Award of Excellence
honored to announce that "Sleeping Patterns", my drawing of two tigers, received an Award
of Excellence in the Second Annual Juried Exhibition of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists (ISSA). I was able to attend the opening reception with my husband John, and
it was icing on the cake to receive this award. John & I rented a
car and drove to Vancouver for the exhibit and the ISSA members'
meeting and workshops. At the workshop, I demonstrated my technique
for adding color to scratchboard. I used the in-progress drawing
of Bowie the Toy Manchester Terrier as my demo. The finished piece
the Exhibit, next to "Sleeping
Visit my blog to
find out more about the drawing process
for this piece.
Colfax Art Walk
August 9th, 3 - 8 pm
If you're in the
Colfax, CA area, please join me at the Art Walk opening reception. My gracious host is Pam Firpo, owner and groomer at the Doggie Depot at 9 Depot Street, #1. A number of my scratchboard works will be on display, including the finished
version of the kitten below. He still needs some color and a title!
I'll also be demonstrating my scratchboard technique and will have
some cards & prints for sale. The show
will remain at Doggie Depot through September 9th. I'll donate a percentage of any work sold at Art Walk
to Angels Rescuing Kritters (ARK).
Kitten Scratchboard, work in progress
to Suzy of ARK for the adorable reference
of Art Marketing
September 9th in Colfax CA
4 - 5:30 pm
I've been invited to present
this topic at the monthly Sierra
Vista Art Center's meeting. We could easily spend an entire day on the subject,
basics and hope to include
e-newsletters and entering art shows. I'll
also discuss the importance
viewing art as a business. Bring
public is welcome.
the Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School Street, RM C - near
the ball field
contact: Logan West, President - (530) 368-1491
Style Magazine Cover
Speaking of Treating Art as a Business . . .
thrilled to share that my painting of "Ernie" is on the
cover of the August issue of the Roseville Granite Bay
Rocklin edition of Style Magazine! A few weeks ago, I received a request via e-mail from one of the editors for
a couple of high resolution files of some of my pet art
for a feature about people and their pets. I still
don't know how the editor found out about me, but because
I had what she needed easily accessible, I was able to
provide what she needed in a very short time frame. Her
deadline was "this afternoon or tomorrow at the latest".
I have no doubt that if I hadn't been prepared I would
have missed out on a wonderful opportunity! And of course,
I have to mention that the original painting
is still available.
Me on Facebook
In the past year or so, Facebook has become my go-to place to announce events, awards,
etc. I will still continue to send out my newsletters, but I'm
not always getting them out every other month as I
had planned. That means some events
don't make it into the newsletter if the timing is off when I
create a newsletter. Plus, I don't want to overwhelm readers
with an overly long newsletter (and this one would have been
if I had included all the things I wanted to). So, for those
of you on Facebook, please "Like"
my art page to keep current. Note that you do not need a Facebook
account to view the page, however, if you want to "like" the
page and leave comments, you will need an account.
art. Reproductions on note cards, prints, magnets & earrings