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Booked 10

I have spent the last few months working on a six panel wood accordion book for the Book Arts Roundtable annual show at the Pierro Gallery in South Orange, NJ. If anyone is in the area I hope you can come by, there are some wonderful artist books in this show.

You are all invited...

You are all invited…

Wakarukaruka and they jumped and jumped

Wakarukaruka and they jumped and jumped

Nikiruka the best is still to come...

Nikiruka the best is still to come…

Mkuu the chief

Mkuu the chief

Wakaruka ruka 24

Amadi seemed destined to die at birth


Lumusi born face down

Lumusi born face down

mtoto shupavu sana a very obstinate child

mtoto shupavu sana a very obstinate child

Lumusi born face down

Lumusi born face down

tunalewa we are drunk

tunalewa we are drunk


Newark Open Doors 2012: Bushberg Project Submissions & Transmissions

On Saturday I drove into Newark with a little trepidation to drop my work off at 77 Market Street for the Newark Open Doors 2012: Bushberg Project  Submissions & Transmissions curated by Rupert Ravens. After navigating the one way system I eventually managed to find a parking place close to the gallery. A huge very raw space with a group of very friendly workmen but not too many signs that a huge art happening was about to happen. The workmen very kindly found Rupert Ravens for me, who put me at ease and I was able to deliver my work. Rupert assured me that the space would be totally transformed by Friday night, so after signing the paperwork, I left my work with him and headed home.

Today I received an e-mail from Rupert with a link to the page for theshow. I am now really excited about Friday and am a bit awed with the company I will be keeping. The huge space which on Saturday seemed impossible to fill by Friday I am quite sure is going to be quite a spectacle with installations by artists who have shown both nationally and internationally. Here is a sampling:

AK Airways will be there with a sculptural installation made from inflatable objects, their work has been presented at MOMA, underground raves and NASA…

Sculpture by Matt Stone of Brooklyn

Richard Wislocky, a West Orange Native and mega producer extraordinaire who has performed across the globe as well as “constructed a plethora of various multi-medium’ed” installations will also be represented.

Peter Schlangenbader a contemporary German Expressionist artist.

Beaded sculptures by A. Kimberlin Blackburn.

Newark born photographer Manuel Acevedo who has shown both nationally and internationally.

And many more…

Not to mention myself Ann Vollum!

Other South Orange artists inthe show include photographer Joy Yagid, installation artist Kate Dodd and painter and print maker Larry McKim who both teach at Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ.

So don’t miss this show, it is sure to be fun.

Trunk Show: Montclair Museum of Art

I am looking forward to being at MAM for a trunk show on October 11th.

Also check out:

Patterns, Systems, Structures: Abstraction in American Art
December 4, 2011 – May 19, 2013
This exhibition, curated by MAM’s Chief Curator Gail Stavitsky, is drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Montclair Art Museum and explores the rich variety of approaches to abstraction in American art.

Newark Open Doors October 2012

I am excited to be a part of this, and will have work in the Emerging Artists Group Show | 77 Market Street  (NAC Sponsored Shows) “Newark has been experiencing a renaissance over the last decade. Hundreds of artists of all kinds have relocated to Newark to take advantage of the many opportunities our city has to offer. This exhibit seeks to showcase what is going on at the heart of this exponential artistic growth: our emerging artists.  See work in a variety of media from artists working in and around Newark, NJ.”
Curated by Rupert Ravens. Opening Oct. 5, 2012 6-9

More on this event later!

Baird Arts Fall Open House

This Saturday September 15th, is the annual Baird Arts Open House in South Orange, NJ. It is a day when you can sample many of the classes available in the Fall for free. Follow the link for the full schedule of events. Classes start the week of the 24th September. I will be there at 1pm doing a collage class for children grades 1-7, making crazy faces inspired by the work of Stephen Kroninger.



Preview / Post View 2012 Exhibition at the Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ

Preview Flyer 2012 Final

Hello Everyone,

This year as usual I will be part of the South Orange, Maplewood Studio Tour on Sunday June 3rd. The Preview / Post View  exhibition at the Pierro Gallery is a great way to preview the artists on the tour and will help you to decide which artists to visit on the day. I look forward to seeing you at the opening, I hope you can make it. Please check out the new website for the tour for more valuable information. This year the tour is free of charge for the first time, so put it on your calendars!


Last Minute Art Party at GAS Gallery

This is a great show and sale with really interesting artists including Dan Fenlon, Gale Mahoney, Nancy Tobin and Elizabeth Winchester.

GAS party December 16th

Come and party at GAS in Maplewood, NJ

Original BeastlyBeasties drawings at GAS

Original BeastlyBeasties drawings at GAS

At GAS Gallery

At GAS Gallery. That's a Dan Fenelon behind me on the right.