Elemental Connection Exhibit

This week I drove up to North Creek, NY in the Adirondacks to hang an exhibit with my mom and sister - Elemental Connection.

carefully hanging work

carefully hanging work

My sister, Bryanna Millis, works in mixed media with photographs, collage and painting. Her work is focused on the role of water in Jordan, as she has spent a decade working in that region professionally. More about her work can be seen here.

My mom, Joanne Millis, works in mixed media and ceramics, and has a tremendous amount of work in this show - some new and some spanning the history of her work.

My work in the show includes recent prints and paintings primarily. Recent work can be seen in my Portfolio, paintings here and prints here.

The exhibit is at the Widlund Gallery at Tannery Pond Center in North Creek, NY July 28- August 28, 2019.

If you plan to be in the area, please save the date for a few special events throughout the month:

  • Exhibition Reception with the artists Aug 2, 5-7pm

  • Meet the Artists and Pottery Sale Aug 4, 5-6pm

  • Artist Talk and Demonstration August 10, 4pm

  • Meet the Artists and Pottery Sale Aug 18, 3-4:30pm

If you can’t visit in person, here are a few previews and I will also share work on my Instagram throughout the month!

one wall with work by Bryanna and my painting in the middle

one wall with work by Bryanna and my painting in the middle

another wall with Bryanna’s work and five of my small paintings

another wall with Bryanna’s work and five of my small paintings

Making an Impression - 16th Annual Printmakers Show at Newburyport Art Association

As a member of the Printmakers Featured Artist Group at the Newburyport Art Association, I was able to participate in their annual show this week. The reception was on Saturday and another printmaking friend, Cara Gonier, made a video of the reception. I asked Cara if she would mind me sharing the video here. It is so great, and gives you a feeling like you were there. Also, you get a glimpse of each artists’ work… really such a strong show!

Show is on view through July 7, 5pm.

Please take a look at Cara’s work, both paintings and prints. Her work is so beautiful, moody, and ethereal. She has a unique sensitivity to paint, light and color!

Ok - here is the video!

2019 Word of the Year - plus upcoming classes and exhibits!

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Do you choose a word of the year? I did for the first time in 2018 - Flow. I loved the opportunity to set goals for the year ahead and use this word throughout the year in my art.

My 2019 word? FOCUS … I want to:

  • Focus my attention on art and projects that give me joy (and less on distractions)

  • Focus on my health and nurturing my family

  • Focus on going deeper with how spirituality plays a role in my life

  • Focus on connections

Coming up for 2019 I have a few things scheduled already - exhibits, workshops, and more!

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Join me and yogi Elizabeth Brown for a weekend yoga retreat to prepare for the new year. As a part of this retreat, I am teaching a bookbinding class for us to make a journal to prepare for and reflect in throughout 2019. We will use special papers that I have collected (and you can bring meaningful papers from home) to build this special book. I’ll provide the lesson and some time for reflection after one of Elizabeth’s amazing classes. Four yoga classes, chef on site for all meals provided, amazing connections to be made.

Want to come? Email me or Elizabeth@steepedingrace.com directly… it will really be an awesome way to kick off the year!

Plus, I have scheduled four classes in Newburyport at Newburyport Art Association. You can find more about those on my workshop page. Registration is open and I’ve heard people are signing up already, so now is the time to plan this into your schedule! Link to sign up here.

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I will be scheduling other classes this year soon. Join my mailing list to be informed of new class announcements as they come up throughout the year!

I’m also in four planned exhibits and I am working on adding a few more. The details:

Crows, Group Show at Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA. RECEPTION 1/11 5-7pm

New Members Show 2019 at Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA RECEPTION 1/12 7-9pm

Printmaking Group Show 2019 at Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA June 25 - July 7, 2019.

Three Women, Small Group Show (with my mom and sister!) at Tannery Pond Gallery, North Creek, NY July 27 - August 29, 2019. 

What are your plans for this coming year? I’d love to hear your word of the year! Send me a note!

At the Waters Edge, Cold Wax and Oil Painting

At the Waters Edge, Cold Wax and Oil Painting

Pressing Matters - MGNE Open Members Show September 28-November 2, 2018

My print “Mandala: Peace” ready for hanging

My print “Mandala: Peace” ready for hanging

I am excited to have a piece in the upcoming open members exhibit of the Monotype Guild of New England (MGNE). “Pressing Matters” will be on view at Lynn Arts, (enter on 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA September 28 - November 2, 2018.

Barbara and I chatted it up while waiting for artists to drop off their work

Barbara and I chatted it up while waiting for artists to drop off their work

I recently joined MGNE at the advice of some new printmaking friends and was quickly recruited to help with art work drop off this weekend. Also volunteering was artist Barbara Kedesdy and I enjoyed getting to know her a little better! We helped artists fill out the right forms, unwrap, and prepare to drop off their work. Many artists would bring multiple pieces from other artists in their section of New England as well as their own so a pretty big geographic range is represented in this show!

An artists reception will be held September 28, 5:30-7:30pm and the show is on view from the reception date through November 2,, 2018.

Here are a few snaps of some of the work that was dropped off today. A great variety of printmaking styles and themes - It is going to be a beautiful show!

Barbara’s print in the center, surrounded by some other beautiful work!

Barbara’s print in the center, surrounded by some other beautiful work!

All size works - love both of these pieces

All size works - love both of these pieces

The center piece is a collage of monotypes

The center piece is a collage of monotypes