Wednesday, February 20, 2013

RAP - Real Art Party

There are so many great events happening this week during Pittsfield's 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival that it's difficult to decide what to do first. But tonight the place to be is clearly the Berkshire Art Association/Storefront Artist Project's REAL ART PARTY. BAA is a wonderful arts organization and I'm happily serving as VP on the board. Supporting student artists is one of our passions and the proceeds from this event will benefit Berkshire County art students directly.

We have 108 pieces of art measuring 10" X 10" to be raffled off for a $25 art ticket. Each ticket purchased guarantees that person will be going home with an original piece of artwork. Sound like fun? You betcha...this idea was patterned after the Storefront Artist Project's 12X12 Annual Event. A night of conversation, good art, refreshments and fun awaits!

Here are two paintings I donated. There are dozens of other artists who have donated amazing pieces of art - thank you, thank you, thank you!
Single Iris
River Rocks #12

Saturday, February 16, 2013

new studio and 10X10 Arts Festival

I am so happy to be back at 311 North Street, this time in Studio #9. We have a new name, logo and collective operating structure. We are 19 artists on the second floor of the Greylock Building. But the best thing is the great group of artists and friends who gather here to work, collaborate, for open studios, gallery receptions and First Fridays Artswalks. We have private studios along three hallways and at the end is an attached gallery. I'll post some photos soon, but in the meantime, enjoy some photos on our facebook page,
There's a super fun arts event happening in Pittsfield for TEN days with 75+ events happening this month. If you're living locally, you probably know what this is all about, but for everyone else - click on 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival to learn more. When you live in New England, you can't let the cold weather and snow keep us from enjoying ART year I right? 
"10 Plus 10 Orbs" is a painting I created for the 10X10 art show at NUarts Gallery. Each artist freely interpreted what ten by ten meant to them. Our opening reception was held last night as part of the 10X10 festival. I'm looking foward to an evening of arts and entertainment again tonight, as George and I take in a number of new shows. - it goes on and on!
Enjoy Winter! Enjoy Art!