Friday, July 6, 2012

D. Fleiss East West Artist Residency in Mallnitz, Austria

Wonderful News!  I have been officially invited by the
D. Fleiss East West Artists Foundation
to an artist residency and Symposia of Contemporary Art in Mallnitz, Austria this October.

After almost a year of confinement because of my broken leg accident, I can’t tell you how excited I am about the possibility of going to this residency.  There are some challenges ahead of me. First of all I must continue to improve my physical strength and stamina to allow me to travel confidently and to enjoy the time I will have creating and exploring in the Alps and secondly I must fundraise for the travel costs.   

I am planning a few different events to reach my travel goal of $4400.
I will be doing a Kickstarter project with great rewards for donors who would like to contribute online, A raffle of an original painting, and an Open Studio and Sale with lots of great deals on paintings with a large selection of small works offered for a steal and for the first time to the public. I will announce the dates soon.

I hope that I can find the support I need to make this incredible opportunity happen. I have my work cut out for me!

Other Studio Updates
I am excited to have my studio back and renovated to enhance my productivity.  I have been painting every day and am looking forward to putting my studio practice back in high gear.   I have started some new explorations which will solidify into a working vocabulary soon and am also working on some grant proposals as well.

Artist, Joyce Conlon stopped into the studio for a visit recently.
She was the first to see the new painting in progress that I am working on.  We had a wonderful conversation about painting and process.  It was a brilliant reminder that all things come in good time….and we must be open to let the work unfold through the process of creating it and to have a little fun while doing it too!


btaylor said...

Looking forward to seeing your kickstarter promo! Congratulations :)

Alicia Blaze Hunsicker said...

Thanks! I am working on the Kickstarter page and hope to have it up by the end of the month. I have also picked a date for the Open House and Studio Save the date August 8th from 10 am to 4 pm. Deatails to be announced soon!

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