Bio

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.”

See Alyssa’s Studio

processing cyanotype print

Quirk Gallery Pop Up Sat. May 4

Saturday May 4 10am-5pm Quirk Gallery.  I'll be there as Blue Skies Workroom, debuting comfy screenprinted linen throw pillows.  Will have some large totes and handbound books as well.

Upcoming Workshops Spring/Summer 2019

  • Make a Pinafore - Saturday & Sunday, May 25 & 26, Visual Arts Center, Richmond VA
  • Playing with Books - 6 Tuesday evenings starting Tuesday, June 18 - Visual Arts Center, Richmond VA
  • Zip It! (learn to make zippered pouches) - Sunday, July 27 - Visual Arts Center, Richmond VA
  • Bookmaking as Narrative - 4 Tuesday evenings starting Tuesday, August 6 - Visual Arts Center, Richmond VA

Creative Mornings & Making Money

"Art of Making Money" in RichmondMagazine.com

Alyssa Salomon, artist-in-residence at the VCU School of Business, ends her tenure with a talk about material exploration

Alyssa Salomon speaking on CRAFT for Creative Mornings RVA

Creative Mornings RVA

Craft - Alyssa Salomon
June 15, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT.
Hosted at Studio Two Three
                  part of a series on Craft

Trunk Show at Quirk Gallery Friday & Saturday June 8 & 9

Quirk Gallery hosts a special pop-up Blue Skies Workroom Trunk Show this Friday 11am-7pm & Saturday 11am-6pm featuring tote bags, small and midsized zippered pouches, aprons and hand-bound notebooks.
 
Blue Skies Workroom is my project of useful and joyful, handmade textile and paper goods for home, carrying, and giving.  Everything is printed with eco-friendly inks on fine fabrics; designed and made in my Studio Two Three and home studios.  I've introduced a few new patterns for summer including Flower Power on metallic silver linen and Ella on metallic foil knit jersey.  There are a fell color-filled books from Current Books still available plus new large journals with washable paper covers and thin notebook packs with risograph-printed covers.  Everything's bright, colorful, full of summer and of happiness.
Quirk Gallery is located at 207 West Broad Street, Richmond VA  23220.  I'll be there throughout the Trunk Show.  If you have a chance, come by, say hi, and check out Mary Holland's cyanotype exhibit that's on view too.
 

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.