Reception Tonight

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From 6pm to 9pm tonight is the gallery reception for Petshop. I can’t believe it is here already!

Kellie Talbot, Jeanette Jones & I will be hosting with wine, cheese & grape leaves. Yum!

Stop on by if you can because it is sure to be a good party

Fellow Artist Love

I have had the pleasure these last few weeks to get to know two fellow artists. We are all showing together at La Familia this month so we used it as an excuse to join each other for a happy hour planning session awhile back.

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Artist Kellie Talbot is someone whose work I’ve seen and taken notice of before. When I found out we were showing in the same month at La Familia I went “squeee!” literally. How could I not with paintings this gorgeous? I was a little star struck just by her stars alone but then I met her for real met her (over a drink is a time honored way to meet someone methinks) and she is just a lovely person. Someone I am greatly looking forward to talking with more. There are rumors of a plan to see her converted butcher shop studio and meet her pet duck in the very near future!

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Through the work of Jeanette Jones I have been introduced to a whole new series of historical stories I previously knew nothing about. Jeanette has exquisetly painted seriously intriguing portraits of some of Picasso’s women in her series “I Feel Bad for You?”. If you do not know of these dear artists then you should read Picasso’s Weeping Women.

I gallery sat on Friday and could not stop staring at Jeanette’s paintings – finding more and more intrigue of these women’s stories within her winding layers. She has her two smaller works priced for a steal at only $150. I highly recommend getting lost in them.

Petshop Opens Tomorrow – really!

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Oh Brain oh Brain – where have you been? Two days ago I started this post:

PETSHOP is trucking on the downhill slope! All the pieces are wrapped up and ready to make their way to the gallery. I’m a little sad that I have to say farewell to my menagerie of pets! I’ve gotten so used to them crowding me out of my studio these last few weeks. 29 pieces take up a lot of floorspace…”everett.s_famcircle4_tn

In the wee hours this morning my brain suddenly realized I never actually posted the above post. My oh my.
The show is officially up as of today. All these characters are sitting pretty on the gallery walls.

Come join me for the First Thursday Arts Walk Opening tomorrow night will you? I’ll be dressed to the springtime nines and thrilled to see each and every one of you!

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Pet Shop Contest & a New Blog

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Preparations for my show Pet Shop are fully underway. The paintings are piling up and yet there is still so much I want to do!
In conjunction with this show I’ve taken a good hard look at my art and where I want to go and I’ve finally decided to let my little brand name of Rekoj go. I no longer have any interest in doing the hand painted textiles that I had been. In fact, I haven’t touched anything to do with my Rekoj Clothing line in nearly 2 years. It is far from time. Sometimes, moving fully on to the next step is exactly what needs to be done.
Since my blog has been directly connected to my shop name I feel it is necessary to switch over to a new blog:www.saemay.blogspot.com
Please update your feeds & bookmarks to here:http://saemay.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default
I will continue to post here for a little while to *hopefully* allow everyone a chance to catch up and update their feeds & bookmarks etc. I’d hate to loose anyone in the shuffle which is probably why I’ve waited so long to do this! But I’ve committed to it by having the new address printed on my new biz cards so there you have it!
And as an incentive to get you to hop on over to my new diggs I have just posted a CONTEST as my first official Saemay post.

Been Busy as a Bumble

May10-postcard-frontIndeed indeed this busy bee has been busy!

Since we last spoke I have:

Fully updated my website www.SaraEverett.com

Got my postcards delivered from the printer for my show in May and they turned out gorgeous — see?

Been painting like a mad woman. (I even traveled to Vancouver to visit with my folks and subsequently took over my Mom’s entire dining room) Currently there are 12 wet pieces in progress sitting around the studio and the only one finished is the one you see here. Yikes! Back to the studio with me!

Hopefully you can get out there and enjoy this lovely April sunshine Seattle is having on my behalf okay? =)
Happy Weekending Everyone!

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