The Somerville Arts Council has announced their 2011 grant winners, and I’ve been awarded a Fellowship Grant! Â It’s hard to over-state how much these grants are appreciated. Funding gets tighter each year, as artists’ needs increase. The Fellowship Grant will be a great help in continuing to do my work, and is equally a greatly valued nod of appreciation from my city. To see all of the 2011 grant winners visit:Â http://www.somervilleartscouncil.org/grants/grantwin11.html
Well, this is exciting! My work is going to be on the MFA, if not quite in the collection, yet. For the Gala Opening of the new Art of the America’s wing, local artists’ work has been selected to be projected—huge—on the walls of the new wing during the opening event. The selection was made by Catalyst, a global Audience Development Initiative at the MFA. Catalyst is comprised of Museum members and staff representing the communities of Greater Boston.
The event looks to be quite the To-Do, with live music, dancing, aerialist dancers, and the works. I’ll be there, enjoying the spectacle and seeing my work on the walls of the new wing. Tickets at: http://www.mfa.org/programs/special-event
This Fall is turning out to be a busy season for my work. In addition to a private corporate show at New England Biolabs, I currently have two pieces in the Nave Gallery’s Our Town exhibit, featuring works of and about Somerville, MA. During the run of this show, don’t miss Wrap Around, Sat. and Sun., Nov. 13 and 14 a fund-raiser for the Somerville Homeless Coalition.
Opening November 18, look for my work included in Plenty at 13FOREST in Arlington, MA. Plenty is the annual small works holiday show, so it’s a great place to look for gifts.
From November 15 through the New Year, my work will be filling the walls of Club Passim in Harvard Square. If you’re going to hear a great concert, or just going for the tasty vegetarian food, you’ll have a chance to see a large selection of my work, filling the main hall. I’m working now on finishing some new work in time to hang it next week!
This fall I’ll be participating in two large arts fairs, showing and selling my paintings and prints. Please come by and say Hello, and take a look at my newest pieces. I finished a new collage series this summer and am finishing up a new print series just in time for these shows!
The first is the ähts Boston Festival.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
September 10, 11, and 12
12noon to 6pm
(check the website for performance schedule).
It’s at Christopher Columbus Park in Boston, right next to the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the North End, with a great view of the harbor. I participated in this show last year and it was a wonderful time, with music, dance, food, and lots of great artists.
The entire festival and all the performances are FREE, sponsored by the City of Boston.
Two weeks later, I’ll be showing for my first time at the DeCordova Family SculptureFest.
The show was juried by the DeCordova, and includes sculptors (natch’) and also jewelers, ceramicists, painters, print-makers and more. You can preview all the participating artists on the event website.
One day only, Sunday, September 19
10am to 5pm
Free for DeCordova members and Lincoln residents, or $15/adults, $12 youths, students, and seniors. Admission to the event includes admission to the sculpture park and museum.
I hope to see you this September!
Friday, August 6th, come to Jamaica Plain for a book-release party and art exhibition.
RIFRÃKT artists’ collective announces its premiere publication launch party, for 25 Emerging Boston Artists 2010. The book features 25 artists, residing throughout the metro Boston area, with work ranging in medium and process. Each artist in represented by a two page spread featuring their artwork and statement.
Two of my collaged wood-block prints are in the book, and will be hanging that evening as well. If space permits, I’ll also hang my very newest piece that I just finished this week. It’s a larger woodblock-print collage that I’m really excited about, in a new series.
Friday, August 6
6pm – 10pm
focus on the book release and art exhibit for the first hour and a half. Musical Performances by Huellas & The Organ Beats starting at 7:30pm
670 Centre Street, Suite 9
Jamaica Plain, MA
25 Emerging Boston Artists 2010 will be on sale at the party, with all proceeds donated to non-profit organizations which promote and encourage local emerging art. Right now the Massachusetts Culture Council has been selected as the premier benefactor.
You can learn more, and also purchase the book on-line from the RIFRÃKT website, www.rifrakt.com.
The main performance hall at The Center for the Arts at Natick. January 2010