Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Winning Legs

The painting I call "Legs" has won two awards at festival this year. The first is the Elmer & Rita Zinn Memorial Award and the second is a purchase award from Brooke & Jonathan Shuff. This of course means that I will once again be up on stage in front of people trying not to pass out or trip over my own feet. I managed last year with a migraine so I'm sure I'll come out of it fine this time around. Don't get me wrong I'm extremely flattered that there are people out there that like my work enough to recognize it publicly. I just have terrible stage fright! 

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Art Festivals Galore!

This year I had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer with the Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts. I helped with the art take in for the Regional Art Competition. It was amazing to see all the high quality entries that came in. I also entered and am very excited to announce that three of my pieces were selected. 


NPR Candy Store


The Regional Arts Competition will be located at the old Art Museum at 155 N. Division. An opening reception will be held Friday, May 29 from 5 – 9 pm with the exhibit continuing through June 14.

I also entered the Muskegon Museum Regional Art Competition and one of my pieces was selected. 

Tea with a Tiger

The Muskegon Museum of Art will open its Regional Exhibition on Thursday, May 28, at 10:00 a.m. The public is invited to attend an opening reception that evening from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Artist awards will be announced at 7:00 p.m. The exhibition will be open through August 5, 2009.

I also want to say congratulations to my fellow Grand Valley State Illustration grad, Chris Mrozik, for winning the Robert and Veronica Youngman Memorial Award. Great work as always!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

NPR Illustration

Whew it's been a busy week! I finished the illustration for NPR. It's definitely one of the most detailed paintings I've done in a long time. As much fun as it was I'm very glad it's done and submitted. I think it turned out great and can't wait to see it printed in the calender!