wow. I jumped at a last minute opportunity and now am the Featured Artist for July at The Parlour at Neva Co in Nevada City! The Parlour is a ‘Vintage and Local Artisan Boutique’ that has a fun and beautiful blend of local handmade artisan treasures and hand picked vintage clothing and accessories. And for the month of July – my paintings and photographs hanging on the walls! Celebrate with me this Friday at the Nevada City First Friday Art Walk 5-9pm.The Parlour at Neva Co – 400 Broad St. – Nevada City, CAAnd then check the weather forecast for a day under 100 degrees and head over to Cal Expo for the CA State Fair. I have a piece in the Fine Art Exhibit (Expo Ctr Bld 7) again this year. And this year’s show is a good one!Ca State Fair – July 11 – 27, 2014Wear sunscreen and stay away from those deep-fried twinkies!
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The school year is almost over, the temps are rising, summer is just around the corner. And summertime means the California State Fair and Viewpoint’s Annual Member’s Exhibition!And while as long as I pay my annual membership fees, the Viewpoint show is a gimme; I am beyond thrilled to again have 2 pieces accepted in the Fine Arts Exhibit at this years State Fair! The first piece is a triptych of B&W photographs: Received an Award of Excellence!!And the second piece is my latest painting “Singing Over the Bones”: Received an Award of Merit!This is a 30″x30″ acrylic/mixed media painting. This canvas has been through so many stages and layers before this final version, it is a new direction for me and I am so pleased it will be included in the exhibition. I’m also working on an extremely small by comparison 6″x6″ piece for the The Temp’s 6×6 | Year 2 show opening on June 6th. And I’m still trying to decide on the piece to hang for the Viewpoint Member’s Show. If I have the time between my son’s volleyball tournaments, I might try to hand-color a print. No promises. _________________ 6×6 at the Sacramento Temporary Contemporary: June…
State Fair Awards Ceremony
So, in triple digit heat (and against everyone’s better judgement) Chris, Erin, and I went to the California State Fair last Saturday for the Fine Arts Exhibit Awards Ceremony. I picked up my Merit Award ribbons and received the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center Award for Color Photography for “Madonna and Child”! And from the Exhibit Catalog: Juror’s Statement The color photograph Madonna and Child references 16th century ecclesiastical artwork. This artist usea a Madonna paired with a cherubic-baby doll and a Renaissance-color palette to create a double-take piece of hyperbole that is a thought provoking and imaginative piece. – Sharmon Goff Find a nice cool day (at least below 100 degrees!) and go to the fair before it closes on the 29th!
Let the games begin!
or something like that… It is July 10 and this week is busy! And the beginning of a very busy month. Man, I still need to write my Artist Statement for my solo show! Last night I dropped off a print at Vox for this show: Join me and 53 other artist/photographers in a “12 Hours in Sacramento” art experiment. These artists have come together to showcase individual images taken over a span of 12 hours in the greater Sacramento area. For my part, come and see what 6pm in the sticks looks like. The California State Fair opens on Thursday July 12th! Make sure you check out the Fine Art Exhibit in Expo Center Building 7. Look for my 2 award winning photographs! And because 3 is the magic number, The Viewpoint Member’s Exhibit opens this week with the Artist Reception on Friday night (Friday the 13th – you know it’s gonna be good!) and then the Second Saturday reception on the 14th. I am showing a new photograph “The Three Graces”. It is one of the preliminary images of a new series I am working on. So I hope our paths cross as some point during this busy art-filled…
Dear Dawn, Congratulations!
Today’s mail was full of win!The 2 photographs accepted in the Fine Art Exhibit at the California State Fair both won Merit Awards!! And the photo “Madonna and Child” also won the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center Award! Hot damn people, that feels good.And now we know when I’ll be going to the fair – Saturday July 21st at 11:00am. Let’s cross our fingers for a high of no more than 85 degree that day.
Matted and framed
All dressed up and nowhere to go. Not true! Tomorrow I am taking these two photographs to Cal Expo for the California State Fair’s Fine Art Exhibit! From the Fair’s website: “This visual arts exhibition is recognized as one of the Golden State’s largest and most prestigious juried art shows.” Sweet! Out of 1326 total entries, they accepted 180 artworks and only 40 photographs. I guess I’ll have to brave the heat and finally attend the fair. Which means I will also get a chance to try one of those deep-fried twinkies I’ve been hearing about. Fair dates July 12th – 29th. Plan accordingly!