Recap of Glass.Fiber.Stone

Glass.Fiber.Stone wrapped up yesterday afternoon.  It was a great experience, and I’m very grateful to have been invited to take part in it!  As a recent graduate of an MFA program, I was a little nervous about how this first professional experience would go.  However, it turned out there was nothing to be afraid of.  Everyone associated with the show was so helpful, kind, and genuine that it made the entire experience pretty wonderful!

I’d like to thank Megan, Carrie, Abbie and Aaron, and everyone else who worked hard to make the show possible.  You guys are truly amazing.  Thank you also to the following people for donating $50 or more to my Kickstarter page, helping bring my work and me to the Feed and Grain (in no particular order) :

Deb and Kim Kaul, Eric and Jackie Uthus, John Liffrig, Anonymous, Eve Bingham, Sheila and Annie, Matt Kaul, and Studio Bluebird.

Travel to this show was also supported by the University of Masschusetts Dartmouth’s Graduate Studies Office and College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Thank you all for your help!

Here are some more images from the weekend (Kate, I need a picture of your piece to include here!):

Lauren’s website:

Lauren’s blog:

Abbie’s website:

Abbie’s blog:

Kate’s website:

Backers, if you’d like to vote for your favorite image (to go on the magnets), please email your vote to me at ice_cream50(at)hotmail(dot)com.  Here are the three to choose from…

Choice 1

Choice 2

Choice 3

1500 – final day

It was another scorcher here today.  The show finished up strongly – we stayed open for an extra hour to allow more people to walk through.  We had a little over 900 people visit over 3 days.  Pretty great!  After taking down our pieces and visiting the alpacas (strange, strange looking creatures!), Abbie and I drove to Lake Loveland and jumped in fully clothed.  It was wonderful!  We realized we haven’t been cold in a long time.  It felt nice.

Here are today’s pictures – the final set – of 1500 (and a couple others as well).  Tomorrow I’ll write a longer post about the show and do a special blog thanking the backers of the Kickstarter project who helped bring me here.  Backers will also be able to vote on one of three selected images from the show that will be turned into “I support the arts” magnets.  Good night!

Here’s a refresher of what the piece looked like on Friday evening:

1500, Friday: 6pm.