Sunday, November 30, 2008

Best of Show!

I just returned from the opening reception of the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors annual holiday exhibit and I found out I received a Best of Show award. It was a selection amongst the new members only, but hey, who cares? - I'm still absolutely thrilled! Especially since it was for a painting, which is so new for me. I've only been painting since 2006, so any type of validation is great - especially this type. Thank you, DSPS, and juror, for your support and encouragement!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

DSPS Annual Holiday Show and Sale

Since I am now a member of the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors (link below), I was able to enter several pieces (paintings and photography) in their upcoming Annual Holiday "New Members Small Works Show and Sale." The opening reception is Sunday, 11/30, 1-5 pm. Additional open gallery dates and times for this brief holiday event are: Fri, 12/5; Sat., 12/6; and Sun., 12/7 - all from 1-5 pm. In case you haven't been there before, DSPS is in a grand, lovingly restored home off East Fifth Street in the St. Anne's Hill historic district of Dayton. The address is 48 High Street - hence its name - 48 High Street Gallery. Bring friends and family and find some great, well-priced, small gifts of original art for yourselves and others. Hope to see you there!
P.S. The little (5" x 7") painting shown here is "Pine Sunset 2."

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Three heads are better than one

Christine's sculpture, "Heads Together," (shown here) won first place in 3-D in the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors' Fall 2008 Members Exhibit. The piece, which measures only 5 ½"H x 9"W x 8"D, is made of stoneware clay, slip, and underglazes. I made it in Fall of 2007 while I was teaching ceramics at Antioch. This was around the beginning of the college's long struggle to survive after announcing it would close at the end of the school year 2008. I can't imagine Yellow Springs without Antioch. Let's hope it brings the college luck!

Amelia Ascends

One of Christine's poems, entitled, "Amelia Ascending," was published in a women's poetry chapbook recently. The book, entitled "Blind Faith," was released by Mock Turtle Press this past Summer, 2008, during Dayton's Ladyfest, a downtown celebration of women in the arts. I have actually been writing poetry and prose for many years but I don't submit it for publication very often.