Tuesday, November 29, 2011


I was asked to contribute to a special project to celebrate the Art-O-Mat in Richmond on Wednesday, Nov. 30th from 6 - 8 pm at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. It is its 10th Anniversary of being at home at The Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Here is info from the press release:
Art-o-mat machines are retired cigarette vending machines that have been converted to vend art. There are more than 90 active machines in various locations throughout the country. Richmond's machine is #33, meaning its the 33rd machine put into action. The international project was created in 1997 by Winston-Salem artist and Art-o-mat National Bureau Chief, Clark Whittington, who refurbishes every machine and manages the ever-expanding Art-o-mat project.

A special display of Art-o-mat art, curated by longtime Art-o-mat supporter and artist, Alyssa Salomon, will be on display in the lobby of the Visual Arts Center from November 30, 2011 – January 22, 2012.

In honor of this momentous anniversary, 17 well respected Richmond artists, plus North Carolina-based Art-o-mat founder Clark Whittington, are creating limited 20-piece editions. These works will be loaded in the Richmond Art-o-mat on Nov. 30 and available until sold out.  Perfect gifts for you & those on your lists.

Art-o-mat founder Clark Whittington presents a talk about the history of the Art-o-mat project at 6:30 p.m., plus a festive reception, AND special Anniversary Art-o-mat art loaded in our local machine and available for sale, for just $5 just like always.

This event is free and open to the public.
I made a limited edition print (only 21 prints!) of a little terrarium in a bottle. I painted the edge of each block with either lime green, orange, or pink, so it's a surprise which one you will receive.  and only for $5! come on down to the Visual Arts Center and get yours!


  1. This is great! I love the Art-O-Mat and even more special that you will have a print in it. I can't wait!! xx
    Katherine (who misses your book binding class)

  2. what a brilliant idea!! much better for your heart and soul than cigs :)

  3. thanks katherine! and thanks claire. art-o-mat is a really neat idea, and they have them in different cities in the u.s. - you can find more info here: http://www.artomat.org/