Friday, August 28, 2015

Columbus Arts Walk and Prairie Arts Festival 2015

Well, I will have art, both originals and prints, available for sale at the Columbus Arts Walk in Columbus, MS on September 3rd and at the Prairie Arts Festival in West Point, MS on Saturday, September 5th. Thanks much to Allen and Mark at Chalet Arts for printing these awesome archival prints and books! They look great and have colors that will last longer than any of us.

Random art picts from my studio
Art, yep 
Typically, I don't do these art festival things, because its a lot of work to get ready and the weather is iffy at best. But, I had some reasonable success at the West Point and Starkville Arts Walks earlier in the summer, which was cool, so yeah. Plus, my son Joseph has been doing some trippy art stuff and has made various small prints and cards, as well as a few originals, and he wants to see what its like to set up a booth at a festival and try to sell art. So, he will be joining me for sure in West Point, and maybe in Columbus.

Some of Joseph's trippy prints and cards ready to go. 
For the Columbus Arts Walk, I will be set up at Blades Hair Design on 5th Street on Thursday, Sept. 3rd from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. My last adventure in West Point was also at a hair salon, and it went quite well! So, hoping this will also be fruitful.

Some of my prints 
Then, just two days later, we will pack up our tent and art stuff to set up in the park in West Point, MS for the Prairie Arts Festival. Looking at the map, I have to say they hooked me up with a pretty good spot in the main park area. As an artist in the festival, I also can be part of of the juried show. Cool.

piles of unfinished stuff
Yes, please come see both of us at these two upcoming venues and buy our cards, prints, originals, and or my book. Joseph may also have a few of his CDs available for sale as well. At least come by and hang out with us. 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Meridian Museum of Art's Annual Bi-State Juried Exhibition

The Bi-State Juried Exhibition held at the Meridian Museum of Art in Meridian, MS offers over $3,000 in awards including $1,000 for Best of Show! This exhibition showcases contemporary artists in Mississippi and Alabama. The exhibition will run from August 19 to October 17 with the Awards Reception on Saturday, October 17 from 6 to 8 pm.

This year's juror is Brian Kelly who has an M.F.A. in printmaking from Louisiana State University, a B.F.A. in printmaking from Northern Illinois, and various other awesome credentials. Currently, he is Head of the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He has conducted workshops, lectured, and exhibited around the world.

I entered one piece in the show this year, "Pagan Totem Goddess", which, I am happy to say, was accepted! This is a pretty trippy picture, and I hope people enjoy it.

Here is a complete list of the artists whose works were accepted for the show. 

Adrienne Callander
Amy Pirkle
Andrea Kostyal
Barbara Parrish
Charlotte Wegrznowski
Dan Piersol
David Howell
Don Norris
Elaine Shields
Erin Hardin
George Brown
Jill Hammes
Joe MacGown
Julia W. Gary
Julie Plasketes
Kyle Braund
Lisa Spinks
Margaret Gluhman
Martha Hopkins
Maureen Donnelly
Randy Shoults 
Rick Anderson
Rowan Haug
Sabyna Sterrett
Sarah Dunn
Shea Goff
Shu H. Chang
Susa Nawrocki
Susan Ingram
Teresa Rodriguez
Thomas Nawrocki
Wanda Sullivan
William T. Dooley