Category Archives: Art Shows and Exhibits

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

Ready…Set…Show!

Art shows are exciting. Even with my limited experience, I feel that excitement each time I receive an invitation to participate in an upcoming show. Right now, I have five different shows on the horizon, paintings sitting all over the

Ready…Set…Show!

Art shows are exciting. Even with my limited experience, I feel that excitement each time I receive an invitation to participate in an upcoming show. Right now, I have five different shows on the horizon, paintings sitting all over the

Looking for Inspiration?

Whenever possible, I like taking photographs and using them as references for my landscapes. Fortunately we have some beautiful, scenic parks in the area, such as nearby North Park, and our Harrisonville City Park. But, what happens when I want

Looking for Inspiration?

Whenever possible, I like taking photographs and using them as references for my landscapes. Fortunately we have some beautiful, scenic parks in the area, such as nearby North Park, and our Harrisonville City Park. But, what happens when I want

At the Albrecht-Kemper – Part 2

Today I want to share a few photos — and my thoughts — from the current exhibition on display at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph. Some of you may be aware that my sister lives in St.

At the Albrecht-Kemper – Part 2

Today I want to share a few photos — and my thoughts — from the current exhibition on display at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph. Some of you may be aware that my sister lives in St.

At the Albrecht-Kemper – Part 1

As part of my re-entry into the world of visual art, I recently spent a morning at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, Missouri — about 90 miles from where I live. (Take note. This is important.) Visiting

At the Albrecht-Kemper – Part 1

As part of my re-entry into the world of visual art, I recently spent a morning at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, Missouri — about 90 miles from where I live. (Take note. This is important.) Visiting