|Granddaughter Emma (at two) trying to open her closet doors|
|Donna and Ed with "Around Town." Happy delivery!!!!|
|The cityscape wall in the collectors' home -- rearranged and hung today|
I move paintings around constantly in the studio and all around my house ... but it's unusual for me to do too much reshuffling in someone else's.
In addition to what's shown here, there are three in the kitchen ...
|One of my still lifes in the dining room got a new companion|
The photos would be brighter ... but we were at day's end with our hanging efforts following my plein air landscape class (a good one that escaped the rain).
Visit 3: Last week, Randy and I had the great treat of having dinner with my high school math teacher, Chuck Kirst, and his daughter Kelly. What a wonderful reunion! He was my teacher from 8th grade through 12th at Cold Spring Harbor High School on Long Island, NY and we'd last seen each other at my graduation. (That wasn't yesterday.) It was interesting to figure out how we would recognize each other when meeting at the restaurant. He said that's easy ... I'll be the old guy. The evening was so much fun. How lucky I am that my mom went on a search to reconnect us ... and my dad gave him a call.
Bethesda Fine Art Festival THIS WEEKEND -- May 12 & 13 -- Sure Hope to See You!
This is my first time exhibiting at the Bethesda Fine Art Festival and my booth will be full of favorite pieces ... and hopefully full of cool people like YOU! I'll be on Auburn Avenue, so a little off the main path so you are going to need to try to find me. (Please.) Get more of the scoop here. The artwork looks to be spectacular ... with many of my favorite fellow artists from the top shows in the country.
|"Out and About," oil, 36"h x 24"w, ©2018 Jill Banks|
First Friday Art Walk in the Village Centre 6-8pm, (from April to December 2018) Artists' Atelier, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA 22033. (Studio is also open Wednesdays, noon to 4pm and Saturdays, 10am to 2pm)
Women Artists of the West Spring Showcase at RS Hanna Gallery Fredericksburg, TX. Exhibit though June 3
May 12&13: Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bethesda MDSeptember 29 & 30: Armonk Outdoor Art Show, Armonk NY
Hope to see you often this Spring!
There are a couple of action videos on my Facebook Fan page ... should you want to take a peek.
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Read the Article: Southwest Art Artist to Watch, July 2017 Here's a link to the PDF of the wonderful Artist to Watch article written by Kim Agricola.