Sunday, November 18, 2012

New Open Call for Long Island, NY Artists

The Last Book of Small Art is a new project specifically for Long Island, NY artists, led by Dave Rogers. He puts forth this mission statement:

"In this overwhelming digital age of mass media, mass production rarely do we see a large collection of small fine art published in a printed book for all to see and collect. While there is no doubt that the digital age is able to bring us art at a reasonable cost and spread to a much larger audience, there is no substitute for seeing the original works of art collected in one place. “The Last Book of Small Works of Art on Long Island” is meant to bring together a collection of small fine arts of living artists on Long Island together into one place."

I have signed on to hand bind the book, similar to what I did for the "ABAD: The Ties that Bind" Exhibition in Bay Shore, NY in 2011. Come on out and play!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Another Continent to be Conquered by ABAD

Heather Matthew and Julie Barratt are bringing ABAD 2013 to Australia! The show is scheduled to open at the Tweed River Art Gallery in Murwillumbah, Australia on October 13, 2013. Click here for the artists' call and join the fun down under. Help the ABAD Universe flip off the Mayans.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

New Mixed Media at Divaworks

I've launched a website, "Divaworks," that includes a new body of work I've been playing with. The project is called "Union,' and my intent is to mix the digital with the traditional; the new with the old.

I begin with one of my original photographs and turn it into a watercolor style image on the Mac. Then I print it out on 120-140 lb cold press watercolor paper and finish it by hand with traditional watercolor pigments.

I'm very excited about the result, and I've just hung a new show featuring a dozen of these images at the Town Hall in Islip, NY. If you're in the area, it's open now through Oct. 1, M-F 9am-4pm on the second floor.

Or, click here to see a few of the images on my new website and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Kali Comes to Long Island

The crazy talented team at Seeking Kali is mounting their first show at the Second Avenue Firehouse Gallery in Bay Shore, NY. It opens on Saturday, August 3, with the Artists' reception from 6-8pm.

Quoting William Evertson: "As a collective one of our objectives is to explore ways in which to utilize social media as an artistic tool enabling long distance collaboration among artists.  Ria Vanden Eynde works from Belgium, Susan Shulman is in Montreal, Canada and I have my studio in Connecticut.  Through the use of groups in Facebook, Skype and Google+ hangouts we have created a virtual studio where our explorations take place."

Among other things, they will be showing the Kali print edition, which marked the beginning of their  collaborative experiments. Occasioned by a Facebook thread concerning iconography associated with the Hindu goddess Kali, their association and explorations have continued since January of 2010.  

William Evertson and Susan Shulman will be in attendance; they are original ABAD artists. Show them some ABAD love and come on out for the show!

Click here to visit the Kali website.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Read My Lips: No New ABADs?

Is it really June and there have been NO new ABAD calls? What's going on, world? Isn't anyone planning a new show? Anybody....anybody....?

Sunday, January 22, 2012

HAPPY 2012!

I can't believe it's really 2012. I've heard hints of new ABADs being planned for Germany and Chicago, IL but no solid dates as of yet. I will post details here as soon as I have them.

In the meantime, here's to a year full of creativity, discovery and love!