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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Juggling Time

Do you ever feel like your juggling time? This has to happen 10 steps before this can happen. That has to be ordered 6-8 weeks ahead of ARTrails. Pieces need to go to the craters today to be ready for the Santa Fe shipment next week. This special commission requires research of a certain stone. What is the time frame for that quarry to ship it to my studio? If a piece is being shipped to Argentina, how long will that take?
Ah, the business of art. Alyson B. Stanfield, Art Biz Coach, has a book out called "I'd Rather Be In The Studio". That's true! But having an art business is just like any other kind of business. It takes "Juggling Time" or rather, time management, to make it all happen. After 30 years of dedicating my life to creating sculpture, I've also created a balance between life, my business and my studio. Life is good!
Shown above is CATENA B in the 3 new "Gem" patina colors of Jade, Sapphire & Ruby. There is only one piece left in the Jade Edition of 25. You can see a video of CATENA B at: http://www.tbarny.com or go directly to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=126ijPR6YyU&feature=player_embedded#!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wine Country Tours

Wine tasting, art and bocce - We have it all here in Healdsburg's beautiful region called the Alexander Valley. Arrange a tour to come out and see my studio, gallery and sculpture gardens. I've always had private tours and gallery events here but just recently started publicizing it again here in the Wine Country. It makes for an enjoyable afternoon and your group can even enjoy a quick game of bocce after viewing my stone and bronze sculpture. The wine and tourist industry has been very receptive wanting to add "Fun Things" to their wine maps especially ART. So think about it when you have company visit and want something different to do. Below is how the information will read in tourist publications.

T BARNY GALLERY & SCULPTURE GARDENS Abstraction is his fascination. Power tools are his forte. Watch a master stone carver work in his studio located in the beautiful Alexander Valley, Healdsburg. Recognized internationally, his exhibitions & awards span three decades. T Barny’s studio is open by appointment. Groups and tours welcome. www.tbarny.com sculpture@tbarny.com 707-431-8378.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Artist Date


Fill the well, stock the pond. Input. Input. Input. I recently picked up Julia Cameron's book again called The Artist's Way. She describes "An Artist Date" as a block of time especially set aside and committed to nurturing your creative consciousness, your inner artist. It can be an excursion that brings you awareness, inspiration and a new perspective. Piet Mondrian was quoted in Julia's book saying, "The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel."
I've been currently working on two series at the same time. At this point, I've created - oh, I guess about a baker's dozen of stone musical instruments. At the same time I've been building my inventory for my Santa Fe show in September. There will be a new Italian Alabaster Mobius for the show, as well as, many new curvilinear classics. This switching back and forth between two major focuses is exciting and I feel this need to constantly move forward. But I realize it is also important to take a step back to gain further perspective.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Back to the Studio

Have you been to Santa Fe? It's really quite a place. The Georgia O'Keefe sky is huge, the food is flavorful and the art galleries run the length of the infamous "Canyon Road". Each year, I prepare a new body of work for Hunter Kirkland Contemporary. My annual show this year is set for September 10. Last year I exhibited with a very colorful landscape painter. Our work complimented each other so well that we are doing it again this year. It will be a colorful show as I have new work carved from Mexican Fluorite, Italian Alabaster, Italian Marble, Utah Rhyolite, Utah Calcite and Iranian Onyx. I've been showing my work in Santa Fe since 1989. It is always a pleasure to be there. There's just something about that big sky that allows you to take it all in. Ok, now I gotta get back to the studio.