Thursday, June 12, 2014

Packing Up for the Columbia Festival of Art

And hoping you can join me for a jam-packed three days during the Columbia Festival of Art Free Weekend.

"Sticking Together," oil, 18"h x 24"w, ©Jill Banks 2014
Today, besides getting ready -- I pulled out three paintings among many to finish up ... with at least one heading to the Columbia show. Yesterday was the last day of my Spring Plein Air landscape class, and we managed to eke out one more beautiful day at Kidwell Farm (in Herndon, VA) before the skies opened up in the evening. I'd brought with me "Sticking Together," hoping to finish it on site but hunger and worn out feet made me head for home.

Now finished, I couldn't be more pleased. Some of my plein air students were hoping like heck I wouldn't mess it up. They'd have to trust me. I knew what I loved about the start, what few parts needed final touches. It was a safe operation.

"Purple Clematis," oil, 14"h x 11"w, ©Jill Banks 2014
Another painting getting attention is "Purple Clematis" previously named "Morning Glories." I hadn't been quite finished. Most of the setup was still tucked into the corner of my home studio but the clematis had stopped blooming, replacements were missing. Then, they bloomed anew. Not many. Time to go to work. This one's staying home for now.

A partial list of what you may find under my tent this weekend includes: "Full Steam Ahead" (steam engine from Cumberland MD), "Tomatoes (with Pink Peonies)," "Antiques," "New York Yellow and Blues," "Gone Fishin'" (something for Dad?) and "Ice Cold Lemonade."

The Arts and Crafts Show Schedule (When You'll Find Me Under a Tent)
Friday, June 13, 5-9pm
Saturday, June 14, Noon-9pm
Sunday, June 15, Noon-7pm

"Tomatoes (with Pink Peonies)," oil, 12"h x 16"w, ©Jill Banks 2014
What:
Juried, invitational fine arts and crafts show with 60 extraordinary artists and artisans working in a breadth of media.
(I'll be in Booth #44 -- booths are located throughout the Festival grounds... intermingled with shows, music, strolling performers, activities, kids' entertainment.)

Who:
Check out the artists pre-visit here.

Where?
10221 Wincopin Circle
Columbia MD 21044

Free shuttle buses run every 15 minutes between the Howard Community College campus and the Columbia Town Center Lakefront.

Get more info at the Columbia Festival of Arts website.

Thanks for reading,

Jill

"Antiques," oil, 10"h x 8"w, ©Jill Banks 2014
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FULL SCHEDULE

Friday, June 13
5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
LakeStage:  Kenny Kohlhaas

5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friends Night Out

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fine Arts and Crafts Show & Sale

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
ManneqART Exhibit

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Artists’ Gallery Fine Art Exhibit & Reception

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
LakeStage:  Donegal X-Press

7:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Super Hero or Super Villain Contest

7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
LakeStage:  Ocho de Bastos

 9:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Australia’s Strange Fruit – The Spheres

9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
LakeStage:  The Bullbuckers

10:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Australia’s Strange Fruit – The Spheres

Saturday, June 14
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Chalk-It-Up Contest

10:00 a.m. – Dusk
Artists’ Gallery Fine Art Exhibit & Demos

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
BOOKAPALOOZA:  Meet the Authors

Noon – 1:15 p.m.
LakeStage:  Ultra Faux

Noon – 1:55 p.m.
Get Fit with CA

Noon – 3:00 p.m.
The Thrill of Victory Model Yacht Races

Noon – 8:00 p.m.
Circus Juggle Zone!

Noon – 9:00 p.m.
Fine Arts and Crafts Show & Sale

Noon – 9:00 p.m.
ManneqART Exhibit

12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
KidzArt – Arts & Crafts Activities

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
LakeStage:  Andy Poxon

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
LakeStage:  The Muddy Crows

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
LakeStage:  If Birds Could Fly

5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friends Night Out

5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
LakeStage:  The Herd of Main Street

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
LakeStage:  Alma Tropic├ília

7:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Chalk-It-Up Best of Day Awards

7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
LakeStage:  Melodime

9:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Australia’s Strange Fruit – The Sphere

9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
LakeStage:  Empresarios

10:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Australia’s Strange Fruit – The Sphere

Sunday, June 15
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Artists’ Gallery Fine Art Exhibit & Demos

10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Chalk-It-Up Contest

Noon – 12:45 p.m.
LakeStage:  Luke Brindley

Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Get Fit with CA

Noon – 7:00 p.m.
Circus Juggle Zone

Noon – 7:00 p.m.
Fine Arts and Crafts Show & Sale

Noon – 7:00 p.m.
ManneqART Exhibit

12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
KidzArt – Arts & Crafts Activities

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
LakeStage:  Speakers of the House

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
LakeStage:  Nelly’s Echo

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
LakeStage:  Sung for Streetlights

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Chalk-It-Up Contest Judging

4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
LakeStage:  Glenelg Jazz Ensemble

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friends Night Out Silky Summer Sensation

5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Chalk-It-Up Contest Winners Announced

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
LakeStage:  Deanna Bogart


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