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Morpho’s 6th Annual Encaustic Exhibition

On Friday, I will be attending Morpho Gallery’s National Call for Encaustic Entries Opening party. This annual exhibit of encaustic artists will be held  August 4 at from 6 to 9 pm at 5216 N Damen Avenue in Chicago. The 6th Annual Encaustic Exhibition includes 2D and 3D work made with the hot wax method […]

LEGOs at the MSI

Last week I finally got to see the fabulous Brick by Brick LEGO exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry. This exhibit showcases landmark buildings while also teaching about structural engineering and other scientific feats pertaining to construction and architecture. We even get an inside view of the Giza Pyramids. Adam Reed Tucker is […]

Making a Swarm

With Evanston Made kicking off June 3, I am thrilled to be part of the official Evanston Art Center Exhibit as well as a special show featuring critters near to my heart. SideTracked Studio will be hosting Swarm, a small works exhibition. Jason McPhillips, “Negentropy,” Oil and Gold Leaf on Panel, 10″x10″ The word can be […]

A lovely local pop-up

Art & Wine Night at Creative Coworking is always a fun event, but even more exciting when you’re an exhibitor. On March 18 numerous Evanstonians perused the artful mixed media collages of Melanie Deal. They also chatted under my encaustic and steel wire works on the opposite wall. I also popped up with my jewelry, […]

Hanging my Show

It’s been a fun few months preparing for Friday’s Show Opening. After creating all the substrates and bending the shapes to go on top of the pieces I had to attach the hanging hardware before fusing everything together. Then I fused the wire to the encaustic backgrounds and did the hanging test to make sure […]

Finishing collages for my show

My encaustic wire collages are all finished and the March show is hung! It’s been fun to explore what to make and how and when. Some substrates lingered while I tried out various ideas and rejected them, and other pieces came together in consecutive sittings. I repurposed some older pieces into different looks. Adding wire […]

Ravenswood ArtWalk, the third

September was a whirlwind of weekend fairs and pop-up applications. The Ravenswood ArtWalk was moved to mid-September as well, which proved to be a great idea weather wise. I had secured an indoor spot, which meant that the weather was lovely on both days. Had I been outside, the outcome would have been different, with […]

Platt-A-Palooza this Saturday

This Saturday I will be surrounded by flowers and garden sculptures as I set up my shop at Bloomingdale’s Platt Hill Nursery. Last year’s Platt-A-Palooza was a blast, and I hope to find new and returning admirers of my jewelry and mini-collages this year. It was fun to browse the other tables and see all […]

Celebrate Art on a Yacht!

I’m thrilled to announce that  I have been selected to participate in the April Exposure showcase sponsored by RAW: natural born artists. On April 23, numerous artists will converge at the Odyssey Chicago, a 3-deck yacht docked at Navy Pier, to showcase their creativity and talent. EXPOSURE will include an independent film, a fashion show […]

Communicating Love

The Textual Encounters show at ARC Gallery inspired me to create two new collages in February. I wrote about Encounters with Language prior to the show opening. When I warm up the various wax colors I generally have two new substrates to play with. This keeps me from ruining a layer when I am too […]