Small Works and Big News

[singlepic id=449 w=460 h=360 float=] The art fair season may be over, but the gallery season is just getting warmed up.

I got away from galleries for a few years, concentrating on art fairs. But the thing about art fairs is, they attract gallery owners. Concentrating on art fairs has made me more gallery connections than concentrating on galleries ever did. Go figure.

This past weekend I dropped off my first artwork at Northwest by Northwest Gallery in Cannon Beach, Oregon. I'm thrilled to be part of this beautiful gallery, representing a small and select group of very fine artists. The gallery is owned by a wonderful couple, Joyce Lincoln and Bob McGee. Bob found me at the Bellevue Arts Museum Artsfair last year. When Joyce contacted me again this fall, I finally made the trip to Cannon Beach---and fell in love. I left eight pastels with a promise of more to come. (A Facebook fan pointed out that I am not listed on the NW by NW website yet, but have faith. I am there.)

And of course it wasn't three weeks ago that I announced my representation with River Bend Fine Art Gallery in Bend, Oregon. Since then, Jane has been quite busy, selling three of my pastels. Go, Jane!

To finish off the year, I will participate in the Tinman's Best of 2010, my second small works invitational with the gallery. I painted  Aviary No.2 Study, above, for the event. Last December, I kicked off my new relationship with the Tinman Gallery with this show, going on to have my own exhibit there in February.

So it seems I have plenty to keep me busy until Spring. And that isn't the half of it, but the rest is for another post...