I’ll be showing small and medium-sized acrylic paintings at the M1-5 Lounge in Tribeca this Thursday evening, August 18, 2016. Annnnndddd some of the paintings will be on SALE from prices listed on the website AT THIS EVENT ONLY.
This show, like the last one, will be hosted by Conception Events, however this time, instead of purchasing tickets, I’m giving away free tickets to the first 15 people who let me know they’re coming.
Last Thursday I was thrilled to be included in the Conception Events Contemporary Art Show at the MI-5 Lounge in Tribeca. Conception Events is a pop up art gallery that features emerging artists. They actually found me on Instagram and said I should consider applying for the show, so I did.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from the event, other than there would be about 25 artists, each with a 4ft by 5ft space to show as many pieces as you’d like within that constraint.
I’d done a little bit of stalking of my fellow artists ahead of time and I thought some of their work was great, and others just weren’t my taste. I was excited for the opportunity to show my work in person to friends, family and strangers, but I was also nervous that maybe my art wouldn’t fit in with the rest of the vibe.
I chose 5 new paintings to show that were all based on memories of Caribbean vacations we used to take as an extended family growing up. We tended to steer clear of resorts and instead stayed at small hotels or rented condos. We’ve visited larger islands like Grand Cayman, Jamaica and Aruba, but we also vacationed at less touristy islands (or at least that seemed remote in the late 80s early 90s) like Carriacou, Little Cayman, Grand Turk, Nevis and Dominica…I can’t say what these places are like now, maybe they’re swarming with tourists. But back then, they always seemed pretty quiet.
We would spend our days playing in the ocean, hiking, exploring the local markets, SCUBA diving and building ball rolls in the sand…not sure if anyone else knows what a ball roll is or if our cousins just made that up….but essentially it’s like a sandcastle but where you create a path for a racquetball ball to roll down and around and over bridges and through tunnels all made of sand.
As evening closed in, we’d read, play cards, shower and eat dinner, hopefully followed by a Snickers or Mars bar bought at a roadside stand.
With these paintings, I’m working to evoke the feelings of tranquility, peacefulness and joy I felt on those family vacations, where we didn’t have any cares, except maybe finishing the winter reading list assigned by school.
I showed 3 small acrylics on board, each 8×10 inches:
I had one medium-sized acrylic on canvas, 22×28 inches:
And one large acrylic on canvas, 36×48 inches:
The show ended up being tiring but fun. I was so grateful to the TWENTY friends and family that showed up to support me. That was really incredible.
I didn’t sell anything, but I learned a lot about what sort of paintings and price points I should consider for future shows. I learned I should bring more work than will fit in the space because you can probably squash it in or change some out halfway through the show. I learned I should bring flip flops and not wear heels to set up and tear down.
I also met some other very nice artists with whom I hope to keep in touch.
I haven’t had a chance yet to put these works up on hannahlowecorman.com but soon I promise!
Exciting news to share with you tonight! I’ve been selected to show my work at a one-night exhibit called CONCEPTION Contemporary Art Show on June 30th!
I would love to have you there to support and celebrate this opportunity if you are in NYC. You can purchase tickets via this link: http://conceptionevents.com/artist/3gHl3ZJ6Qp (Please make sure to buy your ticket through my profile page rather than the main CONCEPTION Events page.)
When: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time: 5-11 pm
Where: 52 Walker Street, M1-5 Lounge, Tribeca
I’m thrilled to be able to show my work in person and hope you can join me there.
Art Basel. Art Miami. You’ve heard of these huge international art exhibitions that attract the who’s who of the art world. I would have totally assumed that there was Art New York; why wouldn’t there be? But actually Art New York is only in its second year.
Which doesn’t mean that it’s not a force. I attended the fair at Pier 94 last Wednesday and wandered for hours through the 150 galleries represented. I was thoroughly impressed and delighted.
I wanted to attend the show to specifically see photographic work by Joshua Jensen-Nagle at the Galerie de Bellefeuille. In Jensen-Nagle’s recent works, he takes high aerial photographs of beaches such that the sun bathers, umbrellas and underwater sand patterns become abstractions really. He does have some scenes that are taken at a closer distance which are serene in their lightness and brightness.
I chatted for a while with one of the gallerists in the booth about Jensen-Nagle who is from NJ but now lives in Canada (the gallery is in Montreal but represents artists from all over), He told me about the photographic printing method where the photographs are embedded on slabs of acrylic that are backed with metal (aluminum) that really illuminate the photos and make them pop brightly – almost as if they were lit from behind, which they are not (there were some photos at other gallery booths that did have lighting elements). The mounting is called Diasec, which is the trademarked name for the process….I’m sure I’m way oversimplifying this, so if you want to read more, go to Wikipedia.
Anyway, I loved meditating on his images for a while, before moving on to see the rest of the show. I was at first a bit put off by the $40 entrance fee, but I guess that’s just proportionate to the cost of the works, which were generally in the $10,000+ range, however you could get a smaller Jensen-Nagle for $2500, and I did see one or two small paintings for under $1000.
A few themes I noted in the works generally were the use of 3D elements and rainbow color schemes.
There was one artist who’s paintings looked like 3D paintings on 2D surfaces, and the images moved as you moved up, down and around the art. It was a crazy optical illusion though! When you got up close, they were in fact painted on wooden 3D panels that stuck out in points from the wall. I feel like I’m not describing this well – think of the shape of a mountain range but sticking out from the wall rather than the ground.
Also, I rounded a corner and saw these photographs and immediately thought: those look like Baltimore. Well, in fact, they were photographs of Baltimore row homes, shown by a gallery from Baltimore.
I really enjoyed the art fair immensely and would love to go back next year. I even ran into an old friend I haven’t seen in 10 years! Small world!
Her smile is genuine and warm. Her eyes sparkle with ideas. Her energy is friendly, soft, welcoming. And her watercolors are pure. Abstract but strongly reminiscent of nature’s colors, textures and movement. The babbling blue-green of backyard streams. The colorful rustle of petals across spring flower beds. You lose yourself in the sweeping loops of pale oranges, almost smelling the sweet fragrance of peonies in bloom.
Jaadin Adele is a Brooklyn-based watercolor and ink artist, friend, and fellow New York Rising Tide Society member. In celebration of her upcoming 30th birthday, she’s throwing herself, not a party, but an art show!
For her “Multiples of 30” themed art show, Jaadin has painted 30 new watercolor triptychs specifically for her 30th birthday.
Her approachable and unique style evokes the beauty of nature in its lushness, light and bright colors. All the pieces clearly make her heart sing.
And for Jaadin, art is a family business. Her toddler, Charlotte, helped swirl the colors in #5 (below), and her husband, Jeff, handcrafts the perfect wooden frames for her work.
If you’re in NYC, head over to her show on Thursday April 14th at Rabbithole Projects in DUMBO (Brooklyn). Tickets are free but need to be reserved in advance here.
With advance ticket receive 30% off, AND to be frank, the work is already a steal at $30-$180!
Literally. I’ve taken to painting clouds and storms and snow.
I’ve “always” painted: in that ever since I was little, I’ve loved to draw and paint. I don’t have a degree in art, but since elementary school, I’ve taken extracurricular art classes: from drawing camp, to watercolor, figure drawing and painting at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art), to intro art classes at University of Maryland, art history at the Sorbonne, and continuing drawing classes at the Ann Arbor Art Center. My mom and I even went to Greece to paint when I was in high school, and I sent art slides with all of my college applications.
(Side note, that was crazy – that we made physical slides of art – I’m sure now people just upload photos! Our kids probably won’t even know what slides are. HA.)
It’s kind of funny in looking back over my life how much art has always been a part of it, and yet I always kept it as a hobby in the background. I’ve never thought about this long laundry list of credentials I actually have.
I’ve had an offer or two from folks throughout the years to buy this or that painting, but I never took anyone up on it.
For those who haven’t heard me go on about about this yet: The Rising Tide Society is a group of creatives and small business owners who support one another through a spirit of community over competition. Started by my wedding photographers, Natalie Franke and Krista Jones, in Annapolis MD, it has now spread across the world with meet-up groups that function almost like modern-day salons, meeting once a month geographically to discuss relevant topics from copyrights to the client experience to finding your niche.
So when fellow artist and RTS friend, Megan, put together a beautiful exhibit at Rabbithole Projects in DUMBO in Brooklyn, and she generously invited those in our meet-up group to showcase some pieces too.
Ecstatic at the invitation, I included three paintings and, even more special, had about 15 friends and family attend to support me!! I’m seriously still over the moon about it and cannot thank everyone enough. I clearly have the best friends and family ever.
A website is in the works, and I’m excited to start this new adventure. Although when I tell people and they say “Oh I didn’t know you painted” (at least 95% of people have said this), I have to remember that it’s really not new at all.
January was just a warm up. February is where my new year is really going to start in 2016.
First of all, thank you all for reading and following along. As I look back on that original blog post in 2013, it feels like I’ve done and experienced more in the past two years than in the five years prior.
So thanks for caring as I move around the country, travel, drink wine, bake yummy treats, sell wedding dresses, volunteer and generally explore my surroundings! I’ve appreciated all of the encouragement and comments!
As you know, we recently moved to New York City. I left The Brides Project sadly but have been able to take time to consider all the outlets that bring me joy and figure out how to incorporate them into my life.
My dream job would be to work on food TV, and I’m looking around and applying to various posts on Food Network, etc., but in lieu of finding that dream job on Day 1, I’ve compiled some other activities to keep me on my toes.
I definitely feel like when it rains it pours and somehow I went from zero commitments to filling my schedule with piecemeal projects! Here’s a rundown of how my 2016 is shaping up.
Monday I started a job working the counter at Levain Bakery ~ a women-owned bakery known for their ginormous gooey cookies and freshly made bread. I’ll be working part-time in their Upper West Side and Harlem locations so if you’re in town, come say hi! I’m excited to get some food service experience under my belt (it’s been so long since I waitressed) and hopefully there’ll be opportunity to bake and learn the back office/management side of things as well. I think my Brides Project experience will be quite useful.
Also Monday, I officially became a Contributor to World Tourists Magazine – a travel blog that grew out of a crowd-sourced Instagram account with over 14 THOUSAND followers! What a great way to continue writing and sharing fun tips and travelogues with new friends. The gentlemen that put it all together is in Portugal and he’s gathered bloggers from all over the world to write. [Link to come as the site is still being tested.]
As some of you know, I’ve drawn and painted my whole life, but it was always just a hobby. Thanks to the wonderfully supportive women at The Rising Tide Society’sNYC group, I’m going to have three paintings at a collective gallery exhibit in Brooklyn on Feb 12. If you’re in town, join us at 7pm at Rabbithole Projects in DUMBO.
This has lead me to consider wrapping up all my various interests into a new website, which, with the help of many friends, will hopefully be up and running soon. I’m going to rebrand and launch the site as a place to find this blog, recipes, buy my art and find links to pieces I’ve written for other sites.
Phew, that’s a lot of stuff. It all still seems rather out there in the ether but I hope to make some concrete progress over the next weeks and months and hope you’ll continue to join me on the new site!