Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Wayne Plein Air Gala Opening Reception

Me in my corner of the gallery
Last night, the doors opened to the gallery for artists, collectors, volunteers and supporters of the Wayne Plein Air Event and Exhibition. This entire week, I've felt fortunate to be part of this whole event. Each time we turned in paintings, it was rather overwhelming how many beautiful pieces were being created over this short span of four-and-a-half days. 312 pieces were painted, framed, labeled and hung with care in this beautiful space ... that was, on Saturday, full, too with fantastic food, drink, decorations and happy people.

At the end of the week, I created eight pieces. I was happy to have survived the challenge. Enjoyed all the conversations with passerbys and participants in the event. We had wonderful hosts, Bob and Julie Spahr, who welcomed us into their home, and put up with our odd schedules. Every day was fun. I learned a good deal. Met many great artists from throughout the country. Ate outstanding food. Had plenty of adventures to dance around in my head for awhile.

The juror, Jeanette LeGrue, did a wonderful job at the difficult task of choosing award winners out of those 312 pieces of art. Shelby Keefe won Best in Show and Tracey Frugoli won First Place -- each for pieces that made me stop dead in my tracks.

I'll show you all eight of my paintings ... in subsequent posts. The gallery held the paintings we turned in on Thursday ... from our first three days of painting. My other three are spread about the lobby gallery.

This sale and exhibit continues through June 23 at the Wayne Art Center. Today, it opened to the public for the first time. (Yesterday was for ticketed patrons only.)

Exhibits and Events

May 1-31, "Out and About" Solo Show, Katie's Coffee at the Old Brogue, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls, VA. Painting on site: Wednesday, May 9, 1-4pm and Wednesday, May 23, 1-4pm.  Check back here before coming in case times change or dates/times are added. Thanks! Preview the exhibit here.

May 20-June 23, Wayne Plein Air Exhibition 2012, one of 34 artists juried to participate in a plein air competition and exhibit in and around Wayne, PA (May 15-19). Gala Preview and Artists' Reception, Saturday, May 19, 6-10pm at the Wayne Art Center. Exhibition to follow May 20-June 23 at the Wayne Art Center.  Eight pieces for purchase/on exhibit.

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1 comment:

Christine said...

I am DYING to see that red door up close and personal. :0)