September 2018: From my studio (to you!)

Hello friends!

Thank you for joining me for my FIRST EVER email newsletter, and for helping me take the next step in furthering my creative business! My goals for the remainder of this year are to build an email list (so if you like what you see, please share with a friend!), send out a newsletter once a month, and to approach my art endeavors as an artrepreneur. With one small step at a time, I’m excited to see my business grow!

Since the purpose of this newsletter is to update and inform, allow me to briefly fill you in what I’ve been up to this summer. In June, I participated in the 2018 Summer Art Market, an annual juried art festival hosted by the Art Students League of Denver (ASLD) where I work. It was a great first art market experience, and I’m still determining whether it is something I will do again next year. Also this summer at ASLD, I worked full time as the Interim Program Coordinator running our summer camp program as well as the exhibit program. My time in that position came to an end mid-August, and I made a happy return to my part-time painting routine these past couple of weeks.

In addition to painting and returning to the ASLD Registration Staff team, I will be stretching my art teacher wings as the visual art instructor at Hallett Elementary. Every Thursday through December and every Wednesday January-May, I will be sharing my love of art with kids grades preschool through fifth grade. Already 2 weeks in, I am anxious to see where the year leads, and I am hopeful to make a small difference in these kids’ lives in the short amount of time I spend with them each week.

Presently, I am working on a small, new painting for the annual 99 Pieces of Art on the Wall fundraising exhibit with Access Gallery in Denver, a gallery dedicated to creating opportunities for young adults with disabilities. Look for the finished piece and more updates in October’s newsletter and on social media!

Stay tuned and thanks for listening!

—Lauren

Sunflower Study 11x14 oil on canvas 2018