Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hooray, I got in!

I came home yesterday to a letter from the Evergreen Artist's Association informing me that this painting, Beaver Pond, had been accepted into the Evergreen Art Open. It is a juried show, and I am very pleased, as one of 70 out of 265 entries, to be part of the show. The juror was Doug Dawson, a very respected artist who teaches at the Denver Art Students League, among other places.
We leave for Sedona the first week in April, but will need to be home in time to deliver it to the Center for the Arts in Evergreen on the 18th. The reception will be between 5 and 8pm on Friday, April 23rd. The Center for the Arts is at the corner of Hwy 74 and Squaw Pass Rd in Evergreen, next to the Buchanan Recreation Center.
This is the first time I have entered into anything other than our local co-op gallery, so I am very excited to have had it accepted. In a couple of weeks I will hear if I got into two outdoor shows that I entered. I have hopes for one but I hear the other one is tough to get into, so we will see how those go.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Blue River Artists show at Zoe's

Zoe's Hair Design in Breckenridge is known locally as a place that displays great art as well as a great place for cuts and color. For years, the owner, Donna Miller, has held art shows in her little salon. She moves all the furniture out, hangs the art on the walls, serves wonderful food and wine and gets a huge turnout at the reception! Not only does she bring in a good crowd, she even sells a lot of the artwork.
Thursday, March 25th, some friends and I will have a reception for our Second Annual show. We call ourselves the Blue River Artists. We paint together weekly in Breckenridge, and Donna is one of our members. Several of us also take classes together at both Colorado Mountain College and The Art Student's League in Denver. Our group is informal, but is a great help when we are stuck, or need a little critique to feel like the painting is finished.
The painting above, titled "Meadow's Edge" was painted in our group on a Sunday night. It is 9x12 and will be one of several at Zoe's.

Our reception is from 5pm to 7pm on Thursday. Hope to see you there!

Friday, March 12, 2010

High Mountain Lake

One of the things I love to paint is fall color. However, sometimes I think that my artwork can get a bit boring if the entire gallery wall is nothing but fall leaves. This little 6"x8" painting reflects fall color, but no aspen this time. The color comes from the ground covers that are found up high. The photo I used as reference was one I took on a hike. I don't remember exactly where it was, but I know it was a long climb up there!