I'm so excited to share the news that I was chosen by Space One Eleven to be the November Featured Artist for the Birmingham Art Crawl! You can come see me this Thursday evening at the Pizitz. Look for my signature pink table cloth!
As most of you know, we made the move from Memphis to Birmingham a few weeks ago and are settling in nicely. I'm on the hunt for partnerships and representation in the area and have a few promising leads. I will be involved in the monthly Birmingham Art Crawl on October 5th and have a couple of solo exhibitions scheduled for next year in Nashville and Huntsville.
In my personal life, I am making the transition from a 9-5 office/managerial position to stay-at-home parent. My MIL takes care of my 17 month old daughter a couple days a week so I can have my studio time, but other than that, it's the two of us hanging out, exploring, loving on each other. It's very hard for me at times to be present and slow down enough to really enjoy this time, but I'm working on it and learning to manage my limited work time.
We found our dream house about 20 minutes outside the city. It's large and open, with an amazing studio space in the basement where the cat also lives. We purchased our first bed that wasn't a hand-me-down and just got internet installed yesterday. Yesterday, Echo's grandparents treated us to a date night and kept the baby for us the entire night. We spent it in Avondale eating sushi burritos and catching live music at the local brewery drinking Scottish ales. We also enjoyed some grown-up TV (any other parents out there SICK of Disney movies and kid shows?) featuring Rick and Morty (that last episode gave us chills!).
I made these yesterday. I don't have a proper studio anymore, so I worked on the floor of my living room. It felt good to make so much so quickly. You can find these and more this Friday night at 409 S. Main in Memphis when I take part in a pop-up shop from 6-9 pm. See you there!
I'm so excited about these last few shows I get to be part of in the next few weeks before my family moves to Birmingham. I hope you'll come join me and say hello!
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Don't miss it! Below are a few works that will be available to buy, plus comics, books, furniture and more!
I'm playing around with mood boards. While I want to make art that is relevant to my interests and pieces that clients can really connect with on some deeper level, it shouldn't be a bad thing to want your art to match your decor!
Here are a few looks I put together that I'm really digging.
Fancy Bohemian Bedroom: For when you love color, solitude, and good vibes. Relaxed, but with an edge. I adore that hot pink bed!
Serene Living Room: An open, airy space with the tiniest pop of color, using art work as a statement piece.
Modern Meets Gothic Bedroom: Indulgent, rich charcoal gray walls with lighter accessories. I see a coyote skull or taxidermy pheasant fitting nicely in this space.
I'm no interior designer, but some good advice I read once is that when you start with all pieces that you really love, that touch your heart in some way, everything in that space will eventually come together seamlessly. I hope that my paintings can be among those pieces that you truly love in your space.
As I launch into the crazy world of self-employment and become a full-time artist, I would greatly appreciate any feedback you have. Please let me know how I'm doing by completing the following form: Chloe York Fine Art Feedback Form
It takes just a few minutes and I will send you a little gift afterwards for participating!
Thanks in advance for your support!
Paintings, comics, art books, supplies, furniture and more! Come out and help us purge the studio and the house. Credit cards only please, unless you have exact change.
Sunday, August 6, 9 am-4 pm, 3887 Douglass Ave.