By now you know about Fragmented getting into Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2015. It will be one of 128 of PA’s best art at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. The opening reception and awards ceremony will be on Sunday June 28th2-4pm with the awards ceremony at 1:30pm. The exhibition runs through September 13th, 2015.
Next up my work is heading out to the Rocky Mountain State! I just found out today that Cascade, SBC VI, was chosen for the exhibition, Water, at Denver, CO’s CORE New Art Space gallery. The show runs July 9th – 26th with an opening reception on the 10th from 6 – 9pm.
Back here on the East Coast in July, you can see Maelstrom & the Trophy of Kaat Lir alongside 38 other works by 33 other artists at the 2nd Annual JAM Gallery Juried Exhibition in Malvern, PA. There will be paintings, sculptures, abstract, realistic, new media, and old represented here. The exhibition runs July 7th – August 29th and the opening reception and awards ceremony will be on Saturday July 11th3-8pm with the awards ceremony at 6:30pm.
I’ll switch out my work after that asJAM Gallerybids adieu to summer and welcomes the crisper months of Autumn with their Fall Exhibition. September 1 – October 31 with an opening reception on September 12th from 5 – 8pm.
But if you’ve been jonesing to see my jewelry at a craft show, never fear, your prayers have been answered! I just sent in the check for a booth at the Yellow Breeches Chapter of the PA Guild of Craftsmen’s Fall Into Fine Craft show in Carlisle, PA! More info will be forthcoming, but save the date for October 24th & 25th.
We just entered the last quarter of the year, so it’s time for my next Goal check-in. As far as these goals have gone this year, I feel like I’m pretty on track. Let’s see how I stack up 3/4 of the way through 2014…
Wendy’s 2014 Goals
8 Group Exhibitions
Teach at least 3 Workshops
Write a Magazine Article
Make a Body of Work for a Solo Exhibition
Plan & Execute a Solo Exhibition for 2015
Gain Representation in 1-3 New Galleries
Work on Getting into a Top-Tier Craft Show (Late 2014/Early 2015)
Not only have I had work in 8 group exhibitions, but I’ve also been invited to bring pieces into JAM Gallery‘s Holiday Benefit Show. That’s a bonus exhibition! This leads into the new gallery representation goal – while I don’t have a specific contract with JAM, this is the third time this year I’ve had work there, so I’m counting it for now. That would make two goals completed!
In 2014, so far I’ve taught 2/3 workshops and my Rivet Pendant is a go (there’s still a couple openings), so that will be 3 workshops taught this year. Unfortunately, the new Integrated Prong workshop didn’t run, but maybe next year will be its year.
Magazine article still needs attention. I’m pretty much exactly where I was at the last check-in.
I’m still working on my body of work. I have three works currently in process, and 2 – 3 more (one of which I have completely planned already) before I hit my specific breadth and number of pieces I planned for this goal. I’m pretty confident that I’ll come within 1 – 2 pieces by the end of the year. Of course, I’ll always be contributing to my body of work, but this was a very specific body I wanted done for my…
Solo exhibition – like I said in the last check-in, this goal is tied to my body of work goal. Every step closer to completing that goal is a step toward completing this one. As far as specifically planning the exhibition, that will wait until after February. Why February? That’s when I’m in…
The ACC Baltimore Show! It doesn’t get more top tier than an ACC show and I was invited to be a representative of SNAG at the 2015 show! I am so super stoked about this, it is one of my 10 year goals (for 2020) and it’ll be amazing! I am going as a metalsmith and not a jeweler, so that body of work will be coming with me. Hopefully, most of it won’t be coming back with me, but going home with others, which means I’ll have to work on more body of work pieces for any upcoming solo exhibitions I manage to plan.
3/4 Year Consensus: I’m pretty much exactly where I want to be right now. I keep putting off the article and I wish the other workshop had happened, but everything else has been steadily coming together. From now through February I’ll be working extra hard on making new pieces for ACC and beyond, and I won’t be focusing too closely on group exhibitions for the first part of next year, so this will narrow down my focus moving forward into the 4th quarter this year. Now I have to work on next year’s goals and reconfigure my 5 and 10 year goals (it’s that time again…)
How are your 2014 goals progressing? Are you ready for the end of this year?