This fantastic event is hosted by Loot Found and Made in Turners Falls, MA to benefit the Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter. Just under 100 local artists were challenged to transform a recycled thrift shop painting, keeping at least 50% of the original and adding a "creature" (loosely defined) to the work. The completed paintings will be auctioned off on September 19, with viewing beginning at 4pm and live auction beginning at 6pm.Read More
My NEW studio blog is a way for me to communicate with my intro color and design students by discussing my process as a studio artist. (Be kind, I'm not yet totally comfortable being on camera!)
Episode 1: Starting a new series of paintings and drawings, I make some initial decisions about color and composition working with graphite, charcoal and acrylic paint on paper.
I'll be participating in a gallery night and art auction to benefit Valley Educational Associates and the United Arc on Friday, February 21 from 6-9PM at Eastworks in Easthampton, MA.
A portion of all proceeds from work for sale as part of the art exhibit will be donated to the two organizations, with percentage varying per artist. However, for the silent auction portion of the show, 100% of proceeds will be donated to the organizations. The exhibit will feature New England artists and include painting, photography, sculpture and hand-made jewelry.
VALLEY EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATES PROVIDES WORK TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES TO THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED. IN THE SOUTH DEERFIELD WORK SITE WORKS ARE TRAINED TO BUILD BOOKCASES. INDIVIDUALS DO REAL WORK FOR REAL PAY. IN ADDITION, INDIVIDUALS WORK IN SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT JOBS THROUGHOUT WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS. THEY GAIN EXPERIENCE IN WHICH THEY BECOME VALUED MEMBERS IN THE WORKFORCE AND THE COMMUNITY. THE FUNDRAISED DONATIONS WILL GO TOWARDS COMMUNITY BASED ACTIVITIES AND OUTINGS FOR THE INDIVIDUALS.
THE UNITED ARC PROVIDES ADVOCACY AND SUPPORT SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS. THE ARC PROVIDES A VARIETY OF SUPPORT SERVICES FOR FAMILIES, SUPPORT FOR INCLUSION AND TRANSITION PLANNING FOR SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN AND TEENS, AND RESIDENTIAL SERVICES FOR ADULTS.