Showing posts with label Fall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fall. Show all posts

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A New Look!

The Accumulation of Small Moments 12"hx12"w  Encaustic, Fiber on Panel 
Do you ever find yourself in need of a change?  Maybe it's a change as small as a new haircut or maybe it takes the form of a new look to a room in your house.  Perhaps you don’t want a new look, but a new attitude.   Maybe what you seek is a new view of your life or your work? 
Whatever it may be, it's always something fun to do because it brings some "newness" into your life.  We all find comfort in the status quo but a little change; something new can be just what we need. 

Frozen Music    5.5”hx11”wx6.5”d    Encaustic, Fiber, Wire, Found Metal
For a while now I have wanted to change my website.  I wanted to keep the basic design simple and focus on showing my artwork in a straightforward way.  I also wanted to assimilate various social media platforms into my website in order to create a more complete web presence.  My final revisions included tying in this News Blog into my website in order to offer quick snapshots into what is going on in my life. 

I hope you like my “new and improved” website!

Thanks to Doug Boehm, my web designer, for taking all of my handwritten notes and turning them into my new website.
Indecision   (3 pieces)      8”hx18”wx7”d     Encaustic, Fiber, Wire, Foam           



Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fall Exhibition News



                                                   Vertical Lines                                                                       15”hx15”wx8”d                  

Encaustic, Cheesecloth hand dyed by artist, Hemp cord, Wire, Found metal   


[v. in-vahyt; n. in-vahyt]    verb, in·vit·ed, in·vit·ing, noun
verb (used with object)
1. to request the presence or participation of in a kindly, courteous, or complimentary way, especially to request to come or go to some place, gathering, entertainment, etc., or to do something.

                                                      Unfulfilled Dream                                                        6"hx32"wx7"d

Encaustic, Cheesecloth hand dyed by artist, Hemp cord, Wire, Found metal
It is always nice to receive an invitation.  Although, today it is usually in the form of an evite, non-the-less it is always nice to be asked. 

As an artist, it is especially nice to be asked to participate in an exhibition.  I was very happy to receive such an invitation last month from Beate Minkovski, the director for Woman Made Gallery in Chicago.  The jurors for the upcoming exhibiton. From the Earth, Mary Stoppert and Carmen Perez have invited me to exhibit three of my sculptures; Vertical Lines, Unfulfilled Dream and Coming Together.

Coming Together


Encaustic, Cheesecloth, Wire

This will be my first exhibition at Woman Made Gallery.  From the Earth runs from November 15 to December 22, 2013.  The opening reception is November 15, 2013, 6-9pm. 

Woman Made Gallery
685 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fall Exhibition News

I love Fall. I love the cooler temperatures and I love the changing colors & falling leaves and I really love the annual tradition of switching out my summer clothes for my winter clothes. The sight of a favorite comfy sweater almost makes me yearn for chilly Chicago winter days…almost. Not only does the weather change but the city changes. The beaches close, school resumes and in general, the number of visitors is vastly reduced. Now I love living in the city, but the sheer number of tourists that visit every summer can be overwhelming at times. There is a small pocket of time between summer and holiday shopping season where downtown Chicago feels more intimate. The sidewalks are just a little easier to navigate and the restaurants in our neighborhood are actually filled with neighbors. I am particularly happy to welcome Fall this year with a number of exciting exhibitions!

Tactile Encounters: The Influence and Appearance of Textures
I am pleased to have five 3D encaustic and fiber pieces in this show at the Kemper Gallery at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Artwork in this show exemplifies how meaning and depth, real or perceived, is brought to a work through the use of textures and layers. This show runs from October 1st through November 16, 2012.

Four of my 3D encaustic and fiber sculptures have been accepted into the show Encaustics at the Kavanagh Gallery, Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, Illinois. The show will run from October 19 through November 17, 2012.

The Buzz
For the second time, I am pleased that my art is included in a featured program during Chicago Artists Month. This year I am happy to be a part of The Buzz, an exhibit featuring artworks using the encaustic medium. The show will be in Gallery 303 at the Zhou B. Art Center in Chicago and runs throughout October.

Pattern in Painting
I am delighted to be included in this online juried show that showcases work that relies on pattern as a basis for communication.

You can also find my art at the Illinois Artisans Shop at the Illinois State Museum in the Thompson Center (100 W. Randolph) in Chicago.

Image Information: Top image: Living Together-But-Separate-Lives, (5"x8"x9", encaustic, cheescloth, wire, twine) Second Image: The Mane (7”x12”x8”, encaustic, hand-dyed cheesecloth, wire), Vessel 27 (11”x9.5”x6”, encaustic, cheesecloth), The Pillow (on wall) (9’x9”x4”, encaustic, hand-dyed cheesecloth, wire), Vessel 30 (3.5”x14”x14”, encaustic, cheesecloth, wire), Vessel 29 (8”x10”x10”, encaustic, cheesecloth) Third Image: Considering Mies (16"x16"x5", encaustic, cheecloth, wire) Bottom Image: Tendency of Thought (18"x18", encaustic, cheesecloth)