Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Great news yesterday!

Florida West Arts has its first National Juried Art Competition this week and my latest sculpture, Homage, won an Honarable Mention. Local press interviewed and photographed me and the Reception is at FWA on Saturday, 20th November, 5.30 to 7.30.

There were hundreds of entries and 80 selected to hang from 15 different States.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The artists in The Promenade studios are, from November, to be in residence 6 days a week rather than 3. Going to be a lot busier but should have more exposure. The popular Artwalk evenings will now be twice a month -- from 5pm to 8pm on the second and the last Thursday, and the studios will open until 8pm every Thursday. I am lucky to be sharing my studio with Ed Takacs (wonderfully detailed wildlife oils) so I can a few days off.
January next looks to be exciting. Kathleen Bradford has her studio on Bonita Beach Road and has asked me to stage a one-man show of my wood sculptures from 7th to 28th. Will be inviting everyone I know and will give more detail later. Incidentally, Kathleen is a very talented mixed media artist. She constructs these amazing, beautiful wall pieces out of glass, seashells, plaster, etc. Visit her gallery at 4259 Bonita Beach Road.
I have had lots of requests to teach recently. Now this is going to happen. also in January. I am the instructor for a two-day course -- Graphite Pencil Drawing from Photos -- on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd, 9am to noon. Anyone interested should pop into the Bonita Art League and sign-up!