Friday, April 27, 2012

Inspired to Heal Exhibit

I just got the call--Cherry Tree in Spring made the cut!  I will be in the Valley View Hospital Foundation art exhibit and fundraiser for the purchase of artwork for the new Calaway and Young Cancer Center.  The piece will hang in the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts throughout the month of June.  Patron Night is scheduled for June 8th where art patrons will pledge purchase of their favorite art pieces, which will be donated to the new Cancer Center with plaques denoting the patron and artist.

I am just so grateful to have my piece chosen for show.  As many of you know, I dedicated this piece to the healing power of art, and I just hope that it will be able to fulfill its destiny and provide strength and comfort to those seeking hope.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Kaleidoscope Light

The Creative Paradise large triangular casting mold produces the most interesting opportunity to make kaleidoscopic patterns in glass.  By combining opaque and clear glass, it makes a perfect back-lit display piece.  My husband wants to take it to work, and I told him he can buy it for market price just like anyone else:)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Valley View Cancer Center Art Submittal

I have completed the Inspired to Heal call to artist piece.  It took 3 1/2 weeks to finish with 8 total firings.  I have named this fused glass realism diptych panel Cherry Tree in Spring in honor of our glorious cherry trees in the back yard that have been in full bloom while I worked in the piece.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Xanadu Gallery - Scottsdale, AZ

I was accepted to be represented by Xanadu Gallery Studios out of Scottsdale.  I am (hopefully) also going to be in the next edition of their collector's guide for May with my Autumn Pathways work.  Here is a link to the site...  I will also post a link to the guide when it goes live.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Valley View Cancer Hospital Project in Glenwood Springs

The new Valley View Cancer Center in Glenwood Springs sent a call to artists to do work for the new center.  This is a drawing of the diptych I am getting ready to start for the competition.  It will be 30" x 24" in 2 panels.  The tree will be vitrigraph stringer and the leaves and cherry tree blossoms from cut glass.  The bird will be done in frit and stringers.

The second picture is the piece in progress.  The panel on the left has been through its second firing--the panel on the right is getting ready to go into for its second firing.  So far so good.