Monday, July 30, 2007

Thank you, Geneva, IL!

Geneva Fine Art Show: 168 artists. 4 2-D Awards of Excellence (instead of Best of Show, 1st, 2nd & 3rd place), and a nice little check. Wow! The prize patrol cart stopped in front of my booth Saturday afternoon. Really? Thank you!

Geneva residents responded too. Thank you to all of you who came by to chat, learn about hand-altered Polaroid photographs (no, they aren't digital - not that's there's anything wrong with that!), and collect one or two images.

My new work (Ferris Wheel, Horse in the Smokies and White Haven) were well received and purchased. I started on those images during the Open Studios tour last weekend. Apparently, having guests in my studio as I work is a good thing!

Thank you again, Geneva! Great town, vibrant downtown, and an art-loving public. And thank you to my watercolorist friend Mary Lou O'Brien, and amazing gourmet-husband Bob, who hosted me for the weekend (and fed me so well! No starving artist here!)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Open Studios Tour

I did something I've never done before: invited people into my studio while I was working. What a terrific experience!

The occasion was the Contemporary Museum Open Studios tour. My studio was one of 40 or so open to the public last weekend. Despite being a little hard to find in the Benton Park neighborhood, I had a steady stream of people coming through. Thank you all who visited!

I was working on new hand-altered Polaroids and some pastels for a new body of work during the day. Most won't be added to the collection, but three will be shown this weekend in Geneva, IL for the first time. Ferris Wheel, above, is my favorite of the three.