Happy 2023, with a sincere apology for this major delay. As I have just returned from visiting my folks in Osaka, Japan, after four years of blank due to the pandemic, things seem to be more positive and uplifting. The visit in Japan was a short yet I was able to manage to accomplish a few missions that was associating with the sale of my parents old house, sadly. Seeing some nostalgic personal items in my old room was surprisingly a heartbreaking experience yet
knowing that a new ownership of the house will give the house something a lot more meaningful than being totally vacant for years helped me to take a deep breath with a comfort. During the pandemic four years, many businesses and residences around my parents neighborhood were replaced and renewed. Feeling selfishly sad and conflicting I see "my place" is disappearing in silence.
There is not much for the show announcement during my production time, fall/winter. However while I was in Japan, I was informed that I have been accepted to the 2023 Cherry Creek Art Festival! It is always such a delightful email to receive. I was jumping in the bed in Osaka when I received this good news! Happy February!
My sincere apology first, for having this stretched absence from update. In fact I didn't even realize that I had not written this page this long! It's THAT bad!! The spring 2022 as a reflection, was a full of activities that mainly associated with MoPrint 2022. The various events that were well planned and organized were such a success in many ways, personally and as a whole. I was able to show my works in multiple locations in town and received the second place at one gallery jury show. The DAM demo with many printmaking colleagues was surely a peak of the whole events and the venue was just perfect as well. When May kicks in, suddenly the summer shows planning list began to invade my head. Meanwhile social gatherings with dear friends also began to hold my weekends. Since we were so inactive and reluctant last summer due to the pandemic, this year many seem to optimize this liberal ambiance! Fortunately I have been accepted to the three shows that I had wished for this year. Cherry Creek, Art League and Greenwood. This year however the kickoff show won't be the Students League which is different. The Cherry Creek show will go back to the neighborhood location which I am so elated. It is the tradition that we honor and cherish, as much as I was thankful for the opportunity but the parking location simply did not deliver the same show atmosphere. On a side note, I have a wonderful commission order back in April/May and all ten large works were ship to Palm Spring, California to cherish the client's dining space. The client were from Cheesman Park show some years ago and I was contacted so unexpectedly. Year by year I see a bit of but a very precious step of progress, progress of my endeavor. The progress I envision is not an upward direction but expanding my world of imagination. Keep on printing! Thanks everyone.
It's a late greeting but I sincerely wish all the readers a healthy and prosperous New Year. I waited for this blog to post because I wanted to give you a good news. I am delightful to announce that I have been accepted to the Cherry Creek Art Festival 2022! Yes, to the big goal and I am really elated. Since the Cherry Creek show is always the first one to find in the early part of a year, wether if you are invited or not, it is really good to have a good and big goal at front so that the everything else will follow like yearly planning. This is also a year for MoPrint, the biennial regional printmaking celebration, so many shows and events are coming up in the March/April window.
For some specific info, please check "Events/Shows" section of this website.
I am pumped up. Keep on printing!
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!
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