Tuesday, August 30, 2011

S.P.A.C.E. August Auction: Closing reception Friday 9/2

The S.P.A.C.E gallery is holding is annual August Auction to raise funds in support of this amazing co-operative artists space.

The closing reception is this FRIDAY  
September 2  

You can bid on-line  
or in person  

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 266 Pine Street, Burlington
 ....but don't delay, bidding ends THIS Friday @ 8pm!


– Peruse the site: Click “ARCHIVE” at the top of the page to take a quick look at the thumbnails of all work that is on the website. I have donated the piece "Waiting to Grow" to this event. This piece was featured in Somerset Studio's "Sisterhood" issue.
– Bid! Post your bid as a comment, and add your email address in order to leave a comment so SPACE can contact you if you win.

– Don’t be outbid!  
Make sure you check the box that says “Notify me of follow-up comments via email.” (right under the “submit comment” button) so you will be emailed automatically when others post their bid.

The participating artists are eligible to win a variety of great awards. Help your favorite artist win! (Oh! Oh! Pick Me! Pick Me!)  This year’s prizes are:
• Highest Bid wins a 2 night stay in Montreal, courtesy of Kasini House
• People’s Choice wins a $50 gift certificate to Black Horse Fine Art Supply
• One artist drawn at random wins a $25 gift certificate to Artists Mediums

OK! that's the scoop! Hope you have a wonderfully creative day, stay dry (we are still a little damp from Hurrican Irene) and be well!  oh yeah.... don't forget to bid!

Monday, August 29, 2011

New Work: Heroes Dare

Heroes Dare-Detail

Spirit, that made those heroes dare
To die, and leave their children free
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee

New work, just finished today.
Wall Piece
20"x 14" x 4"

Dedicated to all our fallen heroes. May you always be remembered.

Heroes Dare- Detail

Heroes Dare- Detail
Mixed Media Assemblage, made from old picture frames, book cover, clock & typewriter parts.
Heroes Dare - 20"x14"x4"

Friday, August 26, 2011

NEW WORK: Promises

(some times we make) Promises (we never mean to keep)
Promises-Soul House Assemblage

here's a new soul house assemblage. 

inspired by a line from a song... amazing how that happens, right?

The Promise
 Those tears on a gaping voice
Who's stretching arms match the hunger of mine

There lips will they never join

But always draw me closer and further entwined

With a promise dealer, understand all freedoms fade away

To a point of view, where many different pathways meet

And we're standing on this precipice with nothing much to save

But the deep blue screams of falling dreams with our next move
Heaven hide your eyes
Heaven's eyes will never dry

The shades of a thousand steel

Come flashing by my face in the fury of war

In desolation and abandoned fields

The hungry make their stand when they'll stand for no more

Hear the passion in their voices see the heaven in their eyes
Their hopes and schemes are waiting dreams of less than paradise
And sometimes we make promises we never mean to keep
And blackmail is the only deal a promise dealer sees
Heaven hide your eyes

Heaven's eyes will never dry

Any guesses on who wrote the song? Musically, not a huge stretch for me. 

You will be able to see this piece LIVE and up close at the South End Art Hop, in two weeks. I will be showing my work in a few spots, notably @ Alderson / Jordan Silverman Studio in the Soda Plant.

Thanks for stopping by... here's to a wonderfully creative day!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Winners and Losers

Yesterday, I spent the day at Artists Medium, teaching some incredible women how to make altered books. It was a great group and I am so inspired by their creativity and energy. I want to give a special shout out to Chelsea, Kristen and the entire staff at AM, who always make me feel so at home when I teach in their space! Thank you!
Also, I am sure you all want to know who is getting the Altered Book Kit.... Can I have a drum roll please.....

The winner of my altered book giveaway is Carol Berger... Miss Queen Bee, herself! Thank you, Carol for sharing the love of Glimmering Prize too all your peeps on Facebook. Carol is a terrific mixed media artist, herself. I can't wait to see what she makes from all the great paper and materials I'm sending her.

If you didn't win this time, don't worry, I am doing another very special giveaway at the end of the month. I'll give you a hint... it has something to do with boxes...and another class that I am teaching @ Art-Is-You in Danbury, CT.

After pulling together all the materials for Carol's prize I realized just how much "stuff" I have filling the shelves in my workroom. 

I've been busy working on new pieces for up coming shows and I have no where to put the completed work. So I have to clear out some space in the workroom. I spent a good portion of the morning photographing tons of great ephemera packs and old photos, that I just don't have the space for. 

My loss is your gain. Check out my ETSY site all this week. I will be listing like crazy.  There will be new stuff added daily.  This is just a teaser of some of the stuff I am listing....There will be lots of old photo lots, Ephemera paper collage packs, beautiful old sheet music, vibrant children's books with wonderful illustrations, and lots of rusty bits.  There might even be an odd curiosity or two. Wonderful stuff for all your mixed media projects.  Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have an artful day!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

2 days left to register for the Altered Book Kit Giveaway!

Yes, it's true you only have 2 days left to sign up for the altered book kit giveaway.
How do you sign up?
It's easy. All you have to do is post something about my blog to your facebook page, twitter, blog, etc. then comment to this post with the link, and tada! You in the running for this great kit to get you started on your very own altered book.

The kit includes... an old book to alter, (great title: "humankind") lots of ephemera and old photos, and found objects for embellishments. All you need is glue and your imagination. the winner will be drawn at random after i teach my altered book class at Artists Medium this Saturday.

Anyone registered for the class is automatically entered. In fact, I am going to open it up even further, if you are registered for  any of my upcoming classes, @ Artists Medium, Art is You - Danbury or ARTFEST12, send me an email, let me know what venue and class your are registered for and you will be in the drawing too.

Here's to being creatively brave! Have an artful day!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Altered Books, Art Auctions and other amazing things and a giveaway!

There's so much going on right now, I don't know quite were to start.
Let's see...
Two of my altered books...
angels have wings - detail- altered book
'angels have wings' and 'The Messenger of Truth' and are in a juried show at the Artistree Gallery in Woodstock, VT. The show is called "Unbound". Its a show that challenges the concept of "books" and features the work of 30 artists. 

When Jack and I drove down there a few weeks ago to drop of my pieces, I was overwhelmed by the quality of the work. There are some INCREDIBLE pieces of art in this show.

Messenger of Truth & 3 Marys Altered Books
The gallery had a kick off reception last week that I was unable to attend. But, I was told that despite the rainy weather, the turnout was the biggest they have ever had. 

The really exciting new is is that 'angels have wings' took won 3rd place! When I found out yesterday, I was so ecstatic and amazed. It is the first time I have ever won a jury prize. It is also the 100th year anniversary of the Triangle Fire. The events surrounding this historic event is the basis of my altered book, so in a way the prize honors the 146 who died in the fire as well. 

I want to thank Adrian Tans, Gallery Director, Tayo Skarrow, Executive Director of Artistree Gallery as well as the juror Deborah Davidson. I am extremely grateful and appreciative of this acknowledgment and honor.

waiting to grow
Secondly, I am so excited to have a piece of art in the Annual August Art Auction at the S.P.A.C.E. gallery on Pine Street in Burlington. Christy Mitchell approached me last month about donating a piece of art to help raise fund to support the S.P.A.C.E. gallery.  I was more than willing to help out for this great cause. My piece "waiting to grow" is on the auction block. This piece was feature a while back in Somerset Studio Magazine. You can bid online by visiting the auction website via this link.

The auction kicked off this past August 12 and bidding ends at 8pm on August 26th during the closing reception at the S.P.A.C.E. Gallery.  You can also vote for your favorite work while you visit the website! Artists have been entered to win gift certificates to Artist Mediums for People’s Choice Award and Art Map / Kasini House has donated a weekend in Montreal to the artist with the highest bid. Won't help out this amazing local art's organization?

Reliquary of Faith- altered book
Lastly, I've added some more teaching dates to my calendar. This coming Saturday 8/20, I will be teaching my altered books workshop at Artist's Medium in Williston. There are still a few spots left in this very popular class. Contact Artists Medium @ (802) 879-1236.

I am also very excited to announce that I will be teaching at Artfest 2012 in Port Townsend, WA.  2012 marks the 13th anniversary of this art retreat that continues to get better and better every year. Put together by Teesha and Tracy Moore, Artfest is the original alternative arts retreat. The workshops are considered the "the cream of the crop" and the evening events, the location and the attendees who come set Artfest apart from other events. The teachers come from all over the United States, Canada, England & Australia and represent some of the best in their fields.I am so excited to be teaching three classes there next March: Soul Houses Books Unbound, Sailor's Valentines.

To celebrate all these exciting events I have decide to do a giveaway. Post a link to my blog to your Facebook page, Twitter or Blog, mention this giveaway and my classes and you will be entered to win an altered book kit, that includes: and old book, photos, ephemera, fabric embellishments, and all sorts of other things that will inspire you to create your own altered book.Easy? right?

Make sure you add a comment to this blog post with your link.

The drawing takes place on Sunday, 8/21, so don't delay. Post away.

Have a creative week!