Art of Water Exhibition

Art of Water Exhibition

The Art of Water II exhibition opens at James May Gallery Friday, May 4, 5:30-8:00 p.m. Two of my paintings will be on exhibit, as will works by many other artists.  The show takes place at multiple venues and the reception for last year’s Art of Water I exhibition was a really fun event.  The full schedule can be found at the  gallery’s website.  It promises to be an inspiring exhibition that helps fund water conservation on the peninsula.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

I’m looking forward to spring and summer on the peninsula!

Upcoming shows in which my work will be exhibited include:

 

2018 Season, Gallery Artist

Cappaert Contemporary Gallery, Egg Harbor, WI

May 1 – October 31, 2018

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The Art of Water II

James May Gallery, Algoma, WI

May 3 – May 27

Opening Reception: May 4th from 5:30-8:00

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The 73rd Art Annual

Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI

May 26-July 29, 2018

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Our Water Stories

Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay, WI

June 2 – July 17, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 2

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2018 Collection Invitational

The Hardy Gallery, Ephraim, WI

July 20 – August 26, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, July 20, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Spring Studio Intensive at the Peninsula School of Art

Spring Studio Intensive at the Peninsula School of Art

Winter on the peninsula is beautiful but….

Peninsula School of Art

…if you are ready for a bit of spring, sign up for the May Studio Intensive at the Peninsula School of Art.  You’ll immerse yourself in the creation of new work and engage in readings, discussion and critique.  I’ll be leading this session which is, in many ways, an artist residency experience.  Watch my Instagram these next few months for sneak peeks at readings. Hope to see you there!

Door County in American Craft

Door County in American Craft

It is so exciting to see my home county, Door County, WI, featured in the latest edition of American Craft.  Those who have visited know its natural beauty, accessible through five gorgeous state parks, miles of shoreline and many nature preserves.

It also has a thriving art and craft scene with many galleries and artists studios. It’s fantastic to see it getting national recognition.

Fourteen years ago, when my husband and I decided we wanted to move back to midwest, where we grew up, Door County immediately came to mind as a possible home.  I knew it to be a haven for artists.  After living in Missoula, MT and the Cascade mountains in Oregon we’d been pretty spoiled by ready access to nature. We traded mountains for water and have loved our home here ever since.

Inside the magazine is a map of the county highlighting some great stops. Cappaert Contempory, which represents my work, is number five on the map.  It opens for season in May.  Owner Ginnie Cappaert, is a wonderful painter and all-around lovely person–it’s a joy to have her represent my work.

Reception last June at Cappaert Contemporary

There are 13 art stops listed on a map of the peninsula in American Craft (Cappaert Contemporary is #5).  In addition, there are many other galleries and artists studios open for visitors.

Check it out.  I’ve no doubt you’ll fall in love with our beautiful, creative county!

on exhibit

on exhibit

Resonance, the drawing at the top of this post, will be on exhibit at the 72nd Annual Juried Art Exhibit of the Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI from April 8 – June 4, 2017. It’s 48″ x 48″ and graphite on paper. In the photo above, it’s installed on our living room wall, it’s temporary home, hence the reflection of a stained glass window on the opposite wall.

work in transition

work in transition

Over the past year I’ve found myself working more with graphite on paper and less with oil paint.  This shift began as a response to practical concerns.  My studio is sort of a three-season room and quite cold in the winter.  Even though a space heater warms up the room quickly, it’s not my favorite place to be in the winter.  So one day last winter I pinned a large sheet of paper up on a wall in our living room (which has lovely, radiant wood stove heat) and began to draw.

This initiated a series of works that require a slow, meticulous process with lots of tiny marks, quite the opposite of my usual active painting style.  I’ve dedicated this coming summer to continuing the series. So far, paint has entered only in the smallest of ways but I think that might change. Just seeing the two images at the top of this post juxtaposed next to one another has some ideas percolating.

It’s about the process right now and I’m curious to see how the work evolves.