Since meeting the Amanda and Ashley of Lucky Pie Art Gallery I have been wanting to get work into their space. I just never had enough work... now I do. And they have moved from Lucky Pie and are now Lucky Tree. They live one of my dreams of a Coffee Shop Art Gallery. And they now have my work up in their coffee shop. Look for more of my non-gallery work there. I am hoping to expand my CHOP illustration portfolio to diversify my audience.
Third Friday in Durham brought me back to the Pleiades Gallery for the Truth To Power 3 exhibit. This is the third annual show about social justice. My piece Veterano$ was juried in by UNC Chapel Hill professor of Art Elin o'Hara Slavick.
The African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County, in partnership with ArtsNow and Pleiades Gallery had an open mic across the street at the Five Points Plaza. It was a good night for Art.
I was pleased to see my work up with prominent NC artists. And I was able to speak to a few people that were already familiar with my work. Paper Chop Shop's "work is everywhere!"
So excited! I got into a couple more juried exhibitions. I feel my journey as an artist is moving forward.
The Visual Art Exchange has its 26th Annual N.E.W. Show September 4-24 with Juror David Terry, Director of Programs and Curator at the NY Foundation for the Arts. 46 works of art that have never been exhibited before from 42 artists from around the US. Bliss v2 was selected for this exhibit.
The Durham Art Guild has its 61st Annual Juried Exhibition September 4-October 17 with Juror Alice Gray Stites, Museum Director and Chief Curator of 21c Museum Hotels. 208 artists submitted work and only 50 artist and 67 selected works were juried into the exhibit. I have two pieces: Fiesta and Treasure.