October 18th, 2013art shows, Artists, Colorado Organizations, exhibits, Mosaic Artists, Mosaic Organizations, women artists
Have you gotten a chance to see the regional mosaic exhibit in Lakewood? If not, you’ve only got 2 weeks left–it ends Sat. Nov. 2nd! The Lakewood Cultural Center is pleased to present the first regional mosaic fine art exhibit in collaboration with Colorado Mosaic Artists. Our honored juror is international award-winning mosaic artist Julie Richey. Awards were given at the opening reception, Friday, September 6th. The free exhibit features the work of 50 different artists from 5 different Rocky Mountain states. Works include 2-D, 3-D, and sculptural mosaics in a variety of materials; glass, tile, smalti, stone, paper, beads, found objects, and more. All work is for sale, as are several small pieces and mosaic jewelry in the lobby display cases.
Remaining Hours left to see the exhibit are:Tags: art, Cindy Miller, Colorado Mosaic Artists, crash glass mosaics, Denver art, Denver mosaics, free art exhibit, Krystie Rose Millich, Lakewood art, Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood exhibit, Lakewood mosaics, mosaic exhibit, mosaics, Rocky Mountain mosaics, Susan Wechsler, tempered glass mosaics, tile mosaics, TileMosaicGirl
Fri. Oct. 18, 8-5 + 6:30-8:30 pm
Sat. Oct. 19, 10-4 + 6:30-8:30 pm
Sun. Oct. 20, 2-4 pm
Mon. 10/21-Thur. 10/24, 8 am-5 pm
Fri. 10/25, 8 am-5 pm + 6:30-8:30 pm
Sat. 10/26, 10-4 + 6:30-8:30 pm
Sun. 10/27, 2-4 pm
Mon. 10/28-Thur. 10/31, 8 am-5 pm
Fri. 11/1-8 am-5 pm + 6:30-8:30 pm
Sat. 11/2-10-4 + 6:30-8:30 pm
The exhibit is FREE and is in the Mezzanine Gallery, lobby, and upstairs atrium of the Lakewood Cultural Center.
October 18th, 2013art shows, Artists, Colorado Organizations, exhibits, Mosaic Artists, Mosaic Organizations, women artists
I’m happy and proud to share that my mixed media mosaic piece, “Reach of the Sacred Heart” won an award for Technical Execution at the Rocky Mountain Regional Mosaic Exhibit, “Cutting Edges”, at the Lakewood Cultural Center in Lakewood, Colorado. Internationally acclaimed juror, Julie Richey judged and made the awards at the opening reception on Friday, September 6th. Other award winners for Technical Execution include; Hresula Bentsen, Delcia Litt, Grace Blowers, Pat Monroe, and Kathy Thaden. Material and Technical Expertise award winners include; Nan Judson, Marlea Taylor, and Susan Judy. Best of Show awards went to Susan Wechsler and Andi Burnum. The exhibit runs September 6th through November 2nd and features the mosaic artwork of 50 different artists from 5 different Rocky Mountain states. Works include 2-D, 3-D, and sculptural mosaics in a variety of materials; glass, tile, smalti, stone, paper, beads, found objects, and more. All work is for sale, as are several small pieces and mosaic jewelry in the lobby display cases. Hours and more information on this free show can be found at: http://www.lakewood.org/CulturalCenter/Tags: Andi Burnum, art, Colorado Mosaic Artists, crash glass mosaics, Cutting Edges, Delcia Litt, Denver art, Denver mosaics, Grace Blowers, Hresula Bentsen, Kathy Thaden, Krystie Rose Millich, Lakewood art, Lakewood Cultural Center, Marlea Taylor, mosaic jewelry, mosaics, Nan Judson, Pat Monroe, regional mosaic exhibit, Rocky Mountain mosaics, Susan Judy, Susan Wechsler, tempered glass mosaics, tile mosaics, TileMosaicGirl
Due to the large demand, I’ve scheduled one more Beginner’s Mosaics Class for 2013! We will be cuttin’ and gluin’ and groutin’ on two upcoming Monday evenings in October; the 21st and 28th. Classes will run from 6:00-9:00 pm, unless everyone can start at 5:30; then we’ll get some extra time! Come join me and several other fun folks for this great Beginner’s Mosaics class! In this fun and fully interactive course, learn to make your own (indoor) mosaic art piece! Choose from several project bases (frames, plaques, mirrors, etc.), which are included along with ceramic & glass tiles, adhesives, grout, and all other supplies. Students learn the basics of cutting, shaping, arranging, and adhering tiles and complete their design. Go on to learn how to grout and finish your piece to “bring it to life”. This is a fun, stress relieving course; absolutely no previous mosaic experience or ‘artistic ability’ required; come see how easy it is to tap into your creative spirit and learn this wonderful craft!
This will be the LAST class of 2013! (Hope to hold a mosaic table class in January; be sure to sign up on the form on the right hand column of the website to be on my mailing list!) Registration is open now and is first come, first serve and classes are limited to 6 students for plenty of individual attention. More information and the online sign up form for EventBrite can be found on the Beginner’s Mosaics Classes page!Tags: beginner mosaics, crash glass mosaics, Denver classes, Denver crafters, Denver mosaic classes, Denver mosaics, grouting, handmade, how to grout, Krystie Rose Millich, Mosaic Classes, mosaic how to, mosaics, online registration, TileMosaicGirl
“Cutting Edges”, a Rocky Mountain Regional mosaic exhibit, opens with an Artists Reception Friday, September 6th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Lakewood Cultural Center in Lakewood, Colorado. The show, juried by internationally recognized artist Julie Richey, runs from September 6th through November 2nd at 470 South Allison Parkway, which is behind the shops at the SW corner of Alameda and Wadsworth. The show gallery hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Mondays through Fridays and 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Saturdays. The Colorado Mosaic Artists-organized show features 50 different mixed media mosaic works by different artists from the states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Several of the artists have included special small size pieces available for sale in the lobby. I am excited to share that I had two pieces selected for the show; “Corazon del Arco Iris” (Rainbow Heart) in the poster above, and “Reach of the Sacred Heart” shown below. I will be at the opening reception and would love to see some fellow mosaic lovers there as well!
Saturday, September 7 from 1:00-5:00 pm juror Julie Richey will present a Workshop highlighting her experiences creating mosaics, both exhibiting and commissioned projects – tip and suggestions, pitfalls and more! There will be time for Q and A as well! The workshop is $30 and pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information, contact the Lakewood Cultural Center at 303-987-7845. A graduate of the University of Dallas, juror Julie Richey began making mosaics in 1991, completing residential, commercial, sacred and public art projects in the US, Italy, Spain and Mexico. She has exhibited in the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) Mosaic Arts International (MAI) juried exhibition for ten years and in juried shows throughout the US and Italy. Julie conducts annual art tours to Italy and the biennial Ravenna Mosaico festival. www.juliericheymosaics.comTags: art, Colorado Mosaic Artists, crafting organizations, crash glass mosaics, Denver mosaics, First Friday, Julie Richey, Lakewood art, Lakewood Cultural Center, mosaic jewelry, mosaic workshops, mosaics, regional mosaic exhibit, sculptural mosaics, tempered glass mosaics, tile mosaics, TileMosaicGirl
September 3rd, 2013Mosaic Classes
Here ye, here ye! Tile Mosaic Girl has (finally!) scheduled her next Beginner’s Mosaics class! Two Tuesday evenings, September 10th and 17th, from 6:00-9:00 pm (we’ll start at 5:30 if everyone is able to make it early), this class is fun and very informative; you WILL learn all you need to know to get started in indoor mosaics. Once you take this class, you will be able to continue making indoor mosaics and honing your skills. Lots of questions answered, skills and techniques learned, and detailed handouts to go home with! These classes always fill up (limited to only 6 students for plenty of individual attention), so be sure to get registered; first come, first serve! Hope to see you then!
Register securely online on the class page:
http://tilemosaicgirl.com/classes/beginners-mosaic-classes/ Tags: beginner mosaics, Denver classes, Denver mosaic classes, Denver mosaic supplies, Denver mosaics, grouting, how to grout, Mosaic Classes, mosaic how to, online registration, tile mosaics, TileMosaicGirl
January 22nd, 2013Artists, exhibits, Handmade/Crafters, Mosaic Artists, Mosaic Classes, Mosaic How-To's, Mosaic Materials & Supplies, Mosaic Organizations, Mosaic Resources, New Mosaic Pieces, Small Business, women artists
Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were great! As I write this, I am off on vacation until Feb. 5th, so i wanted to get the website updated and let you know that I won’t be available by phone, email, or Facebook during that time. “Talk” to you when I get back!
Now…on to “What’s up in the Mosaic World?”…
“NEW NEWS”: NEW LOCATION FOR TMG!:
After a wonderful year in my Glendale “Workshops” building space, I have decided that it would be best for me to eliminate the costs of rent, etc. and move my operations to a more cost-effective but larger (!) space in the West Lakewood area, allowing me to keep costs low and be more accessible for open studio time and the Mosaic Supply Shop. I hope that this will work for you and that I can continue to have your support at this new location. I will provide the address and directions if you are coming to a class, open studio time, or the Mosaic Supply Shop.
2013 will bring many ongoing and new classes here at TileMosaicGirl. We’ll be starting off the year with a much-awaited “Beginner’s Mosaics” class; two Sundays; March 17 & 24 from 1:00-4:30 pm each day. Cost is $75 for the class, with a $25 required kit fee. The class is set up now for online registration and space is always limited, as I limit the number of students to (6) for plenty of individual attention. For more information or to register, go to:
I have not set dates and times for classes following the move and the Beginner’s class, but I would love to hear from you about what classes you are anxious to take and see next in the lineup: Tempered “Crash” Glass Mosaics, Mosaic Jewelry, European Ceramic Tile Mosaics, Making a Mosaic Table, Continuing Mosaics, Outdoor/Garden Mosaics, etc, etc. Please contact me with which ones you’re especially interested in, and in what order!
MOSAIC SUPPLY SHOP:
Come on over and get your hands on all the supplies you need to get started on your mosaic projects for the New Year! I’ve got a bunch of different grout colors in stock, as well as NEW and re-stocked colorants and European ceramic tiles, and lots and lots of tesserae and mosaic jewelry supplies! Contact me after Feb. 5th to schedule a time to come by the Glendale location in Februrary or the new Lakewood location starting the 2nd week of March! I can almost guarantee you that my supplies are less expensive, available in lower quantities with no order minimum, and incur no shipping costs if you shop in person, vs. online and/or with local mosaic and craft suppliers!
ANNUAL MOSAIC CONFERENCE:
As always, if you can do it, I absolutely recommend going to the annual national mosaic conference, put on by SAMA; the Society of American Mosaic Artists. This year, it’s in April in Tacoma, WA, by the amazing (I’ve heard!) Museum of Glass. For more information, see: www.americanmosaics.org
TERRIFIC MOSAIC CLASS OPPORTUNITY IN FEBRUARY:
I’m pleased to share that there is an incredible opportunity to train with a nationally known mosaic/mixed media artist right here in our own backyard! Laurie Beth Zuckerman is a phenomenal artist whose work concentrates heavily on fantastic mosaic “memory jars” and elaborate mixed media altars, including those featured at this year’s El Dia de Los Muertos exhibition at the Longmont Museum of Art. I first became enamored with Laurie’s art through her work in the books “Art Making and Studio Spaces” and “Art Making, Collections, and Obsessions” by Lynne Perrella.
Another fantastic mosaic artist, Susan Wechsler, will be hosting a weekend “Memory Jug Workshop” with Laurie at Susan’s studio South of Longmont. Susan has a great space, where you can see lots of her amazing work up-close and personal. The workshop is February 16-17 and I will be going. Come join me and others for a great weekend! For more info., see: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FlHHR-XZz-I/UNIlaoHiVkI/AAAAAAAADEs/MJVJ2-ZpDzs/s1600/Memory+Jug+WORKSHOP+2013.jpg
MOSAIC EXHIBIT INVITATIONAL, OTHER EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES:
Keep making those mosaics and honing your skills and put some in a show or exhibit to show them off this year! One exhibit you might want to keep on your future calendar will be a regional mosaic exhibition from Colorado Mosaic Artists. This will be a “juried” exhibition (which means you’ll have to enter your pieces and see if they are accepted), but it is fairly low-cost and should receive some good exposure. I’m not sure of the location, but I do know it is scheduled for September-November, so I would think the application deadline might be at least by July 1st, if not earlier. I will pass on more info. as soon as I receive it.
To find out about other local and national shows and exhibits, I recommend getting on the mailing lists of:
TAILS OF THE PAINTED CATS:
I may or may not have shared much yet in regard to my participation in the Cat Care Society’s “Tails of the Painted Cats” event. My design for a “Frida Kat-Lo” cat was accepted among the 21 other finalists to design larger-than-life size fiberglass cats, in the same way that “Cow Parade” or horses or pigs or buffalo have been featured in other events throughout the country. This will be the third year for this hugely popular Denver event which tours the cats around to 3-4 monthly (indoor) destinations in the Spring and early Summer and culminates with a benefit dinner and auction in July. You can see a pic of my “Frida Kat-lo” design above and all of this year’s designs can be found at: http://denvercatcare.blogspot.com/2012/10/meet-2013-tails-of-painted-cats-artists.html?m=1
I’m taking this opportunity with this public art benefit piece to once again share my process so that you can learn from my mistakes! I’m chronicling each step of the process in prepping, painting, adding sculptural elements, mosaic’ing and finishing off my dear Frida. I haven’t been able to get any of it posted yet, but I hope to very soon. If you’ve heard about things like “Apoxie Sculpt” or “Clay Shay” you won’t want to miss this detailed Step-by-Step! “She” won’t be done until late February/early March, so check back for ongoing updates! Once I get some things uploaded, you can find the series here on my How-To’s page.
If you’ve had enough of shopping for the holidays, but need a great idea for birthday, anniversary, wedding shower gifts, TileMosaicGirl GIFT CERTIFICATES are always available! Gift certificates can actually be used toward classes or supplies; the recipient’s choice! This is a great way to edge that reluctant person you know into taking a workshop or class with you! Available in any dollar amount and can be made to include class fees only or class + materials kit fees. Just contact me and we can arrange the entire thing through email! I can send you a pretty e-version or an even nicer paper version through snail mail!
As always, if you need some input, information, direction, referrals, or advice on a mosaic project, feel free to email me and I’ll be glad to help!
THANK YOU so very much for all your support, patronage, and inspiration!