This week has been jam packed with art. I set up in the Art Baks on Mass Ave Friday morning and will be there until July 7th.
This Thursday I will be pitching an idea for an installation @7 pm in the Toby at the IMA. The venue for the installation was changed last minute from an indoor atrium to an outdoor patio. I have been scrambling to rework my pitch but think I've finally come up with an idea that I like.
Also, I had the pleasure of teaching for Art with a Heart this past week at the Fay Biccard Glick Community Center.
I also completed my application for the Beckman Emerging Artist Fellowship. Thank you to the fabulous people that provided letters of recommendation!
So much to do, so little time! I've been busy preparing for the Art Baks on Mass Ave, applying to the Beckman Emerging Artist Fellowship, working on my presentation for Art Prize Indy Pitch Night, preparing to teach a summer camp with the non profit Art With A Heart next week, and hanging out and playing with my son as much as possible.
Roma is miraculously progressing.
I have this nasty habit of applying for as many art opportunities as possible in my quest for domination and love of rejection. Well, I submitted a proposal for ArtPrize Pitch Night at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and they selected me as one of five artists that each get five minutes to pitch their idea for $5,000 to create an installation in an atrium in Grand Rapids, Michigan which is part of a larger contest. Art Prize in Grand Rapids awards more than half a million dollars in prizes each year and draws more than 400,000 visitors each fall.
Roma is progressing. Check her out here.
In other news, I had a great time at the Indianapolis Art Center for the opening of the Art From the Heartland Exhibition. There is a lot of beautifully fascinating work to enjoy there now until August 6th.
Below is a picture taken by my brother John of me and my ladies of fortune.
Picture this. You enter an art show that is supposed to be about three historical figures. You, being a feminist, select the one woman in the bunch. Next you look for an image of her to base a portrait on. Most of them look like an angry Mrs. Santa Claus. Then, viola! An image that will do, it is much less stern. So you paint your portrait and the night before the painting will be displayed you happen across the original file on your computer...
And it is named MarySullivan. Why? Why would this file be named that? The painting is of May Wright Sewall...
One quick google search later and the reason that this was the only non angry looking Mrs.Santa is revealed. IT ISN'T MAY WRIGHT SEWALL.
So, on the bright side, the painting has an interesting story behind it, AND I accidentally did a portrait of a second bad ass chick who helped found the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Show next Friday- Art from the Heartland at the Indianapolis Art Center
Come out next Friday evening for a juried show in Broadripple. There will be a DJ, catering and an awards ceremony. More chance for rejection!
These lovely ladies will be there.