I run and curate an in-home gallery from my own house. It is small, cozy, and intimate at only 11.5x18 feet. Modern art galleries provide vast open spaces, giving each piece plenty of room to breathe in minimalist harmony with one another. It is clean and organized and beautiful. My goal is to challenge that image. I want to blend the reality of "buy art I like and put it somewhere on the wall so that I can see it" (or keep it somewhere until you can put it up) with the feelings of pride, joy, contentment, happiness we all get when our favorite pieces are on display for ourselves and others to see. There is always room for art.
Masks are required. This is non-negotiable regardless of Covid vaccine status.
Covid is still very much active. Part of my personal advocacy work is creating spaces in which disabled and immunocompromised folks are able to enjoy societal participation from a place of safety. As someone who now lives with long-Covid and is immunocompromised myself (and since I also live in the space where my gallery is), keeping exposure to the pandemic as minimal as possible not only keeps me and folks like me healthy, it also keeps those with stronger immune systems functioning at maximum capacity. In other words: everyone wins. Wearing a mask for 30 minutes or so during your visit to my gallery will have a positive impact. I'll be right there wearing one with you. We can be healthy and cute together.
Accessibility: There is street parking out front. Be mindful of my neighbors and community! There is a gentle incline made of bricks up to the front door + two steps to get into the house. You can sneak through the grass to avoid the first step. There are two doors 32-33 inches wide to enter the gallery space. The space itself is on a single level. All work is numbered with handouts available to peruse artist information on them. Preference will be given to audio and video works with captions, but understand that some video pieces may not have them. I myself do not know sign language, but if you require an interpreter, I'll get one for you. I will also attempt to have all works available for viewing online for those who cannot physically travel to the gallery.
I am one person who is also disabled. Have patience with me!
Check the calendar for exhibition dates! Typically, shows run eight weekends at a time on both Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 4pm by appointment. Sign up for my newsletter for in-box reminders of upcoming showings! Gallery grand opening is Saturday, September 17th!
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I am a maximalist. Or a magpie. Both are accurate.
I think the art, bobbles, knick-knacks, cool rocks, fun photos and more that are in my house give my visitors insight into who I am as a person. I want you to know what I like, the things I enjoy, what stuff brings me joy through that special Hollywood magic of show, don't tell. I firmly believe that artwork on walls is meant to be inviting and enticing; I want you to spend time and sneak more than a peek!
Our homes are sacred spaces, providing safety and comfort for us and our chosen families. Many folks will spend years buying and collecting art, but have no idea how to even begin putting their works on display. Art breathes life onto our walls and shelves. It shows off who we are to those who dare to look. Creating and buying art is such a human experience, connecting us with our ancestors, our present, and our future. Before we could speak, we could make.
Much like with my gallery space, my goals as a personal curator are to not only help people organize and display their collected prints, paintings, poems, ceramics, and more with pride and joy, but also to help folks feel seen within the walls of their homes. I aim to help my clients wade through the overwhelming (and sometimes paralyzing) pile of choices and to curate a beautiful and fun maximalist in-home gallery of their own to enjoy and revel in!
My work entails many services, but can be summarized with:
Collection consultations and exploration of goals, wants, and curatorial needs.
Education on the many ways to curate your at-home collections, and how to become an artwork collector or patron of your favorite artists.
Introduction to art styles and local creators who suit your own personal tastes.
Curation and installation of your collection.
If you are interested in having me curate space in your home or to be a guest curator in your own gallery space, fill out my Contact Form to start a conversation with me! There we can discuss timeline, budget and costs, needs, and more. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know your collections!