Thursday, May 19, 2011

Art Under Glass 2011

This was my display in the Tropcial Greenhouse. My jewelry just looked right in there!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Rawlings Conservatory Exhibit, 3rd Annual Art Under Glass

Allison Fomich, BEST's own Tigerlillyshop will be dipping her toes back into the fine art world this weekend. Appropriately, it will happen in a place close to her heart, the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore.

This is the first time my Tigerlillyshop jewelry line will be exhibited in a fine art setting. I'll be a small part at the 3rd annual fine art exhibit showcasing some of Baltimore's most talented artists. I am very excited to be in a show with the likes of April Wood, John Ruppert, and Joyce Scott!

Visiting the Conservatory a few weeks ago, I met with some of the master garden staff. They generously gave me cuttings and snippets of specimen growing in the various rooms. I have been working on some pieces that are informed directly by the Conservatory's plants. The botanical garden has been a great place to be inspired. I can't wait to show these art pieces, a really new experience for the line!

11:00 am – 12:30pm - Brunch with artists and preview exhibition
$100 per person
reserved tickets

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm - Art exhibition and sale with refreshments
$30 per person in advance
$40 at the door

Patrons can buy tickets here.

Participating artists:
Gloria Askin • Lindsay Bolin • Loring Cornish • Mark Eisendrath • Kevin Fitzgerald • Allison Fomich • Edmond Hardy • Christine Neil • Joe Kabriel • Giselle Kolb • Barbara Z. Lipman • Ursula Marcum • Edmundo Ortega • Megan Schneebaum • Joyce Scott • Steve Stannard • Soledad Salame • John Ruppert • April Wood

Station North Art Festival, Baltimore with Babes

The other day, our wonderful school art teacher Ms. Laura Embereson, pulled me aside in the hall to tell me my daughter will have work on display at this event, and that there will be awards given out like a real art show! I had never heard of the event before, but it sounded intriguing, especially since our daughter's self portrait will be on display. The exhibit is called Aimed for Purpose, very appropriate for a student show.

Thinking back to my own childhood, this event sounds like similar exhibits I showed at. I am artist, who was once a child who enjoyed making art. I remember when my parents encouraged me and my talent, exposing me to events and exhibits like this. A child feels a great sense on accomplishment and pride when they see a piece of their own artwork in an exhibit, out there in the world. I can't wait to share this day with her!

Location : Across from Station North Thrift Store, 1400 Greenmount Ave.
Time: Saturday May 14th, 12-4pm

For more info: Adopt a Block Inc.

Station North Art Festival (SNAF) is a program that is run through Adopt-A-Block, Inc. that involves East Baltimore schools and school-aged children who submit artwork based on a pre-determined theme that is always positive and community based. We collect the artwork from individuals and teachers, it is judged by professional artists, and the top 3 students and top school are awarded several prizes.