Sally Deskins Art

Wow! News galore. A few of the pieces from my drawings from my “What Will Her Kids Think?” was featured yesterday on UndergroundBooks (See link)! Awesome.

Also, work from this same series including some body prints as well, will be debuting in Charleston, WV at Taylor Books’ Annex Gallery throughout June and July 2014, with an art talk TBA in July! I’m super thrilled and honored!!

And, I also just received acceptance into Fort Worth, TX Art & Words Show in September/October 2014! Curated by writer Bonnie Shufflebeam, 2014 will be the third annual Art & Words Show including ten-twelve visual pieces of art and ten-twelve written pieces (poetry, flash fiction, and flash nonfiction). Each writer picks, from the visual submissions, one piece of visual art to use as inspiration to compose a new written work. Each visual artist chooses one of the written pieces to use as inspiration for a second visual work. This silent collaboration produces about forty-four incredible, original works of art and words, which are displayed at Art on the Boulevard in Fort Worth, Texas, for one week. An opening reception is held the first night of the show. Sweet!

To boot, Intimates and Fools has received some stellar reviews on amazon lately, and I’m getting amped for the two show/readings later this month in Omaha! http://femmesfollesnebraska.tumblr.com/events

A sampling of the art my children and I made last month to celebrate National Women’s History Month. Every day throughout March, I (sometimes with my kids) created a little piece to honor a woman in art for Momentous Collective. See my run-down here on Day 31. What fun! http://momentouscollective.com/

Celebrate with me as I curate “Our Intimates and Our Fools” on Les Femmes Folles for National Poetry Month. I’m posting a piece of art and/or poetry every day on undergarments. I received a ton of stellar submissions, its going to be fun sharing it all! http://femmesfollesnebraska.tumblr.com/

The series is inspired by the book I illustrated with poetry by Laura Madeline Wiseman, Intimates and Fools (LFFBooks 2014).

ArtSlant - Sally Deskins

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For #madonna #artforfreedom

All body prints by Sally Deskins

I explore appearance’s reflection and disguise of inner self, turning the view of the female form from distanced to affection. My body-prints are plainly womanly; pubic hair evident, contrary to popular prepubescent-styled bodies. Though perhaps sensual, I do not ascribe to cultural-ideals, offering a vital alternative view to society’s gender violence and objectification. After Klein’s “Anthropometries,” I work a feminist approach, as artist/model, using quotes from artists on being a woman/mother-artist. The guise also evokes inkblot tests, challenging: what do you see? 

#theblogtour, #Mywritingprocess Sally Deskins

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Sally Deskins; photo by g thomspon higgins: gthompsonhiggins.tumblr.com

Today is my day on #TheBlogTour, where writers and authors answer questions about their writing processes. This is fun! Though I ask artists and writers questions every day, I have never done one on LFF myself!

Gallery Tally--how many women vs. men do galleries exhibit today?

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I’m so proud and excited to be a part of Micol Hebron’s Gallery Tally Project, which is debuting today at For Your Art Gallery in Los Angeles:

(en)Gendered (in)Equity: The Gallery Tally Poster Project

An exhibition of Micol Hebron’s collaborative poster project

March 29­–April 25

News!

So much fun news! My print “What Will Her Kids Think?” was accepted into the Women’s Caucus for Art's IDENTITY Exhibition Online Gallery and Catalog, running throughout May!

I’m also getting amped for my collaborator, poet Laura Madeline Wiseman, to come in town for her reading at the Monongalia Art Center on March 25, 6pm, also featuring other area poets! Visit femmesfollesnebraska.tumblr.com/events for details!

Also coming up, I will have a stand at “Bring on Spring” an art and crafts sale to benefit Mon River Trails Conservancy! Taking place March 29, 11-6pm at Terra Cafe, 425 Industrial Ave in Morgantown (right off the Rail Trail!). Visit the Facebook event for details. I will have some of my art and books available!

And, I’ve been posting daily on Momentous Collective, creating a work everyday throughout March in celebration of Women’s History Month! Give me ideas, cheer me on at momentouscollective.com!

Again I’ll be back in Omaha briefly in April for a pop-up at Apollon with collaborators Rachel Mindrup and Fran Higgins, and Laura Madeline Wiseman! Visit femmesfollesnebraska.tumblr.com/events for details!

All of these drawings for sale, 9x12”, some 2012, 2013, and 2014. All collaborations with M. & H. Deskins. $30. sallydeskins@yahoo.com

More work from 2012-2013 still available; prices vary. Contact me sallydeskins@yahoo.com - I’ll be in Omaha in April and would love to bring them to you!

These are more that are still available from the “What Will Her Kids Think?” exhibit that debuted last Feb. 2013 at Star Deli Gallery in Omaha, and followed up Feb. 2014 at the University of Ohio East Campus Art Gallery. They are all acrylic and ink on board. The ones with text are framed at $200, the ones without text and with art by M. & H. Deskins, are $40. The bottom left with the drawings is framed and $150. Again I’ll be in Omaha for the exhibition at The Apollon (details femmesfollesnebraska.tumblr.com/events) but will not have these on view, but can bring any if requested; sallydeskins@yahoo.com.