Monday, February 23, 2009
Well, it's that time of the year again. The first art show of the year is here and I'm ready. My application is turned in and I deliver on Wednesday the 25th of February.
It is the annual juried show at the Chaffey Community Art Association. Their gallery is located inside the historic Fillipie Winery in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The shows opening reception is on March 8, from 1-4 p.m.
The association is made up of a great group of artists including Martha Underwood, who is one of my old professors and until his death a few months ago, the great Milford Zornes, whom I took a picture with just a month before his death, and I just love participating with all of them. I've never won any awards there, but then I'm at times competing with my old professors, so I don't feel bad at all. I'm after all, just a guppy in a great big pond of accomplished artists, but I love their shows.
The CCAA was founded over 60 years ago and has had several homes, including the Ontario Museum of Art, also in California.
The pieces I'm entering are, "The Dancer", "The Boat'', and "Eve". This is the first time, that I'm entering drawings. I have always just entered paintings, but I'm not a bad drawer and thought I'd give it a try. With all the work I have with Mickie it's just easier too sit down and draw-especially during those never ending sleepless nights.
The winery sometimes offers wine tasting during the opening reception and the gallery recently acquired a baby grand piano and now during the reception, a pianist delights us with his/her music. It's just awesome!!!!