Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A side note...

One of the requirements for the upcoming WV Juried Exhibition is to be registered with the Division of Culture and History. I had a difficult time finding the form, along with other artists - so here is the link : http://www.wvculture.org/museum/artsreg.pdf
Also, don't worry if you no longer keep slides of your work, images on cd are acceptable instead.

Upcoming Opportunities

This topic will be ongoing - every so often I will update events for artists to participate in or submit to: exhibits, open calls, juried shows, festivals, etc. Most of them will be for opportunities in West Virginia, but I will try to include other out-of-state events as well. Please feel free to send me an event and I will post it. Here are a couple upcoming juried exhibits:

West Virginia Juried Exhibition: http://www.wvculture.org/museum/wvje2009/webwvjeprospec2009.pdf
Gala Juried Show

Thursday, May 21, 2009

"Paths: Landscapes in Oil"

Tonight is the opening for my solo show, Paths : Landscapes in Oil at Serenity Cafe in Downtown Fairmont. It's the first official exhibit of my new landscapes and I'm pretty excited. Although there are several (of my best) pieces missing, I think I can be okay with it since most are now in the State Museum and the venue is filled perfectly - not too cramped (which I really don't care for). The reception starts at 7:00 and runs until 9:00, so stop by and have a look at my work plus, grab some refreshments!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Etsy Shop

Last week I got around to opening an Etsy shop. I think most people are familiar with this site ("Your place to buy and sell all things handmade") - they host sellers who have a wide variety of stuff for sale, including art. I needed an easy way to let people purchase my work and Etsy charges are minimal for your listings. It's also incredibly easy to set up! I have a section for small, inexpensive, original paintings - nothing over $50 along with my regular-sized work. Check it out here : http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7189210.

Monday, May 11, 2009

"Emerging Artists" @ State Museum

Usually I try not to put too much emphasis on getting or not getting into a juried exhibit. After all, it's only one person's opinion of your work. But I have to say - I'm really thrilled to have gotten into the Emerging Artists exhibition at the newly renovated State Museum in Charleston, WV. (For renovation pics see here -> http://www.wvculture.org/museum/renovate.html ) I saw the "Congratulations" printed on my letter and immediately began jumping around. I have never shown work in a museum - it really does feel great!

It will be the first show at the new Commissioner's Gallery. The reception is Wednesday, July 1, 2009 but I have the day job to work, so I might not be able to make it down to Charleston, as much as I would like to. The show was juried by painter Allison Leigh Smith of Scottsdale, Arizona. For more info about Allison see here: http://www.allisonleighsmith.com/news/index.html

Thanks, Allison!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Arts on the River

June 20th - June 21st 2009 is Arts on the River at the Hazel Ruby McQuain Park in Morgantown, WV. http://www.boparc.org/parksfacilities/details.php?iFacility=9 I am one of the artists that have been juried in to participate. So if you are going to be in Morgantown that weekend - stop by!

I am starting to feel the pressure of 2 upcoming solo shows weighing down upon me...and the weather is not cooperating! I really am hoping to have a new painting up here sooner than later - it has been constant rain for a week though, and tomorrow looks to be the only opportunity I will have over the next 10 days to get some painting done!
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