Being 69 years old and in a high risk group, I have been staying home quite a lot the past week and a half. However, I'm not bored. Indeed, I am taking this time to work on more art. I am trying to finish up my Death Valley National Park series. I have severn out of a planned eight, possibly nine pieces for that particular park collection. The latest piece is Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes and the Amargosa Mountains, Lifting Fog Early Morning.
My partner and I have a unique experience when we visited Death Valley last December. On the third of three and one-half days in the park, a low pressure system came through causing a whole day of drizzling rain in Death Valley, probably meeting the average rainfall for the year in that single day. When we awoke the next morning, the valley was covered in heavy fog. But, with the rising sun, the fog began to lift. I was able to capture a number of photographs, including the basis for this piece.
...the framed version of Glacier Bay Wake of the Boat, Afternoon can still be viewed for sale at R Gallery's Online store: https://rgallery.art/collections/monochrome?page=4.
Many Thanks to Nick Barber for grabbing this show of Merrick Butte, Twilight hanging in Sangre de Cristo Art Center's Representing the West: a New Frontier show.
At the opening reception for the 42nd Parkview Fine Arts Festival, I discovered a pleasant surprise. Great White Throne received second place in the photography category. This is the third juried show that has invited the piece to be part of an exhibit. In addition, From John Muir Trail, Afternoon, Zabriskie Point, Winter Sunrise and Mariposa Grove, Afternoon also were featured as hanging art. In addition, two other smaller bin pieces were prominently featured on the entryway wall. They are Bryce Canyon Amphitheater from Sunset Point, Morning and Lower Yosemite Falls, Late Afternoon.
My niece Jennifer Hornbaker took this photo of Glacier Bay Wake of the Boat, Afternoon at the R Gallery in Boulder. If you're in Boulder, please stop by the gallery for a look at the Monochrome show.
I have just received the flyer for the Parkview UCC Fine Arts Festival. I will be having four pieces hanging on the wall (still deciding which ones) and up to 30 smaller (8x12 @ $85 each) archival giclee textured watercolor paper prints available for sale. As the flyer notes, there will be a wide variety of artists included in this festival. I hope to see many of your there for the opening reception.
I have also been invited to participate in the regional juried 46th Annual Parkview Art Fair that will be held February 20-22 at the Parkview Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 12444 East Parkview Drive, Aurora, CO 80011. I will have four pieces hanging on the walls, plus an artist bin of up to 30 pieces. Please check the website for times.
Below are four pieces that I am thinking of hanging, all recent work since last summer.
The opening reception for the 2020 Representing the West: a New Frontier at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center will be February 7th from 5-7 p.m. My piece Merrick Butte, Twilight has been invited to be in the show. Please see my previous post for more information.
Though learning a bit belatedly, I found out that two of my pieces have been invited to the 40West Art Galley Abstract show that opens February 7th, from 6 - 9 p.m. This makes four shows in one and 1/2 months (Black Box Gallery, Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Parkview Fine Arts Fair and 40West Art Gallery). One piece is Glacier Bay Wake of the Boat, Afternoon and the other is Upper Antelope Canyon #4.