All posts tagged: Process

Community Building: Workshop for GSS Members

I coordinated a workshop for Gowanus Studio Space members called Grant Writing for Artists which was led by Andrea Petrini. It’s all a part of my effort to give the studio quality programming that deals directly with the business of being an artist. Andrea is an expert on the subject, being both an accomplished artist and grant writer on the individual and organizational levels. Overall, we all were shocked at how logical the process is; personally, it is hard to think of so many of my regular activities as being worthy of funding. I’d never think of putting a stipend for myself in the budget, for instance. This starvation mentality is from years of doubting my creative output’s value while dealing with the overall scepticism or apathy the world generally seems to be filled with. How amazing it is to consider that organizations are genuinely interested in supporting our work! I came away determined and renewed. Andrea will be giving another workshop in June for GSS members, then we may schedule in a few for …

False Dichotomy: Official Launch

False Dichotomy is beginning to truly take form! I have artists agreeing to show, essays coming in from respected members of the fine art printmaking community, and a site in place! There is a lot to do: I have to find funding to print a decent catalog–but I feel so renewed. I have not been able to make a lot of work myself this year, but I can contribute through facilitation and research!    

Workshop Ideas

I am trying to align making a paycheck beyond my teaching with advancing my research as an artist and designer. As such, I am looking to put together workshops that test ideas I am having while pushing me up to my top game. Read through the list and let me know if you are interested in any of these–I’ll prioritize the ones that y’all think are most interesting! And if you have further ideas, lay them on me, sweet people! Introduction to Building Peep Boxes I need to dive back into using lenses and such for a project, why not teach it? Gum Transfer/Paper Litho for Beginners I want to really cement my approach to this process as it is evocative, fast, and fun. Dynamic Dioramas I have a college-level class I’ve developed called Kinetic Storytelling that I want to workshop, bit by bit. Photo Pop-Ups This is to help me build steam for a project I have coming up Shadow Puppets with Modern Tools  Always wanted to teach this, trying to find a precise approach… Paper Automatons …

Research has begun!

I have begun doing some research for a new suite of pieces. I am using a formal commercial design cycle to make this work as it is all within the Monstress Productions vein of my work. The first stage is research, wherein I am doing a lot of reading and gathering of data. If you have a moment or two, please fill out the questionnaire below: Loading…

Artists Online: Marketing, Promotion, and Documentation

I have the honor of being an instructor at the Summer Arts Institute at the Women’s Studio Workshop in mid-July. I am hoping to apply my 20 years of design and art experience work for others in as constructive a way possible. Here is the sign-up page, if you’d like to have a lovely week in Rosendale, New York with a very enthusiastic and supportive instructor. Potluck lunches every day! From the WSW site: Libby Clarke, artist and art director, will train you to publish your work across online channels (websites and social media) in as professional and comfortable a way as possible. She will teach you what options exist for publishing your online portfolio and how best to navigate them. You will learn how to handle the seemingly endless social media tasks which can add a great deal to your career without becoming unmanageable. You will develop a plan to promote your work in the most appropriate way according to your needs. In the end, you will be better positioned and prepared to get your …

New Leaders

I designed several in-depth print pieces for New Leaders. It was an intense exercise in truly absorbing massive amounts of information (READ EVERYTHING, designers!) under a very tight deadline. My work was used to guide hundreds of educators in Connecticut.

Here & Now User Testing

In the development of Here & Now, I put together testing kits and sent them to galleries in Cleveland, Philadelphia, and New York City to be tested. Participants entered their data via a website, and I used the data to form the final structure of the piece. Here & Now User Testing Dimensions: 3” x 4.25” Medium: Xerography, Diecut, Stickers Edition: 500 Completed: 2011

Collages

At Cranbrook, I found myself without much money for supplies, so I had to make due with what I found in trash cans and thrift stores. I happened across several beautifully printed custodial supply catalogs from the 50’s and 60’s and decided to make a bunch of collages playing with idiomatic and found phrases. All in all, these were relatively fun but not entirely successful. I had never made a suite of pieces before, so it made me really look at my motivations over time.