I am exhibiting with sixteen other Queens artists at the CitiGroup building through June. All the artists are past or current board members of the Long Island City Artists organization. Stop by and have a look.
Actually the “Stars” are all of you, my blog readers! I’m trying to reach you with more information and more fun stuff. Twice a year or so, I send out postcards with new paintings of mine on them. They are fun to use as mini-art on your refrigerator, as a bookmark, or folded up as a shim under that wobbly table leg. Personally, I LOVE getting “snail mail” that’s not a bill and that is colorful to boot, and I hope you do too!
I’ve started sending out an e-newsletter too every couple months with updates, new work and stories about the inspiration behind my paintings. If you’d like to receive either or both of these, please send me your mailing address (for the postcards) and/or your email address (for the e-newsletter). You can send this info one of two ways.
1. Just leave information as a comment to this blog post below.
2. For a more private method, send the information to my email…firstname.lastname@example.org
If you think you have friends that might be interested, please forward this blog post to them. Wishing you an “artful” day.
Last Thursday night, it was a whooping 8 degree Fahrenheit in New York City. But that didn’t stop the art lovers from turning out to attend the Atlantic Gallery’s “Over the Bridge” exhibition in Chelsea. I was fortunate to have two paintings in this show, along with 38 other Long Island City artists. The wine was flowing, the crowd was enthusiastic and the art was excellent. I’ve included photographs of that night “before” and “during” the opening to show you the crush. There is still plenty of time to see the exhibition on display until January 17th at Atlantic Gallery, Suite 540, 548 West 28th Street, New York City.
I’m so excited! I am exhibiting in my first Chelsea art gallery in New York City. I feel like the Chelsea neighborhood is the heart of contemporary art in the Big Apple. Please stop by the “OVER THE BRIDGE” show at the Atlantic Gallery between January 5-17. Join me at the artists’ reception on January 8, 2015! Atlantic Gallery is located at 548 West 28th Street, Suite 540, New York, NY.
I’m pleased to announce the inclusion of two of my paintings in the exhibition “THE ELEGANT NUDE” at The Gallery at the Watershed in Eugene, Oregon. Located at 321 Mill Road, Eugene, Oregon, the exhibition runs from Sept. 23 – Nov. 1, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 26, 7-8:30 p.m.
First Friday Artwalk: October 3, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Juried by the incomparable Grace Slick, a working painter showing in numerous galleries for decades after her beloved contribution to artistic and cultural history with Jefferson Airplane, and the esteemed Curator Robert Canaga.
The emphasis in the works is on the elegance and beauty of the human body; its variations, its expressiveness, its remarkable form. The gallery is delighted to show you how we are seen, naked and human, through the eyes and hearts of exceptional artists from around the world.
I knew that would get your attention! And no, I don’t paint in the nude, but this week I am featuring paintings I did of nude models in 2012. For these two paintings, I couldn’t find a friend willing to pose for me, so I had to use myself as the model (painting from a photograph). I set up the camera on a tripod, pushed the 10-second delay button and leapt onto the bed striving to strike a tasteful pose before the shutter button went off. It took me about 30 tries and it was a serious aerobic workout. I chose to mask my face in a pillow to create a more “any woman” feel and to draw the focus on the body. Now when I look at these paintings, I’m still happy with them. However, I do wonder why I didn’t think to make my ass smaller!
These two paintings will hang in The Gallery at the Watershed‘s upcoming “Elegant Nude” exhibition in Eugene Oregon from September 23 through November 1, 2014. Below are these two paintings.
“Morning Sun”, 11″ x 14″, oil on canvas, $350
“Last Rays of the Day”, 11″ x 14″, oil on canvas, $350
About a month ago, I wrote a post about the coveted “red dot”… the mark a gallery puts on a painting’s title when it sells but before they take it down to deliver it to a collector. I had one sale or “red dot” at the Madelyn Jordon Fine Art Gallery‘s “Summer Remix” group exhibition this summer. I just got the good news that another painting of mine at the exhibition has sold. Another red dot! I love those little suckers! I wish I could pass out red dots for everyone!
One of my favorite things is attending art openings, especially if I’m one of the exhibiting artists. Add a little champagne to the mix, and the evening is perfect. Unfortunately, I was out-of-town for this opening so no champagne for me :(. However, an artist friend of mine, Marjorie Van Cura, also had work in the show. She snapped some photos of the event to share with me. “Circle Invasion”, the long blue painting happily sold two days before the opening. That’s worth toasting with champagne! The exhibition continues through August 31 so drop by Madelyn Jordon Fine Art Gallery at 37 Popham Rd, Scarsdale, New York (open Tuesday-Saturday) to view some interesting contemporary art at excellent prices.
I recently delivered a painting to the Madelyn Jordon Fine Art Gallery for inclusion in their “Summer Remix” group exhibition that opened last week. As luck would have it, I ran into a friend who wanted to buy it two days before the opening. They displayed the painting at the opening anyway but with the coveted red dot on the information label. For those who don’t know, when a painting sells in a gallery/exhibition, the curator/sales staff will paste a little red dot on the painting’s information label to show that it has already been sold. I LOVE when I see the red dot on a painting of mine as it means that it has found a good home.
Luckily, the gallery owner ask me to bring up a different painting to exchange out with the sold painting. I’ve got my fingers crossed for another red dot! The new painting depicts a magically mist that mysteriously dissipates to show a colorful bower just waiting to be explored.
“Vines Revealed”, Mixed Media, 32″ x 32″, $1800