Monday, August 3, 2009

Two New Exhibits: "Still Life Poetry" and "Food"

I'm losing track of days here ... probably for good reason. On Friday, I helped Walt Lawrence and Cindy Grisdela (and Linda Rosen) hang a new Great Falls Studios exhibit "Food" at Katie's Coffee, part of the Old Brogue Irish Pub. My contribution was "Lemon Yellow" (see my July 28 post). The exhibit contains 23 pieces, all less than 154 square inches and fitting the broad theme of "Food." Lemons work. The show hangs for the month of August.

On Saturday, I worked more on "Reflections". I'll return to that piece later on today while I scheme about the new still life setups for class tomorrow. Hmmm.

Yesterday, I took four pieces to ArtSpace Herndon for the "Still Life Poetry" invitational exhibit. I can't wait to see that show hung. I think it will be phenomenal -- nice space, great art, great group of artists. What you'll see there of mine:

20"h x 16"w
oil on linen

"Sunday Morning"
12"h x 12"w
This painting was juried into Salon International 2009, a project of the International Museum of Contemporary Masters, held at Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio, Texas. Also appeared in the April 2009 issue of "American Art Collector".

And, the littlest:
"Peppermint Stick and Pencil"
6"h x 4"w
This one's fun and a good painting to boot.

Details on that exhibit:
What: "Still Life Poetry" Exhibit
An extraordinary group show by award winning still life artists:
* Trisha Adams * Jill Banks * Vicki Blum *
* Petra Gerber * Robert Johnson *
* Virginia Johnson * Tricia Ratliff *
* Patty Rice * Kurt Schwartz *
* Henry Wingate * Jordan Xu *

When: August 4-30. Gala Opening and Artists' Talk: Saturday, August 8, 7-9pm. Regular Gallery Hours: Tuesday 10am - 5:30pm; Wednesday 10am - 2pm; Thursday 10am - 2pm; Friday 10am - 8pm; Saturday 10am - 2pm; Sunday 1pm - 3pm (Or by appointment). Closed Mondays

Where: ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center Street, Herndon, VA

After dropping off my paintings, Randy and I headed to Rehoboth Beach to see the opening of two of my studiomates, Adrienne Kralick and Mollie Vardell's "Coastal Colors" show held at the Aerie Art Gallery. Great show, beautiful gallery, and a really fun evening.

This coming Friday is First Friday at the Artists' Atelier, 7-9pm, 1144 Walker Road, Suites D&G, Great Falls, VA. You're Invited! I hope to see you there.

Also, my "On the Bright Side" solo show of 22 paintings and drawings continues at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls until the end of August. Don't miss it!!! If you are interested in purchasing a painting, contact me by email: or call 703.403.7435. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Friends of the Great Falls Library.

Now, I'm off to paint!

Phone: 703.403.7435

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