Greetings art friends!
My apologies for not staying in touch – It’s been an amazing but busy year. I took some time off to recharge my art scene, so while that meant less art events, I’m warming back up for this fall!
Here’s what’s been happening:
I moved my studio back home, and set up on the sun porch! A new space complete with good lighting and a cross breeze. As you can imagine, I love being surrounded by branches, and it’s great to work at home again!
In December, I accepted a full-time position as the Marketing & Design Coordinator at The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to apply my graphic design to this amazing non-profit. I’ve been working on several projects including the annual report, newsletters, infographics and fundraising materials. Foodbankwma.org
Recently, The Food Bank hosted a staff art show, and we unveiled our locally grown food mural for The Food Bank’s common room! It was great to collaborate with my artsy co-workers and see all their amazing work.
The ‘Fill the Belly Bus’ Community Food Drive was very successful this year, with 5,650 pounds of donated food and $3,225 in cash donations. I was happy to contribute an updated design for promotions, and created a cardboard ‘belly bus’ mascot for the big day! communityaction.us, fccmp.org
Visit Quabbin Harvest in downtown Orange this fall to shop for my coloring and activity booklets, cards, ornaments and more! Located at 12 Main St, Orange MA quabbinharvest.coop
I’ve been creating a series of woods and lake scenes using a limited palette on slate pieces. I’ll have several available for sale this winter. Stay tuned for the time and place!
My shop on Zazzle.com/madsahara has been updated! Choose from several designs available on mugs, t-shirts, pillows, phone cases, and much more. Contact me if you’re looking for something special!
On display now: “Al Fresco Duet” Paintings by Nancy B. Baker and Sarah Adam
Artspace Gallery, 15 Mill St, Greenfield MA
Exhibition runs Sept. 14 – Oct 12. Reception: Friday, September 21, 5pm
Coming in November: Art at Green Fields Market (Franklin Community Coop)
144 Main St, Greenfield MA
Landscape paintings on display through Nov/Dec
As always, thank you for your support and patience – I will be keeping you updated throughout the fall and winter with news and events! Be sure to follow me on social media at facebook.com/MadsaharaArt, instagram/madsahara, and linkedin/madsahara