Saturday, August 4, 2012
San Antonio's McNay Art Museum's
Art to the Power of Ten which consists of 10 artists chosen to display their work during a fundraising event for the museum. The artists get to sell there works and donate a work of art to the Museum for the event. It is a good chance to get people to started on the idea of an personal art collection of their own. I must say that I sound quite a few paintings and made some new collector friends!
Everyone was so nice and encouraging...which is very very stimulating for an artist. It's not too often one gets a chance like this in San Antonio to sell one's artwork to collectors.
All of the artists that were part of this event have given a talk at the McNay in the past and the McNay's Rene Barilleaux, a fantastic person and wonderful curator will choose the work to be donated. You can come to this event! See info below!
2012 Participating Artists
|A Beetle's Beat 18 x 24|
In July I had a visitor to my studio- New Yorker Barbara MacAdam, Deputy Editor of Art NEWS. She liked the work below called Dwell Cluster. I had decided to arrange these works together, like a fitted puzzle block and it has the feel of a circuit board. Diane Barber, Houston based curator that tagged along said that I should do a whole wall of them. I would like too someday but need somewhere with space to do it-kinda like a mural. I don't know if it is a common thing for curators to gang together when visiting studios but I think it's kinda like tricker treaters during Halloween....give me something good to see.....Well they see now that I am a serious painter and my work is very much about color. Diane really liked my cat Tinka and took some photos of her. I guess she is due to have a show sometime soon.
Regardless, it was fun and nice to get feedback from these ladies and I hope they had a good time drinking the wine I served. The wine by the way is the best selling table wine in France!
|Dwell Cluster approx. 5' x 3'|
I have been very productive in the studio this summer...well most summers I am as all year round.
|Hadrian's Lamp 18 x 24 (inspired by a trip to Rome)|
|Ear Noise 18 x 24|