Monday, July 2, 2012

Graduation and moving on!

Boy do I have a giant update to make!  The final few months of my Senior year were very, very busy.  Finishing up two studio based classes, sending out applications for artist residencies, setting up and taking down my BFA show AND trying to make some sort of plan for myself as a professional artist with less than no money.

Yesterday, I posted all of the images from my BFA show in May. Scroll down and have a look, there are a few new pieces there. I didn't sell anything but it was an accomplishment I never thought I'd reach.

My calf, Laura, went off to her new home a few weeks ago. I never posted about it, but I sold a few sculptures at Craft Boston! Laura, and two piglets, Amy and Emma. So yeay! I have economic validation from real life customers, haha.

The BEST news...

8 years of struggle and I finally accomplished something for once in my life. It feels damn fucking good. I also graduated with honors, Magna Cum Laude!

My parents were as happy as me, maybe even more.

There's even MORE awesome news!
I was offered and accepted a year long artist in residence position at the Worcester Center for Craft!
I'll have the opportunity to teach and be a studio tech.  Most importantly, I have a studio space to work in for the next year in exchange for these duties.  Unfortunately, it means moving back in with my parents after 8 years of living on my own. They live fairly close to Worcester. BUT, it will save me money so that I can move some where new once my residency is over. 

And that's NOT ALL!
I will have gallery representation!
The owner of the Colo Colo Gallery in down town New Bedford, MA contacted me, loves my work and wants to represent me. As of right now, I have a solo show planned for November 2013.

How's that for awesome news?!
Couldn't get much better in my opinion.  I'm excited and naturally, for me any way, incredibley nervous.  
My plans for moving to Seattle have been put on hold. My new plan is to follow where ever my art takes me. I did just spend an aweful lot of time and energy to get to this point and I don't want to waste any opportunities that come my way.  
It looks like I'm starting my career as a professional artist pretty well!

Knock on wood and wish me luck ;)

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations and good luck and success with your future career!
    Your work is very beautiful and different!