Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Printmaking Residency at Lawrence Arts Center in KS

The brand new custom Takach press at the John Taller Print Studio, Lawrence Arts Center. (Photo via @thinkgirlpress)

I've been invited to participate in an exciting art-making opportunity at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, KS! 

On Monday, Aug 29, I'll be starting a print-making residency at the John Talleur Print Studio.
This will be my first time (since I made a Fugazi T-shirt in 11th grade...25 years ago!) silkscreening- I'm nervous and excited.

The studio is creating a new program to publish limited edition artist prints, educate the public about printmaking, support artists, and raise funds for more printmaking programming at the Lawrence Arts Center. 

I am so thrilled to be the Print Shop's inaugural Ad Astra Print Edition Artist!
I'll work directly with a team of printmakers, led by Tonja Torgerson (LAC Printmaking Fellow), to publish a professional edition based on one of my new paintings.

If you're in the area, please join us on September 2nd from 5:00-7:30 pm (remarks at 6:00 pm) to celebrate with an Open House of the new John Talleur Printmaking Studio and launch of Ad Astra Editions first artist’s print. 

I'm keeping the artwork under wraps for now but you can follow along on my adventures via Instagram:
New prints coming SOON!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Enormous Tiny Art Show #20!

Details of new little car paintings for ETA #20!

I am pleased to announce that I am once again participating in the Enormous Tiny Art Show at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH. This is the TWENTIETH iteration of the show! 20!!!

Ford Fairlane 500, 5x5", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel, $100 (Sold)

True Story: I got locked out of my own car insurance loan because when I called the lender with a billing issue I was unable to answer Security Questions such as: 
"What is the model of your car?", "What year is your car?", "What year did you buy your car?" and so on... I only know that my car is GRAY! Oh- and a HONDA!

My point is that I don't really care much about cars. I wouldn't own one if I didn't live in the Frigid Tundra. However, I have amassed a large collection of photos of adorable cars that I see on walks and bike rides around Minneapolis. 

Dodge Tradesman 200, 5x5", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel, $100 (Sold)

I've participated in the Enormous Tiny Art Show about...11 times??? Maybe more.
Enormous Tiny Art Show ?- collaged book covers
Enormous Tiny Art Show 5- tiny dog BFF paintings
Enormous Tiny Art Show 6- creepy little paintings
Enormous Tiny Art Show 7- lovey dovey little paintings
Enormous Tiny Art Show 9- weird little paintings
Enormous Tiny Art Show 10- little painted wooden fruits
Enormous Tiny Art Show 11- little paintings
Enormous Tiny Art Show 12- painted lady portraits
Enormous Tiny Art Show 14- painted thrift store birds
Enormous Tiny Art Show 19- 8" painted wooden boxes

Jeep Wagoneer, 5x5", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel, $100

It's been a fun challenge to come up with a new art project for each show. A perfect use for the car photos I've collected over the years...

Mercury Cougar (hotly debated on my FB), 5x5", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel, $100

Jaguar XJ6, 5x5", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel, $100

Dodge Dart, 5x5", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel, $100

Ford Galaxie, 5x5", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel, $100

Thank you for looking! 
My work from the show is available for purchase here.
Check out the entire show (IT'S MASSIVE!) online here or attend the opening reception in person at
Nahcotta on Fri Sept 2, 2016, 5-8pm.