art shows

"Tourist": off to a new home

Looks like I spoke too soon about “Tourist” coming back from New Jersey: it’s going to someone else’s home. I just got word a new patron purchased the collage!


(Bonus: I won’t have to pay any return shipping costs!) Again, many thanks to the Long Beach Island Foundation and exhibit juror Dr. Louis Marchesano of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The best part of this news is that I have more room in my studio to work on new pieces. Excuse me while I go make good use of this art mojo…

LBIF Works on Paper: coming home with honors

“Tourist” is a prize winner! My collage is heading home from New Jersey, after winning second prize in the LBIF “Works on Paper” exhibit. Look at the company I’m keeping these days…

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Deep thanks to Dr. Louis Marchesano of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, who juried the show and selected the prize-winning pieces as well as those awarded honorable mentions.

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While I’m waiting for “Tourist” to arrive, I’ll keep busy at the Kirkland Arts Center. “Fracture” opens tonight, the show that includes the “They Don’t Really Feel Pain” assemblage sculpture. Feels like I’m on a roll!

Save the date: "Fracture" opening

Next week, I’m looking forward to seeing how other artists define a “fracture.”

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You might remember I dented a few eggshells to create “They Don’t Really Feel Pain.” My assemblage sculpture was accepted into “Fracture,” the latest exhibit at the Kirkland Arts Center. The curators wrap up their interpretation of the word like this:

Some fractures can heal and knit, mending what was sundered, bridging the gap. Or, they can be places weakened forever: landscape altered beyond recognition. Whatever the cause, and whether or not it is welcome, a fracture is a shock–and a sign that nothing will ever be quite the same.
— Sarra Scherb & Shayla M. Alarie, Quartz Projects
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I also appreciate the curators making space for my work in an impressive grouping of artists:

Before you get caught up in the rush of summer activities, would you make space on your calendar for the opening reception? It’s next Friday, June 28th, at 6pm. Hope to see you soon.