Sunday, April 27, 2008

I'm In!

Hi there, dear reader!

Well, after my hectic week of creating artwork, gardening and framing I'm back with a post to share some great news. First, I'm pleased as punch to report that both "Mystic" and "Sun Seekers" were juried into the Quinte Arts Council's Expressions Art Show yesterday. This show can be difficult to get into because of the sheer quantity of entries (Quinte Region being very artsy fartsy and all) and also because of the high quality of work being entered. It's a difficult job for the jurors and I don't envy them one bit.

8x10, coloured pencil on Colourfix
Copyright Rita Woodburne

"Sun Seekers"
5x7, coloured pencil on Mi-Teintes
Copyright Rita Woodburne

The show itself runs from May 1 - 30 and the opening reception is this Thursday, May 1st, from 6- 7:30. If you happen to be in the Belleville area during the month of May I highly recommend stopping by the John M. Parrott art gallery and visiting the show.

My next piece of good news is that I'm also happy to report that from May 15 to Jul. 3 my work will be on display at Greystones, the gift shop in Bon Echo Provincial Park. I'm very happy about this since my work will be there for not only the official season opening of the park, which happens during the May long week-end, but also for the start of the "summer rush" which happens as soon as kids get out of school at the end of June. Folks that know me are quite aware that I have a long-standing love affair with Bon Echo as it's one of my absolute favourite parks and also where I was inaugurated into the world of outdoor art shows.

So there you have it. I'm still working on my second set of daisies (as well as a host of other work) and later this week I'll be back with an update on that piece. I'll also be doing a gardening post later this week since the weather is getting warmer and things are growing left, right and centre. Until then keep on art-ing!


Joyce said...

Congratulations on both pieces, they really are beautiful and deserving of being chosen.

Jennifer Rose said...

congrats!! on both getting your work juried into the art show, and displaying your work :D

Lisa B. said...

Woot! That is so cool!

Will the gift shop allow you to post a little sign next to your artwork with your contact info and dates of most recent gallery shows?

I think our little garden will be mostly strawberries this year. They wintered very well.

Rita said...

Thanks for the congrats everyone! :D
I was so happy that both pieces got into the show and then to be able to show my work at the gift shop was the icing on the cake.

Lisa- they actually encourage us to bring contact info (business cards and the like) to display with our work so I'll be sure to bring along plenty of that sort of thing.

Maybe I can interest you in some of the raspberries that are starting to monopolize one of my garden plots? ;)

Ann said...

Congratulations! That's great news, both pieces are fantastic. Also on displaying your work - that's awesome!

Meg Lyman said...

Congrats! That's awesome! I wish I lived close enough to visit. :/

Rita said...

Ann & Meg, thanks for the congrats! Now I have to hustle to get more artwork done! :D