I hope your summers have been going well. Overall the season feels cooler which is enjoyable.
I’m excited to be hosting my second annual Open Studio on August 26th – 28th. This event is very significant for me as I’ve reached a couple of major milestones. This summer is the 10th anniversary of Indio Metal Arts! I’m so grateful for all the love and support I’ve received over the years. It’s allowed me to continue being creative with and for this community which is what I love to do. It’s also my 50th year of my life on the 27th. There’s a lot of reflection, celebration and momentum! What a year to celebrate with you next weekend.
During the Open Studio, I will give demonstrations, be available for consultations and have work for sale. There will also be good deals on close out designs. Joining me is blacksmith Alex de Bont who builds finely crafted hand tools and garden implements. Watch his process and mad skills while he demonstrates in the main shop. We look forward to seeing you at Indio Metal Arts, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave, 97202.
In other news, I’m honored to have received a scholarship from the Creative Metal Arts Guild to attend Frogwood. It’s a week long immersive experience with invited artists from the PNW and around the world that come together to share skills and create sculpture collaboratively. I’m so curious how this artistic event will broaden my practice. This is something I’ve wanted to do for many years and am so grateful for the opportunity!
With artistic collaboration in mind, I have several new connections and projects coming up. I’ll be working with glass artist James Scott Stephenson on a large glass and steel private memorial sculpture. Mosaic glass and ceramic artist Karen Rycheck and I have our sights on large public art. I also just began a second collaboration with artist Chayo Wilson on a large scale ceramic and steel
figure. Keep an eye out for these and more on my Instagram page.
In September, I’m excited to visit the coast at Manzanita! The Hoffman Center for the Artsis having a plant sale where I’ll be selling trellises. Its being held in the Wonder Garden, the botanical grounds adjoining the center, September 10th, 10-1PM.
October 6th – 30th, I’ll be showing in “Another Realm”, a group show with Erica Gibson, Jeanne Steffan, Anna Magruder and Sharon Jonquil at Sidestreet Arts.
The Rain Spark Gallery is always a gorgeous holiday shopping experience in Lake Oswego. This pop-up gallery runs from late October through December. Venue TBD. Follow their website for updates.
If you need anything metal fabricated, feel free to contact me. If you aren’t sure exactly what you want, I’m a great designer and we can find a solution you’ll love.
Thank you for all your support through the year!