Cooke St. Carnival

I  just finished my art board for Cooke St. Carnival (whew, at the last minute). It was fun and challenging to make a 4'x6' painting in 3 days. For the board, I was inspired by the iconic Parachute Jump ride at Coney Island. Unfortunately, the ride last operated in 1964, but the structure still stands as a historic landmark at Coney Island. But now you can simulate the ride at Cooke St. Carnival!

Cooke St. Carnival is an annual grassroots neighborhood carnival located in the Idlewild neighborhood of Raleigh. It happens this Saturday, October 13, 1-6 pm. There are art vendors, food trucks, bands, a slow bike race, and a peep flamingo eating contest! I'm looking forward to attending for my first year here in Raleigh. Check out their website for more details: www.cookestreetcarnival.com.

A New Studio

On July 18, I moved into my first solo studio space at 311 W. Martin St. Galleries & Studios in downtown Raleigh, after working several isolated years at home. I am hoping to meet some new artists and have visitors come by and see my work.

The 311 studio hours:

Open Wed - Sat 11-6pm or by appointment

Open First Fridays of the month until 9pm

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grayDUCK opening: Symptoms of Structure

I headed back to Austin for the June 15 opening of Symptoms of Structure, showing 9 new works from my new series, Amusement, alongside works by Rebecca Rothfus and Jason Webb. It was a beautiful show opening and a happy reunion with my friends there. 

See work from the show online at www.grayduckgallery.com or in person until July 15.

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Artsplosure 2012

With the big move to Raleigh, I wanted to make an appearance on the Raleigh art scene with a BANG, so I applied and was accepted to the downtown Raleigh Artsplosure art festival. I found out that setting up for art festivals is not for sissies, and was lucky to have my husband Craig and our friend Robby to set-up and take-down the booth. Craig built the booth walls where we were staying in Asheville, while I packaged prints. All of the artwork was framed in Austin, driven across the country, and stored in our storage space. The day before the festival, Craig and I made my 8 foot sign in Robby's backyard. In the end, the booth did come together beautifully under sunny skies. As a nice surprise to end the day on Saturday, I received a merit award from the Artsplosure judges panel!