Wednesday, February 25, 2015

postcardswap #4 (part 2)

Here's the 2nd installment from this round of the postcardswap! There will another two posts to be able to show all the artwork that crisscrossed the US (and the Atlantic to get to and from the UK!) These artists are are local to the Northwest Indiana area, which was entirely unintentional when I put these images together.

Michelle Taylor

Frank Rigg

Jane Whedbee

Lora Shade

Robin Janota

Please connect with these artists, if you like what you see here. This is such a small piece of what they do!

See the first group of art from this swap here.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

in the studio

Just a few new pieces this week.

Out of the studio, I had a wonderful time with a newly formed arts group. I feel so lucky to have been invited to join. There was a brainstorming session Saturday afternoon and I was left full of ideas. This is a really exciting project, but I am not going to say too much about it yet. I also had another feedback session on the papermaking. If I'm able, I'll be squeezing one more in early next week, and then it's decision time so I can get them off to the framers.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Throwback Thursday

An #art365 piece from two years ago.

breakwalls lake michigan, acrylic, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

postcardswap #4 (part 1)

We had 27 artists for this swap, many I know in real life, some I know online only, and some I don't know at all. The premise of this project is to connect a bunch of artists from all over with other artists. Each participant sends out a postcard sized piece of artwork and receives one in return. Artist names are links to their websites/blog/facebook page etc. Please check out the rest of their artwork and connect with them!

Joe Gonzalez

Jerry Shawback

Nick Biancardi

Ann Lessner

Gary L. Price

Leslie Lambert

Many thanks to these great artists for joining this round! There will be additional blog posts with more of the artwork coming up and links will be added here.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

in the studio

This was really not a great week of art making. The first week or two of teaching always causes a disruption in ...everything. I made self-portraits with approximately 275 second graders this week, and led an adult class in a Robert Indiana inspired piece. I was quite happy with the latter, and am going to add that into the home school curriculum for the next session. Next week I will be better everything.

Out of the studio had a lot going on as well. Wednesday the Indigenous Landscapes show reopened in an expanded format  at the Indiana Welcome Center, which is a huge venue. My collagraph prairie #3 received an honorable mention which was a very nice surprise. On Saturday I checked out the opening at White Ripple which had solo shows for Shari LeMonnier and Kathy Los-Rathburn and Sunday I went to The Porter County Museum for a reception and artist talk about the Valpo CSA (community supported arts) program. I know a number of the artists participating in this project. I do believe a limited number of shares are still available here. This is a really worthwhile venture, I encourage you to take a look at their site.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Throwback Thursday

It's a brisk day here in Northwest Indiana. By the looks of last year's #art365 piece, it was brisk last year, too.

winter morning, wicker park, gouache, 4" x 6"

This piece is currently at Thaddeus C Gallery in La Porte.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

in the studio

This week, more collages!
Friday was the LIVE ART event at Studio 659. This is always a fun event. I'm also back to teaching the outreach programs in the neighboring schools. This week I'll be teaching a Robert Indiana inspired piece for an adult class, and more outreach classes. Wednesday I have an opening at the Visitor's Center for the Indigenous Landscape show, which has traveled and expanded.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

in the studio

This week: more collages!

I had an other papermaking feedback session and have one more planned for next week. This Friday I'll be back at Studio 659 for their annual LIVE ART event, making collage because I'm sort of hooked on that right now. If you are local to NWI, stop by and see me in Whiting. I'll have a whole bunch of recent #art365 collages with me, and lots of cool artists will be there making art right before your eyes.