It has been just over one month since I started working on the first piece of art on this project. Let me tell you it has been an intense, grueling, time consuming month of sincere dedication. I am so exhausted and surprised by the art that came out of this project. Each one has a piece of my soul. I have spent hours on each piece making it into something the world has never seen before. Think about it. We have just created something new.
The book will go to the publisher's tonight. I hope to have a proof by next week and once that is approved, we can start ordering copies. I can't wait to show the world what the Artist's Shuffle is all about. We did it. We did it.
I met with Debra at Spiral Muse Gallery (the first stop in the tour) and we finalized all of the details. The Artist's Shuffle will hang for the month of August with a reception on August 17th from 5-8pm. I hope all of the local Salem-ites will attend the reception. I would love to meet you and for you to see all of our hard work in person. I will have copies of the book available at this show as well.
I am still waiting to hear if the Shuffle will hang in LA. If all goes well, it will be there for one night in October.
After that final show, I will be mailing the artists a piece from the collection. This is the shuffle part! I will start with number 1 and go up from there. This part of the project really depends on how much money I have for postage. Some of these pieces are not so flat anymore, and will need to be packed in a box. It may take me a year to mail all of these pieces back out. Unfortunately it really depends on if I sell any art to pay for postage.
I will be doing a random drawing to decide who gets what canvas. Sorry but you can not request what canvas you get. I am going to find a number generator online and just do it that way. I will post who gets what, on this blog with in the next few weeks.
Until next time...
The Artist's Shuffle was started in February 2013 by artist Autumn Steam. It is an international art collaboration between Autumn Steam and 95 artists.