November 5 - December 31. 2017 - Women Artists of the West 47th National Exhibition at McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD.
November 18 - December 31, 2017 - National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Hoilday Small Works Show juried by Hebe Brooks at Kathy Kline Gallery, 801 NW River Park Dr., Parkeville, MO. Opening Reception November 18th, 5-9 p.m. My 12x16 oil, "On the Watch," will be included in the show.
January 19 - May 6, 2018 - American Women Artists Signature, Master and Juried exhibition, "Perspectives of the American Experience," at Rockwell Museum, 111 Cedar Street, Corning, New York.
September 1, 2018 - Opening Reception for Estes Park Plein Air at the Art Center of Estes Park, Colorado, from 5-8 p.m. Quick Draw that morning from 8:30 - 12:00 at Riverside Park in Estes Park. Sale continues at the Art Center from September 1-30 on plein air paintings that the participating artists create beginning August 18th.
My oil painting, "Follow the Sun," 20x16, was selected as a Finalist in the Artist's Magazine 34th Annual Art Competition. There were over 7,100 entries. I'm very honored!
Also, my oil, "Early Birds," is a runner up in Southwest Art Magazine's 2017 Artistic Excellence Competition out of over 1,500 entries..
May 21, 2018 - Watercolor Demonstration for Society of Watercolor Artists (SWA), 3500 Camp Bowie, Ft. Worth, Texas.
Workshops and Classes
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Intermediate Watercolor Classes - Fridays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Next session begins January 12, 2018. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on space availability or to be added to the substitute list.
Oil Workshops Course Description: For all three upcoming workshops listed below, the emphasis will be on UNIFYING A PAINTING. We will concentrate largely on UNIFYING A PAINTING by working on achieving color harmony. This will not be a "color workshop," as I don't believe that color is THE most important thing in a painting. However, color harmony is many times the thing a person who views a painting will love about it and not even realize it. We will not be using a "mother color" and adding it to every color we mix; instead we will focus on learning how to"bend a color." Once you have learned how to do this consistently, a color will throw up a red flag that says "OUT OF HARMONY" once you add it to your painting. This will be a very exciting thing to focus on! Mother Nature is very unified - we just have to find further ways to unify our landscape paintings! Also in the workshops, composition, focal point and ways to lead the eye around the painting will also be stressed to further unify a painting. Also, we will be taking a look at our work and asking, "What can I do now to make this a better painting?" rather than, "Did I stay true to the photograph?" or "Does it look like the photograph?" Departing from your reference might be one of the most important things you can ever learn, and will add to your signature style coming out so that your paintings will be YOU and recognizable to others as YOURS. There will be daily demonstrations in all three workshops.
Oil Workshop (Intermediate/Advanced) - January 23-25, 2018. Artists' Showplace Gallery (upstairs classroom), 15615 Coit Rd., #230, Dallas, TX. Hours will be 9:30-4:00 and cost for the three days is $290. Call Artists' Showplace to register and pay deposit (972) 233-1223.
Past Workshop and Special Event Photos:
November, 2015 - Rockwall Art League Oil Workshop Click here for workshop photos.
January , 2016 -Artists' Showplace Oil Workshop Click here for workshop photos.
May 7, 2016 - Solo Show at Southwest Gallery's Artists' Showplace Click here for photos of the reception.