June 1 to 15, 2016, Grant-Related Activities

  • I sent thank you emails to those who wrote letters of recommendation as well as to others who contributed to my receiving a Creative Pinellas Individual Artist’s grant.
  • I sent two email blasts to different mailing lists announcing the award. I also posted an announcement on Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • I upgraded my iPhone so I can be more efficient.
  • I signed up with lynda.com to take a course on how to use my Canon camera to document my work more effectively.
  • I framed my work for the Members’ shows at Studio@620 and the Morean Arts Center and delivered my collage to Studio@620. The opening of the latter exhibition is scheduled for Saturday, June 18, to coincide with Studio@620’s twelfth birthday celebration.
  • I made appointments with two gallerists and two curators with the intention of exhibiting my work in the near furture. 
  • I contacted the Dr. Navina Jafa, who lives in New Delhi, about working with a group of children to make art as part of my proposed project during my Sanskriti Foundation residency in New Delhi, December 23, 2016 - January 6, 2017. I will be working on an elaboration of Sanctuary that was exhibited at HCC, Dale Mabry, in 2014, and that addresses the issue of Florida's springs that are becoming polluted and depleted. In India the polluted Yamuna River will be the focus.
  • Dr. Jafa recommended I contact a couple of people, one of whom is Sanjoy Roy of Salaam Baalak Trust that works in underserved inner city communities in collaboration with TEAMWORK. We are currently in communication about the details of my project.
  • I started work on a new painting as part of the Terra Firma series. One of the pieces from this series will be in the Morean Arts Center’s Members’ exhibition opening on Saturday, July 9.

Meditation on Planet Earth, triptych, acrylic, oil, Rhoplex on canvas, 10" x 34"

  • I have worked, over the past year or so, on a mailing promoting a collaborative installation, Homeland, Lost and Found. In the past couple of weeks I sent the mailing about the possibility of exhibiting Homeland, Lost and Found to twelve galleries and curators in other states, and am following up with emails.
  • I maintained my teaching schedule at the Morean Arts Center, my studio, All Children’s Hospital and St. Anthony’s Hospital. I met with Sister Mary McNally, the Vice-President of St. Anthony’s Hospital, about adding more hours to my schedule there.
  • I was interviewed by Natalie Velez of Bella Unica. In the interview I mention the Creative Pinellas Grant and my planned trip to India. I also added an update to my blog at www.rosemarieprins.com about the interview.
  • I ordered blank greeting cards with an image of Winter's Dance on the front and my web address on the back.
  • I initiated a discussion with my painting students about facilitating a painting retreat at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, next summer. It will be similar to, but of a longer duration than, the one Linn Sennott and I conducted at the Rainbow River Center last month.

Winter's Dance, Sumi ink, wax medium, collage, watercolor on paper, 25" x 20"

Photo: Natalie Velez, Bella Unica