Thursday, October 15, 2015

Boise Open Studio Weekend 2015

Art by Nancy Panganiban
For the past several years I have either shared my studio space with artists Nancy Panganiban and Geoff Everts or they have shared theirs with me for the Boise Open Studio Weekend. It's nice to have company and share the experience with good friends.

This weekend was the best and the worst.

Art by Geoffrey C. Everts

Art by Pam McKnight

Sold my art collage wheel!  Lots of great memories in this one!
It was the best weekend yet as far as weather (beautiful temps and no rain) best as far as number of visitors (251) and best as far as sales.

My studio space all cleaned up
Temporary Garage Gallery with all three artists' represented

Allen Stovall representing Geoff
Why was it the worst? My friend Geoff was not able to be present due to advanced stomach cancer. While Geoff was a private person and preferred to limit those knowing about his illness to family and a few close friends, he was surrounded by loved ones during his treatment.

In his final days Geoff curated the work shown at the 2015 BOSCO event. His friend and former colleague from Disney Studios, Allen Stovall did such an excellent job of greeting guests and representing Geoff.  Many guests marveled at Geoff's creativity and talent on such a beautiful weekend.

A piece we commissioned from Geoff  8/2015
Tuesday Geoff passed quietly in his sleep. Rest in peace my friend.  

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Personalized Art Pieces

G is for Grapes

Two weekends ago I volunteered to help promote our Boise Open Studios weekend at a booth at the Capitol City Public Market. One of the women at the Booth really liked the piece above that I was showing for an example of my art and asked if I had anything for the letter O. I said not really, and she asked if I could make one up with "O is for Octopus" and I said sure! I had fun making it and using it as my demo piece during the open studios weekend.
O is for Octopus

E is for 50 Elephant 

So while I was working on "O is for Octopus" at my open studio event. A woman asked me if I had anything with an elephant in it and it was for a 50th birthday. I gave her several suggestions and she said, no I want one just like this - and pointed to the O is for Octopus.  I found another little box and made E is for 50 Elephant. 

If you have a special request let me know. These small ones start at $35.