Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Miniature Show

 
I have been invited to participate in The West Lives On gallery Christmas Miniature for the Holidays show, so won't you stop by for a look if you are in the Jackson, Wyoming area over the Christmas holidays. 

Also, look for a write-up in the Jan/Feb issue of the Art of the West magazine that is featuring me along with several noted pencil artists like Brenda Murphy, Cindy Long and Karmell Timmons.  I was so thrilled when publishers, Allan Duerr and Tom Tierney, contacted me about wanting to do a feature article that included us pencil artists.  So go out and get a copy if you don't already subscribe to the magazine.

As the 2010 year is coming to an end, I just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and happy holiday season.  It has been an exciting year, and I am truly thankful for all of the blessings bestowed upon me.  May you all have a healthy and prosperous New Year!

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Russell


Great News!  Today I received my acceptance letter to The Russell Show & Sale to benefit the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana.  I don't know who is more excited, my kids or me.  The big art event is during our spring break, so I think the kids are already dreaming of a ski trip or at least a fantastic get a way! 

My drawing titled Early Start is what was accepted.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"Artist's Choice" Award

Determined Pursuit received the "Artist's Choice" award at the Heart of the West show & sale at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame & Museum in Ft. Worth last week.  Every detail down to the charismatic band, the delicious food and good company made this a fantastic show.  It was obvious the museum, the volunteers and everyone involved put their heart and soul into making this a top-notch event.  I met many of my favorite female western artists there for the first time and am truly honored to exhibit among them and be graced with this special award.  Thank you.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

2010 Heart of the West



Determined Pursuit and Midday Nap are exhibiting at the all girl invitational 2010 Heart of the West Show & Sale at the Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame in Ft. Worth, TX.  I am so excited to be exhibiting among so many other top female western artists, such as, Donna Howell-Sickles, Terri Kelly Moyers, Deborah Copenhaver Fellows, Krystii Melaine and Brenda Murphy.  Won't you join me at the Reception and Sale on Wednesday, October 27th.  Tickets are available now for $60 per person.

The Heart of the West catalog is available for $10.

Contact Jennifer Siegel at 817-509-8960 or email her at jsiegel@cowgirl.net to purchase your tickets.

Friday, October 8, 2010

APA 26th Annual Juried Show

My drawing titled "First Chill" received the Award of Excellence at the APA Art of the Plains Exhibition at the Great Plains Museum in Lincoln, NE.
 
Click Here to view the winners and show.


The APA Reception and Announcement of Awards was really nice and very well attended last Friday night, October 1, 2010, at the Great Plains Art Museum in Lincoln, NE.  Lincoln's beautiful downtown area hosts a Friday Night Art Walk so a large crowd was out and about and came to the show.  The show overall was most impressive and the art was very well lighted and presented beautifully in the museum.  A special thank you to the Great Plains Museum and to Allan Duerr, our juror of awards, for lending his expertise.  Congratulations to all of the winners.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Bosque Art Classic

I will be heading to the 25th annual Bosque Art Classic opening reception this Saturday the 11th.  The exhibition and sale is open to the public through Sept. 26th.  How exciting to have Cowboy Artist, John Coleman, as this year's judge.  If you are in the area, then won't you swing by to see some outstanding art.

Monday, August 9, 2010

America's Horse in Art

Call to Breakfast    18" x 24"

I will be headed to Amarillo this Saturday for the America's Horse in Art show & sale.  Won't you join me for the reception at the AQHA Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo on Aug. 14th at 5:30 pm.  Wayne Baize created the signature piece for this years show.  I'm excited to be exhibiting among many wonderful artists at this show, so come enjoy the show.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Colorado Trip

Black Mesa Mountain
Black Canyon, Colorado 


We had a wonderful time vacationing in the Colorado mountains.  We were in the Gunnison / Crawford area.  The summer splendor is amazing, and I now have some amazing reference photos for future paintings.  A trip back next year to see the fall leaves is hopefully in the works.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bosque Art Classic

Three of my works were accepted into the Bosque Art Classic.  This is the 25th Annual Show and Sale which opens Sept. 12 - 26th at the Bosque Arts Center in Clifton, Texas.  If you're in the area during the month of September, then stop by to see all the great art.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Awarded as Top 15% Finalist

Fine Art Studio Online hosts a monthly painting competition, so this May I decided to enter and was pleasantly surprised to be in the top 15%.  Check out the painting that won the award at Bold Brush painting competition

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Art Professionally Photographed

I shipped four new artworks to be professionally photographed today.  Even though I take my own photos of my artwork, the detail and overall quality can't compare to professionals.  More prints of my work may be in the works, so great photos are a must.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Heart of the West

I am excited to announce that I have been invited to participate in the 2010 Heart of the West Art Show at the Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame in Ft. Worth, Texas.  Click on the following link to view more of the show details.  Heart of the West

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Round Up! 2010

Video of Quick Draw at Round Up 2010

I participated in the Quick Draw at Round Up 2010 Invitational.  All proceeds went to The Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, TX where the event took place.  It was fun participating and meeting so many new people.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wishbone


Wishbone  pencil drawing 16" x 12"

This piece will be exhibited at Round Up 2010 at The Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, Texas.  I will be attending the opening on April 9th & 10th and participating in the Quick Draw from 5:00 - 7:00 pm on Friday the 9th.  If you are interested in attending the opening reception, then reservations can be made by contacting the museum at 830-896-2553 or  visit the website at www.museumofwesternart.org

First Chill

 

First Chill    pencil drawing 24" x 18"

This piece will be exhibited at Round Up 2010 at The Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, Texas.  I will be attending the opening on April 9th & 10th and participating in the Quick Draw from 5:00 - 7:00 pm on Friday the 9th.  If you are interested in attending the opening reception, then reservations can be made by contacting the museum at 830-896-2553 or  visit the website at www.museumofwesternart.org

Monday, March 22, 2010

Del Rio Artwalk


If you are near Del Rio, Texas, then why not stop to enjoy Artwalk on April 2nd.  I am very excited to be the featured artist at the Lee Bunch Studio Gallery from April 2 - 28th.  For more information and directions Click Here.

Thursday, February 18, 2010