September 5 - October 10: "One-Woman," @287 Gallery, Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut
Come to the opening party, from 5:30 to 8:30, of "One Woman," a retrospective of my artworks from the past 15 years! I'm thrilled to have been invited to mount a one-woman show at the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in Danbury CT, which has a spiffy new gallery called @287. The space will be populated with my original paintings, collages, woodcuts, woolen "blanket statements," and high-quality giclee prints. If you can't make the glorious opening, get in touch with me and I'll be happy to give you a guided tour!
Gallery hours: 10-4, Mon-Fri, or by appointment
287 Main Street, Danbury, CT * 203.798.0760
April 19 - June 7: "State of Wonder," Art&Frame of Danbury, Danbury CT
This show is a must-see. My talented pals Marcia Taylor and Ellen Schiffman are exhibiting with me in the wonderful gallery space at Art&Frame. My series of "unconventional women" paintings are covering the walls, while Marcia's incomparable ceramic vessels and Ellen's felted work grace the shelves and pedestals. The unifying factor here is that all three of us create from a state of wonder about the natural world, celebrating nature through our unique artistic filters and creating our own kind of wonders. Please come and enjoy.
Art&Frame of Danbury, 60 Newtown Rd, 203.748.0197
Hours: Mon-Fri 10-7, Sat 10-6 * artandframeofdanbury.com
FIRST PRIZE + Honorable Mention!!
Sept 28 - Oct 26: 36th Annual Juried Exhibition, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Juror: Jacquie Littlejohn, Littlejohn Contemporary Art Inc., Chelsea gallery district, NYC
My painting "Breakthrough" was awarded first prize by Jacquie Littlejohn, longtime owner of a fabulous gallery in Chelsea. She also bestowed an Honorable Mention on my Woodcuts 2 and 3, which was a thrill because this is all brand-new work for me. Nothing could have been more validating. This show is gorgeous and well worth the trip to Ridgefield.
Ridgefield Guild of Artists, 34 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield CT * 203.438.8863
Hours: Wed-Sun 12-4
I'm curating again!
May 18 - June 23: "The Women," Ridgefield Guild of Artists
As the 21st century arrives in its second decade, the places women occupy are expanding while traditional roles are being redefined. Come see how 70 artists depict "The Women" in relation to politics, religion, fashion, domesticity, adventure, race, the arts, law, health issues, men, and beyond.
Opening reception: Saturday, May 18th, 4 to 6 PM * Go to rgoa.org for dates/details about "The Women" walk-and-talks, film screening, author talk/book-signing, and dance performance!
May 15 - June 8: "Elements," Hammond Museum, North Salem NY, Juror: Jennifer McGregor, Director of Arts & Senior Curator at Wave Hill
My work will be hanging at the Hammond Museum, in North Salem, New York!! Please join me at the opening of this show, from noon to 3 on May 18th, at this beautiful gem of a museum. Juror Jennifer McGregor was looking for works that deal with those irreducible components from which all else springs. Whether we are considering the four classical elements, the periodic table, Chinese medicine, or the principles of art, elements are the essential, defining components that make up the greater whole. A slew of fabulous artists are showing their work on this theme, and I'm proud to be among them.
April 13 - May 2: Juried Member Show, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Juror: Susan Hardesty, Director of Exhibitions and the Art Collection, Norwalk Community College
I'm delighted to be in this show at RGA, in great company with some very talented members of the Ridgefield Guild. Susan Hardesty is mounting some really intriguing shows in Norwalk, and she juried in one of my very newest pieces. Come take a look!
I'm thrilled to be included in this exciting group show at the Kershner. This juried exhibition focuses on the concept of discovering experiences, personal, artistic, and global, under circumstances that require change from the inside out. I'm showing a diptych, recent work in a new medium for me: woodcut. These are the first two in a series of four squares that explore the theme of gender bending. This piece, entitled "Two-Spirit" honors the term used in Native American cultures for someone who is transgender. In this culture, two-spirits are revered, not reviled--they are considered wise and more highly evolved members of society. Each of these pieces is turned 45 degrees from the previous one. Come see! Gallery hours: 9-5 Mon&Wed, 9-9 Tues&Th, Fri 9-6, Sat 1-5. 203.256.3155.
May 6 - June 10: "WILD!" at Art & Frame Gallery
Come see my latest show, up at Art & Frame of Danbury, through mid-June. I have 16 works up, including two completed in the past two months. I am showing with my good friend, the fabulous ceramist Marcia Taylor, who joins her boyfriend, woodturner Chris Cushman, on some of her pieces. Here are the details:
Art & Frame of Danbury
60 Newtown Road, Rte 6 Plaza
Danbury CT 06810
May 4 - June 20: Silvermine Guild of Artists 90th Gala Exhibition
I'm thrilled to be an artist member at the Silvermine Guild of Artists, in New Canaan, CT, and to be part of its 90th gala celebration. I'm honored to be showing with many of my fellow Guild members as we head into our tenth decade. The work in this show is not to be missed, everything is for sale, and it is a remarkable event, so please take some time out and visit.
July 31 - September 17, 2011: Crossroads, Juried Guild Show at Silvermine Arts Center, Juror: Tracy Fitzpatrick, Newberger Museum
I was very excited to be juried into this show, which opens on Sunday, July 31, from 2 to 4 at the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, CT. The juror is Tracy Fitzpatrick, Curator and Associate Professor of Art History at the Newberger Museum, Purchase College, Purchase NY. My Blanket Statement will be shown along with the work of many of my colleagues at Silvermine. The blanket is one of three framed works in wool, a discussion about the crossroads between genders. The work will be up until September 17th, and I hope to see you there. Gallery hours are Wed - Sat: 12 to 5 PM, Sun: 1 - 5 PM.
June 7th: Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut Annual Juried Arts Festival
This was my 6th year exhibiting at the amazing Hospice show, juried by Charles Ray. I was especially honored to receive a prize this year: The Award of Excellence, for Madagascar Moon, shown here. I also sold one of my pieces at the event: Ode to Santa Fe. Time to go back there and make some more paintings! This event brought in over $150,000 for Western Connecticut Hospice.
April 30 - June: Continuum: Gender Identities
This show, shown at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, featured 53 artists from around the world, myself included. I curated and chaired the show, a labor of love from beginning to end. I had the time of my life creating it and bringing it to completion. Along the way I was privileged to meet and get to know a vast array of artists working in a vast array of media. The exhibition included painting, fiber art, sculpture, video art, comic book art, encaustic, woodcut, glass, jewelry, ceramics, cyanotype, and digital art, created by artists from Holland, Korea, New Zealand, Ecuador, Canada,, and Seattle, San Francisco, New Jersey, Vermont, Portland OR, Virginia, Rhode Island, New York, Santa Fe, Philadelphia, and Connecticut. The show was wildly successful, with hundreds of people showing up for the opening, 14 artworks (one of my pieces included, shown here) sold, and touching many hearts and minds, perhaps even transforming some belief systems.
Jan 29 - Feb 25: Ridgefield Guild of Artists Juried Member Show
It's an honor to hang in this show, juried by Lee Weber of Lee Weber Galleries in Scarsdale NY and Greenwich CT. The outpouring of entries was huge, so I was thrilled to make the cut. The show features a wide variety of media and is just a pleasure to look at. See my entry, shown here on the right. It's the first of a series of heads I'm working on.
Dec. 3 - 12: Mark Twain Library 38th Annual Juried Show
I'm thrilled to have been juried into this wonderful art exhibit by renowned Redding artist Charles Ray. This show is located at the spectacular Mark Twain Library in Redding, CT. I am showing two paintings (see sidebar) and a portfolio of prints. The show hours are: Mon-Wed 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Fri&Sat 10am-5 pm, Sun 12-5pm. The opening is on Friday, December 3rd, at 7 PM, a huge and wonderful gala featuring great art and luscious food. If you're able to visit the library during the run of the show and want a personal tour, feel free to contact me.
Aug 8 - Sep 17: Language in Art Exhibition, Silvermine Guild of Art
This show, at the Silvermine Guild of Art in New Canaan, CT, is powerful and evocative. Curators Jeffrey Mueller (Silvermine gallery directory) and Liza Statton (director, Artspace, New Haven), have chosen powerful work a wide range of media to express the ways in which artists incorporate langueage into their art and seek to engage the viewer in this dialogue. In my case, the subject is gender.