Saturday, August 14, 2010

Vermont Studio Residency July 2010: Part 1

I have been wanting to share about my trip to Vermont Studio Center but have been unable to organize my thoughts into one coherent blog post.......So I decided to do a few short posts with some of the highlights of my trip. The Red Mill building was the hub of life at VSC. It had a lounge, library, rec. room, dinning hall, kitchen, gallery, the office, and The small 3 bedroom apt.
where I stayed in room #1. It was an attic like room with slanty ceilings and felt reminiscent of my own A frame style house at home.

My studio was a short walk away in the Barbara White Building. I LOVED my studio!!!
And if I had been able to pick I would have chosen it myself. Weirdly again it had the same shape as my home studio...just bigger...Much bigger. It felt instantly like home to me and that was good because I spent most of my time there.
To be Continued....

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My Favorite Photos from Sweet Senescence

Here are some figure studies I did through the looking glass of Sweet Senescence.....
I may have to paint some of these!

Sweet Senescence @ VSC Red Mill Gallery

Artist, Melissa Armstrong presented

Sweet Senescence at

Vermont Studio Center’s Red Mill Gallery

I was completely enamored with her work which is made from Sugar. Every morning before I went into the dining Hall I would check on the progress of her work...always changing and evolving as the sugar taffy dripped off the panels and into catch basins on the floor.

Here are a few photos from the show that I took. I have an affinity for things that I can look through to see the world differently and these just did it for me.....especially during the opening where I was able to view other people (figures) through them....and of course take photographs of them.

Be Sure to check out Melissa’s blog if you are interested in seeing more documentation of her work. Also Melissa has posted a awesome time lapse video of her installation of Sweet Senescence.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Papergirl 2010: a call for art

I participated in this project last year and had a wonderful experience! Plus....they throw a great artist reception/Show/Dance Party!

As you may/may not know, the open call for Papergirl 2010 is on and in full effect until August 31st. Last year we had over 100 artists participate, and distributed over 400 pieces of art work, this year, we want to break our record but we need your art!

The project goes like this: We collect any and all original works of art on paper until August 31st.
In September (dates TBA) we will display the work for one week, wrap it up with a great big party, and the next day we will distribute all the work for free to people on the streets of NOHO via a team of cyclists.

• There are no size restrictions this year.
• Please no photocopies, or photographs of works in different mediums

(i.e. a photograph of a painting) although regular photography is completely acceptable.
• There are no restrictions in the number of pieces any one can submit,

and at least one piece from each artists will be represented in the exhibit.
-we will also work out a system so that additional submissions from the same artist can be seen,

but do know wall space is limited.
• The project is not limited exclusively to artists, there are no age restrictions and

anyone can mail us art work from any where in the world and it will be accepted.
-Feel free to spread the word to anyone you know who may be interested,

last year we had participants as young as 8 and as far away as France, we had everything from illustrations, to photography, to typography and everything in between. Lets make this year even bigger and better, blow our minds,(just make sure we can roll it up like a newspaper) and embrace the joy in taking a leap of faith in sharing your art for free with the community.

Please mail or drop off submissions to
103 State St, Apt. 4
Northampton MA 01060

The attachment is this years papergirl flyer, feel free to print, hang, distribute, etc. It was made by Brendan McCauley, and he put a lot of labor into it, so please do not modify it in anyway!
We will also be screen printing these and distributing them in every roll as well as giving one to every participating artist!

Also, Now.For.Art is making some moves to a more organized operation, such as this email blast,
please let us know if you wish to be removed.
Additionally, we are in the process of developing a website and since you've participated in our projects before,
we want to advocate your blog or website!
Send us your full web address and the exact wording you would like to appear for your link, i.e. your name.

This fall we will be also adding a couple new folks to the mix to help the flow and increase the amount of projects we host.
Starting in September we will be introducing a monthly artists shirt series, where each month a new artist will design 3 shirts which we will screen print ourselves on organic U.S. made shirts, they will be available on the website with 50 % of the proceeds going to the artists and the other 50% to help us become a little more sustainable.

Please never hesitate with any questions and for more updates visit our blog


My New Art Transportation Device

I must share this wonderful shelf that was made for me for my trip to Vermont Studio Center ....It was perfect and allowed me to fit all I needed (especially art supplies) into the car. All the artists who saw it were envious!! (Nice shelf! ....ha,ha) I have it stored in my art studio closet now and can use it again when traveling with art work for delivery to shows/galleries, home installations (sales), of future residencies that I may drive to.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Goodbye Vermont Studio Center

I have arrived home safely after my month long adventure at Vermont Studio Center.
I will post soon! Just finishing getting settled and have to upload my photos... then I will be ready to Blog again :-) Hope you are all enjoying your summer and having art adventures of your own. xo~Alicia
Alicia Hunsicker's art is undeniably beautiful. She is an expert at extracting the highly-detailed textures and fibers of the human body, bringing them from darkness, into the light, with a technical precision that rivals any modern-day master.
David Aquino, Brattleboro Reformer