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The Ins and outs About Juried Shows – What to Expect

I have been asked many times “what are Juried Shows?” The answer I give is that they are shows that the pieces on display are picked by a group of qualified people.
Simple enough I thought. However this seems to scare some people. So I gave it some more thought and here is the result.

Some thoughts About Cave Painting Art

This post was inspired by a Facebook posting about new dating on Cave Paintings.  This twigged my curiosity and I started to investigate.  I read a lot and I viewed many articles on You tube.  There was a symposium on there, that I watched that covered many scientific areas on the topic.  They claimed artistic… Read more »

Well It is awhile since the Cataracts

Nature Landscapes of Canada

I thought I would do an update as to how I am faring with my cataract free eyesight.  I now have my new glasses as I mentioned several posts ago.  Still are fine with them. Have I noticed any problems since the surgery?  Not really.  My eyes still get tired, but in some ways that… Read more »

Some recent paintings

I have been busy at the easel since I finished up the farm books. I have been working mostly in acrylics lately. I choose subjects that I find interesting and challenging. Below is the painting “Frosty Morn” a 7×12 inch acrylic painting. As you can see it is hot off the press so to speak. … Read more »

Recap of 2013 activities!

Hi Everyone! Been awhile since I was on this blogger.  Just too many irons in the fire I guess! Been busy though. Health issues  got in the way, but I am on the mend and hope to be back at full tilt soon. 2013 was a fantastic year really.  Lots of good things happened.  I… Read more »

“Morning Silhouette” – 12×21 acrylic This is the latest off of the easel.  I know some will say that it is only a photo effect where you get a silhouette, but when you look into water with bright morning light bouncing off and dazzling the eyes, you really do only see silhouettes.  This is just… Read more »

Eye surgery & Painting

    For quite some time I was needing to  have my eyes worked on due to cataracts.  I was really leary of doing this, as I was worried about how it would impact my painting.  Time came though when I needed to do something, as my driving at night became a problem and it was… Read more »

Why Juried Shows?

I am the chair person of Lloydminster’s Arts Without Borders Fine Art Shows.  One of these is a Juried show. When I have gone around letting people know about our show, and encourage people to enter it; some people have asked me “What is the benefit of entering a juried show?”  I have to say, I was stumped for an… Read more »

Welcome to 2011!

Well, the next decade has started.  Hard to believe as it flew by so fast.  Makes a person wonder if they have enough time to do all that they want to do in their lives.  For myself, I think I would need about 3 lifetimes to fit in everything I want to do in just… Read more »