What's Happening; What Happened
"Demigods and Superheroes" has an opening reception on July 6, 7:00-8:30 at the Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD. The show will be on display until September 3. Among those featured in my paintings and collages you will find journalists, an astronomer, comedians, Gohan, Wonder Woman, Superman, and Not my Superhero. I am joined by several other artists who are dealing with the theme of (super)heroes. Merciful Minerva!!
Six of my pieces, replete with real and fanciful bodies, were part of "Hidden Figures", a group exhibit at the Hill Center Galleries, on Capitol Hill, May 4- June 25, 2017.
I entered She's the One in the April 2016 all-media show at Artworks in Richmond VA, where it was awarded first prize. Ironically and amazingly, the juror, Frederick Chiriboga, and I both attended 8th grade at Colegio Nueva Granada in Bogota, Colombia. Need I say the jurying was "blind"? Fred has a magnificent studio on Broad Street in Richmond that I intend to visit repeatedly.
She's the One was also awarded Best in Show at The Studio Door "Fashion" exhibition in San Diego, CA, March 2016.
Beauty and the Beast was on display at the Wells Gallery, Kiawah Island, SC, January 2016.
Reconfiguring and Spice Bomb were accepted in the May 2015 "Red" exhibit at the Gallery Underground in Arlington, VA. The first piece--of gals ostensibly searching for their heads--was awarded first prize by the juror, Frank Eber.
Sanguine was accepted in the February 2015 Women's Caucus for the Arts exhibit at the Westbeth Gallery on Bethune Street in New York City. The show was entitled "Transforming Community: Disability, Diversity and Access." My statement for the exhibit touted the seeming invisibility of financial disability, a predicament affecting an alarming number of people across the full spectrum of abilities.
Ex Libris made an enthusiastic appearance on the East coast at the Principle Gallery's "Women Painting Women" exhibit in Charleston, SC, September 2014. There is catalog of the exhibit, as well as a YouTube slideshow.
Collapsible Shoulder appeared in The Art League's June 2014 Neo-Expressionism All-Media Exhibit in Alexandria, VA.
Ex Libris was on display at the June 2014 exhibit in Sebastopol, CA, called Bibliophoria III. Excellent convergence of my art and library careers!
In January 2014, Stand by your Man was awarded first prize at the Wells Gallery juried show on Kiawah Island, SC.
My October 2013 solo show, Becoming, was at the Foundry Gallery in DC. My work has been exhibited in four other solo shows and a variety of juried group shows.
The Caramel boutique on U Street, DC, was the bespoke location for my spring 2013 solo show called Window Licking.
In 2010, I was commissioned to paint Ruth Kassinger's conservatory for the cover of her book, Paradise under Glass. Her publisher, HarperCollins, purchased the rights to use the image of the painting for both the book's hardback and paperback editions.