Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Les Cuisines des Artistes - New Group show

Fruits and Vegetable Series No 19
(Black Grapes) 5" x 7"
Acrylic on Masonite Panel
Float matted and Framed 11" x 14"
Les Cuisine des Artistes
Golden Flame Restaurant
8630 Fenton Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Every once-in-a-while someone touches your life unexpectedly, and you are a better person for it.
Such a Person is Myrtis Bedolla.
Ms. Bedolla, an art consultant Director of Gallery Myrtis located in Baltimore MD possess over 20 years of experience as an artist’s representative and in preparing artists for the art market through lectures, workshops, and individual consulting. In addition, Myrtis advises corporate, private and institutional collectors in the acquisition and sell of fine art; and provides corporations, civic and arts organizations with professional curatorial services, lectures and educational programming.
As a writer, Myrtis has contributed to Valentine New York, The Magazine, published by Michael Valentine; The International Review of African American Art, published by Hampton University, and online newsletters: ARTINFO and IRAAA (International Review of African American Art) and catalogue essayist for the Tubman Museum. As cultural liaison for the embassies of Ghana, Haiti, Mali, Republic of Georgia and Zimbabwe; Ms. Bedolla uses art to encourage cultural exchange and awareness.
I was fortunate enough to meet Myrtis through a workshop "Training for Success" given by Empowered Women International, http://www.ewint.org/ where she volunteered her time and expertise to talk to emerging women artist about creating a life as a professional artist. Soon after that first meeting, Ms. Bedolla took me under her wing and agreed to represent me as art consultant through her company "Creative Artisans" http://www.creativeartisans.net/home.html
Since that time Myrtis has been friend, advisor, and curator for several shows. The latest that I have been fortunate to have work selected for is Les Cuisine des Artistes." A wonderful show featuring 12 of my still life paintings of fruits and vegetables along with the work of several other wonderful artists. The show is Beautifully hung, and the space ( The Golden flame Restaurant in Silver Spring MD) is a wonderful art-mosphere for enjoying great food and even finer art! If you are in the area please stop in and enjoy the food and art. Buy a painting, or just say hello to Myrtis! (And tell her "Wynn said thanks!")
Until next time
Create beauty and fill the world with love!