Monday, August 25, 2014

2nd Place for Acrylic Painting "Sonoran Sentinals"

Very recently, I entered another online art competition. The theme was Wild Art. So I entered my painting "Sonoran Sentinals" of two coyotes in the Sonoran Desert. Also the Javelina with Prickly Poppy flower. Both pieces are currently hanging at Tohono Chul Park Gallery. 
I found out today the "Sonoran Sentinals" won 2nd place in the Acrylic paint category! 

I was very excited to hear the news from the Focus, Point, Shape Online Art Gallery.
Thanks to the folks there that felt this piece was worthy of second place!
I am elated about it!
I find these contests and competitions quite fun and as I find the ones with wildlife art related themes I will enter more. 
Thanks for checking in!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Two Special Merits Awards in Online Art Competition!

Well, as is if moving were not enough to keep the adrenaline flowing, I have just received two awards in an online art competition by Light, Space & Time Online Art Gallery. The name of the show was "Animals Art Competition".

The following two pieces were chosen out of 699 entries to win a Special Recognition Category award for each painting:

Crane Cluster

Christmas Cuckoo

Thanks to the folks at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery!!

Last reminder for the Tohono Chul Artist Reception: "Chiles" There will be chiles roasting at this event for your culinary pleasure! Come on out and join the festivities on August 15th from 5:30-7:30 PM!

Email me for more info!

Or, see me at the Tucson Audubon Birding and Wildlife Festival from August 13-17th. 

See you there!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Lots happening in Tucson this month!!

Wow, Tucson is my spot for the month of August!! Not only is my 3 1/2 month long project going to be finally displayed at the Tohono Chul Park, but I am also participating in the Tucson Audubon Birding Festival!!

A few months ago I launched a Hatchfund Project, after I was asked to display a large body of work for the Tohono Chul Park Welcome Gallery. I decided to call the series "Celebrate Our Sonoran Desert Wildlife". It has taken almost 4 months to complete the body of work, and am looking forward to seeing it displayed at the gallery. 

Once again I want to thank and all of my contributors who so generously donated to my project. I was able to fund the administration fees, travel expenses, and artist materials to create this project. I was originally going to produce 24 pieces but because I went over my original maximum goal, I decided to expand the series to 29 pieces. I continued my new creations and painted 3 new paintings for the Tucson Audubon Birding Festival with the remaining materials. 

I am very excited about this show which is up through November 9th. I hope that if you can be in Tucson before that date, you will drop into Tohono Chul's Welcome Gallery and check it out!

This will be my second year participating in the Tucson Audubon Birding Festival and I look forward to it once again. I have some brand new artwork for this show and hope that you can stop by my booth if you are near the RiverPark Inn of Tucson AZ. Show starts on August 13-August 17th.

I hope to catch you in Tucson in mid August! 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Final Pieces for the Tohono Chul Show

Well, I am finally finished with the pieces for the show. It has been quite a busy summer! In addition to those paintings, I needed to work on some things for the Tucson Audubon Birding Festival. August 13-17th. The opening for Tohono Chul is August 15th. If you are in Tucson I hope to see you there! It starts at 5:30 PM.

I added some more of the abstract types. They were lots of fun to work on and came out nice and colorful. 

I hope to see you either at the Tucson Audubon Show or at Tohono Chul's opening. If you cannot make it to Tohono Chul on the 15th, the show will be up until early November. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Preview of my Hatchfund Project

Due to the funding I received from the New Mexico Arts Commission, I am obligated to show my artwork for the New Mexico public. So now I have an exhibit containing MOST of my Hatchfund Project pieces at the East Mountain Library, One Old Tijeras Road, Tijeras, NM. 

Although I couldn't show the whole thing, due to the fact that whole thing isn't finished, most of the body of work is in place. I am glad that I got to see everything hanging together, it gave me a chance to really get a feel for the pieces as a whole. 

Immediately, I realized that I needed to add even more abstract pieces to make the show complete. So currently I am working on four abstracts.

I really appreciate this opportunity to show my work off locally, so thank you to the East Mountain Library!!

Now, it is off to the studio to finish this body of work. 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Almost Finished with Project!

I still have two pieces to finish but here are some more paintings for the Project and upcoming show at Tohono Chul. 

 I decided to paint a creepy crawly, the Tarantula. The Pyrrhuloxias are the last of the 24" square pieces.

 The Ringtail, one of my favorite mammals, was fun to paint. 

These four 12" squares are the last of that size. They look so cute together, don't they?
I have two large pieces left to finish now and then I will be completely finished. Then I need to create a few pieces for the Tucson Audubon Bird Festival. The festival is the same weekend as my opening at Tohono Chul! It will be a wild weekend, for sure!

Friday, June 13, 2014

More finished pieces for the show in August

It has been non stop painting in my studio as I continue to get my pieces ready for the show. I need to be finished with all of them by the end of July so time is running out! I have about 6 more pieces to go and most are small so that is great thing. 

I am having lots of fun working on these, but I will be ready for a break afterwards, that is certain. 
I hope that those of you who are in AZ will be able to pop into Tucson for the opening. August 15th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. The show runs from August 15-November 9, 2014, for those of you who cannot make it for the opening. It will be held at the Tohono Chul  Park in Tucson, AZ. I will post one more set of images before the show...See you there!!