Friends, one of the goals I set for myself this year was to connect with the greater arts community in Austin, TX and show work in new venues. Although it’s slow going for this introvert, I’m grateful to have the opportunity to connect with Big Medium and the artists involved with this amazing non-profit org. Big Medium puts on the extremely popular EAST and WEST Austin studio tours every year, as well as the Texas Biennial.
To help support these important cultural events in Austin, Big Medium is throwing a super fun party and exhibition, Due WEST, on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 from 7 – 10pm at University Park, 3300 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78705. The exhibit includes works from over 200 WEST artists, including myself, available to collectors. (Wouldn’t an original artwork from a local Austin artist totally make your mama’s Mother’s Day?) Enjoy tastes from some of Austin’s best restaurants, including La Condesa and Gelateria Gemelli, with cocktails by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, JuiceLand and Chameleon Cold-Brew, beer from Austin Beerworks, cider from Austin Eastciders. Also featuring special performances from Roseminna Watson and Church of the Friendly Ghost.
You can save some money and buy advance tickets, $55 each or $100 per couple, or at the door for $65 each. My husband and I will be there and I would absolutely love to invite you to join us. It’ll be a great time AND you’ll be supporting local artists! The image to the left is a sneak peek of my piece showing at Due WEST, “She Remembers the Meat Market,” 12×12″, Oil on Panel, $235.
Austin Visual Arts Association and Austin Artspace have been generous enough to allow me to be part of their WEST exhibit for the studio tour. Save the date for this FREE event, WEST Austin Studio Tour, and bring the whole family, May 9&10th and May 16&17th, 2015. More details to come!