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So many thanks to  Jaclyn Schmitz Photography  and Artfully Wed for including one of my dolls in this gorgeous feature of an alternative wedding. If you are planning a Gothic wedding, this photo series is so inspiring.

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Also featured is my partner in crime, Kitty Cake. We have collaborated in the past as “Blood Ties,” are already planning to do it again, and she is the woman that has helped me bring my annual Art of Horror event to an entirely new level of awesome. Gorgeous, talented, creative, and driven. She is not a spark – but a volcano.

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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
www.spacegalleryvt.com

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

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I am very excited to announce that the Strange Dolls studio is relocating. The new location is across the street from a positively quaint funeral home and a few doors down from a beautiful old cemetery. What could make it better? My new location will be in a renovated church.

A local web company, Earth Logic, recently purchased the building and is renovating it into their company base – as well as creating studio spaces for artists and designers. They retained all of the architectural elements with a few incredible enhancements like a game room/theatre room, a full blown kitchen with espresso machine, and now a little dollmaker and all of her sacrilegious imagery and statuary.

While the building has been a Masonic temple and a Unitarian Church at one time, the Baptist denomination spent the majority of their time there. Now, I grew up a Southern Baptist preacher’s kid. The irony is not lost on me.

I am heartbroken to be leaving my family of friends at SPACE Gallery (where I have worked for 6 years!) but with a private place to create I will be at SPACE to play. I will also continue to show work at SPACE Gallery and – of course – the Art of Horror will continue to take place each year.

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Turkey Day

Thanksgiving is the best harvest time for me. I am no cook and do not know what to do with a bird carcass when it involves eating. However, I can turn that entire carcass into a work of art.

Had the pleasure of a Friendsgiving this year and reaped the benefits.

If anyone has any bones left from Thanksgiving – I want them.

And yes. I have a Fight Club fridge.

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Krampus Gifts

You really need a Krampus plushie, hand made by friends in the dark and cold Northeast, to further dampen your holiday spirits and scare children.

$25

The perfect gift for your favorite metal head.

Buy It Now>>

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Art of Horror 2014

Every year I curate a group show called the Art of Horror. And every year it grows larger and more amazing because of the people that want to get involved.

Because of all the spinning plates, I can’t always get my own work done for the show. But this year is an exception. And an important one. I have been working on this girl for months. She is huge for me. Physically, emotionally. This is where she started from>>

The Art of Horror opening is October 3 from 5 – 11pm at the SODA PLANT. Full details below….

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The Art of Horror, A Juried Group Show

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery and Soda Plant Hallways
266 Pine Street
Burlington, VT

Opening reception: Friday, October 3, 2014 from 5 – 11pm
Exhibit Duration: October 3 – 25, 2014
Gallery Hours: Wed – Sat, 12 – 5pm

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery and Soda Plant are pleased to present a juried group show for Halloween. Guest curators, Sarah Vogelsang-Card and Beth Robinson, have chosen work that best defines the “art of horror.” Works in the exhibit will represent the beautiful side of decay, the finer points of blood letting, and that special something inside a depraved mind.

You are invited to kick off the Halloween season at our opening reception on October 3 from 5 – 11pm. Costuming is highly encouraged. For one night only, indulge your senses with bloody burlesque, fire dancing goddesses, spirit conjuring performance art from Shakti Tribal Dance, Dread Shaman Manic Dan, Graveyard Girls, and Merrique Hysteric, Aeshna Mairead Dance.

Top off the night (from 9 – 11pm) with brooding metal from local favorites, Cruciferion and Vultures of Cult, performing in The Backspace. Visual noise provided by The Retinal Exploitation Cooperative.

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

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I feel lucky to have a studio in an artist’s collective where there are so many really talented people working.

Check out this awesome portrait that my studio mate, Alex Costantino, just finished of me making crazy eyes. He will be doing portraits of each S.P.A.C.E. and Backspace Gallery artists over the next few weeks. You can follow his patterned journey through his facebook page: Art by Alex Costantino

Portrait of Beth Robinson

Portrait of Beth Robinson, created under the nom d’art Edsen Lüters.

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