Return to Thoughts on Art and Life

Hello and welcome to spring – almost! Today we set our clocks forward by an hour – that event perfectly captures what's been happening in my art world. – forward progress. I am so excited to share much good news.


I entered this piece Storytelling: A Little Levity in the San Diego Museum of Art's Artists Guild Online Spring Exhibition and was juried in by G. James Daichendt, Ed.D, Vice Provost for Traditional Undergraduate Studies and Dean of the Colleges at Point Loma Nazarene University here in San Diego.  This 12" x 12" cradled wood panel was collaged with various pieces of monoprinted papers that I pulled from a gelli plate late last year. The old book page which is part of the collage, describes Storytelling.  I thought the piece needed a little mirth so I added the copper bubbles which reminded me of comic book dialogue clouds.


You can find the entire online exhibition here.


The next piece of exciting news involves my application to become a member of the Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park here in San Diego.  SVAC is such a cool and historic community of artists within that iconic gem of a park.  I applied online with a storyboard of my process (creating a PowerPoint presentation was almost like being back at work) and pictures of three pieces of my art.  Once accepted, I delivered the storyboard and five pieces of my recently-created art at 9:30am on Saturday March 5 to the jury room where three art "pros" juried 23 applicant artists for a good portion of the morning and early afternoon.  At 2:45pm I returned to find an envelope in front of my station with a letter inside starting out: "Congratulations!".  I was so excited to open that! I am officially a "patio artist" and can display and sell my art outdoors at beautiful Spanish Village.


Several of the volunteers for jury day are also studio artists in the village. I received a phone call before jurying had even been completed and was invited to join four other women artists in Studio 6! On April 1, no fooling, I will hang my hat and my art in Studio 6 and will be in the studio working every Tuesday and one Sunday a month at Spanish Village.  If you or any of your family and friends are visiting, please stop by and say hello! If you are interested in any of my pieces, you can also see them on my website