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March 2018

Greetings friends! As usual, we have lots of fun things in store for you this month. The February Resolve, Evolve Panel Discussion was a resounding success and we’ll have a video of that discussion out for you for the April newsletter. And, our first big spring event is here with the opening of our Second Annual “Women’s Work” exhibition on Friday, March 2nd! We have already received much of the selected artwork and we are tremendously excited about this show. You will not want to miss it.

Read on for details!

First Friday ARTScrawl (March 2nd; 5-8pm)

Women’s Work: Celebrating Women & Creativity

It’s here! Ghostwolf artists are already hard at work hanging our second annual “Women’s Work” exhibition. Competition was fierce this year and we are very excited about this show. Last year we had twenty-five entrants and included eighteen of those artists in the show. This year, sixty-three women sent us applications, representing two-hundred twenty-five pieces of individual work. What an amazing wealth to choose from!

Because the overall quality of the work was outstanding, we’ve expanded the show to include thirty-one pieces from thirty-one New Mexican women. Please join us this Friday night for the grand opening celebrations from 5-8pm! We’ll have lots of great food and libations to accompany the fantastic art featured in this show!

We encourage you to read what these incredibly talented artists have to say. Visit our website for a preview of the exhibited work and read all about them! 

The 2018 show is dedicated in memorium to Ghostwolf artist Janice Trimpe whom we first got to know at last year’s opening ceremonies. Janice was diagnosed with late-stage cancer late last year and passed away in February. In tribute, Ghostwolf, in collaboration with her family bring you a special exhibition illustrating the breadth of her life’s work. Janice was an incredible talent and spirit and her loss has affected us all acutely. We include an additional tribute in the newsletter below. Please do not miss this opportunity to get to know a bit more about this incredible woman and her iconic work.

Artists Out & About

Carol Mell | Movers & Shakers

Ghostwolf Artist News

In Memorium: Janice Trimpe

“Janice Trimpe is an excellent, imaginative and skillful sculptor who burns the rubber off the tire and scares the bird off the wire, to paraphrase Bob Dylan.” -Wesley Pulkka for the ABQ Journal

“Belly People” -Janice Trimpe

The first time I met artist Janice Trimpe was at last year’s “Women’s Work” opening. A woman of petite stature, Janice was not small on personality. It was impossible not to like her immediately with her broad genuine smile, and contagious positivity. I was bowled over by the skill and sense of humor in her submitted work and we accepted several of her pieces for the show. I will never forget how she told me with a wicked grin that “Double Breasted Chicken” was an “executive fidget spinner”- Oh my! 

A couple of months later, I asked Janice to join us at Ghostwolf. Her excitement and enthusiasm regarding this was such a delight and her work added much to the gallery.It is this humor and enthusiasm that you could rely on from her. She met everything with a laugh and a smile. She always had a kind and supportive word.

Late last year, we learned that Janice had late-stage lung cancer. She left us all behind in February. As you can imagine, this took everyone by surprise. One day she was full of boundless energy, the next day she was gone. 

I did not know her long and I know I cannot equate my sense of loss to that of her family and dear friends. However, I think it’s fair to say that those of us that got to know her are heartbroken, and will always consider ourselves blessed. We at Ghostwolf are thankful for the privilege of having her company here at the gallery for a while, and wish to thank her husband Roger Wayne for putting together such a lovely tribute to her life and work on display during the Women’s Work exhibition.

You can learn more about Janice and her incredible career on her website.

Below is a statement prepared by Roger and family.

-Amy M. Ditto, Ghostwolf Curator

“Two Steps Backwards” – Janice Trimpe

A Tribute to the Artwork and the Life of
Janice Trimpe

(by husband Roger Wayne)

The passing of Janice Trimpe caught everyone by surprise. While her memory will be sustained, in part, by her numerous monumental works, her gifts to the art world are many and varied, as seen in this exhibit. (On display at Ghostwolf during the month of March.)

Janice not only loved and lived art, she also inspired others. This letter, from one of her sculpting students, says it all:

“I am sending you this letter because I want to let you know how much you mean to me. When I first met you I was amazed at your exuberance for the students and art. As I got to know you, I found that this trait of yours extended to all aspects of your life. You are truly the embodiment of so many wonderful things. Artist, teacher, mentor, wife, mother, definitely a wild, crazy woman, and a true friend… When I think of you, Janice, I think of a woman who has grabbed life by the balls, running down the road, yelling Yippee! I am sooooo lucky that you came into my life, teaching me my craft, pushing me beyond my comfort zone….

Lastly, I want to tell you how much I Love you. You have been my teacher, mentor, and a beloved friend who has influenced my life in untold ways. You are in my head and heart, always.”

Ashton S. Phillips (& wife Laura)

To everything, turn, turn, turn… While we lost an elder at Ghostwolf in February, we are super excited to announce that we gained a pup! Huge congratulations to Ashton & Laura on their new daughter Paloma Rumi Magdalena Phillips! D’awww! We can’t wait to meet her!

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