Monday, September 3, 2012

...and we're off!

Well, September is shaping up to be a very busy month. Here are some of the highlights:

First Friday Art Walk is here again! Please stop by and see me at the Closet Factory office: 647A Congress St., Portland (we share an entrance with Princess Nails); Friday, September 7th, 5 pm to 8 pm. I will have paintings, collages/mixed media pieces, and oil pastels on display; there will also be wine, food, and- for the first time ever- LIVE MUSIC by The Intergalactic Yurt Band! Last month's art walk featured the music of Cumberland Crossing, and if you were there, you know how much fun it was. The Intergalactic Yurt Band will be sure to bring the fun as well! Bring your dancing shoes and spend the evening with us.

BIG news: my "artist profile" YouTube video will be airing on TV3, Brunswick's public access channel! If you live in the Brunswick area, click here to find out when you can catch it:; if you'd rather watch it on YouTube at your leisure instead, here's the link:!

Brunswick's Second Friday Art Walk is also coming right up! Please stop by on Friday, September 14th, from 5 pm to 8 pm. I will be set up at 98 Maine Street (between Nest and The UPS Store). This event is sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance. Here's a link to their website, in case you'd like to check it out:; here's the brochure:

I am happy to announce that the "tiny" show at Spindleworks in Brunswick has been held over for another month! This is a juried group show featuring work that is no larger than 3" x 3" x 3". They've gotten such a great response, they decided to keep it up through September. If you are able to make it to Second Friday Art Walk, Spindleworks is right around the corner from where I will be. If you can't make it but you'd like to see the show while it's still running, their office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Here is the information in case you'd like to check it out:
What: (tiny)
Where: Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks
7 Lincoln Street, Brunswick
When: August 3 - September 30th, 2012
ArtWalk Reception: 5-8pm, September 14th
(207) 725-8820
More Brunswick happenings: on Sunday, September 9th, from 10 am to noon, I will be giving a collage workshop for kids as part of the Family Arts and Science Festival! The Family Arts and Science Festival is sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance, in conjunction with Cornerstones of Science. The festival will be on the town mall in Brunswick (right on Maine Street) from 10 am to 4 pm, and it will feature tons of different workshops (for kids of all ages!) focusing on art and science, live music, and various activities. There will also be a silent auction going on (to benefit Five Rivers Arts Alliance), and I have donated a 3" x 3" painting to the cause. If you would like more information, or if you're interested in bidding on one of the many wonderful items up for auction (including a gift certificate for a massage from the fabulous Heather Goulette of Monarch Massage:, please go to the Five Rivers Arts Alliance website:
It's hard to believe it's that time of year again, but it is: the 10x10 Brunswick is right around the corner! This will be the fifth anniversary of the 10x10 and this year's show is shaping up to be bigger than ever. I will have two paintings on display. If you're not familiar with the 10x10, here's the deal: it is a one-night show, with all works of art (framed and sized at 10" x 10", naturally) priced at $200; $100 goes to the artist, $100 goes to Arts Are Elementary. There will be a public preview on Thursday, September 27th from 5pm to 8pm and Friday, September 28th from 12pm to 3pm; the reception and show will be on Friday, September 28th from 5pm to 8pm. This year’s two venues are located next door to each other on Pleasant Street in Brunswick: Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street and Parish Hall, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant Street. For more information or to check out an online preview, go to
Also, I still have paintings on display at EcoHome Studio: 334 Forest Avenue, Portland (right next to Oakhurst, where Pier One used to be). EcoHome Studio is owned by Jan Robinson (of Jan Robinson Interiors), and she offers fabrics, home accents, furniture, lighting, and more...including local art! Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. Check out her website here:

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