Monday, October 26, 2009

Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall

Sidestepper has been accepted into Rise-Fall, a multi-city event marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. During the month of November, Sidestepper can be viewed at The exhibition will be conducted in Miami, Boston, NYC, Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Try to visit one of the sites during this travelling show: NYC is the first stop.

Also, my acrylic mixed media piece, To Lure a Selkie, has taken First Place in the 2D category at a Women in the Visual Arts Exhibit at the Armory Art Center, 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach. Another of my paintings, Ah-Ha Moment, was also juried into this event.I hope that you can see this work and more than 250 other artistic creations at this beautiful gallery before it comes down on October 30th. For more information about the story leading up to the creation of To Lure a Selkie, please read my other blog,, under the title "Water" (August 30, 2009).

Art of Enduring

In October for a period of 11 days, I participated in a 'paint-in' and exhibition at downtown Orlando's City Arts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave. The event was sponsored and funded entirely by the Limner Society, a faith-based international organization that works through the visual arts to benefit worthy local and international cases. Generous donations of art supplies from Jerry's Art-A-Rama and local churches and synagogues furnished our tools and nourishment to sustain us over the ten-day period. The Marriott Hotel in Orlando served as our home during this time. Six resident Limner artists and six juried guest Limners (myself included), painted in a studio at the CAF and then curated an exhibition of our work, which opened on Oct. 15th. The streets were closed in front of the gallery, live entertainment drew folks, and the Limners conducted a silent auction of the work we produced during the paint in. Several of my works sold. A Latin jazz combo inside the gallery kept the throngs of patrons entertained.

The work produced by the artists involved were donated by them for purposes of the silent auction and ensuing exhibition. This show continues until the week of Nov. 15th. Although about a third of the 58 paintings juried into this show have already been sold at silent auction prices, all work is priced lower in order to sell to benefit worthy charities in Orange County, FL and relief efforts abroad. Please stop by the CAF Gallery or call 407.648.7060 for further information.