Who ever thought this GenX museum innovator would risk stepping away from her safe museum jobs to draw on her iPhone? Thats just the thing I did to explore museum engagement, social media, educational games & contemporary culture. It has rewarded me an invitation to participate in the current exhibition, Gutai: Splendid Playground at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY. I was asked to create 200 Digital Trading Card Stickers that will contribute to Tsunami Relief that are included with cards from many other artists in the Gutai Card Box, a recreation of the original performance in 1962. They even included my name in a list of Card Box participants in their new free app!!! (For a lady who likes museum apps that makes me really excited!!!)
I also recently received attention from ARTnews Magazine. They pronounced me an Artist to Follow on Instagram for using social media, art history and my drawing skills. I was welcomed by the Museum Computer Network Conference in Seattle and was included in the Smithsonian's Mock-Trial for the Google Art Project as the #DrawArt live court illustrator. While there, I was contracted by Museums & the Web to use #DrawArt to create special Presenter's Avatars for the speakers at the upcoming annual conference in Portland. I was even featured in Meet a Museum Blogger. #DrawArt has come a long way since this Summer!
It is then no surprise that I will be using #DrawArt Live in NYC!! I'm going to draw on my iPad with #DrawArt Live in each museum I visit. I will also be demonstrating #DrawArt Live in an art exhibit in a gallery by Jewish Art Now called Breath/Breadth at the Brooklyn College Hillel. I will also be using #DrawArt as a Live Digital Sketchbook! All you have to do is follow my daily drawings while I'm in NYC on your laptops or smartphones.
Here are some screen-shots from my iPhone of drawings of famous art from museums I have done prior to visiting NYC. Included are works from Guggenheim & the Gutai exhibit, The Jewish Museum - I'm attending CAJM - Council for American Jewish Museum's Annual Conference while in New York this week too!! Theres also drawings from MoMA, Met, Whitney & Brooklyn Museums and some highlights from artists I cant wait to see such as Matisse at The Met because its so close to my paintings & a show I'm having later this Summer with self portraits of his appropriated Odalisques.. I also want to see the painting of Adele Bloch Bauer I at Neue Gallerie, the exhibit 1993 at New Museum and some Jean-Michael Basquiat paintings at Gagosian... and so much more to do & see!!