I’ve been getting this show together for the last few months… It’ll be here before you know it. There will be sketchbooks at the gallery to peek into. There’ll be new art based on sketches done in previous books, artwork that was conceived in sketchbooks… and framed reproductions of sketchbook covers. There’ll be a Zoom Art Opening and an artist talk as well…. stay tooned!
It’s been a strange Winter and Spring… plagued (forgive the pun) with illness and “homing” it. Personally, I spent a goodly amount of time on my couch with the iPad making zines and keeping art-ified. Most of January was lost to “the crud”… and part of February, too. But I pulled out of it, making art cards and zines and Instagram-ing them for sale.
The gallery was closed during the shutdown, of course… but we members sprung into action to keep people “Sidestreeting”… We introduced an internet-based website platform to see and buy art from us… we also set up Zoom First Fridays and BYOBrunch events so people all over everywhere could participate. This required a lot of behind the scenes work… and we are continuing these online events as Oregon isn’t out of the woods yet (another pun-ish-ment) with pandemic response, etc.
Now, as we head into Summer, Sidestreet Arts is open once again. Along with working the gallery, I’m also working towards a sketchbook show in October (at Sidestreet). I’ll be sharing over 153 sketchbooks with the art-viewing public. I’ve been going through every single book and documenting them, as well as noting sketches to turn into new artworks and such.
You can keep in the loop on this coming show and other things I’m up to by following my Instagram account and also (if you feel so inclined) by supporting me on Patreon where for $2 a month, you’ll have access to my regular blog. Many smiles upon you!
I will be giving a series of Sketchbooking Workshops through the Monterey Museum of Art in late July and August of 2016. In the three workshops, I will cover, sketch-journaling… info-sketching, and urban sketching (in the wild). I’m looking forward to sharing my years of sketchbookery to others!
To learn more, tap the link below… to the MMA’s website.