Being a member of an open studio group I rarely get to "do the tour." While staying for a week near Phoenix I lucked out as the Local Studio tour (Sonoran Arts League) was going on. This is no small potatoes tour. 178 artists showing in 44 studios. I was able to visit 10 of the venues today which includes 39 artists. Each home studio was very large with the gallery being most of the home. Various tents were utilized in the yards for additional artists. Signs directing people to studios and parking were abundant, greeters with maps, refreshments, demos. Etc. it was amazing. Now I have to go see the other 30!
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Used canvas and frames from my sister Dana, luckily I brought the big suitcase.
This interesting assortment is from my sister Leslie. There's even a dead wasp! Love the old photo. This all went in my suitcase and one of the glitters opened up on all my clothes. Looked like I was a fairy.
Friday, November 6, 2015
This all started because I have some friends that are married to each other that have different tastes in art. We sat down one day and she told me what things they have in common in their art preferences and who were some artists that they liked their work. I took it upon myself to try to create the perfect piece that they would both like based on her description. This was not a commission just a challenge to myself.
This is a very different kind of painting than I am used to painting. It's always hard to know when you are finished but with an abstract I think it's even harder to know. After many layers. I just sat with it like this for a week or two and was satisfied so I called it done and painted a layer of matte medium over it. I named it Heaven and Earth as that is what it reminds me of. I have entered this in a fundraiser for The Women's and Children's Alliance. The theme was Metamorphosis and I thought this fit perfectly. My friend that inspired this experiment has no idea I even painted this. Can't wait to see what they think. But my ego is not hanging on that as I know I like it and it gave me a new piece for the fundraiser.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
|A is for Apples|
The Treasure Valley Artist Alliance recently put out their call to artists for their next show,
"Cuisine Art." Artists can enter up to 3 pieces and usually one is chosen,
this time I had all 3 accepted!
|C is for Cherry Chocolate Cake|
Collage/Mixed Media/Found Object
This Friday November 6 from 5-8 pm
Boise State Public Radio 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd.
|C is for Carrot|
Found Object/collage/mixed media
If you can't make it Friday, you will have plenty of opportunities
as the show will remain up until January 15th.
Stop in during business hours Monday-Friday 9-5.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
|Art by Nancy Panganiban|
This weekend was the best and the worst.
|Art by Geoffrey C. Everts|
|Art by Pam McKnight|
|Sold my art collage wheel! Lots of great memories in this one!|
|My studio space all cleaned up|
|Temporary Garage Gallery with all three artists' represented|
|Allen Stovall representing Geoff|
In his final days Geoff curated the work shown at the 2015 BOSCO event. His friend and former colleague from Disney Studios, Allen Stovall did such an excellent job of greeting guests and representing Geoff. Many guests marveled at Geoff's creativity and talent on such a beautiful weekend.
|A piece we commissioned from Geoff 8/2015|
Tuesday Geoff passed quietly in his sleep. Rest in peace my friend.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
G is for Grapes
Two weekends ago I volunteered to help promote our Boise Open Studios weekend at a booth at the Capitol City Public Market. One of the women at the Booth really liked the piece above that I was showing for an example of my art and asked if I had anything for the letter O. I said not really, and she asked if I could make one up with "O is for Octopus" and I said sure! I had fun making it and using it as my demo piece during the open studios weekend.
E is for 50 Elephant
So while I was working on "O is for Octopus" at my open studio event. A woman asked me if I had anything with an elephant in it and it was for a 50th birthday. I gave her several suggestions and she said, no I want one just like this - and pointed to the O is for Octopus. I found another little box and made E is for 50 Elephant.
If you have a special request let me know. These small ones start at $35.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
These are put on by St(r)eam coffee and Tea bike. We meet and are offered one of several delicious tea or coffee options.
This week we met at the brand new studio/gallery space of Zion Warne who gave us a glass blowing demo.
The second stop of the day was at the shop of Derek Hurd. Really cool Architecture and furniture design. And he helped out a friend of mine that got a flat tire on the bike I lent her!
Next stop was at Surels place. Artist in residence, Andrew Nemr treated us to a tap dance lesson and show. I had missed his performance in town so was glad to get a chance to meet him in person.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Friends have told me just hire someone, it's not that expensive. But really I just wanted to do it myself AND I wanted to somehow connect this blog and not have to start over with a new blog as well.
So ....I started looking into it for the umpteenth time this past week when the only thing left on my to do list was clean and rearrange the studio and all the art on all the walls in my house and unpack all the boxes of art from past shows. Gulp...didn't want to go there yet...and I've heard Wix.com is easy to publish by yourself.
Well I picked a template and started one- then sent it to my daughter to check it over. Ummm, she tells me "not to be rude, but you've made a big mess of it, would you mind if I had a go with it? This is something that would be really fun for me." Music to my ears!! No, not at all honey... that would be awesome!
She did a great job. Thank you Katherine!
Check it out here: boiseartist.wix.com/pammcknight
Monday, July 20, 2015
|Green is for Envy|
|Finding yellow items...|
|And it opens!|
|Gathering Orange Items|
Stayed tuned for more to come...I would like to create a whole series of these...