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November 15, 2010 November 16, 2010

National Abstract Show - White Light

I finally found time to visit the National Abstract Show that my paintings are in. The winners of the competition were primarily abstract expressionism but there were many different painting styles represented in the show.  The show had over 130 paintings entered from 17 states and around 50 paintings were juried into the show. The show closes this weekend and it was a huge honor for me to have two paintings accepted.

National Abstract Show - Carnival

The show is displayed in the Garfield Park Arts Center. This is a historic building with lots of space that is used for classes and to support all types of art and art groups. The competition is organizaed and managed by the Southside Art League of Indianapolis.


August 21, 2010 August 22, 2010

Well here’s the good news and the bad news. First the bad…neither of my submitted watercolors were accepted for the Watercolor Society of Indiana’s Juried Show. This competition had over 175 entries for 52 spots. I am sad but I will keep trying!

Now the good news…seven of my eight submitted works (three watercolors, one acrylic abstract and three drawings) were juried into the professional arts competition at the Indiana State Fair and both of my submitted works were accepted into the National Abstract Show. This show had over 130 entries from 17 states and I am not sure how many were accepted. Last year’s show probably had 35-40 in the show but that is just my estimate. Anyway here are the two entries that were accepted for the abstract show.

Carnival (13" X 22" Image)

Carnival is acrylic on a half sheet of Yupo Paper and White light is acrylic on a full sheet of Yupo and I had it framed so it can be hung either horizontally or vertically. Originally I thought I would hang it horizontally but now I prefer vertically. I (IMO) think both are equally nice. Both paintings are matted and under glass and White Light has a lovely frame that was recommended by my framer who gave me a great deal on it.

White Light