A Little Twisted

Had such a nice visit to A Little Twisted this weekend. I dropped off work to sell in their shop, fell in love with Robert Kennedy’s taxidermy art, had a spirited chat with the owner, got a tour of their metal/glass/wood shop, and watched a gorgeous sunset in the tiny town of Brandon, VT. This shop is one of those roadside attractions you do not want to miss. Even though the gallery is small, the artwork selection is awesome for folks who love outsider art, dark art, geekdom, etc.

I met the ladies of Nerdy Curiosities while vending at Vermont Comic Con and they were kind enough to take the time to do a little interview:


Sorry for all ‘ums’ and ‘hms’, my brain was completely frazzled after 2 crazy months of events and vending, the huge success of the Art of Horror opening night (and all the prep that went into it) and the annoyance of the Mixed Emotions show cancellation and the new found home for it at One Arts.

After the interview I promptly got on a plane and took off to the Dominican Republic for a MUCH NEEDED week long vacation amongst Dr. Seuss like palm trees, beautiful flowers, funny birds, and glory of the Caribbean. I did nothing for a week but drink cocktails, listen to music, read voraciously, and doze on the beach, under the stars.

Then I came back home to this:


Guess it is time to get back in the studio and get to work. Who wants to be outside?

Join us for a closing reception, artist talk, and Halloween party Friday, Oct 23rd from 6-8pm. Costume it up!

This show explores the beautiful and sublime and revels in a balance between underlying feelings of unease and open expressions of strong emotion. Come and decide for yourself if you are creeped out. This exhibition was deemed so disturbing it was removed from its previous exhibition venue.

The work is on display through the 31st. ONE Arts​ open hours are Saturdays and Sundays from noon until five.


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Autumn is Crazy Town

Fall in Vermont is an extremely hectic time of year as we try to cram in as many activities, events, and experiences before we all head indoors for winter. This year is no exception in the land of Strange Dolls. I hope you can add me to your own hectic list of events so you can snap up some creepy little dolls and jewelry and see some of the sculptures I have been working on for exhibitions at S.P.A.C.E. Gallery and the One Arts Center.

TOMORROW! Vermont Comic Con
I will be vending all weekend at Vermont Comic Con:
Saturday, Sept 19 10am – 7pm
Sunday, Sept 20 10am – 5pm

Sheraton Hotel
870 Williston Road
Burlington, VT

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Each year Sarah Vogelsang-Card and I curate a dark art event called “The Art of Horror”. You are invited to kick off the Halloween season at our opening reception on October 2 from 5 – 11pm. Costumes are highly encouraged. For one night only, indulge your senses with dark imagery from Vermont artists and spirit conjuring performance art. Top off the night (from 9 – 11pm) with live music by Burlington’s only Goth/Industrial band Nechromancer.

See a full list of the performers and RSVP on Facebook

Suggested donation: $5 at the door. This event is not recommended for children but is open to the general public.

The S.P.A.C.E. & Backspace Galleries
266 Pine Street
Burlington, VT

Gallery Hours: Wed – Sat, 12 – 5pm
Exhibit Duration: October 2 – 30, 2015

strangedolls_tentacled2_1Dark Doll Forces at the One Arts Center
You can now catch the show that was up for ONE HOUR at Burlington Beer Company, before being asked to remove it. This exhibition of dark doll work with Catherine Hall has moved to the One Arts. Many thanks to curator, Margaret Coleman, for providing an exhibition space and place to discuss censorship in the arts.

One Arts
72 North Champlain St
Burlington, VT

A closing reception and artist’s talk will be held on Friday, October 23 from 5pm – 7pm

Art Hop 2015


The countdown begins! Come visit me next weekend for Art Hop. I will be sharing my old studio space at The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery with Ichor & Teeth, Cullen Johnson and Quinn Dray. Our space will be the creepiest little corner of the South End Arts District. Come by and say hello!

September 11 – September 13, 2015
266 Pine Street
Suite 105
Burlington, VT 05401

Hey Pittsburgh

Get up close and personal with my work and many talented doll artists at “Dollirious”. Opening Friday, July 3rd at 6pm at Most Wanted Fine Art, 5015 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15224

Facebook RSVP (the event page features excellent profiles of the doll artists that will be in the show)

“Whether for religious, social, or creative commentary, the doll has long been a part of humankind’s history and our fascination with the tiny representations of ourselves spans centuries. On July 3rd, Most Wanted Fine Art resident artist and dollmaker, Macabre Noir welcomes more than 15 doll artists and makers from all over the United States and Canada in Dollirious: The Art of The Doll. The exhibit features doll work of all mediums that celebrates the dark and unusual, spiritual, and whimsical sides of doll art.

Featuring works by:
Nicole Mahlimae
ChriSty KaNe
Amber Leilani Middleton
Junker Jane
Sheri DeBow
Steph Sciullo
Sarah Legault
Lazy Voodoo
Morose & Macabre’s House of Oddities: Macabre Noir & Aaron Doctor
Beth Robinson’s Strange Dolls
Art Dolls by Ugly Shyla
Jacqui Gallant
Simone Young

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Much to my jaw dropping shock I was nominated for a Daysie Award in the category of Best Local Artist. For those who do not know, this nomination comes from written-in votes to our local newspaper Seven Days. I don’t know how to thank everyone who looked at that blank line next to “Best Local Artist” and wrote my name in. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

The final round of voting has begun. The deadline is Tuesday, June 30. In order to complete the ballot you have to vote in a minimum of 50 categories so throw a vote to my friends at The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery for the category of Best Art Gallery!

Cast your vote!>>

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