In September I attended the Riverside Art Museum fundraiser ‘Art Bark in the Park’. Selected artists had been given a metal dog to paint on and they were auctioned or sponsored as a fundraiser for the museum.
For the second year I entered a painting into the Riverside Art Museum.
I got there a little after the reception started and soon got talking to a lady named Anita Sylvestri. She is a docent at the museum and has a painting in the show.
Anita had a mixed media collage in the show.
We both explained our work to each other.
When the awards were given, Anita won best of show!
Riverside Art Museum is holding a fundraiser called Art Bark in the Park to which I applied and was assigned a pup. I decided to paint the pup in oil – a skyscape with lawns on the bottom of each paw with dogs on, and my sonnet about dogs painted into the clouds. So far I’ve done the sky and the lawns. I will need to wait a week or so until that is dry enough to add the dogs and poems. I didn’t know until I picked up the dog that I was getting a beagle.
And it’s possible to paint on the back, so I have another canvas to dream up!
I arrived at the reception for the Riverside Art Museum Membership show later than intended (ah, traffic in Temecula) and just caught the tail end of the awards. Ran into a friend of mine – r. mike nichols. He hadn’t won an award, and neither had I, apparently, but his friend Mike had. Here are some images from the show.