Goings On: March edition

Sanctuary and Safekeeping reception
Tina and I peek out from inside my installation, “If the place we need does not exist, we will make it”, now showing at the Davis Gallery in downtown Winson-Salem.

A REMINDER: The Sanctuary and Safekeeping exhibit is on display until March 17th. The show includes an interactive “studio” area where the artists share pieces of our artistic processes with touchable in-progress art and tools. It’s been described as “suggesting a puppet-maker’s workshop and a partially dismantled carnival”, which sounds fun, right? I know my brain feels like both of those things when I’m making art.

Sanctuary and Safekeeping reception
A sign at the entrance to the ‘Studio/Clubhouse’ installation in the Sanctuary and Safekeeping exhibit invites visitors to think about the relationship between safety and creative thinking.
Fight Series HankiePankie art hankie
One of the “Fight” series HankiePankie Art Hankies, ready to be boxed up for Art*O*Mat machines across the land. Coming to a machine near you soon!

SAVE THE DATE: Last week I dropped of a fresh delivery of HankiePankie Art Hankies to AIC headquarters. This year marks the Art*O*Mat®’s 20th year, and I’ve been participating in the project for over 10 of those years. June 10th, SECCA will  be hosting a swap meet to celebrate the anniversary. I’ve been to two previous swaps and they are always good fun, with artists trading pieces and stories, and art collectors young and old excited to meet Art*O*Mat artists and learn more about the project.

ARTOMAT Swap Meet 2017 poster

WORKSHOP DATES: This Spring I’m teaching a workshop Saturday, April 29th at The Sawtooth School. These classes are always a lot of fun as we explore the printing process together. Sign up if you’d like to learn more about screen printing! No experience necessary.

Student work - Screenprinting Workshop
Sample student work from this February’s screen printing workshop at Sawtooth School.

Hope you all have a creative Spring! Stay warm and take care of each other. ❤


Upcoming: Artist Discussion and Guided Exhibit Tour

A detail from Woodie Anderson’s on-site installation, “If the place we need does not exist, we will make it”
Visitors to the Sanctuary and Safekeeping Exhibit are invited to interact with the artists installations.

This Friday, Millicent, Nicole and I will be giving an informal talk and tour of our current exhibit, Sanctuary and Safekeeping, at Sawtooth School for Visual Art. Come by and hear a little more about our collaboration and our personal art processes before the WSNC Art Hop.

Visitors are invited to spend sometime inside Artist Millicent Greason’s installation: Nest
Artist Nicole Uzzell’s piece, Pie Safe, spins, inviting the viewer to interact.

Artist Discussion and Guided Exhibit Tour:
Friday, February 3rd, 5:30pm – 7pm

Please join artists Nicole Uzzell, Millicent Greason and Woodie Anderson for an informal artist talk on their current collaborative exhibit, “Amalgamated Transmutations: Sanctuary and Safekeeping,” now showing in the Davis Gallery. The artists will discuss their artistic processes and share how they each explored themes of safety and belonging in this very interactive exhibition.

Admission is free. For information, visit www.sawtooth.org or call (336) 723-7395.
The exhibit runs through March 17.

The Davis Gallery
Sawtooth | Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
251 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem, NC

Young children interact with Woodie Anderson’s onsite installation piece, “If the place we need does not exist, we will make it”
A visitor reads the inscriptions inside one of the on-site installations on exhibit at Sanctuary and Safekeeping.

Upcoming Exhibit: Sanctuary and Safekeeping at The Davis Gallery

Now installing: Sanctuary and Safekeeping

Today we started installing Sanctuary and Safekeeping, part 3 in my ongoing collaboration with artists Nicole Uzzell and Millicent Greason. Together we chose this topic to explore over a year ago and worked in our different mediums to expand on what environments and experiences make us feel safe and fed our souls.

If you follow me on Instagram  you’ve seen parts and pieces of this exploration through the past year, and now I’m really excited and energized to see how our individual visions are coming together and creating a dialog of artwork around this subject in the gallery.

Sanctuary studies - in progress
Safekeeping and Sanctuary Pennants in progress

I hope you will visit this exhibit in the coming months and add your thoughts to the ongoing conversation. It’s one of particular importance as we face the challenges in this new year. More info about the exhibit and opening reception after the jump.

Safekeeping and Sanctuary Pennants in progress

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Happy Holidays, my friends.


 Wishing you all safety and peace and days full of loving joy this season.  

Thanks to everyone who supported local crafts folk and artists this season. It really means a lot. I could go on about that, but I won’t. 🙂 This season is busy for all of us, I know, and I hope you all find time to nurture your hearts and souls with art, music, loved ones, and whatever else keeps the spark in your heart.

I’m looking forward to starting the new year with a creative whirlwind as I wrap up work for my collaborative show Sanctuary and Safekeeping (opening Thursday, January 19th). I’ll share more about this exhibit in the coming weeks, though I can say that even though the topic we are all working with for this show was chosen a year ago, I feel its power very much in these final weeks as the pieces for the show come together at last.

In other upcoming events, I will be teaching another screen printing workshop at the Sawtooth Center in early February, so sign up now to start off your 2017 with a little messy fun. I’d love to see you there.

Meanwhile, take care of each other. Happy holidays.

Upcoming – Krankies Craft Fair


Krankies Craft Fair 2016
Lovely poster artwork by Laura Lashley


Happy Holidays, everyone! I’ll be at Krankies Craft Fair 2016 this Saturday with various artworks and handprinted goods.This is one of my favorite events of the season, always packed with lots of clever and creative gifts for all your loved ones. Join us for a fun filled festive day! There will be food trucks, a coloring room, and over 60 vendors with something for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

Krankies Craft Fair at Innovation Quarter
Saturday, December 12th from 12 PM – 5 PM
Wake Forest Biotech Place
575 North Patterson Avenue,
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101

Upcoming Printing Workshops: November + February

160930 Sawtooth Workshop
Workshop – Left to Right, clockwise: paper cut print frog; poplar tree rainbow roll; printing a t-shirt; abstract tea towel print

Wanna print your own t-shirt or tea towel? Still a few slots in Nov. 5th screen printing workshop at SAWTOOTH SCHOOL FOR VISUAL ART.  I’ll also be teaching a workshop in early 2017.

Workshops:Saturday 11/05/2016 | 10 AM – 3:30 PM  Register now
AND Saturday 2/11/2017 | 10 AM – 3:30 PM  (Registration coming soon)

160930 Sawtooth Workshop
I love this graphic bird tea towel, designed and printed by a student in the September class. She was kind enough to gift me one, too!

Here are a few pictures from my September Workshop. What a fun group! Everyone was able to explore the process at their own pace with very creative results.

160930 Sawtooth Workshop
Prints on fabrics, drying.
160930 Sawtooth Workshop
Playing with registration and found papers

160930 Sawtooth Workshop

Printing a design on an apron

160930 Sawtooth Workshop
Creative use of rainbow roll
160930 Sawtooth Workshop
Poplar tree inspired print on paper