Grace Slips In

Grace Slips In

Several years ago when I was writing the application for my first Leeway Foundation Art & Change Grant I took advantage of one of the information sessions that they offer for each cycle.This gives you an opportunity to have your proposal reviewed before you send it out. If available, this is highly recommended for any […]

Prima Donna on My Wall- Artist as Collector Series

Prima Donna on My Wall- Artist as Collector Series

Alyson B. Stanfield of ArtBizCoach is this week’s guest blogger for the Artist as Collector Series. Prima Donna on a Bad Hair Dayby J.Don Cookwood, steel, brass, copper, wire, bone,paint, animal hair53″ x 12″ x 3″ When I was a young curator, there was a coffee shop in Oklahoma City called Medina’s. It was owned […]

Works in Progress with YoungMoms

Works in Progress with YoungMoms

Brooke and Brooke(?) This week wraps up the art workshops with YoungMoms of Kennett Square, PA funded by a Leeway Foundation ACG 2013.  YoungMoms and mentors get down and work together on the mixed mediafigurative sculptures  The goal of the project is to work together collaboratively with a variety of materials and media while we […]

Surviving the “Great Holiday Take Down” – Artist as Collector

Surviving the “Great Holiday Take Down” – Artist as Collector

New Jersey based artist Joy Kreves is this week’s guest blogger for the Artist as Collector Series. Joy BarthChristmas Card 2013 Joy Barth‘s work is very textural with some kind of transcendent quality, which is very immaterial, non-physical.  This fascinates me.   Although I have purchased Joy Barth‘s work, this small painting arrived in the mail as a Christmas […]

YoungMoms Make Exquisite Corpses

YoungMoms Make Exquisite Corpses

Art workshop #2 of my Leeway ACG ‘2013 with YoungMoms of Kennett Square, PA found us lying around, mixing it up, and creating personal symbols of beauty, strength, hope and faith. We traced… Building upon our first week together where we learned about women who have had positive impact on the world and made collages, […]

Artist Talk as Conversation

Thank you to everyone who came out Sunday, Feb. 23rd for my Catch & Release Artist Talk at Project Space DE.  Photo: Carol Lesher I began with a question to the group; “What, if any, is the connection or relationship you see between my two dimensional paintings and drawings and my sculptures?” (often what is obvious […]

Portrait of Emma- Artist as Collector

Colorado based artist Ayn Hanna is this week’s guest blogger for the Artist as Collector Series. “Emma” fabric, stitching, and acrylic paint,  34”x26” ©Leslie Gabrielse. Leslie Gabrielse is a textile artist from the Netherlands.  We were introduced to one another by mutual friend several years ago and became fast friends.   I love how he is […]

Playlist or Podcast?

In the studio, I often need silence to be fully present with my work- to pay full attention to what is often the smallest hint of the next step in the evolution of something. Life Line II (detail #1)wire, pulp, encaustic, collage©NanciHershphoto: Dain Simons It also depends on what I am doing. Working from life […]

Feeling the Love

collage of teen activistMalala YousafziWant to learn more about the women welearned about click here? February is the perfect time to start this new project with YoungMoms of Kennett Square made possible by a Leeway Foundation Art & Change Grant. YoungMoms is a great group of young women and volunteerssupported Lisa Macmain, founder and creater of this groupand […]

Secret Heart Throb on her walls

California based artist Belinda Chlouber is this week’s guest blogger for the Artist as Collector series. Secret Heart Throb  Mixed media on panel 30”x22”, ©Tony Speirs  “Secret Heart Throb” was one of the first significant pieces of art my husband and I purchased.   Our good friend Tony Speirs was having an open studio and we […]

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