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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My Corner Office

I am back in North Dakota this week, visiting in-laws and once again making Dutton's Coffee Parlour in Valley City my corner office away from home. Last year, I made this sketch from this same window, showing the buildings across the street. The main building actually houses the Valley Artists Guild.

Speaking of art societies, the Red River Valley Watercolor Society in Fargo is hosting their annual national exhibit, and the small town of Pekin, ND had a state art show last weekend, so I have had the chance to see some great artwork as well.

The weather is nice and warm and the days are long, so I hope I can take a break from work and family events and do some sketching in the coming days.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Summer Events

Summer months are filled with art events: Exhibits, street fairs, workshops, etc. I will have some of my plein air paintings displayed at the Creative Framing gallery on Main Street in Longmont, including the piece shown here, "The Red Gate, Agricultural Heritage Center." I will also have several paintings featured in the Great Frame Up National Juried Exhibition, from July 13 to August 31.

I am pleased to have joined the Longmont Artists' Guild, especially now that they have started a  plein air painting group. The LAG has a current Member Show, jointly with the Boulder Art Association, at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, June 6 to June 10. I am not taking part this year.

Other upcoming local art events include:
  • Longmont ArtWalk, July 20, and September 21
  • Longmont Rhythm on the River, July 14
  • Boulder Chautauqua Colorado Juried Exhibition, August 31 to September 3