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Lottery

The Lottery for the Arts exhibit is up at the Blue Line Gallery throught the end of the week. I have two pieces in the exhibit (see photos below … number 20 and 23). The actual Lottery event will take place this Friday evening and tickets are still available here.  Ticket buyers will  go home with one of the 104 pieces in the exhibit.  Should be a fun evening 🙂

PRESS COVERAGE:

I was mentioned in an article about the Lottery for the Arts that appeared in the Press Tribune last Saturday. Click here for the article.

#20 Jungle of Hair, engraving

#20 Jungle of Hair, engraving

Tomorrow night there will be a special artist reception during which the winner of the “People’s Choice” will be announced.  Since I work at Roseville Arts I have some inside scoop… as of yesterday, one of my peices #20 was in second place.  YOU can help tip the scales — if you are living in the area — stop by the Blue Line Gallery and vote for #20! 🙂

#23 Grand Oak, etching

#23 Grand Oak, etching

20-20

I am participating in another group exhibit at the 20th Street Gallery called 20-20.  It’s modeled after the 50-50 show I participated in last year. This time it’s 20 pieces of art by each artist! I got my panels today… so I will be busy painting every day. I will post photos of my progress, so stay tuned . . .

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Hey There! Just wanted to let you know about this really unique new event at the Blue Line Gallery.  It’s an exhibit and fundraising event called Lottery for the Arts!

The way it works is the organization asked artists to donate some art pieces which will be exhibited Sept 1-11 at the Blue Line Gallery. And they are selling lottery tickets (which are not cheap, but well worth the cost) for the Lottery “party”. On the evening of Sept 11, there will be a private event for ticket holders and their guests — they will enjoy food & wine while they wait for their names to be drawn.  Once their name is drawn, they will choose their piece of art. Every ticket holder will go home with an original art piece art valued between $175-$1200! So it’s a lottery where everyone is a winner!

Should be a great event! For more information and to see the artwork donated so far or to purchase your ticket, click here.

I will have 2 pieces in the exhibit. They are both intaglio pieces, created using etching or engraving and aquatint on a copper plate and hand printed on an etching press. If you buy a ticket, you may win one of these (they will be matted and framed, I’ll post photos soon):

“Jungle of Hair”, engraving and aquatint, 12″ x12″

“The Grand Oak”, etching and aquatint, 13.5″ x 12″

Here’s my latest painting: Rosevillle

I created it for the Celebrating Roseville: A Centennial Exhibit at the Blue Line Gallery in Roseville CA. The city is celebrating its one hundredth year and the Blue Line Gallery is celebrating with the city 🙂

The painting is large (for me anyway), it’s 2′ x 3′ and very detailed. I had one month to complete it and I worked an incredible amount of hours on it. But alas it is complete!

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The exhibit opens Saturday night with live music by Gypsy Standard Time and snacks from Kelli’s cookies. Should be fun!

Here is the exhibit postcard. For more about the exhibit, click here.

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Hello! The opening of the Storybook exhibit at 20th Street Art Gallery was tonight.  There will be another 2nd Saturday reception in December and the show ends December 20.

The exhibit looks great and I enjoyed the opening.  There are 50 artists in the show.  Each artist was given one sentence of Debra Keller’s short story titled “The Gift” and were asked to create 3 different representations of it. The gallery is showing the 3 paintings by each artist and selling books containing the story and one artwork by each artist. The book is nicely done and I think they did a good job selecting the pieces for the book.  I am very excited; this is the first time my work was published in a book! 🙂 The opening was really fun because many of the artists and the author were there to sign the books and chat.

My three paintings (the middle one made it in the book):

“I glided across the top of the fence careful not to stab my slippers.”

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I just framed one of my 50 miniature paintings titled “Sand Castle”. The Blue Line Gallery in Roseville is having a summer themed exhibit called “Sea, Sand and Sun” starting this Saturday. My painting will be part of the exhibit.

Please excuse the poor photo (lighting conditions were terrible). Anyway – you get the idea – white frame with the image floating on top of the mat. I think it goes really well with the image.

Here are a few photos from the 50-50 artist reception and 2nd Saturday reception. Both events were extremely well attended, almost too well. There were so many people in the gallery, it was difficult to walk around.

The front of the gallery teeming with people on Saturday evening.

There I am in front of my work. I was fortunate because they placed my paintings by the front entrance of the gallery.

Channel 3 came out and interviewed an artist. And I believe one of my paintings made it on the News. Unfortunately, I did not see the broadcast.

As I mentioned earlier, the gallery was absolutely packed with people.

All in all, the opening went well. I hope some of my artwork is selling. 🙂 I would like to go back and check out the show one more time before it comes down. There are a lot of talented artists and I would like to go in when it isn’t so crowded so that I can actually enjoy the art and read some of the artist statements.

Happy Friday!

One of the fellow artists participating in the 50-50, Francisco Castro, created a page on his website dedicated to 50-50 and he asked all the artists to send him their personal favorites from their own 50-50 series. Not everyone has responded to his request yet, but a good number of the artists have and you can view the web page here.

Those of you living the Sacramento Area, please come out 2nd Saturday (April 12) to the reception from 6pm-9pm. It’s at the 20th Street Art Gallery, 911 20th Street between J & I Streets. It should be a really fun exhibit with 3500 pieces of art hanging on the gallery walls.

And for those of you who cannot make it to the exhibit, I will post some photos after the artist reception next week.