Thursday, February 20, 2014

Folds and Patterns

I am just shy of half-way through 56 paintings for Harwood Art Center's Harvest project.

Completing so many small paintings in such a short time has challenged me on so many levels: concentration, interest, time management. How to sustain enthusiasm, quality, and interest.  Here's an image of my slowly growing wall of meditations.

In between, my thoughts drift back to patterns and folds. Last year (2013), I visited the Annie Leibovitz exhibition, Pilgrimage. I was captivated by the intimacy of the images of artifacts, clothing, instruments of the individuals she studied. In particular, her photograph of Georgia O'Keeffe's bed at her home and studio in Abiquiu

(c) Annie Leibovitz. Georgia O'Keeffe's Bed in Abiquiu.


I've been thinking of beds and folds and patterns. And the traces that are left and what they tell us.

Jill Christian, Bed Feb 20

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Twist on a Valentine's Day Singles Auction: Singles+Art

"Pink Painting", 2009. Acrylic on paper (framed), 23"x22"

I’ve paired one of my paintings with one of these fantastic singles!  Don’t sit at home on Valentine’s Day -- Come on out to ArtBar for an evening of fun and a singles + art auction supporting New Mexico AIDS Services and Progress Now New Mexico.  See the ArtBar posting for details on the event and how to purchase tickets.

ArtBar is getting rid of the nasty little COUPLES tradition that Valentine's Day is - Feb 14th 2014 @ 8pm come be part of an Art/Singles Auction - buy art, it comes with a date, or vice versa! Food and "some" drink included with purchase of ticket - more available night of the event of course!

Local celebs, artists, and hardworking guys and gals up for auction - nice art to go along with em!!!! It's gonna be a good ol' non-traditional night. Some of our singles include: Hakim Bellamy, Shastyn Friedman, Sera Miles, Hillary Frost aka DJ ILL Audia, Kelly Fernandez of Paris A Go Go, and so many more!

Local artisans include: Tattoo Artists from Archetype Dermagraphic, Christian Gallegos, Cloudface, and again, so many more!

A portion of the proceeds from this amazing and fun night will go to benefit NM Aids Services; this event is made possible through a partnership with Progress Now New Mexico, ArtBar by Catalyst Club, and NM Aids Services.

For more information, visit ArtBar by Catalyst Club's FaceBook page:

Purchase tickets at Hold My Ticket: