This must be my week!! ONE OF A KIND HERE I COME!
I just received a phone call from Toronto... I've been selected, by a jury, to exhibit in the ONE OF A KIND SHOW, featuring one of a kind items in CANADA!!! Sooooo excited!!!
Not only that, I've qualified for the NEW ARTISAN SCHOLARSHIP, alleviating 50 percent of my booth cost. This is HUGE!!! When my booth was going to cost around $5,000!!!
The ONE OF A KIND SHOW will be in March 2017. Please mark a day on the calendar to come see me in TORONTO!!!
Amazing Night, Amazing People! All Artists Must Experience This Next Year!
So I've had the night of my life at the ETA Awards in Toronto. I won THRIVING ARTIST 2016! All your help and votes in the poll rounds have been so appreciated!
I don't like to bring up negativity, but I feel like I need to explain a bit about what happened on the weekend since there were a few negative posts on my Facebook. One artist wasn't happy with my win. Long story short, the curator of the awards told me I needed to accept the award and enjoy it and that I deserved the Award 100%!! So I'm going to!!!
We stayed at the Toronto Hilton, which was amazing in it's self!! We ate and slept like kings and queens!
I worried so much about parking the giant uhaul, but after a few rounds of neighbourhood scoping we were able to park pretty close for the night FREE! On the other hand the hotel parking for our second vehicle was $48!! Unbelievable for one night!!
I went to the Awards as Harley Quinn. The costume was a hit. One of the artists had a large painting of "Harley Quinn destroys Toronto". One of the photographers had to have the picture of me and the artist with the work. "Kind of a cool pun".
I met so many amazing, genuine, positive people. It blew me away! I was wondering when I first joined this group, if I would be an outsider, not fitting in. Instead I met so many like minded people!! I connected with them instantly, like lost brothers and sisters! So full of light!
I had the most wonderful evening in spite of the previous glitch, that I would love to volunteer next year to help in the festivities. I would love more artists from this area to apply, to exhibit, and to experience what I had the honour to experience Friday night!!!
Here's the artwork I was honoured to be photographed with!!
Come Support Me at The ETA Awards!
As the ETA awards narrow in on 2 weeks away, there have been many things that I need to prepare for. Being the Awards are in downtown, congested, wall to wall trafic Toronto, much preparation regarding transportation of my work, hotel rooms, costumes, and many other details need to be addressed.
I've rented a pretty big uhaul to transport my art. This seems all fine and dandy until you start thinking about details. Such as, where the f*** do you park the thing when the gala is going on. It's hard enough to find a space for a car, can you imagine a 26 foot truck? Super stressing about that one!! Plus where do you unload such a big payload at the venue?? Is there loading docks? Large enough doors for my work? And not to mention, how to secure the sculptures in the cabin so they won't get damaged. All to be worked out on location I guess!! STRESSING!!
Now the gala is super hero themed! The artists are to be dressed up like super heroes (which we are) lol. I've decided not to go with a traditional superhero costume but to vary from the norm. If anyone knows me, I'm an ARMY GIRL! Who is more than deserving of the title SUPER HERO than a member of the army? A REAL LIFE SUPERHERO!
Everyone has been asking me if I've made the final 3 for THRIVING ARTIST. Answer is... I don't know. Nothing has been posted on the status. And to be honest with you, it's been driving me crazy!!!
So if your looking for something to do OCTOBER 21st. Come join me and my newly found friends for an evening of superheroes and art. And if I make the final 3 for Thriving Artist, you may join in for a LIVE VOTE, to help me try to secure the title!!
You may purchase tickets here:
"Art is a personal thing. When you invest in a piece of art, you buy a piece of that artist. The artist knows every curve, every stroke, every tiny detail in the creation of each piece. Each creation puts a personal intimate part of that artist on display for the whole world to see"