Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Preparing Portraits for Shipment

Last week I was busy apply the final varnish on the 16 of the 21 oil paintings from
"Portraits of American Veterans Project".  I will deliver them to the National Veterans Art Museum where they will be packed, crated and shipped to Fairfield, Connecticut for a three month long solo show at the GE Cultural Fine Art Gallery.   The GE exhibit is the first time for the paintings to travel outside the Chicago area.  I am so excited that my work will reach a new audience and the wonderful stories of the veterans who are part of the Project will reach across the country.  These veterans represent the best of what American can be and I'm honored to represent them through my art.

I've been working with Valerie Cooper  of Picture That L.L.C.  whose professionalism and patience  have helped me to pull all of the complex elements of this ground breaking exhibit together.  Take a look at the GE Cultural Fine Art Gallery to learn more about Picture That, L.L.C.: Promoting Cultural Awareness.

On Tuesday November 13 I will board a flight from O'Hare International Airport and fly to Laguardia Airport in N.Y. en route to the GE Corporate offices for a personal tour of the facility followed by an artist reception, veterans roundtable discussion and I will present a power point presentation and discussion about my work and Portraits of American Veterans Project.  To say I am excited would be and understatement.   I will then fly back to Chicago on Wednesday November 14 after and night stay in a Marriot Hotel.,,,,,All I can say is THANK YOU to GE and everyone who has taken part in the Portrait Project over the past three and half years. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My Work Incuded in Chicago Artists Month

"Water Reflection II"  oil on canvas  24"X 18" is my interpretation of the fountain and figures as they twist and move in the sparkling reflective water's surface.   This painting is part of my new body of work that reveals my love for the beautiful qualities of the fluid surfaces.  I will exhibit for the month of October with a group of fellow artists and friends in a lovely gallery on Chicago's west side.  Details are below: 
 Small Works Exhibition
 Opening Reception: Saturday, October 6, 2012
 4-8 PM
 Gallery 1837 
 1837 W. Grand Avenue, 2nd floor, Chicago
 Great artwork. Refreshments. Live Music.
 A Chicago Women's Caucus for Art Member's Exhibition