Teton Mudpot Sidewalk Sale

June 20-21

Glenwood Side of the Center for the Arts

Jackson, Wyoming

It is always one of my favorite moments of the summer. Plein Air fest at the National Museum of Wildlife just happened and now it is time to hustle some pottery. This year I have been working on the lightest, simplest cups I can make with straight walls. I also have a variety of strange shapes and ventures.

I look forward to joining many of my favorite people and setting up a table under the tent outside the Art Association. This raises funds for both me and the amazing mission of the Art Association of Jackson Hole’s studios.

WINTER WONDERS

The winter was blustery and transitions were abundant.

I got a puppy. Gertie. She’s perfect.

I saw a job posted in the local newspaper I had to apply. I got the job. I am now the Programs and Events Assistant at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. I am learning so much!

I moved my studio into a room in my home. It is smaller, but the heater works and my easel is nicer.

May they be upgrades or just transitions, life is cooking along and the summer air is welcome. Here we go!

Escalante Canyons Plein Air Fest

Sept 22 - Oct 1, 2018

This was my 5th year competing in this event.

The landscape is utterly stunning and equally challenging. I submitted both an oil painting and a watercolor painting. My watercolor painting was awarded an Honorable mention.

This year was one for the books!

DRIGGS PLEIN AIR FEST

I got first place! I painted a little painting the first day and it was my favorite and faired well in the beautiful group of paintings submitted in the event! :)

July 28 - August 4 in Driggs, Idaho 

Based out of the Driggs community center, the Driggs plein air happens! This will be my sixth year participating in this event.  This event is very near and dear to me as it was the first week I spent in the Tetons as and artist and solidified the deal that this would be where my career after graduate school would carry on.

It is so challenging and refreshing to chug through days on days of plein air painting with varying weather, events, and inspiration.  I am so looking forward to this!

TETON MUDPOT SALE

June 21-22 at the Art Association of Jackson Hole

I make pottery too!

This year I focused on throwing a group of large salad bowls and mugs.  My glazes were simple.  I used a satin black and white along with a warm creamy white on most things.  I used a darker clay body and played with some unique shapes for some of my mugs then glazed them with an intergalactic purple.  The sale was a great success!  Please contact me for any pottery inquiries as inventory is consistently changing!

PLEIN AIR FEST

National Museum of Wildlife Art

June 16, 2018 7am-noon

Every year the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming hosts a group of accomplished artists to come and create a piece of artwork in a format where the public gets to walk along and witness the process and meet the people behind the images.  This is my sixth year participating and I am so pleased to be part of it!

HIT PAUSE

May 27 - June 26, 2018

It is so exciting to work toward something, have it come together and see the final product.  This series of paintings will hang in the Center for the Arts in Jackson Wyoming until June 26 at 240 s Glenwood Street.  The opening cultivated wonderful conversation and so many smiling faces.  I am very pleased.  I will post images of the available work when the show comes down.

ABOUT: This series joins the aesthetic capabilities found in instant photography and oil paint to hit pause and dwell in a moment.  The simplicity and charm of the snapshot photo informs the color choices, design and texture of my paint. Each painting celebrates spending time in an instant collected from my life as a resident of Jackson Hole.