It doesn’t seem possible that I began Create Art 4 Good seven years ago. I know it didn’t happen over night, It was a lifetime of gathering tools and clarification before making the big jump. Little did I understand at the time that what I craved ultimately was the key to my success. I just wanted to be me- all of me, and move through the world with that. I was frustrated that I felt like I had so much to share but had no venue in which to do so.
Create Art 4 Good was a path to authenticity. I think that embracing all of who we are ultimately serves us and others perfectly.
So here we are. Seven years later! I suppose I not only am excited about all that has been accomplished, but I suppose I am embracing my “seven year itch” with leaving my full-time day position to dedicate all of my time to Create Art 4 Good. This is such a huge dream come true, I cannot even believe my life!
Below find a little video, celebrating the last seven years. I am grateful to you for your love and support. On to the next 7 years!
big love and bigger blessings,
So many good things happening at Create Art 4 Good-
Call 4 Art! – Mandala musing
This is an exhibit based on the art and creation of mandala. All media will be considered entry does not mean acceptance. There will be people’s choice award given at the closing reception to enter- find details here: Mandala Musing.
Holiday Boutique @ Create Art 4 Good:
Looking for beautiful, upscale items for a holiday boutique that will begin on Friday, November 23 and end on December 22, 2018. This is a highly curated event and a limited number of artists will be accepted. I am still looking for:
- gift items
- bath and body care
If you would like to take part, please contact Susan: Susan@CreateArt4Good.org
Submit the following:
- Media you work in
- website/social media pages
- up to ten images of what you would like to offer at this exhibit.
Irondequoit Pop up Art market– as of this writing the decision to move forward with this is HOURS old. If you would like to participate please see the details here: Irondequoit Pop-Up Art Market
Questions? Contact Susan
I am working on my book this week- If you would like to make an appointment to attend the awesome sale that is currently going on- please make an appointment!
I am off to celebrate a family wedding, but guess what? My sweet daughter, Meaghan will be there to share with you the fun in the studio!
So, guess what? In JUST a week, I will be quitting my position of nearly thirteen years to begin the next chapter of my life. It is almost hard to believe. BUT, here we are!
Over the past seven years or so I have grown this business into something that honestly just amazes me. I have said it all along, I have to keep up with the momentum that seems to naturally be occurring. I am certainly not complaining. But this does keep my own on toes.
I believe that it is time now to let go of the past and dive into the future. That said, I am proud of the work I have done in the past. It isn’t that at all. I am just ready to think bigger, do more, dive deeper.
This is where you come in! I have set things out in a Clear the Slate sale! I am offering items up to 75% off. Pretty fancy, right? I hope you will adopt a photo or two, or maybe a few hundred cards- I cannot wait to share what comes next!
blessings to you- thank you for sharing this adventure with me.
Big huge love
P.S. Due to a personal commitment I am not able to be at the gallery on first Friday. My deepest gratitude goes to Stefani Tadio who always seems to generously share her time and talent when there is a need. Please visit Stefani! Buy some art! Make everyone happy – blessings, Susan
Jonathan Schnapp will paint live beginning at noon on Second Saturday! The gallery will be open from 10 am until 3 pm come to watch the master at work!
See this and more on second Saturday! Watch Jonathan create a new painting!
I can hardly believe that it is almost June. The new gallery is thriving with the most wonderful art. I feel really blessed to be a part of facilitating the most incredible exhibits for your viewing and collecting pleasures!
In June we will welcome a talented gentleman that makes me want to write a children’s book so we can collaborate! Jonathan Schnapp’s work is incredible! His characters are charming and delightfully unconventional.
Please save the date- come meet Jon and his cast of characters!
Not convinced yet? Here is what Jon has to say:
by Jonathan Schnapp
“My work in painting is a celebration of everything I love, including bright colors and quirky characters. Appealing to children and grown-ups alike, each picture is a page from a storybook. With the context gone, it is up to the viewer to decipher the rest of the tale.
But what the viewer may not guess is the personal story behind the paint. Having struggled with mental health issues for much of my life, the issue of who I am and my place in the world is always at the forefront. These paintings, as silly and child-like as they are, are often representations of frustration, confusion, and anxiety. The characters each take on an aspect of my experience.
Chickens represent cowardice, crocodiles bring deception, cows are apathetic. Seeing the characters interact with fantastical environments shows their limits and contradictions, but also their strengths. The result is a work that tells a fun story and teaches me something about myself.”
What’s not to love? Jon’s use of color and movement are positively expiring to me as an artist I LOVE the texture in this piece. I cannot wait to show you in person!
I AM SO EXCITED!
See you soon! June is almost here!
The gallery will be closed tonight due to circumstances beyond my control.
However, I will happily see you this Saturday, May 12th from 10 am to 3 pm!
Nancy Radzik and her amazing sculptures will also be there!
Trust your path.
It isn’t always easy.
In the middle of a big HUGE transition, I find myself not reacting as most would think I should. This introspection seems steeped with the need to process every miniature decision as a major game changer. I see the world differently, opportunities with fresh eyes and what I currently live daily as the beginning of the past.
I have believed for decades that everything will always be okay as long as you walk along with your conscience heart. These days I am challenged to live this out loud, as I transition from working comfortably for someone else to being on my own, making dreams and other wild things come true.
So, live out loud I shall.
Trust the path. It is yours.
blessings, courage, & love,
I love the idea of reaching you exactly where you are. I am passionate about sharing the inspiration to create art. I want you to find that beautiful place inside of you and enjoy a safe and creative space.
Maker’s May Bloom- walk with me and create during the month of May!
Tickets can be found here: Maker’s May Bloom
with great big love,
Take a chance and explore your creativity and bloom in the month of May!