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Fundraising & Art Open House

As some of you already know I am about to start a year of traveling in search of the type of education I want. I’ll be going to Philly/Asheville/Chicago on a long art adventure, studying under artists and exploring other art communities, museums and galleries.

Before I begin I am going to have an Art Open House…think apartment art show/thrift store. I will have new work on display and on sale at a range of prices. I will also have crafts/jewelry I’ve made available as well, plus unused and unwanted art & craft supplies.

Any money made will go towards my art educational journey. I would never ask for something for nothing. I simply hope some of you may want to own my work and take this opportunity to help me while also getting something you’d like to hang on your wall.
And please don’t feel like you can’t come unless you are looking to buy something. That is not the case at all. I am a bit of a recluse(always painting and working) so I hope some of you take this opportunity to say good bye. RSVP on the Facebook event page! Feel free to bring a friend and share the event!

Jason, my husband, has also released a print in order to help me pay for all the future madness of traveling, board, food, educational fees and supplies. The print is titled Plenilune…my absolute favorite word(it means full moon), and pictures me sitting on a broom, in flight, with my familiar of a cat, Ninja. It measures 12 x 12 inches and is printed on a satin finished photo paper. The print only costs $20.00, and all funds generated will help me over the next years journey. It’s a touching gesture from him that I’ll always be grateful for. Please check it out. If you’re a local wishing to purchase it, your shipping fee will be refunded and you can pick it up directly from us.

I can’t truly express how hard it is for me to do something like this, put on a solo art show…release a fundraising print, in an effort to help me live my dreams. I’ve worked to save money, applied and been denied grants(competition is fierce), but it never feels like enough, especially when leaving the comfort of a stable situation for unknowns. This line of education and experience is the right path for me, but I realize not everyone agrees. We all have different strengths and weaknesses. I think studying under artists privately, attending an atelier and simply striking out on my own for a period of time can only make me a better artist and person. If you choose to help I will strive to make the most of my time out in the scary world and make you proud. Keep my site bookmarked to follow my journey as I plan to document my experiences.

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Honeyed Tongue…

This coming September I will have my painting Honeyed Tongue, Poisoned Prophecy in the group show, Hell Hath No Fury, at Rothick Art Haus in Anaheim California. The show was curated by Kelly Castillo for her Femme Art Collective : Splendor Device., local alternative news source, recently published a nice little write up about me. Elizabeth Cooke, another local artist, wrote the article and I really am pleased with how it turned out.

The Virginia Pilot also gave a brief mention to the I Like Soup show about to come down at MOCA VA.

And that’s that. I’m getting ready to start my last semester at TCC. It feels good to have the end in sight.

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Death Valley Rally

I just finished a commissioned album cover for local Virginia band Death Valley Rally.

You can enjoy some of their songs here

Instead of oil paint I returned to acrylic for this piece. It was weird returning to a medium that dries so quickly, but I was able to figure it out again with the use of some extenders.

I really enjoyed doing this. It was a nice experience that made me realize I’d be open to doing more commissions in the future.

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Exhibitions and Good Nonsense.

I am participating in two group shows in the near future. The first will be at Ayden Gallery in Vancouver BC. The above painting, Pale Horse is my contribution to the Into the Void group show. See the Facebook event page here and Ayden Gallery’s facebook page.

Featuring new works by Megan Majewski & Nomi Chi

Supporting artists:
Chris Brett/ Kelly Haigh/ Anathema Photography/
Kristian Adam/ Redd Walitzki/ Rebekah Joy Plett/
Laura Bifano/ Eric Bostrom/ Mark Illing/ Shwa/
Elizabeth Levesque/ Chop Logik/ Phresha/
Peter Ricq/ Noah Stacey/ Alison Woodward

Live music by Kelly Haigh

Exhibition closes September 2, 2012

Do I need to explain my painting? I think it’s fairly obvious.

After that will be a group show curated by Kelly Castillo of Rothick Art Haus in Anaheim, California to debut on September 8th. I’ll be posting the piece for that show soon as well.

Check out my new Edith Lebeau original on the right. It’s called Black Swan. On the left is an awesome little sketch of me by artist Emma Mount. She had decided to draw the first person she saw on her flickr stream and I was lucky enough to be that person!