Wednesday, October 19, 2016

West Texas Bound

"Goat Lunch," oil, 12"h x 16", ©2016 Jill Banks. This is what I was painting today in preparation for En Plein Air Texas.
On Monday, I was invited to join 34 other juried artists in the En Plein Air Texas painting competition taking place in San Angelo, Texas on October 23-30, 2016. Only in its third year, the competition sponsored by the community and the San Angelo Museum of Art has already garnered a lot of attention in the plein air painting world -- with big sales dollars, big names (top artists) and big West Texas welcomes.

Curious goat. Was grabbing everything potentially chewable.
We'll be painting on private ranches, in town, along the river and more. Goats, sheep, farm equipment paintings ahead.

I'm really thrilled to be a part of it!

OCTOBER 23-30  En Plein Air Texas
I'm one of 35 lucky artists selected to paint for a week in San Angelo, Texas! Can't wait!

Two paintings "Water Under the Bridge" and "Rock Climber" on view at the Peale Museum in Baltimore

THRU OCTOBER 24 Long Beach Island "Island Life" exhibition at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ. Four of my paintings on view.
SEPTEMBER 30- OCTOBER 29 Oil Painters of America Salon Show, Castle Gallery of Fine Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana. "Janssen's Market" selected for this prestigious show.

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Jill Banks

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