Driving Art

Vermillion Cliffs Corinne Geertsen

Last week we drove my artwork to the Springville Museum of Art. We paused at the Vermillion Cliffs in southern Utah so you could see how we fit 30 framed pictures into a Subaru.

Everything, even the thickness of the bubble wrap, had to betaken into account. The show opens October 8th.

We took way over a thousand photos on our drive. Here’s one of our favorite places to stop and stretch our legs:

Vermillion Cliffs 2 Corinne Geertsen



Springville Art Museum Slideshow

Power point slide Corinne GeertsenI just finished a slideshow for my show at the Springville Museum of Art. It runs 20 minutes in a continuous loop and shows my pictures being built from the ground up. Come see! October 8th, 2014 through April 30th, 2015.

An added bonus is a slide from the work my older daughter and I do together. Here she is serving herself tea:

Tea for Two Corinne Geerten

Tea for Two

Framing 30 pictures


We’re nearly ready to transport 30 pictures to Utah for my show Beyond Memory: The Daydreams of Corinne Geertsen. It’s at the Springville Art Museum from October 8th, 2014 through April 30th, 2015.

The photo is of my husband, who is an excellent framer. I repeat, he is an excellent framer.

The picture is Bird Walker. It’s not in the show, but it’s one of my husband’s favorites and he’s framing it for his office.

Bird Walker Corinne Geertsen

Bird Walker

Maira Kalman: A Short Film

If you do nothing else today, watch this. Please watch it fullscreen.

This wonderful film was produced by Gael Towey. It’s from her series Portraits in Creativity. Go there. Now. Watch more.

Maira Kalman’s work is exactly where I want to be. Must see, must see, must see.

I have the book below. It begins, “How can I tell you everything that is in my heart. Impossible to begin. Enough. No. Begin. With the Hapless Dodo.”

Then comes more delightful text wrapped around an unbelievably delightful blue dodo.

Principles of Uncertainty Maira Kalman

Showing at the Gebert in Scottsdale, Arizona

20140710 Gebert Corinne Geertsen

Here’s something nice to do tonight. Or come sometime soon – it’ll be up about a month. Gebert Contemporary. (Click on invitation to see it bigger.)

There is an amazing Fritz Scholder sculpture right as you walk in the door. Here’s a picture of mine, Adrift. I haven’t shown it much -come see!

Adrift Corinne Geertsen



Hindsight Corinne Geertsen


Hind sight. Rear view mirror. If I knew then what I knew now. How it follows you. How it’s distorted. How you can burst that bubble.

When the clouds are good we drive with haste to one of our three vantage points nearby that are free of powerlines. The clouds of May and June were quite good.

Beyond Memory, Springville Museum of Art

Springville Beyond Memory Corinne Geertsen

I’m delighted to announce  my upcoming solo show “Beyond Memory” at the Springville Art Museum in Springville, Utah. It will be October 8th, 2014 through April 30th, 2015. I’m busy selecting work, printing and framing.

The work Grand Tour, pictured above, will definitely be in the show. (You can click on the picture to make it bigger.)

The Preservationist

The Preservationist Corinne Geertsen

The Preservationist

You may remember the weird machine from the post Contraption for a New Picture.  The bird was photographed accidentally during the same shoot.

It’s an ironic bird because I go to such effort to get photos of birds flying. Not easy. And here one just shows up accidentally in a photo. I didn’t notice it until I was going through the photos. Well, looky there.

This is fun for me to post The Preservationist now because I just finished it. I don’t publish my work in any way until it is fully copyrighted with the U.S. Copyright Office. I wait until I have 5 or 6 pictures done and then I copyright the group. I just copyrighted, so here is The Preservationist, just finished last week.

I think this fellow has as much fun canning clouds as as I did putting the clouds in jars digitally.

The Preservationist is going to be in my solo show at the Springville Art Museum, October 8, 2014 through Spring 2015. The show is called “Beyond Memory: the Daydreams of Corinne Geertsen”. More on that soon.

Brent Bond – Twister

Twister - Brent Bond

Twister – Brent Bond

Artist and Master Printer Brent Bond was kind enough to allow Mesa Contemporary Arts to include this print in their 2011 Art Print Calendar. We were lucky enough to purchase this print at the Mesa Arts Center recently. And hang it on our walls.

Read the Phoenix New Times article about his work. He founded Santo Press in 2009. Be sure to read about that too. From the Santo Press website:

The studio revolves around a fully restored 1960 Vandercook Universal I printing press. Affectionately named Victoria, she was acquired on trade from the artist James Turrell, where he had stored her in a barn for the last 10 years.

Fun! Back to our new Twister print. We love it. It’s a tornado printed on a certificate, rendered with all the graphic energy of Thomas Hart Benton. Perfect. See more of Brent’s work here.

The Crossing

The Crossing Corinne Geertsen

The Crossing

You may remember a flamingo source photo in the post Making a Good Picture. I’ve been taking photos of flamingos for ages.  But when I tried to use a flamingo in a picture, the flamingo brought all of Alice in Wonderland along with it.

Luckily I’ve been taking pictures of fish, sunsets, and grass for ages too. I have over a thousand photos of clouds. We live in Arizona so we have many cloudless days. When there are clouds, I take pictures. It’s become a fun hobby. Clouds! Grab camera! Go! Take pictures!

The arms belong to one of my daughters. I painted sleeves on her arms digitally.

So happy to have a picture with flamingos in it. Finally.