Thursday, October 14, 2010

website development

. . . but I don't LIKE neutral gray backgrounds!

I am working with a professional website designer to create , which will be my professional artist website. I may drive her bonkers, because I want it to look like a work of MY art, without detracting from my actual art.

So at the moment, I am scanning images of my hand-dyed fabric. Why? Because it has that crunchy texture I like better than a flat solid, and because it has a smidgen of color. the scanner is picking up the weave of the fabric too, which is strange. I may shoot photos of backgroundy fabrics too.

Once the whole thing is done, I will have a re-designed blog too. which I will actually USE to blog more than twice a year.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Vision Gallery

My artwork is at The Vision Gallery in downtown Chandler!

This gallery is fabulous - it is owned and operated by the city of Chandler (the Chandler Cultural Foundation). I feel really happy to have my work in this space.

Brave the road construction on Arizona Avenue, south of Chandler Blvd and stop in - the address is 80 South San Marcos Place (and yep, it's just south of the San Marcos hotel). In October, the gallery will move to the new city hall building, and the current artwork will probably stay up until then.

I was talking to the curator/director today when I dropped off my pieces, and Eric said I should definitely raise my prices- so I did! But I still want to SELL some - so I didn't make them too high.

Chandler Artwalk is now the Third Friday evening of each month - I will be in the Vision gallery for a while this Friday if you want to come down and say hello. Its not a formal opening, but it'll be cool.

sneak preview of what I have in the gallery:

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Opening Up

I have a solo show!
Well, its the coffee shop at church, but it is a nice space and good motivation to work.

I have volunteered to coordinate some art and artist things at "the grove" - and one of the things I get to do is put together a featured artist exhibits each month. So my month is April, (including the first weekend of May)

I have 10 pieces on display - including one BIG ArtQuilt which was completed a few years ago. The rest are pieced fabric, mounted on stretched canvas. They range from 11" x 14" for $75, to 20" x 24" for $160.

So, if you happen to be in the area this month, please stop by "the grove" and see what I have been doing lately. The church is located on Gilbert road between Germann and Queen Creek - south of the 202 freeway. 2777 S Gilbert Rd., Chandler, AZ 85286 480.883.3733. If the coffee shop is closed, ask the receptionist to let you in.

Most recent piece:

"Opening Up"
20" x 24"

This is the most recent in a series of works using greens, browns, raspberry red and golden yellow. Several have images of doors and/or windows, opening into light.
They represent what I hope for and what I am experiencing in my life right now.

North Window 18" x 24"

Orange Chocolate and Raspberry Chocolate 14" x 14" each

One more opening door:
I will be showing at the Vision Gallery in Chandler starting in June. Art on Boston closed at the end of March, but I have a few pieces in the Tempe Center for the Arts store. So as one door closes, another one opens, and another, and a window too!