A special Artists' reception at Art on the Boulevard, will be this Friday, March 7th from 5-9 p.m. “The Art of Pastel” features my work with 3 other pastel artists. The exhibit runs through March 29th and we hope to see many of you this Friday!
The original reception was cancelled in early February, due to a horrible snow/ice storm that forced the gallery to close. Much better weather is predicted for the upcoming reception!
Filed under: Workshop demonstration
I just had to break the ice and go outside to paint today. So, I caught some ice (think winter Olympics - it's that cold here!) and headed to my favorite estuary at Port Stanley, about a mile from home. I loved how the ice formed-up during our recent nor'easter, leaving small, tell-tale frozen layers of salt water in this shallow estuary. That old farm house in the distance has been there for over 100 years and made a nice counter color to the frozen estuary. I think it's finished but will have another look tomorrow, after I warm up! Painting outside also reminded me about the upcoming workshops I'm teaching.
2014 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE.
MARCH 22/23 & 29/30 ~ Half - day sessions (consecutive weekends)
Dakota Art Center $200
Introduction to Pastel www.dakotaartcenter.com 1-888-345-0067 ext. 5
MAY 30 – JUNE 1
Painting the Landscape in Pastels – 3 days. $240 members/$290 non-members
Visual Art Alliance of Springfield (Missouri) www.visartalliance.com to register
Contact Sherri Davis email@example.com
JULY 12/13 & 19/20 ~ Half - day sessions (2 weekends)
Dakota Art Center $200
Introduction to Plein Air Pastel www.dakotaartcenter.com 1-888-345-0067 ext. 5
Korcula Island, Croatia
This is where you paint, travel, learn and eat in grand style on one of the most stunning islands in the Adriatic Sea! This art trip starts and ends in beautiful Dubrovnik, and there are still a couple of spaces available, as of this posting. $2450 Artists, $2250 non-artist travelling companion - Canadian Funds
Includes all accommodations, food, ground/ferry and boat transportation!
Contact Lynda Milina www.slikamilina.ca for details and to register.
Tonight's reception for the exhibit “The Art of Pastel” where my work is featured with 3 other pastel artists at “Art on the Boulevard” in Vancouver, Washington, has been cancelled due to severe winter weather.
Kevin Weaver, gallery director, just emailed the cancellation notice with apologies for bad weather timing to all. Good call on his part – there was a 28 car pile-up on I-5, just north of Vancouver, yesterday. Round #2 of the storm shows up today.
"The show is hung and beautiful" Kevin says – and can be viewed on-line at www.artontheboulevard.org.
Thankfully, it is a 2 month show and hangs through the end of March. Another opening reception for the artists will be held at the gallery Friday, March 7th - and we'll be there!
The short list includes my home town of Boise, Idaho, last June, then straight to Annapolis, Maryland for a national competition where I won a first place award, then to Ireland and England for the month of August, back to the islands again, a vacation/painting week at Whistler B.C., Canada and the grand finale: Zion National Park for another juried plein air painting competition “In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran” in November, where one of my paintings won an award.
Perhaps it's my own heritage staring back at me, or the ethereal quality of interior lights bouncing off the colorful walls and old woodwork that has focused my attention here . . . but I also know that I'll move on to something new by next week – outdoors, even in winter!
Many of the newest pieces I've done in 2013 will be hanging in a special gallery exhibit, with 4 other pastel artists: “The Art of Pastel” which opens next Friday, February 7th, at Art on the Boulevard, 210 W. Evergreen Avenue, Vancouver, Washington.
Opening reception for the 4 featured artists is from 5-9 p.m.
To view the exhibit: www.artontheboulevard.org Hope to see some of you there!
My painting “Virgin River Guardian” won a top purchase award of $1600 at last night's opening reception for the Zion National Park Plein Air Painting Competition.
The event was attended by several hundred guests who enjoyed seeing the results (@150 paintings from 24 artists) from the week-long paint out in this spectacular national park.
I am posting my unsold (and favorite) pieces still available during the exhibit, which ends Monday at noon at the Zion Nature Center Gallery. I will continue to paint Through Monday . If you are interested in purchasing any please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prepping for Zion Plein Air Invitational event
Lots of packing and driving from Lopez Island, Washington for this much anticipated event- @ 1400 miles. Today we simply rode the bus through the park and spent the entire afternoon hiking/exploring only 2 spots along the way.
The looks on the faces of every hiker along the trail were just as happy as mine and seemed to reflect the special aura of this place . . . maybe a greater connection with ourselves in an environment removed from all we know. Whatever it is, I am just as ready to respond with a few strokes of pigment in my own concert with the ancient painters whose work is still visible on the walls.
If we have learned anything, at all, it is here to see.
I have been invited, as one of twenty four nationally recognized artists, to participate in the 5th Annual “Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational”, November 4-11, 2013, at Zion National Park, in Utah.
The event “In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran” is the biggest annual public event at Zion. Each of the 24 artists are expected to finish at least 8 plein air paintings during the course of one week, as well as present a live, narrated painting demo for the public at the park headquarters. My live demo will be November 7th, at the Zion Nature Center.
Thousands of park visitors observe the artists, as they paint “en plein air” at this spectacular venue. A special collective exhibit plus quick draw competition will be held November 9, 10 & 11th, when the artists turn-in the work they have completed. There are also free lectures like “The Role of Art in Landscape Conservation” and “Pre-historic Rock Art” among others.
www.zionpark.org to see a list of the other artists and for complete event details.
This Q&A Interview was just published on the Colorfin Corporation e-news list, and features some of my latest plein air work, using my favorite medium, “Pan Pastels”.
Read it here: http://paintdrawblend.com/2013/10/steven-hill/
I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed painting!