My seascape Pemaquid Pine has been juried into the Vermont Watercolor Society's 2022 Fall Awards Show. The exhibit runs October 23-December 16 at the Gallery at Mad River Valley Arts, 5031 Main Street, Waitsfield, Vermont, with an opening reception on Sunday, October 23, 3-5pm.
I am so honored (and somewhat amazed) to be included in this show - only 30 paintings were selected for the exhibit by selection juror Andy Evanson, an internationally known watercolor painter whose work I greatly admire.
Looking forward to the drive up in mid-October to deliver my work, should be beautiful peak foliage at that time so I'll have to take some great painting reference photos for future works.
This is my first time participating in this signature fundraising event for the Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA), an annual art sale that celebrates both the agricultural heritage and stunning landscapes of the Upper Hudson Valley.
***Happy to update that after the live exhibit opening on October 8/9, five out of my six paintings have sold so far. My remaining painting in the sale, along with many available works by 60 other artists can be viewed and purchased online through to the end of October at www.LandscapesforLandsake.com
To see full view and details of each painting in gallery below, click on image.
Landscapes for Landsake, presented by Agricultural Stewardship Association
October 7-Oct. 31: Virtual exhibit at www.LandscapesforLandsake.com
October 8 & 9 Live Exhibit on location at Maple Ridge Farm, 172 State Rt 372, Cambridge, NY
Friday, Oct 7, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Preview Party (invite only)
Saturday, October 8, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Public Opening
Sunday, October 9, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm Gallery Hours
I will be running two additional Worry-Free Watercolor Workshops this Autumn at the Caldwell Lake George Library, 336 Canada Street, Lake George, NY.
**UPDATE: Both workshops are now full**
Cost: $25 person. Registration and payment is made directly through Caldwell Lake George Library. Call or email Laura Burrows, library director, at (518) 668-2528, Lburrows@sals.edu. All supplies for the workshop will be provided by the library and by me.
Learn more about my Worry-Free Watercolor Workshop HERE.
Typically around this time every year, I would be preparing and entering works into the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council's Juried Exhibition, an annual show that showcases selected works by artists from all over upstate NY.
This year will be a little different...
I am honored to have been asked to be the selection juror for LARAC's 2022 Juried Exhibit - Lost in Time & Space. It's a new position for me to be in but not a new experience; I've put together many juried exhibitions over the years, developing criteria for exhibitions from the regional to the national level, working with selection and award jurors from across the country to provide fair and objective jurying processes. I know it's never easy for the selection jurors, but I am so excited to be on that side of the exhibition planning for LARAC's popular juried show.
I am so looking forward to seeing the entries and helping put this show together! And as a perk of being juror, I get to exhibit a couple of my own pieces...still deciding on which ones to include. I love the theme this year - it's really expansive and open to so many creative interpretations.
To learn more about the exhibit and how to enter: https://larac.org/lapham-gallery/
Thursday, October 6, 10am-noon
Mountain Gallery, 21 Bay St., Glens Falls, NY
Cost: $25 person, due at registration.
*UPDATE - This workshop is now full, but more workshops have been scheduled at Caldwell Lake George Library. CLICK HERE for more info on workshops at the library.
I have decided to offer my very first watercolor workshop for adults, after having quite a few people ask me if I offer lessons in watercolor. This is a first for me, and a little out of my comfort zone, since I've only run kids art workshops in the past. I'm really excited about this new challenge and am looking forward to sharing some of what I've learned over the many years I've been painting in this medium.
Painting in watercolor can seem intimidating for many artists, but it doesn't have to be. Striking a balance between controlling the medium while allowing the paint to do what it wants to do is key to creating watercolor paintings you can be happy with. I will offer a few ways and techniques to help participants work towards that balance in a relaxed easy setting. Participants will practice watercolor technique to learn some of the magic of the medium, then will apply these techniques in creating their own watercolor painting of an autumn lake scene from a provided photo reference. I will work with each artist through the process, with tips on how to handle composition, color and brushwork.
Supplies needed: Each participant should bring a set of watercolors either as paint cakes or tubes, a watercolor palette tray, one 1/2" flat brush and one #5 round brush. I will supply watercolor paper and some additional paint. Any questions on supplies, please reach out to me through my contact page.