I met Sadie through cyberspace when she posted one of my paintings of my daughter as "Sharazade Illuminated" on the WPW Blog. It came to her attention through the Art Renewal Center's Annual Competition in which we both had work. Since then I'm a regular visitor to Sadie's website and her personal blog which is filled with great information on all aspects of art.
"Sharazade Illuminated", 42x28
"Voice of the Tiger", 33x32
The gallery says "The artists chosen for this show are the ones that refuse to play it safe. Those who don't adhere to traditional painting standards and are creating truly unique works, including:
Adrienne Stein, Diane Feissel, Kerry Brooks, Amy Lind, Ali Cavanaugh, Jessica Dunegan, Karen Silvestro, Sanna Tomac, Terry Strickland, Candice Bohannon, Sadie J Valeri, Rachel Constantine, Jennifer Balkan, Abby Heller-Burnham, Lisa Gloria, Stanka Kordic, Cindy Procious, Lique Schoot, Suellen McCrary, Katherine Fraser, Francesca Marzorati, June Glasson, Francien Krieg, Jennifer Present, Kirsten Moran, Mia Bergeron, Joyce Polance, Elisa Rossi, Jennifer Nehrbass, Sharon Sprung, Jazz-minh Moore, Haley Hasler, Stephanie Rew, Lee Price, Karen Kaapcke, Sharon Allicotti, Sandra Flood, Lacey Lewis, Tiffany Sage, Gail Potocki, Anna Killian, Karen Ann Myers, Sharon Knettell, Alia El-Bermani, Sara Scribner, Catherine Prescott, and Shannon Runquist."
(I'm including links for the artists websites that I could find... my apologies in advance for the time you're going to spend browsing, cause there's some amazing work out there.)
And all because Sadie Valeri had an idea for a blog and made it happen.
There's more info about the show on the RLS blog. If you're in the Charleston area, stop by! It's sure to be an amazing show.