Here’s an easy thing to do. Visit https://www.canvaspontiac.com/2019-handcraft and look at all the artwork submitted to this years handcrafted category of Canvas Pontiac. Click the heart on any entry you feel the love for. I hope you will select my painting Electric Pole as one of your favorite.
I believe this is a juried competition, but the first stage looks like it’s also a popularity contest. So, if you don’t mind sharing with your buds, I hope to see my painting on the side of a building in downtown Pontiac again this year.
Thanks for your support. – sm
The MFAC opening was really fun this past Friday. Thanks to everyone who came out to see the show. I was awarded the Corinne Maillard Robinson Award. What a great surprise. Thanks to the juror Jerald Melberg and the BBAC for this recognition.
Yay! My painting “Stasis Hiatus” was accepted for the BBAC’s 38th annual, 2019 Michigan Fine Arts Competition.
This will be my fourth time participating in this 5-state regional competition. Come to the opening, and see all the amazing work selected by this years Juror Jerald Melberg.
I hope to see you there.
Exhibition Opens — Fri., Jun. 21; Reception 6-8pm – Awards Presentation around 7pm
Exhibition Closes — Thurs., Aug 22, 5pm
BBAC Gallery Summer Hours
1516 S. Cranbrook, Birmingham, MI 48009
Wonderful art news!
So very grateful to be selected not only to participate, but win Best of Show (2D fine art) in EC’s online exhibit ‘WARMTH’ with my painting ‘Rocky Climb‘.
My Aunt Marjory passed away recently. I made this portrait in memory of her as a gift for my California cousins. I haven’t seen that side of my family in decades, and I look forward to joining them soon, as we celebrate the life of this wonderful, joyful, humorous woman.
This portrait was based on the above photo that I believe was taken by my cousin Lynette. I usually work from my own photos, but since this was a surprise, I worked with this image, found on Facebook, that I feel captures her spirit. In the original photo, she was celebrating 50 years of supporting The League of Women Voters.
I finished this painting of my girls getting ice cream from the ice cream truck over this past summer. It’s based on a snapshot I took.
We allow them to pay for that sort of thing with their allowance, and sometimes the oldest treats her sister using her allowance, because the youngest spent all her money. I think this was the case here. So, I’m calling this painting “Allowance”. Hopefully, it will often remind my youngest that her older sister loves her.
Here’s some details of the progression from my instagram page
Cruise into Pontiac tonight and tomorrow for a live painting demo.
As a participant in Pontiac’s Art on Wheels Festival, and on the heels of winning first place in Canvas Pontiac’s Art Competition, I will be fabricating a new landscape, painting live and open to the public inside the Alley Cat Cafe, located on the corner of N. Saginaw and W. Lawrence St., in downtown Pontiac, MI.
I will begin the painting Friday night (8/17/18) from 6-9pm, and hopefully complete the work tomorrow (8/18/18) during the busy Dream Cruise afternoon.
During the live art demo, limited edition prints of “Trail Dreams” will be available for $300, credit cards accepted. Also, I have six recent artworks you may enjoy exploring throughout the cafe.
I believe there will be lots of activity with street musicians, multiple artists and craftspeople, and food trucks serving the public, so it should be very interesting to see what that environment inspires in my work. Hope to see you there.
For all of you unable to make the event, I’ll try to post some of the action on my facebook page or instagram Acct. So like or follow me if you haven’t already, to stay in touch, and, Thanks.
Here’s a writeup about the Festival in the Oakland Press.