Emerging Artist Residency Show- Talk and Success!

I've been slacking on posting, no worries, this will soon change...

Last Thursday was the reception for the Atlanta Printmaker's Studio's Emerging Artist Residency show.  Ann Otterness and I presented our work from the past 6 (in my case 4) months and gave brief talks concerning whatever we wanted (in my case how the process for this project evolved as well as some of the thought behind it).  I have never given a talk outside of school and in school I really only gave two so I was really quite nervous, going so far as to go the night before and try to practice with a friend only to botch the whole thing successfully making myself even more nervous.

So many of my friends and family showed up to support though and the talk turned out very well.  The Video is on facebook and I've linked in my Tumblr account but I don't know how to download it so you guys will have to live with pictures of the work and a few from the show.

During my talk.  I always hunch up my shoulders when I'm nervous and speaking in public...I seem to be relaxed here...

Less relaxed here, or just really into whatever I was explaining.

One of my moms, my mother's ex-partner.

My older Brother


My sister in Law

My twin sister

my little sister with her portrait

me and the little brother and sister

something a friend took, I'd like to point out here that it took me a full day to decide what I was going to wear.

the publicity!

My friend said I glowed...it's possible I guess

friends and family checking out the work.  It was like 100 degrees inside the space.

My mom

Ann Otterness giving her talk

explaining some more stuff, notice my bare feet? I didn't want to wear shoes.

We gave the talks outside because it was sooo much cooler.  This is Georgia!

here's an idea of size...plus a block with a finished piece

my dad

my step mom

These photos are all courtesy of friends, family and APS!


  1. Jessica, these are AWESOME!!! Will they still be up when I come to ATL in November?

    PS day well spent- love that dress

  2. It was only up for the month of June. Hopefully I'll be a part of some other shows...