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2022 EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Happening Now:

Art Fair / Exhibit

"Off The Wall" Holiday Art Fair 
Reception: Sat, November 5th 
On Display: Nov 5th - Dec 18th 
5-25 46th Ave, LIC Queens (NYC)

Annual affordable art fair. Support your local arts community! Produced by LIC-A & Culture Lab LIC at Plaxall Gallery. (7 train to Vernon Blvd-Jackson Ave or NYC Ferry to Long Island City)

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NaNoWriMo Noveling

November 1st - 30th 
In Person NYC & Online 
(Various Locations)

Once again, I plan to participate in the annual 50,000-word challenge of National Novel Writing Month, inspired by October's ink drawing prompts.

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Kickstarter Anthology

Active now! Pledge until
Thurs, Nov 17th at 5:36pm (Online)

Joining with comics creatives on the anthology titled "We Suck At Comics" themed around various forms of rejection. Raising funds through Kickstarter. 

>> Support our project here <<

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Open Studios

Sat, Dec 3rd  12-5pm
43-01 22nd St, Studio 352
LIC Queens, NYC

Our building of artists will have a holiday Open Studios. Meet and converse with artists in person, tour unique workspaces, view our creative process and artwork.

Buy a gift for family, friends, or yourself!

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Previously:

Upcoming:

Performance

Unsuitable Creatives: A Variety Show on the Search for Home 
Sat, Nov 12th 8pm 
The Hub NYC 109 E 31st St, 3rd Fl

Next performance of Unsuitable Creatives, where I will be reading & sketching again. Organized/hosted by Mary B. Safrit.

Eventbrite Tickets $35-40 includes drinks

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Daily Ink Drawing

October 1st - 31st  Art Challenge 
Online/Social Media

Attempting the daily ink drawing challenge once again, generally known as Inktober, though people often give it their own twist. 

 

In recent years, I use the word prompts as inspiration - and potentially illustrations - for November's novel writing challenge. 

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NY Comic Con

Thu, Oct 6th - Sun, Oct 9th
Javits Center (Manhattan NYC)

Professional badge all weekend!

Wandering artist, sketching panel talks & fun activities, networking, after-parties incl. the Creator After Con Network. 

May appear at various times/places TBD. 

(NYCC is ticketed, other events are public)

>> See examples of previous sketches <<

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Kings County Comics

Sat, October 1st  2pm - 8pm
El Gran Tejano, 942 Flushing Ave 

(restaurant in Bushwick, BK/NYC)

Exhibiting at KingsCountyComics Con with a bunch of awesome creators! Hosted by indie comics writer Kurt KC Christenson.

I'll be drawing live, selling sketches of your favorite characters and custom requests. Plus coloring table! Free event, all ages.

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Kids Comic Con

Sat, Sept 17th  10am - 6pm
Bronx Community College, NYC

Kids Comic Con resumes their in-person event activities! As previously, likely to lead an art workshop + have an exhibitor table. FREE ADMISSION

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NY Poetry Festival

Sat, Sept 10th - Sun, Sept 11th
Governor's Island, NYC

Not officially reading this year, but plan to be a wandering sketch artist in search of inspiration, connection, and spontaneous reading opportunities or other involvement.

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Comics Conference

WinC Creative Conference
August 12-13th  Manhattan, NYC

Attended & sketched this informative event with the Women In Comics group, hosted at the New York Public Library.

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Writing Challenge

Camp NanoWriMo (Virtual)
July 2022

Personal writing challenge, now connected with poetry prize -- completed my goal! 

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Community Clean-up

Sat, June 25th
Astoria/LIC Waterfront Parks
(multiple locations) Queens, NYC

Assisting with The Blue Bus Project for community clean-up in parks along the East River. Begins with arts performance, ends with pizza party at Culture Lab LIC.

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Performance

Unsuitable Creatives: A Variety Show on The Cure for Loneliness
Wed, June 22nd  7:30-9pm

247 Varet Street, Brooklyn NYC

One-of-a-kind, collaborative performance by multi-disciplinary artists exploring relationships and dealing with loneliness. 

All performers are talented creatives who happen to be single and Christian. Organized and hosted by Mary B.

RSVP on Eventbrite 

($30 ticket, also 1 drink minimum)

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Spring Art Exhibit

Exhibit: Thu, April 28 - Sun, May 29
Events: Sat, April 30 4/6-8/9:30pm
Artists Talk: Sun, May 22 2-4pm
5-25 46th Ave, LIC (Queens NYC)

Long Island City Artists (LIC-A) and Culture Lab LIC invite you to A Queens Fine Art Spring Affair featuring work by 180 local artists! Opening events April 30th, live music starting at 5pm, meet the artists 6-8.

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Writers Reading

Tues, May 24th 2022 7-8:30pm
W83 Ministry Center
150 W83rd Street, New York City

Redeemed Writers Group shares writings exploring the theme of "Peace like a River". Please RSVP if you plan to attend our in-person Spring Reading. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

RSVP on Eventbrite (Free ticket)

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Open Studios

Sat, May 14th 2022 12-5pm
43-01 22nd St, Studio 352 11101
Long Island City (Queens NYC)

Our building of art studios will once again be open to the public to visit for a day!

View my Facebook Event

Download: Open Studios info PDF

Download: Press Release PDF

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Kids Art Workshop

Sat, April 23rd 1-3pm 
Sobelsohn Playground at Forest Park
(Kew Gardens, NYC)

Assisting with The Blue Bus Project for  Earth Day themed arts & crafts using upcycled materials.

Also designed a special coloring page:

Download PDF image

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MoCCA Fest

Sat/Sun, April 2-3rd
Metropolitan Pavilion 
(Manhattan NYC)

Volunteering, then wandering the event to meet fellow creators and art appreciators.

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Big Apple Comic Con

Sat, March 26th 10am-7pm
New Yorker Hotel (Manhattan NYC)

(Assisting my colleague with social media video projects; wandering sketch artist; professional networking & pop culture fun!)

Visit the website of Big Apple Comic Con

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Now What? Noveling

January / February
Online & Meetups

"Now What?" months are the follow-up to National Novel Writing Month, committing to editing and continuing the project.

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TBD 2022-2023

More events to come!

Look forward to ongoing events, this year and the next! Make more possible by supporting my work.

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