MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2013
Artist StatementI have decided to make a fundamental change in my relationship to the art market. ??I broke my arm in February 2008 and had a lot of time to think. I realized that I love making artwork. The time I spend in my studio is the most rewarding and stimulating part of my life. And I want to engage in that process as often as I can with as much focus as I can. I also realized that, although I have been relatively lucky in selling my work, I am not very interested in an art career. So I've decided to make a change in how I relate to the market. I am not changing how I work or what I produce, only how I deal with it once it is made. I've decided to sell everything I make, regardless of size or complexity, for cost. I am doing this not to devalue my work, but rather to say that my physical time and mental/emotional life is more valuable to me than trying to sell work at normal market prices. I want to make sure that it is clear that I have a lot of respect for the gallery owners and curators I have worked with. I am definitely not doing this with any thought to make a statement about the art world nor to show any disrespect to artists. I simply want to find a way to make work, get it out of my studio, and into the homes of folks who want it.???? If you have any questions or would like more information about future exhibits, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From 1970-1986 Collins taught and studied martial arts in Japan and the United States. In 1985 she received a BA in writing from the University of Vermont. With the thought that it would make her a better writer, she began to study drawing in 1988 and worked with several teachers until 1990, at which point she worked and studied on her own. She began showing work in late 1994. July 2007 -- Strength and Grace -- Gallery G, Baltimore -- Solo March 2007 -- City Birds and Empty Bowls -- Gallery 1448, Baltimore MD - Solo August 206 -- Urban Flora -- Liriodendron Mansion, BelAir, MD May 2005 -- House -- Paper Rock Scissors Gallery, Baltimore MD -- Solo October 2004 -- Points of Contact - Amalie Rothschild Gallery at The Creative Alliance, Baltimore MD -- Solo October 2003 Landfall - Paper Rock Scissors Gallery --Solo January 2003 Commision - Sapporo Hotel, Sapporo Japan April 2001 Publication of work - New American Paintings, Open Studios Press October 2000 Unearthed - Paper Rock Scissors Gallery Featured show of landscape paintings