Monday, December 31, 2012

2012: A Retrospective

January

My first open studio of the year featured guest artist Minnie Watkins.

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February

In February, I finally got the last of the items at my apartment moved into my art studio.

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I also got some great furniture from CB2.

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It was just in time for the Fall In Love With Art Open Studio event.

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March

My featured guest artist of the month was Lessie Venardo Dixon.

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April

In April I curated a group show called Paradigm Shift: The Art of the Chicago Spring in the Second Floor Gallery of the Fine Arts Building.  As you can see, Robert Sebanc has a very different way of portraying Mayor Rahm Emmanuel than Lessie does.

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His piece was very popular with the audience that night.


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It was a busy month, as I also had my first Doll Project solo show at Flourish Studios.

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May

My featured guest artist in May was Travis Mitchell.

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June

In June I went to NeoCon at The Merchandise Mart.

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My featured guest artist in June was Ana Todaro.

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July

In July I made a painting for a good friend of mine.

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I also did a little interior design project at home.

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August

In August I celebrated 2 years at the Fine Arts Building with a delicious caramel cake for everyone who came to my open studio.

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It was also the month when my book, Post-Consumerism, made its debut.

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September

September was the month that I finished Sapphire Desire.

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October

October was a very eventful month.  Because it is Chicago Artists Month, I spent a lot of time visiting other artists' studios and shows.

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I celebrated Halloween at my October Open Studio with a little help from the girls of Monster High.

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Speaking of dolls, some photos from The Doll Project were published in Graze Magazine that month.


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November

In November I went to the SOFA show at Navy Pier.

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December

In December, I sold ornaments for the first time.

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2012 turned out to be a pretty good year.  See you in 2013!

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