What’s been happening in 2016?

What’s been happening in 2016?

It’s been a while. Here’s what I’ve been up to… Like many artists, I’m a team of one – with too many tasks & not enough time. This year has been filled with cool experiences, good changes (some painful), plus gleaning, organizing, purging, and tweaking nearly every area of my life — which, honestly, makes this Virgo very happy:) ___________________________________________________________ . 2016: What a Year! Most significant is my two week glass blowing experience with master glass artist Brian Corr in August at Penland School of Crafts. My very first time @ Penland & glassblowing…and what a first time it was!! I am not set up for glassblowing in my own studio, but so many possibilities have opened up. (Recently visited STARworks for hot glass, cold beer night. In 2017, I’ll be heading back to play.) ___________________________________________________________ . This fall, I’ve been working on a private glass commission for a local business celebrating 20 years!! And, I have a smaller exterior public art commission (in Charlotte) starting in January 2017! (More about these later.) ___________________________________________________________ . Where can you find my handmade art glass? Anytime, my art glass is now at Coffey & Thompson Gallery, in Charlotte, NC. (Has a new owner, business direction, & new location at 1200 S Graham St.) We’ll be part of South End Small Business Saturday on November 26 from 10am to 2pm. Come out to get a gift for yourself or someone else… or some inspiration, maybe see what’s happening in South End area closest to the Panthers’ stadium. The following week will be the C&TG opening reception for our small works for the holidays show. That reception is Friday, December 2, from 6 to 9 PM. ___________________________________________________________ . January 2017: Earth, Wind & Fire, a group show with me, Chris Craft, Debbie Rasberry, and Regina Burchett at Clearwater Artist Studios, in Concord, NC. ___________________________________________________________ . February 25, 2017: Invited artist to McColl Center for Art + Innovation’s big annual fundraising event, Studio Party 17. ___________________________________________________________ . Also coming in 2017: 1) NEW website is in the works!! (Basically, this WordPress site is not easy to maintain and still looks funky after working on layout:( I lost “Constant Contact” mailing list button awhile back with no notice… & it’s not an easy fix!! Also, way too many problems uploading my images to this site. Therefore, new website is coming soon:) ___________________________________________________________ . 2) Finally, most of you know I love the business end of things too! I’m currently venturing into a big project that will solve some basic problems for artists. In a nutshell, it’s an artist’s digital assistant. Want to be on THAT mailing list to find out more? Email me & I’ll add you:) Share...

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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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Need Help? FREE Harrisburg, NC Artist Seminar April 5, 2016.

Need Help? FREE Harrisburg, NC Artist Seminar April 5, 2016.

ARTISTS: Learn to better leverage art events! Prepare for the upcoming Harrisburg ArtWalk and more.   CLICK ON LINK BELOW for details. Need Help? FREE Harrisburg Artist Seminar.   TUESDAY, APRIL 5 | 6:45-8:45p.m. Harrisburg Town Hall • 4100 Main Street, Harrisburg, N.C. ARTISTS Learn to leverage art events! Prepare for the upcoming Harrisburg ArtWalk and more. Get the best tips to maximize participation in art shows and events. This special session for local artists will give you a ton of ideas to create a better display, connect with potential patrons and leverage an event to build interest in your artwork, regardless of your medium. Join successful artist-entrepreneur, Carmella Jarvi [me!] as I share my expertise and experience to help you increase your art business success. (Suggest bringing something to write on/with. Plus, sorry, but no drink or food allowed.) www.facebook.com/event link Share...

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