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project update: the next few months and preliminary thoughts on project funding

time for a plan update! with the beginning of next week starts truly an avalanche of activity leading up to our so called casting off in july. here’s what the next few months will look like. beginning of february – i begin month long residency at escape to create in seaside, fl. i’ll be developing…

project management and the artist: tales of a small installation

some time ago, i wrote a post about project management as an artist. i touched on really just the tip of the iceberg. having been a project manager for over a decade, it is a natural part of my process and the way i see events unfold. it’s something i do all the time, whether…

life is fragile

last week i had the wonderful experience of going to an artist talk at the mccoll center of visual arts in charlotte. at the beginning of each new residency period, the center hosts these talks, and the incoming artists each give presentations about their history, their work, what they’ll be doing while there. i’ve meant…

some observations from a juror

last week i think it was, i had the distinct pleasure of jurying my first exhibition and might i say it was exhilarating! i love it. i’m hooked. but it was also a fascinating experience being on the other side of the application, looking at what other artists do. i’ve worked very hard to create a…

where we’re at

realistically, there is a huge plan to be laid out when taking off on such an adventure. for years, we’ve made mental lists of remote, tropical locations, noted unspoiled and/or endangered flora and fauna to be seen. i’ve lusted after residencies in sun drenched italy or misty ireland, while kevin poured over blog after blog of cruisers in…

coming clean

have you ever had one of those dreams that just sounds so outlandish, you’re loath to talk about? it’s nursed in your heart of hearts, and it’s your deepest, darkest desire. the most basic version of this might be shared with a couple close friends, or people who would understand, but mostly you keep it…

some of the finer points

while compiling my list of things which would need to be planned, i came across several items which i was unsure of. what time would i need to be out of the space by? did i need to patch and repair? what about the lighting – was i going to need to adjust the lighting…

project management and the artist

as i mentioned before, i’m going to be having a solo exhibition at the carrack modern at the beginning of october. this gallery is an experimental space, and the shows are completely produced by the artists. since this is the first time i’ve ever put together my own show from the ground up, i really…

scanning the listings

i was recently a featured artist on the ArtsyShark website, which you can see here. part of the interview was to discuss what i’m currently working on, but this time of year i’m typically more focused on administrative tasks over painting. although i was originally hesitant to bring it up,  i asked carolyn if i…

the carrack

being the impatient, overachiever i can sometimes be, i’ve been busy the last month or more working on various exhibition opportunities. while some of those i’m waiting to hear back on, and others are pending final details, one exhibition which is confirmed is for an exhibition at the carrack in durham, nc, for october 1st…