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Art exhibit: "Tourist" in Jersey

If I can’t travel at the moment, at least my artwork is getting out and about! Later this month, you can see “Tourist” in New Jersey — at the Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts & Sciences.

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In Loveladies, New Jersey, my collage will be shown in the “Works on Paper” exhibit. Dr. Louis Marchesano of the Philadelphia Museum of Art selected 68 pieces out of more than a thousand submissions: drawings and paintings, prints, paper constructions and more.

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The month-long exhibit opens May 24th, right before Memorial Day, which sounds like the perfect weekend-at-the-shore to me. When you go to the exhibit, remember to tag me on Instagram or Facebook so I can share your photos!

Motivation for artists: keep going

I knew I wanted to see “yəhaw̓: Together we lift the sky”; I just didn’t realize I needed to see it as well. Parts of my life have been pretty rough during the last month. So I was looking forward to a little distraction. Found it!

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HollyAnna DeCoteau Littlebull made “Lifts the Sky” out of 15,190 pieces of upcycled plastic and about 150 cubic feet of Styrofoam. Stunning — but here’s the kicker. HollyAnna says she’s completely colorblind.

HollyAnna DeCoteau Littlebull (in red jacket) with an admirer of her work at  “Together we lift the sky”

HollyAnna DeCoteau Littlebull (in red jacket) with an admirer of her work at “Together we lift the sky”

To her, the statue appears to be various shades of brown and gray.

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Her friends helped make the Bigfoot statue possible by separating the plastics by color for her. Pretty cool metaphor: we can do Big Things Together. In fact, the metaphor’s right there in the exhibit name. The project’s website translates yəhaw̓ as “to proceed, to go forward, to do it.” I needed a reminder to keep going, and that my friends will come with me.

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The exhibit at King Street Station features work from 200 Indigenous artists living in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana and British Columbia. That’s a lot of art to take in during one trip, which is why I’d suggest you visit at least two or three times to absorb everything. Good thing the exhibit will be open until mid-August 2019. That’ll give me time for more inspiration, and time to make more work of my own.

Art exhibit: "One Nation..." heads to Texas

East Texans (and west Louisianans): I’m headed your way, y’all!

Ledbetter Gallery, Cole Art Center. Photo credit: SFASU School of Art

Ledbetter Gallery, Cole Art Center. Photo credit: SFASU School of Art

More specifically, one of my collages will represent me at the Texas National 2019 art exhibit, in the Cole Art Center. They’ve accepted “One Nation, Under Reconstruction” into the show, which opens April 13th.

“One Nation, Under Reconstruction,” 2017, by Lisa Myers Bulmash

“One Nation, Under Reconstruction,” 2017, by Lisa Myers Bulmash

Juror Michelle White, senior curator at The Menil Collection, chose only 51 works out of a thousand entries, so I’m immensely grateful to be included in this show. Looks like my “Made You Look” tactic won me a spot on the wall!

Reavley Gallery at Cole Art Center. Photo credit: SFASU School of Art

Reavley Gallery at Cole Art Center. Photo credit: SFASU School of Art

If you’re within shouting distance of Nacogdoches, Texas — say, Houston or Shreveport — this is your chance to soak up the art in person. Be sure to take photos and post them to your social so I can see you with the art!