Saturday, November 29, 2008

"L.I.Changing" at Art-O-Mat

Show reception Thursday, December 4th, 6-9pm

Packing up the paintings today. Glassine, plastic and cardboard. Although this work doesn't have far to travel - a mere 3 blocks - I've learned that it is very important to pack the artwork well. I spend a lot of time working on these paintings and it's heartbreaking when they are delivered back from a show poorly packed and damaged.

Monday they head to the gallery and by Thursday evening, all will be hung, lit and ready for an audience. The folks at Art-O-Mat are as excited about this show as I am and have decided to extend the run through February 8th, so the work will have a nice long stretch.

I've also been busy printing, matting and framing prints of the paintings to sell. I try to have work available in a variety of price ranges so that people who like my work but might not be able to afford a painting, can have a nice print. I needed more frames so last Tuesday a friend and I decided to take the B61 bus that stops by my studio to Ikea in Red Hook, Brooklyn. We boarded the bus around 4 pm and didn't arrive until 5:25 pm! I had no idea that this bus was a real local and the route meandered though Greenpoint, downtown Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Boro Park, and finally Red Hook. The new Google Maps feature on the iPhone showed us exactly where we were and the route really did not travel in a straight line. An adventure in travel.

Another project has come to fruition as well, the Artists of L.I.C. 2009 Calendar, sponsored by Art-O-Mat. They were delivered yesterday and I helped deliver batches of the calendars to some of the restaurants that contributed toward the production costs. It turned out nicely and the work is very varied, showing artists perceptions of the community in different media. I'm "Miss September" and was happy to be a part of the project. The calendars will be on sale during my show and I expect to see them scattered throughout the neighborhood.

For a link to Art-O-Mat and the press release click here

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