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!
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:
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
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:
Artist Statement 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!
It was a day spent pondering new ideas, allowing the dreaming of big giant dreams and fearlessly opening doors. It was spent acknowledging the growth and progress made from the past, exploring the future and appreciating the present.
It was a good day. The “to do list” did not get too many checks on it. But there will be time tomorrow.
I am grateful. I just wanted to share that with you.