It has really been an incredible year. So much has happened--well, I made it happen! (Come on girl, take credit where due ;-) And there's more to come!
Two Solo Shows Going on Right Now!
If you haven't had a chance to visit the two solo shows that are going on now, and you're able to before the end of July, please take a little time to stop in at Muse Vineyards in Woodstock, VA and Larkin Arts in Harrisonburg, VA. Both shows feature the Barns of Shenandoah paintings, but each are curated to provide a very different viewing experience. The show at Muse has my large, oil paintings, including a couple 2018 Landscapes. And the show at Larkin Arts features mostly acrylic paintings--some large landscapes from 2017 and several smaller Barns of Shenandoah pieces--that fit the venue very well. Of course, 20% of my proceeds from any barn painting is donated to the Shenandoah County Historical Society's barn program. You can read more about that here!
New Landscape Paintings at Lost River Trading Post, Wardensville, WV
And now...one more show! July 31 through August, at the Lost River Trading Post's Grasshopper Gallery in Wardensville, WV!
Have you ever been to Wardensville? It is a very cool, little, up-and-coming town just over the Virginia border, at the entrance to Route 48 (what we call Corridor H). It's becoming a sophisticated oasis in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, near Lost River State Park. I love to stop at Lost River Traders to get my espresso drink every time we drive through, on our way to family land in West Virginia. And they have a huge gift shop with lots of cabin decor, and of course the gallery.
Many of my paintings are inspired by the surrounding landscape, and especially on Route 48 west of Wardensville, the scenery is spectacular! So be sure to treat yourself to a drive out there if you can. This show will feature my newest 2018 Landscapes (first time seen!), with maybe a barn painting or two thrown in. :-)
Some paintings that will be at Lost River Trading Post...
Of course Solstice 3 (top of page) will be there too, and more!
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency
Did I mention yet that I was wait-listed for the prestigious and competitive residency program at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, VA? This was such an honor and very validating. The summer is almost over, and I haven't been called up yet, so it's looking doubtful, but just being wait-listed is very exciting! I'm already making plans to apply next year. For those of you who don't know, an art residency is a place where artists can go for an extended time to focus solely on their art.
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All the Very Best,