The Sketchbook Show

Ellien Laramee-Byers and I are co-curating The Sketchbook Show.

Artists use sketchbooks for as many different reasons as there are artists. Maybe it’s a daily practice, maybe it’s a planning book. It could be a travelogue or a dream journal, sketching from life, memory, or ideas.

What distinguishes sketchbook work from other artists works is the connection, one piece to the next, building on or exploring visual, compositional, or mark making ideas: the sense of a thought being puzzled out by process of sketching, a problem being explored. Usually (but not always?) sketchbook work is done in one moment, and the next time the sketchbook is opened, a new pieces is begun.

If you have a sketchbook practice, and would like to take part in the Nave Gallery’s first Sketchbook Show, please visit:

DEADLINE: Sunday, November 16, 2014

EXHIBITION DATES: January 7 – 30, 2015

LOCATION: Nave Gallery Annex | Davis Square, 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA