The summer continues with abundance: so many moments for friendship and art. I exhibited in the Art Fair at Cathedral Park – that is, on the grassy lawn under the majestic trees beside the landmark building in beautiful downtown Santa Fe. I met new friends, both visitors and vendors. By odd chance I met someone my sister works with – I just happened to look up at the right moment and I spotted her across the lawn. That chance encounter reminded me to allow for the possibility of the unexpected, and mystery chance of “magic”.
Happy happenstance imbues much of the events that are filling my summer. Every August for more than 4 decades I have participated in a delightful event in Chicago, the Fest For Beatles Fans. Likeminded fans of the group get together for one weekend and indulge in music, discussions, art, and performance. For many years, I have managed the display of fan art and the related art contest. I also head up the Poetry Jam, and this year we are putting on a play looking at the careers of the Beatles after the death of their manager Brian Epstein. It is surrealistic and funny and has a large cast of folk from the UK and the US. I would be hard pressed to describe the Fest, and photographs that I post are not adequate to show the enthusiasm at all the events.
While I am attending the Fest, I am going to roll out new art – originals created this month, some collages that I think this Beatles-loving audience will appreciate. The titles of these three “Are Like Dreamers Do”, “It’s Only Love” and “Knowing She Woods”. I will also bring prints of my Lennon collage and a new sketch of a young Lennon.
The Fuller Lodge Art Center is kicking off a new show in August. The group show is titled “Under the Influence” to give artists the opportunity to exhibit art that has been inspired by an outside influence. Three of my original collages will be in the show. “So Costly A Sacrifice” inspired by the last photo of Lincoln and a condolence letter in his handwriting. “Tempus Fugit” inspired by the short story “The Pit and the Pendulum” by Edgar Allen Poe. “Leopold Bloom”, a portrait of the fictional character, was inspired by the tiny back-of-an-envelope sketch by the author James Joyce. The show runs through September 15, and the opening reception is August 10, 5-7 pm. The receptions at Fuller Lodge are always a treat, with tables of snacks and live music, and a dedicated following.
Indian Market – As soon as I return from Being Beatly in Chicago, Santa Fe rocks with the largest art festival in the city. Vendors and art buyers arrive from all over the world. The market where I exhibit regularly, Santa Fe Railyard Artisans Market, has added an extra day to our schedule. We will be setting up on both Friday and Sunday of Indian Market weekend. If you are in town for that, be sure to stop by the Farmers’ Market Pavilion on Friday August 17 and Sunday August 19, from 10 am to 4 pm.
What Goes On:
Universe in Pieces
Fantastic Galactic Images in Collage
Fuller Lodge Art Center
2132 Central Avenue
Los Alamos, NM
Fantastic Cosmic Images in cut paper collage
Over a dozen large-scale images of planets, moons, galaxies, star birth clouds, nebulae, all embedded with secret messages and images - only a close look will reveal what you see
Opens January 15
Closes March 2
Live music and snacks
Works by Deco
Española City Hall
405 N. Paseo de Oñate
Española, New Mexico
Opens January 25
Working in the Railyard!
Railyard Artisans Market
Farmers Market Pavilion
Guadalupe and Paseo
in Santa Fe, NM
Sundays 10 am - 4 pm
February 10 & 17
March 3 & 17
Posters! Prints ! Cards!
Journals! Mouse Pads!
- Scenes of New Mexico
- Love of Beatles Original Collages
- Septet Series
- Our Lady of Guadalupe
fun things for sale
Poetry Out Loud
4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW.
Sunday, February 24,
St Francis Auditorium
Santa Fe, NM
March 10, 1 pm
Prints of my Original Collage "Hear the Echoes" will be for sale at both poetry events
Fest For Beatles Fans
Jersey City, NJ
March 29-31, 2019
Music, Art, Love
Original Collages from the Love of Beatles Series will be available
Art of Santa Fe
Online Community Marketplace
Offering collage items of my designs
DECO//fine art collage
Just added to the store: full-size prints of my collage "Regard", matted and ready for framing - Here and nowhere else!
Collage items in the online store include these:
"Our Lady of Peace in Love"
small (12” x 16”)
medium (16” x 20”)
full size (18” x 24” )
Includes certificate of authenticity;
shipping via carrier of your choice
5" x 7" featuring an original collage design on the front, blank inside, available for purchase, on line or at the market.
Greeting Card Sets,
5 blank cards + envelopes, bundled into gift-ready packages
includes Scenes of New Mexico, Fine Ladies Dancing, Rising, and Perfectly Pear
Loosen Your Soul and Harvest:Fruition
each is 18" x 24", add comes rolled , ready for framing.
Prints, posters, journals, and cards make beautiful gifts
accepts payment through PayPal and Stripe!
When you are in Santa Fe:
Relax and nibble at Fire and Hops Gastropub, 222 N. Guadelupe
Shop at the Railyard Artisans Market
Farmers Market Pavilion
Paseo de Peralta & Guadalupe, Santa Fe
Studio Visits in Santa Fe:
by appointment and with a smile!
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