WPA Collectors' night & benefit auction
June 3–17, 2022
Marcy in Block Colors will be offered at this long-running annual benefit and fundraiser presented by the Washington Project for the Arts.
Benefit Auction on Artsy:
June 3–17, 2022
Pictured: Marcy in Block Colors, oil on canvas, 40x30in.
2022 National Juried exhibition
May 7–July 10, 2022
Housed in the 100-year-old Mountain City Mill on the banks of Carroll Creek in historic downtown Frederick, Maryland, The Delaplaine Arts Center has been serving the community since 1986. Dorothy's Apartment was selected for this annual juried exhibition celebrating local and national artists. Juror: Gerald Ross, director of exhibitions at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), in Baltimore.
Pictured: Dorothy's Apartment, oil on canvas, 40x30in., getting a final inspection.
December 17, 2021 – March 6, 2022
The Taubman Museum of Art
Amma’s Kitchen in Homeward Bound, the second juried triennial at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia. Nandini Makrandi, Chief Curator of the Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was invited to curate this exhibition of recent work in all media by artists currently residing in Virginia.
Pictured: Installation View, left: Amma's Kitchen, oil on canvas, 36x48in.
A Tale of TWo CABINS
Curator: Scott Clowney, Assoc. AIA
Presented by AIA|DC
This hour-long art talk was held in conjunction with the exhibition 'Lisa Noble: A Tale of Two Cabins' which was on display in the Fall of 2021.
"In 2017, artist Lisa Noble’s life turned inside out with the sudden loss of her father. As a result, she began spilling her grief and memories onto the canvas. The intimate scenes of her family’s Canadian cabins were a series that she had just started a few months earlier. No longer a tourist looking back at old photos, Lisa was forced to view the cabins in a very different yet deeply meaningful way, working through loss to communicate the pleasures of these important locations." —Scott Clowney, Assoc. AIA, Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs, District Architecture Center, Washington, D.C.
Pictured: At Last (Before Dreaming), 2018, oil on canvas, 30x30in.
2019 national juried exhibition
First Street Gallery, New York, NY
Curated by Nancy Margolis
June 20 – July 13
First Street Gallery is an artist-run nonprofit contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea, steps from the High Line. They first opened their doors in 1969 with the mission of bringing art and community together.
The annual National Juried Exhibition provides non-member emerging, mid-career, and established talent with exposure to the New York City art community. In presenting their work, artists are afforded an opportunity to receive critical review and foster public understanding and appreciation of art.
Pictured: Installation View, second from left: Still Life in Summer, oil on canvas, 24 x 24in.
MEMORIES OF HOME
Art Galleries at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center
'Memories of Home' included a selection of 11 paintings from various stages of the series—from when the first marks were put down while I was still wobbly in the knees, to the major turning point that occurred with the sudden loss of my father in May 2017. These scenes represent my efforts to visually map out the context of my early development.
Pictured: Installation View of 'Memories of Home'
MANDALA FOR AFTER DREAMING
I was honored to be invited by fellow artist David Mordini to participate in the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery and Smith Center for Healing and the Arts ALCHEMICAL VESSELS annual benefit and exhibition.
Every purchase of a benefit ticket supports Smith Center for Healing and the Arts and their mission to develop and promote healing practices that explore physical, emotional, and mental wellness and lead to life-affirming changes to those affected by cancer.
The show's theme was: OUR COMMON THREAD. Artists were asked to create a unique piece of art from a simple circular birch panel, responding to the artist’s personal, transformational, creative journey through the universal truths of pain, joy, healing, and living. Artists were also asked to write a poem for their artwork:
Without loss there would be no healing.
We share this equal, inseparable, inevitable reality.
This unity of opposites complements, it does not conflict.
After dreaming we all wake to the other side of everything.
Pictured Recto Verso: Mandala for After Dreaming, 2018, mixed media and found objects, 14.25”h x 14”w x 6.5"d; Private collection.