Copley Society of Art – Holiday Small Works Show

The Copley Society of Art is once again hosting the annual Holiday Small Works show at their Boston gallery.  It’s an opportunity to find my original small watercolors to add to your art collection or as a special gift for someone.   The gallery is open to the public on weekends and by appointment during the week.  Be sure to check their website for safety and health guidelines before going to see the show.   This pair of cardinals is each 6″h x 4 1/2″ w and ready to hang on the wall in matching custom made wood frames.  Consider the gift of art during the holidays!

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Featured Artist – Met Cafe Gallery (North Conway, NH)

I will be the featured artist for the month of November at the Met Cafe located at Settler’s Green in North Conway, New Hampshire.  The Mount Washington Valley Arts Organization arranges rotating monthly exhibitions of local artists at the cafe.  My work will be on display from November 1st through the end of November.  I have an assortment of watercolor paintings of birds and wildlife in a range of sizes and prices.  All the works are framed in my custom made wood frames and are ready to go from the cafe wall to your walls.  While there you can enjoy something fresh baked and tasty from the cafe menu as you decide which of my artworks you want to purchase.  Hey, it’s a win-win for everyone!

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6th Annual Open Studio (Oct 10th & 11th)

We’ve decided to host a modified version of our annual open studio event this year.  We’re sprucing up the garage below my studio to hold our event.  With a big door that can be kept open to the fresh air and room enough to allow people to spread out, we’re holding our “open doors” there.  You won’t recognize the place when we get done setting things up!  You’ll find many original works of art, framed and unframed prints and a range of hand crafted wood turnings that are as functional as they are beautiful.

We’d love to see you this weekend and are doing our best to be mindful of safety and health.  We ask that you wear a mask while in the “studio” space and maintain space with other visitors.  We’ll have a hand sanitizing station and extra masks, just in case you forget to bring your own. 

Conservation is important to us and each year we donate a portion of our sales towards this cause.  This year we will be donating 10% of sales at our open studio to the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust.  More and more birds and animals are threatened with extinction, some within our lifetime, so it’s become more important than ever to maintain our wild spaces.  By purchasing some art at our open studio, you can also help with the local conservation of our beloved northern region.

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New England Watercolor Society North American Open Exhibit

More exciting news!  My painting of a snow shoe hare was accepted into the New England Watercolor Society North American Open exhibit this year!!  By none other than the acclaimed nationally known watercolor artist and juror, Paul Jackson.  This is a very competitive show and only 80 paintings were accepted out of 612 entries!  The show will be held at the Plymouth Center for the Arts in Plymouth, Mass. from November 1st through December 5th.  The show opens on November 1st and the awards will be announced then.   Keeping my fingers crossed that my painting might win an award this year but I am just so thrilled to be included in this prestigious show, regardless of whether or not I win an award.

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Photo Adventures in the Wilds (White Mountains)

One would think that being at home more, I’d have more time to spend out in the field photographing the wild things I see.  Rather, this time sheltering at home has been full of home improvement projects, growing a larger vegetable garden, doing more baking and checking items off a “to do” list of things I’d been putting off.  Where did the summer go?!  I’ve taken a few afternoons or mornings out with my camera to look about and take photos.  The pond around my studio is always good for seeing something and I’ve enjoyed these moments out in nature immensely.  You never know who’s watching who!  When I’m standing quietly waiting, my fellow creatures often come closer for a curious look… what IS that human doing here?  Those fleeting moments are what make my forays into the field such fun and worth the effort.

 

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