_gaia is a collective of women artists and activists creating art,events and opportunities in the visual and media arts,performance and design. Its members actively promote and support the work of local women artists while developing programs that encourage collaboration and create community to help emerging artists in need of studio space,facilities and resources. In pursuit of raising awareness _gaia concentrates on activism,from issues in the local community and the art world to global issues affecting the lives of women.

The Artists:
Melissa MacAlpin
Sarah Nelson Wright
Lillian Ribeiro
Kate Eggleston
Cathleen Marie Thérèse Parra
Stephanie Tichenor
Claudia McNulty
Panda Suwann
Alyssa Lawler
Jacquelyn Strycker

Curated by Meredith Goncalves &Doris Cacoilo

society of illustrators

thank you Pablo Medinaand Christine DaCruz!

ornaments for 2014

i am always paying attention to the wrong things

Adam Enright:Good Bitch Goes Down

adam enright is one of the best people i know.
he is always the best dress guy in the room.
he tells the best stories and has a voice that i never tire of.

his show good bitch goes down at joe’s pub in nyc was a thrill to see. when that kid is on stage the world stops. he is magic.

here are some of the drawings i did for good bitch goes down
they are portraits of adam’s childhood pets who all tragically died.

a special thanks to john keon photography for sending me the show photos.

my apartment

this summer i tore my knee up- so getting the apartment together was a project that got moved to the back burner. now that i am much more mobile i’ve been working on turning this place into a home. my new favorite change is the painting above the sofa. my dad painted it in the 80′s –its the corner in astoria were he played handball as a kid. my dad also gave me some of my nana’s framed needlepoint projects. i love coming home and seeing all the cool things my family has made.

the toughest project has been decorating the mantel. i’ve never had a working fireplace before so i wanted to decorate it with my most beloved treasures. the avengers won out. i bought some jonathan adler tchotchke, some figurines and spray paint. the figures got a good coat of white paint and now stylishly protect my fireplace.

steven approves

terrarium night!!!

my friend tim,owner of jc aquaria,and i collaborated on a terrarium class at one of my favorite jersey city shops- kanibal home
tim taught 17 students how to make beautiful terrariums –i created an instruction manual.
kristen from kanibal provided fantastic autumn themed cocktails and cookies for all who attend.

terrarium workshop at Kanibal Home in Jersey City

getting ready for halloween

painting some neighborhood friends