be Here get There.

be Here  get There.

Graduation. May and June are filled with ceremonies and celebrations marking this milestone. Whether you have it all mapped out; moving on to college, post graduate degree, travel or have a job lined up, or- like most, face What Now? – Congratulations! You did it! How awesome for you! Enjoy, revel, and read on. Recently I spent an evening […]

Ebb & Flow at Gallery 37: A Destination for Artful Living

Ebb & Flow at Gallery 37: A Destination for Artful Living

“As the years passed the layers of netting multiplied and she began to rely on a different kind of memory. The memory of things she knew but no longer saw.” Brick Lane by Monica Ali. Spent the day yesterday installing my exhibition Ebb & Flow at Gallery 37: A Destination for Artful Living, 8 So. […]

Private Art Tour

Private Art Tour

Picasso in the bedroom, Matisse in the hall, DeKooning above a chest , Milton Avery in every room, and more…! An invitation this week to visit the home of Berta Kerr in Wilmington, DE was extended to the docents of the DE Art Museum and The Delaware Contemporary.  I was told by a mutual friend that this was […]

5 Tips for a Successful Group Show

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in Art Exhibitions and Events | No Comments
5 Tips for a Successful Group Show

When things work well, they truly are a joy to be a part of. This past Sunday was the Meet the Artist Coffee for the Painting Studio Group Exhibition at Drip Cafe, Hockessin, DE. Here are 5 Tips for a Successful Group Show. Time Line. What do you need from each artist and when? When […]

D. Marque Hall is Obsessed

D. Marque Hall is Obsessed

Davon “D.” Marque Hall is many things- an artist, a semi pro boxer, a teacher, a community organizer, a felon, and, my friend. He is also having his first solo exhibition titled “Pedagogy of the Obsessed” at the North Wilmington Branch Library, Opening Friday, April 1 at 6:00 pm. I met D. through my role as Artist in […]

Sense of Place, Sense of Peace

Sense of Place, Sense of Peace

Duty calls. After living on the North Shore of Oahu for many years, I know that I never need a reason to return to my beloved Hawaii.  However a request and an invite are the impetus for making this current trip. The Request: To be part of the exhibition committee for the Art of Peace, an exhibition and silent auction to […]

The Faces of 798 ICAF

The Faces of 798 ICAF

The kids were so darn cute at 798 ICAF that they get a post of their own! Each child touched us in some way. My cousin, Ellen McVicker and I came back from Beijing with a song in our hearts that needs no translation.

In Good Company at 798 ICAF

In Good Company at 798 ICAF

Some of my favorite memories from 798 ICAF in Beijing were the times we spent with our ICAF hosts, Hattie, Sasha, and Mariana and the 9 other invited artists. We had many opportunities to hang together at lunch, coffee breaks, took each other’s workshop when possible, and shared fun night time excursions with Hattie, Sasha, and Mariana, […]

Butterfly Kisses Workshop at 798 ICAF in Beijing

Butterfly Kisses Workshop at 798 ICAF in Beijing

The opportunity to be a part of 798 ICAF the international children’s art festival in Beijing came up quickly. In July, I was contacted by someone involved in the festival who found me through Instagram. Two months later, my cousin Ellen McVicker and I were on planes heading to China to share our book Butterfly Kisses […]

10 Tips for a Successful Open Studio/House Party

10 Tips for a Successful Open Studio/House Party

This month is my 3rd Annual Open Studio House Party on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 5 -9 pm. As the date approaches and I review my notes from last year I thought I’d share with you 10 tips for creating a successful Open Studio (and/or) House Party. 1. Plan. Figure out the what, when, and […]