The Enormous Tiny Art Show #24 opens Friday, September 7th at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH. This is one of my favorite shows and I’m so happy to be a part of it once again! A year ago, I began my series ‘Joie de Vivre’ and exhibited those first six paintings in ETA #22. The positive enthusiasm for the work was overwhelming and I have gone on to make over 60 paintings featuring an array of anthropomorphic woodland critters against a backdrop nodding to french rococo landscapes.
For this ETA, I wanted to try something a little different, exotic and unfamiliar. Borrowing another french term, Dépaysant, this series is inspired by that feeling you have when you’re in a new place and experiencing very new things that make you feel foreign, out of sorts and strange (in a good way).
The first painting in this series was “Dépaysant: Ice Cream”. I saw a documentary recently about a giraffe who was given to Charles X by the Viceroy of Egypt in the 1800’s. The trip to Paris took 41 days – she was a spectacle in each town she passed through as the people of France had never seen such a creature. I can only imagine HER thoughts.
It’s exciting to combine my favorite woodland critters with a new cast of magnificent beasts, imagining the ways in which they’d interact if they happened upon each other in the forest of Fontainebleau.
ETA #24 opens Friday, September 7th with a reception from 5-8pm at Nahcotta in downtown Portsmouth, NH. All of the works from the show will be available to view + purchase online at www.enormoustinyart.com
The Tomato Art Fest was founded in 2004, when Art & Invention Gallery hosted a late summer art show celebrating the tomato, and planned a few neighborhood events to promote the show. The Tomato Art Show proved so popular that it was immediately turned into an annual, signature event for the hip, urban neighborhood of East Nashville.
The Tomato Art Show is one of the highlights of the festival, and with artwork ranging from the exquisite to the hilarious, there is definitely something for everyone to enjoy!
Our motto is, “The Tomato…A Uniter, Not A Divider- Bringing Together Fruits & Vegetables”.
I created three new paintings for this show, in keeping with my Joie de Vivre Series, featuring the “love apple”.
The Tomato Art Festival is August 10th & 11th and the Tomato Art Show is on view at Art & Invention Gallery thru the month of August.
The 10th annual Picnic Craft Fair will take place on Saturday, August 4, 2018! This juried indie craft fair will be held outdoors in Lincoln Park on Congress and Franklin Streets, in Portland ME. The fair will run from 11am to 6pm, rain or shine. Come shop the best in handmade indie crafts and vintage goods. Admission is free to attend!
I will have my own tent and will have some original works, lots of limited-edition prints and a few note card bundles! I’m excited to announce that four new prints have been added to the selection – if you can’t make it to Picnic next weekend, they are also available to view and purchase in my Etsy shop.
I have really enjoyed the art fairs that I’ve participated in this summer. I started with the Beacon Hill Art Walk in June, followed by ArtBeat in Somerville and will end with this show in Portland, ME. People have been so kind and engaging. These experiences (and working with wonderful galleries) keep me going and fill me with gratitude.