Spotlight - featured emerging artist - Barbara Dunshee
Prince Heap 2006 - porcelain, oxides, milk paint
The Studio - January 1, 2010 - filled with works-in-progress.
A friend and I were talking about the New Year and the tradition of making resolutions. Instead of making resolutions for change my friend is going to state her intentions for the new year ahead. I like that idea so much that I am making my own list of intentions for 2010.
In 2010 I intend to be very productive.
I have one of my busiest art schedules ever this year and I welcome all the wonderful opportunities that have opened up for me. I have a solo show in July at the Gilman Contemporary and I will be participating in several group shows and working on commissions over the next twelve months.
The Alexis Hotel in Seattle will feature my work from 4/1 to 8/3 2010
I will have work on display in the Alexis Hotel in Seattle from April 1st to August 3rd in a show curated by Barbara Shaiman, Director of the Seattle Art Museum Gallery and Curator for the Alexis Hotel. Once the work is up I will post some installation photos.
Barbara Dunshee, Doughboy & Marshmallow Princess- porcelain, oxides milk paintIn 2010 I intend to encourage and support the work of emerging artists.
Starting with a few new blog features this month. The first I call SPOTLIGHT . Here I will showcase the work of an emerging artist who has caught my attention. Beginning with ceramic artist Barbara Dunshee - Coming Soon - Look for the sidebar feature titled SPOTLIGHT for more information about Barbara and her work. Also beginning this month will be another new blog feature, The Hot Wire -where artists can post links to their websites, galleries, blogs, show announcements and other art related news – If you would like to contribute a listing to The Hot Wire please email your link with information to: firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be posted to the new listings. I also intend to continue my Pay It Forward program so stay tuned for highlights from my growing art collection.
A real work-in-progress.
In 2010 I intend to be my best self in each moment and endeavor.
As I continue to devote my energies to my artistic practices this year I intend to focus on achieving a higher state of awareness and knowing well that part of me that is the most authentic. Making art touches me on so many levels: it is my profession and my daily meditation. It fills me up, it wipes me out, it challenges me and it thrills me. Creating art is the mechanism through which I am evolving. Through my daily studio practice I am becoming my truest and best self.
I am wishing you all a year of positive transformation and may all your good intentions be realized. Be well and creative in 2010.