Sunday, June 28, 2009

Pictures of "Zoo and Dot" Exhibition

Now that my exhibit at CAL is coming to a close, I am posting some pictures so those of you afar can take a look! The pictures are here in my flickr album.
I also recently received some pictures from a friend which were taken at the opening, those have nice people in them and me smiling a lot. I will post those next.

There is a price list, so please ask if something grabs you.
I really enjoyed having this show. I think a lot more people in this area know who I am now. I met some amazing people. Meeting people is always more exciting when my art is there to meet them too, I feel like they have actually met me, as opposed to when I meet people without my art there. On some level, it feels like they are meeting a ghost of me when they meet me without my art. It's an odd feeling and one that I wonder if other painters/makers of things can relate to.

I can only hope that John Lennon's famous quote applies here..."Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans"... because as my search for a 'day job' continues, I am so busy with art related projects. I am preparing paintings for delivery and shipping, along with a few jewelry items. Do what you love, the money will follow.... can it really happen? I sure hope so.

Monday, June 22, 2009

My Latest Etsy Treasury

These are the kinds of things that catch my eye on etsy. That being said, this collection is also determined by two things: The color scheme I had in mind, and leaning toward the sorts of things I see on the etsy home page. I think this one came out pretty nifty overall. You can get a better look at this treasury by clicking here!
Have a great day everybody, keep that creative eye active, nourish yourself, cultivate patience, and remember to smile when the sun peeks through the clouds!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Art in the Park Stevensville

I was outdoors all day yesterday in Stevensville, MD with friends Rich and Laura, attempting to share our art with the public. This was my first time setting up a booth at an "Art in the Park" event, though I have participated in the indoor variety a few times. This event was put on by KIFA , and it was their first year doing it. The organizers did a great job, so I am very sad for them that it didn't work out!

The park was lovely, just very, very wet. This morning I found out there were water spouts (basically tornado funnels over the water) spotted off of Love Point yesterday, which is basically where we were defending our tent and our art against torrential downpours and thunderstorms.

The organizers let us know we were welcome to leave early, and many artists did just that. I guess after having gone to so much trouble getting ready and setting up our tent, we just hung around! We met a lot of nice people and enjoyed seeing their work. We enjoyed each others company and laughed a lot. Mud past the ankles was the fashion statement of the day. I had a nice hot dog. Believe it or not I got a little sunburned in the brief breaks between the storms, which I lost count of.

Pictured: our tent, drowned rat me and some of my paintings, Rich saving our tent from pools of water on the roof, and Rich and Laura Hall in the park's gazebo.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Art in the Park Stevensville, MD

I'll be at Art in the Park Stevensville, MD this Saturday, June 20. My art will be with me too, of course. I'll be sharing a booth/tent with Rich Hall (photography) Laura Hall (knitting) and possibly Emily Kalwaitis (painter - I really hope so!!!)

This morning I'm going to open the gallery for some folks from Easton making a special trip to see my art. I really hope they come after all, it's raining profusely and continuously! It's been very helpful to have my work in the papers and on . Yesterday someone pointed out a new site . It is refreshingly modern and lively. When I moved to Chestertown I remember wishing there were something like it. Kudos to whomever made this happen. I'll be looking into it, of course... in light of upcoming shows at the galleries here.

Monday, June 8, 2009

2 Paintings in Artworks Exhibit

During June, I have two paintings in this show.

An Abundance of Green

Remember when Green was a color between blue and yellow in the spectrum? Emerald green. Olive green. Lime green. Kelly green. Mint green. Forest green.

Artworks does. Talented local artists have been given the Green light to exhibit new work with a Green theme, which can be inspired by both the color and the artists’ keen environmental consciousness.

Curated by Alice Pickett-Lewis of Rock Hall, the gallery will display an abundant, eclectic, and imaginative variety of media, including metal work, fiber art, and painting.
The public is invited to the opening reception from 5-8 p.m. on First Friday, June 5. At 6 p.m. selected artists will speak about their inspirations and perspectives on the color Green.

Another exhibit in June...

One or two of my pieces will be included in this exhibit.

(Taken from the Main Street Gallery Website)

The Main Street Gallery in Historic Downtown Cambridge, Maryland

The Main Street Gallery, a project of Cambridge Main Street, opened in 2008 as a way to strengthen the arts and entertainment scene in Historic Downtown Cambridge.

Opening June 13: Artist Invitational

Artists from around the Eastern Shore were invited to submit work for this invitational mixed media exhibit. See the fascinating range of what they submitted. The Main Street Gallery is open Friday and Saturday, 11am–4pm; and until 8pm on Second Saturdays. Stop by for a free opening reception, Saturday, June 13, 5-8pm. Be sure to also visit Cambridge's other art galleries.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Print article about upcoming show

My painting and the accompanying gallery press release made it into Attraction, an Eastern Shore tourism and events magazine. Of course I was tickled to see that it was juxtaposed with Pirate and Wenches Fantasy Weekend in Rock Hall!
I am working like a wild woman getting ready to hang the work tomorrow, and continuing to help promote it.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Arts League showcases my work in June

Here's the press release for two local shows which include my work.
The Chestertown Arts League will present two shows in their Cannon Street galleries in June. In the main gallery the themed show “Artful Structures” will be mounted. The show organizers have recruited artists in all media to present examples of their work which draw inspiration from, reflect upon, and/or turn to the structures of man, animals and nature in general. The show will include pastels by Jody Primoff and Evie Baskin; architectural painting by Ras Kloman; abstract acrylic collages by Angela Ranzoni; paintings from Venice and Provence by Linda Hall; colored pencil and watercolor pieces by Audrey Rooney; quilts by Marjorie Aronson; stoneware by Signe Hanson; photography by Ned Thompson, David Batcheller, Lani Seikaly, et al.; and a wide variety of other artists’ work in similar and related media.

In the studio gallery we will present “Zoo and Dot”: An exhibit of paintings by CAL artist Angela Ranzoni. This colorful exhibit showcases work from Angela’s “Zoo” series of acrylic paintings, exploring color relationships within dream-like imagery of creatures imaginary and familiar. Whimsy and mischief abound as she lets symbols of personal mythology onto the canvas. The more abstract “Dot” series incorporates bright color and geometric shapes that seem to move and pulsate. A lifelong artist, Angela studied painting at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston with Jamaican painter Kofi Kayiga, who encouraged her to work from within. At New College of CA, she completed her undergraduate thesis on Expressive Arts Therapy, documenting her own healing process through a debilitating injury and chronic pain condition. She has led expressive arts workshops, chronic pain support groups, and art and sensory stimulation activities for the elderly. She finds inspiration where expressive art forms overlap – the visual arts, music, writing, performance, dance and movement, and strongly believes that everyone has something to gain by participating in the arts.

The shows will open on First Friday June 5 at 5PM – 8PM with a reception and run through Sun June 28, 2009. The venue is the CAL galleries at 312 Cannon St., Chestertown. Regular gallery hours are: Thurs, Fri. 11AM – 4PM; Saturdays 10AM – 4 PM and Summer Sundays Noon – 3PM. For specific questions on this show contact show organizers: Rich Hall 410-928-5012 ( or Evie Baskin ( For general questions on CAL activities contact the gallery: 410-778-5789 or (
“Structures 1” an acrylic collage by CAL artist Angela Ranzoni