12/4/18

Winter ̶B̶l̶u̶e̶s̶ Goos: Here's the hot scoop on where my babies are.

The Scoop(s)

I'm limping out of 2018 after an ass kicking, ankle twisting, mileage pounding year. Despite the chaos, I've managed to keep at it in the basement so fresh work is all over the place!
If You're in Iowa:
-Holiday Jewelry Cocktail Party at Gilded Pear Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA, Wednesday, Dec. 5th 5-7pm
-"4x4 Small Works by Bluestockings" at Regeneration Factory with a reception on Friday, Dec. 21st from 5-7pm

If you're tragically far from Iowa and rambling around the US:
-Velvet da Vinci Pop Up in San Francisco, CA Nov.-Dec. (more below)
-Craftboston Holiday, Dec. 14th-16th (more below)
-Ombré Gallery in Cincinnatti, OH has work in regular rotation

If you've only ever heard my jetlagged, feverish description of Iowa:
-Finest Selection/X2 at Galerie Beyond in Antwerp, Belgium Nov.18, 2018 - Jan.6, 2019
-Work will soon be on its way to QUOIL Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand for 2019
-Aaaaand something brewing for Munich Jewellery Week 2019 so I'll have to bug you again sooner than later...
 

Velvet da Vinci Pop Up
WHEN: November-December 2018
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11-6, Sunday 11-4
WHERE: 2044 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 (between Broadway and Pacific across the street from the old Velvet…)
WHAT: Your first chance to get your Velvet da Vinci fix since the brick & mortar location left this mortal plane

 

 

Craftboston Holiday
WHEN: December 14-16, 2018
WHERE: Hynes Convention Center
WHAT: 175+ local and national craft artists exhibit and sell handmade wearable art, furniture, decor + more

Tickets!

I made spoons for their fancy spoon party!

Thanks to Sandie Zilker for this photo from the resin workshop I did for her students at the Glassell School of Art in Houston, TX! This class is specifically for unusual surface applications of both epoxy and composite resins, with an emphasis on experimentation and material research. Now scheduling Goo School for 2019 and beyond so e-mail me!

10/31/18

Gooey Plastic Gems: New stuff that looks liked pre-sucked candy to debut at SIERAAD!

SIERAAD Art Fair

After a year away, I'll be returning for my 6th year exhibiting at SIERAAD in the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. It will also be the first time I've had a solo booth there since my first year in 2012, and all of the work will be fresh to the fair. Much of it will be debuting for the first time, and in particular, a new series using found plastic "gems" that I'm pretty dang tickled about!

So come find me at Stand 69 if you're in the neighborhood!
17th edition of SIERAAD Art Fair
8-11 November 2018
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LOCATIONWestergasfabriek Amsterdam.
I'm all out of free passes for the fair, but I can offer this discount pass that you can print and fill out!
And if you can't make it to Amsterdam for SIERAAD...
I'll be at Craftboston Holiday, December 14th-16th!

9/14/18

2 goo-school workshops coming up + 2 fairs!

Sometimes being a "good citizen/art hermit" means guzzling coffee in the studio while blasting podcasts about the united hellscape of america and making as many shiny-gooey-wonder-babies as I can manage. I only go outside to get lost in the woods and poke mushrooms with sticks. Sorry if I haven't been around as much, but I'm about to get out and about a lot more...

Upcoming Workshops!

September: 
UW-Stout in Menomonie, WI
-artist talk on Friday, Sept. 21st @5pm in Applied Arts rm321
-workshop on Saturday, Sept. 22nd, (limited to students and faculty)

October:
Houston, TX (times/locations TBD) 
(Partnership between Glassell School of Art and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft)
-lecture on Friday, Oct. 12th
-workshop Saturday & Sunday, Oct.13th-14th


Still looking for workshop locations for 2019 so holler at me!

Upcoming Fairs

November: 
SIERAAD Art Fair
Amsterdam, Netherlands
-Nov. 8th-11th

December: 

Craftboston
-Dec. 14th-16th

3/22/18

Bustin' Out in Craftboston

Find Me On Instagram!
Hi Friends!
I'm getting ready to show at Craftboston for the first time this year! (Oh yeah! Awesome!)

I'm super excited, but also in a money crunch! (Oh no! Gross!)

Pretty please hit me up if you've had your eye on anything! I'm up for some wheeling and dealing as long as you play nice. I'll do free shipping anywhere in the weeks leading up to the show! I can also earmark something for you and have you scoop it up in Boston if you just want to call dibs first.

Check out my Etsy store and use this link or just use code: GITIT at checkout. If you have something particular in mind that I haven't listed yet because I'm too busy in the studio, let me know and I'll crawl through the mountain of in-stock critters to send you some pics. This way, you can scoop it up before the show no matter where you are!

And if you're on the east coast, I hope you can come by and see me at the show!

WHEN: April 20-22, 2018
WHERE: Cyclorama @the Boston Center for the Arts
WHAT: 90 local and national craft artists exhibit and sell handmade wearable art, furniture, decor + more
TICKETS: General Admission $15
              Seniors/ Students - $12
              Society Members - $7.50
              Kids 12 + Under - free
You can get tickets here!


2/15/18

Thawing Out

Puppy Pound
Much like an off shore ocean current, I've had a lot of hot activity on top bring old nutrients up from the briny depths.

With all the new work coming out of the studio in the past year, a lot of galleries that I work with did a refresh. I'm getting to reacquaint myself with a few critters that had been out working the show-pony circuit for some time, and now they are ready to retire (for cash!)

I've been squeezing in time to list things for sale so whether you want a nibble at new things before they head to a fair or gallery, or you've been pining for a critter that slipped your grasp, it's time to pounce! (Much like a K-mart in August, you can use lay-a-way in a pinch.)
What's Happening/Where Are We?
  • ongoing solo exhibition of at UIHC in Iowa City, IA (Fountain Lobby), up through April 12th 
  • I'm heading to CraftBoston (for the 1st time) April 20-22nd! The new jumbo neck critters (like the one below) will be coming with me!
  • invitational group show during "Melting Point", Valencia, Spain, April 26th-29th
  • invitational group show, "The After Joya Effect V", at Popeye Loves Olive during Athens Jewelry Week, May 6-22nd
National Locations (US)--
Gilded Pear Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA
Ombré Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Fancy Gallery, Seattle, WA

International Locations--
Galerie Beyond, Antwerp, Belgium
Friends of Carlotta, Zurich, Switzerland
OHMYBLUE, Venice, Italy
PIN sstudio, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Mix Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

New Venues


Unfake News (About My Work)

I've picked up representation in some new locales going into 2018, and a couple more will likely be added in the coming months. This is good news because my house is bursting with clear plastic bins scrawled with my code names for pieces, and crowding out vital work space in our little duplex!

For my fellow Iowans, I've now got work at Gilded Pear Gallery, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This is especially exciting because they have just jumped into the deep end of the contemporary jewelry pool.

If you're in Venice, check out OHMYBLUE. The gallery is fresh, and I'm in very good company with the other artists they represent!

I'm also tickled to be a part of a new project by Lisa Berman of Sculpture to Wear. She will be introducing contemporary jewelry to a new audience with an exhibition titled "Indelible" featured at Kopeikin Gallery in L.A. for the beginning of December.

I've got some images of pieces listed on etsy down below, but I have soooooo much more work than that. If you're looking for something in particular, please let me know! I'm happy to send images of what I have on hand if you're in the market for some special critters. 
Around the corner:

9/29/17

Headed to Barcelona

I'll be taking part in JOYA Barcelona for the first time this year. I've included info from the organizations page below so you can find your way to the fair:



JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair is the main art jewellery event in Spain.
The event is part of Barcelona Jewellery Week, along with Barcelona Watch Experience. The 9th edition of JOYA promotes the best in international art jewellery. Located at Arts Santa Mónica as a cultural space, it brings together domestic and international artists, galleries, schools and collectives with conferences and parallel events in Barcelona.
JOYA has created an international network that, once a year, exhibits the work of artists from all over the world, inviting gallery owners and collectors to the event, along with a cultural elite interested in discovering the latest creations in high level art jewellery. JOYA is also a dissemination and communication showcase for specialist and general media outlets and both online and offline publications.
JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair
5-7 October 2017
Arts Santa Monica, Rambla 7
Barcelona - Spain
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