Tag Archives: NYC painter

West Elm Pop-Up Shop

I feel like I’ve already been shouting it from the rooftops, but I’m just going to go ahead and drop this into a blog post too:

I’m having a Pop-Up Shop this weekend (Sat & Sun, Sept 17 & 18, 12-4pm) inside the West Elm on Broadway and W. 61st St in NYC!!!

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West Elm is a national furniture and home decor store. They have a really cool initiative to promote local artists and makers through pop-up store-within-a-store events as well as carrying locally-made goods.

And what’s truly amazing is that they donate the space and don’t take a cut of any sales at the pop-up event. It’s really incredible!

As you can tell, I’m super excited (and somewhat nervous). Please come by and say hi! I’ll have some new, not-yet-on-the-website original paintings, as well as some reasonably priced prints.

Sat Sep 17, 12-4pm & Sun Sep 18, 12-4pm

West Elm: 1870 Broadway (at 61st St.), 2nd Floor

My abstract sky piece is #9 in the auction

Brushstrokes for Brayden

Most people know that I have a few causes that are close to my heart: healthcare, women’s empowerment, the arts. I’ve done a lot of volunteer work and work-work raising funds and awareness, organizing, planning and jumping in wherever needed to give back, mentor and generally help out.

And over the years, I’ve asked for much support from my friends and family and community and have always been blown away by the resounding response.

In particular, through my work at The Brides Project and the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, I’ve seen the emotional, financial and logistical challenges faced by a family dealing with cancer. It’s pervasive. It’s unmooring.

There’s always another person, family or community to help. And for me, this month, it comes in the form of a charity art auction for the Ackermann family, whose 2 and a half year old son, Brayden has been diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor known as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).

I had never heard of this cancer, until a community of artists via Instagram decided to put together an art auction to raise money. DIPG only affects about 300 children per year, and what’s particularly scary is that Brayden was happy and seemingly healthy, until one day he lost use of the left side of his body. Of course his parents rushed him to Westchester Children’s Hospital, not knowing what to think.

How utterly devastating to learn that your child has a difficult diagnosis that’s rarely cured. And then to have to find the strength to do everything possible in the face of that and to preserve a normalcy and quality of life as much as possible for a child who may or may not really understand what is happening to him or her.

My abstract sky piece is #9 in the auction
My abstract sky piece is #9 in the auction

To try to help offset the financial worries for the Ackermann family, over 90 artists from around the world have donated pieces for an art auction to be held Friday September 16 – Sunday September 18. The auction will open on Friday at 7am Eastern on Instagram @brushstrokesforbrayden. Here’s the link for those that want to check it out or pass it along.

The artworks are currently being posted to that Instagram account so you can see what’s available before the auction opens. Opening bids are very reasonable, but hopefully we can raise a lot more money and awareness!

Please spread the word to your art loving friends, even if you don’t bid yourself. And if you find something you love, but don’t have Instagram, let me know, and we can discuss a proxy bidding system. I’m Artwork #9.

Thanks for always being there and exceeding my expectations.

xo

Hannah

New Art @ CONCEPTION Contemporary Art Show

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!

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new work in progress

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.

THANK YOU for your love and support!

xo,

Hannah

Artist Profile from Whom Studio

I had a fabulous time a few weeks ago having Candace from Whom Studio out to my apartment to photograph my paintings for my website and take some “candid” shots of me at work!

We chatted about my love of clouds, sunsets and general moodiness. As she was styling some of my favorite paintings with items found around the house, I told her the history or story of each item. Most of my furniture has come from family – like the red club chair from my grandmother.

And a lot of what I have decorated with around the house has come from our families as well: for instance a stuffed baby cayman (like a small alligator) from my great-grandparents’ honeymoon (when you were still allowed to bring those things into the country); and a bugle played by my great-great-grandfather to draw in crowds as he rode around the West with Buffalo Bill and his cowboy shows.

She wrote up this very nice blog of our get together and shared some of her favorite shots!

After you’ve read her blog above, pop over to my site to see what’s cooking in the art studio (aka my apartment).

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This blue jar was purchased by my parents at a Southern PA antique market back when they lived there in the 70s. These two little bronze dinosaur statues were my dad’s (perhaps as a child? Dad you’ll have to weigh in on their full story).

Thanks Candace!