Newsletter Issue #25, February 2016


In This Issue:

- Boston Terrier in Japan

- ISSA Exhibition

-WAOW Exhibition

-More News

- Scratchboard Demo & Workshops


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It's Been a Year . . .

. . . since my last official e-newsletter! Time flies, and a lot has happened in that year. I've sent out show invites and workshop info to my local subscribers, and a holiday message at the end of 2015, but hadn't written a newsletter for all of my subscribers.

To stay informed on a more regular basis, please visit my Facebook page. It's a public page, so you don't need an account to view it. You'll find frequent updates and plenty of work in progress posts.

I hope that you had a wonderful 2015 and that 2016 is treating you well so far!

Boston Terrier in Japan
Art Licensed for Use on Suzuki Cars

In April of 2015, I was contacted by a representative of Hakuhodo, Inc., Japan's oldest advertising and marketing firm, regarding the possibility of using "Boston Style" on special edition Suzuki "Alto" cars. After many emails, contract negotiations, and countless forms, the drawing has been re-created as one of a series of optional decals available for the tailgate of the mini hatchback.

This was a fascinating adventure, to say the least, and I'm thrilled that this drawing has gone international!

Visit my web page for the full story, including the press release, an article that ran in the Sacramento Bee, and a video of an Alto with the art at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.

ISSA Exhibition
Annual Gathering and Show

Since the ISSA (International Society of Scratchboard Artists) was formed in 2012, we have had four Exhibitions. Each gathering occurs in a different location and I have been fortunate to attend each one. In addition to a show of nothing but scratchboard work (an amazing sight not to be missed), we have two days of workshops where various members share their techniques, ideas and tips. The 2015 Exhibition was in Frederick MD in July, and it was every bit as enjoyable as past gatherings have been. I submitted two works for the show, both were accepted, and I was thrilled and honored that "K9 Ronin" received an Award of Excellence. "Jackpot!", a tufted titmouse, was the other accepted piece. It came back from MD, and is now on its way to the LSU "Animals in Art" exhibition.


WAOW Exhibition
Annual Gathering and Show

It was a great year for traveling to enjoy the company of fellow artists. In November, I flew to Tucson for the annual Women Artists of the West (WAOW) Exhibition. I've been a member of WAOW for two years, but this was my first opportunity to attend an event. I had never been to Tucson either, so it was a weekend of new discoveries. I entered two scratchboard pieces in the show and both were accepted. Both of these drawings returned home from the show, and the chrome quail will be heading to Tucson again soon, for this year's ISSA show.


More News

Other interesting art-related things happened in 2015, you may read more about them in the news updates on my web site.

Scratchboard Demos & Workshops
In March, April, May & July

I won't bore the non-locals who are reading this with the complete list, but if you're in the Auburn/Sacramento CA region, and are interested in attending a demo or workshop, please visit this page of my web site for complete details. If you've asked to receive workshop-related emails, you'll continue to receive updates and reminders.


Thank you for your interest in my work and your support!

- Ann