Sunday, October 12, 2008
This weekend hosts several different venues to view art, and I found myself stretched by trying to get work ready for three different exhibits.
We have the Monadnock Arts/Friends of the Dublin Art Colony (try saying that 5 times fast)
Open Studio Tour, and I expect I'll see maybe 200 folks through the course of the weekend, coming by my house to see where I work, and to see the art itself. We had probably more than 100 yesterday, and about a half dozen paintings went out the door with happy buyers. Today is the last day of the tour. Foliage is at peak, the weather is beautiful, and it's a great opportunity to see some fine art while driving through the countryside.
At the same time, there is an exhibit of Tour Artists at the redmondbennet gallery in Dublin, NH. My largest piece went there and is the image that is now on the home page of my art website.
And then, there is the vessel show at the Jaffrey Civic Center, a combination 2 and 3-dimensional exhibit of "vessels" - there is some really fabulous creations at this show, and well worth going to. Both ceramic, metal, and blown glass 3 dimensional pieces are featured, as well as paintings all with a "vessel" theme.
The piece pictured above is in that show, and, while of necessity I had to work quite fast on it, (it was a last minute invitation from the director of the Center) I was pleased with its simplicity of design and flow of light. It is titled "Chinese Teapot and Rice Bowl".
Now, I guess I better get out of my pajamas and get ready for more company! (and refill the bowl of candy corn.. that was perhaps the biggest hit of all!)