Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"Seat by the Window: Montmartre" Wins Award at Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club's 117th Annual Open

"Seat By the Window: Montmartre" Wins Award in New York City Show

Today was awards judging day at the National Arts Club in New York City ... for the 117th Annual Open Exhibition for the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club.  This evening, I received an email telling my that "Seat by the Window: Montmartre" was awarded the Winnie Borne Sherman Memorial Award.  While I've been juried into many of these Annual Exhibitions ... and love having my work on view in this special venue, it's still the "cherry on top" to take home an award for my art.

The awards jurors included: Gary Erbe, award-winning artist; Bob Bahr, editor of Plein Air Magazine; and Beth Carver Wees, Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

One of highlights of my art career was winning Casey Memorial Award at the CLWAC's open in 2008. The club knows how to make every event amazing, with an image of your winning painting projected large to a captive crowd there for the awards dinner. So, it's very exciting to be honored again.

The exhibit is on view October 1 to October 25 at the National Arts Club.

The Benefit Reception for the Metropolitan Museum of Art will be held on Friday, October 11, 5:30-8:30pm. This is so much fun!  Great to see the walls hung with care in this historic arts club. (National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003. (212) 475-3424. Contact the club prior to visiting. They hold some private events in the space.)

The Awards dinner will be held on October 25, 6-9pm.

Two great excuses to visit New York City in October. Plus, I'll be painting in Gramercy Park on Saturday, October 12 with some of the folks from the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.  Sounds like more fun than I can handle.

Lots coming up.

Tomorrow, I'm helping with the mailing of the Great Falls Studio Tour Brochures. If I were in Nashville, Tennessee (I'm not), tomorrow night is the Reception and Awards Ceremony for the Cumberland Society of Painters National Juried Exhibition at Richland Fine Art.

Friday, October 4, 6-9pm is the Reception at the Berkley Gallery (31 Main Street, Warrenton, VA) of the Fine Art Professionals of Northern Virginia. (My pieces "Sunflowers in My Studio II," "Caffe Bar" and "Cafe Break" are in the exhibition that runs until October 15.)

Saturday, October 5 is a special celebration of Great Falls Studios 10th Year Anniversary being held 10am-5pm at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA. I'll be there 2-4pm for the book signing -- of a new publication highlighting 16 artists' studios -- which includes my home studio space. That night is the Reception and Awards Ceremony for the Portrait Expressions Exhibit at ArtSpace Herndon, 7-9pm at 750 Center Street, Herndon, VA.

And, Sunday, October 6, I really hope you can join me at McLean's MPA Artfest, an outdoor juried festival with 49 artists displaying their work under a tent in McLean Central Park at the corner of Old Dominion Drive and Dolley Madison Blvd. in McLean, VA. Rain or shine. 10am-5pm. Find me under Tent #22!

Phone: 703.403.7435

Artists Atelier, Great Falls VA website: 

Lots -- see the events page on my website.  Thanks!

117 Church Street Frederick, MD  
13 original works on view on the 3rd floor, end of the hallway in this extreme pop-up gallery. September 4 to October 5. Open Wednesdays through Sundays.

Inaugural Exhibition Fine Art Professionals of Northern Virginia
Berkley Gallery
31 Main Street
Warrenton, VA
Three of my pieces on view. 28 artists. Exhibit through October 15

5th Annual Portrait Expressions Regional Juried Exhibition
ArtSpace Herndon
750 Center Street
Herndon, VA "Contrapposto" was chosen as a finalist

MPA McLean Artfest Outdoor Juried Art Show
Under a tent in McLean Community Park, McLean, VA at the corner of Old Dominion Drive and Dolley Madison Blvd.  Lots to see!! 49 artists. Rain or shine.

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club's Benefit Reception for the Metropolitan Museum of Art
National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park, NYC. 117th Annual Open Exhibition of CLWAC.   Exhibit October 1-25. Awards reception: Friday, October 25, 6-9pm.

Great Falls Annual Studio Tour -- Celebrating 10 Years!
See me at the Artists' Atelier, the studio I share with 14 other artists at 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA. We join the 60 artists opening up our studios for the weekend, talking about our processes, tools, and hoping to inspire the artist in you in this FREE, self-guided tour throughout the streets of Great Falls.  

Coffee Break Solo Show at 
Greenberry's Coffee & Tea 6839 Redmond Drive, McLean, VA 22101
(703) 821-9501
Exhibit of six paintings including "Two Kittens," "Traffic Patterns," "Primary Colors," "Coffee or Tea?," "Cup of Tea," and "Not Picasso." Through October 15.

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