Friday, June 29, 2012

shows, shows, and more shows

June has been a busy month! I have been working like crazy to get paintings finished for all sorts of deadlines: July 15th is the deadline to submit images for the 10x10 contest (I've finished my two paintings and now they're being photographed), July 1st is the deadline to be considered for a juried show called "Tiny" at Spindleworks in Brunswick (all pieces have to be 3" x 3" or smaller; I sent in my two images today), and of course, First Friday Art Walk is next week, so I want to have some new work ready for that. I'm nearly finished with the Ganesh painting I've been working on, and I'm hoping to get other new stuff done as well...perhaps some oil pastels? Perhaps a collage? We'll see...I've been spending lots of time in my studio and it feels great.

The "Summertime Whimsy" opening reception at the Chocolate Church in Bath went well. The turnout was good, and I was very happy to see some friendly faces hanging out and enjoying the fun, colorful work on display (special thanks to Emily and Peggy from Brunswick Art Collaborative for stopping by). The following week, I went to the "Wine and Design" night at EcoHome Studio in Portland, and that was also a well-attended event. Jan Robinson (EcoHome Studio's owner) has really assembled a diverse group of artists and craftspeople to be represented in her's nice to be a part of it.

I'm happy to report that my show at the Dempsey Center is still going on. I'm not sure when it will be coming down (the paintings were hung on April 26th), but I'm not in a hurry! As long as they're happy looking at my work, I'm happy to keep it there for a bit longer.

Okay- time for bed! All of a sudden, I feel exhausted...

Monday, June 11, 2012

yet another overdue entry

Once again, it's been too long since my last here's a brief update!

First Friday Art Walk this month was so much fun! Friends and family stopped by and a lot of laughing took place. The biggest laugh of the night may have been when I laughed right in the face of the stranger who told me that I "obviously peaked in 1997". Yes, you read that correctly. Well, you know what they say about opinions...At any rate, it was a great night, and I'm thankful for everyone who popped in to say hello, hang out, and check out my work. See you next month!

The Cyon Solutions event at Pineland Farms (scheduled for Saturday, June 2nd) was cancelled/changed, so for those of you who might have been wondering how it went, there's nothing to report yet. I was excited about the idea of a big outdoor bash in a beautiful setting, but it's was pouring rain on June 2nd anyway, so that wouldn't have worked out, and now the single event has morphed into two different events instead! The art show will now take place at Cyon Solutions' Annual Golf Tournament fundraising event at the Brunswick Golf Club on July 16th, as well as at their Annual Home Picnic on August 4th. The winners of the two $500 commissions will be announced at the August 4th event. I'm excited about the idea of having my work at two different events with two different crowds. I'll just need a different excuse to get over to Pineland Farms, that's all!

This afternoon, I dropped off two paintings for the "Summertime Whimsy" group show at the Chocolate Church Art Gallery in Bath. The opening reception is Friday, June 15th, from 5 pm to 7 pm, and the show runs through Saturday, August 4th. Here is a link to the Chocolate Church's blog:

On a completely unrelated note, my husband Terry and I went to see Phish in Worcester, MA last week. The shows were fantastic (as usual) and we had a blast. The band sounded great, and their lighting designer, Chris Kuroda, seems to get better all the time. I love his use of color. He really is an artist.

Okay, that's it for now...hopefully I'll be posting again soon!