I'm doing a demo at this awesome gallery on how to make abstract paintings with spider webs - and a few other abstract tricks that require NO DRAWING SKILLS WHATSOEVER!! In preparation, I have a painted web ready to apply the shapes and spray acrylics; a web with 4 layers of shapes and paint ready for the big "reveal"; and 3 paintings that go just a little farther with this process just for fun. If we have time, I will also demonstrate how to make your own gelli papers! Will be a fun, fast hour and I do hope y'all can come!!!
Time to switch out some art and artisans again! Love having our work displayed so beautifully in downtown Clarksville - and now just in time for the crowds of Lakefest!!! We're happy!!!
We were all so tickled to be here in this show. We had such fun setting it up on Thursday, and we all participated in bringing appetizers, the Parsons Bruce Art Association brought treats, too - and provided the Wine! The show will be open until mid-August, so if you didn't get a chance to come to the reception June 4th, you still have plenty of time to see the show. Just ask at the front desk and they will gladly take you down to see it!
The heavy rains did not stop people from coming to the Wine Festival and having a ball! We had a really good time in our booth and talked to so many lovely people. A great day was had by all - and we each sold some pieces!!!
This is the first annual juried show that HCAC has put on - and in conjunction with the Lake Country Artisan's Guild. 35 artists were represented and 90+ pieces of art were submitted to be considered for the show. They had an Awards Ceremony on April 7th and the turnout was remarkable, as you can see, and the artwork even more stunning! Sit back and enjoy both the art and the people! Thank you for stopping by!
This is the most people I have seen turn out for Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening Celebration - great outpour from the community emphasizing the need for gathering place like this for family and friends! And we, at the Lake Country Artisans Guild, are just thrilled to be a part of it!
This was my second time to see this show and it was a spectacular as the first. Some of the interpretations of the art into floral arrangements was spot on, other times it was like huh? But oh so enjoyable! Here are some photos for you to enjoy!
Please do yourself a favor and come see this show! The quilts are just gorgeous - all unique and beautifully different! And Sarah Bolduc, President of our Lake Country Artisans Guild has a lovely display of some of her fabric creations!
I submitted all the forms, pics, payment, etc. to be considered for this upcoming show "In The Garden" in conjunction with Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden! These are the three funky florals I entered. Crossing all appendages that I get in!!
Ever wonder where the creativity stops with an artist? I don't believe it does! Here is the Fairy Garden in front of our house. I think there are like 120 stones with mosaic on them. I do think I am done with those! And the fairies got newly painted doors, new mushrooms and steps. And the tree trunk fern holders got replaced as well. Only took 5 years to decay! Who knew? Anyway, here are some pictures for you to enjoy!
We could not have asked for a better turnout for this art show. This community is so very supportive of the arts, and they were the nicest bunch of people I've met in a long time! Several of our Guild members attended, and 3 of my favorite neighbors came! It's been two days and I have not stopped grinning!!! Sarah Buldoc, our President, did a fabulous job coordinating the hanging of this show and her speech about the 3 of us was so very touching. Wish I'd have recorded it - would be a great way to start each day!!!
I'm happy to report that two of my friends from the Lake Country Artisans Guild - Moose Yeates and George Reebals will be joining me in our booth "Three Local Artisans". I've been painting away - here are some that will be featured:
I'm so excited about this 3 person show, thanks to our President, Sarah P Buldoc of Lake Country Artisans Guild! Hoping many of our friends and families will attend. This is a great prequel to our upcoming juried show, also at the Halifax County Arts Council!'s "The Gallery"/
I painted this commissioned piece for the RR Club and they turned around and donated it to the Chamber of Commerce to hang in their office! Just tickled me to death and I was honored to be a part of their dedication process.
Fellow Lake Country Artisan's Guild Member, Moose Yeates and I will be displaying our artwork at the VA Ave Mall 2/1/19-2/15/19. We plan to have the window absolutely exploding with art and color! Please stop by while you are in beautiful downtown Clarksville and let us hear what you think!!
I am honored to have been the one the Chamber asked to paint these historical buildings! They are finally going to be available to the public for purchase at the upcoming Harvest Festival, October 6th! The history of each building is on the back of the cards, along with their official historical landmark ID Here are the 5 paintings done for these cards!
What's an artist to do? Worry? or Paint???? I chose paint! 6 down and 2 more to go and you couldn't smack the smile off my face!!!
I had to go back to see this show again - there were so many people at the Artist Reception, it was really hard to enjoy the artwork! It's just lovely. Stop in and see it if you can - just ask the gift shop staff to open the museum for you and take all the time you want!
I am so excited! I joined this Guild yesterday and am so looking forward to participating in the many shows they do all over the place - and mostly to get to know the artists in the Guild and learn and grow with them!! My first meeting will be next Wednesday and I can't wait!!
As you can see, there was quite a turnout for the Artist Receptiion!!! Kudos to local artists from the Lake Country Artisan's Guild and their many awards - three Honorable Mentions and First Place to Sarah Bolduc!
This was a project that started with Linda Davenport at the Galleria, with much gratitude. This lovely lady came in with a piece of paper with a small black and white photo of an old church that used to exist in Nelson, VA. It took me 3 complete tries to get this where I wanted it. I'm happy with the results. I'll give the painting to Linda to matt and frame and then she will contact this wonderful woman to come pick it up!
Andrea Burke, WVWS
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'This world is but a canvas to our imagination' - Henry David Thoreau