I Can't Believe it's Been a YEAR!!!!
The other day, Star and I could NOT believe that it had been an ENTIRE YEAR since the reception of our senior art show, Fire and Ice. That show felt like a milestone in our artistic career at the time ( even though it was a requirement to graduate rather than an awarded accomplishment ). When you're little, a year is the longest stretch of time imaginable, because when you're a kid, every single thing you know is different in a year's time. A year shouldn't seem so long anymore but we can't help but feel like our lives haven't changed all that much in the last year. But if you think about it, they really have. We are real working artists now, not just stressed out students. We get shows downtown for First Friday just like all the other local artist and, oh ya... we have a DEGREE! Everything IS different. We have a much more refined artistic voice and a little more direction. We still don't really know what we're gonna do next but we're working on it. Fire and Ice was an amazing accomplishment. I was one big compilation of our portfolios from our entire college careers. And the reception was KILLER.
I Was mentioned in the SC Good Times TWICE in the last couple months!
I read the Good Times weekly. I think it's an awesome local paper with the best info on all the events and shows and whatnot, plus great articles on really interesting and relevant things to us Santa Cruzians. It was an honor to be selected by the very talented and lovely Bridget Henry to create and exhibit a piece in the inspiring Broken Halos show at the Felix Kulpa Gallery in February. It was also an honor to be interviewed and mentioned in the article "Nature Reclaimed" centered around the intentions behind the Broken Halos show featured in the Good Times! Anne-Marie Harrison wrote the article and I think did an excellent job expressing the many complicated yet interconnected themes within the installation. You can tell she really had an understanding and appreciation for what we were trying to convey. Everyone should read the article, it's really great. I, however sound flustered and stuttery in the brief blurb that Anne-Marie captured. I think it sounds convoluted but at least i have a quote in the paper!!!
"'Broken Halos' also features work by Dave Gardner and Whitney Humphreys, who build off a similar environmental theme.
Humphreys, a recent UC Santa Cruz graduate and artist, says that it’s always easiest to ignore the cautionary tales.
“A lot of things that the masters of science fiction predicted, like George Orwell and Ray Bradbury, they all predicted a lot of things that are going on right now—simple things like technology for the sake of technology, but it being detrimental to our health and our environment,” says Humphreys.
Humphreys stripped down an old newspaper stand and hand-printed some 50-something newspapers with original articles commenting on the current state of the environment in a satirical pre-apocalyptic world."
I Updated my business card
First Friday at Palace!!!
My Shows went so well!!!! Best First Friday EVER
February First Friday was amazing! Both events I was in went super duper well! As well as they could have gone! I was able to get everything done that I wanted to and my parents even came to visit and to see my show! I had to juggle my time between two different locations on opposite sides of downtown plus had to make it to a whole bunch of other awesome events that my friends were a part of. It was a crazy night but it was awesome! Here's some snapshots of my work in both places. The first is my Sci-Fi themed newspaper stand printstallation that was featured in the Broken Halos show at the legendary Felix Kulpa Gallery along side amazing artists like Bridget Henry and Jared Roth. For this piece, I wrote and printed copies of a fake newspaper entitled The Oracle that exists in my constructed narrative of a pre-apocalyptic world under a corrupted shadow government. It's pretty Hilarious and I'm super proud of it. It was a huge honor to exhibit next to the incredible installation that was the main feature of the show. The second Image is of the cool installation that I installed at my solo print show. I strung up all my goddess-themed work with an intricate string design plus some dried flowers and small twinkle lights to complete the transformation of the space. It was all a big hit if I do say so myself.
3 shows in February!! The first 2 opening February 6th
The first of my various exhibiting endeavors this upcoming February will be my mini solo show hosted be my buddy Sarah Joy Zell at her massage studio/ healing center above the Sock Shop on locust street in downtown Santa Cruz. The reception will open on the 6th for the Dt SC fist friday art walk. Come one come all and check out some selections from my Goddess Series and feast on some healthy snacks and probably wine or something like that. Maybe even learn something about alternative healing methods from Sarah.
Added 3 new things to my Etsy!
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A Dark Seas Christmas!
I had another show in November!
Two exhibitions in one month! The second show that I was featured in was at the first monthly Art Bazaare that takes place at the CDK coop house here in SC, hosted and organized by the unbelievably talented artist slash my good buddy Danny Fernandez. It was a super great, super Santa Cruzy event complete with live DJ, astrological sushi, and tea ceremonies. I was able to exhibit a large portion of works from my Goddess collection as well as sell a number of others. In the pic above, my work is on the left of the light barrier and my beautiful bff Star Huson's is on the right. I cant wait to see what Danny cooks up for the next few bazaares because this was a super fun night with super cool ppl.
I had a show in November!
This past November I had the chance to exhibit some of my work a few times. The first was at downtown Santa Cruz's wonderful First Friday event at the uber rad anarchist cafe Subrosa at the end of the strip. The show opened on the 6th and stayed up the rest of the month . I exhibited a good portion of my ongoing Sci Fi collection of works. All pieces that were featured were hand drawn and printed stone lithographs. It may not have been a super wise choice to do a group show with my ex-boyfriend but I try never to turn down an exhibition opportunity and I think it went rather well considering.