You may remember in my last post ‘One Print at a Time’. My studio mates and I had set out personal goals for our show and sale.
Let me start off by saying, Julia Trops made her goal! Julia needed enough money to get to Italy, and to be able to do an artist residence for one month! Amazing goal to be meet when you are only generating money by selling your art. And this Lady has done exactly that, Amazing! Congratulations Julia!
As for my personal goal for an etching press… well I still need to work on a few more sales. But I will make that goal.. because if Julia can do it… Need I say we all can with some elbow grease and a will to make it happen.
On another note. Some time back you may remember that I was working on a soapstone carving. Well I have put that on hold, only because winter has come to my neck of the world. If you have worked with this type of stone you are full aware of how dusty it is, and this dust gets every where. So I have put it on hold, but know that I will finish it this spring and post my trials and errors with pictures of what my first finish soapstone object looks like.
I am looking forward to spring but I am more than happy to put my energy back into creating my critters on paper.
Some of you may know that we (Studio 113) did a show and sale not to long ago called “Sketched Out”. It was alot of fun and because of that my studio mates and I thought we would do it one more time before the year is out. Sketched Out II December 10th 9-3pm
There are a lot of changes happening at Studio 113, and we each have a goal or two of our own during 2012.
One of our members has already left to take up residence in Mexico! Lucky lady! Lucky Mexico Laurie Copeman is an amazing painter. We bid her fair well and sent her on to new adventures with best wishes. We will miss you!
Julia Trops is also leaving Studio 113 at the end of December. Julia has an opportunity to do an artist residency in Italy some where. We wish her the best of luck and are really excited to see the new works that pour out of her during and after her adventures. She too will be missed… but truth be told she will be closer to us, and coffee dates can be arranged. lol
Ang and myself will be staying in the Studio, continuing our classes and own art practices. I can not speak for her but I can tell you I am going to be using this year to get a few bodies of work off the ground in order to get a show or two. A touch of drawing, a bit of painting, and a lot of print.
My main goal this year is to sell enough art to fund my own printing press. I am in the market for an etching press and with the hopes that it will be big enough to print a 16×20 inch work with a large white boarder. How will I reach this goal..?.. well, all art works from now until I met my goal of $3500 will be tucked away until a purchase of a press can be made.
Oh! How can you Help? This is a great Question! Come by the Studio 113 and make a purchase, or give a donation… (purchase is better) and help out. Every little bit will be a great help in the end goal.
One print at a time!
WORK SPACE- STUDIO 113
This month the the Galeria, the showcases and the main Atrium of the Rotary Center for the Arts will be filled with work from the artists of STUDIO 113. JULIA TROPS, TRINA GANSON, ANGELA BONTEN, and LAURI COPEMAN explore their artistic expression independent of each other — each pursuing different mediums, different vision.
JULIA TROPS – Julia is a master of the art of freestyle impressionism. Her enthusiasm for color and form has spread from paint to sculpture and back again – from figures to flowers — from technicolor to black and white.
LAURI COPEMAN – ‘I endeavor to paint my dreams – my whole journey right now is in the study of old master’s styles so that I can communicate these visions more clearly.’
ANGELA BONTEN – ‘As an artist I am exploring my environment through the marks I make; whether it is a conceptual work such as my recent exhibition “Evolutionary Fugue” (www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb0JvHOGmFo ) or just taking time to relax and paint in nature. I make art… just because I do!’
TRINA GANSON – Trina’s realm is printmaking and paintwork. Her marvelous Critters and Creatures remind us that even the things we ignore have presence and — even romance.
I personally have very large works in this show, and it would be nice to here your thoughts… good or bad feed back is always welcome.
WORK SPACE is a celebration of diversity and cooperative intent.