a room with a view : new studio #316

panoramic view

just got back from the torpedo factory moving to my studio on the third floor studio #316 across from the elevator and with one of the best views of the marina and water. though i am sad to leave the first floor with more foot traffic and visitors,but i am looking forward to some calm and quiet to be able to concentrate on my illustrated ceramics and more production work for the upcoming season. in my previous studio #32 will be taken over by another visiting glass artist,  joseph cavalieri from the n.y.c.  whom i just met to exchange notes and spoke about various things about the residency. i think that it is extremely important to bond with incoming artists in residency programs like that of the torpedo factory visiting artists program in order to create dialogue and exchange of ideas and different points of view. (above) is a panoramic shot of my studio #32 just before i dismantled everything and moved it to the third floor. having different creative spaces challenges creative people to learn to work in different situations and environments with a “sense of mobility” . speaking for myself, my environment effects my work and hoping that the view will help stimulate my creative juices in a different direction with the change of air . stay tuned for pictures of the new space.

 

september vap residency 2014

marcel artes deolazo
studio #316
torpedo factory art center
105 n.union street
alexandria, va 22314
studio hours: wednesday – sunday  11am-6pm
for appts. please write me : marcel@d-drawn.com

Visiting Artist Program (July – August 2014)

Visiting Artist Program (July – August 2014)
FIRST FLOOR studio # 32
the torpedo factory art center
105 North Union Street
Alexandria,Virginia 22314

hours : wednesday – sunday 10.30am-5.30 pm
CLOSED: mondays and tuesdays

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visibility and reproducing your art

AUGUST-blog-t-shirt

needless to say, the picture above shows the t-shirt created at the hands-on workshop that the visiting artists at the torpedo factory auto-produced . after a lean submission of images, the image chosen was the one that i had designed. a rat called the VAP RAT with a bit of ironic humor for an image that represented the visiting artists in the building.
this project was brainstormed to create awareness and visibility for the visiting artists in the art center as they worked and the hands-on process of working together to produce a piece of wearable creativity as a keepsake of our residency at the torpedo factory art center.

many artists may disagree about making and selling printable art or reproductions of their work. it is not for everyone but it is a vital marketing tool that can be used to show your work on the street , in the studio or at the office. like it or not, we would all prefer to sell our hand made creations but sometimes we need to fill a market request of affordable art for sale with certain consumer groups in mind especially in the summer season. though this tee shirt was produced with the help of the other artists for the artists.
The attention drawn to the hands–on event in it self drew interest of the public and further interest in the t-shirt and asked if it was available for purchase. with the help of one of the fellow artists, steve prince ( www.onefishstudio.com ) we are developing a piece of saleable art in limited addition of t-shirts to answer the requests for the shirts by clients and the public. we are figuring out the details at the moment and will be posting them for sale via his facebook page and square marketplace. for the moment, it is still all in the works and please have patience and we will let you know ASAP when the shirts will be available and they will be made in a limited addition on a first come , first serve basis.