Sunday, April 17, 2011

Opening night Principle Gallery, Spring Still Life Show

 opening night
Principle Gallery
Spring Still Life Show
Alexandria, VA
April 15, 2011

I was able to go to opening night and so glad I did. I was so happy to view all the wonderful artwork in the show. I had a grand time seeing friends, meeting new friends, and have come home very inspired.

Participating artists include:   Michael Arcieri, Jeff Ashcroft,  Dan Brown, Jeff Faust, (me)Teresa N. Fischer,  Douglas Fryer, Greg Gandy, Richard Hall, Tanya Harsh, Karen Hollingsworth, Dana Levin, Yingzhao Liu, Jeremy Mann, Randall Mooers,  Richard Murdock, Larry Preston, Terry Strickland, Julie Tsang, and Christopher Ward. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Realism: Mason Murer Fine Art show opening update

photo taken by Neil Hollingsworth

Friday, April 8th was the opening of 
Realism at Mason Murer Fine Art in Atlanta, GA.
I was unable to attend the opening, but thanks to fellow exhibiting artist Neil Hollingsworth, Neil Hollingsworth I have a wonderful photo to share from the show. If you are in the Atlanta area, please visit Mason Murer Fine Art. An incredible show of realism that I am honored to be a part of.

The two paintings I have in the show are Fly-O and The Roost.
16" x 12"    oil on linen

The Roost
12" x 24"   oil on linen

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Jury's Top 50 Award, Salon International 2011

Rocket Chalk
was chosen
Jury's Top 50
Salon International 2011
Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

 I was able to go to opening weekend of Salon International, at Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio, Texas. I am so happy I did. It was exciting for me to see my painting hanging in the company of all the spectacular artwork in the show. I met so many wonderful people, and got to meet Daniel E. Greene. I participated in his critique sessions on Saturday. We all learned so much listening to him talk about everyone's paintings who participated. I also thoroughly enjoyed exploring downtown San Antonio. Greenhouse Gallery in such a beautiful gallery. If you ever get a chance to visit them in person, you will not be disappointed. 

I am very thrilled Rocket Chalk earned the Jury's Top 50 Award.
Here is a link to see all the award winners from the show:

A link to Daniel E. Greene's website:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Principle Gallery , Spring Still Life Invitational

Uphill Climb
16" x 12"
oil on linen

I have been invited to participate in the
Spring Still Life Invitational at 
Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA
Opening April 15th, 2011
Principle Gallery

I am proud to have Uphill Climb and The Swan
showing there.

detail of Uphill Climb

The Swan
20" x 16"
oil on linen

I came across this bar of Swan soap at a antique market and fell in love with the graphics. The seller had it wrapped in plastic to protect it. When I unwrapped it , it smelled just like Ivory soap which I grew up with. I found it's history interesting. 
Here is what Wikipedia had to say about it:
Swan was a brand of soap marketed by the Lever Brothers Company in the 1940s and 1950s. Like its competitor Ivory, it was a floating soap. Swan was advertised as a soap that could be used in the kitchen as a hand soap or in the bathroom to bathe the baby. A typical ad boasted that Swan was "the white floating soap that's purer than the finest castiles".

Monday, April 4, 2011

The International Guild of Realism

I am very proud to announce my acceptance into the
International Guild of Realism.

Their mission is to advance realism in fine art and to promote the careers of representational artists. It is a group with high standards of professionalism. Not only do they provide opportunities for exhibition, but they also provide marketing support and career guidance. They are a group of superb artists that  I am very honored to now be part of.
They have chosen Rocket Chalk to be the painting to represent me on their website.