Monday, September 3, 2012

I'll be at the Lansdowne Arts Festival next weekend, September 7, 8 and 9.  I'll have a full range of my work, drawings and ceramics, from pins and magnets to original works.


The Tenth Annual
Lansdowne Arts Festival

September 8-9, 2012

Twentieth Century Club
Lansdowne, PA 19050

- Art Show and Sale
- Live Music
- Food
- Children's Events
- Classes and Demonstrations

Exhibits and Activities: 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday

All Exhibits and Performances FREE!

don't forget to RSVP for A Taste of Lansdowne
Pre-Show Reception and Sale
Friday, September 7 - 7:00 PM - $25 per person

For a full schedule of performances, exhibiting artists,
and on-site art classes visit

The Lansdowne Arts Festival is a collaborative effort of local artists
and the Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation.
Visit the LEDC online at
The LEDC is a 501(c)(3) organization that receives support from the Borough of
Lansdowne and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Guess 'who' won a prize?

The Gates of Dawn!
First Prize in the Tyme Gallery Annual Juried Exhibition, comes with $250.
I'm speechless.
Thanks to Edna and the staff at the gallery.

All of my large works are out at the moment.  This is amazing to me.  It's been work, but so much fun getting to meet many new people and see different sides of the art marketing business.

This coming Saturday morning, August 4th, starting at 9 a.m., I will be returning to the sales side of arts and crafts marketing.  I'll be the Featured Artist at the Lansdowne Farmers' Market, held in the municipal parking lot across from the Lansdowne Theater, Cinema 16:9 and the Regency Cafe.  I'll have drawings there made up as pins, ornaments and in various sizes for sale along with color copy notecards.  I'll also be bringing ceramic pieces: magnets, pins, miniature bowls, small bowls and tiles.

The market showcases locally grown and made specialty foods, helping to support the community and small businesses.  Come and see it all.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

My two newest pieces are currently on view at Values Into Action in Media, PA.  I am one of the Media Arts Council featured artists this month.  Most of my other pieces are also there until the second week of August.  Values Into Action finds services for people with disabilities that enable them to live more independently.  The clients are linked with training, housing and assistance tailored to their needs.  Stop in if you get a chance.

"Thirty-Six Reasons" completed last month, grew out of some musings at a VERY slow sale I participated in recently.  Having lots of time to look at my merchandise, I wondered what an array of pieces that size, 2 x 2 inches, would look like as a piece.  And here it is.

Many years ago I read the myth about the rescue of Theseus from the labyrinth of the Minotaur by Ariadne and her trick of using a thread to mark the way back out.  Sadly, Theseus ran off to new adventures, leaving Ariadne behind.  The story stuck with me and became part of my mythology.  I've tried several times to create an image about that story.  "Ariadne Betrayed" combines the myth and my own related experiences.

UPCOMING EVENTS:  Showing in Lansdowne next month at Sycamore BYO as part of a preview of artists' work being offered at the Lansdowne Arts Festival September 7, 8, and 9th at the Twentieth Century Club.  I'll be at that Festival selling my work.

In November I'll be back in Lansdowne as part of the "A Bit of the Arts" show and sale, again at the Twentieth Century Club on Thanksgiving weekend, Friday 11/26 from 6-9 pm and Saturday 11/27 from 10 am to 4 pm.

I'll be posting some new work for the sales very soon.

Thank you all for your interest and support.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Help bring the sketchbook project to michigan

This is a fun opportunity to make your own 'book'.  Based in Brooklyn, the books made each year travel to a variety of exhibit locations.  Philadelphia has not yet been on any of the yearly tours.  Hopefully this year!  I participate in 2011, see previous posting.  I recommend it highly to anyone who doodles, pastes, draws, or does any kind of creative work they can fit into a booklet--fold out pages welcome.  This isn't just for 'professional artists.'  I did it as a personal challenge, to see if I could, and it helped me dig deeper and work harder.  I came through the project with a very personal autobiographical series of works, "Mystery Maps," and a renewed appreciation for my own skills.  Creativity grows your brain!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Prize Winner

"From The Train" has won a prize in the Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists annual exhibition.  The opening is June 30, Saturday, from 5 - 7 PM.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Reports from the field.

Too busy working to blog last month: challenged myself to do one sale a weekend. That means since I last wrote i've done four.  at least i can say i survived.

Obviously all sales/festivals/fairs are different, i've tried a representative sample: open-air market, church-school basement, another school outdoors, and a high-end art, craft and film mix.  The thing they most have in common is that none of them has been a big money-maker for me.    with the exception of the last event, i felt lucky to have "made my table."  that means i got to take home money over and above what i paid to participate.

the other thing they have all had in common is the pleasure of meeting fun and interesting people, both other vendors and customers.  it's been great to finally hear as many words of praise as i can stand: talented, original, really cool, wow--and to hear them repeatedly.  i need that kind of overkill to continue to believe.

it's also really exciting to find out about other opportunities to show or sell from other people at these events.  i finally understand why networking can be fun, not just necessary or expedient or a grueling drag.

i'll have to write more about each experience in more depth later.  it's after 1 am and the cats are annoyed at me being up so late.

a sadly lousy photo of my newest: "seventeen spanish roses." i based it on a news item i saw about archaeologist finding the mass grave of women murdered during the spanish civil war because they had relatives opposed to franco.