I've made progress on new projects and had great studio visits.
Art Specialist and Curator for the University of Texas at San Antonio art collection, Arturo Almeida stopped by my studio today. It wasn't by chance. We are both showing work, at San Antonio's City Hall & Municipal Plaza, as part of PASA's (Public Art San Antonio) Temporary Exhibits. I've kept in contact with Arturo since we met at the Temporary Exhibit's reception in August.
After exchanging a few emails, he asked to see more of my work.
And...after a visit to the President of UTSA's office, Arturo's request to purchase 18 of my Candy Shop drawings was approved!
All but 2 of these drawings are now part of UTSA's permanent collection!
I'll post a picture as soon as they're installed on campus.
Here's a link to ART Magazine: San Antonio's article on the acquisition:
Later in the day, Arturo brought Richard Duardo, print master and owner of Modern Multiples to my studio.
Richard was in town because of the current exhibition at the McNay Museum. Arturo gave Richard a call to come check out my work and that he did. Much more came out of the visit, but I'll wait to share that.
The drawings were going to be shown in my upcoming show,"Sweet Memories", which will take place in Del Rio, but that's not the case any more.
Instead, they will be replaced with new pieces that done through printmaking methods.
Those will be shared after they are installed at Casa de la Cultura.