- Painting by Jim Burtch
Please join me and six other wonderful artists at our opening reception at the Salem Museum on Friday August 28th from 5 to 8PM. I’ll be showing some paintings that I’ve never displayed before so make sure to come by and check it out! The show will be up until September 26th.
The Salem Museum is located at 801 East Main Street, Salem, Virginia 24153.
Read more about our show:
Extra long because of an intense 6 weeks…
1. Laylah Ali
2. Nancy Spero
3. Christina Ramberg
4. Sister Corita Kent
5. Dana Degiulio
6. Molly Zuckerman-Hartung
7. Rashayla Marie Brown
8. Susan Sontag
9. Agnes Martin
10. Beauty is a Verb
11. Ana Mendieta
12. Alex Gingrow
- Atlas 1975 Marcel Broodthaers 1924-1976 Purchased 1977 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/P07213
13. Marcel Broodthaers
14. Bernadette Mayer’s writing experiments
15. Alice Volger
A few months ago, I was invited by a colleague to participate in a web-based internship. The newly-launched site is called The Gallery U and its purpose is to feature the work of college artists around the country and serve as a platform for artists to talk about art and the things that are influencing and inspiring their work.
I am one of 19 interns this semester and my job is to post new work (plus a brief description) every week for fifteen weeks. The site officially went live this week and each of the interns was introduced through self-portrait posts. My posts will go up every Friday and you can see my first post here.
Although I’m already very busy, this internship is an opportunity for me to connect with other artists and it will also provide an extra dose of pressure when it comes to producing work consistently. As I mentioned in a recent post on here, one of my goals this semester is to produce a lot of work.
Throughout the internship, all of the interns will be competing for a feature in V23, a New York-based blog which showcases the music, creative writing, photography, and art of young adults. If you like what you see and read every week, you can increase my chances of winning by clicking the little heart at the top of each article.
I’ve already announced this on my Facebook page, but I’m officially going to be attending SAIC starting this June! The past few months have been such a roller coaster. The application process was stressful, the waiting was stressful, figuring out how to pay for everything is stressful…but what makes it all worth it is the fact that little ol’ me got into one of the best art schools in the country and I’m actually able to go (with a lot of hard work and sacrifices of course).
I’m very fortunate to have the support of my loved ones during this part of my life. They keep me from losing sight of reality, but they also help me believe in myself. I would not be able to do this without them. (Thank you!!)
There is a lot of debate about whether or not an MFA is necessary for a successful art career, but what I’m most looking forward to is just being in an environment that encourages my growth and continually pushes me to exceed my limits. I’m excited for the intensity of the summer program and I can’t wait to be surrounded by and learn from other passionate artists. I’ve never been alone in a big city, so that in itself will also be an adventure for sure. The excitement outweighs the nerves right now ;]
Anyway, you can be sure that I will share a lot about my experiences as a grad student as well as lots of new work in the future! As always, thanks for reading :]