Let me start by saying it is almost time for Blankspace to celebrate our three year anniversary. I cannot believe it has been 3 yrs. already. As they say, time flies when your having fun. Seriously, having Blankspace has been such a great experience. This has been a dream of mine for so long and I still sometimes look around and cannot believe that it actually exists.
The support we have received from people coming in to visit has been amazing. When we started this space, we could not have imagined how happy it would make other people. We get such nice words of support on a regular basis, it warms my heart....(pausing to wipe a tear)..I hope we can continue to be a part of this community for years to come.
So lets get to it!!
INDIE BIZ OF THE WEEK
I have to say that I am talking about them a little too late, they are closing the brick and mortar doors this week...but don't fret they will be re-opening with an all new online store in the weeks to come. This place is soo cute, they have great super designy items for home and body, great bags, jewelry... awesome. She is liquidating some of her current inventory and has an amazing sale that ends tomorrow.
Here is all of the info:
Relish at Home
2703 7th st #112 Berkeley, CA 510-981-9400
Store Hours 11am to 6pm EVERYDAY thru January 16th.
ARTIST OF THE MONTH
I first met Jessica when I was asked to jury a show at Sebastopol Center for the Arts and she had applied to the open call. She ended up being one of the people I gave an award to, and I did not know she was a neighbor until the night of the opening when I read her resume for the first time. It is funny how sometimes you have to leave your home to meet a neighbor.
Jessica's work is fun, she creates great layers of texture and her sense of color is great. These images don't do the colors justice, she gets these amazingly rich colors that you just want to bite into. Her work is a mix of tiles, collages and paintings, she has also recently been creating great sculptures lately.
To sum it up I think that Jessica is a talented artist and is one of the nicest people you will ever meet.
Jessica is currently exhibiting at the SFMOMA artists gallery
Here is a link to her website to check out more of her work.