EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS CALENDAR
Bird of Paradise [2" x 2" mini-collage]
I hope you are faring well. 'Tis the season and I have a lot of art happenings to tell you about.
First off, I continue designing and making my paper earrings that, I'm pleased to say, have been well-received. I've also been on a tear (both literally and figuratively) making mixed media collages, including a new mini-collage series [see example above], along with several new paper quilts, doing photography, making greeting cards and matted and framed prints. Currently I'm in the midst of preparations for a string of exhibits and craft fairs from now until well into 2019. Hope to see my local friends at some of these events. So here goes...
ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
I'm excited to report that my earrings have been featured in two articles: 8 Artisans Who Make Beautiful and Unique Paper Jewelry by Hand, and the Holiday Gift Guide on Ann Martin's lovely All Things Paper website. Be sure to take a look, it's a wonderful site for anyone who loves paper in its many forms.
Most of my work is for sale -- if you see a pair of earrings or other work you like that has already been sold, do let me know, as I may be able to recreate something similar for you. I can also do custom pieces using your materials -- paper, fabric, small found objects -- that will have personal meaning. For further information, contact me here at my website NancyYoshiiStudios.com, on Instagram, or through Facebook at Nancy Yoshii.
EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS:
LONG ISLAND CRAFT GUILD 6th ANNUAL FINE CRAFT FAIR
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 10am-4pm
Ethical Humanist Society, 38 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY (Directions)
Free parking and admission
Another year has rolled around, and once again I am co-chairing the Long Island Craft Guild’s 6th Annual Fine Craft Fair with fiber artist Sally Shore. Also 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 juried annual fair continues to gain 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 in or are visiting the NY metropolitan area, support your local artists, and come by my booth to say HI!
GALLERY NORTH HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOPPING EVENT
Gallery North, 90 North Country Road, Setauket, NY
Thursday, November 29, 4-7pm
I've been invited to sell my work at Gallery North's holiday pop-up sale -- come for a glass of wine and refreshments and meet the artists while you shop! For more info, here's a link to Gallery North.
Cloud Warrior [mixed media collage]
SOLO EXHIBIT - MIXED MEDIA COLLAGES
Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Ave., Manhasset, NY
December 2018 – March 2019
Reception: Saturday, December 15, 2-4pm
I'll be showing a large body of my framed mixed media work at the library. The pieces can be viewed along the staircase from the first to the second floor, and then are sprinkled throughout the second floor on the walls. Hope to see some of my local friends at the reception, but if you can't make it, there's plenty of time to visit during the extended exhibition period.
OMNI GALLERY INVITATIONAL
Showcasing Artwork of Long Island Craft Guild Members
January 6 - April 28, 2019
Omni Gallery, OMNI, 333 Earle Ovington Blvd., Uniondale, NY
The Omni Gallery is in a huge, beautiful, public atrium-type space where many hundreds of people pass through daily, so I am thrilled to be invited to submit work for this exhibit. Curator Dawn Lee notes: "The show will focus on contemporary crafts that transcend the functional history of the medium with imagery that may be less literal and more interpretive, or leaning towards abstraction." I plan to submit paper quilts and collages for this exhibit -- wish me luck!
The Omni Gallery
ECHOES - LICG 60TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT
Presented by the Long Island Craft Guild
March 9 - April 7, 2019
Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, Art League of Long Island
107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY
Receptions: Sunday, March 10, 3:30 - 6pm; and Sunday, April 7, 1 - 3:30pm, with gallery talk at 2pm
This exciting exhibit, to be juried by Barbara Paris Gifford, Assistant Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design, will celebrate the Long Island Craft Guild's 60 years of service promoting fine crafts, educating the public, and providing invaluable support and fellowship for its members. I'm proud to be a member for over 38 years -- the Guild has truly been a life-changer for many of us fine craft artists on Long Island. I will be submitting two new paper quilts and several collages for judging -- got my fingers crossed, will keep you posted.
That’s the news for now...I'll be posting interim news here and on Facebook at Nancy Yoshii.
Best wishes for the season,