So What's Going On?
AWS - Will wonders never cease?!? Just received word that At the Corner of Olive & Onion was accepted into the 2024 American Watercolor Society Exhibition in NYC in April! I've been trying to get in for several years now to no avail. My work has been accepted into the Members' Spring Show three or four times, but never the big, international show. Of course, it has a crunched frame that needs to be replaced and since I didn't think I had a chance in hell of getting accepted, I would have sent it to another show. I guess I need to order a new frame!
FWS - We're already preparing for the Florida Watercolor Society festivities in St. Pete in September 2024. The exhibition is at Creative Pinellas in a very large space. I'm trying to come up with something large and spectacular to enter. Knowing how long it takes me to complete a painting, especially a big one, I'd better decide soon.
NMWS - With criteria met, I was awarded Master Painter status with the New Mexico Watercolor Society, one of five people (so far) to achieve this honor! A couple more initials to add to my pedigree. They started the Master Painter program this year, so I got in on the ground floor! Such an honor!
WFWS - I'm thrilled that Clarety was accepted to the 2024 Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition, hosted by the Arizona Watercolor Association (AWA) in Phoenix in April! We plan on going out for the festivities, visiting Sandy, and spending some time in New Mexico. Many thanks to judge Stan Miller for including me in the show.
NWS - I was accepted to the NWS/RSW (Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour) with my painting, Nailed! I researched what libations were specific to Edinburgh where the live exhibition would be held, and Drambuie was the ticket. Went to Total Wine for "art" supplies and painted for the show. Was hoping it would go to Scotland, but just as happy to be included in the online Exhibition which opens on January 6th.
WPAG - The West Pasco Art Guild is having me in for a one-day workshop on Saturday, January 20th. The workshop, Kickin' Glass - Painting Glass & Shiny Stuff, is one I came up with in 2014 for NMWS and have taught several times since. Throwing my hat back into the teaching ring - we'll see how that goes!
Lost Art Gallery - On December 1st, the artists represented by the gallery were invited to a holiday Open House which was a very nice party! I got to meet Victoria Golden, Alex's mom and there was a great crowd moving in and out. I offered to help bartend since I have experience... Dropped off two new small originals. I'm very happy to be a part of such a great gallery!
Updated January 15th, 2024
Clarety, one of the pieces in my Cactus Flower Series, was accepted to the 2024 WFWS Exhibition in Arizona in April.
The name is a play on claret cup, the variety of cactus.
17" x 8"
Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico 300# Soft Press
At the Corner of Olive & Onion is headed to the Salmagundi club in NYC for my first-time acceptance to the American Watercolor Society Exhibition! Woohoo! Show is April 2nd - 26th, 2024. Wow!
Mimosas on Michigan Avenue, 22"x 22", Happy Hour Series #28, earned a Merchandise Award from judge, Kathleen Giles at the Southern Watercolor Society Show in Panama City, FL in June.
Nailed! Happy Hour Series #46, was selected for the online portion of the National Watercolor Society's reciprocal exhibition with the Royal Scottish Watercolor Painters in Edinburgh.