If you are in New York March 3-6th, this is the place to be. I would love to attend and if you go be sure to let me in on what you liked.
“Every March, artists, galleries, collectors, critics and curators from all over the world make New York their destination during Armory Arts Week. The Armory Show has taken this opportunity to launch its first ever series of public programming in celebration of the City’s unparalleled artistic communities in a different neighborhood each night. Events include special receptions, open studios, art tours, museum discounts, performances, panels, artist discussions and parties.” (Armory Website)
If you venture to Salt Lake City or live here, a must see is the Kayo Gallery and Frosty Darling. They are located on the corner of 200 East and Broadway (300 South). Both are local favorites and hidden gems in a mostly homogeneous city.
The Kayo Gallery is currently owned by Shilo Jackson. She took over the space from Kenny Riches in 2008. The gallery hosts cutting edge art and showcases many emerging artists. It is one of my favorite galleries and a “must stop and visit” during the gallery strolls.
Along with great art, Kayo also rents their space for special events and hosts workshops. Please visit Kayo’s website for more information.
Sharing the space next door is the fun and funky, Frosty Darling. Many of the items are hand made by the owner Gentry Blackburn. It is a boutique that features unique one of a kind crafts, art, furniture, and jewelry.
Frosty Darling is like taking a step back in time. It is difficult to leave because you want to linger and really take in each and every item. There is also a carnival style dart board where you can win tickets to purchase candy, along with old fashioned rocking horses for kids to ride.
Today I am featuring a photographer that I met through my mom. If you have not heard of Cat Palmer, please look at her website. Not only does she take great pictures, but she is very reasonable with her prices.
Cat is a full-time photographer that balances family life, her profession, and her passion. When she is not shooting weddings, engagements, and graduations, she is pursuing her artistic side with amazing shoots and a unique way of mounting her photographs.
Cat is currently part of a project called Framed. It launched last week and each week they take viewers on location to be part of photo shoots, behind-the-scenes view, and also processing techniques and editing tips.
Thank you Cat Palmer for giving me permission to feature you as the Artist Spot Light.
Paul Heath is a local artist in Salt Lake City, Utah. He studied at the University of Utah and calls his work “pop-nostalgia.” He works in a variety of mediums. Paul has also worked as an artist in residence through Youth City Artways. He did a beautiful project with the kids at an elementary school last year. Unfortunately, due to budget cuts Youth City Artways is no longer open.
3rd – 6th Grade Students made this with Paul’s instruction
Paul and his wife share their love of art with the community and are very kind in discussing techniques and tips with others. Please visit Paul’s website for more information.
I have included some pieces that are really special to me. The first one is Bill and Nada’s Cafe, in fact this painting is how I discovered Paul Heath. I saw an article about Paul and a photo of the painting below.
Many locals know the story of Bill and Nada’s
The Ding Ho another place with fond memories
If you have the opportunity to see Paul’s work you will recognize many great landmarks from Utah. As mentioned above, he uses a variety of mediums and has some amazing pieces.
I would like to thank Paul Heath for giving me permission to show his work for the artist spotlight.
Happy Friday. I am posting a book (a few pages). I made for Scott for Christmas. The project did not take long. It was simpler than others I have made in the past. This one did not have a lot of layers or painting.
I found the chipboard book already scalloped at Target. It has a metal ring that keeps it together. I painted the board and then layered paper and pictures.
The Army stickers are from K&Company. They have stickers for all branches of the military and you can order them online or find in any craft store.
This quick chipboard book is something that I will do again for others (family/friends), especially since there is a brand new Target close to me. With my longer projects I take a regular board book, sand it, prime it, then paint, layer, etc. They turn out really cool, but take much longer to create.
Wednesdays I will feature spotlights of blogs that I like. The beauty to blogging is in supporting one another and I discovered this fantastic site where it is all about support. The creator actually takes the time to Tweet and has areas where you can promote your blog and interact with other bloggers for free.
I discovered Bloggy Moms through reading about an upcoming conference Blissdom. It is a blogging conference. This year it is in Tennessee. The blogosphere is huge and there is just about everything out there.
On average it takes about two to three years to get an audience/followers. You need to be consistent with your posts and let your readers know that you are committed. The best way to do this is through networking.
Thank you to Bloggy Moms for connecting people in an easy format and for taking the time to follow up with new members.
I did this one for my mom and she is a minimalist so I used very little ribbon. But, you can add more elaborate embellishments or leave it simple. The best part is no wrapping paper because the paper used for the box is so pretty.