Philadelphia artists who collaborate and share b32

fused glass workshop presentation

I haven’t writ­ten about much Art here at unpre­dictable thoughts now that I have my stel­la gas­saway art­log in which I write about what is hap­pen­ing in my stu­dio and what new work I am mak­ing. That space is all about me. 

This pho­to is an image I took at build­ing 32 at sher­man mills in the neigh­bor­hood of east falls. I live there and I have my art stu­dio there. This image is about the cul­ture of shar­ing I find so impor­tant in being part of the com­mu­ni­ty. Sandy Chieri­ci is one of the artists that has formed a col­lab­o­ra­tive to offer work­shops and expe­ri­ences to artists and nonartists alike. She hopes to increase the inter­est in warm glass in the philadel­phia area. This is a group of par­tic­i­pants in one of her work­shops tak­ing a look at a slide show of work in which Sandy explains tech­niques used in the pieces.

I have been work­ing with the group. I recent­ly designed their iden­ti­ty and have cre­at­ed some mar­ket­ing mate­ri­als for them. You can check out the tem­po­rary web­site : b32, a new site is cur­rent­ly under devel­op­ment. It will offer much more in depth information.

Its great fun to take pho­tos and learn about oth­er medi­ums and the won­der­ful artists that share the experience.

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Philadelphia Open Studio Tours — POST

I want­ed to give you advance notice that I will par­tic­i­pate in POST : Philadel­phia Open Stu­dio Tour again this year. I’ll be hav­ing a stu­dio sale that day offer­ing numer­ous small works at reduced prices. I need room to make new works. I hope that you will save the date and come to vis­it some­time dur­ing the week­end. Have a lit­tle snack, chat and spend some time with my new drawings.

Octo­ber 27 — 28, 2007

There are new artists here at sher­man mills and many are participating.

Mark your cal­en­dar. I hope to see you.

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vis­it my PORTFOLIO
Many of these works will be avail­able for purchase.

vis­it my ARTLOG
Many of these works will be avail­able for purchase.

see my egypt­ian waters series
I’m pleased to announce that my work is cur­rent­ly at Bridge Club of Cen­ter City 1616 wal­nut street on the 6th floor. You can see the work before the games. You can find out more using the link. Check out the art and maybe stay and play some bridge. If you would like to make an appoint­ment to see the work please send me an email.

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aRt cards for my open studio [moo!]

These are the cards I’ve made for my open stu­dio com­ing up in Octo­ber. (You can read more about my art at my art­log.) How is this unpre­dictable you say? Well I cre­at­ed a set of images from my draw­ings at flickr, then they were ran­dom­ly select­ed to make the cards. Vis­i­tors to my stu­dio will be able to choose a card when they sign in at a cor­re­spond­ing block in my guest­book. There will be more about this sto­ry and how it all turns out in my art­log. I just orderd anoth­er set of one hun­dred. Let’s hope the Roy­al Mail strike does­n’t hold them up.

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new drawings : egyptian waters
I’ve just com­plet­ed a new series of draw­ings. Drawn on rag vel­lum with ink. You can see the whole series at my port­fo­lio. These draw­ings are made using a series of marks that make up a vocab­u­lary which when placed in order cre­ate a sto­ry about water. The marks are a hiero­glyph­ics. A series of marks that when deci­phered tell the story.

You can always find my work at : stel­la gas­saway : mem­o­ry landscapes

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birthday Fabriano Artist’s Journal

My pal Jayne gave me this ter­rif­ic jour­nal for my birthday.

I think just look­ing at it gives you an idea of how won­der­ful it is — just to have around. Draw­ing on the paper is FAB­u­lous. Even has a rib­bon bookmark. 

Just click on the image to trav­el to a page where you can get one. 

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Works on Paper Juried Show : I’m IN!

I’m pleased to tell you that one of my draw­ings has been select­ed for Main Line Art Cen­ter : Works on Paper juried exhi­bi­tion along with more than 25 oth­er artists. I’ve pre­viewed the work and am very excit­ed to be includ­ed in a show with so many excel­lent works.

The select­ed draw­ing privy path is from a series of plein air works in my Rare Earth Series. 

I hope you will join me at the recep­tion on fri­day June 1st.

Works on Paper

May 18-June 8

First Fri­day June 1, 6–9 pm
Juried by Jacque­line Van Rhyn, Cura­tor of Prints and Pho­tographs at the Print Cen­ter, this show high­lights works in a vari­ety of media cre­at­ed on or of paper.

Wednes­day, June 6, 1pm
Join juror Jacque­line Van Rhyn as she dis­cuss­es the work select­ed for the exhi­bi­tion. Free and Open to the Public.

Main Line Art Center
Old Buck Road &
Lan­cast­er Avenue
Haver­ford, PA 19041

Privy Path

plein air
pen­cil and pas­tel on paper
12″ x 17″

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Sherman Mills : Winter Festival

I’m par­tic­i­pat­ing in the sher­man mills win­ter fes­ti­val. I’ll have my stu­dio open and will be sell­ing draw­ings at stu­dio prices. I’ll also have cards, note pads, cal­en­dars, and oth­er lit­tle gifts for sale.

I hope you can make it.

Sher­man Mills : Win­ter Festival
Fea­tur­ing the works of over 20 of our own artists.
Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 2nd 2006
noon til 6pm

Sher­man Mills Arts Coun­cil [smARTS] invites you to spend the day at Sher­man Mills for our Win­ter Fes­ti­val, the first Sat­ur­day of Decem­ber. Bring your friends and fam­i­ly. Select unique gifts — small, medi­um, and large — direct­ly from the artists and arti­sans studios.

Work for sale will include blown, fused, and stained glass; hand­built ceram­ic ves­sels; hand­wo­ven scarves, shawls, and blan­kets; dis­tinc­tive jew­el­ry and met­al work; paint­ings, draw­ings, note­books and cards. Both Crafts for Liv­ing and Schuylkill Gallery will be open to visitors.

Bring the whole fam­i­ly and enjoy hot choco­late and cider. Join in arts and crafts for the kids from 2 — 4pm. Chat with the artists and arti­sans that are your neigh­bors. Watch glass­blow­ing demon­stra­tions. Enjoy the season.

North­ern Home for Children
While you have giv­ing on your mind give to those less for­tu­nate than you. smARTS is pleased to sup­port the more than 1000 chil­dren and their fam­i­lies that North­ern Home for Chil­dren serves. These fam­i­lies are in crit­i­cal need of warm hats, mit­tens, scav­es and coats in all sizes. Bring any of these items to the fes­ti­val and drop them off at the North­ern Home table. Please only items that are new or in good con­di­tion, some­thing you or a mem­ber of your fam­i­ly has out­grown. If you don’t have cloth­ing you can make a con­tri­bu­tion at the North­ern Home for Chil­dren table.

Sher­man Mills Arts Coun­cil is ded­i­cat­ed to cre­at­ing a self-sus­tain­ing com­mu­ni­ty of artists and arti­sans that are sup­port­ed in an envi­ron­ment that allows for the cre­ation, exhi­bi­tion, and sale of their art­work — build­ing Sher­man Mills’ rep­u­ta­tion as a unique arts destination.

Sher­man Mills is a vibrant and diverse com­mu­ni­ty of artists, res­i­dents, and busi­ness­es. The arts com­mu­ni­ty con­tin­ues to grow with new art stu­dios being con­struct­ed. The com­mu­ni­ty fea­tures two gal­leries: Crafts for Liv­ing and Schuylkill Gallery.

For details, direc­tions, and addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion vis­it

inspirational winter light

This is a pho­to­graph of my art stu­dio. This is the won­de­ful light that I have start­ing in mid Octo­ber. My hibis­cus has begun to thrive and will bloom through the win­ter… in the sum­mer they resie in the shade and a lush green with­out any blooms. Octo­ber takes the leaves off the trees that block the light and it become an indoor spring. The nat­ur­al light brings me to dif­fer­ent kinds of draw­ings. I post­ed this image because it cre­ates a sense of calm for me.

On the wall are some of my draw­ings that I did over the sum­mer months.

I look for­ward to the win­ter week­ends here. I’ll sit in my chair, drink tea, cof­fee, or choco­late depend­ing on my mood. I’ll draw the land­scapes of my memories.

I’ve just start­ed get­ting my draw­ings up online. You can check them out here.

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