15th Annual Thirsty Holiday Sale in Providence, December 13-16

It’s that time of year again! Come to the Nicholson File Artist Studios for a magical showcase of art and gifts from over 40 artists & makers in the Providence area. This year’s sale kicks off with a dazzling opening party on ~~Friday December 13th~~ from 6-9pm. The opening celebration will include carefully curated tunes by local dj John Foley, a spectacular laser light show, aura photos from Bright Fuschia, and a visit from our very own Dirty Santa! Support your local artist community!

Open Hours are:
Friday 12/13 – *opening party* – 6pm-9pm
Saturday 12/14 – 1pm-5pm
Sunday 12/15 – 1pm-5pm
Monday 12/16 – 6pm-9pm

with work from:
David Allyn / Nidal Fakhouri / Rain Gregoire Rebis / Melissa Meyer / Amanda Soule / Fredric Gorman / Maxime Lefebvre / Alex Jacques / Joan Wyand / Howie Sneider / Jenny Rachel Sparks / Providence Plastic / Jessica Brown / Sam White / Quinn Corey / Jane Dillon / Ann Bright / Maret Bondorew / Frog & Toad Press / Michael Andrew Ezzell / Ashley Joslin / Ashley Schwebel / Briana Larson / Brian Dowling / Chris Kane / Christian Tonsgard / Erica Cioe / Colin Bliss / Daniel Neff / Dan Semeraro / Danika Notar / DWRI Letterpress / Erica Compton / Glenna Van Nostrand / Pretty Snake / Joshua Rodriguez / Julia Gualtieri / Walkeer Mettlling / Katrina Ellis / Lara Henderson / Freedom Food Farm / Lois Harada / Headmaster Magazine / Mike Knives / Narcissa Segura & more!

"Hot House" Artist in Residence, Providence, 4/30-5/3

Delighted to be spending the next week as an artist in residence at World Fair Gallery‘s pop-up show “Hot House” in downtown Providence, at 233 Westminster Street. I’ll be there, working on some works on paper Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 6pm. Come visit- see what I’m working on, and see the show, which features an incredible amount of local artists and is very botanical!

Click here for more info on Hot House

Installation at New Bedford Art Museum through March 2019

I was invited to install my piece “Moths Drink the Tears” at the New Bedford Art Museum for their Members Exhibition.

The exhibition will be on view November 2 –  March 17, 2019 with an opening reception on November 8. The artists selected to participate in the show were chosen by guest juror Allie Foradas, Associate Curator of Visual Art at Mass MoCA.

Artist talk at AS220, Thursday 8/16

I will be at the AS220 Project Space gallery this Thursday 8/16, from 5:30-7:30pm. I will talk about my current show, “The Inside Out,” as will Jason Travers, whose show is in the adjacent gallery, and be on hand to answer any questions. If you missed the opening, this is a great opportunity to check out the work and talk to us about the shows.

The show is up until Saturday, August 25, with normal gallery hours: Wednesdays-Fridays, 1-6pm; Saturdays, 12-5pm & by appointment. The gallery will be closed Wednesday, August 22. AS220 Project Space is located at 93 Matthewson Street, Providence.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2138376819782994/

Solo exhibition opens at the AS220 Reading Room this Saturday

“The Inside Out,” a solo show of new work by Katrina Ellis in the Reading Room at AS220 Galleries, opens on Saturday, August 4 with a reception from 5-7pm. The exhibition continues to be on view through August 25.
The exhibition includes a series of recent works on paper and a sculptural piece. Drawing from her emotional memory, Katrina’s work expresses both a wonderment of, and alienation from, the natural world that surrounds us– a world that we are far more intrinsically connected to than we often acknowledge.

“The inception of the work in this show came about when I kept thinking about a line I had read in the surreal “Light Boxes” by Shane Jones: “You never saw it, but there’s a garden inside me.” We all cultivate our own little universes, seemingly without the ability to share what’s growing inside: the complexity, the beauty, the conflicted, the celebratory. I wanted to let the inside out.”

AS220 Reading Room is located at 93 Mathewson St in Providence, RI. Gallery hours are W-F/1-6pm + Sa/12-4pm, or by appointment. For more information about visiting AS220: https://as220.org/galleries/about/

Live Drawing for Hera Gallery Draw-a-go-go on 7/22

Delighted to have been invited back to participate in this year’s Draw-a-go-go, a fundraiser for the nonprofit Hera Gallery, based in Wakefield, RI. This year, they’ve changed the location to the tasty Kingstown brewery, Whalers, which has a great tasting room that you can enjoy while watching the live drawing. All participating artists have been assigned a time slot– I start drawing at 5:30pm.

It was a lot of fun last year, and a bit of a personal challenge, since participating artists donate the drawing that they work on at the end of the hour. I work slowly, but I wanted to make sure that the gallery have a finished piece in order to be able to sell! Hera Gallery sells these works for $50 each, making it a great event to find some affordable art from a local artist– one that you’ve perhaps actually watched the artist create.


Sunday, July 22, 2018

3:00 – 6:30 pm

Whalers Brewing Company: 1174 Kingstown Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1901355409939891/

Solo exhibition at AS220 Reading Room this August

Very excited to share a new body of work in my solo exhibition at AS220 this August! My show, “The Inside Out,” will be in their Reading Room space at 93 Mathewson Street in Providence.

The opening reception will be on Saturday, August 5, from 5-7pm, and the show will continue through August 25.

I will update the site with more images as the show approaches!

Self Composed opens Thursday at Aviary in Boston

Delighted to have work included in this show at Aviary in Jamaica Plains. Opens Thursday, June 7, with a reception 6-9pm– but the show continues through July 28 (check with Aviary for hours).

Self Composed
Curated by Jeff Bartell
On view June 7-July 28
Opening reception: June 7, 6-9pm

Self-portraiture is an age old practice merging artistic subject matter and the creator. In lieu of a sense of tradition or conventional presentation, SELF COMPOSED highlights works that seek to abstract, deconstruct, re-contextualize, and push at the boundaries that define a self portrait.

Featuring work by: Yael Alkalay, Jeff Bartell, Edie Cote, River Cortes, Katrina Ellis, Kseniya Galper, Vidhi Goel, Duane Gorey, Garrett Gould, Elisa Hamilton, Sofie Hodara, K8 Howl, Hollis Johnson, Lee Kilkpatrick, Megan Langelier, Emily May, Fish McGill, Dael Mundy, Boy Nirvana, Shannon Owen, Martha Rettig, Dru Ritger, Jak Ritger, Andy Schirmer, Wenija Wang, Emily White, Kate Wildman

2017 Thirsty Millcraft Holiday Sale opens 12/15-22

Psyched to be invited to participate in this holiday sale again this year– with a new location at the Nicholson File Studio building in Providence. Here’s all the info:

Opening Party – Friday 12/15: 6-10 pm
Saturday & Sunday 12/16 & 12/17: 12-4 pm
Monday – Friday 12/18 – 12/22: 4-8 pm

The 13th annual Thirsty Millcraft Holiday Sale features SUPER RAD, WONDERFULLY WEIRD, & LOVINGLY CRAFTED objects from over 50 local artists! With a WICKED FUN opening party on the 15th, and a full week of opportunities to find just the right present for all the lovers and the haters in your life, we’ve got what you need.

We’ll be at the Nicholson File Artist Studios this year, with the same sweet set-up as always: one central register so you can make all of your purchases at the same time, while supporting a plethora of awesome Providence artists and artisans.

Featuring work from———
David Allyn www.davidallyn.net
Ryan Alves https://livinginmethane.weebly.com
Daniella Ben-Bassat www.danbbass.storenvy.com
Cara Blaine www.carablainestudio.com
Colin Bliss www.thewurks.com/about-us
Maret Bondorew www.frogandtoadpress.com
Lucia Carroll http://luciacarroll.com
Erica Cioe www.ericacioe.com
Quinn Corey https://quinncorey.com
Joolie Curcuru www.etsy.com/shop/jooliejoolery
Jane Dillon http://janedillonceramics.com
Katrina Ellis http://katrinaellis.com
Zaidee Everett http://zaidamus.tumblr.com
Nidal Fakhouri www.fakpot.com
Fredric Gorman http://frgpottery.com
Julia Gualtieri www.jtgualtieri.com
Liz Hafey www.lizhafey.com
Lara Henderson www.larahenderson.com
Chris Kane https://kanesculpture.com
Mike Knives www.etsy.com/shop/mikeknives
Peter Lutz http://lutzfurniture.com
Xander Marro http://xandermarro.com
Walker Mettling http://walkermettling.tumblr.com
Melissa Meyer www.melissameyerarttherapy.com
Laura Moss www.functionalaesthetic.com
Dan Neff www.danneff.com
Olayemi Owojori
Providence Plastics Project www.providenceplastic.com
Joshua Rodriguez www.alphabets-usa.com
Ashley Schwebel www.designwhathaveyou.com
Joe Segal https://prettysnake.com
Maggie Siegel http://maggiesiegel.com
Amanda Soule https://amandalouisesoule.tumblr.com
Jenny Sparks http://jennyrachelsparks.com
Eli Tegu
Christian Tonsgard www.christiantonsgard.com
Linsey Wallace http://linseywallace.org
Sam White www.samowhite.com
Dan Wood & Lois Harada http://dwriletterpress.net
Joan Wyand www.joanwyand.com
The Dollar Art Machine
Wants & Needs Vending
& more!

PLUS! Opening Party special events:
*Show Me Your Tinsel* — a photobooth by Jess Brown & Stephanie Alvarez Ewens
Live Shirt Printing by ALPHABETS
dj Studs Jerkel
dj John Foley
& [your favorite] Dirty Santa

here. Show opening at LORE 4/8

It’s been awhile! I’ve been in my studio a lot this winter finishing up some larger paintings that I’ve been working on for several years, and happy that they’re nearing completion. In the meantime, I’m lucky enough to have been included in this cool show that combines fine art, jewelry, furniture and other media.

Lore moved from their previous location in The Arcade to 144 Brook Street last month. The new space is gorgeous and light filled, and owner Jayna Aronovitch took the opportunity to put together a show that really takes advantage of the bright space.

“You know, we’re here now.”

Enjoy works by:
On View from April 8th – May 13th 2016