Sunday, January 18, 2015

Exhibiting in 2014

Blue Mountain Gallery 2nd Juried Exhibition
Opening Reception on January 8, 2015 
I have always been drawn to art. As a child I was exposed to art and different art mediums. I visited museums, took art classes and created art at home. In my late teens I began collaging with my sister, while she was recovering from an operation. After she got better, I continued collaging. I collaged on and off for 20 years. 

When I moved to Westchester eight years ago everything changed for me. My new home is in one of the prettiest villages in Westchester. Every day I marvel at the natural beauty all around me. I never tire of my new surroundings and it inspires me creatively. I began to collage regularly and it became a vital part of my life. 

Then I decided an important next step was to begin sharing my collages, which I had never done before. I arranged to have my first solo exhibit in a small gallery space in Bronxville. I created an online presence by starting a blog, where I write about teaching art and my experiences in the art world. I sell my collages in an online shop on EtsyOver a short period of time my collages were being exhibited in bigger and more well known galleries. 

This past year I submitted collages to two juried exhibitions and they were accepted by both exhibitions. It is an honor and validating to be recognized by professionals in the art community. I plan on continuing to explore new ways that I can share my collages with the public, and I feel excited and hopeful about what the new year will bring.