Abstractly Speaking at Woman Made Gallery

I am honored to have had my artwork, Leaf Stack #20, juried into the Abstracting Speaking exhibition hosted by Woman Made Gallery in Chicago. 31 artists working in various media were chosen by juror, Melanee Cooper, owner of Melanee Cooper Gallery in Chicago.

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Field Studies at Sierra Arts Gallery

It seemed like it was up and down in no time at all. February is the shortest month, but the time my solo exhibition, Field Studies, was up at Sierra Arts Gallery in Reno, Nevada seemed to go even quicker.

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Field Studies Exhibition

It didn’t seem like much, the pile on the floor. But it represented over a year’s worth of work. 21 artworks were rolled, wrapped and packed up, ready to take to Reno for my long anticipated solo exhibition at the Sierra Arts Gallery.

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World of Threads Festival

As a got off the plane, I was surprised how quickly I had made it through customs. The next hurdle was trying to make my way to the train. With a little human help and some signs, I was able to board the express train to downtown Toronto. I was in the city for my first international artist reception.

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Mini Leaf Stack Series

As a member of the Boise Open Studio Collective Organization, I participate in the big annual open studio event each October. This weekend over 60 artists will open the doors of their studio to the public. I will have my studio open Oct. 13th & 14th, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For the first time, visitors will be able to see my new series of small artworks, the Mini Leaf Stack series.

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Field Study in Mud

Sometimes I have a novel idea for my artwork. Then, I have to figure out how to execute it. Inspired by the mud cracks on the playa during my artist residency last autumn, I decided to try something new. Would it work? I never know until I try.

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Field Study Series

Work continues on my Field Study series. In a previous post, I shared Field Study (O1P1) with you. It is the first piece in this series inspired by my artist residency at Playa in Oregon. Having taken lots of photos during my residency, there is still plenty of stimulus to continue to make more work based on that experience. Field Study (O2P2) continues building on that.

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Metamorphosis

I don’t like to apply to exhibitions that have themes, unless I already have artwork that fits that theme. I know some artists that make pieces specifically for these exhibitions and they enjoy doing that. I have found that I struggle when someone else is deciding the parameters for me. I would much rather create what I want and set my own parameters.

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Happy New Year!

It has been almost an entire month since I’ve posted on the blog. What I have been doing during that time? Enjoying being with family and friends, sitting by the fireplace on cold days, reading books, occasionally riding my bike in freezing weather, working on puzzles and not worrying about being “connected” online.

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Turning Over a New Leaf

“You are out of order!” someone says as the gavel hits the block. This is what I am imagining in my head right now as I am posting events out of order here.

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