To contact Gika Rector, call 713.213.7643 or send e-mail.

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Gika on the Radio

My friend Diana Rinkoff has invited me to be on her radio show. Please join us on Monday, May 28 from 1:00 to 2:00. We’d love for you to call in and ask questions. If you can’t make it at that time, you can catch the recording at Life Changing Insights with Diana Rinkoff.

The Well-fed Artist: Ready? Set? Go! (Part 2 of “To Show or Not to Show, That Is the Question”)
November 4, 2010

Announcing the third meeting of The Well-fed Artist, a Meetup group intended to subvert the idea that artists have to starve, to suffer for their art. Artists can and do live rich, full lives. How? What does it take? How can they provide nourishment for themselves and one another?

Hosted by coach and fiber artist Gika Rector, this Meetup group explores what it takes individually and as a community to be well-fed.

Date and time

Two birds high in treeThursday, November 4, 2010
7–9 pm

Description

Each meeting of The Well-fed Artist will be loosely structured around a theme, and will also include time for individual reflection and conversation.

The next meeting is the second part of “To Show or Not To Show, That Is the Question,” Ready? Set? Go! Are you ready to show your work? Is your work ready to show? The next step is to actually show it. What does it take—personally, professionally, and artistically—to take that next step, to expose your work to the world, and to expose the world to your work?

Participants are invited to bring something to share—a snack, an idea, or a show-and-tell.

Fee

The Well-fed Artist meetups are FREE and open to the public, but we encourage you to join the group and RSVP for events at the Meetup page. Group membership is free and entitles you to participate in the discussion forums, share messages with the community, and sign up for announcements about other Meetup groups in your areas of interest.

How to register

Registration is closed for this event.

RSVP by visiting the Meetup page or by sending us e‑mail.

Location

Frame Craft Lampros Gallery
26106 Oakridge Drive [MAP]
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Moderator

A fiber artist for more than 20 years, Gika Rector combines creativity, an education in psychology, and her role as a personal coach to facilitate transformation in individuals and organizations more

One for the Money, Two for the Show

Two birds high in tree

One for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go‑o‑o‑o. It’s a counting game that reminds me of my dad. Not sure why it comes to mind now, except it somehow seems to fit some of our ideas about showing our work as artists.

  • One for the money. Who wouldn’t like to get some money from showing their work?
  • Two for the show. The Show? Who’s it for? What’s it for?
  • Three to get ready. Oh, my—the getting ready. So much easier said than done. What does it take to get ready to show your work?
  • And four to go-o-o-o. Go where? What’s next? Somehow, when my dad said the last bit, there was a sense of adventure. Something exciting was going to happen. Anticipation, curiosity, eagerness.

Members of my meetup group, The Well-fed Artist, have suggested a show, so in our second meeting on September 9, we’ll talk about showing our work. What is and isn’t important about doing that? Is the work complete without being shown? What’s the right setting for showing your work, or your work at this time?

You’re welcome to participate in the conversation! The Well-fed Artist meetups are free and open to the public, but we encourage you to join the Meetup group and RSVP for events. (Membership is free and entitles you to participate in the discussion forums, share messages with the community, and sign up for announcements about other Meetup groups in your areas of interest.)

Joining the Meetup group isn’t a requirement for attending our meetings. If you’d like to take part in a meeting but would prefer not to join the group, please call me or send e‑mail to let me know you’re coming.

And as always, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below about this post or anything that’s on your mind.

The Well-fed Artist: To Show or Not To Show, That Is the Question
September 2010

Announcing the second meeting of The Well-fed Artist, a Meetup group intended to subvert the idea that artists have to starve, to suffer for their art. Artists can and do live rich, full lives. How? What does it take? How can they provide nourishment for themselves and one another?

Hosted by coach and fiber artist Gika Rector, this Meetup group explores what it takes individually and as a community to be well-fed.

Date and time

Two birds high in treeThursday, September 9, 2010
7–9 pm

Description

Each meeting of The Well-fed Artist will be loosely structured around a theme, and will also include time for individual reflection and conversation.

The theme for our second meeting will be To Show or Not To Show, That Is the Question. Members of The Well-fed Artist have suggested a show, so we’ll talk about showing our work. What is and isn’t important about doing that? Is the work complete without being shown? What’s the right setting for showing your work, or your work at this time?

Participants are invited to bring something to share—a snack, an idea, or a show-and-tell.

Fee

The Well-fed Artist meetups are FREE and open to the public, but we encourage you to join the group and RSVP for events at the Meetup page. Group membership is free and entitles you to participate in the discussion forums, share messages with the community, and sign up for announcements about other Meetup groups in your areas of interest.

How to register

Registration is closed for this event.

RSVP by visiting the Meetup page or by sending us e‑mail.

Location

Frame Craft Lampros Gallery
26106 Oakridge Drive [MAP]
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Moderator

A fiber artist for more than 20 years, Gika Rector combines creativity, an education in psychology, and her role as a personal coach to facilitate transformation in individuals and organizations more