Friday, April 15, 2011

the art enthusiast, mar/apr 2011

Happy "Spring" (those of us in the Pacific Northwest are dubious),

I am really late this month in sending this, so I'm going to go ahead and get May in there as well! I'm also including some of my June dates for Corks & Canvases since I know we're selling out quickly and many of you like to plan ahead. Mother's Day is coming up - one-up your siblings or surprise your wife with the gift of wine and creativity!!

This Sunday I will be painting on-location at Bellevue Art & Frame - please stop by and say hi, and give me a break from the work! A complete painting in 4 hours, between 12-4pm. The final piece will be auctioned off in May with half the proceeds to benefit the Bellevue Schools Foundation. If you've wanted an original piece of art, but haven't wanted to pay the high costs, you MUST check out this event! My painting last year sold for $150!! Amazing cost when you consider that my 16x20" pieces retail for $650!! See their website for more information and directions.

Here is my calendar for the next two months:

Class Schedule:
4/19: Corks & Canvases, 6:30-8:30pm at Vovina Martini Bar in Kirkland: Easter Eggs
4/23: Corks & Canvases Private Event at Matthews Estate
4/27: Corks & Canvases Private Event at Apex at Alder Ridge
5/3: Corks & Canvases 6:30-8:30pm at Vovina Martini Bar in Kirkland: Heart Art
5/5: Corks & Canvases 6:30-8:30pm at Apex at Alder Ridge in Woodinville: Cherry Blossoms
5/11: Corks & Canvases 6:30-8:30pm at Urban Enoteca in Seattle: Gold Pear
5/17: Corks & Canvases 6:30-8:30pm at Vovina Martini Bar in Kirkland: Seattle Skyline *SOLD OUT*
5/18: Corks & Canvases Private Event
5/19: Corks & Canvases Private Event, noon
5/19: Corks & Canvases 6:30-8:30pm at Apex at Alder Ridge in Woodinville: Gold Apple
5/21: Corks & Canvases 2-4pm at Matthews Estate in Woodinville: Gold Apple
6/2: Corks & Canvases 6:30-8:30pm at Apex at Alder Ridge in Woodinville: Rooster
6/4: Corks & Canvases Private Event
6/7: Corks & Canvases 6:30-8:30pm at Vovina Martini Bar in Kirkland: TBD
6/8: Corks & Canvases 6:30-8:30pm at Urban Enoteca in Seattle: TBD
6/23, 6/24: Corks & Canvases Classes in Eastern Washington! Details to come...
**Want to have a Private Event for your group? Call 425-867-9382 and set it up with Corks & Canvases today!

Events Schedule:
4/17: Bellevue Art & Frame Artist-a-Day Event, 12-4pm.
4/21: Live painting demonstration at Maplewood Cooperative Elementary in Edmonds, WA during their Art Show!
4/21: 4-5:30pm, Gala Opening Reception for EAFA's Group Show at The Gardens at Town Square. I won't be able to attend due to the Coop Demo, but please feel free to attend and enjoy wine, coffee and hors d'oeuvres with live music by Richard Dean on the piano!
4/28-5/2: Attending the Portrait Society of America's Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA. I will painting on location and getting lots of great business advice from some of the world's most famous portrait artists!
4/30: Kirkland Art Center Auction: Locavore during the Kirkland Art Studio Tour! I'll be out of town, but I'll have a piece up for grabs so make sure you hit this must-attend event!
5/14: Bellevue Art & Frame Artist-a-Day Auction Event! 6pm
5/15: Parklane Gallery, on location! 3-7pm

  • Every month: See 2-3 works at Parklane Gallery in Kirkland. This coop gallery changes out its work every month so there is always something new to see! May is "Miniatures" month - an incredibly popular mini show with work from around the globe! You won't see anything of mine in that show - I could never work that small :)
  • May-July 2011: Wellspring Family Services in Seattle will play host to 16 of my pieces.
  • April-July 2011: EAFA hosted by The Gardens at Town Square, Bellevue: Group Show.
  • Coming Soon: Wine World, Seattle: Pieces of my children at play series will be displayed.

Other News:
  • I am hard at work on a submission for the poster art of the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival! Have been taking photos and sketching at different times of day so that I can find the right composition and mood! Wish me luck :)
  • Evening Magazine and their darling host Meeghan Black aired a segment that featured Corks & Canvases (and me as the instructor!) on 4/12!! The video is not yet available online, but I will tape my TV's recording and post to YouTube soon. I'll forward as soon as it's done. This segment really shows how fun it is, and how well everyone does, even though many have never picked up a brush before!
  • This July I will be painting on-location during the weeklong Kittitas County Fresh Air Artists Festival! Come and check it out, visit the many artists who will be painting - see the Art Exhibit of work created during the week on Friday night and just get away from it all!
  • I'll be having a 2-person show in the front window space of the Parklane Gallery this August. Am hard at work figuring out what I'm going to create - stay tuned!!

And, saving the best for last: one of my favourite people on the planet, the brilliant and beautiful Alexa Turner has completed her Senior Project: The Art of Learning about Art. After more than 40 hours of study, learning to draw, and then paint in b&w before I'd even let her use color, she completed a piece that astonished all! Congrats, sweetie! All that hard work really paid off!! Now off to Washington State University for her!!

Until June, keep on creating - or even better, buying!

Whether you're all-a-twitter or booking some face time with your 'puter, you're bound to find me here or there:


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