What is 30 prints in 30 days? Simply it is a challenge for me and an offer to you.
My Challenge: Make one new linoleum block print every single day in the month of January. Draw, carve and hand print up to 10 impressions of a 4″ x 6″ block onto 8″ x 10″ paper. Every single day.
Your offer: I often make room size installations, 6 foot drawings, or complex collages that are either too big, too expensive or just not quite right for some collectors. This is no risk, for the cost of a couple beers you can buy an original hand pulled print, just $20.
Why so inexpensive? This is a launch of a new business model, one where I make like crazy, small works for small budgets. I only make 10 impression of each block, so they are rare but I make 300 prints using 30 different blocks over the course of the month, one block a day.
How does it work? Each day at 8pm EST beginning January 1, 2015 (if I can get my schedule right) I will announce the new print. Only 10 will be available, and there will be a link to Etsy. The first 10 to buy the print gets its and no more of that block will be made. I will mail your print to you within 3 business days.
The subject of the portfolio with 27 artists, celebrates vinyl records. Knoxville is a great music city inside of a great music state of TN. Artists pulled from some of the music history of Knoxville or their personal relationship with vinyl. Mine, well, let’s just say I took a lot of leeway. But the title, “From my Victrola” is the real deal. I spent my childhood in my grandmothers second floor bedroom listening to 78’s on her Victrola while dressing up in 1930’s clothes. What does that have to do with this? Well who knows but it informed my relationship to music. For the rest of 2014 I will be glueing this round black paper circle that was printed with the Pegasus wings onto the back of the paper. It will then be complete and shipped out.
Happy New Year!
P.S. None of these prints are available, however beginning January 1, I am launching 30 prints in 30 days, where I will carve and print a new piece each day and sell from for only $20. Stay tuned.
What a fantastic three months. Here are three parting photography of my Wave Hill exhibition. The wall of leaves got packed down to one plastic tub, the bears, coyote, and lean-to rolled up, and the plants piled up. The result; a clean and clear gallery for the upcoming artist in residence. Check out the opportunities folks!
The work from the Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs is down, with some of the pieces still available through Saatchi Art Gallery On-line. You can check that out.
A dedicated studio space, within a larger shared space, for five months;
Access to resources like Materials for the Arts and LMCC Staff assistance;
Audience development opportunities through Open Studios;
Publicity through LMCC’s website as well as its digital communication channels.
In 2016 I will also be jurying the members exhibition for the Printmaking Center of NJ. So I am looking pretty good for 2015 and 2016. I still have a few grant applications out there and I am always looking for new opportunities, but on this day, Winter Solstice 2014, things are looking really bright.
My eyes are blurry after 10 hours of driving each day for the past two days, another 4 hours to go today, but I am excited to be back in Kansas. The dogs will be happy to go to Chase Fishing Pond. I will be happy to have another great dinner at Ad Astra in Strong City. But most of all I am thrilled to be back with Ton and Ans at their beautiful gallery. I am still 270 miles away, but the reception is 2-5, I will be there so come by and have a glass of wine and take home a new drawing or print. See you soon.
This is it, the last two days of my exhibition at Wave Hill and at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey. I will be at Wave Hill on Sunday from noon to 4, please stop by to say “hello.” After that I am packing up and headed out west for my next project. I have to say, it has been a grant experience!