As the start of the school years draws nearer, I have come to realize that I have quite a few unfinished projects lying around my bedroom. Remember the scarves that I started to make? Well, they never got finished, and as I prepare to start carting my stuff home to my apartment for the year, I have to finish what I started months ago, before I finish Hespera. I makes me kind of sad, because I know there is a very good possibility that I will not be able to work on her again until Christmas break. So, I am going to crochet my butt off for the next week and try and get my scarves finished before I work on my doll anymore.
I did get back to work this past week, although, I did not take as many pictures of my progress as I normally would. I took advantage of a long weekend to paint her face on
Week Three...In all honesty, I didn't work on Hespera at all this week. I just got caught up in life and didn't find any time to dedicate to that project. I was hoping that it wouldn't take me all summer to complete her, but there is just a little over a month of summer left before school starts for the year.
On the other hand, I did find a call for entries in my inbox this week. If you are a undergraduate, graduate, or recent graduate of a university in the Southeast or Mid-Atlantic region, listen up!
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Out. Go Somewhere. Art Exhibit
Mendenhall Student Center
East Carolina University
August 29th – September 29th. Opening reception Friday, September 9th, 2011.
TRAVEL. Verb. \tra-vəl\. To go on or as if on a trip or tour. To move or undergo transmission from one place to another.
EXPLORATION. Noun. \ek-splə-ˈrā-shən\. The act of searching or traveling around a terrain for the purpose of discovering resources or information. The attempt to develop an initial, rough understanding of some phenomenon.
DISCOVERY. Noun. \dis-ˈkə-v(ə-)rē\ The act or process of making known or visible.
The “Get Out. Go Somewhere” art exhibit is a juried exhibition organized by the East Carolina University Photography Guild. The show is open to all mediums and artists are encouraged to submit work that they have created relating to travel, exploration, or discovery as per the definitions above. So, Where have you gone lately? What did you see? Who did you meet? What did you bring back? And most importantly HOW did this influence the art that you create? The exhibit is intended for undergraduate, graduate students, and recent graduates of universities in the Southeast and mid-Atlantic region. All 2D work should be framed and ready to hang. 3D works need to be freestanding or able to be displayed on a 14”x14” pedestal. The exhibition will be held at the Mendenhall Student Center located in the center of the East Carolina University campus. The exhibit space is large, well lit, and secure. Artists are required to submit their work by e-mailing their submission to email@example.com. In addition to images, submissions should include a description of the artwork including title, date created, medium, dimensions, AND LOCATION WHERE THE ARTWORK ORIGINATED. Work that differs markedly from the approved image, or that is held to be substandard for other reasons, may be excluded from the exhibition. Mendenhall Student Center accepts no responsibility for work damaged in transit due to substandard packing or materials. All accepted work shall be insured for the duration of the show following the signature of gallery agreement.
Juror: Samuel Yates - A multimedia artist based in Southern California. He has exhibited in America and Europe and his work has been written about in more than 40 U.S. and European publications. He has presented to gallery, museum, art school, university, private, and industry audiences. In addition to private art collections, his artwork is included in public collections such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Berkley Art Museum, di Rosa Preserve, and Ballett Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany. His work can be viewed at www.samuelyates.com.
Entrance Fees: None
Deadline for entries – 8/1/11
Accepted art notification – 8/7/11
Accepted artwork to ECU – 8/21/11
Art returned – 10/14/11
Accepted artwork needs to be shipped to the following address:
East Carolina University
School of Art and Design
Jenkins Building – East 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27858
Attention – GOGS Exhibition, Photography Department
$300 - First Place.
$250 - Second Place.
$200 - Third Place.
$100 - Honorable Mention.
Let's start with the "other information" first. It has been a long week full of interesting goings on. First, I received my diploma this week, making my graduation from ECU, very official.
The only thing that concerns me about it is it only lists my BFA in Art Education, not my BFA in Art or my Art History Minor. I don't know if they only put your primary degree on you diploma, or if they send you separate diplomas. If I haven't received another one within the next week, I think that I might call the registrar's office and inquire. I want all of my hard work to be reflected on this piece of paper, not just part of it.
The other thing that happened this week that is worth noting is that I hung my work up at Red Star Coffee in downtown Pittsboro. Make sure that you go and check it out. It will be up through August 1st.
All but two of my pieces are for sale. Here is the information again for Red Star:
Red Star Coffee
53 Hillsboro Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Mon - Sat:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Lastly, I just wanted to let you know that I got my new postcards in the mail yesterday. Let me know if you want one. I will be taking a stack up to Red Star later this week, so if you go in to look at my work, grab a cup of coffee and a postcard.Now, on to my latest endeavor: doll making. Things progressed very slowly this week it seemed. I fixed her head, added her arms, put hair on her head, and began her costume.
Dol Shoes! They are made out of the same material as the robe. I initially wanted to do more beading on them than I did but I figured no one would see them since they will be covered by her robe and dress and since I was doing so much beading on the robe, the beading on the shoes needed to compliment, not compete, with the beading elsewhere.
Until next week!