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Photo Discussion / Where to get prints made in MoCo?
« on: March 10, 2016, 11:30:24 AM »
Hi - I'm going to make some dioramas in miniature and take digital photos. My goal is to exhibit large scale photos of the staged scenes - up to 24 inches in either direction, maybe more. Is Dodge Chrome the best place to get archival printing done or is there another place I should consider? Thanks!

I hope you can drop by my solo of text-based abstracts! Most of the work is new, from this year.

Through November 29, 2015
Reception Saturday, November 7, 3 - 5 pm
Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center
40 South Carroll Street, in historic downtown Frederick, Maryland 21701

Our stories define us and help us make sense of the world, whether we tell them to other people or not. But if we choose to share our stories, the power we give ourselves to edit out parts, add drama, and sometimes lie can further define us. In this exhibit, I am retelling stories on canvas while exploring the nature of space and continuity.

Each work in acrylic and charcoal features text as subject matter. Words are mostly obscured so the focus is on mark making and structure, not meaning. Texture for each piece comes from my hands and a subtractive process where layers of washes are added to the surface, then partially removed with rags. Though the hidden narrative changes from painting to painting, the linear aspect of the writing flows loosely around the gallery space, hinting at a continuous storyline or perhaps a series of windows looking out onto an abstract landscape’s horizon.

Like a life unfolding through many tales, or a single story revealed over time, my continuum of words invites viewers to reflect on their own histories as well as the universal themes in all our lives, and the interplay between the natural world and the inner worlds we create for ourselves.

Hope you can stop by! I'm in studio #20 in Section B.

Artists & Makers Studios of Rockville, MD, the Washington region’s new artist-focused studio center, announces the Grand Opening Celebration of its Parklawn Drive facilities. Artists & Makers Studios provides services, support, studio and classroom space for creative professionals in the Washington region.

Artists & Makers Studios
Grand Opening Celebration
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015
11810 Parklawn Dr.
Rockville, Maryland 20852

Artists & Makers Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors. Located in the heart of Rockville’s White Flint business district, Artists & Makers Studios is a 9,000 Sq. Ft. facility with over 40 creatives.

Artists / Re: Lori Anne Boocks - Paintings & Mixed Media
« on: March 14, 2015, 01:45:06 PM »
I have moved into my new space at Artists & Makers Studios and am starting to make new work. I'm so excited! There will be a grand opening. Hope you can come by and see me and the 39 other creatives there. I'm in Section B, Studio 20.

Friday, April 17, 2015
6:00pm - 9:00pm
11810 Parklawn Dr.
Rockville, Maryland 20852

Artists / Re: A new web site for Galerie Schiff
« on: January 02, 2015, 04:31:36 PM »
Exhibit history, other art-related experience, press, etc. on an artist's resume shouldn't put you at risk for identity theft. I'm sorry if you had a bad experience posting that info in the past. Posting one's art resume is pretty standard. As for e-newsletters, I personally like them because I feel they build community and let people get to know the stories behind my art. I hear what you're saying about social not delivering sales. This year I sold 4 paintings due to Facebook. This was a first for me, and I wonder if that will continue since Facebook is making it tougher for non-personal pages to hit followers' feeds.

Good luck with your new site! I hope to meet you in person one day :)

General Art Discussion / Thanks,!
« on: January 02, 2015, 09:37:10 AM »
In early December I was invited to be in a 3-person pop-up show for a tech company's holiday party at an awesome space. I always ask how people find out about my work.... The organizer found me here. Thanks, Jesse and artdc! :biggrin:

Artists / Re: A new web site for Galerie Schiff
« on: January 02, 2015, 09:27:27 AM »
Nice clean look! Love your Standing Buddha. I hope you don't mind my putting on my day-job marketing hat on for some feedback:

1. Please consider not requiring a password for people to see your resume. Reviewing your resume is one way curators check out potential artists for exhibitions. Potential buyers may also want to see your show history before buying. The password/encryption process is a barrier, and many people will not pursue it. I also strongly encourage you to make your resume a webpage for immediate access. Save PDFs for media kits or large writing projects (like if you write an essay as a curator) as your career grows. 

2. You say you don't do mailing lists. I highly advise to start one using a free e-newsletter platform service like a Mail Chimp, which lets people sign up and unsubscribe seamlessly. You will need to promote it so that people sign up. This is a great way to reach people when you have a show. I only do a quarterly e-newsletter, short and to the point, plus limited special announcements like exhibit.

3. On your pricing page, you say that letter sizes are "always" $100. Never say never, and never say always  :smt001 Prices need to adjust upwardly as your career grows. Plus outside factors (like an unforeseen spike in paper or printer ink prices) can impact your bottom line. Also consider a caveat at the bottom of the page like: "Prices current for 2015."

4. I would love to see an About page since I can't get into your resume. Even though you have Potomac images (and are on this forum), I don't want to assume that you live here locally.

5. Sizes in mm are difficult for many US people to figure out. Consider adding inches where you don't specifically mention letter size.

6. On the mixed media page, is that just a glossary or do you intend to post links there in the future?

Thanks for sharing your new site!

I have 2 large pieces in this show, which is part of the Columbia Festival of the Arts. Hope you can drop by!

Rouse Company Foundation Gallery - Howard County Community College
Things That Scare Me Invitational Exhibition:  A multi-media exhibition that examines the concept of fear.
June 12-July 27, 2014
Reception: June 24, 5:30-7:30pm
Gallery Hours: Monday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Artists / Re: Lori Anne Boocks - Paintings & Mixed Media
« on: January 22, 2014, 11:10:58 PM »
A new artist interview is up on my blog: Maryland printmaker Clare Winston who incorporates thread in her screenprints -

“Mathematics, Maps and Myths”

The larger works in this two-venue exhibition by abstract artists Joan Belmar and myself will hang for a shorter run but will get their own reception Saturday 6:30-8:30 p.m. The large works stay up until Nov. 3 at Studio 1469 (rear entrance, 1469 Harvard St. NW.), while the smaller works hang through Nov. 10 at Adah Rose Gallery (3766 Howard Ave., Kensington). Hope you can stop by!

Artists / Re: Lori Anne Boocks - Paintings & Mixed Media
« on: October 17, 2013, 05:40:08 AM »
Thanks, Jesse!

Artists / Re: Lori Anne Boocks - Paintings & Mixed Media
« on: October 13, 2013, 04:22:03 PM »
The opening last night at Adah Rose's was great--wonderful conversations! I always learn something new about my work at receptions. Thanks, Terry, for coming by!

Saturday, October 19 from 6:30-8:30pm is the reception for the larger work from Mathematics, Maps, and Myths at Studio 1469.

It's a nice space--hope you can drop in!

Artists / Re: Lori Anne Boocks - Paintings & Mixed Media
« on: October 07, 2013, 08:18:23 PM »
Thanks, Terry! You work is too! I loved getting lost in the wonderful textures of your piece in the Red show.

Yes, these two will be in the show at Adah Rose's, plus she's arranged a second exhibit of large work at Studio 1469 - I hope you can stop by!

Artists / Re: Lori Anne Boocks - Paintings & Mixed Media
« on: September 21, 2013, 02:04:51 PM »
Thanks so much, Jesse!!

Artists / Re: Lori Anne Boocks - Paintings & Mixed Media
« on: September 21, 2013, 08:34:19 AM »
Something new. A Portrait of Restraint - 42 x 30 inches. Acrylic, charcoal, and wire on canvas.

Artists / Re: Lori Anne Boocks - Paintings & Mixed Media
« on: September 11, 2013, 08:58:41 PM »
Thanks, Bill!

Artists / Re: Bill Remington's pictures-MEMEME
« on: September 11, 2013, 08:58:08 PM »
Enjoying looking through your posts! Ornament is one of my faves.

Artomatic / Re: Terry Sitz
« on: September 11, 2013, 08:50:56 PM »
Beautiful blog post. I enjoyed seeing your work up close and personal Sunday at Artomatic.

Artists / Re: Lori Anne Boocks - Paintings & Mixed Media
« on: September 07, 2013, 04:26:45 PM »

Artists / Re: Lori Anne Boocks - Paintings & Mixed Media
« on: September 07, 2013, 09:52:52 AM »
Thanks, Jesse and Terry! Looking forward to seeing your work, Terry, at Artomatic Frederick.

Here's a small new one: Chesapeake Bay Love Poem

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