wow. I logged into my website 2 days ago and realized that not only had I missed posting about the last 2 shows I was in, but I also hadn’t added any of the new work I had done this year!The past eight months have been hard and I have been grieving and depressed for much of it. So much so that my daughter titled one of my recent paintings “The Great Depression of 2017”. damn. But like always, I paint what I feel. There has been a lot of positive things among the sad and in the big picture view life is still very very good. I have just allowed myself to be present and feel everything as I moved slowly through all the emotional ups and downs. And although I feel like I have been creatively off my game, I actually have been painting quite a lot this past month. So, yesterday I photographed the new pieces and updated the galleries. I am always struggling with how to organize the galleries on this site. Currently the pages are by medium, but should I include work that is over 2 years old? I’ve already pulled all photographs off the site.…
Additional July shows
Turns out I have work in two more shows this July. 4 pieces in 4 different galleries – not too shabby! I have a new painting in the annual FRIDA SHOW at Studio 10 in Arthouse on R. This show will run through August 11th. And I also have a small collage – and I mean small! 1.5 inch square small – in the MicroArtCollection – Part III at DaDas Art Gallery Boutique in East Sacramento. This part of the MicroArtCollection will be up through Aug 5th. So, you’ve got 4 weeks or so to check out 4 awesome Sacramento galleries. Ready… go! oh right, this also happened – I had a poem (I’m not a writer!!) published in Dime Show Review. I’m not sure how I feel about this.
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…
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.
Unhinged for the new year!
I have been asked to participate in a ‘works on paper’ show at BodyTribe next month. I’ve spent the last semester working on several series of monotypes in both ink and encaustic on rice and mulberry papers, so am thrilled to have a chance to share some of them. Since all the pieces will be hung without mats or frames, I’ve decided to show my latest trace monotypes. They are quirky and fun and perfect for this type of display. So come on out next 2nd Saturday, Jan 10th, for the “UNHINGED” Art Show and see the work of some of Sacramento’s favorite artists! The show runs through Feb 7, 2015. And the next Saturday, Jan 17th, is the 3rd Saturday reception at Blue Line Arts in Roseville for the Hallberg Merit Award Exhibition! The 4 award winners will each have a small selection of their exhibit pieces on display from Jan 9 – Feb 7, 2015. The 3rd Saturday Art Walk reception runs 6:00-9:00pm. If you don’t want to want until the new year to see some of my work, you still have time to catch the Twelve: Small Wonders show at Viewpoint Photographic Art Gallery! Show is up through Jan 3, 15. Merry Christmas and Happy New…
I have work in 2 group shows this month!My piece “Lobo” is in the show Animal Attraction II at the Sacramento Temporary Contemporary Gallery. The show runs Aug 7 – 28th and features work from some of my favorite Sacramento artists!I am proud to have 3 pieces in the show Wax On at the Davis Art Center. This show features work by the Sierra Wax Artist group (Sacramento chapter of International Encaustic Artists). Wax On runs Aug 6th to Sept 5th. I am also busy preparing print works for the upcoming Hallberg Award Exhibit at Sierra College. Show details to follow.