EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS CALENDAR
Happening now, and coming up very soon…
All earrings are for sale (currently shipping to US only) -- if you see a pair you like that has already been sold, do let me know, as I may be able to recreate a similar pair for you. I can also do custom designs, using your own materials - paper, fabric, small found objects -- that will have special meaning. For further information contact me here at my website at NancyYoshiiStudios.com, on Instagram, or through my Facebook page at Nancy Yoshii Studios.
Manhasset Library, 30 Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset, NY
August 5 – September 22, 2017
Reception: Saturday, September 9, 2017, 2-4pm
The Manhasset Library's description of “Namaste” reads: "[This] is a multi media exhibition on view in the Community Room. The theme “Namaste” was chosen to allow artists to show us a representation of their peaceful place in a world that has become increasingly filled with stress, turbulence, and tension. We all need our peaceful place!"
I have four works in this group show. The first three are a series of mixed media pieces entitled "Odd Bird," which include ink, graphite, torn and punctured paper, and collage – quiet and meditative; the fourth is a monochromatic photo of the Taj Mahal from my 2013 trip to India...it was the most gorgeous, ethereal man-made structure I've ever seen, and the memory has lingered.
I hope you'll take some time out to view the show. Check library hours and call ahead to ensure access to the Community Room downstairs. Click here for hours and directions: Manhasset Library.
MY EXCELLENT JAPAN ADVENTURE WILL SOON BEGIN....
The months have sped by, and I'm more than excited to be heading to southern Japan soon for my month-long artist residency at Studio Kura. Located in rural Itoshima and surrounded by rice fields, mountains and sea, it looks to be an ideal place for inspiration (check out the link to get a sense of place). What makes it even more special for me is that for many years I lived not far from this area – first as an American kid living on a US Air Force base, and then later on as a young married. I'll have opportunity not only to work on my "Coming Home" proposal there, but also to visit with family and friends I haven't seen in years. In addition, I'll be sharing the residency experience with 6 other artists from around the world – a triple bonus, can't wait! I plan to post photos so if you're interested, do check back during October.
"ANYTHING GOES" – Presented by the Long Island Craft Guild
Jericho Public Library, 1 Merry Lane, Jericho, NY
October 3-30, 2017
Jericho Reception: Saturday, October 7, 2-4pm (Hours and directions)
Great Neck Library, 159 Bayview Avenue, Great Neck, NY
November 1 – December 11, 2017
Great Neck Reception: Sunday, November 12, 2-4pm (Hours and directions)
This traveling LICG group exhibit has very few rules, other than the work must be in one or more fine craft categories – clay, fiber, glass, paper, leather, metal/jewelry, wood and/or mixed media. I'm very pleased to say that the three mixed media collages I submitted for jurying have been accepted. [Image above is titled "Delhi Balcony."] There will be opportunities to see the show at either (or both!) venues – hope my local friends will come to one of the receptions, which are always lively events and a chance to chat with all the wonderful Guild artists. I'll be in Japan during the October reception, but would be great to see you in Great Neck on November 12.
LONG ISLAND CRAFT GUILD'S 5th ANNUAL FINE CRAFT FAIR
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10am-4pm
Ethical Humanist Society, 38 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY
Free parking and admission
Another year has rolled around, and I am co-chairing the Long Island Craft Guild’s 5th Annual Fine Craft Fair again with Sally Shore. And as a participant, I’ll have for sale my light-as-a-feather paper earrings, prints, original collages, framed and matted works, and handmade greeting cards.
The LICG’s annual fair is gaining a reputation as a quality venue and a great opportunity for the public to purchase fine crafts from Long Island artists in a variety of media and a wide price range...perfect for holiday gift shopping. If you live or are visiting in the NY metropolitan area, support your local artists and come by my booth to say HI!
"BITS AND PIECES, COLLAGES AND QUILTS"
Manhasset Library, 30 Onderdonk Ave., Manhasset, NY
December 3, 2017 – January 26, 2018
Reception: Saturday, December 9, 2017, 2-4pm
I've submitted several "quilterly" pieces for this open-call exhibition, including the above mixed-media paper quilt collage entitled "Patterns of India VI." We'll see how the committee decides in awhile; watch here for updates. Library hours and directions: Manhasset Library.
"ACCORD/DISCORD" - Presented by the Long Island Craft Guild
February 14 - March 22, 2018
Gallery West, Suffolk Community College
Captree Commons, Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY
I've done several rather offbeat mixed media sculptural pieces to submit for this 2018 LICG exhibit at Suffolk Community College. The blurb for the artist prospectus reads: "With the threatened defunding of the NEA and the extreme polarity that has caused so much angst in the United States and abroad, LICG is calling for work that addresses the many concerns of the population at large in the current political climate. Your own expressions about jobs, immigration, climate change, the wall, health care, de-regulation, "fake" news, conflicts of interest, etc., are all fair game.
EXHIBITION JUROR: Joan Harrison, Professor Emerita of the LIU Post campus of Long Island University."
So stay tuned for this show, looks like it will be VERY interesting...