Continuing my summer of firsts, I am now officially doing my first residency - at Seattle University for summer and fall quarters. The Department of Fine Arts has got me all set up in a wonderful studio with lots of room for drawing, painting, ceramics and anything else I can think of! I'll be doing some open studios, student crits, and an artist talk culminating in a final show in mid-December.
Coincidentally, one of my favorite people will be teaching there this fall so we're already scheming about fun ideas/projects. One thing I'm real excited about is hosting open studio nights and inviting artists to come in and just make art or do a demonstration on their speciality. I've already some great folks who want to do it.
Also, this is the first time I've ever had an actual studio. As long as I've been making art (it's been almost ten years since I first picked up a paintbrush), I've always just rented a 2 bedroom apartment and used one as my studio. I didn't think I'd enjoy making art off-site but it's been going really great so far! I'm looking forward to lots of visitors (and lunches at Presse).