Saturday, July 24, 2010


CIRCLE- Community for the Inspired Realization of Creative Life Experience.

As founder of the online community called CIRCLE I have been very neglegent. I began this creative experiment a year ago with plans to grow into a Non-profit organization.
Our project was a Mail art project. It had been my intention to collect as  many mail art pieces as possible and then pursue exhibition venues. Many of you were exhuberant and participated enthusiastically. I thank you for that.
In the meantime life got in my way or maybe I just wasnt good at planning but nothing happened with all of your good work and my good intentions for a long time.
I am happy to announce that I have scheduled an exhibit of CIRCLE Snail Mail Art for November, 2010 at Butterfield Too Art Gallery in St. Augustine. It is a wonderful, highly visited and popular gallery in North Florida. We will  have an opening that coincides with the local "First Friday" gallery event and brings out many art lovers and other interested people.
I will send an exhibition agreement to all of you who have already sent in work. The Mail art will all e displayed in a way that both artists' (originator and collaborator) work can be seen.
The cost of showing in the CIRCLE Snail Mail Installation at Butterfield Too is $5 per artist per piece, with the exception of approved "starters "  who have originated and returned the minimum 6 pieces to CIRCLE. you are interested in being a "starter" please contact me. Starters orignate and sucessfully enter a minimum of six snail mail art pieces with collaborating artists who have agreed and fullfill that agreement to work with them. With the sucessful entry of six pieces, the starter CIRCLE fees $2.50 per piece is waived. Starters are still responsible for paying the Butterfield Too Art Gallery venue entry fee of $2.50.
I extend my apologies to all of you who participated a year ago,  expecting to be shown in NY state this fall.  I hope to be able to urge you back into participation and promise to work diligently to make this show a wonderful success. I am also in the process of proposal of this installation to further venues following the Butterfield Too exhibition.
The idea of creating a catalogue of select pieces is also being explored and will be made if funding allows.
If you thought about doing a piece of Snail Mail art but didnt get around to it, you still have plenty of time. Go to our blogspot to check out the procedure or email me at

Friday, July 23, 2010

Starn Twins Exhibit at the Met

Check this out, the Big Bambu, on the rooftop at the Met in NY. Amazing, this pic is taken from the roof, no pictures were allowed when we took the tour that took us 30 feet above the rooftop of the Metropolitan museum of Art in NYC. I was looking down at  Central Park, It was quite amazing, wonderful.
It was an amazing experience and such a beautiful day to be up inside the structure looking down on NYC.

"The Starn Twins on the Met Roof Garden: Big Bambu DetailsDoug and Mike Starn: Big Bambu, will be on view until October 31, 2010, weather permitting. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Thursday, and Sunday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The museum is located on Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street. As always, the price of admission to the Met is "suggested." For complete information about the Met, please visit the Met for more information on the Starn Twins installation. "

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Imagination Squared

I am pleased to have my "square" included on the Imagination Sqared Grid to be exhibited at MOCA in Jacksonville, opening Sept 1.
To read about this project or become involved yourself, go to Very exciting!!

Oil Pigment Sticks with Charles Forsberg

 "Charles frequently returns to drawing, forcefully striking marks into the heavily manipulated buttery paint, then tearing it apart, alternating in a push-pull sequence of drawing and smearing, scraping back, revealing previous drawing marks, and piling what he has scraped up into thick sculptural mounds.   It is an amazing and unceasing gestural exercise over many hours, as Forsberg turns the formless ooze he started with into a powerful structure of shapes and sharply accented marks.
Anyone attending Forsberg’s Pigment Stick workshop on August 10-12 will experience the thrill of sharing his method of working paint with utter abandon and confident control. "

I am pleased to be awarded a scholarship grant to attend the Charles Forsberg Pigment Stick workshop on August 10-12 at R & F Handmade Paints in Kingston, N.Y. I love the richness and abandon of this work, cant wait to get my hands into it!