Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sleeth Gallery Reception

So much thanks to everyone who attended the reception, spent time with the work, asked questions, or purchased paintings! Derek and I totally appreciate it - we especially love sharing our work with students. Thanks everybody!

Monday's Front Page!

I'm late to post, but it was too cool not to mention. On Monday, my sister, Chelsey Adams of cla contemporary created a treasury featuring one of my little studies. Because of her awesome curatorial skills, it made it the front page of Etsy! To those of you who aren't familiar with Etsy, this is really awesome and brings lots of people to your shop. I had over a 1,000 page views that day alone - Thanks, Chelsey! Also be sure to check out her amazing shop full of handmade contemporary jewellery!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Reception and Gallery Talk Tonight!

Tonight there will be an opening reception for the 3 person show I am participating in along with Martha Neaves and Derek Overfield. It is at the Sleeth Gallery at WV Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, WV. If you have never been to the Sleeth Gallery and are in the area, be sure to stop by (it really is a lovely space). The reception is from 4:30-6:00 followed by a Gallery Talk by all three artists. If you love power point presentations (who doesn't?), both Martha and I will be including one in our talk - I promise not to bored you! And there will be refreshments. We would love to see you there!

Monday, August 29, 2011

New Website!

About 2 weeks in to my training on Dreamweaver, I threw my hands up in aggravation! I was learning a lot, but I could tell this would be a long, loooong road to new-website-dom. Like, maybe a year from now, I could potentially build the website of my dreams. Then I was tipped off to (thanks Chris! You are the best!). After the first 10 minutes using the site, I was giddy. I am still giddy. It is the absolute best for people like me, who are...hmm, what's a nice way to put this...not very computer savy. It has a fantastic website editor that lets you work very intuitively (as in, drag and drop), while also offering you access to your code and css. Perfect!

So I give you the new and very much improved!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Gray Blush Gallery

January 8th I. oil and acrylic on canvas. 20 x 17" $450

I have exciting news! I have waited to share it with my readers until it was online. Two of my works will be carried by the newly formed Gray Blush Gallery. They have a preview site up right now, so check that out - I am currently on the front page! Also make sure to view my introductory Artist Profile page.

You may remember one of the jury panelists, Ryan Schultz, from Bravo's TV series Work of Art, which I know has been renewed for a second season, but I don't know when it will air?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Work in Progress...

The view in my little studio as of now....working on a new 48 x 30". It's nice to be painting this large again, that's for sure!

Hopefully I will have this painting completed by the end of the weekend for a New Painting post. Won't be in the studio tomorrow - as I am taking a much needed trip to Ikea. Derek and I need a new bookcase for the office. Anyway, it would be great if this piece would turn out, as I could include a very new painting in my upcoming 3 person exhibit at the Sleeth Gallery. This Wednesday is the delivery date!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Painting

Mon River - August 5th. oil and acrylic on canvas. 14 x 17" $300

"I can't bear to have it there in front of me...[When] I've finished something I discover it's just a basis for what I've got to do next. It's never anything more than a point of departure." - Miro

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

New and Improved!

Banner, that is. Today, in my ongoing effort to freshen up the look of my blog, I am changing the header and background color to reflect the changes in my work. This change will slowly be implemented throughout my marketing materials as well. So new brochure, newsletter, business cards, and maybe (hopefully) new website are around the corner! I am trying to learn very basic Dreamweaver to create my own website and have complete control over the look and feel. This is proving even harder than I imagined (and trust me, I imagined it to be very difficult), so wish me luck - I really need it!

In Banner history:

(yikes! this is getting embarrassing.)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Prickett's Creek. oil and acrylic on canvas. 20 x 17". Donation.

Remember the Loyalhanna Watershed Association's Annual Dinner and Art Auction Benefit that I mentioned many months ago? Well, I have settled on donating Prickett's Creek (above) for the silent auction. I really wish I was able to attend the event as I have heard that their decorator is doing a 3-D re-creation of my Valley Falls- October 9th painting as a water feature, and also coordinating the decor for the evening with the color palette of the piece! I really can't believe it...I am so excited and honored, I am sad to miss it. At that time in September, Derek and I will be celebrating our 1 year anniversary for an extended weekend. (We are both huge Avett Brothers fans and will be attending their back-to-back shows in Virginia that weekend.) Hopefully I will have pictures of the event sent to me so I can share.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Tomatoes, everywhere!

Our garden is in full swing, and we have lots of tomatoes on hand lately (no complaints here)!
If you are wondering what to do with an overabundance of them, I highly recommend the
Vegan Yum Yum recipe for Eggplant and Basil Stuffed Tomatoes. It is killer. This is the way to go if you love tomatoes or are looking for something slightly fancier (but super easy) as a side dish. It features juicy tomatoes stuffed with toasted bread that is a little crunchy on top, nicely cooked eggplant that absorbs the olive oil flavor, topped with some caramelized, tangy balsamic reduction! Delicious.

*I will say to watch out with the salt, maybe start out with a bit less than the recipe calls for - also I think whole wheat bread would work just as well as the white, for a bit more of a nutrtional punch.
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