Friday, August 12, 2016

Howdy Blog World:
I've been on a long sabbatical.  It seems there are not enough hours in the day for an artist to blog, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, teach and then ACTUALLY make art!  In any case, I'm going to attempt to post here at least once a month and keep you all informed about my upcoming classes, exhibits, etc.  Thank you :)

Friday, December 5, 2014

Sunday, Dec 7, 2014- Come to St James !

Shop local, handmade art perfect for gift giving!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holiday Shopping!!

Location / Contact:
765 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ 07738

I am also selling in a special exhibit at:
The Boatworks 
608 River Rd
Belmar, NJ 07719
Gallery Hours:
1-5pm, Wednesday-Sunday
(this exhibit ends Dec 21, 2014)

and last but certainly not least, I will be in an annual, one day event on 
Sunday, Dec 7th
St James Memorial Episcopal Church
69 Broad St
Eatontown, NJ
(Please bring a canned good which we will donate to Lunch Break 
in Red Bank)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Keeping up with Technology

Artists today have to stretch themselves thin.  Not only do we try to grow and progress as artists, we have to know how to market ourselves.  We juggle making art along with entering juried shows, applying for grants or fellowships, filling out RFP's (Requests for Proposals), soliciting museum gift shops and art galleries and working as teachers or giving workshops. Many of us manage and promote our own websites, design and produce our own print material- postcards, business cards, etc. We have to learn how to use social media-Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and on and on.  On the other hand, most of us can afford to do these things as they don't cost hundreds/thousands of dollars.  We have opportunities to broadly market ourselves in ways that would have been too costly in the past.  I used to hire a printing company to produce my print media and it was really expensive. 

It's easy to get lost in the business of art.  I know I find myself doing so much with social media, that two or three weeks go by and I realize I haven't touched any glass!

I would love to write a book on the business of art, but I don't know when I'll ever have time :)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Next Fused Glass class 6 week series!

A Journey Into Fused Glass
(adults) This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to glass fusing and its many possibilities. Each session explores a different fusing technique while teaching you to cut, grind, layer and slump different types of glass. From tiles to dishes to jewelry, the possibilities are endless. A materials fee of approximately $60 is payable to instructor Yvonne Yaar on the first day of class.

All Levels Six 2-Hr Sessions Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Tue, Nov 4-Dec 9 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Z6544A $88.00 Per Person 

Thompson Park
805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ

As of today, I believe there are only one or two openings left- so sign up fast!


I'm trying to catch up to the times!  Please follow me on Instagram!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Opening Reception at LBIF -July 19, 5-7pm

 July 17 – August 17, 2014

Reception: Saturday, July 19

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The annual Member, Student, Faculty Exhibition includes work by LBIF members, art faculty, and their students at the Foundation. The show is open to everyone in these groups. This annual show is described by the Art Committee as "a celebration of the art produced by our Foundation family," and the "exhibition as a whole is a work of joyous creativity." Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Science

120 Long Beach Blvd, Loveladies, NJ 08008
(609) 494-1241