On this Friday the thirteenth I have a spate of undeserved good luck to reflect on. The Summer Art Market at the Art Students’ League of Denver was better to me than it has ever been. (Until the deluge hit Sunday and we discovered that the EZ-Up leaks. But we survived that with minimal damage.)
Remarkably, I sold my Heloise and Abelard there,
to a terrific couple. Funny, smart, kind people who love her.
I am so grateful that someone loved her enough to want to own her. I am also grateful for the sorely needed money. But, weirdly, I will miss having her around. Never felt quite so attached to a painting. Hm. Onward and upward. Hopefully I will eventually make a painting that will make me forget all about that one. Or maybe not forget but just move on. You know.
I’m not only pining and crying and navel gazing these days (though I do all of that so well). I do have stuff going on. I’m working on a mask for the Denver Hospice’s Mask Project that is almost done. I’ll be delivering it next week. Almost done shot below:
I’ve been invited by the fantastically gifted ceramicist Pat Cronin to show in the “Creatures” exhibit at Zip 37 Gallery. I have been thinking hard about Rat Kings but have not yet started one. I think/hope/believe I will have new work to show.
And I am thinking about my fall show at Core New Art Space. Some canvases are stretched and prepped, and ideas are fermenting. I believe it will be called “The House that Jack Built.” I have been thinking lately about the concept of home and the structures that can serve as the places we dwell.
Wishing a very lucky Friday the 13th to you all.
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My show at CORE New Art Space is wrapped up. Sales were good. I’m grateful.
I have one painting, “Cabatisto” (pictured below) accepted into the juried “Red White & Blue” show that hangs at CORE from now until September 30th.
I need to pack & ship paintings and then- (really looking forward to this) switch gears and get into the groove of making some new monotypes at the Art Students League of Denver in preparation for a show at Red Delicious Press.
Also, I’ll have a few small works at a double booth with my CORE New Art Space compadres at the 16th Street Mall Festival of the Arts. It is the inaugural year for this art fair. We’ll be at booths # O and #P on Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15 from 11 AM until 7 PM.
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is approaching quickly. It will be happening on June 9 & 10 (Saturday & Sunday) from 10 AM until 5 PM each day. The Market stretches from 1st to 4th Ave, and from Logan Street to Sherman Street. A good cure for the summertime blues.
I will be sharing booth # 33 with the wonderful Claudia Roulier.
I’ll have paintings like the now finished “Embracing Chaos” available, as well as monotypes.
You can find a list of more than 260 participating artists here.
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Tagged 20th anniversary, Art Students League of Denver, Claudia Roulier, Katie Hoffman, picture in a frame, Summer Art Market, Tom Waits
the show, opened at CORE New Art Space this evening.
It is a lovely show, juried well by Hilary DePolo.
Curating these shows and encountering the variety of personalities & egos involved is always interesting. I am grateful for the folks who have softened the edges and made this a pleasure- my comrades at CORE most of all.
As for my own my work, I’ve been making teeny paintings geared toward the Art Students League of Denver’s Summer Art Market, happening on June 9 & 10.
But I have one roving eye toward the large paintings I hope to complete for my show at CORE late this summer-and my mind wanders to Robert Johnson at the crossroads. I am thinking about the devil.
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“Miss Kitty,” oil on wood, 6″ x 6″.
I will be concentrating more on these tiny paintings now in preparation for the Art Students League of Denver‘s Summer Art Market on June 9th & 10th.
I am proud to be sharing booth #33 at this art fair with the fantastic artist Claudia Roulier.
I am also happy to have a painting included in “Renewal” at Niza Knoll Gallery.
In short, all is well- spring always brings me a bit of hope and the sunshine feels like an answer to a prayer.
There is an unseen collaborator in the little painting above and to him I say- some flowers are too pretty to be squashed. And thank you for everything:)
In preparation for the Art Students League of Denver’s Summer Art Market, I’ve been finishing as many small paintings as possible.
“Spit in the Wind,” 10″ x 10″.
“First Flight,” 5″ x 5″.
“The Beast Bows,” 6″ x 6″.
“Summer Bride,” 5″ x 5″.
“Voice of Reason,” 5″ x 5″.
“The Storyteller,” 6″ x 6″.
“Mountain of Gief,” 5″ x 5″.
“Plenty of Fish,” 5″ x 5″.
“The Joker,” 5″ x 5″.
“Pupae,” 5″ x 5″.
I’ll be sharing booth # 24 with Claudia Roulier, one of my favorite artists in Denver.