John M. Adams...Site Specific...GRACE...Member Show

This past week I had the pleasure of reconnecting with a very talented friend! John M. Adams contacted me to help him layout a site specific drawing at The Greater Reston Art Center for the Artist Member Exhibition.   
I was thrilled to be an art assistant for the day. The  day was pretty much masking the area and checking measurements, creating the space where the drawing would exist. It was apparent that this would be an excellent time lapse opportunity documenting the, I have never done this before, but knew we had the equipment and Rich had the experience... 
So at the end of that  day, I went home...gathered all the necessary tools...and asked my husband for a little tutorial on the creation of a time lapse and setting all the cameras up. He was more than happy to oblige!


Please enjoy the video below...the result of a wonderful three days of cultivating creativity! 14,000ish images blended to demonstrate John's process. This time lapse also be on view at GRACE for the length of the show!
Greater Reston Arts Center Member Exhibition
July 17- August 23, 2014.
"Stuart's Draft" is a site-specific graphite drawing I designed and created in memory of my friend and mentor Stuart Downs (1950-2013, Poet, JMU Gallery Director and Professor of Museum Studies).  I hope you can join me at the opening reception to discuss the drawing and Stuart's influence on my artistic practice and life.
My site-specific drawings are temporary artworks requiring the viewer to be in a specific place at a specific time to truly experience the work. Strokes of graphite evoke plumes of smoke or light reflected  on the surface of water, keeping with the artwork's transitory nature. These components offer a metaphor for evolution - moving  the viewer through creation, existence, and eventual destruction.
                                                                                                                              John M. Adams
***I loved this experience! A huge thanks to my patient & knowledgeable husband!***


Off the Walls

     Summer is officially in full swing! This is the time for me to get snapping on my own craft! I am showing my photography in Rockville at the Washington ArtWorks gallery alongside my dear friend & painter, Donna Sinclair and my incredibly talented father-in-law & pastel artist, Dick Silva!
My photographs are architectural silver gelatin photographs featuring iconic images in New York City and D.C. on a variety of warm and cool paper tones.  Donna Sinclair is showing her wonderfully abstracted paintings memories of the shore.
Dick Silva is featuring luscious pastels created from his observations while out and about town and travel!
Join us this Friday, July 11, 2014, as Washington ArtWorks opens “Off the Wall”, an exhibition featuring a variety of mediums, from over 40 Mid-Atlantic artists.  All artwork will be available to take home immediately upon sale, and will be replaced with work by the artist. This process allows for the exhibit to change regularly, so visitors are invited to visit the show continually through July to see new work.
This Friday there will be
appetizers and wine will be provided for participants and guests.
The address is
12276 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, MD 20852.

The artwork posted here is just a taste of what is on view!
See you Friday!!!


Fireworks of the 4th of July!

Celebrating the 4th of July!
The key components to a fantastic night out..
Perfect weather,  cute kids (rocking patriotic apparel), food ,cool beverages
of course the camera!
The view was breathtaking! My friends are wizards at finding the perfect spot to view
the fireworks on the National Mall (without actually leaving Virginia)

As the sun began set it was apparent the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and the Capital Building were standing proud ready for the show!


Happy 4th of July my fellow patriots!