As I prepare for my final shows of the season, I think back on all the accomplishments that were achieved this year. The biggest event was the exhibit at the Newport Art Museum but I also tried out some new art festivals in Wellfleet and Marblehead. The director of the Wickford Art Festival attended my artist talk at NAM and invited me to participate in the show this coming year. I was also invited to join the board of Newport's Hospitality Committee, which is a commission that promotes cultural exchanges between Newport and its sister cities.
Every year I write down my goals for Saltwater Studio. The act of writing them down transforms the percolating ideas from thoughts into a real course of action - like sticking pins into a road map. I usually meet my goals, often surpass them or revisit my list to add more. It is fun exercise and highly effective - I'm looking forward to 2015!