Wednesday, August 19, 2015

blessed

I've been blessed with some significant recognition for my work recently (the PMA Biennial, The Art In Embassies Program) and it's with just as much appreciation on my part that I announce here an Honorable Mention award I got for two collages I submitted recently to a juried show in Belfast. My collages tend to be abstract studies of the push and pull of verticals and horizontals in a small field of quiet color. The jurors for the show are four Belfast artists whose work I admire so I am pleased to have had the work recognized in this way. I am hoping one or both of the collages sell as the show is a fundraising event for Hospice of Waldo County and there is no group more generous than hospice volunteers.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Goldfinches


There are lots of goldfinches in the garden these days but sadly no sign of even one monarch. Last year I think I saw three. We have a large patch of milkweed in our fields and I have been hopeful about having monarchs, the way we suddenly spotted bobolinks this spring when we thought there were none. While the milkweed has pods I saw no caterpillars. Speaking of caterpillars, I should be watching for signs of the awful tomato hornworm. It's about that time of the season...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Post Memorial Day

Already over a month since my last posting....I have been working on a number of projects, none of which relate to my studio work...my family is trying to get my father's house cleaned out and repainted for tenants who arrive next week for a year. The house is looking great and it's good but rather sad to get this done. Meanwhile, another show I'm in (Jonathan Frost Gallery in Rockland) is about to come to a close (June 2). A really nice group show, "Season Opener" at the Betts Gallery in Belfast opened last Friday night. I have four collages and two altered books in that show, which will remain on view until June 22.
 The Texture of Time, 2015
The Spirit of Forms, 2015
An Evolutionary Trait, 2015
And there are more...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Where to see my work this summer

I will have work in a number of shows this year, between now and December. And there is the ongoing show in Qatar (!), if you can get there(!), and manage to get invited to the ambassador's residence...


  • April-May: "Epilogues," two person show with Jessica Straus, perimeter gallery at Chase's Daily restaurant, 96 Main Street, Belfast, Maine (see previous blog entry)

  • May: "Conversations in Collage," two person show with Ieva Tatarsky, Jonathan Frost Gallery, Park Street, Rockland, Maine

  • May-June: opening show at Betts Gallery, Main Street, The Belfast Framer, Belfast, Maine

  • August: Stable Show, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Main Street, Belfast, Maine

  • August-September: "Aarhusians Reunited," Betts Gallery, The Belfast Framer, Main Street, Belfast, Maine

  • September-November, "Library: The Stories We Are," Sohns Gallery, The Rock and Art Shop, Central Street, Bangor, Maine

And another opening next week!

Next Friday, May 1, is the first Friday art walk of the season in Rockland. I am glad Belfast changed theirs to the last Friday so there isn't the conflict anymore. I will be showing collages at the Jonathan Frost Gallery on Park Street along with Ieva Tatarsky. The opening is from 5:30 until 8, I think. Come to Rockland and see the art! Hopefully it will be a nice spring evening...
 This one is by Ieva Tatarsky. I took the photo and it is uncropped. Sorry, Ieva!
 I'll be showing a suite of collages that I am calling Blue series, #1-#19. I don't know how many will fit on the wall, maybe half. The rest I will leave with Jonathan in case something sells. He can then just replace it with another as they are all the same exact size, 14" X 11", framed.

I'll also be showing some other recent collages.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Opening at perimeter gallery this week

Rhubarb brain. Spring is here, early spring anyway. Early narcissus in bloom. Grass greening up. Hooray.
Thursday this week, April 23, is our opening at perimeter gallery in Belfast, 6-8 p.m. Come see the show and meet Jessica Straus, who will be here from Boston.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

perimeter gallery show in Belfast

I am posting some pictures of "Epilogues," a two person show at perimeter gallery which is at Chase's Daily restaurant in Belfast, Maine. It is a great open space with soaring ceilings and a long wall which accommodates large work very nicely. My work is paired with the intimate, hand carved pieces by Jessica Straus, an artist from Boston, who is a longtime friend. I love the way they hung the show, alternating the large with the small. Yes, that sculpture in the foreground is an obelisk. All my pieces are constructed with strips of book covers which have been stitched back together with linen thread to create solid forms or quilt like pieces. Jessica's pieces combine parts of old Yellow Pages books with hand carved wood forms. Note the nice shadows cast by Jessica's pieces.