The Jealous Curator at the Bedford Gallery

February 9, 2015

the jealous curator at the bedford gallery - drifter and the gypsy blog
the jealous curator at the bedford gallery - drifter and the gypsy blog
I’ve been following Danielle Krysa’s blog, The Jealous Curator, ever since its inception in 2009. Have you heard of it? Danielle started The Jealous Curator as a place to share artwork she thought was so good it crushed her soul. In her mind, her talent could never ever measure up to the talent of the artists she featured.

However, Danielle worked through her emotions and now chooses to be inspired by these artists rather than torn down. As someone who spends a lot of time viewing other people’s work (both for school and to feature on the blog), I can definitely relate to her slogan, “I wish I thought of that.” I love how Danielle channels her jealousy into something positive, something of admiration as opposed to envy.

In February of 2014, Danielle came out with her first book, Creative Block. I was excited to hear about her bringing her book to life in the form of a gallery show at Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek. The show featured 20 of the 50 artists in her book. I didn’t make it out there till the VERY last weekend of the show, but I’m glad I did. I was impressed by the clean layout, colors (hello pastels!) and beautiful artwork, of course. I recognized a few artists I know from blogging.

the jealous curator at the bedford gallery - drifter and the gypsy blog
the jealous curator at the bedford gallery - drifter and the gypsy blog
San Francisco artist Chloe Fleury‘s whimsical paper creations are so cute. I think these would look lovely in a children’s room.

the jealous curator at the bedford gallery - drifter and the gypsy blog
Ceramic artist Amanda Smith.

the jealous curator at the bedford gallery - drifter and the gypsy blog
One of my favorite still life and portraiture artists, Holly Farrell. (I featured her on my blog here.)

the jealous curator at the bedford gallery - drifter and the gypsy blog
A close-up of Lisa Golightly‘s paintings.

the jealous curator at the bedford gallery - drifter and the gypsy blog
They had a special area set aside for both children and adults to create self-portraits to hang on the wall. I love how the exhibit was interactive and encouraged creative expression on all levels.

the jealous curator at the bedford gallery - drifter and the gypsy blog
I love these collages by The Jealous Curator herself, Danielle Krysa. She’s from Summerland, BC, Canada. I’m amazed a place called Summerland exists! #takemethere

the jealous curator at the bedford gallery - drifter and the gypsy blog
Art by Hollie Chastain.

the jealous curator at the bedford gallery - drifter and the gypsy blog
Since I did fashion photography for a few years, it always has a place in my heart. These retro style photographs by Stephanie Vovas = new photography love.

the jealous curator at the bedford gallery - drifter and the gypsy blog
the jealous curator at the bedford gallery - drifter and the gypsy blog
Did you have any favorite artists who exhibited here?

PS. Read Danielle’s recap of the show here and watch a little behind the scenes video here.

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