I am fascinated with the translucent qualities of acrylic and plastic materials. I am having fun exploring them for the upcoming VMAA exhibition call, the theme is Light. http://light.vancouvermetalarts.com I’ll be posting more on this so stay tuned.
August 4, 2017 – If you are in the Tennessee area please come to the Opening Reception of Alchemy4, which is in conjunction with Enamelist Society Conference at the Sandra Blaine Gallery, Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN. This exhibition runs from July 29 – August 26, 2017 and will travel to other venues. Here’s some of the work I have in the exhibition.
Please join us for the opening June 29, 2017 of Seeing Red, an art jewelry exhibition curated by Barbara Cohen.
This should be a great opening with all these amazing artists..excited to be part of this exhibition! Please join us at Pod Contemporary Gallery, Salt Spring Island.
Excited to have these two pieces along with a couple others selected for an upcoming exhibition, Seeing Red at the CCBC gallery, the exhibition is curated by Barbara Cohen. Looking forward to seeing all the other art jewelry from across Canada, will give you updates about the opening.
Excited to be a part of this exhibition, please join me for the opening of Drawing The Line at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery on May 3, 2017 4 – 6:30 PM. At the opening I will be giving a presentation and sharing my inspirations and artist process. For the lecture RSVP at 206.624.6768 or email@example.com
I am excited to be teaching two workshops this summer 2017. The first workshop is June 26-30, 2017 and is at MISSA on Vancouver Island, BC. The workshop is Image and Mark-Making in Enamel: Surface Exploration. Here is a link to MISSA so you can check it out https://missa.ca
I will also be teaching later in the summer at Danaca Design in Seattle, very happy to be returning there. The studio and the owner Dana Carlson is wonderful and the students have been great. The workshop Image and Mark-Making in Enamel happens August 18-20, 2017. Here is a link to Danaca Design http://www.danacadesign.com/index.php?p=classes&c=coming
I’m excited that these two pieces have been accepted for the upcoming exhibition Alchemy4. This exhibition is the 16th Juried International Enamel Exhibition, sponsored by the Enamelist Society and the exhibition dates and venues are:
July 29 – August 26, 2017 – Alchemy4 Exhibition at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
September 10 – October 22, 2017 – Alchemy4 Exhibition at Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
January 7 – April 29, 2018 – Alchemy4 Exhibition at National Ornamental Metals Museum, Memphis, TN
In November 2016 I was excited to take a master class with Lori Talcott at Pratt Fine Arts Centre in Seattle. The class was called Intelligent Making, it focused on developing the skills artists need to align and articulate the many aspects of their studio practice. We were fortunate to have Maria Phillips join us as a guest instructor. Lori and Maria made for an exceptional teaching team. In the workshop we investigated research strategies to assist in identifying our interests and locate our work both in a cultural and historical context. Through various modes of writing we worked to generate, develop and articulate ideas with a goal to bypass art speak and cliches and concentrate on the aspects that make the work personal and idiosyncratic. A challenging but immensely enriching and supportive workshop. I am consuming different essays and writings, looking at my work in a different context and asking myself many questions. I am trying to carefully consider and refine my thinking, the language and images I am using…to achieve strong compelling and authentic work. Thank you Lori, Maria and Pratt for this excellent class and thanks to Amelia Milner for these photographs.
Please join me for the opening of Celestial Comets, Cupids & Other Heavenly Bodies at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery on February 8, 2017. The exhibition runs Feb 8 – 28, here’s one of my pieces “Oort Cloud”