Just like any other recent years, December comes with a triple fast speed and I suddenly feel overwhelmed. In my head a sheet of "things to do" list appears and I start to pencil in numerous things before the whatever deadlines I aim for. I guess if I really list "the numerous things", the stress level may be less than writing in my head. Funny, a simple thing like this I struggle to face every single year....
For a my printmaking world note, one of my prints has been accepted to the Art of The State 2022 which will be showing at the Arvada center. Apparently the applications for the entry was 734 application with 2067 individual works and 149 artworks were selected. Feeling deeply honored my print will be one of 149 to be shown for this event. The opening will be in January 20th 6-9pm. Something look forward to the New Year but wait we still a whole month to celebrate this year! Life is good.
November it is. Whew, I cannot believe it's already November. It is such a cozy hot chocolate sipping afternoon here in Denver, Colorado, trying to catch up all the web and posting. After I took a "luxurious" two week long off from the intense three summer shows, I have been back to the studio proactively printing. Fall/winter is my rejuvenating time, not like soaking in a hot tub with essential oil candle rejuvenating or stretching my legs on a sunniest beach somewhere. My kind of rejuvenating is going to the studio and say hello to the sunshine and get to work. It's a sort of like hybrid car regenerating the electricity by a running and stopping mode. Things are looking up, in my own way.
It's the opening night tonight at Curtis Center For Arts for Colorado Arts show. Yes, I am in this year and have already picked a simple dress to wear. July 2021 is surely a comeback month for many events and occasions after enduring a whole year plus some months of dead silence and stay-still agony. My husband and I joined our friend's family reunion-ish gathering last night and it was a blast. Seeing a year old faces and laughters were a highlight of the night, needless to say. Celebrations of friendship and humanity, AND the world of imaginations and creativities. Keep on printing.
Vaccination done, mask wearing done, mostly, we are moving forward! That's how I feel and with this outdoor season's arrival a restless atmosphere now occupies my life. While the open studio time is still in a quiet side, it is SO nice to have a few outdoor shows this year. Oh by the way my booth number at Summer Art Market this year is #46, right across from the school entrance, yes! This year the ASLD will be selling an entrance ticket ($5) for this annual art market due to the pandemic so that they can count the exact number of people at the site. Though buying a ticket part may change since the both state and city restrictions are changing everyday. Either way I would like you to come and celebrate our art festival together! Stay safe and be positive!
My first Covid vaccination took a place on Friday last week. It was like a "First step on The Moon" like sensation and was such a significant moment of my life. April has arrived and all of sudden the light gets brighter literally and symbolically. I heard a good news from Art Students League of Denver, where I create my prints. They have decided to go for SAM (Summer Art Market) this year in late August and I am now officially invited! Due to the pandemic, they had to reduce the artist number to a half and I was informed last week that I made for the final list, YES! Secondly Colorado Asian Art Show in Loveland, Colorado will be open this weekend. Two of my prints will be showing at the show along with 14 other talented artist works there. It is so fulfilling to be able to fill some squares of my calendar with cheerful plannings and events finally this year. It is like a first step on the moon after all! Keep on printing.
Madly snowing day, the first day of "Summer Time", the most dreadful one less hour sleeping time day. This big snow storm has brought a wet snow and we have already lost one big branch of a juniper tree in the backyard.
There are some good news to share. First I have been accepted to a show at Artworks Center for Contemporary Art in Loveland. It will be a celebration of Colorado Asian arts and is curated by Jane Burke, a senior curatorial assistant for the department of textile art and fashion at Denver Art Museum. The show will be April to June and the detail is in the event section of this site.
The second news is that Summer Art Market will be back!!! SAM by Art Students League of Denver, was sadly cancelled last year due to the pandemic but this year the show is planning to be held on August 28-29!
I have not been accepted yet since the show must reduce the artist number due to complying to the pandemic policies. My fingers are crossed.
Lastly but so excitedly, Arts on Green will be back too! The first time show event was such a success last year, so he city of Greenwood Village has decided to organize again this year. Since the organizer priorities about bringing back the 50 artists from the last year to this year, I am already accepted to the show and feel so grateful! The show info will again be posted in the event section of my site when it is approaching. Anyway things are looking up and with this accelerating vaccination process moves forward, I can really see a bright light at the end of the long tunnel! Keep on printing!
The Friday the 6th's opening was a pure success despite of the covid restrictions and nervousness. I sincerely thank the both organizers, Art More and Space Gallery for all the plannings. I was telling some of friends how exciting for me to see my prints being displayed more than two pieces in an indoor space! It wasn't merely an indoor space but a fabulous gallery space! Space Annex gallery is a artist longing space for many because the size and architechtural design itself, clean, industrial, and spacious.
Three of rewarded artists are sharing the space for this show. There are thirteen of my mostly recent prints are flawlessly displayed over the four walls. The voices and laughters echoed the gallery and it was echoed through the gallery and it was so invigorating. I thank you so much for everyone who made an effort to come for the event and for those who purchased my work. It was such a memorable evening to begin 2021 and I feel so fulfilled with more ambitious energy to step forward. Those who missed the opening, the show will sustain through February (Fridays and Saturdays) and I will be on the floor on the 13th between 12-5pm. Life is good!
Inauguration Day tomorrow, a new day of everything. The pandemic sustains yet I feel refreshed with the New Year, new days, and something hopeful. I have been printing constantly and it gives me a meaningful reason to welcome everyday. A "surprise" show is coming up in February at Space Annex. The opening is Feb.5th and I will be showing a dozen or so my large prints at the space. Since I have never shown my work in a gallery setting more than two works at the same time, this will be a dream-come-true like moment for sure. Needless to say, I feel so thankful for being selected for the show and for being able to remark the day as my new day. Keep on printing.
December, 2020, really. Life around me seems like in the "ordinary" holiday mood, twinkling many front yards, piling up gifts items at storefronts, continuous holiday musics on radio, and etc, etc.. Being in the studio under this circumstance is a blessing and I feel so real and meaningful, meaningful to stride forward. I am currently showing 14 pieces of my prints at Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery, one of the landmarks on Pearl Street Mall. Honestly I have not seen the display of my works since I dropped them off sometime ago but hopefully my work brings a new layer of cheer to the gallery and help the gallery business as well. We are all helping each other regardless we are aware of or not. For this holiday season, a sense interdependency and conformity is even so profound. Let us overcome together. Peace to everyone....
Here is my first blog.