Painting Updates: My Women in Predicaments Series continues as Women in Predicaments IV, small works on translucent acrylic, which track situations of womanhood and pin them to the wall.

"Blocking/Supporting" from this series has been selected by the jurors Sally Yard, Professor of Art History, University of San Diego and Derrick Cartwright, Director of University Galleries & Professor of Art History, University of San Diego for the 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition at the Athenaeum's Joseph Clayes III Gallery.

These newest and smallest of the ongoing Women in Predicaments Series aspire to command the entire wall, despite their tiny size. In contrast to overwhelming the viewer, they wait to be discovered and seek to pull one in.

Next, Women in Predicaments will include light projections - much like theater gobos. I'm also experimenting with as bas-relief sculptural versions.

A new perennial series, The Good Girls, combines collage, drawing and handwriting, puts forth negative truths as positive realities, illuminating all the things we do to keep us good - and restricted. The Good Girls will be published as an edition of prints and in book format. Each Good Girls image will become a large scale painting.

Film Updates: projects in progress include:

Blind Trust, a narrative short, about a painter who fears she is going blind.

Artists of the 21st Century, a spoof on Art 21, pilot for a web series.

Where in San Diego is the Art World? a documentary web series on a displaced New York artist's search for art in San Diego county, her neighborhood is like Queens with palm trees, where the local mortuary is named "Goodbody's", and plain air painting reigns supreme.

Jack's New York features the New York City native, Jack Donaghy, in his head-spinning, non-stop, astoundingly detailed, informative and imaginative revelations of his beloved New York City. Jack's New York launches as a web series in late 2014 or early 2015.

Merian & ME is the story of a 21st century artist who aspires to jumpstart her creativity and career by enlisting Maria Sibylla Merian, the 17th century artist/scientist, as her mentor. Merian was among the first to document the metamorphosis of moths and butterflies, and, in 1699, became the first person, man or woman, to travel to the New World, specifically to do field research with her goal of documenting the metamorphosis of South American insects.

As a role model, Merian proves to be as hardworking as she is adventurous, and as responsible and financially astute as she is supportive of her family and her art work. Merian is quietly innovative and independent. She functioned successfully and responsibly, albeit largely beyond the usual mores of her time. The story tracks investigations of Merian's life, with my questioning of beliefs, taking new actions and painting my way somewhere new.

Women in Predicaments IV
The Good Girls
October 2014
Open Studio
New York City
Opening: TBA
Artists of the 21st Century
Jack's New York
October 2014
New York City
Opening: TBA

"Blocking/Supporting", a corner painting from Women in Predicaments IV
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
August 20- August 30, 2014

Artists of the 21st Century, Annette Souris interviewed by Joan Dart
Escondido Arts Partnership
262 East Grand Avenue
Escondido, California 92025
(760) 480-4101
Saturday, August 9th from 7 to 9 PM
on the corner of Juniper and Grand Avenue
Vermont College of Art
Montpelier, VT
Friday August 8, 2014
3 - 5PM
In summer 2013, Evangeline screened at the Haskell Library and Opera House, a unique bi-lingual library and theater which is situated, literally, partly in Canada and partly in Vermont on the international border.

During our August 2012 travels in Quebec, Canada, our short film Evangeline traveled back to the source of the original story, with impromptu screenings in art venues moving audiences to tears. We plan to return deeper in the Acadian territory for future presentations of the French language version.