Well in late August I had decided to just put it out there. I posted on Facebook my hopes and dreams for a studio space. A space outside my home. A place with room to hold workshops. A space that could be used as both gallery and retail, too. That was late August.
I contacted a local artist about an idea I had - to create a artist coop. She wanted to hear more so I stopped by her gallery for a visit. One thing led to another and before I realized it, my dream took shape!
I am happy to announce that as of September 1st I am now sharing space at Studio PK101, located at 1247 Erie Blvd. West in Rome, NY.
My new partner is artist
Dawn Farrar, owner of Studio PK101. Our place is mainly a gallery space which also houses classroom space, a private gallery for solo artist exhibits, and retail space, too!
Here are a few photos:
|A few of my paintings were added.|
|retail space (Dawn carries Golden products!!)|
I even have an area in the back room where I can paint!
So now my living room has changed! LOL
|BEFORE vs AFTER|
So that's my news! I am still working out what it is that I really want to accomplish. It all happened so fast. So much to think about!
The one thing I KNOW I want to do is to offer workshops. My first one will be sort of like those classes that are trending right now - Wine and painting with friends. I call it "WINE & ROSES".
Mine, however, will be a mixed media painting workshop. Yes, we will gear towards a girls' night out where you can drink wine and eat amazing munchies (prepared by the our chef, Melvin!) but where it differs is that the participants are able to go their own way, if they so choose. This means not everyone's artwork will look exactly the same (unless that's what they want). Everyone will be given the steps they need to follow, but can choose their own color palette and the selection of flowers in their bouquet. I am hoping it will be fun for all. Everyone goes home with an amazing piece of art as well having learned a few mixed media techniques!
Soon I will be offering this same workshop ONLINE. If you would like to be kept up to date on future workshops be sure to join my mailing list. CLICK HERE to JOIN Mailing List.
Until next time,