Thursday, February 25, 2010

This weekend

Heading off to the Yuma Symposium this weekend to have some fun, meet some people, see some old friends, and get inspired. When I get back I will have lots to share as I was also at a Bob Ebendorf workshop in Tucson last weekend. Hopefully I'll post soon, but my thesis show install is a week from tomorrow, so posting may have to wait!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Business Cards

Check out my new business cards!  I'm getting them printed just in time for the SNAG conference in Houston (and my show of course!).  Once again, these were designed by the talented Melissa McGurgan!  I love them!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

In the Mail

Just mailed my giant batch of postcards out...expect yours soon! Here are the different designs (all designs by Melissa McGurgan)4x6 postcard (front above and back below)4x6 folding invitation (front and back)

4x6 folding invitation (interior)
and the design file Melissa did for my sign, which I posted a picture of yesterday.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Sign

Its as big as I am! It feels so huge but I think in the gallery it will be the right size. I love how it turned out, and the waterjet cutting was soooo affordable, I couldn't believe it! This 5' aluminum sign (and a smaller 3' one just in case) were cheaper than getting the traditional vinyl letter sign. How is that possible???? And now I can use it again for another show!
Anyway, this sign will hang at the entrance to my thesis show and will be painted black, hung on a wall that is painted like a charcoal gray, with a white shadow behind the sign. EXCITED!
Melissa McGurgan, is the designer who did all the design for my postcards, poster etc., and she also did the design for this sign. Girl is my hero!

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Things are coming along for my thesis exhibition...but I still have TONS to do. I finished painting the wood risers for the everything won't just be flat on pedestals. These are just MDF board laminated in different heights (1"-4") and cut in circles ranging from 4"-10". I still haven't decided if I am going to use any busts or anything...I'm leaning towards no but not for sure.
I picked up my sign from the water jet cutting place last week, I can't wait to post pics of that, its soooo sweet.
Anyway...19 days left. I still have work to make, hanging devices to figure out, postcards to mail, artist statement to refine, oral defense to freak out about, reception food to decide on, etc. Ahhhhhhhhh!!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

They say bad things come in threes...

Yesterday I:
-got my postcards for my thesis show from the printer and they made a mistake and printed the interior of the card upside down (its a folding card)
-found out one of my thesis committee members will not be attending my oral defense and will instead be sending a proxy as she is on sabbatical
-found out that my thesis oral defense will be public (even though they have never been public in practice before now) so instead of speaking to an intimate committee of 5 faculty, I will be addressing unknown numbers in a public audience

So.  Not.  Thrilled.

It was a really bad day.
I am really ready for all this thesis business to be over.  Really.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Press Release

Just wrote my first ever press release:

(postcard design by Melissa McGurgan)

Local Artist Lynette Andreasen exhibits jewelry and metalwork at exhibition entitled “Invented Heirlooms”.

March 8th-19th, 2010

ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Harry Wood Gallery


Lynette Andreasen, MFA Candidate in metals and jewelry at Arizona State University is exhibiting her artwork at the show entitled “Invented Heirlooms”.


“Invented Heirlooms” is an exhibition by local artist Lynette Andreasen. The show features handcrafted jewelry and sculpture utilizing an exciting and unique combination of precious metals and found objects. Works contain narratives relating to both past and present experiences, revolving around family history, personal relationships, memory, and domestic heirlooms. Viewers are encouraged to revisit their past, consider objects of personal historical significance, and reflect on their own relationships. Andreasen makes use of familiar found objects rich in history, such as antique silver platters, discarded flatware, and chandelier crystals; She embraces marks of use and wear while also incorporating delicate detail through the addition of hand embroidery, pearls, silk, and lace. This juxtaposition dually references past generations and intimate activities that held significance to the family. Each found object is carefully selected, and brings its own history to the work; The rust, scratches and dents all play an important role in the stories being told. It is Andreasen’s clarity of purpose and calculated execution which have allowed her to create this compelling collection of pieces that are universally accessible, yet also meaningful on an intimate, personal level: objects of significance that help identify the moments and memories of everyday life.

Lynette Andreasen was raised in Tucson, Arizona. She obtained a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Metals and Jewelry in 2006, and is completing a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Metals and Jewelry at Arizona State University this May. Lynette’s work has been shown extensively in galleries across the United States including, Facèré Jewelry Gallery, Heidi Lowe Gallery, Shaw Gallery, and Mobilia Gallery. Recently, her work has been published in the 500 Necklaces book from Lark Publications, American Craft Magazine, and Art Jewelry Magazine.


The exhibition will be held on Arizona State University’s campus in Tempe, AZ, in the Art Building, Harry Wood Gallery.

900 S. Forest Mall
(west of Forest and Tyler Malls intersection)
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday


March 8th-19th

An opening reception will be held on Monday, March 8th from 7-9pm. The event is free and open to the public.


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Tucson Gem and Mineral Loot

Last weekend I went to the Tucson Gem and Mineral show! I broke the bank and came back with lots of new loot that I can't wait to use!
Check out all those bags full of pearls. Holy smokes.

Here is what I came home with!Tons of gorgeous pearls...

Some rutilated and tourmilated quartz, and some moss amethyst (my favorite stones)...
Turquoise, and other various goodies...!!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Like a Needle in a Haystack

Can you find my bench under all this mess? Neither can I.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Save the Date!

Please mark your calendars with the following info!

"Invented Heirlooms" An MFA Thesis Exhibition by Lynette Andreasen
March 8-19th, 2010
Opening Reception Monday, March 8th from 7-9pm
Harry Wood Gallery, Art Building, ASU Tempe Campus, Tempe, AZ

(click on poster image to view larger)
Melissa McGurgan is the graphic designer behind all of the printed materials for my show. She is amazing!