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!