Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Next Up...

Small Wonders, national, juried exhibition...I'll have two sculptural pieces in the show!


One of the pieces, Things Fall Apart

 
What: Small Wonders (Marcus Civin, juror)
Where: Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis MD
When: Nov. 28 - Dec. 28, 2014
Reception: December 4, 6-8p



This is the third national juried exhibition at the Maryland Federation of Art, that my work has been accepted to. I've had really odd/good luck there, for some reason. I guess I like visiting Annapolis once in awhile too. The capitol building, straight-up, looks like a little doll house next to Wisconsin's state capitol (which was modeled after the nation's capitol). The difference is also: traveling a barely one-lane cobblestone circle drive, versus navigating a four-lane square with stop lights, off streets and chaos; a quaint, sleepy seaside town, versus the second largest metropolis in the state, etc. It very much tickles me.


I also got word about a week ago that I'll have a solo show in August at Jubilee Arts, in Baltimore! That's my neighborhood art center, and I've worked with them as a community artist before, so it's pretty exciting news for 2015 already!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Update, Lotta Art!

Hurray! My piece, Nightlife, was one of the first to go at the lottery drawing at School33. Got this photo with (one of) the art patrons who chose my piece!




Thanks so much, Nancy LeMay! 

It's always very exciting and rewarding for me, to participate in Lotta Art each year.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MOAR EXHIBITIONS




Rounding out the year, I'll have work in these upcoming exhibitions!


What: Lotta Art Benefit
 Where: School 33 Art Center, Baltimore MD 
When: Nov. 8, 2014
(Lottery-style drawing at 7:30p)



 Nightlife, above, will be at School 33


What: Small Wonders (National, Juried)
 Where: Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis MD 
When: Nov. 28 - Dec. 28, 2014 
Reception: December 4, 6-8p
(Open late for Midnight Madness)


I'll have work in the faculty show at HCC, but more on that in the new year, as it's not until February.



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Burning Ones

Sneak peek, new piece in my series, Spitfire...




Seraphim (Burning Ones)


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Community Arts / Teaching Portfolio

I have a fairly comprehensive Teaching Portfolio right now, and worked pretty hard to get there. Check it out!




It's mostly youth arts, but includes STEAM, language arts integration, community projects and my college student's work.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Absence Of

I have really been feeling a weight of loss, from all over, as of late. Without getting into it, the absence of people has been permeating my whole being, and I just feel morose. So I've been trying to shake it off or get this feeling the hell out of my body. Therefor I'm leaking again. Luckily I work in a field where insides are okay to be outsides sometimes.

This is an exemplar I made to show the 3D class for their project entitled, 'Word'...





Saturday, August 2, 2014

Been Artin' Around

I've been fairly busy for the past five weeks, but have images of some exhibition receptions, which I have been very late to post, so here we go...

First up is the Things That Scare Me Invitational at Howard Community College's Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. The reception was in the latter part of June, but the show just closed this past Sunday. I received some really incredible feedback ("powerful", "arresting") and spoke to many patrons who wanted to hear more about my piece. I am only sorry my second piece was not finished in time for the show, but I wasn't about to rush it. Also, I was in the show with Fahimeh Vahdat, who was one of my past painting professors in undergrad at MIAD. It's extra special when one is in a show with their professor, in my opinion.









 Fahimeh Vahdat in front of her piece






Next up, ALLOVERSTREET and ArtScape!

ALLOVERSTREET is a fun gallery/event walk that happens once a month in the East Oliver Street area. We were lucky to have our soft opening of GUTSY: Taking the Fear Factor Our of Feminism that same weekend, so we got tons of foot traffic that first night...I believe the attendance numbers for us were in the eighties...not too shabby.



Incidentally, the piece above was made by one of my former students at HCC, Ingrid Nuttle. Remember what I just said up there about showing with professors...well this way is even better for me!









my piece, Sole Intention


























Onto ArtScape, I have less photos of that because frankly, we were flyering for GUTSY the whole time and I was exhausted, what with my two jobs and playing Regional Coordinator that weekend. I did see some great acting and this little bit of stage fighting practice with The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, which I enjoyed...






the flyering team



and some backdoor shenanigans

More images of TFAP-B's events, and specifically, the Storytelling Circle with Power Inside are detailed here.

And just one, last, little reminder:

Join us 6-9 pm, at 440 E. Oliver Street in Baltimore!







Monday, June 30, 2014

Gettin' Gutsy with TFAP-B

inittowinit...



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

INAUGURAL EXHIBITION BY THE FEMINIST ART PROJECT – BALTIMORE 

GUTSY: TAKING THE FEAR FACTOR OUT OF FEMINISM

July 18 - August 8, 2014
Gallery CA - 440 East Oliver Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
info@galleryca.org - 410.246.7660 - galleryca.org

Please join The Feminist Art Project – Baltimore (TFAP-B) for GUTSY: Taking the Fear Factor Out of Feminism, an exhibition which seeks to highlight the work of female artists and artists dealing with feminist issues, themes and aesthetics.

Juried by Allison Gulick, the Exhibition Coordinator for TFAP-B, and Katie Bachler, artist-in-residence at the BMA and the Director of Community Outreach and Programs for the Women's Center for Creative Work (WCCW) in Los Angeles, GUTSY features work by regional artists: Mary Anne Arntzen, Lindsey Bailey, Joanne Barnum, Anne Boisvert, Lindsey Bottos, Christopher Chen, Joan Cox, Annie Farrar, Tanya Garcia, Marian Glebes, Shana Goetsch, Jolie Kumin, Sophie Monosmith, Agnes Moon, Ingrid Nuttle, Irene O'Leary, Quinn Palmer, Margret Rogers, Rachel Rotenburg, FORCE:Upsetting Rape Culture, Avery Von Ringle, and Allison Yasukawa.


Exhibition Events:

ArtScape Weekend Gallery Hours: July 18 - 20, 12 - 4 pm
Regular Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 12 - 4 pm
GUTSY Storytelling Circle with Power Inside: July 23, 7 - 9 pm
Exhibition Reception: Friday, August 8th, 6 - 9 pm

Please find more information about the exhibition events on the TFAP-B website http://tfapbmore.blogspot.com/ or our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/tfap.bmore.

20% of all sales for the exhibition GUTSY, will be donated to local human rights and harm-reduction organization, Power Inside. Artist retains 80% of sale. Neither TFAP-B nor Gallery CA will take commission on works sold.

Donate new women’s personal care items to Power Inside at City Arts throughout the exhibition run.

The Feminist Art Project – Baltimore and Gallery CA are proud members of the 2014 ArtScape Gallery Network sponsored by M&T Bank.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

June 28 - The Big Show!


Hey hey!
 
My work will be at The Creative Alliance in Baltimore for The BIG SHOW again this year, THIS SATURDAY, June 28th Opening and Dance Party!

(6pm Exhibition Opening, 8pm Dance Party w/ DJ Exclaime of 4 Hours of Funk and DJ eDDible. FREE for Members or $5 for General Public)
 


  WHOOP!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

'Things That Scare Me' Exhibition


I was invited to participate in this show at Howard Community College. The exhibition is in conjunction with the Columbia Festival of the Arts! And check this out...cover girl! Hope to see you there!


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Good Times on Oliver St.

I have to say, Gallery CA is one of the few place in the world where I have actually felt comfortable at exhibition receptions. Normally, I have no one to speak to, so I stand around weirdly, and then sometimes panic about my own social awkwardness and end up checking out early. Anyway, all of that is to say that I had a good time at the I Like It In The City reception! Plenty of people to talk to and new opportunities to give out my cards. I've been trying to really make an effort to actively socialize and network more, because I have to pull double-duty now with TFAP-B. But the art was diverse and interesting, and wholly Bawlmer.

Here are some photos...












Thanks for the wonderful show, Gallery CA!




Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Call for Feminist Mid-Atlantic Artists, June 2, 2014 Deadline!

TIMELINE:
Deadline: Deadline for Application is Monday June 2nd
Exhibition Run: July 18th thru August 8th
Notification: Artists will be notified Monday June 16th
Reception: Closing Reception August 8th 6-9 pm
Delivery dates: July 1st and 2nd
Pick up dates: August 9th-10th
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GUTSY: very tough or brave : showing courage
marked by courage, pluck, or determination
a: expressing or characterized by basic physical senses or passions
b: rough or plain in style : not bland or sophisticated

Feminism, much like art, is about perception. You may consider your participation in this call for entry a radical feminist act against the mainstream misogyny of the art system, you might not. Either way, your participation in this exhibition will help support women in Baltimore. The Feminist Art Project – Baltimore and Gallery CA invite artists to submit artwork to GUTSY: Taking the Fear Factor Out of Feminism, an exhibition which seeks to highlight the work of female artists and artists dealing with feminist issues, themes, and aesthetics.

As part of TFAP-B’s mission to support female artists and local organizations working to support women, 20% of each work of art that is sold will go to Power Inside.* Power Inside is a human rights and harm reduction organization that serves women and girls who are survivors of gender-based violence and oppression. Power Inside serves women impacted by incarceration, street life and abuse. They offer direct services, advocacy, leadership development and public education to help women build self-sufficiency, heal from violence, and avoid future criminal justice contact.

This call for entry is open to artists in the Mid-Atlantic region that recognize the aesthetic, intellectual and political impact of women, regardless of race, class, or creed, on visual arts and culture. *Please note, the artist retains 80% of sale. Neither Gallery CA nor The Feminist Art Project - Baltimore will take commission on the sale of artwork during this exhibition.

JURY

The Feminist Art Project - Baltimore recognizes the aesthetic, intellectual and political impact of women on visual arts and culture. We are a grassroots, non-profit arts organization which aims to be inclusive; supporting local, self-identified female artists, as well as men who recognize and promote Baltimore area women in the arts.

TO APPLY
Artists should attach their statement and/or CV, no more than 3 images in JPEG formation (sound and video artists may submit links), a 2-5 sentence description of the work and why you want to participate in GUTSY: Taking the Fear Factor out of Feminism. Please submit materials in an email sent to tfap.bmore@gmail.com with subject heading GUTSY_Lastnameofartist. Artists are solely responsible for delivery and pick up of accepted work. Two dimensional pieces should not exceed 60” x 60” and must be ready to hang/display. Three dimensional works should not be taller than 72” and wider than 48”, unless previously approved by TFAP-B and Gallery CA. Sound and video artists are responsible for supplying their own technology for exhibition. Artworks considered unsuitable for hanging/presentation will be refused. TFAP-B and Gallery CA reserve the right to refuse any artwork that is misrepresented through documentation or is not the piece selected by the jurors. FREE.

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[i] "Gutsy." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gutsy>.




Friday, May 9, 2014

Images - HCC Student Invitational


The three students I invited this semester...



My Dean's Award-winning student, Ingrid Nuttle




Two great dragons from Antonia Fleming-Miguel and Ingrid Nuttle




And this interesting piece about "Time" from Charles Kendall




Awesome! They rocked it as always.