Work from the ACN "Interpretations" show can now be viewed online at http://www.behance.net/gallery/Interpretations/10621347.
Although we loaded in while it was raining, closed an hour early on Sunday, and loaded out with sleet bouncing off our heads, last week's Festival of Lights was a big success. Many thanks to all of you who came out to shop and support the event. If you missed the event and are still looking for that special gift for yourself our someone else, please stop by my online store at shop.russlittlefiberartist.net.
You absolutely must put this event at the top of your "to do" list for this weekend. See great work, meet the artists, and purchase original, meaningful gifts for yourself and others. This will be my 3rd year having a booth at this show, and it get's better every year!
Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Click here for a map to the Greenbelt Community Center.
Can't make it to the show? Check out the online shopping opportunities at shop.russlittlefiberartist.net
Yesterday I hosted the first open studio event in my new studio to kick off the holiday sales season and mark "Small Business Saturday." I'm happy to report that it was a big success. It was great to welcome a few folks into the new space. It was also just the right kick in the pants that I needed to get me to clean up and put a few things on the walls!
I'll be exhibiting at the Greenbelt Festival of Lights Art & Craft Fair, Dec 7-8 at the Greenbelt Community Center in Greenbelt, MD. This will be my 3rd year participating. It's a juried show with outstanding vendors, a great local event, and an excellent way to buy local and support small business. Hope to see you there. Click here for a map to the location.
I learned last week that my art cloth composition titled, "Counting" (shown below; additional images and info in my portfolio) was accepted into the new Art Cloth Network show, "Illumination." Bruce Hoffman juried the show. I'm thrilled to have had an opportunity for him to see my work, and delighted to have been selected. We're currently seeking a venue for the first exhibition of this new show, but I expect that an online gallery will be available soon as well.
The Art Cloth Network exhibit, "Interpretations," just finished a successful showing at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center in Evanston, IL and is now on it's way to the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles in San Jose, CA. I saw it in Evanston and was just blown away. I count myself fortunate to be a member of this group, and I've got some super-talented friends.
The show includes my piece titled, "van Gogh Bubbles #1," which was inspired by the colors and brush stroke quality of some of van Gogh's paintings of cyprus trees (http://russlittlefiberartist.net/portfolio/van-gogh-bubbles-1). If you find yourself in the San Jose area between Nov 6 and Jan 19 check it out.
How cool is this? I just found out that my exhibit was mentioned in the Washington Post!
The closing reception for "Moving in Circles" will be this Sunday (10/6), 1:30 - 3:00 PM at the Greenbelt Community Center Gallery. I hope you can stop by. If you miss the reception and still want to see the show, it will be on display through next Friday, the 11th.
Nicole DeWald and and I hung the show today in the gallery at the Greenbelt Community Center. It runs through October 11. It's hard to believe this day is finally here.
I just saw the poster for my show for the first time. This is so cool. We'll be hanging it this Friday. This is really starting to feel real.
Yesterday afternoon Nicole DeWald, the art director at the Greenbelt Community Center, and I sorted through the work for my upcoming show to see what how things might fit into the gallery. It was an afternoon of firsts.
I'll be in the studio this weekend for my final Artful Afternoon open studio. My artist residency concludes at the end of June. Stop by Noon - 4 PM this Sunday (June 2) and help me celebrate 5 great years as an Artist in Residence with a real sale. Most scarves will be 10% off this Sunday only. Hope to see you there.
I've been working hard the past couple of weeks to finish quilting several pieces that have been in the queue and get them photographed in time to include them in an exhibit proposal.
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After 5 wonderful years as an Artist in Residence at the Greenbelt Community Center I'm moving my studio to a new renovated space at home.
I've started creating some posts containing instructions and advice on various technical art subjects. You can find them listed under the Resources menu above or by following this link: http://russlittlefiberartist.net/how-to-posts/. I'll be adding more posts in the future.
The Art Cloth Network is accepting applications for membership now through March 15, 2013.