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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

An Exhibit and an Interview

You just never know what is going to happen when you put paintings in an exhibit. Yearly I have paintings at a local coffee shop. I receive many comments from people who have seen my paintings there, and people are able to purchase a painting to enjoy in their own home. This year something different happened: an interview.

After the paintings had been exhibited for a few days I received an email asking me if I would be interested in being interviewed about being an artist. Of course, I'm always happy to share what I know about art and painting, especially if I get to talk about my passion, pastel painting! I spent an enjoyable hour at the coffee shop with a local college student. Check out the resulting article:

Friday, May 7, 2010

Artists of Minnesota Spring Conference 2010

Putting on a conference is a lot of work for those behind the scenes. How do all 255 paintings get hung? And awards decided? And food served?? And programs selected??? Fellow artists, that's how. In the end, it's all worth it. I had the opportunity to help with the 2010 Conference in Duluth. Conference is a chance to meet new friends, see old friends, and be surrounded by art and artists. Who else can better understand the joys and angst of painting than fellow artists?

There is always something new to learn from the demos and from looking at all the paintings. Here's Scott during his demo. It's such a great inspiration all around. I finished the weekend exhausted but fired up to take my paintings to new heights. Thank you to all the artists!