drawing room: curatorial projects and collaboration

drawing room where drawing and community collide

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One of my greatest joys is collaborating with galleries, organizations, and individuals through my drawing room project.

Upcoming exhibits and events TBA

ARCHIVE of Selected Curatorial Projects:

2019-2020   Charles Thompson Between the Seasons: En Plein Air Painting, 6 September to 3 January 2020.  Charles Thompson paints on location in the woods, by the streams and rocks, or on roads where houses and beaches meet. His seductive colors and textures celebrate the raw and subliminal he discovers in ordinary places. He transforms these places with passion and vigor. He transforms and translates those sensual and spiritual qualities of light, atmosphere, and Nature. 2019 

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2019: Sense of Sight, Safelight Photography Group Exhibit included Joseph Della Valle, Susan Carter, Jacqueline Blackstone, Katie Fagan, Alison Shahan, Cynthia Pappenfus, Dorothy McCrum, Lilith Danielyan, Daniel J Grenier who exhibited mostly black and white sliver gelatin prints and some digital work.  Safelightstudio.wordpress.com. The work was on exhibit at the Gallery at the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce from April until the end of August 2019, and reviewed by Daniel Kany in the Portland Press Herald. https://www.pressherald.com/2019/04/14/art-review-sense-of-sight-shows-the-virtues-of-silver-gelatin/

Ocean House Gallery: Coastal Vision Charles Thompson Paintings 23 March to 20 April 2019.

Ocean House Gallery with PelotonLabs: Artmosphere: Christine Morgan from 17 January to end of April 2019 at PelotonLabs.

Ocean House Gallery with PeletonLabs: No blue, no green, Krisanne Baker at PelotonLabs 2018 November and December.Baker postcard No Blue no green.jpgMarina Post at Ocean House Gallery November 2018: an exhibit of felted and natural botanical dyed textiles including vessels, objects, hats, slippers, and scarves. Marina Post gave an artist talk at the gallery. http://studiomforgood.com The exhibit was reviewed in the Portland Press Herald by Daniel Kany. https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/art-review-felt-even-in-fashion-makes-for-fine-art/MRR felt 2018 copy.jpg


drawing room  (no “the” and lower case) is a roving project since 2006, an essential part of my creative and community practices to invite collaborative opportunities, generate more visibility for artists, projects and creative communal activities.  The wordpress: https://wordpress.com/view/drawingroomprojects.wordpress.com

Feel free to contact me with your ideas. I use drawing room as an umbrella for many efforts I make in the community to share, create, and invent more space, more action, and find ways to work with and serve others. I have collaborated projects and exhibits involving youth regionally in tandem with ArtVan Rolling/ArtVax Program, Boys and Girls Club Portland, and collaborated with high school students in an intuitive drawing project at the Cambridge School in Weston Mass.

Workshops and instruction: I currently offer instruction in drawing and painting at Artascope in Yarmouth; information can be found on the drawing Instruction page of this site. Also see 2d3dexplore.wordpress.com for examples of drawing., figure drawing, and acrylic painting instruction projects and works.

drawing room exhibits at State Theater Building or other spaces 2006-2008: I curated Dress Code at Meca’s Free Street Gallery, developed and exhibited Chewed Toys project at Patricia Ladd Cargea Gallery in Sandwich, NH, collaborated with Elizabeth Jabar on One Day an exchange of prints between printmaking students in Maine and Mongolia. Metamorphosis: a Journey of Dolls was a project that involved three groups of six women exchanging  objects to be developed a s a form of “doll” over a six-month period which became a challenge around identity, authority, and notions of aesthetics and meaning. Many other exciting projects and educational endeavors highlight communication, cooperation, and sharing of resources and ideas.


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