Composed: collage exhibition - virtual version

My exhibition, "Composed," opened last weekend at Spark Gallery and the virtual version is now posted on my website here. A portion of the gallery is shown in the photograph above. Hope you will enjoy perusing the collages. Not yet posted to the website (but coming eventually) are 13 smaller works on paper, see group photo below.

If you are in the area, I hope to see you at one of the remaining gallery events, including an artists reception on Friday, April 8th from 6-9pm and a "coffee with the artists" on Saturday, April 23rd from 1-5pm. Also showing at Spark Gallery (900 Santa Fe, Denver, Colorado) are Elaine Ricklin and Keith Howard. Regular gallery hours are Thursdays 12-5pm, Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays 12-5pm, and Sundays 12-5pm through April 24th.


Coating the collages

Ah, the glamour of art... I've had to commandeer the kitchen again with its industrial-strength exhaust fan as I varnish about 15 small works on wood for my upcoming show! Each collage gets at least three coats with a UV-resistant varnish. Here's a view down one counter... but you'll have to turn your head to the right to imagine these pieces in their final orientation!

They'll look so much better when they're hung in the gallery next week. I'll be sure to post photos, hopefully some video too... so that if you can't make it in person, you can see the installation.

Most of you should be receiving a postcard invite and/or an email announcement from me if you are on my mailing list... If you'd like to be added, please drop me an email with your contact information via my website

ArtBizBlog surprise

Artbiznewsletter  Alyson Stanfield What fun to receive Alyson Stanfield's ArtBiz newsletter today and discover that she'd featured a photo taken when we met recently at my Rip/Tear collage exhibition. (That's Alyson on the left, me on the right, in front of four collages from the Time & Balance series.)Alyson's website, workshops, and book are great resources. For example, today's issue of her newsletter has an article about driving more traffic to artist's websites.It was great to meet Alyson and have a chance to talk art with an expert for a bit!Thanks, Alyson, for linking to my website in your blog. I'm sure I'll make some new contacts as a result. Thanks also to Elke McGuire for taking our photo.

International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artists

NingOver 100 artists who work in the collage and/or assemblage mediums have joined a Ning Network website to post and discuss their work. This project was begun by Cecil Touchon in association with the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction so that members of the museum's email group and community can share their work and ideas in a more multi-media environment. If you are working in these mediums (or simply interested in them), the site is a resource with nearly every kind of work imaginable.

Full disclosure: I have recently started to moderate the site and try to keep it clear of spam. (Where do all these spammers come from?!) The good part is that I'm visiting more often and seeing some really amazing work, a real treat, plus being exposed to the breadth and depth of work these artists are creating.