50 Pieces in 50 Days


The first piece in the 50/50 Project I just started on the Sanchez Art Center 50/50 project. Selected artists come up with a theme (mine is Bugs and botanicals, exploring natural history through encaustic) and create 50, 6x6 pieces of art in 50 days.  It is quite a challenge that I am excited to take on.

You can follow my progress on Instagram. Each day I will be posting a new image, with the exception of when I am in Quebec in July for my artist residency. All pieces are available for presale but must be exhibited for the August 26th during the fundraiser and preview. Each piece will be $120 and there will be a 10% discount for purchasing 2 or more (presale or at opening).

When I received the panels it was quite daunting, I guess with all of the excitement of being chosen to participate I didn’t realize the enormity of creating 50 pieces of art. I’m sure it will be good for my creative practice and there will be good days and bad.

I hope you follow along with me on this journey.

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Stack of Blank Panels

Prepping Panels


Open Studios 2016

Silicon Valley Open Studios 2016 Artists Last weekend I participated in Silicon Valley Open Studios with a group of 12 other fantastic artists. It was a wonderful weekend despite the light showers Saturday morning and afternoon. Thankfully the rain didn't keep people from coming out and enjoying the art. It was also a great weekend because 11 of my pieces found new happy homes.

I love doing these types of events because I get to meet so many new people and share my art with them. The encaustic process can be new to a lot of people so I was happy to explain it and show them samples of all of my supplies. Its such a magical process mixing the bees wax, resin and pigments and then fusing everything with fire.

I want to thank everyone who came out and visited me. Your support and encouragement mean so much.

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