November 2, 2018-January 19, 2019
Merryll Saylan, This Is Your Life
The Center for Art in Wood
141 N. 3rd St.
Merryll Saylan, a pioneering woman in the art wood world, is having a 40-year retrospective show at the Center for Art in Wood. I am honored to have been asked to participate in a "show within a show" creating a collaborative sculpture with 12 other artists using the form of platters. Ms. Saylan is known for her artistic take on everyday tableware, so this sculpture is a homage to both that aesthetic & the supportive & nurturing environment of the women who have been inspired to follow in her footsteps.
Because I am currently exploring movement in my sculpture, I created a platter that has rotatable gears & encourages the viewer to play & touch. Below is my offering which I have titled "Spin Off".
If you are in the Philadelphia area, please stop in & see her retrospective. Information in the link below.
November 10, 2018-December 2, 2018
Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery PopUp
Avenue 50 Studio
131 Ave. 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042
I will be creating an installation to present during the AAC's Discovery PopUp show which is a juried show of selected Arroyo Arts Collective's member artists. This installation will be different than my usual sculpture as I'm planning on a large grouping of wall-mounted, individual wooden medallions that will have designs incised with a pyrography process.
This show opens in conjunction with NELA's Second Saturday ArtWalk with a reception & lots of art to see. Check back for more information. Thanks.
In process. Average diameter 2.5"
I have been named a
2018 Arts & Crafts Design Award nominee
The 5th annual Arts & Crafts Design award is an international online competition for nominated artisans, craftspeople and designers. The primary aim of the awards are to honor and support the best ideas and concepts and recognize excellent artistic works in a spectrum covering the international art community.
My submitted pieces Rock, Paper, Scissors, Phrenological, & Origin are currently online at the link below until the end of the year when the awards will be announced:
August 12-October 7, 2018
9th Annual 10x10x10xTieton
The Mighty Tieton Warehouse
608 Wisconsin Ave.
gallery hours: Fri-Sun/12-3 p.m.
I'm so pleased that 2 of my automata, Bee Cup & The Bearded Lady Rocks Her New Cloche were selected to be in this long-running annual show. 914 entries were submitted with only 167 being chosen for the show. Each piece was required to be 10" or less in all dimensions, so the gallery is chock-a-block with tiny treasures.
If you are in the Tieton, WA area in the next few weeks, please make sure to stop in!
Bee Cup (left), The Bearded Lady Rocks Her New Cloche (above)
August 11-September 8, 2018
(in partnership with the Arroyo Arts Collective)
121 N. Kenwood, Glendale, CA
I'm pleased to let you know that my piece Too Late was selected to be in this exciting & evocative show curated by Diane Williams & supported by the Arroyo Arts Collective. Please contact the gallery for hours.
Too Late (detail)
June 30-July 20, 2018
825 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90069
Opening reception June 30, 6-9 p.m.
free & open to the public
My sculpture "Artifact No. 2: Slotted Spoon" has been selected to be in this interesting show. Thanks to juror Thomas Canavan, Creative Arts & Special Project Manager of Fairplex.
I hope you will join me at the opening reception, but the gallery is open for visitors during the run. Visit their website below for further information:
Artifact No. 2: Slotted Spoon
Hot Tea 2018
Wood Symphony Gallery
I'm so pleased that my piece "Origin" was selected for this online show. Wood Symphony Gallery has continued the tradition of Del Mano Gallery's annual Hot Tea exhibition in an online format. It is a real honor to be included in this group of internationally-known wood-centric artists. Please visit the link below to see all the beautiful pieces on display. And should you need any further information, please contact me or Wood Symphony directly. Thanks!
June 16-17, 2018
10 a.m-6 p.m.
At Sword In the Stone, Burbank, CA, hosted by Tony Swatton
After a hiatus of several years, Metalpalooza is back & will be held at Tony's new digs in Burbank. I have been invited to demonstrate pyrography. Please join a large & varied cast of characters for a full weekend of shenanigans. See the link below for more info, or contact me.
Hope to see you there!