Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Stars are in Alignment

I am having a bit of a lucky streak.  You can see why I might feel that way: 

My print, Native Son, was included in the Family Matters exhibition at the ASU Art Museum this summer. Rossi Todorova organized the print exchange SB 1070 which was donated to ASU's art museum.  From that donation, they pulled my print and used it in the exhibition which ended July 31st.  Someone saw my work and told me about it.  What a thrill, to have my work in an Art Museum exhibition!  



I was contacted, as per my last post, by someone wanting to feature my work in a blogpost about Family Art Collecting.  It appeared in Phoenix Magazine.  



Then Kim Larkin contacted me about participating in a show at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort for the National Swimming Pool Federation conference.  I was one of 7 artists and all four of my prints sold from that 3 day show! 

I finished my print for the Mesa Arts Center calendar at Santo Press last week.  Here is the final version.

And then today I got a routine email from the NAU Art Museum announcing a new show - NAU Art Museum:  Collecting in the Twenty-First Century.  I clicked on the link to see if I could see whose work was in the show and lo and behold, there I am again!!!  The museum is using many prints from the Passport Required print exchange I helped organize for the Arizona Print Group.

I mentioned how lucky I felt to another artist and she pointed out to me that luck didn't have anything to do with it.  She said that I have produced a consistent body of work and that I work hard at getting my work out there.  It is so difficult for an unrepresented artist to get their work seen and this is something I have worked diligently at over the years.  And I keep producing new work.  But it is hard not to feel lucky and much gratitude that my work is noticed and appreciated.  I want to thank all the good people who have included my prints in their shows or writings.  And for featuring printmaking!

 I can't wait to see what happens next!
  

7 comments:

  1. Congrats Wendy! You deserve all the recognition you've received. I'm so glad your work sold at the Swimming Pool conference. Fitting, that audience must love you.

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    1. Thanks! They were a fun crowd for sure!

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  2. Yay you! Yay prints! Yay your prints! You HAVE worked hard... it's good to see your work getting the love it deserves.

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    1. Thanks Sherrie. How's that ink drying? I just love to see the layers go down!

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  3. Congratulations! It is just wonderful that you are getting recognition. Your work is fabulous!

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  4. What fantastic news! It must be so thrilling to see your prints in print and it's so wonderful to see you getting recognition for your lovely artwork!

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    1. Thank you Rachel. It is very gratifying indeed!

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