Thursday, October 22, 2009

"From These Hills" 2009 juried by Ray Kass

"From These Hills" Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands, the big biennial exhibition at William King Museum in Abingdon, VA opens Thursday Oct 22nd 2009. Ray Kass is the guest curator this year and will give a talk during the reception.
"Aileen's Window", my 7.5 feet tall by 5 feet wide painting from the inside of my Great Grand Father's barn loft is included! 83 pieces by 37 artists representing all media is one heck-of-a-show not to miss. It will be on display from October 23, 2009 to February 14th, 2010.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Appalshop Show "Sanctuaries"

Appalshop invited me to exhibit "Sanctuaries" as part of their 40th Birthday Celebration!
Opening Saturday Oct.10th along with String Band Day, free music lessons and a square dance!
I am honored to be a part of this wonderful and strong community asset in Whitesburg, KY.
If you are not already familiar with this institution, check them out at
The finished installation looks GREAT.
I under-estimated the amount of work it takes to adapt to a new space, but I did necessary reconnaissance ahead of time to be able to put in long days and nights to adapt the show.
Every single wall mounted piece had to be re-done to fit their hanging system.
At Arts Depot, I had six helpers and three days to install.
At Appalshop I had the equivalent of two helpers and three hours to install.
It's amazing how much you can get done when you really focus!
The show looks really nice, and it's wonderful to see the same pieces in a different setting.