Saturday, June 20, 2009

Re: Stems Garden Soiree

I am back home.... and the reception was lovely..... and PACKED!!! The judges had to select from over 270 paintings. There were many, many beautiful paintings. I promised to report back to you the results for my paintings.

Much to my surprise..... "Path to Grape Bower" won 2nd place
"Marder Woodland Garden - Station #5 and "View Across Margaret's Pond" both won honorable mention........sooooo...... that means all 3 of my paintings will make it into the Stems Garden Soiree's auction next Saturday evening. I am so pleased and excited!

I think in total .... about 50 paintings will be on display for the Stem's Garden auction next week. I feel very honored to be among them.

I think tonight..... I might fall asleep with a huge smile on my face!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Stem's Plein Air Painting Event - 2009 - A Garden Soiree

View Across Margaret's Pond
11" x 14"
Oil on Linen Panel

Marder Woodland Garden - Station #5
11" x 14"
Oil on Linen Panel
Path to Grape Bower
11" x 14"
Oil on Linen Panel
It's been a while since I've posted! Lots going on...... and have not been painting as regularly as I was before. I am back..... and will be painting my heart out :)

A lovely gallery here in KC, the Rice Gallery, is sponsoring a plein air event for local artists. Over 75 artists have signed up. We had two weeks to paint, at the Overland Park Arboretum, on-site, from June 5 - 19th. A patron's private preview is scheduled tonight at the gallery, and judging will take place Saturday. The winners will be announced Saturday evening at the reception. The paintings that are selected.... will be transferred over to the Arboretum on June 27th..... for the big Gala and silent auction. It has been so much fun! I was out almost every day for the last week and 1/2. It was so beautiful to see so many artists out painting. I hope it becomes an annual event.

Here are my submissions for the Rice Gallery for the "Stem's Plein Air Gala". Wish me luck..... and keep your fingers crossed.... that I have some paintings chosen to be entered into the exhibit/auction :) I will keep you posted as things occur.