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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Red River Watercolor Society Signature Membership

I am just back from a road trip with my family through the Dakotas, including a visit to Medora in the Badlands National Park and a paddling competition in the Sheyenne River.

I was also able to visit the excellent Red River Watercolor Society 2014 National Exhibit at the Hiemkomst Center in Moorhead, MN, just before it closed. This was a very significant exhibit for me: My painting Twin Elevators (26x20 watercolor on Yupo, shown above) was selected for the show by juror Michael Reardon and received the Jack Richeson Award. But more importantly, I am very proud to have achieved Signature Membership in the RRWS with my third acceptance into their National exhibit.

The RRWS is based in the Fargo/Moorhead area but has members from all over the country. They boast a high caliber of workshop instructors and exhibit jurors, and a great number of top level water media artists who participate in their annual shows.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Plein Air Marathon

We had a great day at the PAAC Plein Air Marathon last saturday. We started at sunrise and covered five different locations through the day, in Longmont, Niwot and Boulder. 

I had to fullfil my national civic duty to watch Brazil play at the World Cup, so I did not paint in one of the sites... but was happy with the four paintings I managed to complete.

It was my first marathon and a great experience... Fun but also very tiring, especially on such a warm day. There were 27 participants from several areas of the State and it was a pleasure to meet everyone and appreciate their work. My wife and children joined the closing get together as well. I definitely look forward to next time.