It’s all been a haze since I graduated from art school, but now it’s summer, and I finally have time to play catch up! While I’ve been transitioning out of school, I’ve also applied to and was accepted to a couple exhibitions. So excited to share my work with you!
May 10 – June 9 | Earrings Galore @ Heidi Lowe Gallery, Delaware
“Heidi Lowe Gallery hosts the sixth annual Earrings Galore exhibition, featuring the earring in all its glory. The earrings in this show come in every size, shape, material, and concept. The exhibition highlights earrings made by over 40 artists from the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Argentina, and the Netherlands.”
I know this one just ended, but as a freelance writer for Art Jewelry Forum, I actually interviewed Karen Vanmol and Courtney Kemp for the group show, “Home,” at Heidi Lowe Gallery a little while back. I wasn’t able to drop by Heidi’s pop-up gallery in her hotel room at the SNAG Boston Conference, but you can see and read about it in AJF’s top ten displays at SNAG Boston by Bella Neyman.
June 13 – June 28 | Art Olympia @ Toshima City Hall, Tokyo
“[The] Art Olympia competition is an open art [competition] held as a biennial event with the goal of discovering talented artists around the world and supporting their activities. Artworks of approximately 240 artists selected from three location bases in Tokyo, New York, and Paris, will undergo the final review in Tokyo by a panel of judges invited from around the world. “
My first public venture into the 2-dimensional art scene! I applied for this competition mostly for the chance to have my work seen by jurors Brett Littman of The Drawing Center and Professor Gregory Amenoff of Columbia University’s MFA program. If you’re in Tokyo, you can see "Pixelated Yellow" in person!
June 14 – August 23 | California Now: Juried Exhibition of Clay, Glass & Enamel Art
“California Now showcases 85 contemporary and innovative works in clay, glass and enamel art that are being created today by California artists. The exhibition will include functional and non-functional, two-dimensional and three-dimensional works that illustrate a wide scope of artwork.”
Definitely do not miss the chance to see work by Nick Dong and Curtis Arima! I wouldn’t be where I am now with my work if it wasn’t for these two inspirational artists and professors.
June 4 – July 18 | International Chasing & Repousse Exhibition
“Outnumbered is a new Art Gallery in historic downtown Littleton, Colorado. It is a warm inviting space that offers a wide variety of artwork from artists around the nation.”
July 12 – September 6 | Botanica: All Things Plant Life
“From 16th Century Flemish painters, to Cezanne and the Post Impressionists, the color and variety found in plant life, as well as the potent symbolism, has made it a popular subject for still-lifes and artist studies. Botanica asks artists to draw on these themes to create artwork that explores how plant life can be represented in a diverse reach of media. Botanica is an exhibition juried by Ken Harman, Director of Hashimoto Contemporary and Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA and MacKenzie Stevens, Assistant Curator of the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.”
My second venture into 2-dimensionality! I actually found out about the call for entry when I visited the Bedford Gallery with my Metal Techniques: Sculpture class to see a metals group exhibition that included work by my professor, Clay Jensen. Thanks, Clay! And below are some of his work we saw at the Bedford.
Aaaand, it’s a wrap!