Just recently I decided to put more effort into marketing to various galleries. I started by looking at where Amy Flynn of Fobots has sold in the past. She is one of my favorite assemblage artists and has become so successful that she no longer needs gallery representation! Below is a photo of her delightful assemblage robots made from various found objects. Her website is: ifobot.com.
In looking at galleries in which she has sold in the past, I came across The Eclectic Collector in Katonah, NY. I decided to e-mail the gallery and include a photo of my giraffe assemblage, "Frederick the Great" to try to catch the gallery owner's attention. I also provided links to several different pages of my website. Much to my delight, the owner, Ellie Kimelman, called me within a half hour of my sending the e-mail! After speaking with Ellie, we decided that I would send to her 12 of my animals on a consignment basis. I feel so grateful to have this opportunity to gain more exposure to collectors of one-of-a-kind quirky and whimsical art!
Here are the 12 items that I'm sending off to The Eclectic Collector. Hopefully they'll each find new homes (and not be returning home to the nest)!
All 12 Animals Going to The Eclectic Collector
Here's the website for The Eclectic Collector
Today I received in the mail the specialty magazine Just Steampunk! Vol. 8 and found out, to my great delight, that several of my one-of-a-kind whimsical and steampunk-style multi-media sculptures and art collages were published for a second year in a row. One of my Boston Terrier dog pieces, "Domino," even made it onto the front cover!
I feel so honored to have 33 of my pieces represented! Here are the photos of the magazine pages:
Above is page 59 which shows three of my pieces: "Hitchin A Ride," "Ella Fitzhugh," and "The General."
The two-page spread on pages 60 and 61 shows three of my dolls, "Butterfly Bertha,", "Time to Feed Baby," and "Rosebud," and two of my Native American assemblages, "Alo, Spiritual Guide," and "Shima, Maker of Pots."
The two-page spread on pages 62 and 63 show a collection of my cats: "Jasmine," "Miss Kitty,", "The Birdwatcher," "Kimiko," and "Sakura," as well as a collection of my dogs, "Domino,", "Lassie Phone Home," "Harley Daniels," "Maxwell," and "Kingston."
Page 83 shown above has two of my Alice in Wonderland multi-media collaged shadow boxes, "Alice Returns as Queen and Heads are Gonna Roll!" and "Rabbit is Too Late to Save Alice from Herself," as well as my steampunk clock, "Time Flies."
Another two-page spread on paged 118 and 119 displays my Day of the Dead assemblages: "The Offering," "Not Enough Coffee," "Dia de los Muertos," "Angel de la Muerte," "Angel of Mercy," "Time Quietly Kills," "Tommy Edison," "Little Prince," and "Evil Genius Rides Fluffy."
And finally, page 120 shows three of my elephant assemblage sculptures: "Corky, The Circus Elephant," "Prodigious Pachyderm,", and "Pagliacci e Biscotti."
Unfortunately, the magazine misspelled my last name as "Shephard" instead of "Shepard," which put me into a frenzy to work with my website host, Weebly, to ensure that anyone who googles my name can find my website!
I feel very grateful and honored to have my art work be so well represented in this magazine that comes out once per year and is jam-packed with multi-media artists' work, covering the areas of home décor, fashion, paper arts, dolls and animals. It is 122 pages long and only has a couple of ads on its last page! It can be purchased by calling Scott Publications at 1-800-458-8237 or ordering online at www.scottpublications.com. It costs $12.95. It can also be found for a limited time at some Michael's Craft Stores and Barnes & Noble.
Here is the link to my blog last year about being published in Just Steampunk! Vol. 7.
I had a lot of fun creating this collection of "mini" dog assemblages. Each dog is under 5 inches and at $50 and under, very affordable! I'll be selling them in person at the upcoming Fab Folk Fest at the American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Center, NYC, December 10 & 11. If interested in purchasing one of these sweet pooches, or a collection of them, please contact me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org). Here they are one-by-one:
I am 57 years old, a wife of 26 years, a mother of a wonderful and independent 18-year-old daughter, a clinical psychologist who treats adults in private practice, and last, but definitely not least, an artist. Whew! That was a mouth full. My passion is creating one-of-a-kind whimsical sculptural animals, dolls, and cake toppers (with a little multi-media collage thrown in for good measure). I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I enjoy making them!