California Dreaming

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Two more of my pastels are traveling without me. No sooner did two pieces return from their working vacation in France, than two more are packing for California. Costa Mesa, to be exact. Half an hour from my birthplace and my friend Vicky's college town, Long Beach.

This is all Vicky's doing, in fact. She suggested that I enter some of my little pastel sketches in the Randy Higbee Gallery 6 Inch Squared show coming up in December. There were only a few days left before the jury deadline, but I jumped at the chance. This would be my first opportunity to get some feedback on my new landscape work, jury style. And, without the risk of applying with untested work to a bread-and-butter art fair.

I didn't have to wait long. This jury had the fastest turnaround ever---results posted a day and a half after the entry deadline. I wish all shows could do that! Today I found out that Foggy Walk Study (above) and Canoe Trail Study will be in the show. A nice bit of validation for my new little project.

If you are lucky enough to be in So Cal during December, and you happen to be in the Costa Mesa area, here are the show details:

6 Inch Squared Show Gala Aritsts’ Reception: December 3rd From 5:00 to 9:00pm Exhibition and Sale: December 3rd-December 23rd Randy Higbee Gallery 102 Kalmus, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714.546.2156 Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 to 5:00 pm


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