Friday, October 5, 2007

New Award - Honorable Mention The Art League Alexandria Va

"Blue Ridge Sunrise"
18 x 24" Oil Pastel on Paper
I have just been notified that my painting Blue ridge Sunrise has been awarded an honorable mention in the recent show at the Art League - Torpedo Factory, Alexandria Va.
I also would like to mention I have been featured this month in an article in Elan Magazine. This Northern Virginia "High end" art resource magazine covers promising and professional artists in the Metro region. I am very honored to be included in their pages!
I sometimes struggle with the fact that I am attracted to so many different styles of artwork. Yet it always seems to be the landscape that draws me back. We are often told that in order to have good gallery representation that we need to focus ourselves and to present only one style of work that we do. I know that is so a gallery owner knows how best to peg us and to promote us and I recognize the sensibility in that. But I still have to work in the different mediums that attract me. So I find that as long as I keep focused on my landscape work it doesn't really seem to matter if it is oil, oil pastel, acrylic or even the new silk paintings/ wearable art I am currently doing I still seem to create a cohesive body of work.
This is a busy month for me. This Saturday October 6 I am introducing my new line of wearable hand-painted silk art at Art on the Avenue ( Booth #W163) This huge street fair takes place on Mt. Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray section of Alexandria Va, 10 am til 6 pm. Come early it gets crowded, and finding parking is hard. I also have available now my 2008 Calendars for sale - in either the Virginia Landscapes series, or the Goddess series.
Sunday I am at Eastern Market on Capitol Hill.
Next Saturday October 13th I'll be back at the Bethesda Artist Market in Bethesda Maryland.
I am hanging two solo shows this month that will run until January 2008. one at the stony Point Medical Center in Richmond VA, as part of the VCU/ MCV system. November 1 until January 2
The other will be in Alexandria, VA at the Oswald Durant Center November 2 until January 5.
More on those later.
until next time
Create Beauty and fill the world with LOVE