Don't miss the second episode of the Femininity in the Post-Apocalypse podcast! My guest on this episode is artist Sam Drapeaux, and we have a meandering discussion about the movie Prey, or Kühtaamia in Comanche, from 2022. After we rate the film on the Maenad-O-Meter, artist-writer-coach Alex Jamieson receives the Honorary Doctor of Dystopian Studies degree from the Unaccredited College of Klaire.
Join me on March 1, 2024 at the Columbus Arts Council for the opening reception of Women’s History Month Juried Show. The reception begins at 5:00 pm in the Columbus Arts Council Gallery at 2500 14th Street, Columbus, Nebraska. I served as the juror, and I’ll present an artist talk at 7:30 pm.
I'm happy to announce that my Feminine Attempts paintings will be on display at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin. My life-size feminist oil on canvas portraits will be part of a duo show called No Rest for the Women with artist D. Helene Woods. The exhibition will be on display from February 16th through April 7th, 2024. The opening reception will be Friday, February 16th from 6:30-8:30 pm.
The very first episode of the Femininity in the Post-Apocalypse podcast is here! The inaugural episode is titled, "Mad Max with Aaron C Packard plus Sonia Hernandez Packard." Photographer Aaron C Packard and I casually discuss Mad Max from 1979, and we rate it on the Maenad-O-Meter. Jewelry maker Sonia Hernandez Packard receives the Honorary Doctor of Dystopian Studies degree from the Unaccredited College of Klaire.
After you finish creating an amazing work of art, you’ll want to label it. Labeling art will help you stay organized, curators often require documentation, and collectors will appreciate the historic record. I’ll guide you through what information you should include on the label plus I will demonstrate how to create a label. The complete “Labeling Art” video guide is available at the Unaccredited College of Klaire.
I'm launching a new podcast! It's called Femininity in the Post-Apocalypse, and I can't wait for you to listen. I just published the trailer.
My artwork is part of the Dakotans for Health 2024 fundraiser. Help us regain bodily autonomy in South Dakota and add to your art collection by bidding on my painting! The art auction is part of the Annual Reproductive Rights Benefit Concert. This year's event is called "Seasons of Love," and it's at Icon Events in Sioux Falls on January 20, 2024. You can bid online, but the art auction closes on January 20.
Let's Sketch a Skull Together (Drinks are Optional)
Don't want to go out tonight, but you want to do something fun? Pour yourself a drink and let’s make a sketch together! I’m going to show you how to draw a skull by breaking it down into smaller forms, refining lines, and adding shadows. All you need you for this project is a pencil, an eraser, and a piece of paper. The drink is optional, but you might want to toast yourself after you finish your drawing because you’ll be so proud of your work! The complete "Drink and Draw: Skull" video demonstration is available at the Unaccredited College of Klaire.
Don’t miss your chance to submit your artwork to the Columbus Arts’s Council’s Women’s History Month Juried Show. I’m serving as juror, and I can’t wait to see what artwork you enter! Women artists are invited to submit 1-5 works of art, but please visit the Columbus Arts Council’s website for complete entry requirements and eligibility. Submissions are due January 24, 2024, and the exhibition will run March 1-28, 2024.
Learn from my Artist Talk Advice at the Unaccredited College of Klaire
When you make a lot of awesome artwork, you’re inevitably going to be invited to give an artist talk. I want to help you feel prepared so you can give a successful artist talk at your next art reception. I’ll explain what an artist talk is, share the artist talk format I use, give a demonstration on a short artist talk, and I’ll describe how to prepare for a long artist talk. The full “Artist Talk Advice” video is available at the Unaccredited College of Klaire.