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Spiritual Composting for the Fall Arts Kick-Off

10 Sep

I loved the idea of blogging. I have a big heart, big emotions, big visions — and I love connecting with bright, bold, bubbly souls like you. My first post was a blast to put together…a recap of the wild ride that was 2011. And then…2012 spring art fair season roared into high speed. After three art fairs back to back (VOLTA New York – Art Dubai – Dallas Art Fair)…I just didn’t give a damn. It wasn’t the long hours of show-ponying around a 12 x 20 foot booth in 4 inch heels. It wasn’t the ol’ ‘it’s the economy’ line, or the inescapable ‘20% collector discount’. It wasn’t the silver hair encroaching fast upon my dark locks. Really, I just didn’t give a damn. I have never in all my 36 years not given a damn. I always give a damn. I was devastated.

Was I tanking my Business? Was I tanking as a Woman? Was I tanking Life?

After giving up my brick & mortar gallery space…what was I? Certainly not a gallerist. A gallerist has a proper space with at least 4 pristine white walls and Vueve in the fridge. “There is a better way”…yanked on my heartstrings. After wondering if I should take the ‘Ab Lab’ at my gym 5 days a week and be a high end escort for luscious weekends in Las Vegas to float a brick & mortar…I hit the floor and instead of cowgirl-ing up like usual, I just laid there bleeding for awhile.

Then, I hit up my shaman in Topanga. I was experiencing a spiritual crisis that Louboutins and high-end detox spas couldn’t touch. Not a career crisis, or a ‘should I freeze my eggs’ crisis or an identity crisis. A full-on-fire-and-brimstone-in-every-thread-of-my-being spiritual crisis.

So, after a summer immersed in the World of the Spirit…I, once again, give a damn. On a higher level than ever before, I am reveling in Love, Freedom, Art and Expression, Rock & Roll and Spirit, You and Me.

I found out that there weren’t too many limitations, if I did it my way – Johnny Cash

Blythe Projects is undergoing a revamp. We have always been jet-set cowgirls and boys who believe in magic and follow the fireflies. But, now…instead of you coming to us, we are coming to you. We set up camp where it makes sense…and where it makes no practical sense at all (which often wind up being our most successful endeavors!).

I look forward to seeing you along the lovely, lively road…complete with cocktails and ceremony. Come revel with us in blog-time and live-time!

Bright wishes,



Every Picture Tells a Story Don’t It…

30 Dec

2011 was a bright, bold year for Blythe Projects…one that has rocketed me to new levels of awe. Speaking on behalf of myself and the gallery artists, this year has encouraged us to both sharpen our teeth and soften our hearts. Before we kick off the new year with a new blog, I want to take a trip back through my favorite carnival ride to date…the 2011 Blythe Projects exhibition calendar and art fair circuit.

Michael Salvatore Tierney – AEROSPACE – January / February 2011

 'Durand Durand', 2010












PULSE NEW YORK – March 2011 – Mark Schoening Solo Presentation

Somewhere Out There, 2011











Dias Sardenberg – HOLIDAYS IN AN AMERICAN DESERT – March / April 2011

'Holidays in an American Desert', 2008-2010 











Meeson Pae Yang – PERMEATE – May / June 2011

'Exponential', 2011









NEXT CHICAGO – April 2011 – featuring Michael Salvatore Tierney

'LA County Health Building', 2008









artMRKT SAN FRANCISCO – May 2011 – featuring Tm Gratkowski

'CDX015', 2011












Troy Morgan – BENEATH THE SEA – July / August 2011

'Beneath the Sea (Aquarium 2)', 2011








PULSE LOS ANGELES – September 2011 – featuring Larry Mullins

'She's Banged Up', 2010 - 2011












FOUNTAIN ART FAIR LOS ANGELES – September 2011 – Ben White Solo Presentation

'Pat Robertson', 2010












Tm Gratkowski – WHITE OUT – September / October 2011

'Deflated Materialism', 2011










Siri Kaur – KNOW ME FOR THE FIRST TIME – November / December 2011

'Snowy Look Away', 2011










PULSE MIAMI – December 2011 – featuring James Clar

'Boom', 2011








Thank you from the bottom of my beat-beat heart to the artists, collectors, writers and curators who collaborated with Blythe Projects in 2011. You…along with a steady dose of rock & roll (thanks, Rod, for inspiring the title of this piece)…made the year shine!











Rock on…Shine on…Happy New Year!

Hillary Metz | Blythe Projects