Waste Not



Opening Reception- April 3, 5pm – 8pm

Show Runs – April 1 – 25, 2009

Join The Wooden Cow as we celebrate the time-honored tradition of repurposing objects destined for the trash heap into works of art.

Artists for the Theme Show are:

Paul Jameson, Phoenix Andromeda, Joan McGrane, Ainsley Skye Waters, Sheila Allison, Melinda Janczyn, Caroline Goodgion, Lori Salmonson, Patricia Burns, Rebekah Hindi, Beverly Tjarks, Erica Hoverter, Regina Portscheller, Teig Scandia Morgan, Christian Gallegos and Stephanie Galloway

Feature Artist

Our featured artist is Los Alamos artist Maggie Tomei.

Maggie’s Artist Statment:

My name is Maggie Tomei. My curiosity for collecting found objects and creating art began during my early childhood. My grandmother and art teachers in grade school were a key influence in my path to explore my creativity.


The Seamstress by Maggie Tomei

I am mostly what one might call a “self-taught” artist, but have enjoyed the luxury of taking workshops during my adult years in various regions of the United States. I especially enjoy mixed-media because it allows me to utilize various skills that I have learned over the years. My passion for creating an assemblage allows me to tell a personal story that incorporates found objects that I have collected from early childhood on. This piece tells the story of my much loved grandmother who was a seamstress and furrier in her time. First, I made an encaustic wax collage of her on canvas and finished the piece by placing the canvas in a painted box that I embellished with found objects that reminded me of her. If you look closely, you will see a glass heart entangled in a web of organza, which symbolizes that my heart will always be with her.
My other passions include but are not limited to the following forms of creativity: visual journaling, photography, altered art, book arts, ATC’s, printmaking, painting, collage, and working with fibers. I also love the idea of recycling parts of things that have lost their use in today’s society and incorporating them into my artwork.


2 Responses

  1. Maggie rocks! Can’t wait to see her show!

  2. Maggie does rock – and we’re very excited to have her at the Cow!

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