No, I haven't lost my mind. I've been experimenting with the palette knife, and honestly, this just popped out of the experimentation. I like the colors, I like the pattern, I like the brilliant, tactile sense of this piece - it feels like spring to me.
My brother and sister and I met yesterday at the Lighthouse Gallery, where the show of Laura Maiolo's work and my work is hanging until March 30. Rand and Laurie had not been able to come to the opening, and so this was a small, personal, family opening. It was fun and enlightening for me to watch them take in my work. Fun, too, to see which pieces they liked. Interesting to me how they gravitated toward the framed pieces. They both bought paintings, and then took me to lunch. How's that for a couple of good siblings?
Don't forget to check out the new blog and project, artforshelteranimals.blogspot.com! If you're a painter, why not contribute a painting or two?
Here are some interesting opportunities for all:
Deadline: March 23
"Wild Things" call for entries -- The Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, announces a call to artists for "Wild Things", a national juried exhibition May 31 - August 30, 2009. $3500 in cash awards. All media; must be 18 or older. Theme: works inspired by animals - extinct, extant, real, imagined. $20 entry fee. Jurors: Donald Moore, PhD, Associate Director/Animal Care, Smithsonian National Zoo; Prof. Sue Johnson, MFA, Dept. of Art & Art History, St. Mary's College of Maryland. Deadline: March 23, 2009. Download prospectus: www.annmariegarden.org. Information: email@example.com.
Deadline: March 29
The von Liebig Art Center Juried Awards Exhibition -- The von Liebig Art Center in Naples, Florida, announces a call to artists for a juried awards exhibition, May 16 - July 12, 2009. A total of $3,000 in awards ($800 Best of Show, $500 Award of Excellence, $400 Juror's Choice Award). Juror: Dahlia Morgan. All artists residing within any of the 50 states in the U.S. are invited to submit entries of original artwork created after Jan. 1, 2007, and not previously exhibited at The von Liebig Art Center. Prints produced from original works of art are not eligible. Two-dimensional works: maximum width 110 inches and height 96 inches (including frame if artwork is framed). Three-dimensional works: maximum dimensions 60 x 60 x 60 inches with a maximum weight 80 lbs. Ceiling suspended artwork not to exceed a total weight of 5 lbs. Enter online at www.juriedartservices.com. $50 payable online by credit card. Questions? Contact Jack O'Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (239) 262-6517 ext. 106.
Deadline: March 31
Museum of Northern Arizona Artist-in-Residence Program.
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Three-week residencies for visual, literary, and p...Three-week residencies for visual, literary, and performing artists at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, Arizona. Contact: Alan Petersen 928-226-4322 | www.musnaz.org | email@example.com
Deadline: April 1
Creatures Great and Small - open call for art using animals as metaphor, Murray State University Animals, both real and fantastic, have always been compelling subjects in art. Many artists todaycontinue to use animals to examine a wide range of issues including: spiritual, ethical, social, political, environmental, and personal. This exhibition aims to explore how art depicts animals as a way to confront humanity in all its complexity. Open to all media.For complete information, please visit our website (www.murraystate.edu/