**UPDATE**Happy to report that "Dance of Late Spring's Light" sold in the exhibit. Many thanks to the venue and organizers. This is my second year of getting into the show, and second year of selling the work from this show.
In other show acceptance news, my watercolor "Dance of Late Spring's Light" was accepted into the 11th Annual Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition, presented by Mad River Valley Arts at the Red Barn Gallery in Waitsfield, Vermont. This is my second year of showing work in this magnificent exhibit housed in a big charming old barn on the Lareau Farm (home of American Flatbread).
Full disclosure and a little back story: I changed the title of the painting to better reflect the story about the light in the piece. It's old name was "No Wake Zone"; I worried that many people would not understand the reference (it depicts the area around Speaker Heck and Long Islands on Lake George where boats are required to slow down to 5mph and not throw any wake). I also thought the title sounded too negative, almost statement like, and that was not what the painting is about.
The Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition opens on Sunday, June 18 with a reception from 5-7pm, and runs through July 22, 2023. The Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farms is located off of Rte. 100 in Waitsfield, VT. Gallery hours to be announced.
"Dance of Late Spring's Light on Lake George", watercolor, 10"x13" matted/framed to 16"x19", $440.
**UPDATE September 2023** Happy to report that Tapestry sold while on exhibit in the Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolor
When I was a teenager, I took the drivers test five times before I finally passed on the fifth try and got my license (laugh if you want to, that's fine...maybe I was just a very distracted teenager).
Another true story: On my fifth attempt at applying to the Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors, I finally succeeded in getting a painting accepted into this show, whew! So excited to finally get in and add this accomplishment to the old artist resume.
One of my favorite paintings completed last year, "Tapestry" (an intricate piece which took a whole lot more focus than what I brought to my drivers tests way back when!) will be headed up to the presenting venue, The View Arts in Old Forge, NY The exhibit isn't until later in the summer, opening on Aug. 4 and running to October 1, 2023. An opening reception and awards ceremony will be held on Aug. 4, 6-8pm. I'm looking forward to heading up there for the opening festivities and seeing all the exemplary works in watermedia by artists from across the country.
I was thrilled to receive the Silver Award for "Dream Trees" at the opening reception for North Country Arts Expressions Annual Juried Show on May 6!
Selection and awards juror Laura Von Rosk did a remarkable job picking out the work for the exhibit, so full of life, color and movement. I am so grateful to her for seeing something in my painting worthy enough for this lovely honor, and was so touched by her thoughtful comments about my painting.
It was also nice to have one of my former co-workers in arts administration, Becky Zeh, get awarded for her painting and see so many friendly, supportive artist friends at what is always a lively and well-attended opening reception for this annual exhibit presented by NCA at the Shirt Factory Gallery.
And I'm super grateful to The Touba Family Foundation for sponsoring the awards for the show and to NCA for opportunity to exhibit and their excellent display skills. The show runs until June 10 in the Shirt Factory Gallery, 71 Lawrence St, Glens Falls, NY. Hours are Thurs-Saturday noon-5pm. There are so many well-done, masterful pieces in the show!