Category Archives: Art Shows and Exhibits

What Does It Mean to be Progressive?

That’s a somewhat rhetorical question. I’m asking, but you don’t have to reply, because I’m not really looking for answers. Of course, I’m about to share my answer with you, but if you have a different answer — or if

What Does It Mean to be Progressive?

That’s a somewhat rhetorical question. I’m asking, but you don’t have to reply, because I’m not really looking for answers. Of course, I’m about to share my answer with you, but if you have a different answer — or if

We Interrupt This Program…

Only a few days into Inktober last year, I had to interrupt so that I could share my happiness over winning my first art award — a judge merit award on the “storm clouds” painting I’d entered in the 2018

We Interrupt This Program…

Only a few days into Inktober last year, I had to interrupt so that I could share my happiness over winning my first art award — a judge merit award on the “storm clouds” painting I’d entered in the 2018

Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun

I don’t know if anyone reading this is old enough to remember the original Doublemint twins and their lilting, happy song. I am old enough to remember this little advertising jingle from the 1950s and 1960s, and I’ve been singing

Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun

I don’t know if anyone reading this is old enough to remember the original Doublemint twins and their lilting, happy song. I am old enough to remember this little advertising jingle from the 1950s and 1960s, and I’ve been singing

Dealing with Disappointment

It feels good to write this today. For once, I’m not dealing with disappointment in my art. My little creative monkey mind and I have been having fun, and while I don’t have much to show for myself in recent days,

Dealing with Disappointment

It feels good to write this today. For once, I’m not dealing with disappointment in my art. My little creative monkey mind and I have been having fun, and while I don’t have much to show for myself in recent days,

We Just Never Know

On Friday evening my husband and I attended the reception and dinner for an art show sponsored by a nearby art club. Although I’m not a member of the association, I was invited to participate. I entered three oil paintings.

We Just Never Know

On Friday evening my husband and I attended the reception and dinner for an art show sponsored by a nearby art club. Although I’m not a member of the association, I was invited to participate. I entered three oil paintings.

The Artist Gift Shop

On Saturday morning I printed out the entry form for another art show. Before filling it out, I read through it completely to be sure I was following all the rules. The form was quite standard, listing eligibility requirements, a

The Artist Gift Shop

On Saturday morning I printed out the entry form for another art show. Before filling it out, I read through it completely to be sure I was following all the rules. The form was quite standard, listing eligibility requirements, a

The Great Frame-Up

Recently I sat down with a notepad, lined all my “good” paintings up, and proceeded to evaluate them. I used a list of common elements of painting borrowed from Phil Schmidt. Originality Emotive quality Composition Execution Presentation Now, I don’t

The Great Frame-Up

Recently I sat down with a notepad, lined all my “good” paintings up, and proceeded to evaluate them. I used a list of common elements of painting borrowed from Phil Schmidt. Originality Emotive quality Composition Execution Presentation Now, I don’t