Monday, June 14, 2010

Just a few announcements

Hello there Blog friends!
I wanted to make a quick post to congratulate the recipients of the Jerry's Artarama Awards at FALC 2010!
I chose the winners once again this year for these awards and trust me, it was no small task. Some really wonderful works were juried in. If you have not seen the show yet, please see if you can get by to take a look. Great sculpture, paintings and photography. Click on the link above for more information. Here are the winners I chose...

Kathryn Cook

Eleanor Edwards-Smith

Toni Lindahl

Wendy Musser
Congratulations to all four winners of the Jerry's Artarama awards! Outstanding Job!

Next, I want to invite you all to see my interview posted on the Carolina Mixed Media Art Guild Blog.
I am the featured artist this month! Check it out and tell me what you think!
For those of you that don't know, the Carolina Mixed Media Art Guild is made up of some very talented, sharing and caring women. You may have met some of them at Art of the Carolinas the past couple of years! Great group if you're interested in pursuing your love of mixed media!

Happy Anniversary to Joe and me!
We've been married for 18 years now and together for 22!
Imagine that. Here we are in a porch portrait with kitty.

Cheers to us!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Happy June!

Well, lots of fun going on, so here we go...
I think I'll just post some photos and make random comments!
We had a fun time when Rice Freeman-Zachery came in for a booksigning/reception sponsored by Carolina Mixed Media Art Guild and Jerry's Artarama! A great time was had by all. Thanks Rice for taking a little detour!
I offered a workshop on Saturday, May 29th and we had a BLAST! I only took two pictures and they don't really show all the fun we had or how badly we trashed the classroom, but here they are:
This is Tricia:
And here is Judy and Peggy:

 Too fun! Thanks ladies...

I actually had the next two days off, so Joe and I headed to Wilmington to visit with Zach. It was fun because Matt, Lee and D were there as well. Had a fun day at the beach, then strolled around downtown the next day:

Matt and Lee chillin at the beach
 Deshaun diggin for China
Zach and Francheska
 Joe and me
 Some street art
One of Zach's new babies, "Einstein"...Isn't he adorable???
Back home to a dose of reality...
I'm gathering some items posted below for a possible new venue in Wilmington.
My new encaustic piece. My largest ever...16 x 20.
 Christina, Carissa and I took a trip to our fabulous new museum in Raleigh: North Carolina Museum of Art and had lunch at Iris. Totally fabulous!
That's all for now.