Wednesday, August 19, 2015

News: Arborist show in September & other neat things

Arborist, Not Far From Tree
I woke up with "Sexy & I Know It" in my head. I'm only slightly embarrassed by the fact that I am listening to that song while writing this week's news update. But it's not like my neighbors have better taste in music than me so... whatever. Anyway, here's the news:

Find me elsewhere on the internets! Instagram, Facebook, Facebook, & now hitRECord (but I haven't done a whole lot there yet, so really you're better off looking around & finding inspiration & collaboration on the whole site.)


Arborist in "Everyone Can Be Redeemed"
After last week's somewhat rambling Eureka! moment about the meaning & value of the Arborist series, Braden Duncan (Seattle Arts Coalition, Clockwork Art) asked me to feature the series in a show featuring artists who have disabilities. We've been working on the concept all year, but it's starting to look like we're really bringing it together. 

The show will run September thru November, & Arborist will solo for the month of September. I'm terribly excited about this, even tho it means I'm shifting focus from FSH to Arborist for the rest of August because I kind of need to double the work I have now. I think the Wee Arborist pieces will be available for people to look thru & potentially purchase as well.

"Arborist Ixtlan" is still for sale... just saying
This means Arborist pieces are going to increase in value
One of the things about being a working artist is that when you're showing work, the gallery always gets a cut. That means if I think my labor is worth $45 for a piece, I have to sometimes double the price in order to still make money. Maybe that's a little too "inside baseball" for my readers, but it also means that if you're already a collector your investment is about to, well, double. 

As I've said before, I want to keep my work in the affordable range, (less than $150), but I've also been advised that one does not want one's collectors to find out after purchasing something that they got a shitty deal & it's suddenly cheaper. Maybe that's not the same for work with lower price points, but basically what I'm saying is buy shit now if you want it, cuz it's about to get more expensive.

hitRECord is awesome & you should be on there!
I love collaboration! I also love Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Did you know that he plays piano, and drums, and can sing? And dance? Yeah. Pretty amazing. I stumbled onto "hitRECord on tv" on Netflix & that was when I finally took the plunge & joined the giant collection of contemporary artists. I don't know if it'll take me anywhere professionally, but that's not the point. You can basically look at an artwalk's worth of new art every day. Some of it is great, some of it's not, but all of it is awesome. Just the sheer fact that it exists means more art can exist! 

This is what's important about the contemporary generation of artists & makers. Not that we have something new to say, but that we have so many connections to each other that allow us to work together to say what needs saying in infinitely more accessible ways. Hooray for the internet!

And hey, thanks.

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