on most days I would rather be sitting here
rather than here.
Making art is fun and sitting at this desk for hours is work. And there I was "silly me" thinking I had retired.
But I must admit I have gotten really excited about being an independent curator and gallery consultant. I am truly looking forward to working out all the details, even problems associated with getting all of the exhibits I have planned for the 2012-2013 Visual Arts calender for Bethune Cookman University and their gallery space in the Performing Art Center and Visual Arts Gallery installed.
One of the exhibits I am most happy about organizing is an art quilt exhibit that I hope will develop into an annual event much like "Form Not Function" at the Carnegie that I was in on the development of from the beginning and still support.
"Stitched Through" will keep the same format from year to year as it relates to size and no theme. I love seeing what's new in "art quilts" and I love eclecticism. If you have not heard about "Stitched Through" click here and you will be directed to the prospectus. The other events on the calendar are "Faces of Color" which will open on Feb. 3 with a reception. This is a mixed media exhibit that will have several art quilts on exhibit. If you are in the Daytona Beach area on Feb. 3 come join me. Reception hours are 6 - 8PM.
The next exhibit scheduled is Palette: the art of water color and acrylic. This exhibit is open to Florida residents only followed by Collage: from French meaning glued on. Submission from fiber and quilt artist working in the collage style will be eligible to enter this mixed media exhibit. The Prospectus for this will be published soon.
Abstract...Abstracted...Abstraction. is the last mixed media exhibit, but as of now I haven't quite worked out all of the details for this one yet. I do know that I will allow submission of art quilts for this exhibit as well.
I think I need a few hours of letting that part of my brain that deals with mulling over details rest and I know a few hours of sitting at the sewing machine will be the best place to do just that.
Hope this new year is getting off to a good start for you.