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San Luis Obispo Show

I had a show in SLO in November at the 2 Blondes Boutique titled, “Figuratively Speaking…..”. It was for “Art After Dark” event, which is held on the first Friday evening of each month. Galleries, restaurants, salons, and boutiques spotlight an artist for a month. I had a great time meeting the guests at the reception, 1 November.

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The “Fake It” Show

I have been accepted into the “Fake It” show at the Blue Line Arts Gallery in Roseville, CA! My painting is a copy of the Edgar Degas painting, “The Millinery Shop”. Opening Reception is 19 January 2019. The show runs from 11 January to 23 February 2019. Closing reception will be 16 February 2019.

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“Uncle John” is going to Denver!

Good News!  One of my paintings has been accepted for a show in the Core New Art Space in Denver, Colorado!  The title of the show is “All That You Can Imagine” and is specifically for mixed media artists.

The show dates are May 10-27, 2018.  The artist reception is Friday, May 11th , 6:00-9 :00 PM.  Look for the website link, “Core New Art Space” for more details.

“Uncle John”
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Anyone Interested?

Interesting.   Didn’t think I’d like to blog.  Is anyone really interested in what is going on in my life?  I know we are in such a communication frenzy: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Messenger, etc.  I’m of the “old school” (and old!) and prefer to live a quiet and private life like a lot of artists.

I have been an artist my whole life (well up to now, at least) but now that I have retired I am devoting the rest of my remaining years to create as much art as I can, enter as many juried shows possible, and enjoy every second.

I have so many projects in my head and heart that I may never complete but will give it a good try.  Every day is a blessing.

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“50 to Watch”

It has been an exciting March!  Last month I was chosen to participate in the Art On 30th gallery event, “50 to Watch”.  Only 50 artists were chosen from a wide range of artistic abilities that included painting, sculpture, fiber, & photography.

Also, a full-color booklet was published containing chosen artwork of each artist and sent to 1500 galleries nationwide!  What an honor!

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Recycled Art & Fashion Show in Temecula

The Recycled Art & Fashion  Show in Temecula at the Monte de Oro Winery was a great success!  Many wonderful creations were presented including my First Place Award winner, “Allons-y” from their previous event in 2016 and my new creation, “Order’s Up!”.  “Allons-y” was made with outdated atlas pages and worn by Megan Halsey.  “Order’s Up!” was constructed of recycled coffee filters, worn by Taylor Miller.

The Recycled Art & Fashion Show presents original, eco-friendly art and fashion from arts professionals and college and high school students within the community. It promotes innovative re-purposing of consumer waste and raises environmental awareness with an exciting runway event and visual art display. Proceeds support Mt. San Jacinto College student scholarships and student/community events.

 

“Allons-y” and “Order’s Up”