Sunday, March 30, 2008

Williamson County Art Guild in the News

If you ever travel to Georgetown Texas, don't miss the Framer's Gallery right off the square. Inside this unique gallery you will find, OF COURSE, some of my art, but also some very interesting things. Inside are 3 smaller galleries; the first one for the Central Texas Pastel Society to exhibit monthly, secondly an area for a one-man show monthly and third, a gallery for the Williamson County Art Guild. The gallery is owned and operated by Fred Bolgen who is also the President of the Art Guild. The guild has really grown since moving into Fred's gallery. I don't know the exact numbers but something like from 50 to nearly 200. Fred is there most of the time, selling his frames, art and plugging the Art Guild. The Art Guild has a web presence and if you visit there you will find out lots of information about the guild. Clink on current news and you will be able to download all the colorful newsletters from the past year. They are all PDF files for easy viewing. This is an booming organization, a great little gallery and part of a greater effort by the residents and businesses of this small town to turn it into and art destination. Check out the web page, the news and when in Georgetown, don't miss it.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

AWA's first National Juried Show a surprise!

I had been entering local and state juried shows for quite awhile and decided to try my luck at Arizona Watercolor Association's first National show. Juried by Dan Burt, I was pleasantly surprised to win and award and have the painting travel around Arizona for a year. You can go here to look at my painting Buffalo Dancer. It's on the first page...scroll down.....

News from Texas Watercolor Society

I recently joined the Texas Watercolor Society and entered a painting in their juried national show. Jeanne Dobie was the juror and I have been so impressed with her work over the years that I had to participate. I was pleased to have a painting accepted and even more pleased to find out that my painting Grampa's Farm won an award and will be in the traveling show for 2008. Actually the full title of this piece is Grampa's Farm Sat on a Hill, The View was Great, I see it Still.

Exciting News Today

I discovered that one of my paintings was shown on Seattle KOMO4 News during and interview with the CEO of Imagekind. Boy was that a shock. Here is the painting. I've sold several enlargements of the piece, the original is 20x16 and acrylic on museum wrapped canvas. It looks good enlarged...I should have painted it bigger. Thank you high res digital cameras and the internet! Shown above: Motion3 ....created during one of my ocean moments.

Oh to be happy:)

Happy Easter!!