Today was my last day as a printmaking technician and art demonstrator after a year and a half at Keyano College. It was sad and I didn’t want it to end but at the same time I’m very excited to be moving forward.
For the rest of the month, I will be doing a lot of visual research, picking up things that look interesting and then photographing or scanning them, reading, listening to a lot of music, walking in the woods, watching a lot of movies, running… This is my hiatus from the studio and it will mean even less activity on Tumblr. However, I will be back when my residency starts on June 5!
I’ll see you guys around.
I have been busy.
The students’ graduation show opened two weeks ago and it was well-attended. They sold 80% of their work in one night and the sales and inquiries of their artwork continued days after. It was a great show and I believe they were very happy with their accomplishments and relieved that the year has finally come to a close. I brought a camera that night and had it with me the whole time but I was so caught up in the moment and ended up not taking a single photograph. It was a great show. Erin and I grabbed a couple of drinks and toasted to a memorable year and the legacy of our program as we opened Keyano College Visual Art & Design Program’s last graduation show.
I applied to a call for artists three weeks ago after being convinced by Erin. I got shortlisted, interviewed, and today I received a call offering me a spot in the Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency Program! I’m so honoured to be a part of it. My friend Luke Maddaford is also one of this year’s artists in residence and it will be a thrill sharing a studio space and seeing him work. I planned to go on a hiatus until September but I guess I’m spending the summer making new work!
Also from today: I met up with my mentor, Robin Smith-Peck, at the University of Alberta Fine Arts Building before dropping off my portfolio. She showed me around the building and introduced me to some people and then we had a great time catching up over lunch. She’s very positive about my application for admission to BFA and I trust her completely. I am so excited to see more of her again when I move to Edmonton soon.
My mind has been constantly ticking for the past three weeks and it has become really bad this week.
I can’t seem to shut it off.
So many internal dialogues, so many distractions, so little time.
Thank you for all the valuable feedback on this post. I appreciate it, friends!
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