Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Updates and upcoming shows

My Spring continues to be incredibly busy! 

The Colorado Governor's Show opened on April 28 and was a success.  I sold two works, including one work to a repeat client that purchased from me last year.  Thanks Paul and Charlotte!  My two works that sold were "American Icon" and "Mother May I?"  This show is at the Loveland Museum in Loveland, CO and runs through June 10.  Don't miss it if you are in the area!

My oil painting "Napoleon" was juried in to Bennington Center For the Arts "Art Of The Animal Kingdom" exhibition, which will open in Bennington, VT June 14.  This is my third year in the show and last year I won their Viewer's Choice Award with "The Interrupted Drink", however this will be my first year being able to attend the show opening. 

"Just A Glance"
I found out that my work titled "Just A Glance" has been selected for the Society of Animal Artists Annual Exhibition.  The SAA is the worlds most prestigious animal art organization, and I am always honored to be included in their exhibition.  This show will open at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum in New Jersey in October.

Just this week I was notified that all five of the works that I had submitted to a competition run by BBC that they call 'Wildlife Artist of the Year' have made it in to the final round of judging in the international artist category.  They told us that they initially had 1,120 entries and narrowed it down to 127 works!  So for me to get five out of five in was quite a surprise!  Works I had entered were Edge Of Darkness, The Naturalist,  Mother May I?,  Spotted, and Napoleon.  Results will be announced May 24.

Promotion is under way for the Greeley Stampede Invitational Western Art Show, which will open June 22 and run through the 4th of July.  One of the ways that the show is promoted this year includes an article in Southwest Art Magazine about the show.  My artwork Tassels is printed in the magazine and also on Southwest Art Mags blog.  You can see the image and read the article here (or pick up the June magazine at your local bookstore).  To the left is a sampling of my work that will be at Greeley (plus two more not shown here).

And if all of this is not enough to make your head spin around, I will be having my first art fair of the year over Memorial Day Weekend (May 26-28) in Estes Park, CO.  They call their event "Art Market" and although I have never had a booth at this event before I have walked through it once or twice and always enjoyed seeing the variety of art.  The show runs Sat. and Sun. 9-5 and Mon. 9-4.  If you are looking for something to do over the long weekend it should be a good show.  I will have a wide selection of originals, prints, bookmarks and more available for purchase, plus be doing demos with scratchboard.

Between all of this, plus a trip to Oregon about 10 days ago, and teaching a workshop last Saturday, I have unfortunately not had much time to create new artwork, but I hope to have some updates and new work to show soon.