Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Another Foundation That Used to Support Artists Bites the Dust

"As of 2009, the George Sugarman Foundation, Inc. will no longer offer financial grants to artists, but will continue to serve the wishes of George Sugarman through the donation of his artworks to institutions, museums and universities throughout the United States."

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Issue 39, September 24th, 2009.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

About Dash Snow (and Other Bad Boy Artists)

What Pretty Lady said

and later elaborated upon: ".....there are thousands upon thousands of undeniably talented artists in the world who are not drug addicts, and who live productive, responsible, giving lives, producing wonderful art. We don't hear much about these artists, largely because people such as yourself choose to focus on artists like Dash Snow, egged on by a corrupt and dysfunctional art establishment.

If you are really interested in art, not in glamor, fakery and misery, look for some living artists to canonize. You'll do a lot more good for a lot more people."

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"Blessed Art Thou" will be the cover image for the Sept 24th issue of DIE WELTWOCHE, a swiss weekly magazine known for its artwork & illustrations.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Have put my lower back out, and am confined to bed for a few days. Since it is impossible to work on my wall piece, I will use this opportunity to cut out more angels for my new project, a seemingly endless job. No less than 5 projects going simultaneously, so there is always something to work on... at home, away, for long stretches, for short stretches.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My Defense Mechanism Coat in the "Dress Codes" exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art got a mention in today's WWD (Women's Wear Daily), and they note that this exhibition has broken all of their attendance records! The show is up through October 8th.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Stumbled upon a truly unique curatorial process in my web browsing today, one that bends over backwards to prevent bias in selecting work.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I was just notified that some of my embroidery work will be featured in the forthcoming book, 1000 Artisan Textiles, to be published by Quarry Books in 2010.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

I am working on a 5 x 7' piece on the wall of our living room in a tiny "temporary" condo with wall-to-wall beige carpeting. The dog bed is right next to the piece, the card table and folding chairs where we eat are 3-4 feet away. The baby stations (chair, mat, swing) get moved around in front of it so I can talk to my daughter while I work. I am wildly fearful that the dog will sneeze on it, or it will be splashed with spaghetti sauce. This piece is going to a great venue in Berlin for a show in 2010. I don't know why I think this is funny.