Lots happening this fall:
Recently I received a letter from the Fleishhacker Foundation inviting me to apply for the 2014-2016 Eureka Fellowship for the Visual Arts. I was one of 118 Bay Area artists nominated from which twelve will be awarded the fellowship, a $25,000 unrestricted grant. The twelve will be selected in the fall by a panel of noted visual arts experts from outside the Bay Area and awards will be announced in December. I am honored to have been nominated!
By the time you read this, the exhibit 'Cuttings' will have closed. As with most of my shows, I love the interesting discussions and interactions I have with those who come and look. I'm often left with more to ponder. Thanks to all who attended! Look for more postings on sections of this exhibit. And I will be looking for other venues to exhibit this work. If any of you have any suggestions or leads, please let me know.
And now that the exhibit has closed, I can start work on a project/ collaboration with musician, Jesse Olsen Bay. In August I met with him about his project, "Makings"; he set music to his grandmother's, Tillie Olsen's journals that she called the 'blueys'. He has commissioned me to make artwork for the CD cover.