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

Art in the Pearl 2011

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Art in the Pearl starts this Saturday!

This is my first show in Portland in six years, and I'm looking forward to being back. I've heard glowing reports about this show from so many artists; they can't seem to find enough good things to say about it. Sounds like the perfect last show of the season. And since Portland seems to be the microbrewery capitol of the Northwest, there will be plenty for Paul to do, too (when he's not helping me sell art, of course). Nice!

The scoop:

Art in the Pearl When: September 3 – 5, 2011 – Labor Day Weekend Where: The Northwest Park blocks of Portland, Oregon, between W Burnside and NW Glisan at NW 8th Avenue. Hours: Saturday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m, Monday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. What I’m bringing: Pastels and Oils Booth #104

 

Salem Art Fair and Festival

[singlepic id=516 w=460 h=320 float=] This weekend is the Salem Art Fair and Festival! I've never done this one before, but I've heard glowing reports. There are some serious art fair rock stars showing in Salem, including pastelist Victoria Ryan, weaver Kim Morris, and painter Marla Bagetta. I can't wait to see everyone again and kick off the summer circuit. Time to do the last-minute show-packing scramble. Hope to see you out there!

Salem Art Fair and Festival

When: July 15 – 17, 2011

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.