A recent sale at Palo Alto subsequently got back to me as a pic of the painting in its forever home. This one might not look as interesting as you would think it could be, but I knew before the new owners took it home, it was going in the guest bathroom, so most of the surrounds are omitted for aesthetic reasons.
Terry Hastings juried and curated a wonderful show at the art gallery in University of California Riverside’s Palm Desert campus.
We all tend to get a little bit bitchy when we’re setting up. Everything has to look nice, plus we have a deadline to get set up, and we’re perhaps discovering something that’s forgotten or broken or misplaced. Maybe we’ve had to wait in line a long time to get loaded in.
Last year at Sedona, there was a couple in the booth across from me who were setting up. I’d not met them before and no, I don’t remember their names, so this is incognito. This husband and wife team had a range of items, some of which went on a panel on the back wall of the booth, and many that went on tables at the front. As they were working together, they were constantly bickering. This goes here, that goes there, where’s such and such, I need your help with this, I can’t I’m busy doing that. On and on.
After about 30 minutes of listening to this banter, which was getting increasingly harsh, I walked over to them and asked “Do I need to throw a bucket of water over you two?” Turns out a good laugh did help, though they admitted that though they have been married many years and still love each other, they’re usually at each other’s throats during setup.
The Collage Artists of America membership show, “Just your Imagination” was held at the San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center. The show runs Sept 4-29th and the reception was on Sept 7th. As part of my contribution to the show, I sat in the gallery on the afternoon before the reception. It was quite during much of the afternoon though there were several families turned up with kids to have an art lesson.
I had forgotten my kindle so I had plenty of time to enjoy the exhibit in detail.
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.
I’m happy I was accepted into this online exhibition and received an Honorable Mention. The couple who run this are local and I’m hoping that at some point I will be included in the in-gallery shows.
The 3rd Annual Skies art exhibition is now open. Thanks to all the artists who participated and congratulations to the winners and finalists including Best in Show winners, James Griffin (Traditional), Pavlos Evangelidis (Photography & Digital) and Diana Fernández (3-Dimensional). Click HERE to see the exhibition. Also visit our YouTube Channel on September 8th to see the exhibition videos.
The High Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree hosts artist displays in four areas in the hospital. The shows include three artists and go up for four months.
This is the second time I’ve shown here and this time my fellow artists are Mae Fox, a stained glass artist, and Tammy Romatko, a painter. The curator, Raini Armstrong, also gets to display a piece on the group wall in the cafe.
The reception didn’t have a lot of attendees (it’s August in the desert, only the hardy are still around) but I was delighted that my friend and fellow artist Nancy Miehle came, along with her husband Bob.
Raini gave us a tour of the four parts of the installation.
In the cafe, there is a group show.
We posed for a quick photo. Mae had recently fallen ill and had not been able to attend the reception.
In the Emergency Room waiting area there are a couple spaces with Mae’s stained glass art.
The artwork will be up until Halloween. If you’re in the area and have a few minutes, please stop by.