My Lefty on Exhibit at Ground Floor Gallery

I'm very pleased to announce that my Lefty "Full of it" (pictured left) will be part of the BARED exhibit at the Ground Floor Gallery. This exhibition explores the gendered narratives that clothe and fashion the body as well as gender subversion and the traditional male gaze. It was curated by Sally Deskins and features the work of selected artists from the book of the same name, published in January 2017 by Les Femmes Folles. The exhibit runs from August 2 - September 2, 2017. 

Interestingly enough when I was recently chatting with Susun Weed on her radio show she mentioned that the Goddess Ephesus who was my inspiration for "Full of it" might possibly be sprouting rows of testicles, not breasts as I had originally thought. for thought!

"Love that image!" ~ Janet Decker Yanez, Artist/Curator/Director, Ground Floor Gallery + Studios

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About the Exhibit: BARED
Curated by Sally Deskins

Artists: Kathy Crabbe, Courtney Kenny Porto, Libby Rowe, Chuka Susan Chesney, Stacy Howe, Teresa Dunn, Cathy Sarkowsky, Bonnie Gloris, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Susan Jamison, KA Letts, Susan Detroy, Florine Desmothene, Evelyn Katz, Belgin Yucelen, Suzanne Proulx, Lauren Rinaldi, Amy Cerra, and Marlana Adele Vassar.

Bared Exhibit at Ground Floor Gallery

Ground Floor Gallery: BARED Exhibit
August 2 – September 2, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 5, 2017 6-9 pm

942 4th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37210
Gallery Hours: Wednesday 9am-1pm
Thursdays 5-8pm
Otherwise by appointment
Contact: 615.478.1467

Ground Floor Gallery is committed to providing contemporary exhibitions with depth and relevance in multiple disciplines for a diverse audience with the intent to connect artists with other art professionals, community builders and potential buyers. We present artists with the opportunity to exhibit their work in an alternative gallery and collective artist community, which allows artists to take risks that are not generally supported by commercial galleries.

Parking in front of the building or on Oak Street.

About Les Femmes Folles

Les Femmes Folles is a volunteer organization founded in 2011 with the mission to support and promote women in all forms, styles and levels of art from around the world with the online journal, print annuals, exhibitions and events; originally inspired by artist Wanda Ewing and her curated exhibit by the name Les Femmes Folles (Wild Women). LFF was created and is curated by Sally Deskins.  LFF Books is a micro-feminist press that publishes 1-2 books per year by the creators of Les Femmes Folles including the award-winning Intimates & Fools (Laura Madeline Wiseman, 2014), The Hunger of the Cheeky Sisters: Ten Tales (Laura Madeline Wiseman/Lauren Rinaldi, 2015) and BARED: Contemporary Poetry & Art by Women (Edited by Laura Madeline Wiseman, 2017). Other titles include Les Femmes Folles: The Women 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 available on, including art, poetry and interview excerpts from women artists. See the latest call for work on the Submissions page.

Sally Deskins is an artist, writer, curator, mother and wife based in Morgantown, West Virginia. Her art explores gender, the body and motherhood and has been exhibited nationally in group and solo shows. Her writing focuses on women, feminist and curatorial issues and has been published in Bitch Magazine, Hyperallergic and n.paradoxa, among others. She has curated several independent exhibits around feminism and women. She founded Les Femmes Folles, an organization providing a platform for women in all levels, genres and styles of art. She obtained an MA in art history from West Virginia in 2016 where she won two awards for her thesis research examining the curating of Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party. She is currently Exhibits Coordinator for West Virginia University Libraries.

Lefty Oracle Deck Originals at Riverside Art Museum

I just finished exhibiting all 52 originals from my soon-to-be-published Lefty Oracle Deck at Riverside Art Museum. Here's a bunch of fun photos of folks trying out non-dominant hand drawing, being brave and getting up on stage to pose as a'll find collaborating couples, moms and daughters, best friends, solo artists and more. Click here to read about my show in the Valley News.

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A 52 Week Artistic Journey at Riverside Art Museum

Pix from The 52 Project at the Riverside Art Museum. 

I'll be exhibiting all 52 originals from my Lefty Oracle Deck in August and I'll be on hand for the opening on Thursday, August 4th from 6-9 pm, Be prepared to receive handouts from my soon-to-be-published Lefty Oracle Guidebook with some intuitive journaling exercises, how to use the cards in a reading, body movement challenges and other fun stuff. Learn more + win a deck here.

The lovely Laura Ryan and her pear painting; part of The 52 Project group exhibit

The lovely Laura Ryan and her pear painting; part of The 52 Project group exhibit

Me and Sharon Zorn-Katz in front of her quilt of Mexico as viewed from an airplane

Me and Sharon Zorn-Katz in front of her quilt of Mexico as viewed from an airplane

Chris Sanders swimming in the Carioca Soul Exhibit next door to The 52 Project exhibit

Chris Sanders swimming in the Carioca Soul Exhibit next door to The 52 Project exhibit

About The 52 Project:
I went on a 52-week artistic journey, with 147 other people, this past year. It was a program through the Riverside Art Museum called “The 52 Project” and it was designed to help us be more creative through setting goals, discovering our story, capturing ideas in a journal and learning about the “business” of art. This summer we will be sharing the results of this amazing experience with 33 mini 4-day exhibits and a Group Show.

The Riverside Art Museum has been very generous in supporting us so we have agreed, as a group, to help raise some funds to help underwrite the installation of the summer shows and bring in some seed money to insure the continuation of The 52 Project.

To keep this worthwhile Project going please click here to donate to the Riverside Art Museum.