29, 1995
    Page 8 - Palm Beach from "Art From The Heart"
    by Ronni Dreyfuss

    "Quickly, the Special Olympics medalist coerced one of the teaching assistants to color the soles of his feet and started dancing on the paper.
    'It was one of his best works,' Ms. Meyer laughed. 'All these beautiful colors with these little footprints peeking out.
        Touching a student's nature collage, she said, 'I wish I could do this all day long for them. This is what I was meant to do.'
        Ms. Meyer has spent many years working with developmentally disabled children and adults. Since high school, she has volunteered at Special Olympics and worked as a teacher's assistant in SLD classes. She studied psychology and sociology with an emphasis on special populations at Emory University in Atlanta...
        The classes, which were supposed to last 90 minutes, usually consumed her Saturdays. And she faced other difficulties, including keeping Katharyn's attention on her work.
        'The challenge was to keep something in front of her at all times or she would lose interest,' Ms. Meyer said.
        Despite such minor hitches, the classes were 'an incredible success,' Ms. Gramentinie said. The students' paintings will be on sale for $100 to $300 at the airport exhibit.
        'These were students who often don't get taken seriously,' Ms. Meyer said. But they have a lot of talent.'
        She is looking forward to teaching another class, but Decision Day, during which children and adults vote for the programs they want to have, terrifies her.
        'This year I was so nervous to see if I would be selected,' she said. 'I wanted to do this as much as anything, including being rich and famous."

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    Palm Beach Daily News
    Sunday, January 2, 1995
    Page 1C from "Downloading a Masterpiece"
    by Jan Sjostrum

    "You have the ability to push where you're going with something beyond what you do in other media because you don't worry about ruining it," said West Palm Beach computer artist Wendy Meyer.
        A cross section of the work being done locally can be seen in the Electronic Images Exhibition on display through Jan. 30 in the Humanities Building on Palm Beach Community College's Lake Worth campus.
        Included are...Meyer's dusky island scenes and exuberant Gorilla Art, a one-of-a-kind piece she produced at an Orlando computer expo.
        The show, which is curated by Clarke Blacker and Meyer of the Electronic Design Association of South Florida, is the college's second computer art exhibition. The first major local show, Design Electronica '93, held at the Museum of Discover and Science in Fort Lauderdale, drew 220,000 people and was extended from five weeks to 6-1/2 months."

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    The Miami Herald
    Tuesday, June 8, 1993
    Page 1A, 1E from "But is it Art?"
    by Liz Doup

    "From computer to the museum, 'Point and click' creates new mix of art, technology. (masthead banner)
    When French artist Georges Seurat created his masterwork, A Sunday on La Grande JatteÑ1884, he made 20 preliminary drawings and 40 sketches, and then spent two years filling a canvas with thousands of tiny dots.
        But if West Palm Beach computer artist Wendy Meyer wants the same effect, she simply clicks her computer mouse. Voila! Instant pointillism.
        'Mixing art and technologyÑit's amazing what you can do,' says Meyer, 30, a graphics designer by profession and a member of South Florida's Electronic Design Association.
        'People don't always want to accept it as art, they see it as graphics.' Meyer says. 'But look how long people argued about Warhol and '60s pop art. Look at Van Gogh, whose work wasn't accepted until after he died. What's art and what isn't is always up for debate.'
        ...Click! Meyer draws a woman's face on the computer screen by moving the mouse to sketch the lines. Click! She colors the hair golden. Click! The hair changes to red and then blue. Click! The face shrinks. Click! The face is duplicated a dozen times...
        'What I love about computers is their flexibility and speed,' says Meyer, a self-taught graphics designer who took one traditional hands-on art class at Emory University in Atlanta. 'On canvas, you put down paint and let it dry. More paint and let it dry. With a computer, everything is fast. You can see your work immediately. You can fix your mistakes immediately. It's not that I don't love the smell of paint and canvas, but I don't always have time for that.'"

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    May 1987
    Page ?
    from "Alice in Limbo"
    By Steve Murray

    "Wendy Meyer's set features a large artificial tree, supposedly a magnolia, that looks like a baobab leafed with bright rags; it's swell. So is the upstage wall, a painted ruddy sunrise seen between the silhouetted bars of an ornamental fence..."

    November 19, 1986
    Pages 20 - 22
    from "Art Party: The Mattress Factory"
    By Lawrence Hetrick

    ...the best of "For Fun and Profit" was and is the installations...
    "Wendy Meyer's "Mass Hysteria" pushes narrative installation art to its limits. Unified by references to mass media, kitsch, and advertising, the room tells a story through details both realistic and fantastic. Plaster figures of a couple, male and female, lie on a bed eyelessly gazing at a blankly glowing TV perched on an ironing board beside three convincingly placed beer cans. At the foot of the bed sits a plaster "child" watching a floor-model TV console whose picture tube has been smashed by a well-thrown ax. Glass litters the game of solitaire laid out before the child. A nightmarish soundtrack plays; its drama (soap opera?) and advertising spots seem impossibly horrible and yet one knows they've been taped off the air. With its overflowing ashtrays, Noxema and Vaseline jars on a bedside table, and garish, "cute" big-eye girl paintings, the room reeks of spent violence and wasted chances, an odor of horrendous sadness."

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    Art Papers
    March/April, 1989
    Pages 11- 16
    from "The Mattress Group"
    by Thomasine Bradford, J.W. Cullum and Glenn Harper

    "Former Atlanta artists have a chance to stage guest performances.
    In 1988, Wendy Meyer returned from South Florida to install one of her satirical sculptural environments, depicting a woman applying cosmetics in a meticulously constructed, full-scale bathroom; viewers turned the work into performance art by manipulating Meyer's well-selected objects."

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    The Atlanta Constitution
    Wednesday, May 27, 1987
    Page 1
    from "'Lenoxwood' draws attention to site art"
    by Barbara McKenzie

    "Left, Wendy Meyer's 'Lost in Buckhead' depicts a bag lady, one arm gesturing toward the nearby buildings as if in protest, surrounded by brightly colored fake $100 bills with a fat cat instead of Ben Franklin painted in their centers... (caption)
    Artists who met the challenges of the site followed one of two routes. The first involved dealing with Buckhead's affluence and commercialism. "Lenoxwood" represents one solution. The most literal treatment is Wendy Meyer's tableau 'Lost in Buckhead.' It depicts a bag lady, an arm gesturing toward buildings as if in protest, surrounded by brightly colored fake $100 bills with fat cats instead of Ben Franklin in their centers."

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