Salem Art Fair and Festival This Weekend: July 20 - 21 - 22

[singlepic id=669 w=320 h=290 float=left] This weekend I'm returning to the Salem Art Fair and Festival in Oregon, and hoping for better weather than last year! Once again I will bring my pastels and oil paintings, including Heat Lightning, left.

It's been a real scramble to get ready for this show and next weekend's Bellevue Arts Museum Artsfair. I just returned from Chicago last Thursday. Since then I have split my time between working in our new microbrewery, and getting ready for a public television film crew to descend upon my studio this Wednesday. They will be making a Northwest Profiles segment about my art. Very exciting! The show should air sometime in October, and I will post details as I get them.

In the meantime, please see my art at the Salem Art Fair and Festival. Here are the details:

 

Salem Art Fair and Festival When: July 20 – 22, 2012 Where: Bush St & High St, Salem, OR Hours: Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m What I’m bringing: Pastels and Oils Booth #219

Commission Accomplished

[singlepic id=506 w=460 h=400 float=] Ascension 2, my commissioned work for Providence Regional Medical Center, is completed and approved! The piece, pictured above, will be shipped off for framing in a few short weeks. I'm so excited to (hopefully) see it in its new home. It has been a wonderful opportunity and experience.

And now that I'm back in the groove, I see more oil paintings in my future... my oils juried into more shows than I expected this summer, and I need to make more. My summer fair schedule will be finalized in the next few weeks, so please check back!

In other studio goings on, my three works for the pastel salon in France are nearly done. Pictures to follow soon.

Goodness in Threes

[singlepic id=167 w=460 h=320 float=] A crazy good week just happened, and here's why.

First and second, I have been accepted to two great art fairs: one " old" favorite and one new to me. Art in the High Desert (Bend, Oregon) invited me to bring my pastels and oils for the third year in a row. This is an amazing, exclusive, high-quality show and I am thrilled to once again take part. Then I found out my pastels and oils and I would travel to Salem, Oregon for the Salem Art Fair and Festival for the first time this July. The new director received rave reviews for her transformation of this show to a top-notch, artist friendly venue. The list of 2011 artists boasts names you might see at shows like Cherry Creek and Sausalito. I can't wait! (Check out my summer schedule to date on my Art Fairs 2011 page here.)

Third, and very exciting for me, I received a major commission from Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington. Honestly, it has been so long since I submitted work for this project, I had completely forgotten about it! Then out of the blue appeared an email saying I made the final round. A week ago today came the good news: Providence wants a large-scale oil painting (3' x 4') based on my earlier oil, Ascension, pictured above. I'm already well into it---the painting ships in early May, rolled, no less! Fast turnaround for an oil painting, especially one that needs to be dry, but I'll make it.

Not too shabby for one Thursday-to-Thursday week. I remember saying not too long ago that I could really use some good news. Well, there you have it.