Merry Christmas! I wanted to take a minute to say how appreciative I am of everyone that has supported me in my ventures in the art world. Whether we spoke at a show or gallery, you purchased my work, or allowed me to sell work at your gallery, or any of the other interactions in the art world, I truly love this business. This has been my best year yet, and it seems that each experience has opened a door or taught me more about my walk through this life. That being said, I’ve had this feeling for a few months that there are changes coming. My next show is the Nansemond Suffolk Academy Art Show and Sale, January 27 – February 3. The opening reception will be January 27, 10a.m.- 4p.m. This is the only show I applied for for spring 2013. I will continue my freelance work and plan to apply for shows for the latter half of the year. Have a wonderful holiday and prosperous new year~Phantom of the Opera piece by Marcie Evans Art and Foam Creations of Va
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Virginia Artists Juried Exhibition 2012, Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton July 8- August 26
Biennial 2012, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News July 21- October 7
Out of the Box, Blue Skies Gallery, Hampton June 27- August 5
Remember all those bottle caps?? If you haven’t been to the Hampton Roads Convention Center be sure to stop in and look! ‘Forest Lager’ is a triptych in shades of gold, orange and red bottle caps, and ‘Trio of Sails (Three Sheets to the Wind)” uses over 6000 bottle caps to create a scene of sailboats on the water. YES I am still collecting caps!
I’m also collecting nails- any kind, any size.
Thanks to everyone who continues to ’support the arts’ with caps and nails
Still playing around and am loving the medium and the figures- still want to exaggerate the forms!
Working title is ‘Sadie in Yellow Headwrap’ -measures 24″H x 10″W
Inspired by an upcoming show at Blue Skies Gallery, I have been playing with a new medium- Encaustics! The show titled ‘Out of the Box’ encourages artists to prepare and exhibit new work in a medium other than what is on display at the gallery. Currently I have nails/ metal work on display and I saw this as an opportunity to try something new to me that I’ve had an interest in for a while. Honestly I have very little knowledge of the process, but this has never stopped me before and so far I have two pieces that I like quite a bit. The nude is my current favorite – I’ve been wanting to explore changing angles and proportions in my figure sculptures- I haven’t been able to push myself as far as I want in altering the curves and positioning, but I’m still working on it. Also, I’m not sure if a local gallery would hang the nude for me- I did a series of nudes last summer and was so excited. I could hardly wait to pack them and get them on display at the next show. I ended up covering ‘certain areas’ with fabric and magnets so that the nudes were covered but the fabric could be removed by the buyer. The director of the show came through and shared that she had panicked when she saw them being unpacked but saw the fabric and thanked me for the discretion While I understand they don’t want pornography I felt what I had was tasteful and was disappointed that nudes weren’t welcome at an art show. …oh well… Anyway, as far as this new medium, I’m sure the ‘real’ encaustic artist would balk at my method, but it’s been tons of fun. For today though I have a gourd order I’m working on and I’d better get back to it!
Nude measure 24″H x 10″W Floral measures 8″H x 10″W
Two bottle cap pieces were accepted into Halls of Art IX. Trio of Sails (Three Sheets to the Wind) and Forest Lager, a triptych, will be on display and available for purchase. The opening reception is Thursday May 10 6pm – 8pm. SEE YOU THERE
Instead of spending the day finishing work, comprising an inventory list, or any of the other hundred things I should have done today, I ended up at the doctor’s office… actually TWO doctors’ offices. Over the weekend I was having problems with my eye- felt like I had sand in it. Finally Sunday night I drew on all my medical expertise and got out a flashlight and mirror to make a diagnosis. After calling on both Chris and Caleb (not doctors but their price was right for a second opinion), the diagnosis was that yes, there was something in my eye and I should make an appointment in the morning to see (haha) a real doctor. Two doctors’ offices and an eternity later I was sent home with three bottles of eye drops and a prescription. I think it’s gonna be a late night tonight! Here’s a sneak peak at some gourds for Seafood Festival:
I’ve spent most of the summer “playing”…toying with drawings, experimenting with paint and color, welding with the new MIG in 100′ heat (Dear Santa…that auto-darkening welding shield would be awesome…) I still have a 42″ mermaid laid across the dining room table. I tried to convince the family it’s the new trend in centerpieces, but I’m no Martha Stewart and they’re not buying it. I also have acquired two pieces salvaged from very old clam boats that I can hardly wait to dive into…and also some cedar logs… thanks Dad! It’s time to really WORK now and get ready for a busy fall… right after I get the kids in school and let this hurricane pass.
Instead of work this morning, I’m going out to get the garage and studio prepared for Hurricane Earl- and dig my hip boots out of the shed. Maybe I can work tonight.