Over the weekend I worked on installing my exhibit at the Goodwin House in Alexandria, Virginia. The exhibit, “Paper Collage Scapes,” features about thirty of my landscape, cityscape, and a few still life collages. The show includes some of my older pieces as well as some relatively new ones that were completed just last year.
I’ve included images of the installed exhibit so you can get a sense of the space. I sort of like the contrast of the green wallpaper with my artwork framed in black frames with white mats. Anyway, I’m looking forward to returning to the Goodwin House in the next few weeks to give a talk about artwork, process, and experience with self publishing a children’s book.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 – 7:00pm Mt. Pleasant; Washington, D.C.
I’m running a collage making workshop for seniors and adults in the D.C. area. I will discuss my work and technique, demo my work, and proceed to help attendees make small animal collages. This workshop is being run in conjunction with my exhibit that will open at Mt. Pleasant Library on October 17th. The program is provided in collaboration with Mt. Pleasant Library and Day Eight, a nonprofit that promotes the arts in the D.C. area.
Saturday, October 12, 2013 – 11:00am Mt. Pleasant; Washington D.C.
I will run a workshop for children and youth on collage making. I’ll demonstrate my technique, “painting with paper,” and then assist attendees with making their own “painting with paper” collages of animals. This workshop is being run in conjunction with my exhibit that will open at Mt. Pleasant Library on October 17th. The program is provided in collaboration with Mt. Pleasant Library and Day Eight, a nonprofit that promotes the arts in the D.C. area.
The workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is required – so make sure you contact the library in advance by stopping by Mt. Pleasant’s Children’s Room or calling (202) 671-3125.
This month my artwork is on display in a group exhibit at Tryst. The exhibit features the work of three D.C. area artists who are part of the Bourgeon book project. Five of my landscape/cityscape pieces are included in the show.
This past Thursday was the opening reception for the exhibit. A big thank you to everyone who attended and those who were also hard at work organizing the show.
The Examiner recently wrote an article about the exhibit and artists, which you can view here. The photos from this blog post were all taken by the writer when she was attending the opening.
The “D.C. Collage Scapes” exhibit closed this past weekend. On Sunday I stopped by the gallery to pick up my work. I was pleased to see that several collages had found new homes, including the ones pictured in this blog post.
Thanks again to everyone who made it out to see the show, and who made it such a great success! This will actually be one of my last big exhibits for a while – I’m planning to take things easy in the upcoming months. I’m looking forward to experimenting with different mediums and finding new ways of being creative. It’s time to change things up a bit.
The show was at the convention center (a part of it is pictured above).
Just about thirty collages were on display that I had to take-down and pack-up into the car.
At night we were driving by the convention center and saw this sign that was advertising different events that would take place there. And then we saw this:
I was pretty excited to see that the show was being advertised this way.
So we got out of the car and I posed a little bit in front of the sign…
Anyway, I’m a bit relieved that the long trek is now behind me. And I recently decided that this Charleston trip will be the last out-of-state exhibit for me for a while. I need to take a break from all the travel and become more of a homebody. I also need to get more rest!
Yesterday I installed my “From Fur to Feathers” exhibit at the North Charleston City Gallery, which is located inside of the Charleston Convention Center. I was pretty pleased to see how much foot-traffic the gallery gets.
Here are the two collages we installed by the front desk – “Brown Bear” is the image that was used to promote my show.
Here’s an angle of part of the space. I have just about thirty animal collages on display there.
And here’s a view of the hallway that you walk through to see the artwork. I was pretty surprised to see how much wall space I had. Anyway, it was great getting the show up. I’ll be back again once it closes to pick-up my work.
Yesterday I installed an exhibit of fifteen of my collages over at Beatley Library, “Animals in Paper.” The installation process was quite the experience for this show – I had to climb up a sixteen-foot ladder to latch the hooks into the molding.
Here you can get a sense of the height of the walls.
Some of the collages were tiered for a couple of the walls.
I sort of liked the way this particular one was tiered with everything shifted to one side or another.
Anyway, I’m off to start planning my upcoming exhibit in August – a two-person show in Charleston, South Carolina.
This week the “Subject to the Interpretation” exhibit at the Ward Museum ended. It was my second group exhibit at a museum, although the Ward Museum is the first museum that has accepted a couple of my collages into its permanent collection. They now own my “Flamingo Dancers” (above) and “Mallard Duck” (below). I’m happy to know that those collages now have a permanent home there – and I also like how the museum owns some work by the illustrator Charley Harper. I’m honored that my collages were in an exhibit that featured a couple of Harper’s pieces.
Here I am posed in front of my “Mallard Duck” collage in the exhibit. To the left of the piece is a picture of the Duck & Fish book cover – the Ward Museum is also selling my book in their gift shop.
And here I am checking out my book in the shop.
Above is a picture of the Ward Museum – it has a pretty interesting structure. I’m glad I was able to swing by Salisbury, Maryland to check out the show before it ended.