Giddy Up! Places to see my Artwork now and in the very near Future

"Cowgirl with Polka Dots" ©Ayn Hanna

It’s been a busy month both creating art in the studio and in the planning of several events – shows, workshops, and art fairs.  In the swirl of activity and with so many events coming up throughout the rest of 2012, I wanted to take a minute and give an update on places where my work can be seen now and in the near future:

Now through June 30th:  Merge and Flow: SDA Members Show, Nash Gallery, University of MN, Minneapolis, MN

Jun 25 & 26, 10a-5p both days:  Ft Collins Art Studio Tour.   This is a free self-guided tour of 34 Artist Studios in Ft. Collins.  Free maps available at multiple locations around town.  There will also be a “preview” exhibition of work from each participating artist at ArtLab (239 Linden St.) from Jun22-26, with Artist Reception on evening of Jun24.  I’ll have several new textile paintings on display, including a group of small kitschy western pieces like the ones pictured above and below.

Yee Haw! Gettin' ready for the Studio Tour!

Aug 13 & 14, 10a-7p both days:  Creative Garden Juried Fine Arts Exhibit & Sale at New West Fest, Remington/Oak Lot, Downtown Ft. Collins.  It’ll be hot and I’ll be there all day- both days, sharing a booth with my friend Gwen Hatchette.  Bound to be a good fun time, hope that lots of friends will stop by!

Aug 19-21, 10a-4p – Art Cloth:  Unique Hand-Printed Fabric,  Ah Haa School for the Arts in Telluride, CO. We will be playing with a variety of printmaking/surface design techniques to make original art cloth.  (My partner Barbara will also be teaching a 2 day workshop “Tin Folk Portraits: Found Object Assemblage”, Aug 17-18, so you could get really wild and crazy and come stay for the week and take BOTH of our workshops!)

Various dates/locations now through rest of 2011:  Thread Tails and Vapor Trails – Quilt Show Celebrating 100 Years of Naval Aviation.  There are 6 trunks traveling the US this year.  I have 2 quilts traveling, “Keep Your Mach Up” (Award Winner) is in the Gray trunk, and “Cat” is in the Blue trunk.  They’ve been to LA, FL, VA, GA, IL, OH, MO, and even HI already.  Next venues they can be seen at will be from July 1-10 at the Hoosier Air Museum in Auburn, IN and then at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival in Loveland, CO from Aug 19-21.  “Heads UP” to those of you in KC that want to see my quilts – many of the quilts, including 1 of mine, will be in KC at the “Original Sewing and Quilt Expo”, Oct13-15.

"Rough Ride on the Range" ©Ayn Hanna

I have 4 more shows currently scheduled for this year to tell you about, but they’re not until the fall/winter, so I’ll provide the details for those later.  One of them is a juried traveling show that will include venues in OR, WA, TX – 3 states I’ve not exhibited in before, so I’m excited for that.  I’m also adding links to all my current and upcoming shows on the right hand “links” section of this blog page, so you can always check that to see where my art will be on view.

I’ve got lots more news and photos to share of new work I’ve completed, my creative process, developing my goals and implementing plans for building my art career, so I’ll be trying to get some of it out of my head and down on paper to share with you on this blog soon.

And right now, I have 9 days left to get everything completed, set up, and ready and for the expected 100’s of people to come through my studio during the Studio Tour on June 25 and 26.


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2 Responses to “Giddy Up! Places to see my Artwork now and in the very near Future”

  1. Sally Says:

    Thanks for getting us up-to-date on what you have been doing. It is all new stuff and really fun. Just taking it all in and realizing what you accomplish in your studio and somehow keep that day job going is way beyond my own comprehension. You are an inspiration and I had better “giddy-up”..and quit leetting my studio gather dust! many hugs, mom

  2. Christina Merkley Says:

    how exciting Ayn! Your work has such energy and vibrancy … and FUN to it. Am so happy for you. All the best with it all!

    ~Christina 🙂

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