Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Wood Nymph - Selected for the 2013 CVG Show!

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

I'm happy to announce that my drawing, The Wood Nymph, has been chosen for inclusion in the 2013 CVG Show in Bremerton’s Collective Vision Gallery.  The annual CVG Show is one of the largest and most prestigious art competitions in the Northwest. Over 325 artists from 79 Washington cities submitted 896 artworks for consideration. Of these only 127 pieces were selected for inclusion in the show. Alfredo Arreguin, an internationally known painter from Seattle is the juror for this year’s competition. Next, Arreguin will choose the recipients of $7,000 in prizes going to 11 artists in multiple categories. Additional prizes include a purchase award by the Kitsap County Arts Board, a $300 People’s Choice Award and a $1,000 Best of Kitsap Award sponsored by the Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest.

Exhibition coordinator Alan Newberg says: “Looking for art that startles the viewer?... that inspires?...Art that fills the mind with intrigue or amazes with technical finesse? You think that art should challenge the social status quo, or touch the soul? Whatever you are after in your visual quest for art, the 2013 CVG Show has it all.” These 127 artists hail from every quarter of our state and exhibit all of the best qualities of contemporary and traditional art.

The 2013 CVG Show be will open to the public Jan 19, 2013 from 1 to 5 pm. The exhibit continues until Saturday, Feb. 23. The gallery will be open Tuesdays – Saturdays 10 to 5 and Sundays 1 to 5. The Collective Visions Gallery is located in downtown Bremerton (map) at 331 Pacific Avenue, just 3 blocks from the ferry terminal. Phone: 360 377 8327
For a complete list of the exhibition events, visit

Needless to say, I'm very excited to have my work, The Wood Nymph, (from the series, Wood Nymphs and Other Curiosities) included in this show. This was the first time I've submitted work here and it is even more exciting because Alfredo Arreguin is the juror.  I have seen his work in person, and love the patterns, colors and spirit of them.  If you are in the area, I invite you to check out the 2013 CVG Show.  I am looking forward to it!

Continuing this month, there is still a chance to see the show, Miniature Masterpieces and More! at Kaewyn Gallery in Bothell until January 8th.  You can find more information on the link ( Friday, November 30, 2012 blog post ).  Also, later this month, the Miniature Art Society of Florida Show will open on January 20th.  You can find that information on the link (Friday, November 23, 2012 blog post).

I hope all of you have had wonderful Holiday Celebrations and hope the New Year will bring wonderful things your way!  Thank you for taking the time to read about my work.  


Wendy Mould said...

Congratulations. That is really neat. Your picture is wonderful.

Karen Hull said...

Congratulations Barbara - I would love to hold one of these exquisite little pieces in my hand and study them up close. They truly are gems and no surprise they are in hot demand! Happy New Year :)

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thank you Wendy and Karen. Happy New Year to you both!