Monday, January 24, 2011

Nature's Human Exhibition

Into the Woods by collage artist Megan Coyle
Today the exhibition "Nature's Human" opened at Eastern Kentucky University's Giles Gallery. Two of my pieces are currently on display there - "Into the Woods" (pictured above) and "Riverside Loungers" (see below). Both pieces were initially created for one of my solo exhibitions last year - "Stories in Paper." The artwork in this national juried exhibition comes from a variety of artists and was created from quite a range of materials. All the pieces focus on the theme of humans and nature.

Riverside Loungers by collage artist Megan Coyle

A couple weeks ago I made the trek to Richmond, Kentucky to drop off my collages. I wanted to check out the gallery space and get a feel for the area. I'm glad I did, but I'm also glad I made arrangements to have the work shipped back to me after the show. It was a fairly long trip after all.

I was a little nervous about making the arrangements for shipping since I'm always concerned about the safety of my artwork. My "Nature's Human" collages are the largest size I currently work in - both are 18"x24" - and I have never shipped a piece that large before. However, after dropping by the UPS store, buying lots of bubble wrap, and getting a prepaid label that included insurance to cover the value of the collages, I felt a little more comfortable.

7 comments:

Ann Martin said...

Congratulations on being included in this exhibit, Meg! Shipping large pieces is expensive, but having the public view your art is priceless.

Melissa said...

I just love "Into the Woods". I don't quite trust the post to handle everyday things so I can sure understand your reservations about shipping your work. Though, to fair, UPS has always done well.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Megan, I'm impressed by your ability to work the paper pieces into wonderful portrait and figure pieces (I do think you captured Nancy Pelosi's likeness; I recognized her). Congrats on the show! Best of luck!

Bella Sinclair said...

What GREAT pieces! Congratulations on the show. It's interesting that the "Into the Woods" piece has strong vertical lines while the "Riverside Loungers " piece has strong horizontal lines. But they are both fabulous. Love the colors in them. Always awesome work!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Congrats on being selected. I love the top one ... maybe because it is awfully hot here today.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Has anyone told you how FABULOUS YOU ARE lately??? I mean these are just off the chart wonderful. Great work. I love Nancy Pelosi collage. Great work. Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope that all is well.

Fifi Flowers said...

FABuLOUS!!!!!