As a world class procrastinator, I really only respond to drop-dead due dates. I’ve had quite a few over the past few weeks – one for a solo show proposal, one for my featured artist spot at Palette 22 and several for various shows and markets throughout Northern Virginia.
Sometimes it’s good to create art under deadline pressure. Normally I might spend a lot of time second-guessing whether a piece is done. Does it need another layer of paint or some other papers? Should I change the grout color? Did I pick the right matt or the right frame? When you have to take a photo and submit the piece before midnight, you just have to move on.
The result of all this activity is that along with being the featured artist at Palette, or as my friend Maria likes to call it, “Ms. June,” my artwork will appear in at least five different venues this month. These include:
Palette 22 – the restaurant where I have been one of the artists in residence since March 2017 – will have my featured artist wall up til July -- 4053 Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA
Former site of Capitol City Brewing Co – Palette has installed a temporary art exhibit in the vacant restaurant site – 2700 Quincy St., Arlington, VA
New District Brewing Co – this independent brewery in the Shirlington neighborhood of Arlington has a show called Keys and Bridges up through July – 2709 Oakland St, Arlington, VA
Chakras show at Del Ray Artisans – this month’s exhibit features artwork inspired by the seven chakras – 2704 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Va
Uncommon Alexandria show at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital – this 3-month show depicts unexpected sites in my adopted hometown – 2660 Duke St., Alexandria, VA
Mother of Light First Annual Bazaar – one-day market at St Anthony’s Catholic Church, 3305 Glen Carlyn Rd., Falls Church, VA – Saturday, June 8th from 9am-3pm
I hope you can visit me and my artwork at one of these places over the next month to see what I’ve created! I especially hope you can join me at Palette on Monday, June 17th from 6-9pm for my reception. Thanks so much, Eileen