I am excited to announce that my scarves and artworks are now available at Studio K Collective in Alexandria, VA. Kirsten, the owner, is lovely and an active supporter of local artists. Visit 1300 Lafayette Dr to enjoy a nice variety of arts, handmade beauty products, and crafts.
Enjoy the full show on Artsy. Thanks so stopping by!
What's the saying? If you buy from a small-business, a person does a happy dance? Well, in this case, it's too women! Gayle and I have been collaborating for some time now and what a lovely experience it's been. Definitely make your way to @oaktheshop in Kensington, MD. Come stroll through the town, and enjoy a nice selection of fashions and gifts at this cute store. A lovely new display of my watercolors on yupo is available (the pieces are originals, matted and framed; $21-32).
What a fun day today was! I went to Frederick, MD, with a friend. We went to four art galleries, ate yummy food, walked around town, and... stopped at @musefrederick (19 N Market St)! Sumner, the owner, is lovely. I finally got to meet her in person. Yay! She picked a fresh new collection of my RADOST scarves for her shop. We also added a nice new set of my hearts on yupo. Shop small. It matters. And we all thank you for your support.
Need a creative break? Fill your days with colorful fun! I am offering a variety of Zoom watercolor workshops. No experience needed. Sign up on my website (Shop => Art Workshops) or DM to register. All workshops are meditative with focus on self-discovery and insight. Basic watercolor supplies required. . Here is the link to the tickets.
April 7 at 7pm EST: Abstract Self-Portrait in Watercolors
April 12 at 7pm EST: Abstracts Inspired by Amanda Gorman's Poetry
April 13 at 10:30am EST: Pablo Picasso's Flowers in Watercolors
April 28 at 7pm EST: Arthur Wesley Dow's Boat in Watercolors
Yay! Come see me in person! Dupont Circle Pop-up is my first in-person event of 2021 and I can't wait to share my RADOST scarves and paintings. Stop by Dupont Circle on Saturday, April 10th from 12:00-5:00 p.m. You will find unique items from 50 artists and makers who will sell their wares outside around Dupont Circle along P Street and Connecticut Avenue. @dupont_circle_main_streets pop-ups will be in front of retail stores. Social distancing protocols will be in place so you can meet the artists and visit your favorite retailers safely.
I am honored to have a profile on the Maryland State Arts Council's website. Stop by this cool registry of Maryland artists.
Nearly 50 artists show 94 total works in the annual Hill Center Galleries and Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL) Juried Exhibition (through March 31). While the entire show moves online due to the ongoing pandemic, the work of the artists of CHAL continues to be of the highest caliber. Juried by Hill Center Galleries Director Nicky Cymrot and artist Alan Braley, these works feature a wide variety of mediums and viewpoints. You can see the entire exhibition here.
Thanks to Angie Kilcullen of Kensington, MD, for including me in her new website, MissPrints & MasterPieces, that highlights female artists. Check it out here!
Good morning, friends! Are you signed up to receive my monthly newsletter? I just sent out the latest issue and would love to invite you to join my mailing list. Check out the March version here.
I taught a class today in which we focused on the artworks of Tarsila do Amaral, an influential 20th century Brazilian painter. Her work inspired us to create landscapes filled with joy and memories of cherished life moments. Interested in working with me, contact me.
Oh, how fun! Gayle, the owner of OAK in Kensington, MD, selected a nice array of new artworks (by me!) for her store. They will be available starting February 22 so be sure to stop by and check them out.
I did my first Instagram Live and talked about my artworks! I hope you can virtually stop by my studio. Check out this link on Instagram to watch IGTV.
I may be known for my scarves but I also use my original artwork in a collection of decorative pillow covers. Stop by my website and check out a lovely variety of designs for your home. Colors. Black and white. Florals. Abstracts. It’s all there! Shop here: https://www.radostbymartinasestakova.com/store/c2/Pillow_Covers
New work titled "All the Bridges We've Made"... Like many of you, I have been deeply moved by Amanda Gorman's inaugural poem, "The Hill We Climb". I spent a lot of time listening to Ms Gorman's performances of her work, watched her interviews, and kept coming back to the poem. As with my other artworks, this painting too is inspired by words that move me. In this case, Ms Gorman's line "all the bridges we've made' caught my attention and I decided to explore it in colors, shapes, and textures. What a wonderful experience. It took me a few days to complete. Bridges have always interested me so I looked up bridges around the world - actual architectural wonders - and throughout the painting you will find lines and dots representing the wood, the steel, the bolts ... Anything and everything we use to build actual bridges, in addition to the bridges of human connection and love. Bridges connect lands over rivers and under the skies, hence blues and greens. And to honor Ms Gorman's powerful delivery of her words, you will find a little red and yellow referencing her inaugural outfit. Soft lines running through painting - like the movements of her arms - remind us of the vulnerability of our connection and the essential need to continue building bridges with gentleness and care.
My heart is warmed by the words of my customer: "Just a very quick note to say that I received and could not love “Shore in the Morning” more! It’s even more beautiful in person and it simultaneously brings joy and calm! I can’t thank you enough and will be continuing to follow you and add to my collection! I hope you have a wonderful day and I feel very grateful to be surrounded by your beautiful works and spirit!"
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