Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Taking Newbury Street by Storm

Come and see my work at the New England Watercolor Society Small Works Exhibit from November 20 through December 20, 2009, Emmanuel Church Gallery, 15 Newbury Street, Boston, open Friday 11 am - 4 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 1 - 5 pm. I will be gallery sitting on Sunday, November 29, so that will be a great day to stop by. The work above, Pears II is one of the watercolors I have for sale, along with Toy Trucks and Apples XII. All are framed 12" x 16", watercolor on 300 lb. Fabriano. They had room for a few larger pieces, so I also brought along A Moment in the Sun which is 16 1/2" x 22 1/2" unframed, but is approximately 25" x 32" in the gorgeous frame it is in.

And you can also see some of my work in the L'Attitude Gallery, 218 Newbury Street, where several of my small watercolors are on sale, along with several of my giclée prints of work for children.

The Arsenal Center for the Arts Annual Members' Exhibit Opening Reception is this Thursday nights from 5:30 - 7:30 pm, which is also an opening for the shop artists (I have stuff in the shop, too!), and I think most of we studio artists will be there in studio to welcome visitors. So, come and buy some art!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Arsenal Center for the Arts Member's Exhibit

They are hanging the Arsenal Center for the Arts Member's Show today. It will be on display through January 2, 2010. I have a watercolor painting in it, The Treasure Finders, watercolor on 300 lb CP Fabriano paper, 16.5" x 22.5", pictured here. Some time this summer, David took me on a drive and we ended up at Salem Willows, an awesome peninsula up on the North Shore. He happily stayed in the van with the AC on watching the X-Files (The Truth Is Out There) while I explored the neighborhood and seaside. I found a tiny beach where a number of people were enjoying the beautiful, sunny day, and saw these children exploring amidst the sea-weed covered stones. The painting was made up of a pastiche of several pictures I took that day. There are a number of other inspiring images I captured which will become future paintings from my photo safari at Salem Willows.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I have a BLOG! Yay!

Woah, yes, I am in the blogosphere. Welcome to my blog! Let me catch you up on new stuff, old stuff, other stuff. I am a watercolorist, teacher and artist from Watertown, Massachusetts. My big news of right now is that I have just qualified to be a member of the New England Watercolor Society by having my 4th painting accepted into one of their shows, one of which had to be a National exhbition. So, hooray, Dawn, it took 5 years but it is so infinitely worth it. What does it all mean, you ask? I'm excited because it puts me in the company of Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent, Frank W. Benson, Andrew Wyeth and Maurice Prendergast, all signature members of the society. Find out more at http://www.newenglandwatercolorsociety.org/ where you can also get a look at the recent show which has my painting, The Venetians, pictured right, on display through January 24, 2010, at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury.

I also have a painting in the North East Watercolor Society International Exhibition, which is on display through November 7 at the Kent Art Association in Kent, Connecticut. For more information on this organization, please visit their website at http://www.northeastws.com/ The painting on display is Sun Dreamer featuring my lovely cat, Miss Kes. My husband, David and I had a lovely weekend down there, and especially enjoyed visiting the stunning Kent Falls State Park. We also believe we saw the covered bridge spanning the Housatonic River that the hapless Maitlands crashed through in the movie Beetlejuice.

I also invite artists who create art, work or reside in Watertown or Belmont to join me for the First Annual Watertown & Belmont Open Studios, which will take place on April 24 and 25, 2010. It's going to be wonderful, and to make sure you get all the latest information, please shoot me an e-mail at openstudios@arsenalarts.org I am helping to organize the event, so watch this space for more information!