Artomatic 2009 is coming…

Adam and Alyson Painting a Wall Originally uploaded by Ninth Raven I’ve been keeping myself quite busy for the past few weeks with preparations for Artomatic, and now the show is finally upon us!  Walls have been painted, lettering has been added, postcards printed, paint touched-up and, most importantly, art has been made and HUNG!  Even though I completed my installation on Sunday, there is still a nagging voice in my head saying “What on Earth did I get myself in for?” and “Isn’t there more that I can do?” I can’t wait until 10pm tonight—the last minute of installation.  After that, … Continue reading

NIH Juried Art Show

I submitted 3 pieces to the NIH Juried Art Show this year. Last year when it came around, it was advertised as only for NIH “SCIENTISTS” and while I could technically argue that I am a computer scientist, having a degree in that field, I didn’t overly care. This year, it came around and was announced as ANYONE with NIH in some form or fashion and since I am an NIH contractor, I fit the bill. They chose the piece that’s been around the block and back, the purple swirly journal quilt. I was serious about retiring it after this … Continue reading

Busy, busy, busy

All washed up Originally uploaded by alyson_olander It’s been a while since I posted. I’m so out of practice. I worked on this piece today. I know you can’t see much of it here, but it will be in Artomatic between May 29th-July 5th, so iffin you want to see it, you should come for a visit. Or, I will probably post a full pic when it’s done, so you could take that route as well. Also, we made a pilgrimage to Ikea for Artomatic lighting and a myriad of other fun things. I want everything. In particular, a new … Continue reading