Tuesday, May 21, 2013

56th Annual Edmonds Arts Festival - Work Selected!

I'm very happy to announce that all my submissions have been selected for the 56th Annual Edmonds Arts Festival!  This year my entries have a bird theme.  In the drawing category, my new graphite work, Special Delivery, features a crow as messenger.  My work in the painting category, Snowy Visitor, has a snowy owl regally posing on driftwood.  In the miniature category, my paintings include a pelican, Catchin' Some Rays, a heron, Patience, an eagle, The Hunter, and more crows, this time as a trio in, Negotiation.  I guess you can tell, I love birds!

  Special Delivery  © Barbara A. Freeman
 Graphite and Mixed Media on Film  9 3/4" x 7 5/8"
 Snowy Visitor  © Barbara A. Freeman
Acrylic on True Gesso Panel  7 5/8" x 9 5/8"

Fine Art Miniatures
Catchin' Some Rays  © Barbara A. Freeman, M.A.A.  
Awarded:  Second Place Miniatures
Acrylic on Gessobord  3 5/8" x 3 5/8"

Patience © Barbara A. Freeman, M.A.A.
Acrylic on Illustration Board 3 1/2" x 2 5/8"
The Hunter © Barbara A. Freeman, M.A.A.
Acrylic on True Gesso Panel  3 5/8" x 3 5/8"

Negotiation  © Barbara A. Freeman, M.A.A. 
Acrylic on Claybord  3 5/8" x 3 5/8"

The Edmonds Arts Festival is a three day fun filled event that takes place over Fathers' Day Weekend, June 14th -16th, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Frances Anderson Cultural Center, 700 Main Street in beautiful downtown Edmonds, WA. The Edmonds Arts Festival is one of the longest running in the Northwest, attracting artists from across the nation.  There are artists booths outside along with performing arts and children's activities and yummy food.  My work will be in the Juried Gallery Show which is INSIDE the Frances Anderson Center.  There are different rooms exhibiting the juried work, the main gallery where my work is located, you'll find, paintings, drawings and miniature art.  Don't miss the photography and artisan work which is located in rooms a few steps up.  Also, you can find the excellent student art show downstairs. Don't miss out on a fun weekend!  Bring Dad along, too!  All artwork is for sale.  Remember, art makes a fine Fathers' Day Gift!  Happy Fathers' Day to all you Fathers out there!

Friday, May 3, 2013

New Miniature Show - Snow Goose Gallery - Bethlehem PA

I am excited to have been invited to participate in the Twenty First Annual Invitational Miniature Art Exhibition at the Snow Goose Gallery, 470 Main Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania! (map)  There are 66 top miniature artists in the show and wow, it's such an honor to be included!  Because of recent family responsibilities, I have had a few major interruptions in my creative time.  Therefore, I didn't think I would be able to participate.  Also, my inventory of artwork was very low and I hadn't enough time to create any new pieces.  When I found out that another show I usually participate in was cancelled this year, it was the perfect opportunity to send that work, along with two earlier works to Snow Goose Galley!  Sometimes things just work out!!
Above, my four submissions in the show (l to r) 

Snow Goose Gallery 
Located in the heart of Historic Bethlehem, PA
the art of the miniature xxi
The Twenty First Invitational Exhibition of Fine Art Miniatures from Around the World
May 5- June 16, 2013
Collectors' Preview: Saturday, May 4, 5- 8 pm
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 5, 1- 5 pm
Enjoy the music of Brian Bortz (bass)
and Lou Czechowski (keyboard)
with hors d'oeuvres by The Mint Gastropub!

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

More Salmon, Please  © Barbara A. Freeman 
Acrylic on Illustration Board 2" x 2"

Gold and Glory  © Barbara A. Freeman 
Acrylic on Illustration Board 2" x 2"

A Touch of Autumn  © Barbara A. Freeman 
Acrylic on Polymin  2 1/8" x 3 1/4" 

The opening sounds like great fun!  I wish I was able to see this one in person.   Okay, I admit, I'd love to see them all in person!  If you are anywhere near Bethlehem, PA be sure to make the Snow Goose Gallery a visit.  You will be happy you did!  The work will also be up on the Snow Goose Gallery's website starting on the opening weekend, May, 4th until the end of the show.  The work will be available for purchase as well.  The only problem, will be, which ones to choose!  All beautiful jewels, they'd make the perfect gift for MOM!  As always, thank you for taking the time to read about my work.