2013 Next Step Fund Grant from the Minnesota Regional Arts Council / McKnight Foundation!
Carousel Cat, 24x24", mixed media
(My collaboration with Michael Cina, Joseph Belk and Carly Shoen for Working Title.)
This is a super big deal for me- my first grant ever-
and I am sooooo over the moon about my project!
My grant is for "funding to research, create, and document a body of large-scale paintings based on vintage carousel animals and traditional carousel vignette paintings."
(AKA: ROAD TRIP!!!)
I'm cuckoo for carousel animals.
This spring I'll be taking my fascination (obsession?) with vintage carousel animals on the road to visit old school carousels throughout the US.
See how crazy I am about carousels?
This is me and my friend Ngoc on the carousel in Central Park. Thanks for the pic, Amy Crickenberger Oeth.
AND THEN- I'm going to make some big paintings and have a solo exhibition at the soon-to-open Public Functionary gallery in Northeast Minneapolis.
Will you donate via Kickstarter to help give Public Functionary wings?
Limited edition prints of my painting, "Stampede", at the $100 level:
Thank you for reading. I'll post more about my travel/project here soon.