Things are rolling along with lots of road trips and new landscape images, and I can't really say I'm ever bored working for myself as an artist! It's been ten weeks since I struck out on my own, and I actually paid rent last month... can you believe it! Click HERE to begin following my Instagram for adventures and art projects. Click HERE to shop my newest designs on Etsy.
Many great things are keeping me busy this summer. I'll get you all caught up...
This Saturday, July 8, is Astoria's own Second Saturday Artwalk. I will have two walls in a group show with a few other local artists at KALA Gallery at 1017 Marine Drive. Artists will be there in person from 5pm to 8pm. They have a mini bar and a stage for live music. I'm showing a collection of north coast Oregon and southwest Washington photographs on wood panel, and as a special treat, I'm pulling some old paintings out of the vault! I recently began painting again after about 8 years absence doing other things, and I finally got back into it! So there will be these two new 'Succulent Mandala' paintings to add to the older works from 2009.
Summer is happening, and Reach Break Brewing is generously hosting my work in a long extension. It's been really fun finding out which pieces sell and to whom they now belong... I like to get to know my fans, so don't be surprised if I look you up on social media with a friend request after you have purchased a piece! New works are added each time one sells, so it's always freshened up.
July 29 thru 30 is Open Studio (event map to be posted soon), a huge artist event in Astoria, which I am participating in this year for the first time. HiiH Lights barn in the Lewis and Clark area will be hosting me along with a bunch of other artists... this should be fun! I'll have a new tote bag display I built recently, so lots of totes will be for sale. I'll also have a few pillows with my designs, as well as some zippered pouches, my last few sets of the limited edition cherry wood 'Astoria Storm Drain' coasters, and a slew of mini desktop wood panels set on my table with some larger wall-hanging photo panels. Oh yeah, and I guess I'll tote down my painted rock collection for gifts under $20! Most of my work will range from $25 to $80, and I'll be able to take cash or charge on my new Square card reader.
There's lots more to share in the future about some upcoming shows, but then this post would be even longer, so I'll save that for the next one.
Come say 'hi' at any of these events or venues!