Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Day 5: Wet Paint and Model Day at the Atelier
Randy and I went up to NYC this past weekend for the reception of the American Artists Professional League's Grand National where my "Sunflowers II" is on exhibit at the Salmagundi Club. We stayed in Soho and had a terrific time walking around the city, taking in the lights and rhythms of the place. That exhibit continues until November 13.
We shipped "Arance, Oranges" to NYC last week for Allied Artists of America's Annual Exhibition which opens November 13 at the National Arts Club. We'll head back up there for a reception the Sunday after Thanksgiving. I can't wait. While traveling back and forth is a bit of a pain, I love just being in New York. And, I'm particularly excited to be one of the exhibitors in the Allied Artists show. This is my first time getting in to this competitive juried exhibit. (Yea!)
I also plan to go to Maison du Vin this Saturday ... where I have a solo show hanging. Every Saturday they have a special event and this one is a free wine tasting with Thanksgiving suggestions. Maybe someone will want to take home one of my paintings with a case of wine that day. You never know. Find out more about my exhibit there on my web site.
"Tranquility" day 5 work in progress, oil on linen, 30"h x 24"w, copyright Jill Banks 2009.