Spring has been incredibly busy for me. Here’s what’s happening.
Lancaster Art Exhibit Worth Seeing
This painting, “Workhorse” will be included in the Women’s Expressions 2009, an invitational art sale. This exhibit is put on by Lancaster General Hospital and is open to the public on Sunday, May 17th from 2 – 4:30 p.m. at Womens and Babies Hospital on Good Drive in Lancaster PA. This exhibit will continue through June 5th, then the artwork will be auctioned off.
Want to Enter Yellow Springs’ Art Sale?
Yellow Springs is an art community near Philadelphia that has an art sale as their fundraiser each year, selling thousands of dollars worth of art. (I sold some, and bought one from another artist.) They will jury on October 1, 2, and 3, 2009 for new artists. If you want to apply, visit their website or call 610.827.7414 for an application.
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Get-Togethers
I feel like a workhorse sometimes, so I’m planning some fun things for my artist friends. I started a blog for PWS activities.
If you sign up to receive the blog (click at the bottom where it says “Subscribe to” and follow the directions) you will get new blog posts by email and keep up with all that’s going on. (People who are going to attend – please post a comment that says you’re coming.)
Activities include paint togethers on posted Sunday mornings at the York Art Association at 220 S. Marshall St. York PA. & get togethers for painting and/or photographing and a bag lunch at different places with beautiful gardens.
Two of my favorite places are:
1. The Amos Herr Homestead in Landisville PA at the junction of Harrisburg Pike and Nissley. This is always open and free – you drive towards the municipal building and turn right, parking by the homestead. I have about fifty photographs of irises and the gardens that I took there last year on my Flickr site, if anyone wants to paint them, feel free.
2. The Conestoga House & Gardens at 1608 Marietta Ave, Lancaster PA. This will open on June 17th and is free to the public on Wednesdays from 1 – 8 p.m. during June, July & Aug.ust They allow painting on site (just don’t set up on the walkways) and have tables for bag lunches (please take your trash with you when you leave).
The Pennsylvania Juried Exhibit’s deadline for entries is coming up fast. As chairperson, I work closely with the judge, and I think my entering is a conflict of interest. Other artists said, “oh no, it’s not”, so I emailed John Salminen, who show and judges a lot, for his advice and he had the same feelings about it that I did.
I’ll save my entries for other juried exhibits I’m not involved with. Luckily for me, there are tons of juried exhibits in the spring anyway!