New Work: Past Imperfect


Finally got a chance to watch Touch and was delighted since my expectations were high. The intro drew me right in by describing the Chinese proverb which explains that an invisible thread connects people who are destined to meet and have an impact on each other's lives. I'm also digging on Manuel Lima's Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information. I've also been sewing the kiddo's Girl Scout patches on, which led me to something new that I finished today...

Past Imperfect
Acrylic, Charcoal, and Cotton Twine on Canvas
50 x 40 Inches

New Opps to Love


Bethesda Painting Awards - due Feb. 24
Artists must be 18 years of age or older and a permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All 2-D painting including acrylic, watercolor, oil. gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted. The maximum dimensions should not exceed 60 inches in width. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration on the exhibit. Artwork does not have to be for sale. 
More info and application>> 

ArtPark 2012 – Columbia Festival of the Arts - due March 2  Juried, invitational show in June 2012 seeks artisans with original work, representing a breadth of media including functional and wearable art. ArtPark is part of LakeFest, a three-day celebration of the arts at the Columbia lakefront which is free to the public and runs in conjunction with the 2012 Columbia Festival of the Arts. More info and application>>

FEAST at VisArts 2012 - due March 9
FEAST at VisArts (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) hopes to develop a bridge between artists and the community. FEAST is a public dinner designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund new and emerging art makers. The first FEAST at VisArts will take place on March 24, 2012 in the Gibbs Street Gallery in Rockville, Maryland. Patrons will give a $30 donation for which they receive supper and a ballot. Diners spend the evening reviewing a series of project proposals and conversing with the artists behind each idea. Attendees cast a vote for their favorite proposal, and by the end of the night, the artist who garners the most votes is awarded a grant comprised of that evening’s door money.

FEAST at VisArts invites artists, thinkers, and organizations to submit proposals for funding for up to $1,000. Project proposals will address the theme of Sustainability

FEAST at VisArts is based on FEAST Brooklyn’s ( model for sustaining artist projects directly through community participation. If you are not familiar with FEAST — please read FEAST Brooklyn’s about page. Another great resource:

EMAIL APPLICATIONS ONLY- E-mail your proposal to:

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It's got it all


Art. Art goers. Drama. Great music.

A little St. Vincent before St. Valentine's.

Our Stories


Our Stories
Acrylic & Charcoal on Canvas
10 x 48 inches


Watched Cave of Forgotten Dreams while my shoulder has been recuperating.  Got chills. Got weepy. This painting is now over our bed, honoring our sleep-time rehashing of our own stories from the day, from our past, for our future. Heather is our only child, the only child from our branch of the family. She's it, no cousins at all. I hope she remembers all our stories when we've left the earth. I regret not knowing what stories of her own she'll be creating when we're gone.