Two PBCATA show openings during the month of February!
First up, the PBCATA Members Exhibition at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach.
This is always a big show for the organization, and having a chance to show work in such a great venue is always an honor. I put one piece from my #GirlTalkJLG series in this exhibition. I chose to exhbisit one of the earlier pieces, before I really figured out where I was going with the series. I am still holding off on showing any of the actual portraits because I am hoping to show them all in one big show...I just need a venue. (hint, hint...if you have a venue...)
My colleague, Brent Bludworth, also displayed some of his super fun and colorful surf art. I am so excited by all the work he has been creating...that on top of being a dad AND even surfing before school!
That's it! This is my second year attending this event as a spectator- I want in on the action!! I went out to support my colleague, Brent Bludworth, and our LWHS art students and also to take some pics for Art Hive Magazine social media...the creative vibe was contagious! I really think I might participate next year!! (better start stretching now...it's pretty grueling!)
On the second day I returned with my girl Erin and her amazing wheelchair- its basically like a rolling art installation, but neither of us mind being a spectacle! I made this quick video and posted it to my Instagram...kinda shows a lil' snippet of the sights.
Come out and support the TEACHING ARTISTS that are members of the Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association...including the LWHS Visual Art Duo...
Yup, me...and Brent Bludworth, my awesome colleague!
Brent has started the new year with daily surf art, sellin' as fast as he makes 'em! He will be showing five recent works, all priced to sell! More about B$ and his work, http://www.brentbludworth.com.
I will have one piece in this show from my recent #GirlTalk JLG series (shown below, NFS). It was kinda a tough call, but I decided to only show one piece, from the beginning of the series before I really figured out what I wanted to do- pair women with their words. I am hoping to show that whole series with additional works not see before sometime this spring...fingers crossed...gotta find a venue!
But...hope to see all you local folk on Wednesday at the Armory!
Thanks so much, Jean for having me at your 'Love Can Change the World' event!
It took me a little while to get into the groove with this new series. I have known since Christmas that I wanted to create 3D mixed media pieces-I was inspired by a fun piece I saw decorated with scrapbook papers and embellishments. I just knew when I saw it that I had to create something 3D. I had my father-in-law cut enough wooden pieces for the month, and I hauled them back to Florida with me. Then I just made time each day to make the faces and start on various parts of the angels...and finally, this past weekend I was able to figure out how to work on the pieces...and I finished up the first seven days worth! Yay!
Part of what was holding me back was prep. I had the wood cut- but I needed to sand all of the pieces. Thank goodness for Veve and Ronalson, two of my awesome art students that helped me with sanding. (seriously, THANK YOU!) Then, it was just a mattter of getting my materials organized...it took a little while, but here are some behind the scenes pics of the materials I will be using for the series...all in various shades of red and pink for Valentine's Day of course!
So far my plan is to prep some of the pieces (the wood blocks and beads) ahead of time, for the week with the main color, and then decorate them and embellish them each day along with the angel I create for that day. I think I will work in batches of color by week- the first week was red, this week coming up I will move into shades of pink, and change embellishments as I create.
That's just the initial plan...I might not stick to it! But for now- here are the first seven pieces in my new series!
...just a gal trying to get this art out of my soul to share with the world on a DAILY basis...no big deal...check out my ramblings!-JLG