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Jan 18, 2015

The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human: Exhibit As Social Practice Art [Above: volunteers, visitors, artists and esteemed guests. Nearly 200 people gather for the exhibit opening. Photo credit: Mark Laubenheimer] Exquisite Discomfort It has bee…

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Category: Show   Tags: Exhibit, Social Practice Art
Jan 7, 2015

Happy New Year. I feel pretty good about 2014 because in 2014 I met quite a few of my long term goals as well as my short term goals. I received my first grant, and then my second one in 2014 My blog on The broader economic implications of donating y…

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Category: Art Business   Tags: How to
Dec 8, 2014

Classic and easily avoidable relationship building mistakes As I build my career and make connections and inroads I remember that the relationships I form are my most valuable personal and professional asset. My relationships keep me connected to my comm…

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Category: How to   Tags: Art Business
Oct 30, 2014

Thank you Highline College. It's been a wonderful experience exhibiting with you in your facility. Here are some highlights from the exhibit: "I really think that this was easily the best exhibit I’ve seen in the buildi…

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Oct 29, 2014

I am so honored to be among the talented pool of reciptients who are receiving an Artist Trust Grant this cycle. Wow! I applied to cover additional expenses of our Art & Social Change project The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human. It's been a c…

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Category: Award   Tags: Press
Oct 23, 2014

Wherever you are is called here I've begun a new Non-ordinary Reality painting for the upcoming Seattle City Hall exhibit: The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human. I had hoped to complete more than one new painting for the exhibit, but the curatoria…

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Category: Painting Progression   Tags: Poetry, Nonordinary Reality
Oct 22, 2014

The Power of Naming: Guest blog by writer Gigi Rosenberg "Give your project a title," I often advise the artists and writers in my workshops, "even if you change it later." In proposals, in conversations, as soon as you contemplate your next creative end…

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Category: Art Business   Tags: Guest Blog, Books
Sep 15, 2014

When I wrote my dissertation... the one that was supposed to be an MFA thesis paper... I conducted a series of interviews to compliment my research study. One of these interviews had a lasting impact on me. Creative, professor, and author Richard Wilde to…

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Aug 5, 2014

Boundaries August 14th - September 8th, 2014 Opening Thursday Aug 14th from 6-9pm during the West Seattle Art Walk at Twilight Gallery, 4306 SW Alaska Street Seattle Boundaries are guidelines, rules or limits created to identify what are reasonable…

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Category: Show   Tags: Installation, Artist Statement
Jul 19, 2014

It's all fun and games at the Seattle Erotic Art Festival I produced and performed a piece of Social Art. Some say Social Sculpture. Others call it Ironic Participation. Social art is often political in nature, but not mine. My Social Art really has to d…

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Category: Show   Tags: Social Art, Exhibit, Interactive Art, Audience Participation, Social Sculpture, SEAF, Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Ironic Participation, Poor Impulse Control