Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thank You-s to my contributing funders!

Firstly, thanks to the USA Projects web platform for hosting my online fundraiser for my
Arctic Circle project!

AND a personal shout-out to my awesome funders!  Thanks for being part of this!  I look forward to sharing my adventure, pictures, and more with you.  You make this possible.  Me, in the Arctic Circle.

Julie Ruth
Karen Faith
Chris Hall
Jim and Wendy Franzen
Dan Gilsdorf
Keri Straka and family
Hillary Reid
Wendy Oehlman and Jie Jie Tang
Aili Schmeltz
Kate Hoch
John Tagiuri
Harmony Hammond
Derek Cavens
Lisa Gordon
David Licata
Kaye Miller
Hannes Juetting
Tommy and Claudia Grace
Vivian Pratt
Alex Rosenberg
Cristina deGennaro
Jeremy Lotz
Lisa Dahl
Erin Elder
Nancy McTague-Stock
Susan Sakash
Nancy Fleming
Roswell AiR Program and the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art
Leonie Weber
Theresa Pfarr
Ven Voisey
Nancy Lord
Molly Hutton
Erik Gilje
Andrew Neumann
John Osorio-Buck
Priscilla Stadler
Marc and Hyon-Hee Georg
Julie Cassata
Bill and Kaye-Jean Furlong
Sarah Benjamin
Jessica Rylan Piper
Fred Sterner and MaryAnne McQuillan
Liz Chaplin
Matt Szosz
Mike Calway-Fagen
Stephanie Belle-Tschanz
Ethan Jackson
Serena Fox
Jaqueline Malouf
Meghan Gordon
Robert Frampton
Seth Marois
Sandrine Schaefer
Pat and Rudi Georg
AND my two anonymous donors.

I can't wait to arm wrestle the polar bears on Longyearbyen, Svalbard to send your "before and after" postcards and to post images right here on my blog!

Thank you Thank you!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Fundraising success!!!!

to everyone who contributed to my Arctic Circle project and for forwarding the info and sharing the link to my fundraiser on USA Projects!  We raised $4,500 !  I am going to Svalbard Norway and The Arctic Circle residency this fall.  Yay!

Thank you so much for your support!

Thursday, August 2, 2012



Cedra Wood and myself co-applied for a grant (generally about $7500) through SITE Santa Fe.  SPREAD is a sliding-scale fee dinner party in which the finalists (six this session) get to pitch their big IDEA to the crowd and they vote on it, whoever wins the most votes gets a box of cash at the end of the night.

Cedra and I are both going on The Arctic Circle residency on an ice-breaking Barquentine departing Svalbard Norway this autumn.  We seek funding for the program, travel, materials, and ice gear!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

send me to the ARCTIC!

It takes just a moment... and a donation as small as TEN DOLLARS gets you cool handwritten, fun postcards from me to you-- from the ARCTIC CIRCLE!  cool, right?

It gets better the more you contribute.  Act NOW, only two weeks left!

Sunday, May 6, 2012


I was recently awarded the Lighton International Artists Exchange Program grant from the Kansas City Artists Coalition to help fund my Arctic Circle residency this fall!

What does this mean?  It covers a good chunk of my travel to Norway and the program fees!  I'm going to Svalbard to board an ice-breaking Barque and cruise the arctic!  Killer whales, arctic fox, giant Lion's Mane Jellies, and polar bears are a distinct possibility.... plus this remote, silent landscape.

Friday, December 30, 2011

back in the saddle again!

yup.  I'm back at it.  Picked up where I left off a year ago in Taos at the Wurlitzer.  Pretty much right back there.  (You know... I finished that res Dec. 1, 2010 and flew to Boston for the BCA residency to do a drawing project for a few months.  Then to Jentel in Wyoming and then my 6 month PCT hike)

It's good to be in the Southwest in good mellow living and making sailorly wild west work.  Wait till you see the big leather piece I've got planned....  this should keep me busy?!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

life after the PCT in Santa Fe

I completed my thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail (2,650 mi from Mexico to Canada) on Oct. 10, 2011.
Just received my medal! more on my PCT hike blog

I moved into a live/work art studio in Santa Fe on Nov 1.
I took a job as scenic carpenter for the Santa Fe Opera and began Nov. 21.

Things are pretty good.  My joints seem well recovered from the hike, though I'm still stiff and my hips don't move right.  I'm doing yoga regularly to work on that, and running very regularly.  I ran my first race (only a 5K).

I look forward to resuming my studio practice and getting this Wild West work going!  But I also have to plan and fundraise for my arctic project next fall - the Arctic Circle residency.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Drawing show up thru late November

22nd Drawing Show ResiduePDFPrintE-mail

Opening Reception | Friday, October 14th, 6-8pm

Artist and Curator Talk | Thursday, November 3rd, 6-8pm

Curated by Steven Holmes, Adjunct Curator, Bass Museum, Miami & Curator, Cartin Collection