OK y’all! There are still a few slots open for my screen printing workshop this Saturday if you’re looking for a cozy way to spend a rainy Saturday in W-S. The class is this Saturday, 05/21, from 10:00 AM – 03:30 PM. We’ll be covering printing techniques including painting with screen blockers (like the image above), and if we have some extra time we’ll do a paper-cut print or two. It’s always a messy-good time, so come on down if you’d like to play with us.
The next Sawtooth Workshop after this is Friday 09/30/16, and you can sign up for it now if you’re a plan-ahead type like me.
I’ve just wrapped up a big illustration project that will be coming out in early June, I believe. This one’s for Wake Forest Magazine. Very excited about it. If you follow me on instagram, you’ve seen some sneak peeks.
Still working on storage and organization in the new studio space (putting the finishing touches on some custom-built under-stairs storage-yass!) and updating my design and artwork websites in an attempt to move beyond the current shoeless-cobblers-children scenario (it plagues us all, doesn’t it?).
Also sketching Art*O*Mat“Hankie Pankie” limited edition Collapsible Fine Art Prints for a new Things That Make Me Cry series, coming soon. (Wow, I just found this amazing photo on the Baltimore Sun when I googled to find some of my flickr pics of Hankies to share.) Stay tuned for some work-in-progress hankies drawings!
Upcoming: I’m participating in an invitation exhibit at Tory Casey’s Smalltown Gallery in Elkin, NC this August. Show opens July 31st. I’m working on several new larger-scale banners for this show and will also be showing a variety of prints on paper. Tory opened Smalltown this April. Located at 227 W Main Street near Fiddles Pub, drop in on Fridays and Saturdays to explore a variety of art from North Carolina artists, including Tory Casey. It’s a great place to stop before you head out to dinner downtown. Hours are noon till 8pm. Opening reception July 31st, 2015 5-9 pm.
Meantime, the Wonderful-Studio/Basement-Rehab-Project-That-Never-Ends continues with lots of paint, caulk, and elbow grease. The electricians are set to come Thursday to wire lighting and additional outlets for my trusty powerwasher and all the other fun tools that take juice. The garden is in full swing with squash already filling up the counter and lots of green tomatoes taunting us with dreams of the juicy red sandwiches of summer. The first sunflower opened last week, so even if the calendar says otherwise—it’s summer now!
And Now Showing: If you’re out and about in High Point NC, stop by TAG and check out the wonderful exhibits up now, including my Stitched Stuttered and Screened – Recent works by Woodie Anderson on exhibit in the main gallery. Honored to be in good company. All exhibits will remain on view until August 21, 2015. Theatre Art Galleries is located in downtown High Point at 220 E. Commerce Ave. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12:00-5:00 p.m. For more information contact the TAG office at 336-887-2137 or visit www.tagart.org.
This morning I un-installed my “Flags” exhibit at Salem to make way for the May Salem College Class of 2015 Senior Thesis Exhibit, opening this Friday, May 1st at 6pm. It promises to be interesting, so check it out if you can!
It was such an honor to be in such great company this past month, but it’s always a little sad, or at least bitter-sweet, to strike an exhibit. Of course, we have to have endings to have beginnings.
Looking ahead, there are several upcoming shows I’m excited about. This next few months, I’ll be working towards a High Point exhibit in June at TAG curated by Tom Paterson as well as a show expanding my Diversity Masks print series at Camino Bakery in August. I’m planning to translate the new Diversity prints into an ART-O-MAT Hankie Pankie series as well. Time to roll up my sleeves and dig in!
Q: How have you evolved as an artist? Answer: Earlier in my life as an artist I was more concerned with proving skill and technical proficiency. I find that emotion and focus are more important in my work now. I’m more process and concept driven, and I want to experiment and push myself. That’s how real discovery happens.
Q: What is your biggest challenge? Answer: Maintaining authenticity and allowing myself to be honest in my art process is a challenge. Our instincts are to protect ourselves, hiding our vulnerabilities, but the kind of art that truly reaches people requires letting go of that.
It was a please to talk with Kathy about my work and I hope there’s something in what I shared to inspire others. The Flags of Our Mothers: Prints on paper and fabrics by Woodie Anderson exhibit will be on display at the Elberson Fine Arts Center, Salem College Through April 26th.