July’s Monthly Newsletter

Here’s my monthly Mailing, this time the story of Spool!

Cloud Appreciation Society

One of the most enjoyable emails I receive is the Cloud Appreciation Society, and here’s the latest. In this there’s a survey to ask if you think there should be a (I assume we’re talking international here) Cloud Appreciation Day. If we can have National Cupcake Eating Day, why not?

New York and Italy

I was recently invited to join Alessandro Berni gallery for representation in their online gallery. In the last few days we dotted the is and crossed the ts and this morning I was one of the new artists introduced in their mailing.

#1343 Riverbend III.

Newer Work #121

#1460 “Another year’s morning”. Oil on wraparound canvas, 20×24″.$300. Currently at the Summer show at Borrego Art Institute.

I’ve been rather remiss about posting newer works. This one is not-newer enough to have been hanging in the BAI before I got to posting it. I’ve been posting more on Instagram (#skyscapesforthesoul), but would like to post more consistently across platforms. If anyone has a great recommendation for a tool to allow you to do this, I’m all ears. I’ve heard of ‘hootsuite’, but would rather have a one-time purchase than a monthly subscription that they’re asking for.

Newer Work #120

I especially love this one because of the long dangly string with the tiny bell on the end. (It doesn’t ring.)

#1459 “Hooked”. Reclaimed materials on upcycled panel. 10×17″ $60.

Newer Work #119

Another of the three created for the Abstract Detritus show at the Borrego Art Institute last year. I had a lot of fun with these.

#1458 “Handle”. Reclaimed items on upcycled panel. 10×17″ $60.

Newer work #118

So for covid, I pretty much stopped producing original work and spent time on three books, three commissions, a lot of house repairs and working for the census. So I have now realized I haven’t posted any ‘Newer work’ in a while and need to catch up. There are a lot of half finished pieces, and more in the works. This and the next couple pieces were produced last year for a specific ‘Abstract Detritus’ show in Borrego Springs. They didn’t sell, so they go into my regular ‘show stock’.

#1457 “Treasure”. 10×17″ reclaimed objects on upcycled panel. 10×17″ $60.

And another acceptance

Dear Jeni,

Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that one or more of your entries have been chosen for inclusion in the 3rd Annual Lines, Shapes & Objects (June 2021) Online Juried Art Exhibition. 

Your participation in the competition is very much appreciated as it helped to ensure a diverse body of work from which selections were made.

Please visit the exhibition on our website starting tomorrow, June 5th, to see the exhibition winners and all the beautiful artwork that was selected for inclusion in the exhibition.

Award certificates will be sent to the winners no later than the 15th of the month. If you won Best in Show, your award payments will be sent via PayPal by the 15th. Best in Show winners will also receive an email in the Fall with the details for the Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in 2022.

Thank you again for your participation and sharing your talent with us.  We’re honored you chose Fusion Art.

Sincerely,

Chris & Valerie Hoffman

Fusion Art

Here was my submission, “Cloud Castles” Watercolor collage, 9.5×7.5 in mat to 12×10″. $65:

Merit Award!

Love these emails:

Dear Jeni Bate
Congratulations!!! Your work has been accepted for the “Textures & Patterns” art exhibition. We are pleased to inform you that your artwork will be included in our online exhibition. Your work has been awarded Merit Award.
Please find attached your winner’s certificate for the 2021 “Textures & Patterns” Art Competition.
Please visit our website to see exhibition: http://www.artroomgalleryonline.com/current_exhibition.html 
Also visit our social media pages: https://www.instagram.com/artroomgalleryonline/ https://www.facebook.com/artroomgallerry/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kHJDLff7Bc 
Thank you and congratulations once again on your outstanding work.
Sincerely, Art Room Gallery
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Here was the entry that won: “Velvet Virga”. Refractured watercolor on cradle panel, 18×24″, $430.

Mixtiles

I hadn’t heard of Mixtiles until I was approached by them to have my artwork as available reproduction prints through their websites. Mixtiles says they’re ‘The easiest picture frame in the world’, and their frames come self stick, small sizes, so you can create a wall of small images – your own, or select from their curated artwork – or put one or two in a small space. We settled on 30 images to be available, and you can easily order a number of tiles from them to create an instant gallery. Of course I’m also going to give you a link to my page, but if you lose it, just look for Skyscapes For The Soul on their website.