This summer, I was able to enter my work in several local shows.
Grand Prairie Arts Council … accepted three of my pieces. One of them (Artifact Pitcher) won Third Place in Sculpture.
Now You See Me
Le Salon at The Gallery 8680 (Frisco) … Chemo Brain was accepted into this show.
9th Street Gallery (Wichita Falls) … 1968 Revisited was accepted into this show.
I’m so thrilled and honored to be included in the SP/N Gallery’s First Annual DFW Community College Juried Exhibition! The pieces chosen are “Not Just A Pretty Face” and “Artifact Pitcher.
SP/N Gallery is at UT-Dallas, 3020 Stewart Dr. Richardson, Tx 75080. The exhibition opens on June 19th and runs through July 17th.
UPDATE: “Artifact Pitcher” won Third Place overall!! Wooooooooo-Hoooooooo!
And they are finished!! Here are the updated photos.
As I’ve browsed through various artists’ online galleries, I’ve been fascinated with their wall boxes. These are forms that have a hollow area where some “treasure” is stashed. (Look at Novie Trump and Alisdair Neil for an idea of what I mean.)
So, when challenged to develop/improve on a technique, I chose to do wall boxes. Mine are not nearly as detailed as the examples I chose. Anyway, here is work-in-progress. Some of these need to be reglazed and fired again. Some need other embellishments. But, it’s a start.
“Bigger is Better” isn’t always true, especially when it comes to being included in the Texas Artists Coalition Members Small Works Exhibit. Space in the Gallery at Fort Worth Community Arts Center is limited and, by doing a Small Works Exhibit, more artists and works are able to be shown.
I’m thrilled that my piece … “Now You See Me … ” was chosen for this show. From a distance, it looks like a red/white design, created by an underglaze transfer. Up close AND at the right angle, viewers can see a silhouette of a cat. It was hard to photograph this piece so that the cat was partially visible.
The Exhibit runs from March 5th through April 10th at 1300 Gendy Street in Fort Worth, Texas.
WOW!! I was totally blown away by Virginia Marsh’s solo show at the Goldmark Cultural Center. I’m familiar with Ginny and her work but seeing it on display like this was awesome.
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My piece “She’s Not Barbie” has been included in the ClayHouston Virtual Membership Show.
This piece was created to celebrate the strength of women and girls. Materials used include stoneware clay (Laguna Grande), colored slip, underglaze, and the head of a doll. The basic form is a cube with a support tube in the middle. After the form was built, it was covered with colored slip; the slip was built up in places to form a “path.” Sgraffito technique was used to add words related to the theme, as well as grid lines. After a bisque firing, the words and grid were coated with a clear glaze, and the piece was fired again. Finally a doll head was glued to the top of the support tube.
It’s approximately 13″ H x 6″ W x 6″ D
UPDATE … May 28, 2021 … Felt that the name of this piece didn’t really convey my thoughts/inspiration. So, it’s been renamed. Now called: “Not Just A Pretty Face”.
Two of my pieces were selected for Art Room’s “Small Works Show” at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.
The Center, located at 1300 Gendy Street (off Lancaster near University), is open Monday – Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm. Masks are required. The show will run through Saturday, December 12th.
|“Blue Girl” is a small piece, designed to hang on the wall (or stand on a table).
||“Chemo Brain” is based on my experience during and after chemo, 15 years ago.