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Stop by: opening celebrations

bakersdozenI'm excited to announce that my work has been juried into two exciting shows in Denver, both with opening receptions this Friday, May 2nd. I'll be spending time at both… just not sure where I'll be when!One of my Daily Mail collages will be on view at RedLine's First Annual Juried Show, "Intersections." The opening reception is Friday, May 2nd from 6-10pm at RedLine, 2350 Arapahoe Street, Denver, Colorado. If you're not familiar with RedLine, it's a great space with a whole crew of artist residents at work adjacent to the main gallery space and lots of community arts-related programming. Definitely worth an exploratory visit! The show runs through May 16th. Jurors were Carlos Frésquez, Michael Paglia, and Collin Parson.Another collage will be part of Mai Wyn Fine Art's First Annual Juried Show, "A Baker's Dozen." Thirteen artists were selected for the show and the "best of show" artist will be awarded a solo show in 2015. (I would love it to be me!) The juror was Michael Chavez, manager of Denver's public art program. The opening reception is Friday, May 2nd from 5-9pm at 744 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, Colorado.The show runs through June 14th; gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12-6pm.Hope you will come out and look at artwork this First Friday... and that I'll bump into you at one exhibition or another!

Stairwell debut

Collage on the level five landing and the artist, Janice McDonald.IMA Financial Group moved into their brand new building mid-December and the grand opening celebration was last night. It was a lovely event and I'm honored to be included in the art collection. It was fabulous to see all the artwork and furnishings in place and talk to people who use "my" stairwell everyday! It's been very enthusiastically received. The sound adds so much to the experience. (Eventually I'll be able to post some video so you can get a better sense of it.)doorFrom the outside fire door, Stairwell 2 looks like the usual boring and slightly scary concrete emergency exit… but once inside, people are surprised to see that it has been finished with laminate floors, paint, lighting, artwork and sound to create an environment that's fun to be in. Kudos to IMA for encouraging their employees to take the stairs! And for commissioning me to do such a challenging project. I've loved working on this one.Confluence Denver ran an article about the opening that mentions the stairwell in particular and includes more photos. I wish I had taken pictures of some of the food that was served… I especially liked their celebratory cocktail: jalapeño-infused vodka with pink lemonade. :) Very festive indeed!

Collage show opening reception Friday, October 25th

The mail (junk and otherwise!) is the only source of materials for this series of collages, created from whatever was delivered each day over a three month period. I'll have more than 70 small works on display. Hope you can come take a look!Overlooked Artifacts: The Daily Mail SeriesOctober 24th to November 17th, 2013Special Events...

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 25th, 6-9pm
  • First Friday: November 1st, 5-9pm
  • Last Look: Sunday, November 17th, 1-4pm

Spark Gallery, 900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, ColoradoOpen Thursdays 12-5pm, Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays 12-5pm & Sundays 1-4pm"MAR 29 2013," 9 x 6" collage by Janice McDonald. © 2013.

Lots of framing to do...

The assembly line!                    My next exhibition at Spark Gallery in Denver includes collages made from papers culled from each day's mail over a three-month period. So I have 70+ small works to frame in the next week or so.This is always the hardest part of preparing for a show: the detailed and tedious parts of signing, labeling, inventorying, matting, framing (cleaning glass)... I'd much rather be working on new collages, or the commission I have with looming deadline! Ah, well, I'm getting there with the help of a neighborhood teenager's assistance and the knowledge that it'll all be worth it when it's up on the wall. The opening reception is on Friday, October 25th from 6-9pm. Save the date!