art shows

Flash Studio Sale: Friday, August 19th from 3:00-8:00

...at 1244 Marvin Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29407

where I will be turning my house into an art shop for a day!

Cleaning out the studio and all of the art that has accumulated!

Need art for empty walls in your house?  Looking for a few early Christmas pressies?  I'll be selling everything from (unframed) mini watercolor drawings (lots under $20) and greeting cards with my art printed on them ($5) to large abstract pieces - everything will be priced to sell!

Follow me on instagram ( ----> gretmackintosh) to see pics of the pieces i'll be selling with prices of each - posting a different one every day until the sale!

Awakening II: Fieldwork

When:   June 2014

Where:   1630 Meeting Street

In June 2014, Ted and I were selected with about 20 other artists to create an art installation to "awaken the landscape" surrounding the, now renovated, building at 1630 Meeting Street, downtown Charleston.

After walking the site, this was the sketch of our proposed idea that we submitted to Enough Pie.....

A few weeks later, we put together the real-life version of my sketch.  Ted built the teepee in our backyard, dismantled it, and re-built it on-site a few days before the event (easier said, than done).  We used branches from a crape myrtle that needed to be cut down in Ted's mom's yard - perfect for the job with their lovely bark and subtle curves.  Old sailboat sails became the teepee fabric, and to round out the scene, we added Ted's gorgeous (and well-loved) wooden canoe (built by him in 2009).  

I painted a series of (20) 8"x 8" paintings of air plants (on wood panels) that we hung (strung using brass s-hooks together, and suspended from a copper pole) in the teepee, now serving as a micro-art gallery.  To add to the vibe, we framed the air plant painting display with ferns, bromeliads, and amethyst crystals, and Ted created the perfect resting spot using a couple of oak stumps and a raw plank of majestic live oak for the bench seat.  

A link to more images from the event Awakening II: Fieldwork through the Enough Pie website and to see more of Ted's amazing boat-related work, go to Barrier Island Boatbuilder's website.

 

Awakening I

when:    July 13th 2013

where:   1600 Meeting Street - Charleston, South Carolina

The local non-profit, Enough Pie, put out a call for artists to help "awaken" a recently purchased, 100-year old building, located in the upper peninsula area of downtown Charleston.  The building hadn't been occupied since the 80's, had no working electricity or water, and was in all-around disrepair.  The goal was to allow a select group of artists to transform their individual spaces (through a wide variety of mediums and methods) and host a one day art show/performance event before the building was to be renovated later that year (into a creative hub for artists and creative businesses!).

Here's a link to Enough Pie's website and the Awakening Announcement.

 

The conceptual sketch of my vision for the installation that i submitted to Enough Pie to be in the running to be a selected artist:

 

The before of my space, the set-up process, and one of my extra-special helpers…

 

THE DAY OF THE EVENT!!!   (and a yarn-bombed entrance to the building.)

Here's a link with more images from the event:  An Awakening In Review

and another link to The Awakening Mini-documentary.