Hey Creative Friends,
I’ve got an announcement to share with you. One of my art pieces has been juried into an art fair called Intersect Chicago. I’m so thrilled.
I’m grateful for the opportunity to share. Sharing my art takes it from the corners of my small studio and presents it as a gift for others to enjoy on the world stage. Often, people ask me when my art is going to come to a place near them so they can go see it in real life. It’s an honor to create art that people truly want to see.
So, for those of you in Chicago, Illinois area, here’s your chance to enjoy the gift of my art for three days ONLY.
I’m currently in the process of signing loan agreements, insurance, and purchase and sales contracts. There’s a lot of behind the scenes work that goes into sharing your work on big stages. It’s truly a learning experience. After all the paperwork have been properly signed, I’ll receive instructions on how to ship Hats Don’t Fit to the SAQA Global Exhibition center.
Let me tell you about Intersect Chicago.
Prestigious Art Fair
Intersect Chicago is one of three art fairs which fall under the umbrella of Intersect Art and Design. They’re Art and Design fairs held in these three different venues annually – Aspen, Chicago, and Palm Springs. Here’s how it’s described on the art fair’s website:
“Running since 1993, Intersect Chicago takes place annually at Chicago’s Navy Pier, and focuses on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art, fiber arts, and design. Through art, and the diverse voices of their exhibitors and artists, we encourage discussions which promote social awareness and foster positive change.”
In 2021, the fair presents an exploration of materiality and meaning in design, objects, furniture, and art with a focus on local, regional, and global creation. Intersect Chicago’s November 2021 edition will feature a diverse roster of galleries and cultural partners with dedicated programming, curated focus sections, and special events.
SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates), of which I’m a member. is one of the organizations which will be exhibiting at this fair and I’m honored that juror Barbara Lee Smith (MFA, Mixed media) selected my piece “Hats Don’t Fit” to be part of the fair.
So, yay!!! Hats Don’t Fit will be heading to Chicago, Illinois very soon.
Sharing My Art on Bigger Stages
This year, my art career has taken a different turn. I’ve been creating bigger, and bolder works. But I also find myself doing much more interviews, writing for publications, speaking. Basically, I’ve been engaged in different ways of sharing my work. If you’re familiar with my art mantra – Make time, create your best work, and share with the world – you’ll notice something. Recently, I’m seriously involved in the third phase which is all about sharing.
Although, I’ve been sharing my work in one shape or the other since the very beginning of my art journey, in this current phase of my journey, the emphasis seems to be weighing heavily on sharing my work in more places. I must admit that sharing does take a big chunk out of my time. Everything always seems to come back to mastering your time in order to have an effective creative practice. It’s always a balancing act between art making and art business.
For all of you dear friends who’re able to go see the exhibition in Chicago, here are the deets:
Where: Festival Hall, The Navy Pier, Chicago
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
When: November 4-7, 2021 (Please note the correction)
Exhibitor: Studio Art Quilts Associates
I hope you’ll make some time to go see this exhibit. It’s going to be well worth it to see all the amazing works that are going to be on display.
PS: If you do go see my work, please drop me a note and let me know how you like it in real life.
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Jan Doyle says
Congratulations CLARA and all that you’re doing. Very impressive.
Clara Nartey says
Aww Jan, thank you so much.