Thursday, May 14, 2009
Richmond Artists Guild was asked to provide an exhibit of paintings for the lobby of Gateway Theatre. Margreth Fry organized the exhibit. There was a size limit and it was to be one painting per person. The exhibit can be visited when the ticket office is open in the daytime and when there are performances in the evening. The show will probably run for six weeks. I picked "The New Walking Stick" as my entry. I thought it wa suitable for the season with the spring greenery. It is acrylic on canvas and is unframed since it is wrap-around canvas. I'd rather not frame paintings but leave it up to a purchaser to frame or not frame and to choose what suits their decor and other paintings that they may own. I wonder if the man with the walking stick will be walking to a new home when the exhibit finishes?
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
On April 28th, a group of us went down to Mercer Island - near Seattle- to the reception for the 69th Annual Open Exhibition and Sale of the NorthWest Watercolor Society. Aided by her GPS, Tanya Bone drove, Gail Arrison helped navigate and Adrienne Moore, Sheila Symington and I were the backseat drivers. Adrienne and Tanya both had paintings accepted in the show and we had the added excitement of Tanya winning the Golden Paints Award.Tanya's painting was in acrylic - which is a water medium. It was her very well-done painting of shovels and a pitchfork that she has seen in an antique store. After crossing the border, we stopped for a terrific lunch in the cafe above the bookstore in Fairhaven, Bellingham and then ventured back on the freeway. As we had arrived in good time, we drove around Mercer Island - partly to see the nice views and lovely homes- but also to find our way to the town centre for coffee. The reception was well-attended and the level of the show was very high. Mike Svob , the juror, presented
the awards.The weather co-operated with sunshine and dry roads - and we baffled the border guard with the fact that five women could be out for a day and not go shopping. Another successful art foray!