Monday, December 22, 2008
I am now back to reality and looking for a job! I wanted to put the word out in case any of my readers know of an oppurtunity. I have a lots of experience with the visual art world, office work and with general building and maintenance. An ideal job for me right now would be in the creative world, but allow me enough brain power to return to the studio every night. I am also willing to relocate to pretty much anywhere, although it would be best to stay in Massachusetts because of affordable health care. Keep your eyes and ears open and if you know of anything please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks to you my faithful readers!
The most valuable part of this experience was becoming more in tune about my own creative development, something that I could not have realized with out the help of my new peers and the conversations I had with some of the visiting artists. I made a particular connection with sculpture/printmaker Ed Smith who spent over and hour with me in my studio, and painter Barbara Grossman. Both had a unique perspective that allowed me to look at my work in a new light.I was spoiled with the size of my studio (about 300 square feet), the natural light, and the view of downtown and the mountain range from my window. Photos can not do the experience justice. If you have any questions about the program you can visit http://www.vermontstudiocenter.org/ or ask me about my own experience!
Monday, November 24, 2008
This might change, but until then, see you in a month when I will post all about my experience here!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Hotel Series #2 13"x10". Graphite on Bristol Board. 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
September 6 - October 11
Reception September 6, 3 -6 pm
HallSpace Gallery, Dorcester, MA
This show has been put together by John Colan, director of HallSpace in Dorcester, MA, and is addressing the relationship between an artist's paintings and drawings. I am more than thrilled to be showing with Dianne Ayott, whom I know through Montserrat College of Art, and to also meet Kate Beck and Eric Shigaki. The show is on display September 6 - October 11 with the opening on Saturday, September 6. I hope to see you there! Visit www.hallspace.org for more information.
ART IN THE ROUND BARN
September 23- October 8
Reception: September 21, 3-7
For the 18th year, Art in the Round Barn is a juried exhibition displaying the work of artists from throughout New England to be shown in a restored 19th century barn located in Waitsfield, VT. This exhibition was juried by Erika Carlson, Director of the Kidder Smith Gallery, Zola Solamente, Director of the Arden Gallery and Stephanie Walker, Owner of Walker Contemporary. I am looking forward to displaying my paintings and drawings in this alternative space, and of course to see my work along side that of other artists.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
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Monday, June 23, 2008
I am very happy to say that my the above image " Talking to Dad (October 17th, 1985- October 24, 1942) was selected to be the featured work of art on the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park's Corporate Night invitation! I am thrilled that Liz Gellar, who I originally met when working with the Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA selected my piece to represent the Corporate Art Loan program that she now heads at the DeCordova. For more information about the DeCordova and the Art Loan program, visit their website at www.decordova.org
I have been a member of the DeCordova Corporate Art Loan Program since 2007. I will also be participating in the upcoming DeCordova Auction, more on that later!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I am pleased to announce that I have been juried into the 18th Annual Art in the Round Barn Exhibition held by the Green Mountain Cultural Center. This show will be held in a 19th century round barn located in Waitsfield, VT. This exhibition will allow me three or more pieces of my choice to be displayed, and was juried by Zola Solamente, Director of the Arden Gallery, Erika Carlson, Director of the Kidder Smith Gallery, and Stephanie Walker, Owner of Walker Contemporary. The exhibition is on display September 23-October 8 2008 with an opening on the Evening of September 21st. If you would like more information you can visit the website at www.roundbarn.com I am not sure what I will be entering into the show, I will post new images soon!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
Here is a new drawing I recently completed. It is charcoal and pastel on paper and measures about 40"x 50". I am working on trying to create deeper space and including more pattern and color that is still being heavily influenced by African, Indian and Japanese textiles and cultures. Enjoy!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Below is a call for entries for artists of all mediums. A great opportunity to publish your work! I am now experiencing first hand what all my mentors have been telling me...it is becoming difficult to balance making art, documenting it and showing it, with work, paying bills, friends, travel and family. Making the work is not a problem, in fact that is all I want to do...it's the documenting and submitting that is hard for me! Any suggestions?
The live link isn't working for me right now so just visit www.studiovisitmagazine.com for submissions guidelines...sorry about that!
Hope all is well.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Kyoto used to be the capital of Japan, and although it isn't any longer it still holds a lot of really historic feeling from when it was. The overall feeling of Kyoto is much different than Tokyo. Over the course of two days we visited about ten temples, 8 Gardens, a castle, walked through a bamboo forest, saw real live geisha, and a whirlwind of other great events.
My brother and I both agree that we can't believe it had only been two days, it felt like we saw a week's worth of sites! The highlight was a hall that was filled with over a thousand statues that were guarding one huge Buddha right in the center. I can't post a picture because we weren't allowed to take any, but below are some pictures to give you a sense of our trip. Enjoy!
Monday, January 14, 2008
Greetings from Tokyo! I arrived six days ago and have seen an incredible amount, almost all of the major spots in Tokyo, and then alot of the hidden gems. I am travelling alone so I can take my time and go wherever I want. My brother lives in Tokyo so I do always have a place to go back to which can be a tricky part of traveling. I do miss my studio but my brother had a spot all set up for me when I got here that I use as a painting area. My first day I walked around his neighborhood (Azabu Juban) and Roppongi Hills, in the last week I have also visited Asakusa with famous temples, Shibuya with a famous crosswalk that hundreds of people cross at a time, as well as places like the Tsukijui fish market (gross but awesome) and a huge beautiful garden that used to serve as a duck hunting pond and retreat for the royal families. I had tea in a teahouse that sat right on the water...Ulysses S. Grant visited there during his presidency to discuss "the state of the world"! and the only Parasite museum in the world. It's great! I also ate beef tongue last night!
More updates later, below is a picture of me in Kamakura. Enjoy!