Thanks to an exciting new position at the Galleries of Contemporary Art at UCCS (I started as co-Director last August) I have been pouring my energies into curating, managing, and co-directing other people’s art. I love this field of work–always new ideas to develop, interesting artists to work with, new work to be exposed to, and new skills to learn. Curating is an art form in and of itself, as is fundraising, exhibition design, event coordination, and all the other aspects that make up a great job in the arts.
In the past year as well I have been accepted into the Master’s in Public Administration program at UCCS and have already been taking classes (it’s like an MBA in the Non-Profit field). Again, new challenges and all the rewards that come with that.
All this is to say that I have slowed down my studio practice considerably, though I hope to maintain it while working full time and pursuing a Master’s degree. I have a terrific studio and hope to be working towards a new exhibit in the next six months to year. I have also put my workshop teaching schedule on hiatus–there just aren’t enough hours in the day!
I am still primarily an encaustic painter and hope to continue to explore new ideas, posting those here as I can. Thank you for your patience and you can always see my newest work on my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Daisy-McConnell-Artist/329612195706