This web page provides information about the artist Mercedes Cachago Lokrheim. It contains samples of Merced's paintings, some still available, while others are sold. Mercedes has her roots in Ecuador, but currently lives and works in Norway. She has a Studio at the “Glasslåven Kunstsenter,” at the historical and cultural site Granavollen in the region of Hadeland. She is one of a select group of respected artists with a variety of specialties. Mercedes is currently working on large projects, one of which is an international exhibition where the theme is to focus on the impact of the exploitation of oil in environmentally sensitive areas, highlighting Yasuni National Park in the rain forest in Ecuador, and Lofoten, a peninsula in Northern Norway currently dependent on fishing. To purchase a painting please contact us and we will provide information about a gallery where you can do this. Glasslåven Kunstsenter being one of these.

NEWS

Postponed art lottery draw

Dear friends from Norway, Ecuador, or other countries.

I am contacting you now to inform you that I was unable able to organize the drawing in the art lottery, first scheduled for December 2019, and then later postponed for May 2020.

I am very sorry for not being able to hold the lottery drawing at any of these dates.

There are reasons:

I did not manage to sell sufficient lottery tickets (of 1000 I only sold 27)

I returned to Norway late last year with the goal of selling many lottery tickets there, but had to return to Ecuador quickly in order to organize the next exhibition (February) in the museum in Ambato where I actually had high expectations about making lottery ticket sales.

Having started the exhibition in Ambato, as you all know, the virus COVID-19 hit (in Ecuador as well) and the exhibition was closed. My paintings are still at the museum, which is closed. The painting donated to the lottery is still there.

I am trying to be realistic with the next steps but will make sure that this lottery drawing eventually takes place, regardless. Hopefully new waves of COVID-19 will not happen. The new date for the lottery drawing will be during May 2021, In la Casa de Cultura Ecuatoriana Benjamín Carrión Quito, Ecuador (www.casadelacultura.gob.ec), during the last week of May 2021, or at Glasslåven Kunstsenter, Gran, Norway (www.glasslaven.no) during the first week of May 2021, either in Norway, or in Ecuador, depending on where I where I will at the time.

The painting will be delivered to the winner, regardless of the country of residence.

This painting is my work and is part of the collection of 60 paintings of the project extraction of oil in vulnerable nature. Its dimensions are 1.60m X 2.00m and has a value of 20,000 USD.

However, I am donating this painting to collect funds for social work, as is stated on the ticket. I cannot fulfill this work without selling enough lottery tickets, and obviously I depend on your help in buying the tickets.

A lottery ticket costs 25 USD (or 250 NOK).

Again, I beg forgiveness for not being able to complete the art lottery on the previous planned dates, and I thank you all for your understanding in this.

Please accept my sincere greetings.

Regards

Merceds

Quito, 14.july.2020


Exhibition Closed early due to COVID-19, Ambato, Ecuador

Due to COVID-19 the exhibition in Ambato, Ecuador was forced to close only 6 days after its opening. The exhibition got a lot attention from visitors and the media.

More than 100000 visitors passed through during these 6 days. The message came through loud and clear, as many of them had tears in their eyes.

The exhibition was open to 26 feb. 2020.

Quito, 26.feb.2020


Exhibition in Ambato, Ecuador

In order to continue with the art project called "Exploitation of oil in environmentally vulnerable areas, Lofoten-Norway, Yasusní-Ecuador", Mercedes will be holding another exhibition, this time in Ambato,Ecuador.

20Feb-27 Mar 2020 Museo Provincial Casa del Portal, Ambato, Ecuador

Quito, 20.feb.2020


New site and features

Welcome to this new presentation for the artist Mercedes Cachago Lokrheim. On this version we provide more details about Mercedes and her journey as an artist on her Bigraphy, we would also like to announce that a selected and numbered collection of digigraphies has been produced and are available for sale.

Our album of recent events has been updated into two sections(New Album & Old Album), the old album contains the album for the previous version, the new album contains photos of the latest and more important events.

The section "Art Galleries" contains two sections as well(New Gallery & Old Gallery), the old Gallery containg the previous gallery. The new gallery containing some of the newest creations

Merceds is currently working on two significant projects, we have the pleasure the pleasure to announce our new section called "Projects". This section contains information about two ongoing projects that Mercedes is working on at the moment.

We added a new section as well called Press Releases, here you will find Press News about Mercedes, her projects and exhibitions. Content will be published afterwards.

WELCOME!

Jaren, 05.jan.2020

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