I still consider Redlands as "home," even though I moved up to Washington state in 2003. I lived in Birch Bay until 2011, when I moved to Spokane where I've been now for almost three years. Oh my! Has it really been that long, and my sister Mel Slater still puts up with me? Bless her and her roof over our heads!
The Featured Artist Show: I've been a member of the Redlands Art Association for over 30 years, and volunteered while I lived there in a number of capacities such as gallery manager, put together the newsletter, librarian, board of directors, workshop instructor, et cetera. A lot of time and effort was poured into that community art organization, just ask my sons!
With that background, I was tickled pink to be able to provide artwork for this featured artist display back in my hometown. Since I cannot be there, one of my other sisters, Sandy Davies, accepted the responsibility to mount the work for me.
The logistics have been a little different. The cost of shipping framed artwork to another part of the country would have been beyond my fixed income budget. Ever one to adapt, all of my paintings in this show are under 11" x 14" as are also the matted photographs. Nothing is framed. I kept to this size restriction so I could pack EVERYTHING in Medium Flat Rate USPS boxes. I'm told everything arrived in good order and Sandy is now using little metal clips to hang the artwork in a professional, albeit alternative, manner.
I'm thrilled that my friends and acquaintances who are interested can see what work I'm currently creating! I've already sold one of the paintings in the show and am thrilled about it!
I'm uploading photos of the paintings with this blog entry. Hope it all displays well for those of you who are interested and not able to make it to Redlands.
My show runs from April 19th to May 9th at Redlands Art Association Gallery at 215 E. State Street, Redlands CA. Their phone number is (909) 792-8435 where you can call about prices, and you can access their website www.redlandsartassociation.org for hours and other information about the benefits and services they provide the community of Redlands and environs.
|Birch 11 x 14 acrylic|
|Blossoms 11 x 14 acrylic|
|Amalie 9 x 12 acrylic|
|Blush of Morning 11 x 14 acrylic|
|Eucalyptus 9 x 12 acrylic|
|Daffodils in Blue 11 x 14 acrylic|
|Dusk Along Coast 11 x 14 acrylic|
|Mokume Gane 11 x 14 acrylic|
|Moonlit Geraniums 8 x 10 Acrylic/Colored Pencil|
|Night Wind 9 x 12 acrylic|
|Outside In 11 x 14 acrylic|
|Silhouette 8 x 10 acrylic/pencil|
|Stuck With a Way Out 9 x 12 acrylic/graphite|
(This painting is already sold)