Tuesday, July 25, 2006
An Exhibition in My Favorite Place
The Neighbor's Barn, 2005, Oil on Panel, 16x20
Still haven't had a chance to sit down and write about the concert the other night, hopefully I will have time to get to it tonight, before the whole evening gets fuzzy and starts to retreat to the part of my brain that I can't seem to access as well anymore.
I did get an acceptance letter on Monday from a competition that I recently entered and didn't mention in order to not jinx it. And it's one that I am pretty happy about because it's in Woodstock, my very favorite place. I submitted two of my street scene paintings and one of them, Green Columns was accepted. At first I was a bit bothered that they weren't both included, but I realize that the painting that wasn't accepted really doesn't translate well in a slide, it needs to be seen in person.
The show is the Woodstock School of Art Regional Exhibition 2006, and the juror is Jon deMartin, who coincidentally taught one of the figure drawing workshops that I took there last summer. I am actually a bit surprised that he juried my piece in-he is a very talented, and very traditional figurative artist (though he does other subject matter as well) and my work is definitely less so. But I am pleased when a juror can objectively look at art and appreciate it without projecting their own preferences when deciding whether to include it (especially when that means I get in-heh!). I often see juried shows that simply look like an extension of the art that the juror creates.
So it's all good and I get to enjoy a few day trips to Woodstock to deliver the piece and to attend the opening.