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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Didn't I already do this?! and Outsiders Art Gallery


 Here are some beautiful feathers I just got, thank you Anna. I know I posted a while back about some raptor feathers I found and being completely ignorant of most laws we have in this country, I didn't know until a very nice blogger emailed to warn me that it was illegal to possess them, so out they went. Another very nice blogger emailed me today to say that I probably shouldn't be using these either. I looked it up on google, and yep, there it is, you can't use migratory feathers or song bird feathers in art either, so I guess these have to go as well. Look how pretty they are.....  how are we supposed to know these laws? Nobody ever tells me anything, except bloggers!
 In other fun news, my friend Laura Farrow and I took some pieces to the Outsiders Art & Collectibles Gallery in Durham last week. Pam Gutlon is the owner and a super nice person. We just happened in there one day, got to talking and next thing we knew she was asking both of us to bring some work in. So, we did! There is a reception and opening for Gabriel Shaffer there this Thursday night, if you are out and about in Durham Thursday night stop by. The show is called 
The Cut Up Method. We should be there around 6:30. We are going to see one of the documentaries at the Full Frame Film Festival first and then over to the gallery to sell some work!
The gallery is really nice and there is some great outsider art there. I read a definition of outsider art at the Nasher museum, where they have an amazing collection, and who knew (again) I fit the description of an outsider artist, except for the mental patient part mentioned on wikipedia, and even that could apply on some days :)
So come on by, check it out, buy something! or just say hello.....
check out Laura's very wonderful cups on her blog today

11 comments:

Anna M. Branner said...

ACK! But I found them on the GROUND. Now I am sad. :( And your work would have CELEBRATED these birds.

cookingwithgas said...

I guess baby toes are out as well.....

Tracey Broome said...

Anna I KNOW!!!! WTF!!!!! I still got huge inspiration from the color palette so all is not lost, just look at those colors!!! I mixed up some cobalt terra sig today.
Meredith, the baby toes were going to be so cute too! haha! I just knew someone would send me some....

Susan Wells said...

See you there Tracey!

Tracey Broome said...

Yay, glad you can make it, should be fun!

Lori Buff said...

I guess people can hunt song birds for their feathers and then claim they found them on the ground? It sounds weird but stranger things have happened I'm sure.

Tracey Broome said...

Lori, I suppose if we let feathers be used for art, the craft stores would be full of them and there would be a bunch of birds in our yards with no feathers :) I get it, but they do fall on the ground and how can you help but pick them up, they are so beautiful. All is not lost though, lots of inspiration from them!

Laura Farrow said...

thanks for the shout-out, Tracey! You so good to me.

Tracey Broome said...

Well, the cups just ROCK! Better make one for me!!!!

Michèle Hastings said...

i never knew about this feather law either until you posted about it. my mother always told me not to pick up feather from the ground because they were germy... not sure i really listened to that advice.

Kings Creek Pottery said...

Hey, my mom gave me the same advice as Michele's! Our dogs enjoy feathers- particularly when they are still attached to some dead thing they found in the field (they are so uncivilized). Anyway, I had no idea either about this law. Your right though, some jack ass would be out there killing birds to get the feathers if they were worth $$. Boo :(