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Mark Montano Postcard Swap

Mark Montano is hosting a postcard swap–WOW! Submit 10 postcards and receive 10 in the mail–so it cost $10 to participate! I had lots of fun creating 12 collage postcards using recycled mat board, color pencils, a gold crayon, acrylic paint, a small stencil, and images of women. Postcards due by August 30, 2020–check his Facebook page for details–https://www.facebook.com/MarkMontanoLA

ARTpath Artist Talk

On July 14th I enjoyed discussing “Chain of Compassion” and its’ evolution with ARTpath visitors. It was beautiful evening and we spent about an hour talking about the “Chain.” Everyone asked insightful, interesting questions!

Many thanks to the wonderful crew at Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center who make ARTpath happen! Thanks to the City of Lansing for providing an outdoor art gallery to the community with River Trail. And I deeply appreciate the Kramer Management Group for financially backing “Chain.”

ARTpath Repairs

This week I’m crocheting more hearts for “Chain of Compassion,” which is fun! When I checked my ARTpath installation over the weekend, I noticed several hearts were missing. So I am trying to fill in empty spots this week.

Aerial View

I stood on the Oakland Street Bridge today and looked down on my installation, “Chain of Compassion.” The hearts are still holding strong! ARTpath 2020 is sponsored by the Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center (Lansing, Michigan).

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ICAD 2020

Index Card a Day 2020 runs June-July each year and is hosted by Tammy Garcia of Daisy Yellow https://daisyyellowart.com/icad-base. I am using white 3X5″ index cards. It is such a fun and stimulating project–I like to participate if possible. The goal is to enjoy yourself and try out new things. I am looking forward to ICAD 2021!!

Sari silk ribbon with machine stitching

I Won 3rd Place!


“Happy June from TheArtList! 
 “Art takes courage.” –  Henri Matisse. We are thrilled to recognize a few fantastic artists who submitted their work to our monthly art contest in May: 1st Place: Deana Markus, 2nd Place: Nathan Moon, 3rd Place: Jane Reiter, and most audience votes Viewer’s Choice: Donna Maine Smith.  We post new calls several times a week – and occasionally some of them have a very short submission window.  – TheArtList.com Editors

Deana Markus - Artist of the Month

FIRST PLACE WINNER: Deana Markus was selected as the Artist of the Month with her painting: Winter Barns.  Deana Markus is a self-taught artist who has been seriously creating art since 2011.  She began by using colored pencil and enjoys that medium immensely.  As Deana began to develop her personal style she found that she needed additional mediums to express what her spirit wants to share, such as colored pencil, oils, acrylics, and pastels. See more of her work and at: https://www.theartlist.com/aom_06_20.html

Nathan Moon

SECOND PLACE WINNER: Nathan Moon is a West Asian artist who lives in Oakland, CA with his wife and children. He graduated from University of California at Davis in 1995 with a B.A. of Fine Arts. He has worked with some of the most influential artists of our time, including Frank Stella, Jeff Koons and Bruce Nauman. Current works are watercolor and guache on cotton rag paper. Visit Nathan’s website to see more of his work at: https://www.nathan-moon.com/

Jane Reiter

THIRD PLACE WINNER: Jane Reiter is an artist living in Delta Township, Eaton County, MI. She uses mixed media collage as her primary expression, incorporating fiber, yarn and fabric along with stitching and glueing.  Love of color, pattern, texture and a sense of humor infuses her artwork.  Visit Jane’s website to see more of her work at: https://retreadart.com/

ARTpath Installed!

Chain of Compassion is in place on the River Trail, by the Oakland Street Bridge. It was a bit soggy and drippy getting installed but it looks great! The parking lot driveway is directly opposite of O’Leary Paints’ parking lot on Oakland.  The driveway is between Center Street and the bridge–on the north side of the bridge (right hand side).  There’s a small parking lot–when you get out you’ll see an ARTpath metal sculpture to your right.  TURN LEFT towards the bridge and you’ll see the installation close to the bridge.  ARTpath is on view until August 31st–check it out. https://lansingartgallery.org/2020-artpath-map/ HOORAY for Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center!