Sunday, July 31, 2011

Roving Artist's Studio online

While I was touring other artists' studios and catching up with some friends in the alternative space at Mad Art Gallery, I met Robert Crowe who runs the St. Louis Daily Photo blog. I was among the artists whose portraits he took during the studio tours and the first to be posted to the blog, which is a real honor. Feel free to check it out here.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Roving Artist's Studio update

I am enjoying going from place to place in my car with my Roving Artist's Studio installation. While traveling I am distributing buttons that say "Jennifer Was Here to those artists whose studios I've managed to visit. It has been fun and apparently people are wearing and/or displaying them because, by the end of the day today, several people I'd run into have talked about them after noting me as the source.

Unfortunately I haven't been able to make it out to near so many things as I would like but I did manage to see about half of what was listed. I predominantly went to Soulard and Cherokee Street, although there were a few studios there that I didn't manage to make it by or find and I visited a couple of other parts of town as well. I even ran into the bus tour, which was nice. I have developed a plan of action for tomorrow in the hopes of making it out to see more, although many of the studios on the tour tomorrow are even more widespread so that may prove challenging.

I don't know how many other people have happened upon my piece but several artists have ducked out of their studios to check it out while I'm there. And I am hoping to park close to the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis for the BBQ tomorrow evening so that others who didn't see it can check it out if they like. Please keep an eye out for me tomorrow as I tour other parts of the city and at the BBQ.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

This Week

I just wanted to remind everyone that I will be participating in open studios this weekend, with a traveling installation in my car. The preview party last night went well and my artwork there at the Contemporary Art Museum offers more details about my project, so feel free to drop by and check it out. Otherwise, I'll hope to see you around.

City-Wide Open Studios
sponsored by Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO
July 30 - 31, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Art of the Week: Au Naturel

This week I'm going to feature a new wearable piece I created from a thrift store find and faux flowers. This piece is called Au Naturel as tongue-in-cheek commentary on both man & nature and the fashion industry.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Next Week

I am also gearing up for the big City Wide Open Studios event again this year. In the past two years I have utilized the event to embark on various institutional critique projects, including my He Said, She Said art fair buttons in 2010 and the debut of my Art Is Everywhere sign project at Keith Buchholz Fluxus St. Louis' Art Farm in 2011.

In keeping with that trend, I am participating with a new institutional critique work called Roving Artist's Studio. Please feel free to come to the preview party to learn more about this weekend-long project.

City-Wide Open Studios
sponsored by Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO
July 30 - 31, 2011
Preview Party: Tuesday, July 26, 6 - 9 PM

This Week

This weekend is the national Women's Caucus for Art summer board meeting, held here in St. Louis where current president Janice Nesser resides. So there are a lot of WCA events and activities, including two that I will be directly involved with as follows.

Art & Social Justice Conference

workshop presenter with a hands-on artist trading card table
St. Louis Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art
Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO
Friday, July 22, 2011
Conference cost is $45 + fees & includes box lunch.
Registration: 8 - 9 AM; Conference: 9 AM - 4 PM
Tickets available at eventbrite here through July 20. I believe that a very limited number of tickets will also be available at the door, first come first served, but I'm not entirely certain and it will depend on availability so I'd recommend registering today through eventbrite if you want to attend.

Our Voices, Our Views
St. Louis Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art
Jeane Vogel Studios
Crestwood Court
Crestwood, MO
July 2011
Reception: Saturday, July 23, 3 - 5 PM

Although I do not have art in the next two exhibitions listed, here are some more festivities happening for the WCA summer board meeting. Please feel free to check them out and support the group.

St. Louis Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art
St. Louis University
Museum of Art
3663 Lindell
St. Louis, MO
July 2011
Reception: Friday, July 22, 7 - 9 PM

Traveling Journal Project
Young Women's Caucus of the Women's Caucus for Art
St. Louis Community College, Florissant-Valley
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO
June - July 2011
Reception: Saturday, July 23, noon - 2 PM

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Art of the Week: Let There Be Cake!

Chuck & I went to an open forum cake decorating at Schnuck's tonight where we each got to decorate and take home our own single-layer 8-inch cakes. I decorated this Art Is Everywhere cake wreck of a marble cake, complete with paint spatters and sprinkles... Yum! :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

This Week

I will be in the Summer Members' Show at the St. Charles County Arts Council's Lillian Yahn Gallery with several yet unshown institutional critique works, so please feel free to drop by and check it out.

Summer Members' Show: Artist Showcase
St. Charles County Arts Council
Lillian Yahn Gallery
7443 Village Center Dr.
O' Fallon, MO
July 2011
Reception: Thursday, July 7, 4 - 7 PM