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The 17th Annual Juried 2014 Winter Arts Festival Exhibit show runs February 7-28, 2014, at the Gallery Uptown in Grand Haven, MI. I’m pleased to announce that both of my entries were excepted! The Artists’ Reception is at the Gallery Uptown, Friday, February 7, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00. Come on down for some wine and hors d’oeuvres and have fun viewing art and mingling with friends. Cash awards: Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, place and Honorable Mentions
UPDATE ON SHOW RESULTS: I’m very pleased to announce that my Hemlock Crossing, Early Spring 2013 painting received the 2nd place award! Many thanks to Gallery Uptown, and the jurer, Timothy Norris from Muskegon College for his fine job of judging.
Attached is the pamphlet about the show results.
I just delivered two framed paintings (nice Roma Moulding frames) to the Uptown Gallery in Grand Haven, MI for the annual Wine About Winter Show, which starts on Friday, January 17, 2014. The reception is 5 P.M. – 9 P.M at the Uptown Gallery. So come on down to Grand Haven to walk the venues, sample wine and vote for your favorite art entry. If you like more information please visit the Downtown Grand Haven website.
UPDATE ON SHOW RESULTS: I’m pleased to announce that I won an honorable mention for Hemlock Crossing , Early Spring 2013. Yeah, I’m happy about that! Thank you judges!
The Plein Air Painters of West Michigan hosted a paint out Pilgrim Haven Natural Area in South Haven, MI on July 27th. Pilgrim Haven is part of the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy of West Michigan. It was a cloudy and windy day but Pilgrim Haven has a beautiful stretch of beach and we all had lots of fun anyway. The critique was done at the “fireplace” — the only structure standing on the property. The Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy has plans to develop this site in the near future. To read more about Pilgrim Haven click on this link. http://swmlc.org/content/pilgrim-haven-natural-area
I participated in a 4-day workshop given by Marc Hanson on June 24-27 in Petoskey, MI. I’ve been a fan of Marc’s painting for a few years and was very excited to hear that he would be in MI this year. What a fantastic workshop! Marc kept us busy doing different exercises every day from value studies to painting from memory. We painted at a different location every day as well. Marc was a patient and attentive teacher and I highly recommend his workshops to painters of all levels.
On March 23, 2013 I went painting at Hemlock Crossing again with the PAAWM.org group and painted in about the same spot as two weeks ago. There’s so much to paint there and we all had a great time. Here’s a couple of pictures of Kathy Kalinowski and Sharon Tarr painting. It was a rather cloudy day but that’s ok with me.
It’s been way too long since I’ve been out plein air painting so Saturday I finally got a chance to go out. I went to Hemlock Crossing to a spot I had scoped out earlier. It was cloudy and 38 degrees. It was fantastic to be out and a little chickadee kept visiting me, perching on a branch and watching with interest. 8 x 10, oil on canvas panel.