Hello dear readers!
2014 is not fooling around! Last week, I told you that I had just received word that three of my paintings would be published in Yale's journal "letters." I have sent the image files and my bio to the editor and I will keep you posted when issue # 2 Spring 2014 comes out featuring my work. If you are interested in visiting their website and reading their latest issue please go here.
As I mentioned recently, I created a special piece for the Royal Blind in Edinburgh, Scotland for their first ever Royal Blind Week. I am so relieved to report that I shipped the large painting to them on Tuesday and it had made it safely to Scotland by Thursday afternoon, always a relief to get things shipped out and to have them arrive safely. I was also happily featured on Royal Blind's website on Tuesday! To learn more about me, why I support the important work of Royal Blind and what my secret special power would be if I could have one, please read the feature article here. I am so pleased to be able to help such an important institution and have my work in the company of such top Scottish artists such as Peter Howson, Jolomo and Marion Drummond among others.
In other news, I am very pleased to be working with the Creative Action Network in partnership with Obama's Organizing For Action, United for Reform is crowdsourcing artwork for immigration reform, a cause near to my heart. I believe it doesn't stop when your candidate wins the election or the calls have been made and the donations have been sent. There is always more to do and I am pleased I can use one of my recent Ghosts of the past paintings for this important cause. Click here to buy a museum quality poster print of my painting, "Remain a stranger" while supporting immigration reform as well as myself. It's a win-win for all involved.
I could say I have saved the best for last but I feel pretty equally pleased and excited about all the opportunities that have come to me in recent days. This week it was also confirmed that I had secured a venue for the American debut of my Ghosts of the Past Exposed series! I can't tell you how pleased I am to announce that I will be having an exhibition at the Anne Kittrell Gallery at the University of Arkansas. The exhibition will be on display February 17th - March 7th, Gallery hours are, Monday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm with a special opening reception Wednesday Feb. 19th 6-7:30 pm. The Anne Kittrell Art Gallery is located on the 4th Floor Student Union Bldg. at the Univeristy of Arkansas Campus in Fayetteville. If you are near Northwest Arkansas I hope you will be able to make it. I am so thrilled to finally be able to share this work that so many in the community helped me create! If you are on Facebook you can view the event page here. I hope to see as many of my friends, patrons and supporters of the project there as possible!
What a week! There are a few more irons in the fire but I think I will save those until next time. It feels good to be reconnecting with my work, getting it out there in the world to have it be seen, appreciated and used for good. I feel positive and driven when the wheels start turning again and all this action makes me want to paint more and dream even bigger.
Thanks for being part of my art world and sharing it all with me. I have such amazing support in my life and I am forever grateful. Thank you. Until next week, you know what to do...