In Good Company
As an artist, I can easily spend hours on end alone in the studio! While I enjoy my own company ;-), having a community is also important. I’m fortunate that my studio is in a repurposed velvet manufacturing mill. So on the other side of my studio door is a growing community of artists and small businesses. I can catch up with artist Laura Gaffke over a coffee at Zest, or take a yoga class at The Open Space, without having to leave the building!
While my local community is growing, I also try to stay connected to the creative community I became part of in graduate school, at the New York Academy of Art (NYAA). Apart from being located in NYC!, the School has a great MFA program, growing Continuing Ed department, and a wonderful, active and supportive alumni community, which I am grateful to be part of.
I'll be heading back to school! next month to see the 2016 MFA thesis show and meet new Alumni :-) Show opens May 17 and is always worth the trip.
Also next month, I'm excited to have these two paintings above, exhibited alongside the work of 21 other artists affiliated with the Academy. I feel honored to be in the company of such talented, artists and professors.
This special NYAA exhibition will be at The Vendue Hotel in Charleston, NC. and is co-curated by Rick Davidman and Robert Lange Studios. Show Opens May 26. You can read more about the exhibition and the artists in this article in American Art Collector. or visit their websites below:
Melissa Anderson, Jean-Pierre Arboleda, Jaclyn Brown, Michelle Doll, Peter Drake, Heidi Elbers, Michele Fenniak, Shauna Finn, Alonsa Guevera, Caitlin Hurd, John Jacobsmeyer, Christian Johnson, Casey Krawczyk, Will Kurtz, Lisa Lebofsky, Benjamin Martins, Alyssa Monks, Stefania Panepinto, Jennifer Presant, Jessie Peterson Tarazi, Melanie Vote,
View the exhibition online
Saturday April 30, 5-7pm
at Th Mystic Seaport Museum Maritime Gallery
Opening Reception April 30
My painting, Rollin' Surf below will be on view will in this exhibition along with artwork from 50 invited artists. Show runs through July 17.