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Trendy jacket from the 80s (I hear they are back!) or how I'm getting some art out into the world this summer? 

Well, with the temperatures already hitting the triple digits here in northern California, I don't think I'll be needing a jacket, so I'll just participate in a couple gallery member shows over the summer months. I think that is a better fit for me. And the galleries are always air conditioned!

 

First up I will have a photographic print  - a gold toned kallitype self-portrait to be exact - at Viewpoint Gallery:

Silver Anniversary Members' Exhibit

Exhibit Dates: Wednesday, Jul. 6 to Saturday, Aug. 6

Artist Reception (Member Event): 

Friday, Jul. 8, 2016 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 

Saturday, Jul. 9, 2016 - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 

And then a couple weeks later a mixed media collage at Blue Line Arts:

Membership Medley

Exhibit Dates: Friday, Jul. 15 to Saturday, Aug. 20

3rd Saturday Reception:

Saturday, Jul. 16, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

 

There are a couple more upcoming shows I plan on entering in the coming months. I'm hoping to get that damn pie out in the world! My Fiber Arts class is over, but I'm still thinking and working in that vein - needle, thread, and dye have firmly pushed the paints aside for now. I do have an collage workshop coming up though so I'll keep my glue stick handy. 

 

Summertime Shows

The school year is almost over, the temps are rising, summer is just around the corner. And summertime means the California State Fair and Viewpoint's Annual Member's Exhibition!

And while as long as I pay my annual membership fees, the Viewpoint show is a gimme; I am beyond thrilled to again have 2 pieces accepted in the Fine Arts Exhibit at this years State Fair!  

The first piece is a triptych of B&W photographs:  

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Received an Award of Excellence!!

And the second piece is my latest painting "Singing Over the Bones": 

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 Received an Award of Merit!

This is a 30"x30" acrylic/mixed media painting.   This canvas has been through so many stages and layers before this final version, it is a new direction for me and I am so pleased it will be included in the exhibition.

I'm also working on an extremely small by comparison 6"x6" piece for the The Temp's 6x6 | Year 2 show opening on June 6th.  

And I'm still trying to decide on the piece to hang for the Viewpoint Member's Show. If I have the time between my son's volleyball tournaments, I might try to hand-color a print. No promises.

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6x6 at the Sacramento Temporary Contemporary: June 6 - 27, 2013

Viewpoint Member's Show: July 10 - Aug 3 2013

CA State Fair: July 12 - 28, 2013