Monday, May 28, 2012

Two More Shows in June

 Top left to right - Dreamer  -   Catchin' Some Rays
© Barbara A. Freeman

Pictured above are my four miniatures that have been juried in this years LiveARTS Bothell Art Festival.  The festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday, June 23rd and 24th from 10am to 6pm.  The venue is the same place as last year, the new Mobius Hall Gallery on the campus of Cascadia Community College and U.W. Bothell.  There will be a Patron Preview Party on Friday June 22nd, from 5:30 to 8pm, along with an awards presentation. Tickets are $10 which include 2 glasses of wine, appetizers and live music.  You can make your reservations online at The college is located one mile east of downtown Bothell (directions and map here).

The LiveARTS Bothell Art Fair is a FREE event and always great fun, with musical entertainment, great food and ART! It takes place in the inner courtyard of the wooded campus overlooking its 58-acre North Creek wetland.  There is also free garage parking! Just follow the signs for a weekend of fun in Bothell!

A Private Residence  © Barbara A. Freeman
Graphite and Mixed Media on Film 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" 

Just for Fun Art Contest at Wise Design

Also during the month of June, my work, Snail Tales will be part of the first ever,  Just For Fun Art Contest at Wise Design.   My work along with other local artists will be in the Hewitt display window of Wise Design.

Snail Tales  © Barbara A. Freeman
Graphite and Mixed Media on Film 6" x 6"
Congratulations to the three winners, First prize, Janie Olsen, and the two runners up, Shannon Danks and Shawn Southwick, whose work will be displayed in the main gallery.   Wise Design is located at 2908 Wetmore Ave, Everett WA.  The show will be part of the Everett Art Walk, June 16th, 4 -7pm, along with a reception for the Just For Fun Art Contest Show and for a charity show that will also be hanging in the main gallery.  Hope you can make it to this fun event!  Check out the Everett Art Walk and stop in Wise Design for the show.

As always, thanks for taking the time to read about my work and the shows I'll be participating in.  Whatever you do this summer, be sure to check out the local art scene and all the great art festivals!  Support your local artist!

Monday, May 14, 2012

55th Annual Edmonds Arts Festival Work Accepted

Good news this morning via email for the 55th Annual Edmonds Arts Festival!  My two drawings and four miniatures I submitted for the show were accepted!  Woo Hoo!  Now that's the way to start a Monday morning!

Afghan Kitty © Barbara A. Freeman, M.A.A.
Acrylic on Illustration Board  2" x 2 "

Peek-a-Boo, © Barbara A. Freeman
Acrylic on Claybord, 3 5/8" x 3 5/8"

Gold and Glory ©Barbara A. Freeman
Acrylic on Art 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"

My four works juried in the Miniatures Category are, Afghan Kitty, Peek-A-Boo, Gold and Glory, and You Too Shall Have Wings. The two works juried in the Drawing Category, First Encounter and The Wood Nymph are both from the series, Wood Nymphs and Other Curiosities.

  First Encounter  © Barbara A. Freeman
Graphite and Mixed Media on Film 8 1/2" x 8"

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

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 (map here). 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 15th through the 17th.  I'll be adding more news about the festival as it draws nearer, so mark your calendars for this fun filled art weekend in beautiful Edmonds, WA!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Photos of Parklane Gallery's 20th Annual Miniature Show

Parklane Gallery, Kirkland WA
130 Park Lane, Kirkland WA
May 8th to June 3rd 2012

My friend, artist Janie Olsen (left) and I.
Janie's husband, Bill checking out the work.

Janie and I trying to ignore Wayne taking our photo.

Unfortunately, there was a lot of glare.  It was a sunny evening (really it's true!) and between the spot lighting and the sunshine pouring in the windows, it was a bit difficult to get clear photos.  Hopefully you can see enough to recognize your work if you are in the show.  If you live near enough, you will want to make sure to see this show in person.  There is nothing like seeing these treasures in front of your eye and even better under magnification!  The show continues through June 3rd.  It will be open during the Kirkland Studio Tour during Mothers' Day Weekend and will be part of the Kirkland Artwalk.  Once again the work can be purchased via Parklane Gallery's Website.  They are located at 130 Park Lane, Kirkland WA.  This is a very popular show and one not to be missed! 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Parklane Gallery's 20th Annual Miniature Art Show

** Welcome to My Warren  © Barbara A. Freeman
Graphite and Mixed Media on Film 21/2" x 4 1/2"
 I delivered my four miniatures to Parklane Gallery in Kirkland on Sunday and to my surprise, on Monday morning the show was already up online!  That's fast work!  Thanks to the folks at Parklane and Larey McDaniel, the photographer!  More exciting news, the work will be available for purchase on their website on May 9th!  Now, not only can you view the work, you can also put it in your shopping cart!  You can view the show and my four works on their website, Parklane Gallery Miniature Show.  My works are number 354A, Welcome to My Warren, 354B, Keeping Watch, 354C, Early Autumn, and 354D, Last of the Season

(bottom) Early Autumn and Last of the Season  © Barbara A. Freeman

The 20th Annual International Juried Miniature Show opens May 8th and runs to June 3rd.  The Artists' Reception and Awards Presentation is May 11th from 6 to 8 pm.  There are over 400 works from some of the top Fine Art Miniaturists from all across the country and abroad.  Magnifying glasses are provided and closer looks are encouraged!

This is a local show for me and I will be attending the reception. Once again, my husband Wayne will take photos of the show and reception for me which I will post here on my blog and several miniature art forums. I am honored to be a part of this show. If you have never seen a miniature show in person and are in the area, this is a perfect opportunity! I hope to see you there.

**  Welcome to My Warren is framed in the gold frame shown, top image.  Originally I framed it in the black frame (as in the grouping above) because it went well with the rest in the series, Wood Nymphs and Other Curiosities.  However, when I checked the prospectus for the dimensions allowed in the show, the black frame was a tad too large. When re-framing, I decided to use the gold frame which I think looks very nice with the gold in her wings. 

So many shows entered, and now I wait for the notices to come to see if all my submissions have been accepted.  I'll be posting the results as I receive them for the Edmonds Arts Festival, LiveARTS Bothell and a few others.  Thanks for taking the time to read this.  Happy Mothers' Day!