Tuesday, December 6, 2016

And a PRIZE!

A very happy and excited PS on the Arkell juried show.  Silk Road Stroll was awarded the Juror's Choice Award for 2016.  Check out previous post for this tribute to all things Asian-theme piece.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Arkell Juried Show

The Arkell Museum, Canajoharie Library Annual Juried Art Show will be on view from November 4, 2016 through January 4, 2017.  The Museum is located at 2 Erie Boulevard in Canajoharie, New York with the opening on Friday, December 2, from 5-7 pm.

"Silk Road Stroll" and "Phantoms" were both selected for this year's exhibition!

Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

The new Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts recently opened its juried fall show.  The theme was "Transitions" and my decaying auto piece, "Bones in the Woods" was juried in and awarded 2nd prize!  I felt that the subject really fit the theme as the manmade reverted to nature as part of the endless cycle.

Lake Placid 2016

My whimsy piece, "Playing Hookey", was accepted for the Lake Place Center for the Arts 2016 juried show.  I really like this piece and enjoyed composing and working on it.  A dignified, stately and solemn rooster teacher with his row of egglet pupils - all except one, hiding under the bridge having a day of hookey!

MVCA Solo Show in 2017

A new piece, "The Beet Goes On", was accepted in the 2016 Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts 2016 juried art show and was chosen for the award of a March 2017 solo show.  The theme of the juried show was "Full Circle" and I had decided to compose a still life of the life cycle of beets - from seed packet to harvested vegetable to canned product on the store shelf.  I chose Beets for the bright color and contrast with foliage and packaging.  It was challenging because I usually work with inanimate objects.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Cooperstown National and a prize!

A new piece, High Noon at Three Forks, was accepted at the 2016 Cooperstown Art Association's National Juried Art Show and was awarded the Artware Award.  The show ran from July 15-August 19.  This event is held at the historic Cooperstown Library, located at 22 Main Street, in Cooperstown New York. 

This name for this piece can from the three forks seen in the piece - each one pulling its own special kind of place in the action.  See if you can find them.  There is only one real fork.  I really enjoy trying to capture the look of my antique silver items.  They always catch and hold my eye as I pass by.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Spring and 2 Awards!

Fallen behind on my entries and time to catch up a bit.  "Dance of the Planets" was selected for the annual Shirt Factory Gallery juried show.  I love crystal marbles and have always wanted to try to capture the sparkle and and bouncing light they capture.

"Pillows" was juried into the North Country Arts juried show at their new location in the Glens Falls Shirt Factory.  The afternoon light creeping across my sofa is a daily phenomenon that often makes me pause to enjoy.

"Playing Hookey" was accepted for both the Adirondack Artists juried show and the Cooperstown Art Association "Essential Arts" regional juried art show where it received the Florence Peaslee Ward prize.  A stern rooster schoolmaster with his little, unformed egg pupils.  Except for one hookey player enjoying a bit of stolen freedom under the bridge.

"Silk Road Stroll" was chosen for the Central Adirondack "VIEW" art show where it was selected for the Master's Division and also received 1st prize for best drawing.  The beauty and mystery of faraway places.  Feeding the soul.