Show postcard. Want one? Shoot me your address! I finally stopped with the watercolors a couple weeks ago and started the oh so glamorous process of matting and framing all the pieces for my upcoming solo show. I’ve mentioned the show right? Yes, well I am kicking to-do list ass up in here, up in here. Earworm. You’re welcome. As you can see, I finally decided on a title – History of Life. After created several lists of potential titles and driving myself crazy, I settled on an evolutionary science term cause I’m nerdy like that and the show is including work spanning the last 3 years. When looked at chronologically, I can see the path I’ve been on and how my work has shifted and evolved over this time. The oldest of the paintings were done right before my last visit with my dad in June 2016. He passed away later that year. A shift. Color left and I painted only in black and white. Then I wasn’t painting at all. Embroidery, weaving prints, a dive back into printmaking, sewing, all while slowly moving through grief and depression. A random doodle while on hold and – shift – drawing.…
The Art League of Lincoln is hosting a mixed-media show “Anything Goes” and I’ll have 3 pieces included in the exhibit! The show will run from March 1st to April 1st, 2017 Koi Mental State Once
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
I have a busy week ahead of me with 2 art deliveries for shows not in Sacramento!Tomorrow I have to drop off my painting “Songs from the Void” at Blue Line Arts in Roseville for the 2015 Member’s Melody show. Roseville. So close! Even more exciting is that the gallery is including a “Mini Members” show in the children’s gallery at the same time. My 8 yo daughter, Erin, will have her latest painting “Sunset” on display! How kick ass is that?3rd Saturday Reception is July 18th 7-9pm. Come out and see both our paintings hanging in the same gallery. On Wednesday I have to deliver another piece, but this time I’m heading way out of town to Benecia in the SF Bay area. I am thrilled to have my collage “Side Effects” accepted in the “Fragments: the Art of Collage and Assemblage” show juried by Robert-Jean Ray. Opening Reception is Saturday, Aug 1st 7-9pm.95 artists! I’m sure it will be worth the drive.
Well, it is a bit short notice, but I will have art on display and for sale at the Flywheel Grand Opening tomorrow April 18th! Also showing their work will be the lovely Jill Allyn Stafford and Micah Crandall-Bear. So excited!From the Facebook event page: It’s time for a party! The Flywheel Incubator has a new location to shop, create and connect and we want to celebrate with you.Thursday, April 18th5-8:00pmDowntown Plaza, first floor near Lens CraftersThere will be music, food, drinks, art and locally created items for your enjoyment. Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org. A $10 donation is kindly appreciated by clicking here: www.wepay.com/donations/pARTnersFlywheel Incubator Residents:Chalk It UpEben 07Juniper JamesL/C Mural & DesignNew Helvetia TheatreProject4TreesSol CollectiveSugar Skull ArtTapigamiLocal Designers:Ana AppleBart XVBKD SignatureJacobyKarishmaKings TribeMaisha BahatiPretty HandsomeVivid VenusWhitt LoreStore Partners:MediumRare Records – buy & sell vintage vinylReCreate Studios – make an art piece or craft projectLead Sponsors:Sports Leisure VacationsGoldman CommunicationsSacramento State UniversityDowntown PlazaPresented by the Arts & Business Council, a 501c3 nonprofit organization formed in 1987 to connect business with the arts. Learn more at www.sacabc.orgShould be a fun evening! Hope to see you there.