>Bright RED Reception

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Last night, I had a great time at the reception for RED: It’s more than a color – presented by the Cambridge Art Association. It was a fantastic event! There was plenty of food, wine, roses, and cupcakes, as well as classical music performed by both a string quartet and a vocalist. And, of course, there was the art! What a fantastic showing of contemporary artwork in all different mediums! I am honoured that my beaded fire truck was selected to be part of this exhibit! I was also thrilled that even the juror, Carl Belz, attended to view his selections in person! It was a very exciting evening. I took a few photos at both CAA galleries, including pics of some of my favourite pieces. Please check my Flickr photoset to view them all! Enjoy!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Lone Beader's RED: It's more than a color  photoset The Lone Beader’s RED: It’s more than a color photoset

RED: It’s more than a color.

Presented by the Cambridge Art Association.

Juried by
Carl Belz,
Director Emeritus,
Rose Art Museum

November 10, 2009 – January 14, 2010

>Wear Something RED

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Just a quick note today to remind everyone that tonight is the opening reception for the Cambridge Art Association’s RED: It’s More Than a Color! If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by University Place Gallery from 6-8pm to check out my beaded fire truck! ๐Ÿ™‚

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RED: It’s more than a color.
Presented by the Cambridge Art Association.

This show was juried by:
Carl Belz,
Director Emeritus,
Rose Art Museum
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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
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EXHIBIT DATES:
November 10, 2009 – January 14, 2010

RECEPTION:
Friday, November 20, 6-8pm in both galleries:
Kathryn Schultz Gallery, 25 Lowell St. Cambridge, MA.
University Place Gallery, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge MA.
Just a short walk from Harvard Square T stop!
Awards: 7pm at University Place.

ADMISSION: Wear at least one red item!! ๐Ÿ™‚

My beaded fire truck, Engine Co. 6, will be displayed at University Place Gallery, 124 Mount Auburn St. Cambridge, MA!

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Please check the Cambridge Art Association‘s website for more details! Thanks for your interest in my beadwork, and I hope to see you there! ๐Ÿ™‚

>The Bead Report

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A few months ago, I submitted a photo & paragraph about my beadwork to The Crafts Report for a future article about beads. Crafts Insight is their monthly online magazine article which shares artists’ business insight with fellow craftspeople. Well, much to my surprise, they included me in the article! There are also insights by several other talented bead artists, including Sherry Serafini. I am honoured! Please stop by and take a peek. Thank you for your interest in my beadwork! ๐Ÿ˜€

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>Pop Art Banner

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beaded pop art car painting bead embroidery Boston artist Etsy banner
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Just a quick post today. I wanted to show you my new Etsy shop banner! I was kind of stressed about it for awhile, but I finally came up with something that I like. I wanted it to represent my current style, as well as what I can do on commission. I plan to add beaded pop art to the shop in the future, so I needed something that really grabs people. I also noticed that The Lone Beader’s Gallery Shop comes up on the same page as Roy Lichtenstein when you Google search ‘pop art car‘! Sweet! ๐Ÿ™‚

>Fire Truck Tour

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beaded Chevy fire truck Bead International 2008 bead embroidery pop art Boston artist beadwork beads for sale CafepressI forgot to mention this earlier, but on Friday I received an email from the Dairy Barn Arts Center. My beaded ’43 Chevy fire truck has been chosen for the Bead International 2008 Touring Exhibit! That means following the gallery exhibition, my fire truck will be shown in museums and other venues all over the country! It also means that I won’t get my bead art back until far into the future – at least 2011! Guess I’m glad I spent top dollar for that custom plexiglass frame at Stanhope Framers… ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Anyways, when I receive a list of venues, I will let you know! And, no, this doesn’t mean that I will extend my Cafepress offerEngine Co. 6 will be available at the Lone Beader’s Boutique now through Sept. 1, ONLY! Get it while you can, and thanks for your interest in my beadwork! ๐Ÿ˜€

>Collector’s Item

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Yesterday, I noticed that the Bead International 2008 & Beyond Basketry book is finally available for sale! If you are unable to go to the exhibit in Athens, Ohio this summer, you can purchase the full-colour catalog through the Dairy Barn Arts Center’s online shop for $24.95. Inside you’ll find great photos of inspiring beaded art, as well as a word from the artists themselves. This is the first time my bead art has ever been published in a book. It is also the last time my real name will be published in reference to my beadwork which means this could be a collector’s item someday… ya neva know… ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Click the book cover below to purchase.)

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Also, don’t forget that just for fun, I have decided to add my beaded fire truck image to my CafePress shop for a LIMITED TIME ONLY. Currently, Engine Co. 6 is available on postcards, a totebag, a coffee mug, a mousepad, and a magnet. Please stop by my shop and take a peek. Thank you for your interest in my beadwork! ๐Ÿ˜€

Bead Dreams 2007

I just checked my mail, and was pleased to find an advance copy of the October issue of Bead & Button Magazine! Included is the following supplement which features the finalists in this year’s Bead Dreams competition. These pieces were exhibited at the 2007 Bead & Button Show which took place in Milwaukee, WI in June.

I am thrilled because my beaded fire truck, Engine Co. 6, is on the second page of this supplement. You can also find images of all of the finalists’ beadwork in the magazine’s gallery on beadandbutton.com. Please take a peek, and remember to pick up a copy of this issue when it hits the newsstand. Enjoy=:)

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