As many of you know, Bob Komives and I published the second edition of our book Good Day: Poetry and Images for Seasons of Optimism (Good Day 2E) earlier this year. In case you are not on our 'Good Day' mailing list, here's a quick summary of our recent announcement.
To keep our art book (with Bob's poems and my paintings) affordable and make it available indefinitely, we set up on-demand publishing, with shipping by Amazon Books. Good Day 2E's
dimensions grow slightly from 8 x 8" to 8.5 x 8.5". For the second edition, I updated one of my paintings, and another piece has expanded to a two-page spread. Otherwise, the content and format have not changed. The purchase price of $19.65 includes book shipment. Orders placed in the next two days can still arrive by Christmas!
MASK for Museum of Art | Fort Collins
Last week I completed and submitted my creation "Higher Ground" for the Museum of Art's
annual Masks Exhibit
. The big event is not until April of 2019, but all of the entries need to be photographed and promotional material developed months in advance of the museum's fundraiser.
Notes from my Artist Statement:
"This year's mask form evoked hiking terrain, inspiring me to create contour lines as seen on a topographical map. I accomplished this by marking varying depths of water on the mask and painting each level a different color. After painting the mask, I created a base with colored topography of its own. I repurposed a yellow yard sign, pizza box cardboard, contact lens containers and other non-recyclable plastic to construct my earth-conscious, 'Higher Ground' mask design."
To see my progress photos from start to finish, visit my album HERE.
A LOOK BACK: GVM MURAL
I completed the mural for the Global Village Museum of Arts & Culture
in early November. It was a delight to paint onsite; there was a lot of foot traffic along the Mountain Avenue sidewalk, and passers-by were enthusiastic and appreciative of the color I was adding to the museum's courtyard wall.
Plus, I loved the bright colors and quality paint I had purchased from Diamond Vogel!
Throughout the time I was working on the mural I posted regular updates on my Gale Whitman Art Studio
Facebook page, and I collected an album of progress photos that I invite you to view HERE
RIVER ROCK: WILDFLOWERS & GARDEN DESIGNS COMPLETE
I completed my designs for a pair of transformer cabinets for River Rock CoHousing community (and approved by the City of Fort Collins Art in Public Places program) in October. Although the murals are sponsored by a 2018 neighborhood grant, it was determined that the painting of the cabinet murals can wait until spring 2019. I'll keep you posted as I determine my painting schedule.
I wish you and your loved ones
a peaceful holiday season