All posts filed under: Announcements

15th Anniversary Salon Exhibition

I’m pleased to invite you to visit the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts’ 15th Anniversary Salon Exhibit. The Show will run from September 25th through December 18, 2021. Opening Reception: Saturday, 9/25, 6:30-8:30 Gallery Talk: Saturday, October 9, 12-1:30Special Event: Saturday, November 20, TBA Location: Tracy Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Avenue, Tracy, CA 95376, 209-831-6278 All events are free and open to the public. This celebratory, salon-style exhibition is a special event in recognition of the 15th Anniversary Season at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts. My work has been included with over 40 invited artists that are featured in this fun and unique presentation across the Galleries. I hope to see you there!

Smithsonian Craft-Optimism 2021

I’m soooo soooo (soooo) excited to be announcing that my work has been accepted into Smithsonian’s Craft-Optimism, a curated, climate-conscious makers’ market. It was no easy feat to be included, so I consider it a great honor. Each of the 100+ artists had to be nominated to enter, then pass through a rigorous jury prior to acceptance. The result? The best of the best in beautifully-made, handcrafted American goods that educate the public about climate change or inspire or model a sustainable response to climate change. It’s the FIRST show of its kind. The show is being produced by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee (the same committee that organizes the well-known Smithsonian Craft Shows.) Proceeds of the event support grants to the Smithsonian. Visit CraftOptimism.si.edu to view the craft categories and pre-register to see the show at Bidsquare.com. More details will follow, but until then, you can print off the flyer (below). Also, Please sign up for my newsletter if you’d like early access to viewing the entire show. I will be allowed to invite a …

New Gallery: Cobalt Fine Arts

I’m excited to announce a new gallery is representing my work: Cobalt Fine Arts Gallery in Tubac, Arizona. Cobalt Fine Arts Gallery is a celebration of southwest contemporary art and the visions and perspective of the artists that live here.  Founded in 2002 by a grandfather-mother-daughter trio, Cobalt Gallery has grown from a family passion project into one of the leading art galleries in Arizona.  A long-standing part of Tubac’s historic art community, Cobalt focuses on painting as well as art glass, ceramics, jewelry and high-quality craft. Each piece has a distinctive take on color and dimension, providing visitors with rich visual and emotional experiences. This rich curated mix of fine art, jewelry and gifts is a must-see for collectors and art enthusiasts alike. Much of Cobalt’s emergence can be credited to majority partner and director Mesia Hachadorian (pronounced Meesha). She is an art lover who comes from a family of artists and has studied with curators in Florence, Tuscany, Rome and Venice. Her keen eye for color and fine detail, as well as her love for art, …

Announcement: Gift Shop

Big Announcement! I have added a gift shop to my website. <start celebration> I’m super excited about it, so I hope you don’t mind if I stop writing for a second and do a little celebration dance. (woop woop!) </end celebration> On with the details! In my day-to-day, I make a lot of small things while I wait for the kiln to run on larger projects. For example, instead of making test tiles, I often make small jewelry pieces to test out colors and ideas. It’s a fun outlet. So, I’ve decided to add them to a small gift shop on my site. The shop will not carry any of my gallery work – you’ll still find all of those pieces where you usually do. Instead, the gift-shop will only feature items that are not available for wholesale. To get there, you can follow the “Gift Shop” Link, click on the image link, or look for the shop link on social media. Working hard to add more items all the time. See you there?

Sorry/Not Sorry

Oh boy, buckle up your digital seat belts because your inbox/facebook feed/IG is about to be blasted with loads of reclaimed glass offerings. Here’s why: Each month, I’m dedicating time to update and refinish my “art business infrastructure.” And this month? It’s a full force effort in to fixing up my website. I’m ready to admit I’ve let it fall behind under the guise that I am going to move it to another platform. But, after some research, I’ve realized that all it really needs is some extra effort. So . . . here’s what you should know right now: Sorry in advance for what is about to be a digital storm. (Sorry/not sorry?) I will also be updating new jewelry and other small items into the webshop. It’s okay if you’ve never noticed it – I never really announced it because I built it as a beta test. To apologize for the imminent e-blizzard and to thank you for reading this far, I’m offering an additional 25% off all items listed in the webshop …

I’m Taking the Artist Support Pledge

Have you heard of the Artist Support Pledge? It was started by Matthew Burrows.org to help artists during the pandemic. The idea is simple: artists will post affordable pieces on instagram, and when the sales threshold has been met, artists commit to using a percentage of the sales proceeds to purchase artwork from other artists who have committed to the pledge. The result of the pledge is that one sale will support many artists. Like Everyone, Artists are Struggling In the US at least, most artists are not qualifying for economic aid designated for small business owners. Even as I write this post, the highly publicized expanded unemployment benefits have not been set up. Artists are struggling, and at this point, there is no clear end in sight. But, the #artistsupportpledge is something we can do right now. Here is my commitment: All sales made through my online gift shop of small and studio sale items will count toward the threshold. I am committed to adding more small pieces in the following weeks. I will …

New Gallery: Seattle Glass Blowing Studio

I’m thrilled to announce that my work can now be found at Seattle Glass Blowing Studio gift shop in Seattle, Washington. I remember visiting this studio early in my glass-making journey and being completely in awe. I hope you will stop by and feel the same wonderment if you find yourself in the area. Seattle Glassblowing Studio is an interactive art gallery and creative studio offering high-quality, custom-made glass art products made in the pacific northwest and nationally. SGS provides an opportunity for all ages to experience, learn and enjoy glassmaking techniques. Seattle Glass Blowing Studio2227 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 (206) 448-2181seattleglassblowing.com HISTORY Seattle Glassblowing Studio was founded in 1991 by Cliff Goodman in the tradition of the studio glass movement. After beginning his career in glass in 1976, Cliff attended the famous Pilchuck School and studied alongside glass master Fritz Driesbach. Cliff’s artwork is featured in collections around the world. The Seattle Glassblowing Studio mission is to provide an unforgettable glassblowing experience to all our visitors and deliver world-class training to the next …

Gottling Home Store

New Gallery: Gottling Home Store

If you’re headed to The Aloha State, be sure to stop into the Gottling Home Store at The Shops at Wailea! GOTTLING Home Store is a Luxury home furnishing and art gallery located in The Shops at Wailea, the premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination of the Wailea Resort community on Maui. The home store was founded by the established interior designer Karl D. Gottling, creator of the Madison Avenue-style showroom next to Tiffany & Co. and PRADA. His grandiose 3,500 square foot retail space showcases an impressive collection of fine antiques and new furniture. Represented are also over 37 renowned Maui artists, (and now, Mira Woodworth from California!) whose original artworks are prominently displayed. Wood and stone sculptures as well as paintings, and art glass can be enjoyed here while browsing. Gottling has made his mark in designing luxury resorts, villas, and restaurants internationally. GOTTLING HOME STORE The Shops at Wailea3750 Wailea Alanui Drive EW23Kihei, HI 96753Telephone: 1-808-280-7979

New Gallery!

I am pleased to announce that my work is now represented by Zense Home Collection in Palm Dessert! Although this is a brand new store (now open!), this is not Zense’s first. Zense also has a unique fashion accessories shop. Zense is the Eastern practice of integrating the five senses to achive ultimate harmony and fulfillment. To find out more, head over for a treat of carefully curated objects for the home. Zense Home 73255 El Paseo Ste 3 .  Palm Desert , CA 92260