On March 21, I found out that I’ve been invited to show my paintings and dolls in this 2016 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts (I wrote about being in front of the jury in this post). I then promptly spent the next ten days or so completely overwhelmed and unable to form much cohesive thought.
Then I got back to work.
I’m very excited. Very honored at the inclusion. And very intimated at the prospect of standing with my work in front of an art-loving crowd. As someone who is most comfortable surrounded by dolls, covered in paint, and in the rowdy presence of dogs (in other words, within the walls of my art studio), this will be well outside of my comfort zone. But before I could deliberate, I signed the artist contract and sent it in. I’m committed.
In addition to creating new work, I am now deliberating things like branding and interior walls and merchandising. It’s a lot to consider, but luckily I have almost three months to get it together.
Watch for updates!