Sunday, May 30, 2010
Mark your calendars for Waterfront Wednesdays in Oldtown Mukilteo starting this Wednesday, June 2nd. Be sure to stop by Studio 206 in the Art Building. ... Artist Roxanne Jaross in Studio 206 will be sharing the gallery space next to her fabulous studio with artist friend, Janie Olsen and myself. We will be showing a selection of our work for the month of June. In addition to the Art Building tour and glass blowing demo, there's the Farmers' Market, Open Mic Night at the Red Cup Cafe, and a lot of other great happenings. Click on Waterfront Wednesdays for the link on times, events list, and directions.
Be sure to come by Studio 206 and say hello! We'll all be there and would love to see you too! A big thanks to Roxanne for putting the gallery space together so quickly and also to Lyussy Hyder for all her help and the moblile photos, even though I have my eyes closed!! I'll be having three canvas works there from my Italian Hills Series. One of all of us will be there from 4 - 8pm every Wed during the Waterfront Wednesdays. Come join the fun, rain or shine!!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Graphite and Mixed Media on Film 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"
Innocence (right) © Barbara A. Freeman, Colored Pencil on Film, 2 5/8" x 3 1/2"
My other entry, Finding Time, (in the drawing category, was accepted as well. Unfortunately, there isn't an artists' reception this year. Instead, the Juried Gallery Awards will be presented to Artists on Friday, June 18th at 11:00 am on the Edmonds Arts Festival Main Stage. This must be the official opening of the festival. I would think that it would be rather difficult for many artists to be present at 11:am on a weekday. The Juried Art Show will be inside the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main Street, Edmonds,WA. In addition to the indoor juried show, there is also the outdoor Arts Festival with food, music and artists' booths on the lawn. This fun festival takes place on Fathers' Day weekend, June 19 through the 20th.
For a first choice opportunity to purchase an original work of art and view the award winners there will be a Preview Party on Wednesday, June 16th. This event is the annual fundraiser for the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation and proceeds will go toward scholarship and grant projects. Bring Dad and the whole family for some fun, fine art, music and food! Be sure to look for my work in the Miniature Art Exhibit and also the Drawing Category inside the Juried Art Gallery. Thanks for taking the time to read this. I'll be posting more about this show as news develops.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Next week I'll be hearing from two festivals I've entered. The acceptance letters go out for the Edmonds Art Festival starting on the 17th and LiveARTS Bothell on the 19th. I'll have much more to say about the two show when I find out and when the festivals get closer.
The next several projects I have in mind are... I want to do a Fathers' Day painting for my Dad and Dad-in-Law. I only need to come up with the design and do two in time for shipping!! After that there are two other shows that I want to do new work for, the Lynnwood Library Gallery Show and competition called, "Green" and the "Arts of the Terrace" Arts Festival in Mountlake Terrace. Both shows are in late September, however the Lynnwood show's deadline is July 31. For the Lynnwood show I want to do either a silverpoint landscape, or a graphite on film work. They will both be normal sized drawings. The Mountlake Terrace show has in addition to regular categories, also a miniature art category. I would like to submit work to both, drawing and miniature categories.
So as well as keeping up with this blog in documenting my work, I'll be creating the new works and attending the shows and receptions. I think I'll have enough to keep me busy! So, as always thanks for taking the time to read this.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Above are the photos of Saturday's Artists Reception at Parklane Gallery's 18th Annual International Miniature Art Show. It was a beautiful evening, with open doors and lots of people milling about downtown. It's also Mothers' Day Weekend Open Studios in Kirkland, so I'm sure there were many more visitors the rest of the weekend. It was great seeing sales being made as the reception was going on. There was someone filming artists' interviews and as always live music. I heard a lot of folks exclaiming how much they were in awe of the tiny treasures and lots of people getting closer magnified looks to see all the details.
I enjoyed saying hello to my virtual friends and miniature artists Rachelle and Wes Siegrist via Skype. It was great hearing their voices. We could see them, but unfortunately, they couldn't see us. Isn't technology grand! Congratulations to all the award winners and thanks to the Siegrists for giving their reasons for choosing them. They said it was a very difficult job!
My friend Janie Olsen and her husband Bill were there in person. Janie was happy to have made some sales, and I was able to get another look at her imaginative, inspiring work. I think this year is also the first that I have seen any 3D work. My virtual friend, Mona Diane Conner had her beautiful work, Tulip Garden at Giverny, in the show. Unfortunately I didn't get a very good photo of her work. You can see it much better on her blog, The Ruby Slippers. I wish I could have picked it up for a closer look.
Parklane Gallery is located in beautiful downtown Kirkland,WA, 130 Park Lane. Free parking is located under the Kirkland Library. However, due to construction, that lot is currently closed! The show opened May 4th and will continue through June 8th. Magnifying glasses are provided and closer looks are encouraged!
The award winning husband and wife team, Rachelle and Wes Siegrist were the awards judges. The Siegrists appeared at the reception via Skype.
Be sure to check out Parklane Gallery's website at Parklanegallery.com to view the work online. My work can be seen starting on Panel # 49. My friend Janie Olsen is on Panel 42 and 43.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
3 5/8" x 3 5/8" Acrylic on Strathmore Illustration Board
3 5/8" x 3 5/8" Acrylic on Strathmore Illustration Board
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Here are some preview photos of the Parklane Gallery's 18th Annual International Miniature Art Show, in Kirkland, WA. The show opened May 4th and it's great to see all the red dots already!
Parklane Gallery is located in beautiful downtown Kirkland,WA, 130 Park Lane. Free parking is located under the Kirkland Library. The show opens May 4th and will continue through June 8th. The Artists' Reception will be on Saturday, May 8th, 6 - 8 pm. Magnifying glass are provided and closer looks are encouraged!
The award winning husband and wife team, Rachelle and Wes Siegrist were the awards judges, which will be given at the Artists' Reception on Saturday evening. The Siegrists will be at the reception via Skype.
Be sure to check out Parklane Gallery's website at Parklanegallery.com to view the work online. My work can be seen starting on Panel # 49. My friend Janie Olsen is on Panel 42 and 43. I'll see you there Janie!
For more information on this show and my work in it, please see my last post below. More photos and news after the reception. Hope you too, can make it to the reception! I'd love to meet you!
Monday, May 3, 2010
Parklane Gallery's 18th Annual International Juried Miniature Art Show will open at 9 am tomorrow, May 4th. I am happy to say all of my entries have been juried into the show. All five of them can be seen on the gallery's website at Parklanegallery.com. You can view my work starting on Panel # 49. The work in this show as viewed above, A Touch of Autumn, Wednesday, Late Afternoon, The Time Thief, The Sentinel, and The Way Home.
The award winning husband and wife team, Rachelle and Wes Siegrist were the awards judges, which will be given at the Artists' Reception on Saturday evening. The Siegrists will be at the reception via Skype. A selection of their work will be available for view and sale at the show along with copies of their new book, Exquisite Miniatures. You can find out more about their work on their website at artofwildlife.com. Parklane Gallery is located in beautiful downtown Kirkland,WA, 130 Park Lane. Free parking is located under the Kirkland Library. The show will continue through June 8th. This show is always well attended and by looking at all the great work and list of outstanding artists participating in this show, it will be even more so this year! I'll be going to the Artists' Reception on Saturday, May 8th, 6 - 8 pm. Let me know if you are going to be there, I'd love to meet you! I'll have more to say after the reception on Saturday, so be sure to check back.
Both of the two works below are new work and are having their debut in this show!
Silverpoint on Prepared Art Board 3 5/8" x 3 5/8"
Graphite and Mixed Media on Acid-free Film 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"