Due to the extreme heat in the desert Southwest, here in Arizona our art season generally runs Sept through May. The busiest months are Jan, Feb and Mar. Our galleries literally shut down or have shortened hours during the summer.
The opening at Roche Diagnostic went well. Here's a photo of my new "Found" series installed there. The show is up until mid-April, access to the gallery is through Southern Arizona Arts Guild.
Found #1-#3,objects found along the shores of Lake Superior, latex, and mixed media on birch panel
I've gotten a few more invites for upcoming group exhibits. The National Collage Society is presenting an exhibit called "Tucson Collage Artists," at a new gallery, Artful Space, in Oro Valley, Ariz. I'm going to show a progression of my lighthouses collages spanning from 2008 to today. It should be a strong show, Tucson has some great collage artists and I love the work of the other artists being included. Thanks to the President of the National Collage Society for putting this together. The reception is Mar 8, from 5-7 pm.
Paperworks, The Sonoran Collective for Paper and Book Artists is planning another exhibit in April. I plan to exhibit my journal and two handmade books (The Black Lake Series) for this show. The exhibit will be at Nanini Library in Tucson. Show runs Apr 5-29.
I've also been busy supporting the arts. Last week I went to an alumni gathering in Scottsdale for the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Fun evening with wonderful hosts in their beautiful contemporary home filled with the art. Also busy getting out to support as many fellow artists as possible as they open exhibits in Phoenix, Oracle and Tucson. There's some wonderful artwork out there right now!