Sunday, April 24, 2011

Cotton District 5k

Had a great day at the Cotton District Arts Festival in Starkville, MS yesterday! As I have the last few years, I submitted some artwork to the Juried show. I have had pretty good success with this show the last five years, especially considering that a different juror judges the show each year. This year, my piece entitled "Manic Depression" won first place in the Drawing/Mixed Media category!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to view my artwork, and the other art in the show.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Joe MacGown Art Exhibition -Depot Gallery, MSU

I will be having an exhibition entitled "Subconscious Meandering" featuring some of my surreal drawings and paintings at the Depot Gallery on the Mississippi State University Campus. The gallery is located above the Welcome Center in the Barnes and Nobles Building beside the Football Stadium. The show will be up all summer from 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday from 3 May to 31 August 2011.

Some of the artwork included will be collaborative works that I have done with several artists from around the world including Bernard Dumaine, Marcel Bakker, Debra Valentine, Gromyko Semper, Janelle McKain, Ben Tolman, Joseph Larkin, Sally Hunter, and Peter Sibrin.
An opening reception will be held on Thursday, 2 June 2011 from 5 PM to 7 PM.

If you can make the reception, great, if not, the show will be up all summer.

More info about the show:

Cotton District Arts Festival 2011

The 2011 Cotton District Arts Festival will be held tomorrow (April 23rd), and it looks like it will be a pleasant day for it! I entered 3 pieces of artwork in the juried show and all 3 were accepted! The three I entered were Manic Depression, Vent, and Out of the Fold. Hopefully, one or more of these will win something in the show! This year's juror is Terry Cherry, an accomplished watercolorist and art teacher extraordinare at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, MS. If you get a chance, come by the festival and check out the juried show, which will be held in the Visual Arts Building on University Drive. Awards will be presented at 9:30, but the arts festival will be all day!

Manic Depression 48 X 48 inches

Out of the Fold, 19 X 24 inches

Vent, 20 X 20 inches