Photograph taker. Picture maker. Printer. Self-taught chemist. Business woman. Board chair. Advisor. Teacher. Gardener. Pickler. Chicken keeper. One time bread baker. Kayaker. Birdwatcher, albeit late rising. Reader. Artist. Citizen.
“My studio practice is like bird watching – guided by skill, graced by chance. Searching for the picture from the mind’s eye that is realer than real, found in the process of producing each print.”
Trunk Show at Quirk Gallery Friday & Saturday June 8 & 9
Blue Skies Workroom at The Brunch Market Saturday May 5
I'll be vending as Blue Skies Workroom at The Brunch Market on Saturday, May 5, 11am until 4pm, at Lunch.Supper! in Scott's Addition on Summit Avenue at West Marshall Street. It's an indoor market so we're there rain or shine. There's food, of course. I've been making some dazzling and vibrant new zippered bags. I'll also have aprons, tote bags, happiness. and a few hand-bound multi-color books remaining from Current Books.
Alyssa is a panelist for VisArts Collectors' Night Preview Panel Discussion
Collectors' Night Preview Party Thursday, March 8, 5-8pm at Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Free & open to the public. Starting about 6:45, Special Panel Discussion about Craft & Photography, moderated by Gordon Stettinius (Candela Books + Gallery). Panelists: Alyssa Salomon, Dr. John Mason (history of photography professor at UVa) & Mike Schewel (philanthropist & photography collector). Expect fun & interesting ideas.
Announcing Blue Skies Workroom at CURRENT Books
Blue Skies Workroom has been selected to be an exhibitor for the inaugural CURRENT Books book fair, March 31, 2018. I'll be debuting Relative Medium, a project in which I use bookbinding as collecting and as color studies, producing hand-bound books for use as journals, scrapbooks or decorative objects. Relative Medium is inspired in part by Albers' Interactions of Color (of course), Doris Lessings' The Golden Notebook, Agnes Martin, Arlene Shechet's palates, quilts, Alexander Gerard, and even Dieter Roth, not to mention my unabiding love of color and of paper. CURRENT Books will showcase high-quality works by art book publishers, artists, writers, and artist collectives who produce print media including artists' books, monographs, and zines. CURRENT Books will highlight regional makers from Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and North Carolina, and give them a platform to exhibit and sell their work. The event cultivates awareness of arts-related publishing by featuring the full spectrum of creative production found at the intersection of art and publishing. CURRENT will return to its original neighborhood in Scott’s Addition for the inaugural edition of CURRENT Books on March 31, 2018, in Studio Two Three's special event space.
Interviewed for the new VCU School of Business podcast
Enjoyed being interviewed by Dr. Kenneth Kahn, Senior Associate Dean, VCU School of Business, in my capacity as Artist in Residence, for the BSchool's podcast Creativity @Work. Listen here to Creativity @Work on Soundcloud
Elin Spring reviews First Look
What Will You Remember? say Look Again at First Look at Panopticon Gallery, Boston