Free Seminar for Artists: May 11, 2016

Free Seminar for Artists: May 11, 2016

Excited to offer my THIRD in Artist-Entrepreneur Series — sponsored by Small Business Center of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College — on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 1:30-3:30pm at Waterworks Visual Arts Center in Salisbury! I’ll share more tidbits on how to earn more as an artist — whatever stage you’re at — as well as offer insight into how I have achieved some of my own goals along the way. Although this is FREE, we are asking for folks to register at this link. Thank you:)       Share...

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CIVA, ArtsCharlotte, Church at Charlotte, & whole lot of love for Christ!

CIVA, ArtsCharlotte, Church at Charlotte, & whole lot of love for Christ!

What a great start to March 2016!  I may complain about technology and being an artist “team of one” sometimes… But, God has been good! Anyone who knows me – even on Facebook – is aware that I belong to Christ. This is something that I’ve become more vocal about…. not to annoy, but to share the Good News! I have been a Christian for more than a decade and even been “public” about it since 2007. I was blessed to be invited to be a panelist for CIVA | Christians in the Visual Arts, ArtsCharlotte, and Church at Charlotte’s first Charlotte, NC Symposium, “The Calling and Vocation of a Life in the Arts” earlier this month… March 4-5, 2016. When the Lord shows up, prepare to be amazed. I have been to many business of art type conferences & events. This one was fantastic! There were barely any hiccups and I felt personally blessed and inspired by the speakers as well as others in audience. Over 100 showed up from five states. It was a celebration of Jesus Christ’s place in our lives. It was significant for lots of reasons, including first time I’d spoken to such large crowd. Wasn’t even nervous about that… it was the first time I’d shared – in front of big forum – my walk with Christ as an artist. That’s plenty for now. Want to know more?? Let me know. Want to know more about ArtsCharlotte? Sign up for emails on this link. (By the way, ArtsCharlotte is for artists, not just Christian ones! Though our first symposium was.) Share...

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Small Business Saturday? Yes, Please.

Small Business Saturday? Yes, Please.

HOLIDAY GLASS SCHEDULE…   First, Happy Thanksgiving!! Had a great time in Rock Hill, SC last weekend (Nov. 20-21) with Harriet Goode and Alfred D. Ward in Gallery 5 group show! Sold some glass & made a lot of new friends. Missed me in Rock Hill? I’ll have new glass for sale – starting from $65 – this coming Saturday, Nov. 28 from 11am to 2pm in uptown Charlotte. I’ll be joining a little pop up event – with friends from Two Bottles Wine Co. – at Packard Place. #SmallBusinessSaturday  (PARKING UPTOWN – street parking is free. The parking deck immediately preceding Packard Place – first right after crossing 4th Street – is $5 all day as long as not otherwise posted!)     (There is still one spot left in my Saturday, Dec. 5 – Slumpy’s CLASS. More here.) Finally, I am excited to be joining Rose Hawley and friends for her Open House on Saturday, Dec. 12 @ Art in the Dairy – usually runs mid-morning to mid-afternoon. (FYI, there are a few crazy farm animals… and lots of interesting new stuff happening.)   Share...

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Catch New Glass @Sozo!

Catch New Glass @Sozo!

Last night was a fun one. Haven’t updated this site in some time… because I have been MAKING the work. New glass, arranged beautifully, and paired with other Sozo artist, Liz Barber set the scene. Add adult beverages, artisan chocolates and a lot of folks who love art, and you have one fine Friday evening! Artists love their family and friends, but having collectors at an opening is really awesome! (Evening ended with a lovely couple taking home their second “Carmella Jarvi” piece of glass and talk of a commission.) I’ve been making my warm (or kiln formed) glass for four years now, and can honestly say, I have rounded a corner!!   CHECK OUT THIS HAPPENINGSCLT LINK FOR AN INSIDE THE STUDIO SNEAK PEEK! (Special thanks to writer, LISA RUBENSON & photographer, LINDSAY WYNNE HESS.) Share...

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