Friday, December 6, 2013

Amherst Artisans and other Holiday Events

Well its a holiday whirlwhind. Here's what's going on...

I have work in two small works shows this season, one at Easthampton City Arts, one at Hope and Feathers in Amherst.  These are both great opportunities to get some great small art pieces at reasonable prices.   While you're in Amherst, don't forget to stop by Freedom Trails Gallery and ArtAlive for more great art and gifts.

Tomorrow (December 7) you can find me at the Amherst Artisans Show at the Amherst College Alumni House from 9-4.  This is a new show for me, but I think it will be a really nice one.  Its a small group of Amherst folks who make really nice stuff.

 The exciting R(e)volve Pop Up Shop at Eastworks in Easthampton will be running throughout the month, and they have a bunch of really fun events planned.

Glass veggie earrings, pendants and bottle stoppers will be available at Atlas Farm's Farm Store starting Decmeber 9. 

Artisans of WMASS continues its online promotion for another 2 weeks, so if you can't make it out to all of these great local art events, you can still get a deal from your local makers online. Head here to check it out. 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Askew Installed!

On Friday,  I finished the installation of a commission titled Askew.  It was a great challenge to scale up this piece with no right angles!  Here's the original at 11 inches tall, built from 1/8" rod...

and here's the commission at 7 feet tall built from 3/4" rod. Thanks NAACO Gallery for organizing the commission. 


On November 23-24 I'll be at the Duxbury Art Association Craft Showcase. Come visit to get your holiday shopping started. I've been working on a new product line of candle holders and candlabras that would make great gift items.

This delightful holiday event featuring over 80 of New England’s most gifted artisans,
gourmet food court, artist demos & portrait sittings & free parking.
The show is a fundraiser for the DAA’s ongoing programs.
Duxbury High School
Saturday, November 23, 10pm- 5pm
Sunday, November 24, 11am - 4pm
$5.00* for entry plus lots of spending money to use when purchasing LOADS of awesome handmade crafts!

The welding shop is up and running, but not quite clean enough for a picture :) That will be coming soon. Since holiday production season has crept up on me quick and I'm getting really busy,  I'm going to postpone the welding class until January.   I've joined a new gallery called Oh So Pretties! in Wilbraham, MA, and I have to say the owner, Sherry, has an awesome collection of handmade goods. These are some bud vases I brought her.  Check out the Oh So Pretties! facebook here 

Monday, September 2, 2013

September News ~ Mattoon St Festival, Chilifest and more

On Saturday you can find me at the Mattoon Arts Festival, one of my favorite shows because of the great variety of high quality handmade work, the ambiance and friendliness of the people who live on Mattoon St, and the swarms of appreciative shoppers. I definitely recommend this one. I'm working hard to create this week so I can bring lots of fun things to the show including my spiral mobiles,  lots of cute bud vases and maybe some funky, new steel candelabras. 

But first, you can find me in Easthampton from 5-6 this Wednesday (9/4)  for the closing reception of my sculpture show, Sheltered, at the ECA's City Hall Gallery.  The work on display is a wall of sculpture including some new and old work along the themes of home and nesting, protection and exposure. 

And don't forget about the Chilifest! It is growing to a two day event this year, featuring all kinds of spicy fun.  I'll be managing the local art area where we'll have a shop of goodies from 10-15 local artists,  as well as seat weaving, glass beadmaking and blacksmithing demonstrations, and a make and take papermaking workshop for ages 8+ on Saturday all sponsored by Artisans of WMASS.  

In other news, my welding studio is in the drywall stages and should be opened for business soon! I'll be offering an introductory welding workshop in the fall, as I've heard lots of interest from folks in the area that would like to learn. More soon.... 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

NAACO Show and Spark! 2013

Spring is here! The magnolia tree in front of my window is about to bloom, and its been warm enough for me to ride my bike to my metal shop (since my new one is still under construction). Luckily this all meant spring break too, which is great because I'm busy preparing for a sculpture show at the North Adams Artist Co-op Gallery which will open this Thursday.

Also, now is the time to get your Spark! Art Share for 2013. The first pick up will be Thursday May 2, right around the corner!  The art share can be picked up at our quarterly art parties, delivered locally by Valley Green Feast, or shipped anywhere in the US.  It would make a great mother's day gift because it keeps giving all year long, but of course it can also just be a treat for you! Its an awesome way to get beautiful art and handmade housewares all year long. Check it out.

In other news, I'm working on my show schedule for the coming year, and thinking about a proposal for an outdoor sculpture at Art in the Orchard (hosted by Park Hill Orchard in Easthampton). 

 I'm also beginning to think about a far off collaborative show at APE Gallery in Northampton with Scout Cuomo and Carolyn Clayton. If you haven't seen their work, its definitely worth looking at. Carolyn is in the midst of a project called HOARD, that is being shown as part of the regional REACH Art Festival. She has constructed a mountain and is excavating ad cataloguing it with scientific precision. Scout makes stunning paintings that play with depth and light through a resin layering process that is truly intriguing.  I can't wait to see what we create together. 

Grace by Scout Cuomo

House Cut by Carolyn Clayton