Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Terry Ludwig Award!

My painting "Laundry Day, Venice" won the Terry Ludwig Award in the Pastel Society of the West Coast's 25th Pastels USA International Open Exhibition.  Terry Ludwigs are my favorite pastels, so I am over the moon!  I'm definitely having a good month. :)

You can see the show at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, CA from April 24 to June 19, 2011.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Best of Show!!

My painting "Old Friend" won Best of Show at the Northwest Pastel Society 2011 Members' Exhibit!

The reception was very well attended (it was packed in there!), and I got to meet some people I have known online for a while but hadn't met in person, which is always fun!

There are many excellent paintings at the exhibit, but my favorite paintings of the show were by Sandy Byers, who won the NPS Director's Award for her painting "Symphony of Swans."  Take a look at these paintings online and you will see how beautiful they are, but it doesn't prepare you for how absolutely stunning they are in person.

If you can get to the Kirsten Gallery to see the show, it's definitely worth it!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Latest Commission and News

I'm behind on my blog posting, and I'm not going to bother making any excuses (I don't have a good one anyway).  I'll just give you the latest news.

Here is my most recent commission, a beautiful cat named Frank.

Soft Pastel on Suede Matboard

Now for the news:

I had three paintings accepted into the Northwest Pastel Society Member's Exhibit.  The show is being held at the Kirsten Gallery in Seattle from April 10 to May 8, 2011.  The artist reception is Sunday, April 10, from 2-4 pm.  I am planning to be there, so if you're local please come out and say hello.  It should be a great show!

I had two paintings accepted into the Pastel Society of the West Coast's "Pastels USA," the 25th Annual Open International Exhibition.  It is being held at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, CA, from April 24 to June 19, 2011.  Click on this link for information.

Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you Sunday!