Friday, February 27, 2009

Face Treasury

As I have been working on an exhibit about the face which opens this month, I made an etsy treasury on the same theme. (links to etsy treasuries are only good for a few days.) Enjoy!

About Face

Coming Attraction – “About Face” Art Exhibit, March 2009

The Chestertown Arts League Gallery at 312 Cannon Street invites you to our March exhibit, "About Face”, showcasing visual art and sculpture related to faces, facades, masks, and concepts of the face.

The exhibit will open on First Friday, March 6 from 5PM – 8PM with a reception. First Friday festivities will include quick sketch demonstrations and face painting. There will be paper and supplies available for visitors who would like to draw. Exhibit runs through March 28, 2009.

Pictured: “Man with the Golden Helmet” by Chestertown artist Lois Kuck can be seen at the Chestertown Arts League’s March exhibition, “About Face”. Lois is currently producing a series of 3-dimensional, mixed media art pieces which pay homage to well known artists.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Ang Art Update

(Pictured: Cityscape II, india ink on paper, by Angela Ranzoni)
Hi faithful blog readers! Here's some recent Ang art news:
Etsy update: In the shadow of economic woes, many Etsy artisans are facing low or no sales. We continue to help promote each other’s work, and buy handmade whenever we can. I have completed a few custom jobs and trades recently, which have been very rewarding.

Thanks to Jillian Spencer at Eternal Images for calling out my Green Elephant Buddy mini-sculpture on her blog recently. Jillian has made some art objects that really capture my fancy as well… these green worm earrings call to my love of bright and creamy looking colors as well of my love of squirmy creatures and jewelry with eyes.

OK, now for local news! The Arts League is hippin’ and hoppin’. As you probably can imagine, the economy is making it even harder for non-profits like this to do their thing. So we volunteers keep plugging away. I continue to help with Exhibitions primarily. I have made it a goal to enter at least one piece in every show we hang. This is a challenge, as most of our shows are themed. However, I entered two pieces in the December/January Black and White show, one of which sold! Also, due to the encouragement of friends, I entered one photo in February’s Annual Photo Show. It’s a framed 8”x10” featuring the tall ship Kalmar Nickel and Ol’ Glory. I’m working on publicity for the March show “About Face” (Faces, masks, etc.) and hoping to get a piece ready in time for the deadline next week.

Most amazing about the League are the friends I have made, and following their work over the past few years. I have been meaning to do blog write-ups on a few of them. For now, to wet your whistle… be sure to check out Lois Kuck and Emily Kalwaitis and I’ll say more about them when I get a chance!

Last year, making small jewelry and sculpture and setting up an etsy shop was fun and a great learning process. I will continue to keep small affordable art items and jewelry in my shop on etsy. I recently put note cards in the gallery for sale. I hope to soon make the cards and other items available over the internet via (think t-shirts!) However, this year, my main focus where my art is concerned is this….I would like to paint and draw and focus on getting work into galleries.

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