In honor of #GivingTuesday, collage artist Jill Allyn Stafford and myself are each raffling off a piece of artwork when you donate to our fundraiser for 916 Ink, a wonderful organization dedicated to helping kids discover their voices through the power of writing. Donate through our Facebook fundraiser (click here), and not only will you be entered to win, Facebook will double your dollars! Help us reach our goal of $1000!
February 3rd - 25th
I'm so honored (and maybe just a wee bit dear-in-the-headlights) that my concept was accepting into the upcoming ArtStreet exhibit by M5 Arts here in Sacramento. Details to come. In the meantime, check out their Kickstarter page for more info and some shots of their spectacularly successful, previous exhibit, Art Hotel.
November 12th – december 3rd
Better late than never! With all the after-election hubbub, I completely forgot to post this exhibit. It up until December, though. Stop in and pick up a little piece of art to give as a gift this season... or maybe just keep it all to yourself. Lots of talented artists to appeal to diverse tastes in this exhibit.
These will be refined and work their way into a piece at some point, but for now, I'm having a little fun playing Creator.
My modest little studio with a view of the neighborhood park. :)
After a bit of trial and error, I finished my studio/office layout. All the walls are painted (finally!), looong shelves for storing canvases in various stages of completion, and I combined my art and work desk into one to free up the other counter for—what else—more books to dissect. So far the art/computer combo seems to work (the computer slides easily to the back of a pretty deep desk), but we'll see how it goes once I really start to make a mess. Cross your fingers for me!
Sacramento area artists explore the art of disguise opens at the SMUD Art Gallery, 6301 S Street, Sacramento, on Friday, September 16, 2016.
This exhibition examines the art of disguise. Through a variety of mediums, including photography, fiber, paintings, drawings, mosaic, metal, and collage, Sacramento area artists depict the various ways of hiding identity or revealing issues of social or cultural import. The idea of disguise as a reality in the human narrative is explored; putting on masks to protect or conceal—while some of the artists approach this notion in a conceptual way, others depict a more literal interpretation.
Masked features diverse works by 20 contemporary Sacramento area artists: Dawn Blanchfield, Judy Butler, Laura Caron, Mary Dignan, Marie Dixon, Sha Sha Higby, William Ishmael, Jaymee Kjelland, Barbetta Lockart, Barry Lowery, Yoli Manzo, Eileen Marcotte, La La Ortiz, Carol Matthew-Rogers, Jill Allyn Stafford, Susan Silvester, Angela Tannehill, Garr Ugalde, Jace Ugalde, and Carol Wittich.
Wow! I've had quite a few artists express interest in being a part of the Tarot exhibit. I'm still working on the venue and specifics, but in the meantime, here's some inspiration for your creative subconscious.Read More
Tarot Cards are full of great symbolism and imagery, and you can't ask for more in terms of "open to interpretation." Even the names of the cards are inspiring: Queen of Wands, The Fool, The Magician.
This isn't quite a "Call for Artists" yet, however, my idea is to gather a number of artists who are interested in creating a piece based on Tarot. The theme of your piece would be inspired by a particular card, or cards, of your choosing. The size is to be determined (might be open, might specified) but larger than card size would likely be encouraged.
The date and location of the show are to be determined, however, I am shooting for early to mid 2017. Once I have a potential list of participants (no obligation at this stage), I'll be able to start compiling specifics.
If interested, post a comment or shoot me an email. Hope to hear from you soon!
P.S.: This is a work in progress that was loosely based on Queen of Wands, but I'll likely start a new piece(s) if the show takes off.