I-NTO Yellow and the $99.00 Show – Upcoming Exhibitions

Arts discussion, Introduction, Upcoming Exhibitions

Hello everyone and welcome to my little corner of the blogosphere!I hope you’ve all been having a fantastic summer so far and that it gets better everyday.

I’m here to announce two upcoming exhibitions where I’ll be participating with ConArtist Collective, where I am an Artist Member for those who didn’t know already. 😊 It’s been a heck of a ride as long as I’ve been in the arts and a notch higher, bigger, better, faster, stronger since being part of the Collective. The people here have been warm, welcoming and just like a huge family. I dare say I’m blessed twice to have two tribes! 

On with the art! 

The upcoming exhibitions I’m participating in, are:

1.  The $99.00 Show opens August 3rd. 2016 from 7-11 pm. Here the Artwork is up for an awesome $99.00 each- all of it! But don’t ever doubt quality and creativity will go into every one…ConArtist Collective knows well what the art loving public wants to see and have. Because we are impassioned people who work doing what we love in collectively putting on a show with camaraderie and peace at the helm, our work delights time and again- if I may say so myself.   😊✌🏼️💖

2. I-NTO Yellow opens August 17th. 2016 from 7-11 pm. For this event, the theme is Optimism and you guessed it- yellow is the chosen color. We don’t always select a color as part of the theme, yet there is a very special kind made exclusively by our Curating Artist for this event, -BKA- Uncle Riley. It’s called “I-NTO Yellow” and is produced in conjunction with Pantone. Yup! That Pantone! There’s a huge, amazing reason behind it which you’ll know all about at the event. I hope some of you in the area will consider joining us and bring a smile, warm hugs and salutations 😊             You’re welcome!

Please be sure to check both shows out at ConArtist NYC Gallery for closing events and last view dates. Opening nights are best for these, if you’re so compelled to bring home a masterpiece from one of the incredible artists participating- including my own. They tend to fly off the walls- literally on opening nights. 

Enjoy the sneak peeks before the events , which I hope you’ll enjoy in person. 

Thanks so much for joining me here, as well as, on Social Media and following along 😊🙏🏼

Until next time… Be resourceful and creative in all you love to do. Your future self will thank you for it!

~Adriana J. Garces

Multi-disciplinary Visual Artist and Blogger




Although DIY’s have grown exponentially most recently due in large part to the lack of financial stability everywhere…there’s still something to be said about being able to put almost anything together. I pretty much figure that resourcefulness becomes almost second nature when it’s needed. NO. It isn’t gloating in any way, shape or form. Rather, it’s a good feeling to be self sufficient- even if only to acquire the most necessary.

Recently, I lost a much needed lighting source in one of the bedrooms. The only lamp I had in there broke. I got to thinking what I had available and how I could make a lamp in the most efficient way possible. I’d seen some ideas previously which led me to use a cracker can. The large type used in the packaging of soda crackers, such as Keebler’s ®, a really good choice in scale. many items come to mind when considering such a task. I’m sure you can come up with a bunch. For those who think you must be crafty or artistic is a requirement, that’s not so. This project is easy as pie (or crackers)! But, please…do have fun and turn on your favorite tunes while you’re at it! I thought if I can make a lamp in less than a day, why not share it for others who may need to solve a similar dilemma?

Here is my take, “DIY Lamps: So Easy.” I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Below are my instructions: