I have exciting news to share about Time & Again. First, writer and photographer, Maryanne Shaffer Coronna from Stockholm, WI and I have been collaborating to bring my work to the island of Kaua’i. Last winter during her time there she did some rephotographing for me of several Kaua’i historic images. From those I created four wonderful composites and just finished putting together a kit of promotional materials for her. She is in Kaua’i now and will be acting as my art rep, calling on museums, shops and galleries.
Second, I’ve been invited by Alan Nugent from the Abode Gallery in Stockholm, WI to have a solo show there this summer. Opening reception will be on Friday evening, July 7, 2017. Last summer I started working on new pieces of the Lake Pepin area and they will make their debut at this show.
I’ll keep you posted regarding these two new adventures.
I’ve made my re-enty back into reality after ArtPrize 2015 and want to thank all of you who supported us with your visits, votes, posts, texts, calls and encouragement. Now we are talking with interested buyers and following up on contacts.
What a ride it was! We never expected to get as far as we did in the Public Vote. First the Top 100, then the Top 20 and finally 2nd place in the Installation Category. Though we didn’t come home with the big prize money it was priceless seeing and hearing the reactions from the thousands who got to experience our three pieces.
And then there’s the value in what I learned about producing, displaying and marketing my work, let alone what I learned about myself.
My goal going into ArtPrize was to gain exposure, make contacts and decide if it was possible to pursue my artwork full-time. That goal changed mid-stream when we made it into the Top 20 and I started to feel like a politician asking for votes. Now that I’ve had some time to reflect I’m happy to report that my goal for Time & Again is to bring them to more people and places.
Please keep checking our Facebook page, Time & Again Grand Rapids and spreading the word. We will keep you updated on what’s happening.
And maybe you just might like a Time & Again of your own…
Welcome to the new Time & Again website! It’s being launched just in time for the ArtPrize® competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan on September 23 – October 11, 2015.
Three Time & Again 5 ft. x 3 ft. fabric pieces made it into this competition and will be featured at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel surrounding the fountain in the historic Pantlind Lobby. I’m collaborating on this entry with my cousin, Doreen Gunnink who lives in Grand Rapids.
The three historic photos we chose are all of Grand Rapids and their scenes are located within a block of this 100-year-old hotel.
A custom installation design was created with help from my architect husband, Rich Palmer. After three designs we finally found a way to install them around the fountain. And with the help of Doreen’s husband, Loren Gunnink the pieces will be lit with theater lighting.
If you’re wondering, “What is ArtPrize?”, here are excerpts from the official description.
“ArtPrize is a radically open, independently organized international art competition, open to any artist and awards $500,000 decided by public vote and expert jury.”
“The openness of ArtPrize is a radical departure from the centralized, or “top down” model of organization and curation traditionally used by the contemporary art world.”
“ArtPrize is the world’s largest art competition based on daily attendance, prize amounts, number of artists and venues.
“Artists and Venues self-register on artprize.org then search and discover each other online. When a Venue and Artist “connect” a hosting agreement is signed, confirming that the Artist will show their work at that specific ArtPrize Venue.”
Check back in the coming weeks as I journal more about ArtPize and my experiences there.
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Attached please find the Press Release and photo. Feel free to pass it on.