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Was it me or the Starbursts?

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Was it me or the Starbursts?

I had a great turn out this weekend at my Open Studio.  Perfect weather, good people and lots of great art to see.  I’m not sure if my art was the big draw or perhaps that big bowl of Starburst candy I set out?  My husband and son even rode their bikes from Manhattan to Long Island City to give me a quick break so I could dash out and view some of the other artists’ studios and their art.  I snapped this photo of my husband “pitching” my paintings to a perspective collector.

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Long Island City Arts Open this weekend

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Long Island City Arts Open this weekend

The 4th Annual LIC Arts Open is happening May 14-18 and it is the biggest open yet. Over 250 artists will take over 54 venues across Long Island City, from factories and warehouses to a glass tower on LIC’s developing waterfront for a total of over 85 exhibitions and events. Over 160 artists will open their studio doors for the Open Studios weekend. The full 2014 Festival Guide is found HERE.  Simply put, it’s a massive party with music, art, dance and even a light show.  Check out www.licartsopen.org to see all the events and details.

For my part, I will be hosting an open studio this Saturday and Sunday (May 17 & 18) from 12 – 5 pm.  Please stop by to take a peek.  There are over 160 open studios so it is well worth the trip.  I’m in the Reis Studios Building (Studio 225) at 43-01 22nd Street, LIC.  It’s a breeze to get here, just one subway stop outside of Manhattan, (an easy drive here as well but limited parking). Directions are here with information including how to use the free shuttle once you get here.  I’ve got some paintings on sale too so stop by for a great deal.

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Monoprints and Silkscreen Prints

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Monoprints and Silkscreen Prints

As I mentioned yesterday, the LIC Open Studios is this weekend and I am one of 200 artists showing their work.  As most of my mixed media paintings are currently displayed at Cafe Joul in midtown Manhattan (1070 First Ave., NYC), I wasn’t sure what I hang for the Open Studio tour.

I decided to hang up some of my encaustic paintings, my mono and silkscreen prints, and my remaining mixed media paintings that wouldn’t fit in the Cafe Joul show.  It’s quite a mishmash of art but it’s all colorful and fun so it hangs together well enough.  Here’s a couple snapshots of my studio walls.  Come on by and check it out.  Reis Studios, 43-01 22nd St., Long Island City (Queens) on this Sat. and Sunday from noon to 5 pm.

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Open Studio Tour this weekend

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If you’re in NYC this weekend, stop by my studio and say “hi”! LIC Arts Open is this Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Over 200 artists in Long Island City are opening their studios to the public and I’m one of them. It’s just one subway stop out of Manhattan in Queens. Take the E, F or M train to the Court Square station, then it’s only a three block walk! Drop by my studio at Reis Studios (43-01 22nd St., LIC) .  I’m giving away free candy…okay it’s not much of a bribe but it’s better than nothing!

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