Friday, October 14, 2011

"Pretty Girl Hen" Is A Finalist

"Pretty Girl Hen," oil, 14"h x 11"w,
I just got word that "Pretty Girl Hen" is a finalist in the Richeson75 Animal and Wildlife Online Competition. That means she'll be part of the online exhibition opening November 15 and published in a show catalog that can be ordered through Richeson. Finalists will be juried for award by Morten E. Solberg. "Pretty Girl Hen" is available for purchase during the Great Falls Studio Tour this weekend at my studio, the Artists' Atelier, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA 22066. See more info under Upcoming Events below.

Two more paintings ("Blue" and "Portrait of Zoe") in my Feathered and Furry Friends series were judged as Meritorious entries ... meaning they made it through several cuts but were not selected as finalists for the exhibition. There's something special about these paintings of animals -- I've loved painting every one. Perhaps painting my 100 (human) Faces this year (check out my 100 Faces in 100 Days Project) put me in better tune to find the personality in every living being.

Great Falls Annual Studio Tour, Oct. 15&16, 10am-5pm
Artists‘ Atelier, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA

Out & About Norfolk Plein Air Painting Event, October 20-22 

National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, NYC, October 4-28
"Cubanelle and Roses," oil, 10"h x 8"w, ©Jill Banks 2011

The Art League's October All-Media Membership Exhibit,  105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA. My charcoal drawing of "Oscar" was juried in and will be on view through November 7. "Cubanelle and Roses" is in the Bin Gallery.

Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, NYC, Nov. 1-11
To read more about the 100 Faces in 100 Days project on my web site (, go to the 100 Faces Project Pages 1 and 2 where you can see all 100 of my volunteers. Click on the paintings, and go to my blog post for that person's sitting.

100 Faces in 100 Days Project Page 1 (faces 1-54):
100 Faces in 100 Days Project Page 2 (faces 55-100):

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