This past weekend, I was a visiting artist exhibiting my artwork at Gorse Mill Open Studios. Gorse Mill Studios is located in a historic old mill building in Needham, MA, a suburb of Boston. The building houses dozens of artists who create all types of artwork; from paintings to pottery, stained glass to mosaics, ceramics, jewelry, photography, illustration, encaustic, glass, performing arts, graphic design, and more! Gorse Mill Studios hosts openings, gallery shows, and art education programs throughout the year. It was wonderful to be a part of their event.
I decided to post this blog article because one of my favorite paintings found a new home! The painting, shown here, "Woof Woof! Gotta Get My Bone" was sold and is now bringing smiles to a new family! The painting is acrylic paint on canvas and is 10" x 20". I love this painting because of it's unusual size, the movement portrayed by the vertical lines of varying width, and how I incorporated mini-dog bones within the mosaic illusion part of the painting. It always makes me laugh!
Before being sold, this painting was exhibited at the Wellesley Community Center for the Wellesley Society of Artists Fall Show from September 2016-April 2017. This is the painting that I used for the cover of my new 2018 Calendar that features the birthdays of dozens of famous artists. I also created a coffee mug of this painting too! I'm thrilled that this painting sold to someone who shared with me how much he loved it and I know he and his family will enjoy it for many years to come!
It's been a wonderful weekend, first with a very successful 2016 Needham Open Studios, selling a number of original paintings and prints as well as some of my merchandise featuring my artwork; and second with a spectacular interview/article about me and my art. Lisa Koschwitz Salerno's website features a wonderful art blog, and one of the exciting themes is her "Support Living Artists In 2016" series. #SupportLivingArtistsIn2016 I am pleased to share that this week, I was selected to be her "Artist of the Week"! Thank you Lisa for the Interview!
Please take a moment to check out her website: www/koschwitzsalerno.com and visit her blog to read the full interview:
You can also download a PDF of the interview here:
I had the pleasure of attending Newton Open Studios, which featured over 160 artists at over 50 studios, private homes, and shared spaces! I only wish I could have seen them all. I did get to visit about a dozen locations and saw some wonderful artists, craftspeople, jewelry designers, sculptors, photographers, etc. I enjoyed visiting the New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA. There was an incredible diversity of styles, price points, and media! Many of the artists represented at the New Art Center teach classes to adults and children, and even have vacation week programs for kids. And it was great to see art lovers from near and far at all the sites I visited. For more information on the New Art Center and Newton Open Studios, visit www.newartcenter.org and www.newtonopenstudios.org
Visiting Newton Open Studios just a few weeks before I participate in Needham Open Studios was wonderful. It gave me a renewed energy to make my final preparations for Needham Open Studios 2016 on April 30th and May 1st and inspired me to do some new drawings and works on paper this evening. For all art lovers, I hope to see you at Needham Open Studios at Location 11, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 1 Chapel St., Needham, MA. For more information, visit www.needhamopenstudios.com
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