Thursday, November 17, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
10-11 Colorado Art Festival at Castle Rock, CO
13-15 Con*Stellation 30 at Huntsville, AL (attending art show Friday & Sunday)
14 Monte Sano Art Show at Huntsville, AL (attending booth 16 all day Saturday)
24-25 Fall for Art at Lincoln, NE
29-01 Archon 35 at St. Louis, MO (probably mailing art to the show)
30-02 Longview Art & World Music Festival at Longview, MO (Kansas City)
07-09 Highland Art in the Park at Highland, IL (near St. Louis)
15-16 Stockley Gardens Arts Festival at Norfolk, VA
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Sometimes it's hard to tell which painting gets the most attention during an art show since each time we exhibit a group, several paintings compete with one another for patrons' most popular. However, we feel that our most popular painting during the Fairhope show this past weekend was Only You Beside Me and most popular painting and picture frame combination was A Day of Endless Wonder.
Monday, March 7, 2011
War Portrait #6: Recruit
For more information about the course or to sign up, contact Barrie at (727) 686-3176, or Laura Smith, Museum Academy Director, at (256) 535-4350.
Art + Frame = A Complete Work of Art
Unifying the picture frame with the artwork it contains
Picture frames and artworks go together like couples do with marriage. Creating meaningful relationships between my picture frames and my wife's paintings is my goal. The ultimate compliment is when someone says, "These paintings couldn't be framed any other way. They are complete works of art."
Course Description and Objectives:
Students will become familiar with picture frame history through a lecture and visual aids; they will learn how frames are made and with what materials they are made, such as types of woods, gold leaf techniques, and non-traditional materials such as steel and stained glass; they will consider creating more meaningful and artful picture frames that unify themselves with the artworks they contain; they will use their imaginations to design and draft a unique picture frame on paper and then share the designs through group discussion; and students will take home a gold leaf picture frame that they have embellished with sgraffito design by applying hand made egg tempera (egg yolk + pigment powder) and then removing part of the tempera to reveal the gold leaf underneath.
- 5-6 Frisco Art in the Square at Frisco, TX (North Dallas area)
- 12-13 Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts at Gulf Breeze, FL (Pensacola area)
- 18-20 59th Arts & Crafts Festival at Fairhope, AL (Mobile Bay area)
- 26-27 Lake Wales Art Show at Lake Wales, FL (Central Florida)
- 2-3 Renaissance Fine Arts Festival at Ridgeland, MS (North Jackson)
- 9-10 Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival at Gainesville, FL
- 15-17 Atlanta Dogwood Festival at Atlanta, GA
- 30-01 The Love Affair at Tifton, GA
- 13-15 Artisphere at Greenville, SC
- 19-20 Huntsville Museum of Art at Huntsville, SC (picture frame making workshop limited to 12 students, so contact Laura Smith, Museum Academy Director, (256) 535-4350, for details and enrollment.)