Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Work Selected for 54th Annual Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Show!

Sculpted by Time © Barbara A. Freeman
Metalpoint on Prepared Paper 8 1/2 " x 8 "

I just returned today from a train trip to northern Indiana to visit my in-laws. What a great welcome home when I picked up the mail and received the news that all the work I submitted to the Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Show was selected! I am doing the Happy Dance!! This year I am in three categories: One in Drawing - Sculpted by Time, Two in Painting - Garden Gnome, Contemplating His Latest Work and $2.00/bunch, and Four in Miniatures - Dreamer, Early Autumn, The Silent Ones, and Traveling the Slow Road. Two of these works, the drawing and a miniature, are done in silverpoint/metalpoint which is exciting! You can read more about silverpoint, at this link,

Small Work, Acrylic on Gessobord, 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

$2.00/bunch © Barbara A. Freeman
Small Work, Acrylic on Gessobord, 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

The Edmonds Arts Festival is one of the longest running in the Northwest, and a great time for the whole family. 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 17th through the 19th - Friday, 11am to 9 pm, Saturday, 10am to 8pm, and Sunday, 10am to 6pm. This year’s annual Preview pARTy will be held on Wednesday, June 15 at the Frances Anderson Center beginning at 6:00 pm.

Dreamer © Barbara A. Freeman
Fine Art Miniature, Graphite and Mixed Media on Film 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Early Autumn © Barbara A. Freeman
Fine Art Miniature, Acrylic on Polymin, 2 1/4" x 3 1/4"

The Silent Ones © Barbara A. Freeman
Fine Art Miniature, Silverpoint, 2 9/16" x 3 9/16"

Traveling the Slow Road © Barbara A. Freeman
Fine Art Miniature, Acrylic on Masonite, 2 7/8" x 3 3/4"
Second Place Miniatures - Edmonds Arts Festival

I'll be posting more about the show as news develops. In the meantime, however, I hope to be posting a work in progress of a new silverpoint drawing. When I do post the work in progress, it will not be in real time. Unfortunately, it has had many interruptions due to my traveling! The show I'm hoping to enter it in has a deadline of June 3rd, so I really need to get working on it! Until then, thanks for taking the time to read about my work and the shows I'm in. I hope that wherever you are, you can get out and enjoy all the local art festivals and shows during the summer. Remember to Support Your Local Artists!


Dors said...

CONGRATULATIONS Barbara. wow I am doing the happy dance here for you too. Well deserved. and best wishes for the show.
I am looking forward to seeing the Silverpoint WIP.

naoko said...

I will go festival!!

AutumnLeaves said...

Congratulations, Barbara! Each submission is delightful and oh so beautiful. Wish I'd known you were in northern Indiana. Maybe we could have met for dinner or coffee or something. (I'm southwest of Chicago.)

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

My goodness you are talented Barbara and once again no surprise that all your works were selected. It is a wonderful validation of the fantastic quality of everything you do!!! :)

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks everybody, you all are so sweet!
Dors, the silverpoint is making me crazy right now!
Naoko, Enjoy the festival, the juried show is inside.
Sherry, our trips there have been difficult and filled with family care. We went by train this time all the way to South Bend, then a hired driver the rest of the way. So not much free time. Some day, hopefully, it will be different and we can meet up!
Karen, Thanks so much!!