Five of my 16×20 nude acrylic paintings have been selected for two exhibitions in Astoria, OR in March. One of them, Jenny x2-Q9, will be displayed in a frame shop during the “Nudes Downtown” event that runs concurrently with the Au Naturel juried show at Clatsop Community College. (My 36×36 painting Big Sarah with Graffiti #2 was accepted for the Au Naturel show.) The other four paintings will be part of the VDAY (“V” as in Vagina Monologues!) events at Clatsop College Performing Art Center.
Looking back on the events in my artistic life for 2012, I will count taking another bite out of Europe as a high point! It was a concert tour with i Cantori, a choral group based in Carmel, CA. In additional to the thrill of singing in some of the most awesome venues in Poland, Germany, Belgium and Holland I also produced some satisfying sketches of street scenes and town squares. Those drawings led directly to offering sketching workshops in San Rafael.
I added a few items to my art resume, including online representation by Xanadu gallery of Scottsdale, AZ. One of my Big Sarah paintings was accepted for “Au Naturel”, the annual nude art show in Astoria (Oregon) scheduled for early March. Even more exciting, and closer to home, is an invitation to prepare a solo show (my first!) in Pacific Grove, CA. That is set for May.
So, 2013 is already looking like an excellent year for exhibitions. I will continue to look for more opportunities to show (and sell) my artwork. The sketching workshops are beginning to develop a following, and might lead to a book project. I won’t call it a New Year’s resolution, but I intend to work on paintings, sketches or other art projects at least 4 or 5 days a week. As for Rhoda Draws A Crowd, I plan to generate more caricature gigs and follow up on convention and event leads once a week or more. Did I mention losing another 20 pounds?
I wish all who are reading this a very happy New Year.
I am delighted to announce that my paintings are now available through Xanadu Gallery of Scottsdale, AZ. For now, the work is shown in an online “virtual studio”, but this could lead to my inclusion in the brick-and-mortar gallery. Check it out: http://www.xanadugallery.com/Art/ArtistGallery.asp?ArtistID=3022
The selection committee at the Pacific Grove (CA) Art Center has accepted my submission and granted me a solo show in one of their galleries. The dates are May 31 to July 11, 2013
If you can get to Mill Valley, CA this Saturday, come to the Depot Plaza and watch me (along with about 30 other artists) create a painting in four hours. Artists begin work at 10:30 am and must be finished by 2:30. The public gets to vote on their favorites, and awards are given in 3 categories.
In 2010 my painting sold on the spot.