I am pleased to report fhat I was accepted into my second juried show of the year at Cambridge Art Association's "Lost and Found" exhibit at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery during April 2018. My collage, "Finding One's Style," is another piece from my Japan series. This one shows women and girls showing off their unique fashion sense.
I was thrilled to be accepted into Cambridge Art Association's 2018 Member Prize juried show, with the exhibit at their University Place Gallery in Harvard Square, Cambridge. I submitted a paper collage from my Japanese series, called "Ryokan." I wanted to capture the architecture and spirit of a Japanese inn, with its geometry, view to nature, and aesthetic details. The opening was held on Friday, February 9th.
On Sunday, February 4, right before the Super Bowl, I led a workshop for members and friends for North Cambridge Arts at Lesley University. I demonstrated some collage techniques and gave participants a choice of doing a small narrative collage or an abstract greeting card. Although the workshop lasted just over an hour, everyone was engaged in the process, producing a range of colorful work.
I have three collages this year in the Lexington Art Walk--all are at the Brookline Bank and are up at least through the end of the month. The reception is November 16, from 6:30-8:30pm. The collages are "Three Lonely Leaves," "Garden Bounty," and "Welcoming Day's End." You will need to look in the windows of some of the offices to find two of them!
From mid-September to mid-October, my gym, Healthworks, will be displaying my collages and watercolor paintings. The exhibit is on two walls of the stairwell. The first wall I have titled "Skyscapes," and it will show seven watercolors that emphasize interesting skies and cloud formations.
The second wall I call "Cityscapes." It features predominately paper collages depicting different cities and city views and two watercolors. The exhibit is only open to Healthworks members unless I accompany you, so contact me if you wish to see the exhibit.
Members of NoCA have an exhibit up in the foyer of the O'Neill Library in North Cambridge, as a way of promoting their work and their upcoming winter show. I have two pieces (below), a collage and a watercolor both based on the same photo of Central Park in fall.
Note that I used similar elements in each--the buildings in the background, the stone bridge (although with a different placement), the water, the red tree in the foreground. In the collage, I populated the park with two people enjoying the view from their Adirondack chairs, adding a more playful feel.
My collage exhibit, part of a group show at the annual North Cambridge Arts Holiday Show at Cadbury Commons in Cambridge, MA was a huge success for me. Many of my friends, from all eras and walks of my life, came for the opening day, and I sold a number of pieces. I’m going to have to get busy in the new year to build up my inventory for my next show in late February. Thanks to all who came!
During the month of December I will have 12 of my collages in the annual NoCA Winter Show at Cadbury Commons, 66 Sherman St., in North Cambridge, MA. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, December 6, from noon to 5pm, with readings from members and a craft fair.