Thursday, July 19, 2018

Spring & Summer Shows

As usual, I am a day late and a dollar short on documenting the exhibitions I'm in...

This photo was taken during the reception for the juried show, The Modern Landscape, at RedLine Milwaukee in June. It is a very far away image of my two, tiny pieces you can see in the middle there, right above that person's head-- courtesy of Jake Hill.



And this photo is from the Faculty Exhibition at Howard Community College, which is still up! My mandalas are in the middle.



Earlier this spring was the exhibition Our Words Will Be Heard, at the Modell-Lyric in Baltimore. Here's a photo of me in front of my work, at the opening reception!



That's it for right now, Cheers!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

"Our Words Will Be Heard" Exhibition!

Coming up, next week at the Modell-Lyric! Stop by and see some great work from kiddo artists, and some adult artists too, like me! ;)



Saturday, February 24, 2018

OOPS

I entirely forgot to post photos of my WORK, from my last exhibition. Here are just a few, I took these at the Healing Fair in September...from Come As You Are...





Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Mailed!

Today I mailed this off to Arkansas to the Dead Bird Mail Art show...



...first time in a very long while that I have done some mail art, it was macabre Victorian fun! Plus there's a quote from a song I've been listening to recently. Anyway, it's mailed, BOOM.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Wrapping Up This (Crap) Year!

I am happy to welcome a new year soon, and I'll have a bit more time next semester to make my art. I have a big exhibition scheduled in 2019, so I will be working on that, and checking on another artists' work to compliment mine in the show, over the holiday break. I have some fun "building" to do, some work with architectural details as well as getting back into drawings.

I know this is a rather anti-climactic send-off to the year, but honestly....up yours, 2017.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Exhibitiony Stuff

THE BEST PHOTO...



Photo by Rob Clatterbuck, from the opening night of the exhibition, "Come As You Are: The Spectrum of Vulnerability" at Creative Alliance at the Patterson, August 2017. Incidentally, I had just gotten done crying a little. It was an emotional night. I was actually watching my friend/curator, Allison Gulick, watch me cry on the screen and it was a little too meta for my tastes. Hit me like a ton of bricks, and I fled the scene for about a minute, and had a run-in with an old lady in the hallway who asked me if I was meditating. I sucked it up and replied, "Yes ma'am, I'm 'meditating'" and came back into the gallery, where the photographer caught me with this. I can't say that I'm at all mad at the result, and now I have a lasting memory of that particular string of moments. This is an honest photograph.


On an even better note: I just found out this week that I now have an exhibition lined up at HCC's RCFG (the big gallery) for Spring of 2019! WOOHOO!


Sunday, July 16, 2017

UPDATE! Tomorrow! Catch Me On Sofie's Parlor!

ETA: The original date was rescheduled!

Tomorrow! I was invited by the incredible Brenda Hayes, whom will be subbing on August 16th, guests will be singer/songwriter/activist Maimouna Youssef and ME! Tune in 3-5pm WPFW locally or streaming online at www.wpfwfm.org.



Sofie's Parlor is the longest running radio show for and about women! 

Here's the archive link for the show!:  http://archive.wpfwfm.org/mp3/wpfw_170816_150000jjsophie.mp3


Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Big Show 2017!

I have one of my pieces in The Big Show at the Creative Alliance again this year...my piece is still available for purchase: only $150!



While I was there I also picked up a nice stack of postcards for the show in August! I am the red slice, because duh.




Thursday, June 22, 2017

Come As You Are: The Spectrum of Vulnerability


Exhibition

I'd like to invite you to see my work at the Creative Alliance, on August 26th (main gallery)!

 "The eight artists in Come As You Are: The Spectrum of Vulnerability offer their individual vignettes and artwork as evidence of their personal struggles and the power of resiliency. Working in a variety of traditional and non-traditional media, the artwork addresses essential themes of the human condition and moves beyond individual perspectives and particular stigmatizations."


I'll have some older work to show, some newer work that has only been seen by about 30 people, and one piece that has never been shown in public (!). You'll get a real wealth of my guts in this showing! Tempting, amiright??? ;)



What: Come As You Are: The Spectrum of Vulnerability
Where: The Creative Alliance, Baltimore MD 
When: August 26 - September 30, 2017
Reception on August 26, 6-8pm

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

CTP

Something that seems adjacent to my art practice, but is really much more integrated, is my relationship with trauma. I had some extra time this semester and paid for something I really wanted and really needed. I took a series of five classes which resulted in a Certified Trauma Practitioner (CTP-Clinical) designation. I received the certification from The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children yesterday, but completed my work on Mother's Day. Kismet.

How this will work into my community arts practice will be another story, but for now I am very proud and content with how far I have come.

All for you, mom...


Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Angsty Arts

Watercolors, for peace of mind (just a few of the many postcard size pieces I have been making lately)...








Monday, February 27, 2017

A Real Success!

The TFAPB Metallurgy Mavens at ToolBank event was such a great time! We had so much support from so many avenues! We also had a professional photographer and these are a little snippet of more to come...check em out! http://marlaynaphotography.zenfolio.com/tfapb-2017


Friday, February 17, 2017

Metallurgy Mavens - TFAPB at ToolBank!


In addition to a few watercolor on paper pieces for the exhibition, these two rowhouse pieces will be up for silent auction from me!


Make sure to get a FREE ticket for this TFAPB event on the 25th! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/metallurgy-mavens-tfap-b-member-show-tickets-31431480404

Monday, February 6, 2017

Work's Up!

Sweet spot on the wall, for my work at the Faculty Exhibition...