Hello art friends! :-) This is a catchup blog so I am just going to jump in. I want to focus on my work in the next blog. I won the Best Design Award in the Adult Category at Sparkcon in downtown Raleigh, NC again this year in September. I had two pieces juried into the “Windows of the Old North State” show for the Junior League of Raleigh held in the Raleigh Convention Center, the 59th Annual Duraham Art Guild Juried Show in the Suntrust Gallery and the Professional Paintings Category hung at the North Carolina State Fair. It was my duo year. I was accepted into the “Still” show at Visual Art Exchange in October and asked to Participate with the Plein Aire Group of Visual Art Exchange’s showing at the World of Art Showcase in November. It was a busy two months!
In the near future, Susan Jones and I will have our work for sale at the Boylan Artwalk the first Sunday in December, my gallery mates and I are moving to 311 Martin Street at the beginning of next year and I have a solo show at the Raleigh Women’s Club off of Glenwood Avenue for the Month of February. I hope I can paint fast enough ;-).
Also, I am in the Southwest Art Magazine December Special Section: Emerging Artists of the Southeast. I am happy to see myself in print.
I am working at entering pictures to this post – I need training from my site constructor Susan Jones – Kudos for working with me on this. I hope to enter a picture of my winning sidewalk chalk piece. As always, it is one of my favorite things to do all year. It was really delightful this year as it was not hot and it did not rain. This was my first entry working by myself in perfect weather!. The idea came from a mash up of Star Wars and a show my gallery Tipping Paint held earlier in the year. We called the show “Flowers and $#!+”. The goal was to tackle the either loved or hated still life in a modern way. I chose to approach the problem by creating the image traditional using contemporary objects. I set up the still life using my favorite AT-AT figure, an IKEA espresso cup with Mikasa Cityscape spoon and my two daughters apprehensively peeking over the table. My youngest always loves to be included in my work, she calls it being famous :-). The title of the work is really where I played around – it is titled “Tea for Two with the Empire.” I thought it was fun and it was a hoot creating it.