Gosh things have been so busy of late that I forgot to tell anyone that I was shutting down my shelf at Monticello Antique Mall. It was a great 2 and a half years, but I don’t think you should do anything unless you can do a really good job, and I simply wasn’t keeping up on my end of the bargain over there. My other business: is really going gang busters, so I decided to really focus on efforts. I will write more soon as time permits!!!
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Very excited to announce that June 8th & 9th, at Collage on Alberta I will be teaching a two day seminar in using sea shells, rock and found objects to build a small grotto shrine. Details to come, but here are some shots to get you thinking!
Enrollment is now open!
Some shots of what we’ll be doing in our class. The first day will be getting the grotto built and shells, found object and other bits & bobs glued and grouted. Day two will be spent painting and learning some techniques that will make the shrine appear to have been brought up out of the ocean – a sort of an Atlantisian relic… !
Sacred Scraps – An exhibit at Willamette University Feb. 1, 2013
- Ever wonder how some of this artistic magic happens?
- Or how the heck we can get pieces to look so…weird~?
- What kinds of glue, wood, paint and random bits & bobs do we Assemblage artists use?
- How do we start a piece?
Well – Now you need wonder no more~!
You are invited to witness creative chaos, depraved wickedness, unharnessed artistic exuberance and all around bad ass artistic expression during an evening of naked honesty and shared resources. We’ll have samples of our completed work as well as some mid-step, in the process of becoming — something else…
On Friday February 1st, a group of experienced assemblage artists are going to show off their mad skills and divulge some secrets! Come ask questions,
Come visit and meet the artists!
After an AMAZING opening at Guardino - if you missed it, you can still see all the work through January 29th. I think I sold 10 or 11 pieces opening night~! I still can’t believe the turn out. Very nice way to end the year and start a new one… Speaking of starting a new year – -
It’s time to RE-APPLY for the Glean Artist Residency! As you will no doubt remember (actually if you do remember, you need desperately to get out more) last year, I applied and was a ‘runner up’. They had 61 applicants, choose 8 to interview (I was one of the lucky 8) but alas, when they chose the final 5, I was beat out by a LOVELY assemblage artist named Greg Hanson. I’m having coffee with him next week. Turns out he came to my opening – but I’d never met him so I didn’t know… I’m looking forward to meeting him and getting a chance to hear first hand what it was like to have Metro approved access to the holy grail of lost treasures – THE CITY DUMP!
The Glean application is due by the end of the month, so it’s back at it for me. It will take me some time to futz with the cover letter, artist statement and photos required. Wish me luck and I’ll keep you posted~!
Happy New Years!
You’ll be able to see this guy in my upcoming show at Guardino!
About three years ago I made a silent pledge to myself that I would someday have a show at Guardino – I’d seen the type and quality of art they showed and something inside me said – this is it… this is where I should show my work.
I’ve been lucky enough to have been involved in two group shows at Guardino this year, and am pleased to announce that I’ve been given a solo show there starting December 29th. The show will be up all of January in the Feature Area of the gallery (which is to say the western most side of the gallery).
I hope you can join me for the opening. We’ll have a little food, a little laughter, some art and you can help me celebrate reaching a goal and honoring my pledge.
I’m very pleased to be invited to participate in this year’s Day of the Dead show at Guardino’s Gallery on Alberta!
Please join us on October 29th at the Opening! More info can be found here.
Here are a couple pieces that are in the works for the show.