Thursday, October 30, 2014

SAQA's Shades of Passion

It's the final day (not October 31st) of SAQA's Shades of Passion exhibit at Poway Center for the Performing Arts. There is a final docent tour on today at 11am. If you can't make it to the exhibit, Luke and Laura Bisagna made a video of the reception. To view the video, please click here.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"The Life Cycle" exhibit at Fullerton College

Today I met a friend at Fullerton College to view "The Life Cycle" exhibit. This is another exhibit that has inspired to push myself creatively. Some of the text below is taken from Fullerton College's website page.

This exhibit features the work of the following three artists, who examine the cycle of life, death and the afterlife.

Poli Marichal's prints use the tree of life image as symbols of our need to be rooted and safe but, also, of our desire to transcend our limitations and branch out into the cosmos.

Adam Watts' assemblage sculptures connect with our mortality and innate spirituality as seen through the rich world of our senses.

Julie Yeo's paintings explore the concept of communication with the deceased through the lens of Korean Shamanism.

My friend and I ran into the curator, Carol Henke, at the gallery. She invited us to join her afternoon class because Julie Yeo was the guest speaker. Julie talked about her artist residency, Korean Shamanism and her dreams. What a treat! 

If you are in the Fullerton area before December 1st, I highly recommend this exhibit. The address of Fullerton College Art Gallery is 1000 Building, Room 1004, 321 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832. Gallery hours are Monday - Thursday 10 am-12 pm & 2 pm 4 pm. Evenings November 5, 19 & 24, 6 pm-8 pm. Admission is free!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Threads That Bind: A Cultural Identity

This weekend I made the trek up to Los Angeles to see some friends and to see "Threads That Bind: A Cultural Identity" exhibit at American Jewish University curated by Georgia Freedman-Harvey on Sunday.

Sunday at the exhibit started with panel discussion with the some of the artists. 

Then onto the exhibit! 

Connie Rohman
Matriarch Letters - Leah to Rachel
Shorthand Series 2014
Fiber and sewing thread
I've known Connie for quite some time and really admire her as an artist and a friend. You can learn more about Connie and her art here.

Gwen Samuels
Photographs, used silk teabags and thread
Learn more about Gwen here.

Vicki Reikes Fox
Tamar's Purse
Concealed and Revealed Series 2004
Collagraph print and mixed media
I couldn't find a website for Vicki but you can google her to find out more information about her art.

Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga
Savannah Sunset
Fabric, beads and stainless steel wire
I first saw Naomi's artwork when I attended Surface Design Conference last year. I blogged about her exhibit  here. I have such an admiration for her artwork. As they say "it speaks to me". To learn more about Naomi and her art, check out her website.

I hope you have a chance to see this exhibit in person. After seeing it, I was so inspired to push myself as an artist. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SAQA's Shades of Passion reception photos

I almost forgot that I took a few photos during SAQA's Shades of Passion reception at Poway Center for the Performing Arts. I didn't get all the artists' names and titles for each piece. Check out the exhibit to get the complete information. The exhibit runs until the end of October.

"Das Blohm" by Mia Bloom

"Wildomar" by Mia Bloom

left and center piece by jo griffith, right piece by Eileen Wintemute

left and right piece by Trish Charity and center piece by Linda Anderson
both pieces by Laura Bisagna

artwork by Kathleen McCabe

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Collage #33

I'm still creating small collages that I started back on this post. Collage #33 is a reminder to myself to choose my words carefully before I speak. 

Collage #33

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

SAQA "Shades of Passion" reception reminder

Just a reminder that the reception for SAQA's "Shades of Passion" is this Friday, October 10th from 5pm to 8pm. I have two pieces in this exhibit: "Das Blohm" and "Wildomar". If you are in the area, stop on by!

Poway Center for the Performing Arts
15498 Espola Road
Poway, CA 92064

Monday, October 6, 2014

Collage #32

I'm still creating small collages that I started back on this post. I won't be making them daily. Just when I'm inspired.

In the beginning, I told myself to post all the collages even the ones that aren't successful. Now that I'm looking at this collage after it's been posted, I see some elements that didn't work. I wanted to incorporate weaving the colored tissue paper into the sketchbook paper. The unevenness doesn't bother me. It's the scale and placement. Also, the small, uneven brown tissue paper bits on the lower left side seem out of place. Am I being too critical? It's all a process.

Collage #32

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Collage #31

I was inspired to create Collage #31 to have a record of where I spent the majority of my time this week.

Collage #31

Thursday, October 2, 2014

SAQA's Shade of Passion exhibit

The Southern California showcase exhibit by SAQA called "Shades of Passion" opens today. I'm excited to announce that I have 2 pieces in this exhibit. I will post photos of the artwork after the reception on October 10th 5pm to 8pm.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists: "Fiber Perceptions" exhibit

The "Fiber Perceptions" exhibit by Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists is moving on to Quiltfest Oasis Palm Springs this week. I'm a proud member of this group and have a piece in this exhibit. The festival runs from October 2 - 4, 2014 at the Palm Springs Convention Center