dedication day of the Buckland Public Library new mosaic sign, August 8, 2015.
Ashfield and Charlemont are nicely featured on the brochure for Shelburne Falls for 2015 tourist season. THese mosaics were created as part of the Shelburne Falls Mosaic Murals project of 2010.
yours truly in Santa Monica in June, 2014 visiting my Blue Jazz kitchen backsplash mosaic
The annual Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) annual meeting will be in Boston on March 13-18 in 2018. Yours truly is in charge of the mosaic marathon, a volunteer effort where conference attendees will create the mosaic I designed for a local Boston organization. A lot of work but very exciting, and an honor to have been selected to head up this undertaking.
Cill Rialaig is history! ( see next post) It was one of the most rewarding and wonderful experiences of my life. I made 10 mosaics while there, and since I have returned made another larger mosaic encapsulating all. I am just now finally finishing up the ones I put together while in Ireland, as I work in the indirect method. I will be posting soon, as today I am doing final cleaning and putting into frames.
Cill Rialaig is just around the corner!! so excited, more info will be posted here soon...
Been a while since I posted here. Latest goings on, I've been back and forth to Florida numerous times in 2016 and already in 2017. Finally installed Lauderhill mural and will be returning for the festivities around the unveiling of the Deerfield splash pad. Images and info on Percent for Art page
My husband Marcus and I were accepted for a residency in Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry, Ireland in October of 2017. I will use my 2 weeks to create abstract mosaics inspired by the landscape. I am particularly excited about interacting with other artists doing residencies at the same time.
Tectonic Shift received this recognition!!:
Juror’s Choice Award, Juror statement of Elaine Goodwin, Society of American Mosaic Artists Mosaic Arts International exhibition, 2016, “My personal choice of Tectonic Shift; New World Order caught my eye from the very start of the viewing process. It is a true mosaic, done in the spirit of the medium. It uses the materials…with complete understanding of their qualities, of light, color and intensity….Brava!”
Learned my mosaic, Tectonic SHift; New World Order was accepted into the Mosaic Arts International, a mosaic exhibition at the annual Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) conference in San Diego, CA in April, 2016.
Coolest news, my chicken bus mosaic now has a restaurant named after it!!! Xela, Guatemala, here is the page with the original, Guatemala Community Mosaic
Dedication of the 2 sided Buckland Public Library mosaic sign was a well attended event coinciding with the 125th anniversary of the library.
The past 2 weeks were quite the whirlwind, a school project in Sunderland, MA at the elementary school and installation assistance at Smith Academy in Hatfield, MA.
Just back from a great teaching experience at the IMA, Institute of Mosaic Art in Berkeley, CA where I taught the indirect method to 11 eager students. Followed by a fantastic visit to a friend from Guatemala, I got to speak spanish for an entire day!!! ¡A mi me gusta mucha la oportunidad!
Spring 2015 continues to be a full season of mosaic undertakings. Visit the GUATEMALA 3 page to see lots of picts of our 3rd community project in Xela.
Very busy working on various projects: a school residency at Lynch Elementary in Winchester, MA, a mosaic mural of Jackie Gleason for the Lauderhill Historic Museum in Lauderhill, FL, 3 other school projects for 2015, a presentation at the Society of American Mosaic Artists conference in Philadelphia, another trip to Guatemala and residential commission work. My abstract work is on view at Hope and Olive Restaurant in Greenfield, MA through mid April for any of you locals reading this!
Happy New Year, 2015! I am updating my website to make it more SEO friendly, thus I am creating 'classic view' pages of selected mosaics of each webpage with a slideshow format.
At the end of 2014 I had 6 glorious weeks to work on my own mosaics and thoroughly reveled in the process. These can be seen in New Work and a new page in my Abstracts portfolio, Exploration of the Grid .
In December I was invited to lunch with trustees of the Ella Lyman Cabot Trust - see pict to the left. I received a grant from the trust in 2009 for the Shelburne Falls Mosaic Murals Project.
Installation of mosaics at Nemours Children's Hospital in Wilmington, DE began in August, to be continued early September, pictures to follow. Meanwhile, 2 more teaching dates to round out the summer, Cape Cod Mosaic Workshop and Touchstone Center for Craft in PA.
I had an opportunity to visit my kitchen mosaic in Santa Monica, so cool to see it in person! evidence below left...
My work will be exhibited in 'Putting Down the Pieces:Mosaics in the Indirect Method'' June 4-30, 2014 featuring mosaic artists Cynthia Fisher, Isabel Margolin, and Siovhan Hutcherson
I am now home from Guatemala - check out the GUATEMALA RE-VISITED page - and directly on its heels, attendance at the 13th SAMA conference in Houston. It was again a wonderful time to meet new people, catch up with my peers and share my extensive familiarity of the indirect method in a workshop.
BIG BANG MOSAICS is now listed on Houzz.com, look for me there!
I am now ready to begin planning our trip back to Quetzaltenango, Guatemala for a second mosaic project there, details forthcoming.
My Chilean adventure is featured in the latest CODAworx, (Collaboration of Design + Art) news article. CODAworx is a website described as "The global online community that celebrates design projects featuring commissioned artworks." Examples of my work can be seen on my member profile page.
The Santiago Mosaic project was fantastic!! Check out the details on my new page, Chile Mosaics
In January of 2014 I will be going to Santiago, Chile to participate in the "First International Urban Mosaic Intervention" organized by Isadora Paz Lopéz. Sixty mosaic artists worldwide will be in Santiago working on mosaics in Puente Alto, a city and commune of Chile and part of the Santiago Metropolitan Region. More info: The Municipality of Puente Alto, Chile is commissioning 60 mosaic artists from around the world to come together in January 2014 to transform the city’s town square. The 1st International Mosaic Project is part of Puente Alto’s plan to become the center of contemporary mosaic public art in South America. Selected artists will be paid a stipend ($1,000 US) and will be hosted by the people of Puente Alto. The Project will be directed by Isidora Paz Lopez. WoooHoooo!!!!! !Y puedo hablar en español otra vez! Or, en inglés, "And I can speak spanish again!" Here is a link to a youtube video of what has already been accomplished at Puente Alto .
“My personal choice of Tectonic Shift; New World Order caught my eye from the very start of the viewing process. It is a true mosaic, done in the spirit of the medium. It uses the materials…with complete understanding of their qualities, of light, color and intensity….Brava!” Elaine Goodwin, Juror , Mosaic Arts International Exhibition, San Diego Women's Museum, 2016
"I just saw the mosaic at the South Surgery Center. It is fabulous! It is just beautiful...once again thank you for leading us to just the right art choice." excerpt to art consultant from hospital CEO, Dayton,Ohio 2017
"...everyone is over the moon with happiness and excitement about the mural. They are Beyond pleased." Barbara Harriman, President, Distinctive Art Source, 2017
"Seeing your whole body of work together, it blew me away. Such an inspiring unity of brain and heart. It's authentically smart but balanced so perfectly with such heartfelt gentleness and freedom." Lynn Moor former owner, Mosaic Smalti 2017