Tuesday, November 11, 2014

NYC Ornaments

"NYC Ornaments"
6"x6" oil on panel

For the last three years, I have entered the Randy Higbee 6" Squared Exhibition and Sale.  Every painting submitted must be 6"x6".  Randy owns the Randy Higbee Gallery and also owns King of Frame where he sells beautiful frames to artists all around the country and the world.  Each year, I have been fortunate enough to be juried in.  This year, "NYC Ornaments" was juried into this hugely popular show.  I think almost 1,200 pieces were submitted.  I am not quite sure how many pieces were accepted but those that are accepted are all framed in his beautiful floater frames and are displayed in his Costa Mesa CA warehouse/gallery with a huge opening reception in early December.  He always posts videos of the opening on YouTube and Facebook so all the artists can participate virtually by watching the videos.  It is exciting to see the people mingling among all the paintings displayed.  It is quite impressive to see hundreds of paintings all the same size displayed all around his well-lit gallery space.  

I took this photo in New York City two years ago while my daughter Kim and I were coming out of Radio City Music Hall after seeing the Rockettes perform their annual Christmas program.  For those who have been to New York, you know how HUGE these ornaments are!  For those of you who have never seen them, take my word for it-they are probably a story tall!  

Very excited and honored to be included in this show!  

Monday, November 3, 2014

Highway 84

"Highway 84"
24"x36" oil on gallery wrap canvas

This is a piece that I completed back in the Spring and I don't think I have featured it on this blog before.  I recently entered it into the annual Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition sponsored by the Arts Council of Lincoln County.  The judge awarded it an Honorable Mention and I was thrilled to read the comments made by the judge.  I think most artists would agree that when a piece you have worked hard on to create wins an award of any sort, it is very gratifying.  I know I certainly am!