Posts Tagged ‘Way Cool

05
Jun
11

First Real Exhibition!!!

That’s right folks.  The reason I’ve been so quiet here for the last few months is that I have been working away at finishing all of the images and sound for my first ever real exhibition!  And by that, I mean, the first exhibition where I have more than 2 pieces in the show, where I’m not sharing wall space with 50 other people.  I mean that the most wonderful folks at Real Art Ways got me a year ago, and they are now saying “Have at.  Here’s a room.  Do what you will with it.”  I get an entire gallery to install my own work.  This is somewhat miraculous to me.  And it makes such a huge difference.  I can’t wait to see everything installed, hung and playing all at the same time!

See, this is the thing with working on a huge scale.  I don’t have 14 foot ceilings in my studio.  I don’t even have enough wall space to hang all 9 murals at the same time.  When I put them up in the gallery it will be the first time I can step back from the work and see it as I imagined.  Totally unreal.

And, see, there’s this other cool thing about the project.  I’m finally doing my sound!  I’ve been toying with sound art/music/digital-aural-chaos for about 3 years, but I’ve never really put myself out there with it.  I love doing it, it makes sense with where the overall project is going, but most of the time I’m getting my work into group photography shows, and that doesn’t quite lend itself to the inclusion of sound installations.  Again, amazingly unreal.

So, if you happen to be in the greater Hartford, CT area any time this summer, you should go see the show.  It should be amazing.  And the call for proposals that made this all happen is their annual Step Up program where they foster emerging artists and give them their break, so you won’t just get to see my work, but the amazing work of 5 other artists who got their chance.

Here’s the postcard image for the show and then the details from the back of the postcard.

And as always, thanks for stopping by…..

26
Jul
10

Slightly Amazing

Considering my last post here (brief hiatus for a vacation), this is too funny.  So there I was, griping away about how much time and energy CFE’s take up, and how you get rejected all the time, and how at times, I question the whole process, blah blah blah.

Well, they seem to be working this month!  I found out last week that I got into two group shows, one local to the Boston area, and one out in Colorado!!!

Who knew?  There seems to be no logic, no rhyme or reason to when I get included and when I don’t.  Am I getting better at selecting the right CFE’s?  Is there some secret that the longer you submit things, the jurors realize that you’re crazy enough to be an artist, so they include you?  It’s unclear, but I am not one to look a gift horse in the mouth.  It just feels a bit surreal.

So, on a very positive, upbeat note for a change, to all you struggling artists out there (myself included) don’t give up.  Keep submitting.  Stay organized.  Eventually your people will find you.

28
May
10

I got FreshlyPressed!

Just have to say.  AMAZING!  Yesterday was completely surreal.  My post “Art Born of Anger” got picked up and selected for the WordPress.com homepage, FreshlyPressed.  Nutso.

I have to say thank you to every person who took the time to look and comment on my work.  It’s overwhelming to actually get so much feedback, and to think about how my images might communicate to others.  I wish I could respond to each comment individually, but as always, life interferes, and off to work I must go.

But I will most definitely keep making these images, and as always, I’ll post some examples as they unfold.

THANKS!!!




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