Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Community art work from all of our AmeriCorps / Community Art Collaborative sites will be on display at MICA soon! The House Of Ruth Maryland will be represented by a selection of Worry Dolls and collograph-printed pillows created by the women in the Empowerment Therapy Group and youth under the age of ten. It's an art series that is participatory in nature. Here is the awesome looking postcard...

Come to this show Baltimore!

ETA: There is a selection of affordable ART made by the youth available at Ruth's Closet! 100% of the proceeds go the the House Of Ruth Maryland programs.

Youth Art For Sale!

Check out these fantastic Worry Dolls that were created by the youth at House Of Ruth Maryland! They are really affordable and super adorable, no lie. 100% of the proceeds go to the shelter programs.

I cannot recommend these enough, I honestly want to horde them all for myself. They are perfect as a gift for a loved one...and it's never too early to shop for Xmas stocking stuffers. Please consider a very small purchase of art made by very important children.

ETA: These pieces are now available at Ruth's Closet!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Being a Professional

I just designed a website and new business cards!

Here's what the front of my business cards look like!

The website has a healthy start, but it's not nearly finished. And soon, I will be setting up a paypal account in order to sell some of my pieces. Here it is, check it! shanagoetsch.com

Other than that, I am printing my thousands of collographs all up in here!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

More Crit photos

The lovely Alexis Iammarino sent me these photos that she shot during our final crit...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Row Houses Galore

Today we had our final crit, which was excellent. So I'm definitely ending this semester on a high note...we go back to class in mid-June and then we graduate and have our final visual thesis show up in July. YAY!

The last two suites of images were what I presented today...and I got photos! I can only imagine the printed piece when it has over 4,000 prints. There are only about 400 finished now and I was still impressed. I had never seen them all at once, rolled out, so it was a proud moment. I was also pleased with how the four large plates turned out...very worn and dilapidated, and the inks dimmed the brightness of the materials I used....the color was dimmed or covered, just like domestic violence does to people. The metaphor was sound, and it was 'read' by everyone at crit. Very cool.

After crit I hung the second portion of my thesis at Jubilee Arts (the large scale plates pictured below) along with the shelter residents' art which revolved around the idea of "safe spaces".  I think it looks good, but it's so difficult to take photos of art through glass. I'm not satisfied, so I'll have to try again tomorrow, when I drop off the statements and put the finishing touches on it for Friday's opening. But these photos (below) are a good representation of my work. I will update the flickr sites soon enough and post a link to the exhibition images. Until then, final crit images!