Since our show opened at The Coffee Peddlar in Harrison last month, Tony and I have been volunteering some time there helping Gerilyn and Pat put together a call for entry for a November show. If you or anyone you know is an artists living in Ohio, Indiana, or Kentucky you should check out this call. http://www.thecoffeepeddlar.com/?p=219
Tony and I are the featured artists at The Coffee Peddlar in Harrison, Ohio this month. Friday night was the opening, and we were blessed with so much support from our family, friends and the community. The Peddlar was packed with so many people, the air conditioner could not keep up with all the bodies and hot air. So many people came that we have not seen in years and we met some new acquaintances as well. Our sincere thanks for all of the support. Beyond just being supportive, the guests purchased 18 of the 50+ artworks we hung just the night before. Very exciting to find new homes for our artworks. However, the need to make new work is now our next quest. I am excited to see what we create.
Already July and I have only made a couple of new pieces since being out of school. In my defense, we did go on vacation during this time. However, I took lots of new photos while on vacation that can be seen in my two new pieces and probably in the many new pieces to come in the near future. I'm sure the heat wave here will encourage more art making time since I will NOT be wanting to go outside.
School's out for summer!
Time to get back to work and create some new stuff. The last month has been busy with ending school. Graduation is tomorrow for our seniors and then Monday will start with creating art.
Right now you can see my work every 1st friday and 2nd look saturday at the Middletown Pendleton Arts Center in the Visceral Gallery space. The place is growing. You should go and check out the artwork. I have sent out a couple of featured artist proposals and I am waiting for the notifications from those. Several new show opportunities in the fall. Feels good to have a few months to make the art and not have to rush.
The last couple of months have been busy with numerous shows. I had 25 pieces in the Visceral Gallery show that I did with Jesse Dornan. The show has now changed over to a "Full Circle" show in which the gallery owners invited all the artists they have featured back to the gallery for one last show before they move to their new location in the Middletown Pendleton Arts Center. You can see my work there starting Friday, May 6th and Saturday May 7th. Look at my "Where to find me" page for more details. I have also been part of a couple of shows at RUA Studio/Gallery in Kettering. RUA was opened by Mike and Sarah Puckett. Their shows have been quite successful. More to come soon.
It has been several months since my last post. The end of October brought a halt to my creativity for some time. I am still trying to recover completely from the surgeries I had on my art making wrist, but it is becoming much more manageable. I am working hard to prepare for the show at Visceral Gallery in Dayton, OH in which I am a featured artist with my good friend Jesse Dornan. The opening is March 18th. More information to come as the times and dates of the show get announced.
It has been almost a month since my last post.
Life has been a little crazy. I've still been applying to call for entries for single pieces and featured shows. I will post those acceptances as they come in.
The Semantics show was informative. I got some good feedback and some interesting feedback. One person gave me some tips on documenting my work so that the photos of it look as good as it does in person and another told me to be careful that the gypsies did not break in and steal my copper.
I have received two opportunities to be a featured artist. I have a lot of work to do to get ready for them. I will post more as those opportunities get guaranteed.
School is in full swing again. Teaching art is tiring and inspiring. I am going to try to continue to see it as the latter as to keep my own artwork going
Summer is quickly coming to an end. I have an artwork in Semantics Gallery opening this Saturday, August 7th, from 7-10. There is a twist...the public will be able to give feedback about the art. The gallery is putting boxes next to each of our artworks and suppling paper for people to write on. Should be an interesting idea
My husband and I have stuff....we finished our new art studio in the basement and are trying to move years worth of stuff into it. We have saved every container we have eaten out of for the last 10 years. Seriously, my husband still has his kindergarten papers. Anyway, sifting....
I got 3 artworks accepted into a show in Vancouver, WA. Spending tomorrow packing them and taking them to be shipped. Check out the show details on the "Where to find me" page.
I have been looking like crazy to find new shows to apply to. I have been sending my website to galleries hoping that one of them will see it and contact me. It seems like call for entries are getting a little slim right now. I have 3 new pieces at Redtree gallery right now for their show "Focus" A Photography Exhibit.
Exciting news!!!! We have been working on our studio in our house and I was able to put the first coat of paint on it today!!! I can't wait to get home from work tomorrow so that I can put the 2nd coat on. I keep thinking we can almost move in to it and then my husband and my dad keep coming up with things we need to do. I just want to move out of my loft, into the studio, and make art before school lets out for the summer.