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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Charles D'Ambrosio - Poets & Writers Magazine

New York City called. I said YES, would LOVE to. Picked up new-to-town, Writer's Workshop faculty member, Charles D'Ambrosio, and we drove outside of Iowa City to make some photographs for the prestigious literary magazine Poets & Writers

I never know what to expect when I meet someone for the first time, let alone meet them and then spend a few hours shooting their portrait. Charley is a down-to-earth, witty, smart and fun person. It was pure pleasure and I am proud to say the magazine liked my work. You can buy a copy of the Fall/Winter 2014 issue at Prairie Lights Bookstore, your very own LOCAL bookstore. You can also buy Charles' newest book Loitering - and go to his book reading at Prairie Lights on November 17th as well. Enjoy!




Wednesday, November 5, 2014

"Long After I'm Gone" Old & New Collages & Constructions

Two rooms of my collages and constructions, dating back to the mid-1990s to the present. The exhibition is at Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa in the Hall Perrine Gallery, Thomas Commons.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Art Expanded, 1958-1978



June 14, 2014 – March 8, 2015
HUGE SHOW at the WALKER ART CENTER -- this collection of work is most inspiring to me - the exhibition looks at the work of artists from 1958 to 1978. An extremely transformative time of history during the 20th century, artists made work that challenged and critiqued culture and most definitely traditional art. "The teachings of John Cage, the emergence of event scores and Happenings, the dissemina­tion of Fluxus material and editions, and the embrace of conceptualism, performance, video, television, avant-garde film, and experimental music—all of these factors in the context of a rapidly changing world influenced artists and thinkers as they tested art’s evolving status as object, information, and experience."

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Alex Soth and Little Brown Mushroom

I LOVE THIS LIST.   A CURRICULUM OF FAVORITE ANYTHINGS.

Homecoming Faculty Art Show Reception at Cornell College


Saturday, October 18th, 2014  -- LUCE GALLERY -- CORNELL COLLEGE 
FACULTY ART SHOW Closing Reception  
3-5 PM

Some photos from the opening reception + photos of my installation "my eyes are not shut". 

The exhibition includes work from Doug Hanson, Vivian Meier, Susannah Biondo-Gemmell, Susan Coleman, Tony Plaut, Hugh Lifson and myself.








Tony Plaut
Sue Coleman
Tony Plaut


Vivian Meier



Tommie, Jamie and Matthew
Sandy Dyas (me) with Ray Mullen
Hugh Lifson

Katy Hoffer - with "my eyes are not shut"

Sue Coleman


Sue, Dee Ann, Susannah and Sarah





Caroline Louise and Jenna L. Nims


Sunday, October 5, 2014

DIRTY BIRDIES VINTAGE #16 on the ETSY's List of TOP 100 Vintage Stores

My two daughters are A M A Z I N G. They work hard - long hours - but they also LOVE what they do! Etsy.com named their online store DIRTY BIRDIES VINTAGE #16 in their TOP 100 Vintage Stores! So proud to be their Mama Bird! SHOP HERE online.
Jamie E. and Jenna L., Canfield Hotel, Dubuque, Iowa 2008                                                   (www.sandydyas.com)