Tuesday, March 29, 2011

UForge Gallery + CRAFTOPIA

After a long break from painting, I’ve been working, more like struggling, on 2 paintings for an April exhibit at UForge Gallery in Jamaica Plain (767 Centre Street).  It’s a new gallery with an admirable mission to foster creativity and art accessibility to both artists and the community in general.  The opening reception is on Saturday, April 9th from 6-8pm and I’m looking forward to seeing what Rob Festa, photographer and UForge’s co-owner has done with the space.  While you're there, be sure to stop by Salmagundi, a most fabulous hat and accessories boutique right next door. 
Also mark your calendars for the CRAFTOPIA in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on Sunday, April 10th from 10am to 4pm.  There’s a fantastic lineup of 75 local designers and artists along with delish food and offerings from yummy area restaurants.  Definitely a worthwhile trip to find something handmade and unique for yourself or  a loved one!
Lastly, I leave you with some evidence from today's walk along Commonwealth Avenue that SPRING is officially upon us. yay.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Cleaning

There's nothing like working in a well-organized, neat space and this weekend was the perfect opportunity to squeeze in some much needed cleaning.  But I also made sure to get out of the studio and take a quick walk for some fresh air and gorgeous ocean views.  I'm so lucky to have this as my late afternoon reward after a long weekend in the studio.
Plymouth in March
Mark you calendar:  Thursday, March 31st from 6 to 9pm (an evening event) at The Neighborhood Club in Quincy, 27 Glendale Road.  Spring Fling Shopping Event with over 30 vendors.  Admission is $5- and proceeds benefit the enrichment fund for children in foster care.  

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Since I receive "art scam" emails pretty frequently and I heard a while back about an artist in Maine getting her bank account cleaned out, I thought I'd share the most recent scam email from my inbox.  You know, just in case a similar message finds its way to yours and you're wondering, "what's this?". They typically follow a pattern of ridiculous, open-ended inquiry, questions and proposals.  And then if you reply, they want to send you a check for WAY over the amount of the price of your artwork.  I'm not 100% sure what they do, but their mission is to get your moolah.  So while we know your art is awesome, they're not interested in it.  So my best advice: DELETE the email.  

Good day to you.
I am so excited that I came across of your work on internet search, I am interested in purchasing these creative artworks from you.

Let me know their various prices. and how much discounts are you going to give? I will be happy to have these selected artworks hung in our new home in South Africa. As well, I want you to take out the shipping cost. I have been in touch with a shipping firm that will be shipping other house decoratives.

We are traveling from our Seattle home to our new apartment as soon as possible. On Paying for the artworks, I will be glad to pay you with a Money Order or Cashier`s check in US funds that can be easily cashed at your local bank, please let me know on how to proceed for the payment of the creative artworks.

I will await your advise on how to proceed. Have a wonderful day.

Take care,