I’m grateful to announce I was recently invited to be a guest lecturer at Miami University in Oxford as part of their Visiting Artist Lecture Series. In their words, “We pull artists working in a diverse range of media and occupation from business and curating to practicing artist or teacher to speak to the students about their individual art practice.”…
I will focus on my TV production house and my photography. I’ll incorporate some video samples as well as artistic captures from my portfolio. The session includes a 45 minute lecture followed by a 15 minute question/answer exchange.
Additional info addressed to the students attending the evening includes: “Visiting artists, lecturers, and educators come to Miami as a part of our Visiting Artists and Guest Lecture Series as well as for gue
Hope you don’t mind my sharing… I had a meeting with the buyer for the Cincinnati Art Museum’s gift shop and she has ordered cards featuring my Paris collection, all in black and white, to run in conjunction with their upcoming Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit! YAY!!! I am honored to have such an exciting opportunity to get my work out there, especially in a place that I admire tremendously. Thanks again!!! Ainsley
I recently bought some oil paints and a canvas. I am determined to take a stab (hopefully not at the canvas as I look down and see a hideous nightmare of clashing colors gooping together) at painting my very own work of (seriously questionable) art! My talents at painting/drawing/coloring stunted around age 6 (I can make quite the lively stick figure) so I’m going for an abstract look. Wish me luck. I found this Bob Ross video (you, know, the famous PBS wild haired painter/teacher who’s message was that anyone can paint) and thought I’d share it with you. It is the funniest thing I’ve EVER seen!!! :)
I am please to announce that the last exhibit I was featured in at Art Beyond Boundaries proved to be an exciting event. The show will be up for nearly 2 months. The show closes in mid November, and just within the last few days I received a call for entries for the very next ehhibit entitled “parallels”. The show is not locked in the theme, but encourages artists to enter works that can be viewed in featuring parallel themes. The following are what I am submitting. I have a limit of 5 entries, so I narrowed them down to the most compelling captures that kept within the theme, The first 3 are paralled in that they all feature pathways, one narrow and round, one deep and straight ahead and the last a view up an enticing staircase.…
Just wanted to share some thrilling news. Six of my works have been chosen to be part of an extremely groovy photography exhibit here in downtown Cincinnati at the gallery Art Beyond Boundaries!!! The gallery usually features works from disabled artists, but this current show was open to submissions from everyone. I am so very honored to be included. My pictures are enlarged to 2’ by 3’ and it’s such fun to see them all so big and displayed beautifully. The opening night reception was last Friday night. The show will be up through November.
Just had to post a quick note saying that I was in NYC all day yesterday (left Cincinnati @ 7:30 AM, returned 11 PM), so I did not get word about my extremely thrilling, deeply, deeply appreciated feature on the homepage until well after the fact. Today I am hitting the ground running, (Ava has swim meets all day today, tomorrow and Sunday) so I won’t be able to sit down and properly thank each and every one of you dear friends who left such supportive, beautiful comments on my featured image, Shy Bouquet, until I get some more time later on today. I cannot thank you enough for being such an amazing source of encouragement, inspiration and joy. From the bottom of my bowled over heart, I give a million thanks! Sincerely, Ainsley
I recently mentioned in a journal entry that 10 of my images were selected to be part of an exciting exhibit at a local hospital. The reception for the event was on Tuesday of this week. I was blown away when a very kind gentleman motioned toward one of my images and announced, “I want this one!”. He promptly got out his credit card and paid for it on the spot, right in front of me! Woooo Hooooo!!! I was beside myself with joy! The photograph is a poster size enlargement, framed. It is my 3rd sale to date and a memory I will cherish forever!