Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A new drawing...

A small one, only about 1 1/2" x 4" - but I'm happy with it.. what do you think?

So Lovely...

I found this via Abbey's blog Aesthetic Outburst, embroidered headboards.. which she found via emma's design blog. I am in LOVE. What a wonderful idea!

I have a handmade headboard myself and this image makes me kind of want to re-cover it. I *just* finished moving and am busily setting up my new space- I have several projects in the works and I promise to have photos of all of it soon. For now, a sweet picture of my fuzzy-babies sleeping on my bed, which of course includes the headboard.

Until soon friends!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Second Storie : Indie Market 2009

I am excited to announce that I have been selected for this year's holiday market hosted by the lovely Second Storie. It's always an incredible time, both in terms of enthusiastic visitors and and an array of amazing vendors. I'll post images of the work in progress soon (promise).

Mark your calendars!
Saturday, November 28th, 11 am - 6 pm
Sunday, November 29th, 11 am - 4 pm
The Visual Studies Workshop Auditorium
31 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Call for Work!

Joetta Maue has put out an exciting call for work and I would encourage everyone to apply- I know I am!

Call for Fiber Work

For exhibition at Sweet Lorraine Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
Exhibition will be held during the month of January 2010.

connective thread

an exhibition of contemporary fiber work that explores the role of thread & the act of making as connective.

The theme is open to all interpretations . Some possibilities are work that has a metaphorical connection to history, the body, family, space, or work can focus specifically on dealing with the literal connections created in the act of making. Please feel free to interpret liberally.

Submission Deadline November 25.

6-8 artists will be selected. Multiple works from each artist will be considered. Most likely 2-4 works per artist. Large works are welcome for consideration.

Criteria: The curator is specifically looking for fiber works that are coming out of contemporary themes, practices, and techniques. All techniques are welcome but work must be original works using no patterns or kits to create and made within the last 2 years. Some techniques to consider are embroidery, knitting, crochet, quilting, and applique. The work can incorporate any medium as long as the majority of the work is exploring the use of fiber techniques and/or fiber itself. (i.e. work made in a traditional technique such as knitting but made with non-traditional materials are welcome for submission)

Non- traditional work is welcome and encouraged. 3 dimensional work is welcome.

Gallery: Sweet Lorraine Gallery is a Brooklyn based gallery located at the Screwball Spaces Artist Studio building in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Each month a new exhibition opens. There will be a formal reception and opening for connective thread and possibly an artist's talk. (if atleast 3 of selected artists can attend.) Exhibition Postcards will be provided for publicity. Opening date will be announced.

Curator: Joetta Maue is a full-time fiber artist working in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions across the country and in New York. Some recent exhibitions include Re-surrect; the Art of the Reclaimed Object at Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Historic Interpretations: Contemporary Artists Interpret the Historic Collection at the The Peabody Historical Society and Museum, and Forget me Not at Gallery Hannahou in Soho, NY, NY.

You can currently see her work at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in NY, Gallery Lele in Tokyo, and Space 414, in Brooklyn.

Joetta's work will be featured in a number of upcoming exhibitions including a solo show in 2010. She will also be a featured artist in the forthcoming book Indie Craft by Jo Waterhouse.
Joetta authors the popular art and craft blog Little YellowBird as well as regularly contributes to the online journal Hello Craft.

This is the 4th exhibition curated by Joetta.

Please, Please pass the word!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Indigo Art :: reMARKable

Two new embroidered pieces for the exhibition I'm participating in a Indigo Art in Buffalo. The exhibition features all 12 of the WNY NYFA Mark artists from the class of 2009.

The Mark program lasted 6 months and was an INCREDIBLE experience. We met once a month at Hallwalls to discuss the business side of our artist practice. We worked on networking, our internet presence (and how to control it), artist statements, proposals, resumes, goal setting and gave short artist talks. The experience concluded with a weekend conference in NYC. Even now 3 months after it ended its hard to put words to the experience. The best one, is probably "empowered." I think we all walked away feeling like "I can do this!"

The conference was truly incredible- and totally exhausting! I drove home feeling like I needed to sleep for a week and then start working and never stop! Of course the challenge when I got home was to create a lifestyle that will facilitate that- and I am proud to say I'm on my way!

For now, come see work by the artists at Indigo Art Gallery on Allen St in Buffalo. The Artist's Reception is this Friday, September 11th from 6-9 pm and will feature a talk by the amazing Ed Cardoni, Executive Director of Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center.

See you there!