Saturday, May 27, 2006

Surtex, New York

We've just returned from New York having participated in an annual licensing tradeshow. We had a blast and made lots of excellent contacts. We had digitally printed panels on polyvinyl that we unrolled and velcroed along the walls. here's Jim.. making progress
We took swatches of my fabric and placed them all around the top of our display Here's a shot of the other side. We hung several originals near the desk and set up props. A friend of mine in California had sewn the cutest things for me before we moved.. thanks, Dona! I also had mocked up some gift bags and boxes

And finally, a shot with me and my wonderful husband at the end of a long three days

Monday, May 08, 2006

Workshop at CPs

My Buddy Charles has been teaching an ongoing workshop in Little Rock. This past weekend, the class was held here in Eureka Springs, I'm guessing because of all the weekend's festivities. After promising to behave myself (and those who know me, know how hard a task THAT is ; ) I was invited to come and see what everyone was up to.

Charles sets up a workshop space in the studio area of his house... with all those windows and high ceiling, it is a Perfect place for a class. Downstairs in his basement, Charles gave a quill curing and cutting demo, then everyone got their very own quill... except for me I guess I wasn't a student and didn't qualify! Anyway, it was fun. After telling many of his students previously about how I work in my pajamas, they encouraged me (even insisted!) that I show up in my "uniform". So I DID!!! all I had to do was throw a hat on my head and boots on my feet. Sorry, no picture ; )

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Gallery Hoppers!

Last night was another night of Openings around town. First we went to Eurekan Art, a beautiful gallery. You can learn a little more about them here Somehow, I managed to get in a few pictures last night. Here's me and my buddy Charles. He was floating a bit last night because one of his beautiful paintings sold at the Opening on Friday!
Then we went to Randal's opening. Shame on me for not having any still shots. I bothered everyone with with my video camera instead ; ) I've got some GReAT clips from both of last night's gallery hops. Then we all toddled off to dinner at Sparky's, popular with locals and tourists alike. Me and my favorite guy, Jim, good friends and good times!

I promise to be back tomorrow with today's events..

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Opening Night!

Last nigt was Opening Night for "Art as Prayer" at Studio 62 in Eureka Springs. What a fabulous turnout and a VERY inspiring exhibit. If you find yourself yourself in the area, be sure to stop by! This is a picture of me with my pieces and the gallery owner, Jody. Jody is an extremely gifted painter. You can see more of her work here

My good buddy Charles Pearce and his friend Kerry... Charles was in a bit of a silly mood and having himself a good old time. Want to see more of his work? Clickhere

Two very dear friends, Randal and Mary, also attended. Randal has an opening reception this afternoon ay Eureka Thyme. Click here to see Randal's work

And finally, my loving and gorgeous husband, engrossed in conversation All in all, a wonderfully enjoyable night with lots of good friends, making new friends, surrounded by stunning and inspirational art. Thanks Ron and Jody!! You guys are awesome.

OH! If you want to see some of Ron's awesome photography, return to the Studio 62 website and click "pinhole photography"

There's lots going on in this town during the month of May. I'll see how many pictures I can capture to share.. but for now, it's off to the studio for me. I feel like splashing paint around!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Opening May 5!

I am absolutely delighted to announce that I have been invited to participate in my first group gallery show! The exhibit is being held at Studio 62 in Eureka Springs and is called "Art as Prayer". More info here I will be showing this piece "The face I had before" along with another canvas "infinite Passion" If you are in the area, please come by!