Creating Opportunities

I once heard that if you weren’t being rejected, you weren’t reaching far enough. This has been stuck in my head for awhile. I realized this year that I rarely do anything that I think I have a chance at being rejected at. I decided to buck up and take some chances. So far, I am accomplishing so many things I’ve been afraid to do. It’s crazy to see it when I actually write it all down.

A few of these things:

Art Talks
I went to New York Art Expo last month to see if it’s something I want to do personally. I was asked while visiting if I wanted to give an artist talk to the International Women’s Artists Salon. I said yes, and it was amazing!

In addition, as soon as I got home, I was asked by Crestwood Energy if I would present my work to the Arts Alive organization during a tour of their art collection!

From Studio to Retail
I have decided to start selling my prints and cards in retail stores. It’s official! You will be able to find my cards and prints at the Flying Pig Local Mercantile in Kansas City. Keep posted for more venues coming soon!

Art Shows
I recently showed some of my Happy Cow Paintings at the Chapel Gallery in my hometown of Yates Center, KS over the Memorial Day weekend for an alumni show.

For June I will be in two art shows. I have a solo art show at Atomic Design in Kansas City during First Fridays Art Walk on June 1 from 5-9. I was also accepted into the juried art show at Paper Birch Landing Gallery and will be having a reception June 15th, 5-9 p.m.

Gallery Representation
One of the most exciting things going on right now is that I have a gallery in Cincinnati and one in Ft. Lauderdale that wants to represent me. As soon as the ink is dry I will announce who they are!!

About Anastacia Drake - Fine Artist

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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