Archive for September, 2010

2010 NATIONAL PASTEL EXHIBITION

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

prinsalllastAThis is a first for me.  “Last Rose of Summer” was juried into our PSNM National Show which is held Nov. 5-28, 2010 at the Hispanic Arts Building at EXPO New Mexico (Fairgrounds).  I am co-chairing the show this year but have the least amount of work to do.  Bev Snyder is the real deal and gets most of the anxiety as well!  It was a great surprise to get this painting accepted, although somewhere deep inside I must have felt it was worthy.  There were over 300 entries for this competition and over one hundred were from other states.  It is an honor to be selected for this show, particularly since many of my artists friends who are extremely talented did not get selected.  May the “Great Creator” not only continue to inspire me, but keep me humble as well!

“SMALL WORKS” Exhibit this Nov. 5-28, 2010 at the National Pastel Show in Albuquerque, NM

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

prinsbasketsofbeetsAMy painting of “Baskets of Beets” was juried in to the SMALL WORKS SHOW which runs concurrently with our PSNM National Show.  This show runs from Nov. 5-28, 2010 and is held in the Hispanic Arts Building at EXPO New Mexico.  It is a show of local New Mexico artists only.  My inspiration was the Farmers Market (downtown).  Friend, Dot Hoffman, got her painting of “Radishes” in also which was inspired from a photo of mine taken at the same time.  It’s the “Year of the Veggies”; who knew?  Aside from the pure pleasure I get from painting, the “you are AWESOME” from son, Matt, and husband, Lee isn’t bad either.  This is my second year in this show.  I have had unusually good luck here in Albuquerque entering juried shows and hope, having said that, that I don’t jinx myself…   We paint because we must, but the joy is tripled when we put it out there!