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Politically Charged

My first soft sculpture, “As American As Apple Pie”, will be a part of Blue Line Art’s upcoming show Politically Charged. I saw a few of the other included works this afternoon when I dropped my piece off, and it looks like it is going to be a really exciting show!  The show opens this Friday, Aug 26th and runs through October 1st, 2016. The 3rd Saturday Receiption is September 17th.  

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Members Only

 Trendy jacket from the 80s (I hear they are back!) or how I’m getting some art out into the world this summer? Well, with the temperatures already hitting the triple digits here in northern California, I don’t think I’ll be needing a jacket, so I’ll just participate in a couple gallery member shows over the summer months. I think that is a better fit for me. And the galleries are always air conditioned! First up I will have a photographic print  – a gold toned kallitype self-portrait to be exact – at Viewpoint Gallery:Silver Anniversary Members’ ExhibitExhibit Dates: Wednesday, Jul. 6 to Saturday, Aug. 6Artist Reception (Member Event): Friday, Jul. 8, 2016 – 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): Saturday, Jul. 9, 2016 – 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm And then a couple weeks later a mixed media collage at Blue Line Arts:Membership MedleyExhibit Dates: Friday, Jul. 15 to Saturday, Aug. 203rd Saturday Reception:Saturday, Jul. 16, 2016 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm There are a couple more upcoming shows I plan on entering in the coming months. I’m hoping to get that damn pie out in the world! My Fiber Arts class is over, but I’m still thinking and working in that vein – needle, thread, and dye have…

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Woman in the Convex Mirror

The multi-talented Bethanie Humphreys invited me to participate in a show she is curating at the Sacramento Poetry Center – Woman in the Convex Mirror: Women’s Self-Portraits. The show opens next Sunday February 28th and runs through March 26th. The reception will be on 2nd Saturday March 12 from 5-8pm.  I will also be a part of the artist talk at the reception. It should be an interesting discussion of why we create and show works with ourselves as the subject.  I also have paintings at Ambrosia at 621 on the Capitol Mall in Sacramento for the next 3 months! I’ve hung 13 paintings – several of my ‘Visual Quest’ mixed-media paintings, an encaustic painting, and 6 of my newest oil and cold wax paintings.  The work will be up March, April, and May. For additional information or to purchase work, please contact dawnblanchfield@gmail.com or ccooperxx@gmail.com. 

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