All Seven Books in One Picture

 

7 books together

I was looking over the books I’ve made in the past few years and reflecting on future projects. Fun to see them all in one place. Now it’s time to focus on the next project so I can get to the one after it.

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AVA’s 2015 Best of the Upper Valley High School Exhibition

 

One of my favorite annual shows at AVA Gallery and Art Center is the Best of the Upper Valley High School Exhibition. The program, now in its seventh year, continues to inspire on many levels.

Here’s a quick list of why, to me, it’s such a special occurrence for our community: this year, 18 participating public, private, and vocational high schools sent 146 student works in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, wearable art, digital art, and printmaking; a standing-room-only crowd at the opening included teens, parents, grandparents, and even newborns; Rocket Science, a teen rock band from Tuck’s Rock Dojo jammed in the lobby; the event was made possible by donations from generous local businesses; a local art expert volunteered to select the award winners; and we served pizza at the reception – also donated by local restaurants to the benefit of the community.

This exhibition in our regional nonprofit art center is a pure, grassroots expression of the importance of the arts in our culture. And it’s all the more valuable that shows like this exist because they come at a time when many leaders, and voters, frankly, champion sacrificing youth arts programs as an overly simplistic, partial-at-best solution to systemic problems that largely reside elsewhere in our society.

Anyway, here’s a delightful letter to the editor, written by Charlet Davenport, a champion of the arts and inspiration of mine, who came to the opening and wrote the Valley News to confirm its importance.

Letter to the Editor

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AVA Paint the Peak at Killington, VT

 

killington-logo     AVA logo

I’m honored to have contributed to this incredible new program – AVA Paint the Peak at Killington Resort in Killington, VT.

During the morning, participants will tour Killington Ski Area with a ski instructor and a photographer. Lunch will include a delicious farm-to-table meal at the Killington Peak Lodge. And the afternoon will be spent working with an AVA instructor to capture their skiing experience in paint.

Click here to learn more about this innovative new partnership program.

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Whitefish Review Issue 17 – Mythic Beasts and Monsters

 

wfr 17 call for entries

 

The official submissions period has begun for the Whitefish Review’s 17th issue – Mythical Beasts & Monsters will be the theme.

Artists, photographers, writers, poets – please submit your work and join us in exploration of the theme!

The deadline is March 15.

p.s. – it’s fun to see an illustration of mine helping to announce the open call!

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The Hamilton Stillwell Collection 1916-1918

 

Blue_Hamilton Stillwell Cover_Web

I’m happy to announce that my 7th book is now available online!

Click here to purchase The Hamilton Stillwell Collection 1916-1918 on amazon.com.

Click here to learn more about this project on my website – including the chance to read the first two pages of the introductory essay and three sample artworks.

Enjoy!

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Whitefish Review #16 :: The Geography of Hope

 

WFR_v16_cvr_Hope-final

 

Check out cover wrap for the Whitefish Review Issue #16—The Geography of Hope! 

Then click here to order your copy.

It’s a good one!

 

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Public Art :: Upper Valley Humane Soceity

 

AVA Public Art Humane Society

In November 2014, AVA partnered with the Upper Valley Humane Society to produce linoleum cut prints that were donated to their auction. The prints became centerpieces for the tables, and were given as surprise gifts to attendees. Participating AVA artists included Anne Alexander, Deborah Burke, Adam Blue, Elizabeth Donka, Brenah Hearne, Judy Sterndale, and Josh Yunger.

Click here to see a few more of these wonderful prints!

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Cookbook 2314 Giveaway Completed

 

Thanks to all for your interest in my recent project, Cookbook 2314. Close to 800 people clicked to get a copy! Fun!

Cookbook 2314 Giveaway

The books are already in the mail – so if you’ve been notified that you were a winner, your copy is on the way.

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I’m Giving Away 5 Copies of Cookbook 2314

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Cookbook 2314 by Adam Blue

Cookbook 2314

by Adam Blue

Giveaway ends November 23, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

 

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Another Old Drawing Found

 

blue_cop at atm drawing

(private collection)

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