May 30, 2018

A Pictorial of the 2018 Chester County Studio Tour

The art highlight of the month of May was the Chester County Studio Tour that took place the weekend of May 19 and 20.  This was my first year participating in the tour.  I was matched with photographer host, Mike Fleck, at Studio #12.  Mike and his family were such gracious hosts.  There were five artists at our location in Downingtown, PA:  Mike, me, painter Joe Milligan, potter Jessica Greet and painter Katie Fleck.  

We met so many wonderful people and had a blast!  My County Collector painting, that you can read about HERE, sold immediately and I was voted favorite artist of the Chester County Studio Tour, winning $500!  So exciting! If you voted for me, purchased my work and/or braved the rain and mud and came out that weekend, a great big THANK YOU! Big hugs! xoxo

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My yogini art collector friend Lindsay
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All roads lead to Studio #12
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This couple came away with my County Collector piece
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My County Collector painting

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A peek inside my tent

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The pool noodle helped keep the buckets of rain from collecting

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This lovely lady made this floral mini her own
Friend, Zvezdana, stopped by for a visit

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Fabulous host and photographer, Mike Fleck
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The Milligans enjoyed a break from the rain

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Jess Greet greeted fans of her pottery

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Katie Fleck talked about the inspiration behind her paintings

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Bunny whisper and talented anime artist, Ada, visits with an artist friend's daughter

May 29, 2018

2018 Art of the State Pennsylvania Participating Artists

Art of the State is recognized as the official, statewide juried competition for Pennsylvania artists. This year jurors selected artwork from five categories: craft, painting, photography, sculpture and work on paper.  There were 104 works chosen for the exhibition from nearly 1,800 entries.

Read more about Art of the State HERE.

Here is a list of participating artists organized by county.

Mark Anderson Allegheny
Rogers Art Jacob Allegheny
Gillian Lerner Allegheny
Sandra Moore Allegheny
Thomas Norulak Allegheny
Katie Ott Allegheny
Gary Zak Allegheny
Jack Puglisi Allegheny 
George Radeschi Bedford
Sharon Merkel Berks
Alex Damevski Bucks
Kirby Fredendall Bucks
Tom Furey Bucks
Amedeo Salamoni Bucks
Stephen Wisniewski Bucks
Norman Ed Cambria
Brad Kozlek Centre
Anni Matsick Centre
Robert Sigafoos Chester
Chuck Johnson Crawford
Kim Banister Cumberland
Rachel Eng Cumberland
Mary Olin Geiger Cumberland
Rich Harrison Cumberland
Michael Hower Cumberland
Michael Hower Cumberland
Michael Lahr Cumberland
Sean Matthews Cumberland
Gay McGeary Cumberland
Michael Munchel Cumberland
Julie Riker Cumberland
Theodore Van Pelt Cumberland
Theodore Van Pelt Cumberland
Theodore Van Pelt Cumberland
Chad Whitaker Cumberland
Harold Zabady Cumberland
Archana Sehgal Dauphin
Ryan Spahr Dauphin
Wendy Sweigart Dauphin
Joe Cicak Dauphin 
Andrew Guth Dauphin 
Sienna Proetto Delaware
William Sweeney Delaware
Tom Hubert Erie
Paul DeFazio Fayette
Bernie Andreoli Lackawanna
Brooke Jana Lackawanna
Sarah Wiltshire Lackawanna 
Becky Blosser Lancaster
Jerome Hershey Lancaster
Christopher Pollock Lancaster
Sue Reno Lancaster
Deb Watson Lancaster
 Issac Pelepko Lebanon
Barry Assed Lehigh
Richard Begbie Lehigh
Heather Cavalieri Lehigh
James DePietro Lehigh
Michael Hess Lehigh
Jacqueline Meyerson Lehigh
Nikki Moser Luzerne
Cathy Frey Lycoming
John McKaig Lycoming
David Moyer Lycoming
Robert Arnosky Montgomery
Sarah Bloom Montgomery
Cynthia Goodman Brantley Montgomery
Daniel Colavito Montgomery
Donna Douglass Montgomery
Terri Fridkin Montgomery
Patricia Shaw Lima Montgomery
Maria Maneos Montgomery
Max Mason Montgomery
Nancy Nalbandian Montgomery
Gary Phillips Montgomery
Christine Webb Montgomery
Merrill Weber Montgomery
Roy Wilson Montgomery
Ann Wilson Montgomery
James Gloria Northampton
Brandon Williams Northampton
Cheryl Fallon Northumberland
Andrea Beizer Philadelphia
Paula Cahill Philadelphia
Corliss Cavalieri Philadelphia
Peter Cunicelli Philadelphia
Jerry Di Falco Philadelphia
Marguerita Hagan Philadelphia
Nancy Middlebrook Philadelphia
Carol Tashjian Philadelphia
Rob Mull Schuylkill
Valerie Perez-Prosick Schuylkill
Robert Stickloon Schuylkill
Paul Plumadore Wayne
Paul Plumadore Wayne
Rich Harydzak Westmoreland
Kevin O'Toole Westmoreland
James Crowley York
Richard Chandler Hoff York
Jo Margolis York
Thomas Notarangelo York
Robert Patierno York
Sherrie Stambaugh York
May 29, 2018

Guess Who Has A New Big Girl Art Studio and Gallery

Exciting news! On May 1, 2018, I signed a lease on what I lovingly refer to as my Big Girl Studio.  My BGS is #202, located in Spring City Mill Studios, a remodeled knitting mill warehouse in Spring City, PA right across the Schuylkill River in Chester County.  The ceilings and windows are super high, allowing lots of northern light to shine in.  Perfect for painting!

Once the building has its use-and occupancy-license, I will be sharing the reveal.  I plan to throw an official opening party this summer.  Thank you so much for your interest in my work!

In the meantime, check out my paintings, explore my blog "The Good Life of an Artist" and subscribe to my monthly newsletter (only once a month, for real) for updates on my Big Girl Studio and to receive an invitation to my opening party this summer!

Here's a video of my cool new creativity haven! 

My studio is on the second side, on the north side of the building.

Gallery shelving's going up!

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