Workshop at the Postal Museum

Pretty as a Peacock by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Pretty as a Peacock” Collage on paper. 5″x7″
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I’m excited to announce that I will be hosting a workshop at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum on January 14th – Wild for Collage; A night with the National Zoo and Megan Coyle.

The event will begin with a talk on the issue of Wildlife Trafficking by volunteers from the National Zoo. Then I’ll give a presentation on the collage process while running a workshop where attendees can make their own animal collages. I’m very excited that the Smithsonian has given me this opportunity, and I’m looking forward to it. Hope to see you there!

New Book: Contemporary Wildlife Art

Contemporary Wildlife Art

Contemporary Wildlife Art

I’m excited to announce that a new book is out that features images of my animal collages – Contemporary Wildlife Art by Cindy Ann Coldiron. This is the second book by Cindy Ann Coldiron that features my work, and I’m happy to be part of another curated collection by this local artist.

You can now order the book on Amazon. And you can also check out more art books that feature my collages on the store section of my website.

Artwork Featured on Conan O’Brien’s Website

Megan Coyle's collage spotlighted on Conan's Website

Megan Coyle's collage spotlighted on Conan's Website

Last week I found out that one of my collages was featured on Conan O’Brien’s official website and all of his social media sites. Apparently it was featured on the homepage of his website too, but I didn’t get around to realizing it until a couple days after it was posted.

Megan Coyle's collage spotlighted on Conan's Website

It’s always great when your work gets a bit of attention – and it’s even better when a celebrity shares your work. Anyway, it was amusing reading over comments by people who liked and disliked the piece.

Megan Coyle's collage spotlighted on Conan's Website

The collage itself was completed over a year ago. I made it specifically for Conan’s website when I realized there was a Coco Moca section where they posted artwork of Conan. So it was my first attempt at trying to create him in collage form.

The feature definitely made my week.

Two New Books: “Bourgeon” and “Flowers in Art”

BourgeonThis past Tuesday night was the book launch party for the new arts anthology, Bourgeon, which is composed of articles by fifty D.C. area visual artists, writers, and performers. An article I wrote for Bourgeon‘s online publication on my collage portraiture is featured in the book alongside an image of one of my collages. I was excited to get a physical copy of the book after all the time and effort that went into its creation by the Bourgeon team. It looks wonderful – beautiful images and interesting articles. (Note: if you’ve received the first edition, you’ll notice that the caption under my collage portrait says it’s a self portrait when it’s actually a portrait of my mother).

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Flowers in Art by Cindy Ann ColdironAlso, Flowers in Art was released several days ago. Flowers in Art is a book by artist Cindy Ann Coldiron and it features the work of artists working in a variety of mediums. It also includes some of my flower collages. I have yet to receive my copy of the book in the mail, but I’m looking to seeing the finished product.

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Bourgeon Book Launch Party

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Bourgeon is an anthology of articles written by 50 D.C. area artists, including yours truly.

The book will have a launch party and book signing with the artists at the Arts Club of Washington on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 from 7:00p.m. until 10:00p.m.

Conveniently, I will also have my solo show “D.C. Collage Scapes” on display for the month of February at the Arts Club of Washington, so anyone who attends the party can check out the exhibit.

The launch party is free and open to all. There will be a cash bar and books will be available for purchase.

If you’re in the D.C. area, I hope to see you there!

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Bourgeon Book Project

The Bourgeon Book

I am looking forward to the release of this upcoming anthology that will include one of my articles. The project was recently successfully funded on Kickstarter. Thank you to everyone who was able to support the project – we wouldn’t be able to publish this book without your help.

What is Bourgeon?
Bourgeon is an online arts magazine that has published over two-hundred articles by artists about their work since 2005. The articles document the artwork and personal and artistic journeys of the authors as professional artists. The Bourgeon Book is a compilation of a selection of articles published in the magazine’s first five years. The book’s Editorial Committee read through the magazine’s entire archive to select articles for the anthology.

Which Artists are featured?
45 DC area artists that include yours truly. Visit the Kickstarter page for a complete list.