Summer is a great time to get out of the studio and refill my creative well. For me, that means getting out into nature, taking hikes, and enjoying the neighborhood flowers. Currently, I’m on a road trip with my eldest daughter. While passing through Asheville, we took the opportunity to visit Chihuly at Biltmore, an exhibition featuring… [Read the rest of the post]
ROCK. PAPER. SCISSORS. Art exhibition. Opening Reception: Saturday, June 9th, 7-10pm The Plaxall Gallery at 5-25 46th Ave, LIC NY 11101 Entry through the parking lot. The parking lot is privately owned so please park outside the parking lot if coming by car. Thank you! I have five paintings in this show, some big, some small. Come have… [Read the rest of the post]
Some paintings come easy, while others require a lot of work until I’m happy with them (or I throw them out). My painting Rock Garden was one of my more difficult pieces. On my first try, I ended up with this version. It had the elements of a strong composition with a clear focal point… [Read the rest of the post]
Stop by and see my mixed media painting “Garden Harvest” at the National Heirloom Expo on September 5, 6, & 7, 2017. “The World’s Fair of Pure Food,” also known as the National Heirloom Expo will be host to over 20,000 farmers and gardeners! The expo features over 300 vendors, including thousands of Heirloom varieties from across… [Read the rest of the post]
This weekend is the last chance to see my artwork at the Garden of Delights exhibition at the Plaxall Gallery. I have a couple paintings in the show including “Rainbow Vines with Flowers”. This painting came about from a dream where I was walking through a thick fog and suddenly stumbling onto a magical, tactile… [Read the rest of the post]
LIC-A Members and Guests: Walk with Light. A bright showcase of Long Island City Artists members (including myself) display with internationally recognized neon-light artist Kenny Greenberg at this illuminating group show. The exhibition joins with the LIC Flea Market, and the opening coincided with the 7th annual LIC Arts Open festival. The exhibition runs May 18 –… [Read the rest of the post]
If you’re in New York City this Friday, please join me at the opening reception of my art exhibition “Whimsical Worlds” at Corks on Columbus from 5:30 to 8pm. Corks on Columbus (between 74th and 75th St. on Columbus Ave.) is a wonderful wine store on Manhattan’s upper westside and they will be… [Read the rest of the post]
Last night was the opening reception for my art exhibition “Fantasic Reality” at Matted LIC in Long Island City. I confided to some friends that I worried no one would show up and I would end up drinking all the wine myself. I’m sure that a common enough worry with many artists (musicians, actors, and dancers included)…. [Read the rest of the post]
I just delivered 29 of my paintings to Matted LIC for an upcoming solo exhibition…hence the empty wall in my studio. See all the nails without art hanging from them? This poor little painting didn’t make the cut! Opening night this Thursday, Sept. 22 from 6-8pm at Matted LIC, 46-36 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City. I… [Read the rest of the post]
I will be exhibiting my artwork at Matted LIC from Sept. 19 – October 13. Matted LIC is a gallery, frame and gift shop founded in 2009 on Vernon Blvd in Long Island City, Queens. It’s a fun and funky shop with artfully items to decorate your home. They offer conservation custom framing with a certified professional framer on… [Read the rest of the post]
For the last ten years, I have been deeply involved with an amazing organization called the Roundup River Ranch, located in the mountains of Colorado. One of Paul Newman’s SeriousFun Children’s Network camps, Roundup River Ranch enriches the lives of children with serious illnesses and their families by offering free, medically-supported camp programs that provide… [Read the rest of the post]
I traveled to Italy this week with my husband and some friends to see Christo’s newest work, “Floating Piers” on the beautiful Lake Iseo. I have always loved Christo’s work and have been fortunate to see his “The Umbrellas” in California in 1993, and “The Gates” in New York City in 2005. Our group decided… [Read the rest of the post]
I am a member of an artist group in Long Island City (where my studio is located) that meets monthly to support each other, discuss art and our artwork. Recently, our fearless leader (thank you, Phoebe) organized a field trip to two museums in Long Island City. We started at the SculptureCenter at 44-19 Purves Street. “SculptureCenter’s space was built… [Read the rest of the post]
Artist: Michelangiolo Bastiani The inaugural edition of CONTEXT New York took place May 3 – 8, 2016 in Manhattan. The fair was held at Pier 94 in Manhattan. CONTEXT New York is a leading alternative fair of contemporary art. I got an opportunity to see CONTEXT Art Miami during Art Basel this past December and it was fun to see lots… [Read the rest of the post]
Please celebrate with me the opening reception of “In the Realm of Dreams”, a two women exhibition at the Front Street Gallery this Friday, May 13 from 6-9pm. “In the Realm of Dreams” features the 4th annual Front Street Gallery juried group show winners. Kathy Ferguson & Tanya Kukucka. Kathy and Tanya were winners of… [Read the rest of the post]
The “Armory” art fairs were held in New York City this weekend with both the Park Armory on the Upper East Side and the Armory Show on Piers 92 & 94. “Armed” with an open mind to see the newest ideas in contemporary art, I headed over to the piers to check out the… [Read the rest of the post]
I visited the Armory Show in New York City this weekend (more on that in tomorrow’s blog post) but I had to show you the piece that gave me the biggest smile.
It was a big art week in New York City. Ok, there is generally dozens of art exhibitions every week in the Big Apple, but this week featured some of the biggest art fairs of the year with the Armory Show at Pier 92/94 and the Park Avenue Armory on the Upper East Side. Additionally, one… [Read the rest of the post]
Checking out the street art in Berlin, Germany.
I spent last week in Miami Beach visiting eight of the almost two dozen art fairs showing work during Art Basel Miami. The US show of Art Basel, which began in 2002, takes place each December and marks the winter reunion for the international art world. This one show featured over 275 galleries from thirty-one countries, attracting seventy-five… [Read the rest of the post]
Members Salon Exhibition at the Falchi Long Island City Artists has secured a wonderfully large space to feature the artwork of ALL its members in a month-long exhibition at the Falchi Building in Long Island City. This salon-style exhibition runs from Sunday, October 4 through October 31. I will be showing my painting “EU Timetable“, a mixed media diptych, 24″x48”, $2000…. [Read the rest of the post]
I am exhibiting with sixteen other Queens artists at the CitiGroup building through June. All the artists are past or current board members of the Long Island City Artists organization. Stop by and have a look.
Actually the “Stars” are all of you, my blog readers! I’m trying to reach you with more information and more fun stuff. Twice a year or so, I send out postcards with new paintings of mine on them. They are fun to use as mini-art on your refrigerator, as a bookmark, or folded up as… [Read the rest of the post]
If you find yourself in Georgia during the next few weeks, stop by to see my work at the “Valdosta National 2015 Exhibition”. My painting “Hamsa” is on displayed at Valdosta State University’s Fine Arts Gallery from January 20 to February 6.
Before After Last Thursday night, it was a whooping 8 degree Fahrenheit in New York City. But that didn’t stop the art lovers from turning out to attend the Atlantic Gallery’s “Over the Bridge” exhibition in Chelsea. I was fortunate to have two paintings in this show, along with 38 other Long Island City… [Read the rest of the post]
I’m so excited! I am exhibiting in my first Chelsea art gallery in New York City. I feel like the Chelsea neighborhood is the heart of contemporary art in the Big Apple. Please stop by the “OVER THE BRIDGE” show at the Atlantic Gallery between January 5-17. Join me at the artists’ reception on January… [Read the rest of the post]
About a month ago, I wrote a post about the coveted “red dot”… the mark a gallery puts on a painting’s title when it sells but before they take it down to deliver it to a collector. I had one sale or “red dot” at the Madelyn Jordon Fine Art Gallery‘s “Summer Remix” group exhibition… [Read the rest of the post]
One of my favorite things is attending art openings, especially if I’m one of the exhibiting artists. Add a little champagne to the mix, and the evening is perfect. Unfortunately, I was out-of-town for this opening so no champagne for me :(. However, an artist friend of mine, Marjorie Van Cura, also had work in the… [Read the rest of the post]
I recently delivered a painting to the Madelyn Jordon Fine Art Gallery for inclusion in their “Summer Remix” group exhibition that opened last week. As luck would have it, I ran into a friend who wanted to buy it two days before the opening. They displayed the painting at the opening anyway but with the coveted red dot on… [Read the rest of the post]
If you are anywhere near Scarsdale, New York this summer, I have a treat for you. The Madelyn Jordon Fine Art Gallery is taking this summer as an opportunity to showcase fresh ideas from their gallery artists and introduce you to fresh new artists. The “fresh new artists” is where I come in. You… [Read the rest of the post]