“The Art of Arabella Proffer” A Holiday Gift

It seems that holiday gift promotions come earlier and earlier these days. So hey, I may as well jump on it too! My book makes a great gift for ages 10 to 100 — if I do say so myself.

If you order directly from Cooperative Press, my book comes signed, and you get a little gift to go along with it. These are in limited quantities so grab them soon. You can order your copy here.

December & January Art Shows

Cleveland Artists Holiday Invitational Exhibition
December 2, 2011 – January 29, 2012
Sponsored by the Visual Artists at Trinity Cathedral and curated by Mary Urbas,
Artist Reception: Friday, December 2, 2011, 5 – 9 PM

Gallery Hours: Wednesdays 1-6 pm, Fridays 5-9 pm, Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
Sunday Noon – 5 pm

This show will include some recent Cleveland Institute of Art grads, as well as Anna Arnold, Judith Brandon, Randall Tiedman, Jami Zents, and moi!

Saturday Dec. 17th is Cleveland Handmade Markets and The Screw Factory Artists, band together with the 4th annual Last Minute Market & Screw Factory Open Studio. I’ll have my studio open from noon – 4pm on the 2nd floor. I’ll also have copies of my book available! So if you want it signed, you know where to come. Who knows, you might even be in the acknowledgments (it’s true!)

 The Last Minute Market is a wonderfully unique, one-day shopping destination with more than 65 artists and craftspeople from Cleveland and our talented friends from across the rust belt region. In addition, artists whose studios are in the building will open their doors to offer a peek at their workspace and an opportunity to purchase their work. Don’t miss this Market! Nearly every form of art and craft will be represented. The Umami Moto food truck will also be on hand to keep you fueled for shopping.

January 3rd – 26th 2012: Surreal Salon Invitational IV @ Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA. On Saturday, January 21, 2012, BRGCCA will host a costumed soiree in honor of Surreal Salon IV from 7 – 11 p.m. This will be an exciting evening of visual art, live musical performances, surrealist games and costumed attendees channeling their own pop-surreal visions. The event will be held at BRGCCA inside Baton Rouge’s historic City Park. I’m currently seeing if I can swing going down for this event.

January 7th – February 3rd, 2012: “Ephemeral Antidotes” solo show @ Articulated Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Reception: Saturday Jan. 7th from 8pm-11pm (I will be in attendence)

Saturday, January 7th, 2012: The Annual Group Invitational @ William Rupnik Gallery, Cleveland, OH. This is a one night only event from 7pm-10pm.

Pricey Gifts I Would Like

I have no idea what’s going on, but lately I’ve been having to curtail an urge to shop — a lot. This of course is no good considering I have rather expensive taste in everything except wine and champagne. Yes, I love cheap champagne. My birthday is next month, and I thought I’d put together a list of pricey items I would like to receive as gifts.

The Diana Vreeland Memos for around $400 I’d like to have this item, and hope to God that Milkshake doesn’t chew on it.

Rene Caovilla shoes. Because, um, HELLO, look at them!

Dior Cherie, actually this isn’t too pricey, unless you wanna get me a huge bottle of it.

A leopard print coat, like this nice little thing from Top Shop. Because the fact I haven’t ever owned a leopard print coat is quite amazing — if you really know me, you are aware how true that is — and a tragedy, really.

Simone France skincare products. Because I hate everything I’ve ever tried, and frankly, if she was the skin specialist Christy Turlington used, well, that’s enough said right there isn’t it?

I was discussing with a friend how I don’t own any real jewelry except for my wedding ring. That’s just wrong.  I think the fact I’m about to be 32 means I should have at least one other piece that is real. So how about a Christian Dior skull ring?

The out-of-print book on La Belle Otero. Well, it costs much less than the Vreeland memos doesn’t it? She had published her memoirs but I have yet to come across that anywhere. UPDATE: This gift has already been bestowed onto me by bestest pal Shannon!

A piece by Cincinnati based artist Rondle West. I have no idea how much these are, but I’d still love to have one. All his pieces are candy colored plastic glory.