Sunday, September 30, 2012

Three works juried in Unclad October 2012!

River Siren   © Barbara A. Freeman 
Graphite and Mixed Media on Film 6"x 9"
Framed size  13" x 16"

Just Between You and Me  © Barbara A. Freeman
  Graphite and Mixed Media on Film  6"x 6"
Framed size  12" x 12"

Keeper of the Sphere © Barbara A. Freeman
 Graphite and Mixed Media on Film  7" x 7"
Framed size 14" x 14"

Great news that my three works have been juried into the UNCLAD show taking place in Stanwood, WA in October!  UNCLAD 2012 is the 15th Annual Art Show dedicated to celebrating the Nude Figure in art.  River SirenJust Between You and Me, and Keeper of the Sphere are all from the series, Wood Nymphs and Other Curiosities.  All three works were done using graphite and colored pencil on film using both sides of the surface.

UNCLAD takes place at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center (map) and runs from October 12th, 13th, & 14th.  The show is opens to the public, 10 am to 5 pm (Admission $5 suggested donation).  On Friday, October 12th, 6 to 9 pm, there will be the ARTISTS & PATRONS PARTY (tickets $10).  On Saturday, October 13th from 6 pm to 9 pm there will be a Wine & Cheese event with Vicki Artimovich, giving a "Nude in Art" lecture (tickets $10).  Check the website, to view the show online, (be sure to check out my three works in the online gallery,  River SirenJust Between You and Me, and Keeper of the Sphere).  It's a great looking show with over 150 artworks (all nudes) from artists across North America.  This is a show that is much anticipated, with paintings, sculpture, photography, glass and including a great Gift Shop!  Hope you get a chance to view the show in person! 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Work juried in the 34th Annual Arts of the Terrace 2012

I'm happy to announce that my two drawings, The Wood Nymph and Snail Tales, (from the series, Wood Nymphs and Other Curiosities) and my four miniatures, Gold and Glory, Keeping Watch, Undaunted, and You Too Shall Have Wings, have been juried into the 34th Annual Arts of the Terrace at Mountlake Terrace. The show will kick off on September 28th, with the Artists and Patrons Preview from 7 to 9 pm with the Awards Ceremony at 7:30. Then, on September 29th through October 7th, 2012 the show is open to the public, Monday to Thursday, 12:00 to 7:00 pm, Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm,  and Sunday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Wood Nymph  © Barbara A. Freeman
Graphite and Mixed Media on Film 8 1/2" x 8"

Snail Tales  © Barbara A. Freeman
Graphite and Mixed Media on Film 6" x 6"
Gold and Glory ©Barbara A. Freeman
Acrylic on Art Board 2" x 2"
Keeping Watch  ©Barbara A. Freeman
Graphite and Mixed Media on Film  3 1/4" x 3 1/4"

Undaunted © Barbara A. Freeman
Acrylic on Illustration Board 2" x 2"

You Too Shall Have Wings © Barbara A. Freeman
Graphite and Mixed Media on Film 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

The exhibit takes place at the Mountlake Terrace Library Complex, (map), 23300 58th Avenue W., Mountlake Terrace, WA. I really like this show and it is always a fun reception. Come enjoy painting, prints, calligraphy, drawings, miniatures, photography and 3-dimensional works by top local and regional artists. I look forward to another exciting venue to exhibit my work. I have several aritist friends in this show, so it's going to be a fun time with great art viewing. All work is for sale, so come on out and support your local artist!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

For My Father-in-Law, Herbert E. Freeman.

A sad note to say my Father-in-law, Herb Freeman passed away last Thursday evening. He will be missed. A big man with a big voice and a big heart, he treated me well and called me his daughter.  I'm sending my love to you on your next journey.

It's so hard to lose a parent, yet something we all have to go through.  However, it is gratifying when the folks who hear of his passing, call or drop by and tell us some touching story of how they remember him. He touched a lot of peoples lives.   

Herb and son Wayne (Tony) Freeman, October 2011

The following is the obituary written by my husband, Wayne Freeman.

Herbert Ernest Freeman, 93, residing in North Judson, Indiana, passed away at 9:05 PM Thursday, Septermber 6, at IU Health LaPorte Hospital in LaPorte Indiana after a brief illness.

He was born December 7, 1918 in Winamac, Indiana to Edward and Rosella Freeman.

Herb proudly and honorably served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and owned and operated Modern Chevrolet in North Judson, Indiana for over 30 years. He was a 33rd degree Mason, a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite for over 50 years, a long-time member of the Masonic Lodge of North Judson, Indiana, having held every office in the lodge several times. He was also a member of the American Legion for over 60 years. Herb also served as president of the North Judson Town Board during the construction of the water tower, which is still in operation today.

Herb was an avid golfer and a member of the Spalding/Golf Digest Hole-in-One Club, having scored his 210-yard hole-in-one on the 15th hole at the Tippecanoe Country Club on May 9, 1968.

He married the former Mary Louise Pettis on September 13, 1940, who survives him. He is also survived by his son, Anthony Wayne Freeman, his daughter-in-law, Barbara Ann Freeman; and many nieces and nephews, among whom are those who were with him as he passed away: Jean Stephens, Charmaine Lindgren and Richard Freeman. Herb was preceded in death by his brothers Vernon (died in infancy), Vernon's twin Bernard (MIA in WWII), Glenn and Charles; and his sisters Olive and Thelma.

In accordance with Herb's wishes, there will be no visitation or memorial at this time. The family is receiving visitors informally at their home and friends may express their condolences as they wish.