Sunday, October 30, 2016

Exeter NH

the illusion of TRUTH on view 
November 1 - December 10, 2016

Politics is the illusion of Truth.

The politician’s persuasive pitch, their extravagant ballyhoo,

always assuring us that they’re “talking truth...this truth.”

They claim to have the ability to save our government,

“And now, I bring you this miraculous cure!”

There are no personal saviors.

Like the elusive, evasive rainbow,

always tantalizingly one step ahead of us,

their promise appears to never be within our reach.

I desire a collective unity within our government that benefits all of humanity.

A government that is run by the best men and the best women for the job,

not a separation in political parties.

the SIMPLE story

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

PRESS RELEASE | PD Packard's New Video | Workshop
Printing Decorative Papers with Akua Inks

 Artist, PD Packard (left), Video Director, Christine Puma (middle), and Artist + Akua Inks Inventor, Susan Rostow (left). Photo Credit: Faye Arranz

To view new VIDEO:

Artist PD Packard takes you through the making of her Printed Decorative Papers using Akua Inks. Her "commitment to color", as she describes, inspires the layering of the decorative patterns she creates using dried leaves that she's collected. Packard emphasizes the importance of devising a "color story", selecting several colors to be used in each printed element. The Akua Liquid Pigment Inks allow her to print almost unlimited layers of sheer color that are tied together with a final layer of Akua Intaglio, creating patterns that appear indefinitely complex. Once her printed papers are created, she applies the prints to larger, sculptural works that are addressed in this video.

Interested in taking a workshop with PD Packard to learn this process? 

PD Packard will be teaching a workhop on | Printed Decorative Papers + Box Art
October 29 – 30, 2016 (Sat/Sun) 

10 am to 4 pm

For Brooklyn Studio workshop and registration info, click here:
Discover unlimited color by creating multilayered patterns on Japanese kozo paper with Akua Liquid Pigments during this two-day workshop. Participants will begin the workshop creating printed decorative papers that will then be used to cover their own hand made boxes. 

Open to all levels, participants will be taught hands-on demonstration for the decorative printmaking technique and the basic box structure. Students are welcome to bring their own bookbinding tools.

Since 2011, P D Packard has been teaching collaborative workshops in Brooklyn and Philadelphia. Awarded a scholarship to Central Saint Martins, in London, she holds a BFA in Fashion and Textile Design. Her prints, watercolors and book arts have been exhibited nationally and internationally. For more info on P D Packard, visit 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Work In Progress | Video on my technique of Printed Decorative Papermaking + Akua Inks

June 22, 2016 | Present in my Brooklyn Studio: Artist + Akua Inks inventor, Susan Rostow and Video Visionary, Christina Puma.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
Solomons, MD

Exhibition: May 20 - August 28, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, May 20 | 6 - 9pm

On view: 
Love's thoughts about Love

 Also on view: there is LOVE

Main Line Art Center
Haverford, PA

Exhibition: April 30 - June 5, 2016
Artist Reception: June 4 | 1 - 3pm
On view: Tortoise Beetle |  LOVE FROM LOVE SOLD

Monday, February 8, 2016


February 6, 2016 | 6pm - 10pm
Icebox Project Space | Crane Arts Building
Philadelphia PA  

A showcase for exceptional contemporary art featuring work from the emerging to the established. This benefit event is the major annual fundraiser for InLiquid, which supports and promotes visual artists while serving as a comprehensive hub and catalyst for our region’s arts community.

I STAND, UPRIGHT has SOLD but you can find others available here:

love this wall | designed by InLiquid's curator, Mat Tomezsko
main reception Saturday, February 6, 2016

Visual AIDS

Preview Party + Benefit Sale: January 29 - 31, 2016
Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co
New York, NY

Postcards From The Edge is an exhibition and benefit sale of over 1500 original, postcard-sized works of art by internationally renowned and emerging artists. Each piece is exhibited anonymously, and the identity of the artist is revealed only after the work is purchased.

Established in 1998, Postcards From the Edge this year has raised over $100,000, selling more than 1000 fine art postcards to benefit the organization's efforts to promote AIDS awareness and to support artists living with HIV.

HOME is within me | #232 SOLD
 fun flattery when an attendee takes a photo of my contribution (@^~^@)
some of my favorite postcards
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