Thursday, August 19, 2010

EAFA Exhibit at Columbia Winery

I went to the EAFA Member Exhibit last evening at the Columbia Crest Winery. My friend Janie Olsen , above, is standing in front of her two paintings, Too Beautiful For Her Mask and Crow to Crow. Cecelia Venolia, another artist friend also had two of her works in this exhibit, sorry I didn't get photos of Cecelia and her work. It was a very nice show and reception in such a lovely place. Eden Hopkins was at the reception, but like myself, not in the show. We both agreed that we needed to become members so we could participate in their member juried shows! I think Eden has already joined, so hopefully, we will all be in the next one together!

The other reason I have a photo of Janie is because she brought along with her the work that she commissioned from mosaic artist, Gina Ballew, (my daughter) to show me. Janie has a friend who is a retired teacher and every year she gives him a gift with an apple theme. She saw some of Gina's work and asked if she would do a mosaic for her for this years' gift. The work, Jazz Apple is the small 6" x 6" she is holding. Gina said that Jazz is the variety of apple that she used for the model. I think it's a perfect title for a perfect apple!

As to my new work, I am waiting to get some photo software on my computer so I can post my new miniature. Hopefully it will be soon. Thank you for taking the time to read about my work and hear about what I've been up to.


Mona said...

Barbara, it's wonderful to see this picture of Janie and her two beautiful paintings, and I love Gina's mosaic apple too--you have a talented family!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Mona, I'll pass it along. : )

AutumnLeaves said...

Janie looks like an Olson! (The one's I knew were all blonde and blue!) She is so cute! Love her art pieces too, especially the crow to crow. Did she win an award, per chance? I hope so! Love your DIL's mosaic piece too!

Jane said...

thanks Barbara & Mona--it was a fun show! I look like like I had too much wine ---but really just too much fun :)

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Hi Sherry, No unfortunately Janie didn't, but should have. I love her crows too!

Yes Janie, it was a fun time and no you don't look like you had too much wine at all. Just happy. : )