MASKS Exhibit 2020 – Galaxy Queen

I posted this piece when I finished it and turned it in to the museum, but that was ages ago! Things have CHANGED since then, for sure! The Fort Collins Museum of Art got hit by the Coronavirus Quarantine and lockdown. They had to close for months, and right at their most opportune time: The MASKS Fundraiser Exhibit. This is their major/main fundraiser each year, and it’s a big deal at the First Friday Art Walk each April. The exhibit, which is a silent auction, only lasts one month (normally). This year they definitely got creative with how to get the masks on display to the public. They utilized the video technology used in real estate so that you could scroll around and look at the masks hung on the walls, and opened the auction up online. Thankfully now, until the end of June, the public can sign up in a time slot to view the masks in person! I love seeing my masks under the artsy museum lights!

Galaxy Queen

My submission for the next MASKS exhibit at the Fort Collins Museum of Art (April, 2020) . I LOVE how it turned out! This is “Galaxy Queen”. I used a headdress that I made for a photoshoot as the base of the focal point (pictured last), added more opulence with blue and purple beads, added polymer clay feathers, and sculpted paper mache on top of the mask then painted in a pearl white paint. The eyes are clear plastic halves of a christmas ornament set in front of glitter scrapbook paper.