Just heard my sculpture "Retreat at Sharks Bluff" was selected as one of the 93 artworks (out of 351 submitted) for the 2016 Newport Art Museum Annual Members Juried Exhibition. Only one entry per artist was allowed. The Exhibit runs from February 6th through May 22nd, with the Opening Reception on Friday, February 5th from 5 to 7 PM at the Cushing Gallery at Newport Art Museum.
Hot out of the studio. My newest sculpture "House on Little Toe Rock". It is 12" w by 6" d by 11" h. The house is on a 3" x 4" base platform. There are 17 scallop shells, 8 barnacles, 7 sea clam shells, 2 full crabs, 2 crab claws, 2 fish vertebrae, a shark tooth, a starfish, and a couple dozen mussel shells. Three of the copper planters are actual copper (paper thin and pitted) from my Cape trip in August.
I hear my interview at the 2015 Wickford Art Festival RI was included in the RIPBS Our Town North Kingstown show that aired last night. I missed it. I hope I represented well! I have been told the show will re-air this Monday at 8:00pm on WSBE (36.1). Set your DVRs!
I am very pleased to announce that I have been accepted as an exhibiting artist for the 53rd annual Wickford Art Festival on July 11th and 12th at historic Wickford Village in North Kingstown, RI. More details to come, including booth number.
I had a fantastic first day and evening at the Home Show. The people that came by my booth (235) had just wonderful things to say. It was nice to know that my hard work was appreciated. I am really glad that there were some folks who said they will now look at driftwood in a different way, and not just as firewood or something that clutters the beach. How cool is that!?! I also really enjoyed meeting the artists around me. They are some very talented people and very personable as well. I couldn't have asked for nicer show neighbors. Special thanks to artist Kim Ellery for the opportunity to show my sculptures, and to the RI Home Show for making a place for the arts.
I just finished the last sculpture for the Home Show minutes ago. I can finally breathe. Here's a sneak peek.
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