Thursday, July 24, 2014

Another Show...      

Nature and Wildlife Exhibition

This is the StA Art Association's annual open call show.  Opening Gala, Zen Garden Party, is Saturday, July 26, 5:00 to 8:00 PM.  

Not only were two Monotypes accepted, but, I won a prize, Honorable Mention & $50!  I do so like my art works to earn their reputation(!!).  And I will be able to attend this opening, so I hope some interested viewers will say Hello.  The show is open until August 31st.

Here are images of the two prints submitted.  Both are Monotypes, 5x7, framed, $500.




And, Yes, I have even more prints to show in the Sept. 2015 StA Art Assoc. show!


ARTOMATIC Takes Flight  

I was invited to submit work for this 5 month exhibit held at the Ronald Reagan National Airport, Terminal A.  
Or National Airport to those of us who remember the Reagan and Air Traffic Controllers dust up way back when.  A lot of people lost their jobs standing up for their rights.  But that's another story.

The painting I submitted was the C & O Canal, (Acrylic, 24x24, 2013, $1,200 (framed)) that I just showed in the St. Augustine Art Association's Honorers show during June.

Here is a picture of the work being hung.


And here is a image of the painting.  


This is from a series of drawings and photos of the C & O Canal in Washington.  Actually I think the area is Maryland at this point.  I was on a Canal Boat ride, and we just started back toward the docks.  How many of you take a trip backwards.  I was sitting at the back of the boat, with Wonderful, uninterrupted views of a canal all to myself.  I've always wondered what was beyond the tree cover.  

Here is the link to the show:  http://www.airport.artomatic.org/

The show Opens on Friday, July 25, 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  And every day that the Terminal A is open. However I will not be there for the opening.  I believe it closes January 2nd, 2015, or a few days later. 

As always, ARTOMATIC shows are unjuried, but these are some of the best artists in Washington, so just go as see the work!  I think there's a bar in the Terminal too!


    

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Best of Show & $$!!

The first time I enter work in St Augustine's Art Association, Miniature Marks show, and I won Best of Show.  I submitted two Monotypes, 2013.  The new images of Horsebarn Hill, CT, and Indiana Byways, previously called Indiana Roads.  The funds for the BoS award were donated by Jean Wagner Troemel, and I'm Very Grateful!  I've spent many hours on Horse Barn Hill, and many drawing and paintings later, I have only begun to explore that imagery.



Miniature Marks is currently on display until May 31st, 2014.

And thanks to this Award, I will be submitting two works for the StAAA Honors Show, opening on Friday (First Friday) June 6th.  

I will post those works next week. 


Paradise Found


I've been living in St Augustine for just over a year now.  It's such a wonderful feeling to have found a beautiful and vibrant place to live and work.  This little bit of paradise has so much to offer.  I'm taking one day at a time, savoring each and every thing.  I have wonderful, interesting new, and some old, friends to spend time with, and share a meal at the dozens of delicious restaurants available to us.  I've been exploring the nooks and crannies of St John's County.  I will never run out of something to draw, paint or photograph. I've been having fun taking closeups of flowers, mostly roses, camellias, and the magnolias blooming on the tree in front of my home. 





As everyone I meet here says, we are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thursday, May 9, 2013

These are some of the Montype prints I made this spring. Except the triptych, which is Drypoint.

 All, but the triptych, are 5x7 inches.


This triptych was fun to create but awful to try to wipe and print.

I have to stop the details thing.

An image from the C & O Canal
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Sorry for the very bad shot, but I just wanted this and the others up on the Blog.  This image won Best in Show, at the St. Augustine Art Association's Miniature show in May 2014.


Some of these are similar to the images I showed, and sold, at Artomatic 2012. They come out different very time, which, of course, is why they are Monotypes. 

if you are interested in purchasing any of these prints, please contact me at my email, katart3485@gmail.com.  Each print is $500, framed or unframed.








Monday, January 28, 2013

I'm nearing the final push.  And I'm really pushing it.  Working on drypoints, want to do more aquatints, and painting big with acylics.  Every time I work with acylics, I am reminded of why I love oil!
January is ending, and my Bellehaven Marina monotype will soon be coming out of the current show at the Art League Gallery.  Next month is the Patron's Show, the Art Leagues fabulous fund, and fun, raiser.  If I have time, and $, I will try to put in a couple of prints.  I will definite have a piece in the Leagues' "Student Show" at the end of Feb. 
After a quick trip to StA, I will be posting everything I've finished. 


Thursday, October 11, 2012

After a restful trip to my home in StA Florida, I am ready to face the Fall!

To begin with, a new show, Signals at DCAC, were I have been invited to show a new monotype.  It's a version of a smaller print I showed and sold at Artomatic.  This one has a very different mood.  Some of that is because I am working larger, 7x8, and also using oil based inks.  Bone black & Graphite.  With monotype, each creation has it's own vision.  Ink and the press give the works a new language.  JW Mahoney is the curator.    

Here is a photo of the print I will be showing:


 Indiana Haze 2, is framed at 16x20, $425.
Please contact the DCAC, 202-462-7833, if you are interested.

There are one or two other versions in this image which I will post tomorrow or Saturday.  Sorry, I'm not much of salesperson.  But I will start posting all my monotypes.  I've got to find that "widget" again!






Sunday, August 12, 2012

More August News

In addition to being one of 49 prints selected, out of 500+, for the National Small Works show at this years Washington Printmakers Gallery, my print won an award!  The juror, Brian Garner, of the Litho Shop, awarded the new Tran Van-Dinh prise to Indiana Statues.

More News!  Another print, from the Artomatic show, Lake Bruce was accepted into the Art League Gallery's annual Scapes show.  



I like this little print (5x7).  I hope to make more work from the drawings and photo I took at this small cove on Lake Bruce in Indiana.