I was blessed with the help from a friend from Chaparral Artists – Nancy Miehle, who offered to take work in for me to the show, to save me a trip last week. Last Saturday I had been gallery sitting at 29Palms Art Gallery and on the way home stopped at Rainbow Stew to see the Chaparral Artists‘ judged show, that Rainbow Stew hosts in the central gallery. There were three categories “The Hand of Man”, “Nature’s Kaleidoscope” and “Beautiful Creatures”. It wasn’t a huge show, but I was delighted to find that both Nancy and I had won ribbons!
This was a 3-day show organized by the Associated Artists of the Inland Empire, at the Rancho Cucamonga Cultural Center, running Sept 6-8th. I had three paintings in the show, as you will see when you look through the photos – two oils and an acrylic – but didn’t win any prizes. 😦 These photos are from the reception on Sept 6th.
One of my favorites on the left.
The green poured painting was one that appealed to me.
Something familiar towards the left there.
My friend Jan Wright painted the abstract green watercolor on the left
Quite a few ocean paintings
Some nice landscapes
A familiar moonscape at the bottom there.
And my sun rising at top right.
The round plate was my favorite from the show, though I voted for a different piece as popular choice based on the amount of technical skill I knew went into it. (No, not one of mine.)
Yesterday evening I drop up to Joshua Tree for the reception for the Joshua Tree Art Gallery Expo. The show had some awards to give from Jack Farley Art Supplies, and a people’s choice award. (I didn’t receive any, though.) The reception was very well attended, though I think most were the artists themselves (for the award ceremony).
My second favorite was the yellow one in the middle.
White dresses must be in.
My favorite is on the left. And that was before I knew that the piece was titled the Salton Sea!
My paintings are at the back opposite the door, but there are people all around them.
….eventually she will wander off…..
…hmm di hmm, maybe take a photo here….
…eventually the girl on the phone was joined by a friend and I asked them to step aside for a minute!
When I went to pick up my paintings yesterday from the Riverside County Fair – also the National Date Festival, I had a nice little surprise. Of the three paintings I entered, two came home with ribbons, and I came home with a nice little check. ‘The Setting Sun’ had taken an honorable mention in the Theme of the year, non-traditional, and ‘Gentle Storm’ had taken first place in the same category. Well, the theme of the year was clouds….
Two winners at the National Date Festival. Oooh, look at that big fat bow.
Last month I shared that I had some of my work accepted into the ‘Seascapes’ show with an online gallery in the UK, and that they were going to create a little video of the winners, showing their art as it would look on a wall. Well, HERE it is!
One of the advantages about online showcases is that the work doesn’t have to be available, and the particular painting that is in the video went to its forever home some time ago. One of the disadvantages, I guess, of having someone mock-up the video is that the painting is depicted much larger than it actually is. Oh well!
Well, I guess I must be getting old because when I came to schedule the posting of September’s newsletter, I discovered I’d forgotten to post August’s newsletter to WordPress. So if you only follow me on WordPress you get a double header. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you get a repeat!
On Friday afternoon I went to the SBAA Membership show reception. This is at the National Orange Show gallery in San Bernardino. As it is a small venue, we were only encouraged to bring one guest. (One of my gallerists usually encourages us to bring our hundred closest friends to all receptions in the hope that there is more likelihood of a sale or six. 🙂 )
I didn’t win any ribbons but did have some interesting conversations and made a couple new friends.
I took the pictures after the crowd had somewhat wandered outside for the tacos.
Something looks familiar in here too…..
The painting with the yellow ribbon took best of show.