Ive been neglectful in posting, but Im going to try to improve. I am on the board of the downtown artwalk committee. We host an artwalk 4 x a year in an attempt to bring peopll to our downtown and give artists exposure. My job on the committee is to organize a fundraiser each summer. With MUCH help from Liz Stannard, we are close to having the show complete. This year we choose 50+ artist to each make a single card (as in a playing card) As it is New Mexico's 100th birthday, we decided to incorporate that into the theme. We collected all the cards over the last few weeks and Elizabet Isenburg photographed all of them on Tuesday. She will edit them and get them ready to be sent off so we can have REAL decks of cards printed. We received 54 great pieces of art. The will all be on display for the summer art walk at Andrea Kristinas book store and Kafe and will sell for $50 each (what a bargain) I have my eye on several pieces! patrons can also by the entire deck printed in playing card size. Yea.
I cant show all the cards. But I will give a sneak peak of my son, husbands and my own,
I had the queen of hearts. I made a small handbag with an image of Georgia Okeeffe on the front and one of her paintings on the back. (oh yea..The inside pocket has an image of her as an older woman. The piece is entitled "Old Bag"
As each piece MUST be 8x10 I was not sure how it was going to hang with the strap.
I did a 2nd piece
Back of bag
Front of bag
above are Brian and Sids pieces. Brian had the 7 of spades. It looks so cool in person. The 7 and the spade are textured and raised. He has the Zia symbol in the center.
Sidney had the Joker. He struggled with this to make it fit with the New Mexico Centennial theme Until he discovered the clown image in most native American religions. The Clown plays a very important roll in Native American religion. Learn More here. He chose to use the Hopi koshari Clown. Once he learned they are often crude and gluttonous, he was sold!I hope you can all make it to the show in June. The cards are great, and the money is for a good cause (support more art walks!!)
My second piece is just wall hanging with an older image of Georgia. It really is an 8x10 it just photographed a bit wonkey