Archive for category: Exhibits and Events
Fourteen of these are plein air landscapes in pastel, from Cuba, Croatia, Belgium, Idaho (river paintings) and of course the San Juan Islands and the Skagit Valley.
One of my new pieces is a 37” diameter canvas (2” depth) that looks as much like a wall sculpture as a painting. It can be easily rotated 360 degrees to change orientation – there’ s no reference to horizontal, like looking down into a watery rhythm of shape, form and color. It is titled “Perpetual Motion”, oil paint on linen canvas and priced at $7000.
I did a series of circular canvases back in my Graduate School Days at WSU and decided to re-visit the concept with this new series. I now have a better construction method (a cabinet maker friend who can cut perfect circles) and better materials to seal, paint and varnish the finished piece (Gamblin products).
I am excited to be among the 40 artists from around the U.S. invited to the 13TH Annual Pacific Northwest Plein Air Event, July 31-August 4, with an opening public reception and exhibit, Friday August 4, 5-8 p.m. at the beautiful Maryhill Mueseum near Goldendale, Wa.
|Come paint, sketch and tour the Italian Countryside with me||Thursday, January 05, 2017 by Steve Hill|
www.winslowartcenter.com for full details, prices, accommodations, travel itinerary and to register - or call Martha Jordan, owner of Winslow Art center, 206-715-6663 to learn more about this fabulous trip to Italy!
Our trip starts and ends in Rome, just 1 1/2 hours south of the Provence of Terni, and also includes our ground transportation from Rome and back, as well as daily transport to the villages and painting sites. Fabulous daily meals, wines, all accommodations and small private tours are all in the package!
A $200 early sign-up discount off the art instruction fee is offered for registration before January 31st! Non-painter spouses/friends welcome at a reduced rate, on limited space available basis.
the list of workshops and schedule of my other workshops this coming year. May peace prevail and Happy New Year to all of my blog subscribers. I do hope to see you all in 2017!
This upcoming class has a full roster, with one student coming all the way from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I have done many others for the past twelve years, here in the islands, where I live and invitational classes all around the U.S. and Europe. One of the joys of traveling and painting is having an opportunity to explore some pretty exotic painting sites and working with other artists who share a passion for learning.
Whether I’m teaching in Croatia, Belgium, Missouri or the nearby Skagit Valley, there is still something magical about stepping right out my front door and painting in the San Juan Islands! Pictured here is a painting I did just two weeks ago at a favorite site on Lopez Island, Fisherman Bay Peninsula Preserve.
I will end my teaching year with a 2 day beginning level pastel painting technique class at Winslow Art Center, December 3-4 on Bainbridge Island near Seattle. For a full class description and to register go to www.winslowartcenter.com
I was just notified by North light Books that all 3 of my entries this year were selected for “Strokes of Genius 9, Creative Discoveries” international contest from more than 1300 entries (33 foreign countries and the U.S.) in the finals round. Moody Sol Duc River and “Rain,Sun,Rain, Havana” made the winners circle and “Sol Duc River Morning” made the runners-up list. The field was pared down to 475 semifinalists, then to 128 artists selected by Rachel Rubin Wolf, awards juror.
“Rain, Sun, Rain, Havana” priced at $3000, is available for purchase at my Vancouver, Washington gallery, Art on the Boulevard, located 210 W. Evergreen Boulevard, Vancouver, WA. www.artontheboulevard.org
New this year, preview week! View my newest works done this past year from Cuba, Belgium, Holland, the San Juan Islands and all over the U.S.!
Windswept Fine Art Gallery
783 Port Stanley Rd.
On February 6th, one hundred plein air painters, mostly from the U.S., will be arriving at Havana, Cuba for a week long special painting trip to the “forbidden island” . . . and I’m totally excited to be one of them.
“Paint Cuba” is an artists’ invitational and historic painting event, organized and led by B. Eric Rhoads, publisher of Plein Air Magazine. No group of painters this size has ever been allowed to visit Cuba, in the history of the island. We will all be focused on recording our impressions in a country that has been standing still in time, preserved as though forgotten for five decades. www.pleinairmagazine.com
I will be posting some images of my artwork done in Cuba, after Judy and I return (there’s no easy way to do that from Cuba). I look forward to having a special showing of the works, when we return. I know that every artist going over is already feeling an historic connection and will be producing some incredible work.
It was painted en plein air during the “Paint the Peninsula Invitational Juried Competition” held at Port Angeles Fine Art Center last September. The same painting won an honorable mention at that event, by jurist and noted plein air artist, Gil Dellinger and now resides in my permanent collection.
It will be printed in Plein Air Magazine – Salon Winners, February/March, 2016 issue. This painting is now a semi-final winner and will be considered for the cash awards which will be announced during the PleinAir Convention in Tucson, AZ in April 2016.
View the on-line announcement and other paintings here.
|My 4th Award in 2015 at the NPS Members Juired Exhibit||Saturday, November 21, 2015 by Steve Hill|
Unfortunately, I missed the show opening because I was one of twenty four artists participating in the 7th Annual Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational, that same weekend in southern Utah. More on the Zion event in my next blog.
Being invited to paint in a field of very accomplished artists is both rewarding and challenging, as I feel my ever-steeper learning curve benefits a great deal from that kind of camaraderie and exposure.
I am embarking on a whole new series this winter in my studio, using the oil painting medium, with water as a theme, so the river “painting practice” en plein air this past summer has been just great!
I am ready - with well over 200 original works in pastel & oils and plus selected works from “life drawing” sessions on display and for sale at our home/gallery from my plein air painting and travel adventures all over the U.S. and Europe!! Many new Lopez Island pieces will be featured alongside works from 9 European countries, Zion National Park, California, Oregon, Idaho and back east.
We provide complete framing instructions that you can take to your favorite shop. Hint: Michael’s , Aaron Bros., and others are always putting up sales at 50% off if you just watch. Unframed originals are totally protected in special foam core hinged- mats, secured with glassine and carefully wrapped to deliver to your framer.
We still offer free, insured shipping within the continental U.S., on any originals (framed or unframed) sold from our gallery. This will be a very good year to see lots of my latest works - and enjoy the live painting demos I have planned just for the studio tour. Hope to see you Labor Day Weekend!
783 Port Stanley Rd.
Lopez Island, Wa
Saturday, Sept. 5, 9-5 and Sunday, Sept. 6, 9-4.
In business for 41 years, New Masters Gallery has gained a top professional reputation as one of the finest galleries in California, representing a diverse selection of very accomplished artists from all over the U.S. The gallery is located on Dolores between Ocean Ave & 7th. www.newmastersgallery.com "Hauled out at Rascice, Croatia" is one of my paintings at the gallery
I am also very pleased to have been juried into the 22nd Annual Carmel Art Festival May 14-17, where I will again be painting among 60 artists from all around the U.S. and Canada, at some very spectacular sites, including Carmel, Monterey, Point Lobos and Big Sur.
www.carmelartfestivalcalifornia.com. See the schedule of events and how to do absentee bidding on-line, if you can’t make the festival.
I’ll take any and all good luck wishes for doing my best work there, especially with this particular crowd! Hope to see many of you at this year’s festival!
|New Gallery: Silver Queen Fine Art Gallery, Park City, Utah||Friday, January 23, 2015 by Steve Hill|
I will be showing pieces from my urban series of paintings, which include scenarios and scenes from our past painting trips (since 2004) all over Europe and the U.S. Some are done “en plein air” and others at my own Lopez Island studio, from reference sketches/photos taken as we have traveled.
Do stop by their gallery whenever you are anywhere near Park City and see the stunning and eclectic array of artwork on display. Be sure to properly greet Midas the Cat, royal gallery denizen and art critic, as you walk through the exhibit.
The gallery is located at: 577 Old Main St., Park City, Utah www.silverqueenfineart.com
It’s never too early to start planning for an art workshop that require overseas travel and these are both just over 18 months away!
Europe in 2016
Island of Korcula, Croatia - June 5-14. Limited to 12 attendees (both artist and non artists). www.slikamilina.ca for full description and to register. All skill levels and mediums welcome, including pastel & oils (my live demo mediums), acrylics, watercolor and drawing. This will be my third workshop there!
Bruges, Belgium – June 30-July 7. Maximum 12 students, all skill levels and mediums encouraged (I will be doing most of my live demos in pastel and oils). www.frenchescapade.com for complete details and to register.
Both workshops in Europe will be spent painting outdoors, with emphasis on simplifying subject matter and making paintings that respond quickly to any subject. Daily live demos start each day with lots of help at each student’s easel during the entire workshop. Each day will end with very informative problem solving critique sessions and reviews of student work. Expect to come away with a whole new vocabulary in painting and a fabulous, fun experience. Gourmet food, touring to spectacular painting sites and lots of extra cultural experiences are major parts in each workshop!!
I am also teaching again in 2015 at Dakota Art Center, Mt. Vernon, WA, beginning this spring
March 21/22 & 28/29 Introduction to Pastels – 2 weekends, half days
June 25-27 Introduction to Plein Air Pastels (3 full days)
Please visit their web site: www.dakotaartcenter.com for complete details. These are both pastel only workshops!
Ralph Bladt, Anne Whirledge - Karp and I have all been busy preparing for this show, having just returned from sunny, warm, Croatia just a little over 2 months ago. I will have pieces from my live instructional demos from the art workshop at Korcula Island, as well as some other Croatia paintings.
We are all excited to be showing our works together, plus sharing a slide show of our trip. We had a fantastic time painting, learning and eating wonderful foods as we travelled from Dubrovnik to Korcula Island and back last September. The show hangs until January 5th.
Hope to see you at the reception!
Twenty four artists from around the U.S. were invited to participate. Everyone worked from dawn to dusk (and even at night) for five days straight, to interpret and paint the canyon lands, from above and below, in what can only be described as frenetic energy, producing well over 300 original works for exhibit and sale Friday, Nov. 8th at the Zion Nature Center. Mediums were oil, water color, acrylic and pastel, which I used for this painting. Art collectors who attended the opening reception numbered in the hundreds and set a park record for sales this year (well over $160,000) that benefit Zion’s Youth Education program each year.
When awards were announced during the opening, I was pleased to learn that my painting was given the Superintendent of Zion National Park Purchase and Cash Award and will be put into the permanent art collection at Zion National Park.
It will hang in perpetuity among others that date back to iconic artist Thomas Moran, whose sketches of the park in the 1880’s became large paintings, influencing President Wm. Howard Taft to declare Zion a national park, to Maynard Dixon and many others who have been given permanent collection status here.
This year we are featuring over 100 original framed paintings by Steve, and over 40 “unframed half price” originals from all over the islands, the U.S., and 9 countries in Europe, done over the past few years. They include landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes – plus many with the human figure in motion, as they are all painted on-site. There will also be some live tutorial demos (works in-progress) set-up to show the steps he uses when painting outdoors.
783 Port Stanley Rd., just across the road from the north-end fire station. Hours are 9-5 during the tour as well as “Labor Day” Monday, September 1st!
This review from ArtisSpectrum Magazine, Volume 31, May 2014.
“Steven R Hill's dreamy pastel on card landscapes offer a sensitive appreciation of gorgeous yet overlooked places. Hill is a master of finding private intimate corners even on a mundane city sidewalk. He frames his spaces tightly, with as little empty sky or ground as possible. Hill is attracted to urban and pastoral settings alike, and manages to find the same sort of peaceful grace in both.
Hill works en plein air to better “capture the more elusive moment-in-time, mood, feel or essence.” His pastel work is gentle but amazingly detailed, with a variety of textures that is difficult to achieve in the medium. His palette is expertly built out of many layers of hue to deepen and fully realize the multiplicity of natural light. Realism and just a hint of romanticism combine for Hill's uniquely nuanced atmospheres. He was born in Boise, Idaho and currently lives in Washington State's San Juan Islands. He spent many years as an abstract painter, and has exhibited widely on both coasts of the United States. His plein air work has won over 18 major awards in national and international juried fine art competitions over the past seven years.”
Agora Gallery - 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY.
View the works
Beyond the competition, this is a stunning place to paint on-site, at historical places like The Carmel Mission, Cannery Row and Monterrey Wharf, to sweeping vistas along the coast from Asilomar, Point Lobos, Moss Landing to Big Sur, as well as the Carmel Valley with rolling hills, adjacent fields of strawberries, artichokes and large farms to the east.
Somewhere, “out there” will be a perfect place for me to set-up my easel and do nothing but paint the landscape!
Hope to see many of you at the final exhibit, Saturday & Sunday, May 17 & 18 at Devendorf Park in Carmel. www.carmelartfestivalcalifornia.com for complete event details.
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!
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!
|2013 Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters Annual Art Auction||Monday, October 07, 2013 by Steve Hill|
This is our annual “members' dues” auction that funds the organization and makes us able to donate major art scholarship monies to northwest schools. All members must donate one framed, finished original work of art to this auction, every year, as our dues.
My donation, this year, is “Marking Time and Pushing 100”, pictured here. I did this en plein air at the old Davis Homestead, on Lopez Island, four years ago and consider it to be one of my best ever plein air pieces. It's fitting that the old farm house did actually turn 100 this year, and was featured on the Lopez Island Home Tour. The original pastel is in a beautiful gold frame (18.5 x 22.5”) with non-glare museum glass and carries a market value of $1800.
Seattle Design Center is located at 5701 6th Avenue – the gallery and auction will be found on the second Floor Plaza Building. Preview art on-line at www.psgart.org or in person at SDC. There will be catered food and refreshments, as well. The live auction starts at 3:30 p.m. Reservations are required ($25), due by October 12th . . . and can be made on-line by email: [email protected]
425-985-6279 for more info.
Friday, October 4, from 6-9 p.m.
420 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA
I will have eight new works from my recent plein air painting excursions on exhibit at the gallery, through September 25.
We are hosting a special “Studio Tour Preview Party” for collectors and patrons, with attractive discounts on all sales this Friday, August 30th from 5-8 p.m. at our home and gallery.
This year, we're featuring a special raffle drawing and live auction of 2 original pastel paintings I created especially for the Lopez Island Historical Society featuring the Sally J, a gill net boat now retired and on permanent display at the museum. Proceeds from the raffle and auction benefit the Lopez Island Historical Society.
http://www.islandsweekly.com/news/217178271.html to read.
The LIHS Museum board and I are very grateful and quite honored to have celebrity auctioneer, Sharon Friel, volunteer her time to host this special live auction at the party! Sharon will auction whichever Sally J painting isn't drawn during the raffle.
We recently mailed invitations to our gallery list of patrons and collectors, and we would also like to invite any blog subscribers who wish to attend this special event at our home and gallery. It is by invitation only, so please email your rsvp, by Tuesday, August 27th, if you would like to attend. We can also accommodate a few bidders online. This requires a bit of set-up, so please contact us as soon as possible if you can't attend, but would like to bid.
Tickets for the raffle may also still be purchased, either at the Lopez Island Historical Museum, at their website: http://www.lopezmuseum.org/ or at Windswept Fine Art Gallery, until the drawing takes place at the party.
360-298-6196 email: [email protected].
Apologies for not blogging sooner, as we just got home from a one month painting trip to Ireland and England. Hope to see you at the opening!
I have done 12 plein air paintings and am attaching 3 to this blog.
He commented: “Steven Hill pushes the boundaries of representational painting with broad, layered strokes of color, using nothing more than simple shapes and values, in a nearly abstract way, to give the viewer a sense of time, place and implied realism. This painting embodies an excellent sense of the artists' technique, which breathes life into the scene he has presented, without relying on overly complicated visual elements.”
The collective exhibit (with 4 other pieces I created during the event) hangs at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 chase St., Annapolis, MD, through July 14.
On the way to Annapolis, Maryland for “Paint Annapolis”, a juried plein air painting event, we have stopped briefly at my home town, Boise, Idaho for a family gathering.
I grew-up floating and fishing this gorgeous river, which starts high in the Sawtooth Mountains about 120 miles northeast of Boise, flows through the city and empties into the Snake River, near the Idaho/Oregon border.
The light this morning was spectacular at this small cataract near Bown Crossing. What always amazes me about this river is the sheer volume of water it carries, with swift current conducive to warped shadows from the distant trees.
I will be blogging totally different images next week from Annapolis, during the competition which runs from June 2-30, ending with a quick draw June 29.
Hope to see some of you during the event!
“The Manifestation of Milieu” features my work together with 9 other artists from around the world, with new pieces from my own travels – all done en plein air. I have always considered my work to be very much about time and place, so it's nice to have a show underscoring that theme at a major art gallery in the Chelsea District on Manhattan Island.
Speaking of “Milieu”, Manhattan Island is almost identical in physical size (12 miles x 4 miles) to Lopez Island, Washington, where I live and work. There is a slight population difference of @ 5 million people (give or take the 2500 who live on Lopez) but nonetheless, very close to the same footprint on the map.
I have been wanting to paint this old boarded-up building for years, with it's lovely lines a little sagging, but still bearing testament to the decades of the commercial fishing industry around Anacortes. It's very quiet now, but I could still feel the presence of all the activity from the glory days . . . almost as if someone would open that door and come down the steps again.
The exhibit runs from January 15-March 2, 2013, with an opening reception, Saturday, January 19th from 1-4 p.m. at the gallery. The gallery is located at 115 S. School Street, Lodi, California. Hours are: Tues-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and most Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. www.knowltongallery.com
artwork there for the last 4 years.
As I prepare for my next exhibit at Agora Gallery, (June 6, 2013) and the many new directions exhibiting in NYC has provided, it helps to put things in perspective by looking back at some older works as pictured in my artist' profile on page 113 of the same magazine... and ahead to my newest series of paintings, now in-progress. Two of those (both in private collections) are pictured here.
Having an opportunity to exhibit such a broad variety of subjects at one of the top art galleries in New York, was not on my radar just 4 years ago... but it is there now.
I look now at dozens of newer finished paintings in my studio and still feel the excitement of discovery each place provided.
If there's a common thread that weaves through so many different themes and locales, it is the joyful persistence in searching each one out, and making my observations into something that evokes substantial feelings of emotion, time and place, in an ever growing and colorful visual language.
To see what's scheduled during the festival, view the invitation
I will have the opportunity to participate in some really fun events, including a film and poetry night, a live auction of paintings created during the festival, plus the “Quick Draw” on Saturday, October 6 th, at Mission Plaza in SLO.
I am also shipping one of my original plein air landscape pastels to hang at the main gallery during the week long “preview exhibit” for participating artists during this festival. Hope to see you there!
I have already re-hung the entire gallery and house with nearly 100 original works in Pastel, Oil, Watercolor and Figurative drawings in pastel. Half of these are works never displayed, as they were done over the past year. Some were done at plein air juried events back east, out west, Italy and lots from the islands. We are having a once-per-year “preview sale” until Friday, Aug. 31st at the gallery. Stop-by (or email) to see what's being offered with sale prices.
www.everettraymondkinstler.com to see this man's incredible work.
In the meantime, do stop-by the gallery (“Studio #2” on the map and guide) to take a peek at my latest work. 783 Port Stanley Rd., Lopez Island, WA. Open until 5 daily.
Painting dates are August 15-17, culminating in a special "Plein Air Painters Collector's Show, Private BBQ and Wall Sale" on Saturday, August 18th. I have attached that invitation to all blog subscribers, as many of you have become collectors, as well.
It will be a fun time, with fresh, great food and wine, even fresher artwork and all artists will be in attendance! If you plan to attend, please RSVP to the phone number in the invitation. Hope to see you August 18th!
|Second Place Award, Plein Air Washington and San Juan Preservation Trust Juried Event||Sunday, July 29, 2012 by Steve Hill|
I was honored to receive the second place award at the 5th Annual Plein Air Washington and San Juan Preservation Trust Summer Social and plein air Art Event, yesterday on Shaw Island.
The piece “Lookout Point II” was painted en plein air at Upright Head, a one mile hike over the hill, from the Lopez Island ferry Landing. Early morning backlight provided a great contrast for the trees, steep cliffs and rocks below.
This piece is on exhibit and for sale at Crow Valley Gallery on Orcas Island, together with 4 other new works created exclusively for this plein air event. Price is $1200 framed. Contact Michael or Jeffri for more information on any of these newest paintings: [email protected]
8:00 p.m., at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed. The festival runs August 3-5.
This is one of my larger format pieces (19.5 x 24.5 image size), painted in one session at the estuary lagoon separating Port Stanley and Swifts Bay from the north end of Lopez Island. I was particularly intrigued with the drifting fog and back-lit atmospheric conditions, which the morning sun
finally burned-off @ 11 a.m.
Sometimes, the reflections in the water were actually stronger than the images that made them, simply because the fog-induced light bounced around everything in my view, constantly changing as I painted. I don't often "chase the light", but felt compelled to do it with this particular
weather condition, which made pleasing, ever changing shapes and forms, right in front of my nose.
www.anacortesartsfestival.com for complete exhibit details.
Go to www.lopezartistguild.org for more details. The image here titled: "Island Icon III" was painted on-site in May 2012, from the Weeks Wetland behind Lopez Village.
The show hangs through August 2.
“PAINT ANNAPOLIS”, June 7-9
As one of the 5 alternates chosen to work among 30 regulars for this event, I will be exhibiting work at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts through July 15th. I will also be competing in “Dueling Brushes” the morning of June 9th. Complete details: www.mdhallarts.org
“PLEIN AIR RICHMOND”, June 16-23
Richmond, Virginia. This juried competition benefiting the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, has 47 artists from all over the U.S. chosen by M. Stephen Doherty, editor-in-chief of “Plein Air magazine”. Everett Raymond Kinstler, preeminent American portrait artist and painter, will be awards juror for this event, which is hosted by Brazier Gallery, in Richmond. A gala dinner and opening reception celebration, complete with a Richmond Symphony Orchestra performance culminates the activities on Friday night. I will also paint in “Fast and Fresh” (their version of a quick draw) competition, held on Richmond's famed Monument Avenue, Saturday, June 23rd. Web site: www.pleinairrichmond.com
PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP, NW Georgia, June 28-July 1
Looking across to the Blue Ridge Mountains and painting around historic Rome, Georgia . . . a spectacular place to work and learn . I will paint daily instructional demos and assist all participants at their easels. Space is still available - contact Wanda: [email protected]
My wife, Judy, and I hope to connect with friends and art lovers while we travel around “way back east” through June!
|2012 Demos and Workshops . . . all part of the Painting Process||Sunday, March 18, 2012 by Steve Hill|
I was also honored to do a live simulated “plein air” demo for 50 artists at the Olympia Art League, in Olympia, WA, last month. That demo painting “Along the road to Volterra” is on their web site: www.olympiaartleague.com
On April 20-22, I will be teaching a 3 day pastel workshop at Ocean Shores, WA, as part of the 43rd annual Associated Arts of Ocean Shores National Juried Fine Art Competition. There are still a few spots left in that workshop – email Linda Parisi at: [email protected] for information.
One year ago, I was honored to be selected by the Associated Artists of Ocean Shores, as the Fine Arts Juror for this juried fine art competition, and have already picked about 90 pieces from over 170 entries nationwide, which will be displayed at their beautiful new convention center, April 20-22. The quality of the artwork submitted was outstanding and it will be difficult to choose among the best for cash awards, which total over $10,000. www.associatedarts.org for exhibit schedule and events.
This summer, I am teaching another 4 day plein air painting workshop in Northwest Georgia, June 28-July 1, near Rome, about 75 miles northwest of Atlanta and near Chattanooga, TN. It is limited to 10 students . . . we will be painting around historic Rome and the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains. Some space is still available. Contact me or email Wanda Riggs: [email protected] for complete details.
My last Lopez Island Pastel workshop of 2012, will be August 10-12 and is full with a waiting list only. I plan to offer more workshops through Dakota Art Center, in Mt. Vernon, WA, (formerly La Conner Art Workshops) next fall and winter, as well. Watch for announcements of dates and details at [email protected]
My wife, Judy, and I will be in Tuscany for 10 days, before heading to Florence, on December 3rd. I plan to take full advantage of the painting opportunity this region offers and paint outdoors (alla prima or "plein aire"). I will blog new images as best I can, while we are on the road, and plan to have a special exhibit of the works sometime in late spring, after we return to our home on Lopez Island, Washington.
To access the official web site: www.florencebiennale.org
You are cordially invited to attend the opening reception, Thursday, November 3, from 6-9 p.m.
I will be at the opening, with my wife, Judy. We both look forward to seeing old east coast friends, as well as meeting new patrons, art lovers and collectors. Openings at Agora Gallery are always very well attended and made extra special with the unveiling of all new artwork, together with wonderful foods and beverages, served by the gallery staff. The piece pictured here, "Infusion" is one of 4 new river theme pieces I will have on display. It is 27.5" x 33.5" (framed with museum glass) Pastel on board, available for $8,000.
I am pleased to announce that I have been invited to do live demos at The Pacific Northwest Art School this coming Saturday and Sunday in Coupeville, WA. This event coincides with The 48th Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival, a major annual event for thousands of art lover attendees. I will be working in pastel both days and always encourage questions from viewers during my live demos.
On the teaching front: I will be doing a 3 day pastel workshop (plein air) with The Pacific Northwest Art School, in August 2012. Brochures and info for this future workshop will be available at the festival and on-line, by this weekend. www.pacificnorthwestartschool.org for more info and to sign-up.
I will be participating again in the 4th Annual San Juan Preservation Trust and Plein Air Painters of Washington live paint-out and fine art auction tomorrow, July 30th, at Turtleback Mountain Preserve on Orcas Island. Several artists from all over the state will be present and working on - site.
This is a great opportunity to view artists at work and experience “plein air” painting in many different styles and mediums . . . wonderful food, local wines, live music, children's activities plus the art show and auction all add-up to an event worth seeing!
1:00 - 6:30 P.M. at the south entrance to Turtleback Mountain Preserve. Go to www.sjpt.org for a map and complete details. Hope to see you there!
|New Works at Lopez Center for Community and the Arts||Tuesday, June 07, 2011 by Steve Hill|
I am exhibiting work from my plein air painting trips in Portugal, Tuscany and the Pacific Northwest. One of my pieces, pictured here and titled “Spring Day, Lisbon” is from studies and reference photos done during a multi-country European painting trip 3 years ago.
The show hangs through July 26th . Food and beverages will be served at the opening reception and I hope to see some of you there!
Go to www.carmelartfestival.org for complete event details and to see a list of the artists who were accepted into this year's event. This event is attended by thousands of art lovers and features both a silent and live auction of works made during the festival, 2 days of live music, a live sculpture demo, and a “quick draw” for award winners on Sunday. I hope to see any of you who might be in the area at the festival! The piece pictured here “Changing Tide” was one of my works from the 2010 festival.
Absentee Bidding: Sat., May 14th only for paintings displayed on the festival web site. To get on the mailing list for absentee bidding please email Hella at [email protected]
November 13- December 21st at the American Art Company, 1126 Broadway, Tacoma, Washington. I had one original piece juried into this annual exhibit, pictured here and titled: “Resting Under Evening Skies”.
It was painted in August, 2010, en plein air near the village on Lopez Island, where I live and work. The opening reception is 1-4 P.M., and will be well attended.
I will also be showing giclee prints of this piece, together with a few originals and other prints locally, at The Lopez Island Golf Club Holiday Art show, next Friday, Nov. 12th at 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 13th 10-2 p.m. I hope you can make either of these two events.
I will be participating again this year in both the juried art exhibit and invitational plein air “quick draw” event at the Hoedemaker Farm on Lopez Island. Dozens of artists from all over the northwest will also be participating and working on-site during this event, which features: a live art show and auction, on - site (plein air) painting, children's activities, food by renowned chef, Kim Bast, wine from Lopez Island Vineyards and live music by JP and the OK Rhythm Boys!
For a detailed map and directions: www.sjpt.org and view "calendar of events". Pictured here is a pastel I did about 3 weeks ago, in a practice run titled: “Marking Time and Pushing 100”.
The artwork selected for exhibit by jurors, will be exhibited and for sale, Saturday, from 4-7 p.m. Many painters will be arriving earlier than that to set-up and paint on Saturday. Many of the remaining works will then transfer to Crow Valley Gallery in Eastsound for a special exhibit through Labor Day weekend. www.crowvalley.com
I hope to see many of you there on Saturday, while we all work within the great range of landscape possibilities and subject matter provided at this historic old farm.
I am participating in an exhibit titled: "A Maze of Milieu" starting July 23, at Agora Gallery, located at 530 West 25th St., Chelsea, New York, NY. Exhibition dates: July 23 – August 13, 2010. Gallery hours; Tuesday-Saturday, 11 am-6 pm.
An opening reception for the artists will be held on August 5, 6-8 pm. Both Judy and I will attend the reception and look forward to seeing patrons and meeting collectors, while in New York.
www.agoragallery.com to preview works in the exhibit
Friday, January 8th, marks my inaugural exhibit in New York City at Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art Gallery in the Chelsea District. Go to www.amsterdamwhitneygallery.com for a preview of the work I will be exhibiting during this show, which runs through February 2, 2010.
One of the major pieces in this show was published in the book "The Best of America Pastel Artists and Artisans", Vol. I, by Kennedy Publications in October, 2007. It is titled "La Mattina, Riomaggiore" . . . literally "The Morning" and was completed from studies done in Italy's Cinque Terre, in the southernmost village of Riomaggiore.
The event was well attended with over 300 people, all of whom share a common ground in helping to preserve open spaces in the San Juan Islands. Beautiful live music, wonderful fresh-grilled salmon and island garden bounty all made the event live-up to its name “Summer Social”. A live auction of artwork was also held, with nearly every piece sold from artwork done during the “quick draw”. 40% of those proceeds go directly to the San Juan Preservation Trust. My quick draw piece “Arcady Barn in Soft Light” sold for $850, netting $340 for the SJPT.
Other artwork done for this event has been entered into Crow Valley Gallery on Orcas Island and will be exhibited through the month of August. I will be joining other selected artists to participate in doing new plein air pieces around Orcas Island next week. A big grand opening event will be held next Friday, August 14th at Crow Valley. Be sure to visit their web site for details www.crowvalley.com .
Art on the Boulevard Gallery is celebrating its annual “Art in the Heart” weekend again this year, with many gallery artists demonstrating live painting techniques for the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Vancouver, Washington.
Be sure to visit the gallery or their web site, click on my name, do the math, and find some excellent pricing – this Friday and Saturday only. www.artontheboulevard.org
The Chelsea International is typically juried by top art world professionals, like the directors of The Guggenheim or Chelsea Museums, with this year's event juried by Mr. Ira Goldberg, executive director of The Art Students League of New York.
Preview the collective exhibit at www.agoragallery.com
A special one month gallery exhibit of works from this group, as well as pieces finished during the paint-out, will be held at La Conner Seaside Gallery near the heart of La Conner (210 Morris St). The PSGNWP will also have a 2 day “artists' exhibit” and sale of their own artwork, directly adjacent to the gallery in an outdoor pavilion setting.
The painting here, “Channel Rhythms” is a piece I did one month ago along the Swinomish Channel in downtown and will be 1 of 3 of my works showing at the gallery. Come see art-in-the-making, by some of the northwest's most accomplished landscape painters.
I will be doing live daily demos at many sites around this beautiful island, including the ancient city of Korcula, as well as many seaside and hilltop villages, old vineyards, olive orchards and around the famous turquoise waters here.
www.slikamilina.ca for full information and details. Only $1550 U.S. (funds are payable in Canadian dollars at current exchange rates) pays for all lodging, the workshop fee, all meals (full breakfasts, sack lunches for painting sites and beautiful dinners with wine) and ground transportation. (Non-artists spouses, travelling companions only $1350 U.S.).
The painting here is from my last trip to Korcula Island titled “Croatian Island Port”. I will be doing live daily demos at all sites, mainly in pastel, but other mediums (oils, watercolors, photography) are encouraged.
This year, the festival is hosting "Absentee Bidding" on-line for the first time, during the silent auction. If any of you are near Carmel-by-the-Sea on those dates, do stop-by to say hi and see what 60 different artists can do in just 2 days. I'll be there!
One of my 3 pieces "Cooking Italian III" is pictured here. This show celebrates the gallery's 3rd Anniversary and they are offering a "web special" for 2 days only. Go to the web site: www.artontheboulevard.org and click on the show to see what's in store for this weekend!
Steve Hill at Art on the Boulevard Gallery Vancouver, Washington
My first one man show will open with an artists' reception on Friday, March 6th from 5-9 p.m. at Art on the Boulevard Fine Art Gallery in downtown Vancouver, Washington. I am unveiling 28 new pastel paintings, many from our recent 3 month trip to Europe, as well as plein air paintings from the U.S. – all completed over the past year.
Please visit their web site, to preview works for this show at www.artontheboulevard.org. Should you see a painting you would like to purchase, please call or email the gallery before the opening reception to have a hold placed on the original.
Special Note: Art on the Boulevard Gallery pays Washington State Sales Tax on any and all gallery sales!
This Saturday, November 29th, I will be among other gallery artists at the Gallery San Juan Holiday Show in Friday Harbor. Opening reception is at 5:00 p.m. They are located at 210 Nichols Street in Friday Harbor.
On Friday, December 5th during the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Vancouver, Washington, I will be participating in the annual Small Works Show at Art on the Boulevard, with other gallery artists. I have 5 new pieces in that show, including paintings from France, Croatia and Italy. Two of those pieces are pictured here.
www.artontheboulevard.org to preview the show. I hope any of my blog subscribers from these 2 areas will be able to attend openings and see the new work.
www.laconnerseasidegallery.com to preview the entire show.
If you are on Orcas Island, please visit Crow Valley Gallery in Eastsound to see some of my most recent plein air pieces from the islands and beyond! Crow Valley offers excellent annual holiday discounts on most items, from Nov. 28th through Christmas.
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving Holiday! I am looking forward to a remodeled web site soon, complete with a "print gallery" shopping section for limited edition giclee prints made from my original paintings.
After having an opportunity to teach a 4 day Pastel workshop in a cabin northwest of Atlanta, Georgia, I enjoyed painting some brilliant fall colors . . . as we have now traveled across northern Georgia, southern Tennessee and are back at our mountain top retreat near Armuchee, GA. We have a stunning vista overlooking the blue ridge mountains on a very large old family property amidst wild turkeys, coyotes, raptors and deer. It is very peaceful, sleep comes easy and the painting sites are endless.
www.psgart.org for details on this November 1st event.
I am also having an opening at La Conner Seaside Gallery in La Conner, WA on Saturday, November 8th with an opening reception for the artists at 5:00 P.M. I will have @25 paintings (new work) at the gallery and hope any area web site subscribers can plan to attend. I will be showing with Mark Bistranin (oil paintings), Mark Conley (photography), Tamara Buchanan (sculpture) and Annette Tamm (glass) for the month of November.
The show is titled “Synergy - Light, Glass and Stone” See their web site: www.laconnerseasidegallery.com for details.
Over 100 pieces were hung at the paint-out at The Red Mill Farm on San Juan Island (from more than 30 artists) for this juried show, held on a beautiful 800+ acre working farm owned by Dodie Gann. A special exhibit for these works will have an opening reception at Gallery San Juan in Friday Harbor next Saturday, August 9, from 4-8 p.m. and will hang through most of August. Several pieces from the live paint-out were sold at the auction and show last Saturday, including two of my own.
All of the participating artists have work hanging in the gallery for this annual show. I hope some of you will be able to view this important exhibit of plein air paintings done by some of the best artists in Washington State. I am honored to be included in this show and to receive a major award from The San Juan Preservation Trust for my work. Half of the proceeds from painting sales benefit the San Juan Preservation Trusts' land acquisition fund.
The importance of these works are a benchmark from every artist involved in this show... as well as the people who came to buy paintings at the auction in support and all the volunteers who provided food, music and time to help create this major event. All of these folks posses a keen sense of helping to preserve the rural character of the San Juan Islands and should be commended for giving their time, money and talents to a higher cause. Gallery San Juan and The Plein Air Painters of Washington group should also be noted as major contributors to this effort, as they have proudly invested hundreds of hours to create public awareness and to make this annual fund raising event successful.
Giclee prints are available for this piece in a limited edition of 250, signed and numbered by me. Size (image) is 11 x 15”. Price is $85 unframed and includes insured UPS shipping anywhere in the continental US.. Half size prints (5.5 x 7.5 and 250 limited edition) are available at $45, including shipping. If you wish to order, please contact me.
A new print gallery will soon be available on my web site for ltd. editions from most of my artwork, including the European paintings made from our recent trip.
The paintings (all plein air!) from this event will be displayed during the picnic and at San Juan Gallery in Friday Harbor (after the picnic), with a special opening on Saturday, August 9th. See their web site for details. www.gallerysanjuan.com
This gallery is managed by Kevin Weaver, formerly the curator/manager at Yoshida's Fine Art Gallery in Portland. It's great to be working with Kevin again, as he has managed to put together over 50 high quality artists (many of the best painters from Yoshida's are now showing here, as well) and is simply one of the best gallery managers I have ever had the opportunity to work with. If there isn't anything going-on around the art world, Kevin always finds a way to make something really cool happen . . . to wit, this evening is an art opening “Art in the Heart” from 5-9 where many artists are offering a one-time major discount on their works – it's ONE NIGHT ONLY, so get on down to the gallery and see what awaits! I have personally discounted a major piece (20%) titled “Boats at Vernazza Harbor and all of my other pieces are 10% off tonight only.
See the gallery web site and click on individual artists names for images. The gallery is located at Evergreen and Columbia in downtown Vancouver, Washington.
On Friday, March 14th, I will be showing my first artwork in my home town of Boise, Idaho, since 1970, at the Woman of Steel Gallery in Old Town Garden City, directly adjacent to Boise. Six original pastels (mostly painted plein air) from Idaho to Italy, with stops in between, will be displayed along with other artists' work in the gallery.
While I cannot be in attendance for this opening and show, I will be there in mind and spirit. I hope any Idaho friends, patrons and family will be able to stop-by the gallery on Friday, March 14th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM for the opening.
We are in the midst of final preparations and logistics for a 3 month painting trip to Portugal, Spain, France, Croatia and Italy beginning March 29th. We will be traveling mostly around the coastlines of these countries to do plein air painting, with side trips into many hill towns. Watch my web site www.windsweptstudios.com and please pass this message onto friends who might have an interest in seeing new works as they progress. I will be doing ‘nearly daily' blogs and photos of actual paintings as the trip progresses and will be showing these new works in 3 galleries upon my return starting in early July: Crow Valley Gallery, at Eastsound, Orcas Island, Washington, The Gottlieb Gallery, Portland, Oregon and Woman of Steel Gallery in Boise, Idaho, next summer and fall. Openings and show dates will appear on my web site soon.
I am very pleased to be able to exhibit work in Irene Deelys' impressive gallery in Old Town Garden City and appreciate this opportunity to present my latest pieces. I am especially excited to be showing work in my home town again and look forward to hearing back from anyone who visits the show!
Woman of Steel Gallery is located at 3640 Chinden Blvd., Old Town Garden City, Idaho.
Gallery hours are: 11-5 Tuesday through Saturdays (open until 9:00 p.m. on Fridays).
Phone: 208-703-6461 email: [email protected]
|New Works Group Show at Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes||Thursday, December 06, 2007 by Steve Hill|
I will be showing new works from my plein-air painting trips around the world with 6 other artists, through December, at Scott Milo Gallery in Anacortes, Washington. Opening reception for the artists will be Friday, December 7th from 6-8 p.m. during the Anacortes First Friday Art Walk. The exhibit runs through January 22, 2008.Other pieces include an Anacortes street scene and various new paintings from around the Pacific Northwest and Italy. I hope to see many of you at the reception next Friday and do have a wonderful holiday!
Scott Milo Gallery is located at 420 Commercial Avenue, just across the street form The Majestic Hotel. Regular gallery hours are: Monday-Saturday, 10:30-4:30. The Gallery will be open every Sunday through Christmas. 360-293-6938. Visit their web site: www.scottmilo.com
Announces his first
One Man Show
Gottlieb Gallery – Portland, Oregon
“Travels with a Plein Air Artist”
An eclectic mix of paintings from Italy to the San Juan Islands and lots of stops in between
On Thursday, October 4th I will be present at The Gottlieb Gallery in Portland, Oregon for the opening of my first One Man Show. Reception is from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The show hangs through Friday October 26th and I will have over 20 new works on display at the gallery. The opening coincides with the First Thursday Art Walk. I hope to see many of you at the opening and personally invite you to come to their beautiful gallery to see my latest works.
Gottlieb Gallery is located in downtown Portland at 220 SW Yamhill.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM.
. . . When one door closes, another will open.
After 8 years serving the Portland fine arts community with flair and character, Yoshida’s Fine Art Gallery in Portland, Oregon, closed their doors on June 11, 2007. I would like to thank Linda Yoshida for the rare opportunity to exhibit at the gallery and to be involved in the annual “Observing Oregon” paint-outs and group shows.
My very special thanks go to the incredible gallery staff: mainly Kevin Weaver, David Baumann and Cherise Miller for 2 years of close affiliation plus successful sales and connections with clients while representing my artwork at the gallery. Fare thee well to all of you – it was a grand experience in so many ways!
New Portland Gallery
I am quite pleased and much honored to announce my new gallery affiliation at The Gottlieb Gallery in downtown Portland.
Her personal approach to successful pairings of quality artwork, artists and clients is not only common knowledge in the Portland art scene, but comes from careful selections that rely upon her innate ability to identify and cultivate excellence in fine art at every level.
www.gottliebgallery.com to see and experience the artwork and artists firsthand. I look forward to re-connecting with my Portland area clients and collectors at:
The Gottlieb Gallery
220 SW Yamhill
Portland, Oregon, 97204.
email: [email protected]
Visit their web site www.yoshidagallery.com to preview the work, but better yet, stop by either at the opening or during the month of May to see this show first hand. I was especially pleased to make paintings on a theme that gave me some new challenges - I do live on an island, you know. It has also provided new directions to my more rural ‘regular' work, as well.
It's a joy to exhibit and work alongside so many talented artists especially with a gallery that really makes interesting things happen! A lot of thought goes into planning and coordinating shows like this (especially by the gallery) and even more preparation and work time by participating artists who could just sit back and say “New Works by Blah Blah”. This show has substance WAY beyond the mundane. Come see for yourselves!
One of the pastels I will have in this show is pictured here “October Sun/Flower Island” and is one of 2 ‘chiaro-scuro’ pieces I have for this show . . . in addition to some ‘plein air’ island theme pieces.
If you are interested in learning to take your studio skills outside and paint on-site in pure pigment pastel, this will be an excellent opportunity to spend three days on and around the docks working from live subject matter. Even if you are a beginner at pastels, this will be a good workshop to learn plein air basics.
I will be doing one live demo per day and will be giving students individual attention as they work on exercises after the demos.
To sign-up for this class, contact Mareth Warren, program director, at [email protected]. You can also visit the Center for Wooden Boats website at www.cwb.org and click on the 2007 catalog. My class description is on page 14.
Ten new pieces are from my most recent plein air painting trips to New England, Canada, Italy and of course, the Pacific Northwest. Every painting in this show was painted on-site, or from painted studies made on location.
The pastel medium has become my favorite as it creates so many facets and refractions when it's mixed on the surface of the paper-and holds color permanence indefinitely. It doesn't have to dry (and turn dark with age), nor fade because it's been mixed with water or chemicals. It's really what the cave painters used and it's the exact same pigments used today to manufacture all other paints (oils, acrylics, watercolors, etc.,) but in the purest form!
You can visit the exhibit gallery on-line at www.yoshidagallery.com to see some of the artwork submitted for this show . . . but better yet, visit the gallery in person at 10th and Davis Streets in The Pearl District.
We are already planning for the next tour as well as "Open Studio" weekends in the summer of 2007. Please remember, if you wish to stop-by anytime you are visiting Lopez Island, simply call or e-mail. (360) 468-2557 or [email protected] ... you and your guests are always welcome to view works-in-progress and have a private tour of my studio and home gallery.
My work is always available to view at the following galleries: Crow Valley Pottery, Orcas Island; Colin Goode Gallery, Lopez Island; Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, WA; Pacific Marine Gallery, Bellingham, WA; Yoshida's Fine Art Gallery, Portland, OR; and River Stone Gallery, Ennis, Montana. All of these galleries feature exquisite works by other artists as well and are well worth a stop anytime you are in those areas!!
It's an easy 2 mile walk or drive from the ferry landing to our home at 783 Port Stanley Road. Go south on the only road from the ferry landing and turn left in about a mile onto Port Stanley Rd., just across from the entrance to Odlin County Park. Proceed east one mile to our home which is on the left side of the road (water side) just 3 drive ways past Shoreland Drive.
There are 23 studios and 32 artists participating in this annual 2 day event. I'm posting two recent plein air pieces that I painted on Lopez this month. Both will be at the studio and have matching giclee prints as well.
My pastels can be shipped anywhere in the world in special "Airfloat" shipping containers with a "made for pastel" triple foam layer for protection. I've had excellent results shipping this way with no breakage, dust or damage to any contents, in spite of the fact that some shipping companies use handling methods akin to a cub bear wearing boxing gloves or a soccer player on steroids. In fact, these conainers are so-o-o soft, I'm thinking of using one to sit on while I paint next time!
Crow Valley Pottery is open 7 days a week. Go to their web-site www.crowvalleypottery.com for details.
www.crowvalley.com for show details.
In addition, I will be participating in the annual "Observing Oregon" 3 day invitational paint-out at Yoshida's Fine Art Gallery in Portland, Oregon. There will be 10 artists altogether painting en plein air at three different sites during the event, including: The Sandy River, near Troutdale, Sauvies Island in the Columbia River and downtown Portland. The paint-out will culminate with an opening at Yoshida's Gallery during the first Thursday art walk on August 3rd, with an artists' reception from 5-9 p.m. Over 25,000 people come-out for these art walks and visit several dozen galleries. It's well worth the experience and the trip for art lovers anywhere and I hope to see some of you there! Please visit the gallery web site: www.yoshidagallery.com for show details.
The show coincides with Oregon's Annual Spring Wine Event and should prove to be a large and diverse collection of interpretive works on the subject. My particular pieces are all from our recent painting trip to Italy.
Check-out the show on the gallery web-site www.yoshidagallery.com
Yoshida Gallery is loacted at 206 NW 10th in Portland, Oregon 1-800-667-7655. Gallery hours are: Tuesday-Saturday 10-6 and Sunday Noon-5 p.m. Enjoy a lunch with a nice glass of wine from Italy (and beyond) at their bistro while you view this show. The piece pictured here is titled "Grape Harvest, Manarola, Italy"
This Friday, April 5th, will be the second artwalk at Scott Milo Gallery where I am showing as the featured artist. I will have two new pieces from the Italy series "Sommelier" and "Near Siena" in addition to pieces now showing at the gallery.
I will be in attendance for the artwalk and look forward to seeing all who can make it! The gallery walk is from 6-9 p.m. and Scott Milo Gallery is located at the corner of 4th and Commercial Avenue, in old-town Anacortes.
Get Directions to Scott Milo Gallery
www.crowvalleypottery.com and keep track of this season's events at the gallery. It's a joy to be able to show and participate with so many talented artists from all over the world, especially in a setting that fosters excellence and unsurpassed experience in selecting fine art with an eclectic spirit.
Watch for announcements closer to show time and contact the gallery if you would like to attend this event.
All paintings have been captioned with location/dates and all were done either on-site (plein air) or from drawings and color studies made on-site.
Special note: Giclee prints of most of these originals are also available directly from the artist and range in price from $225 to $385 each. Prints are made in very limited editions of 25 per series. The series consists of 25 full size and 25 half size or three-quarter size prints. Click on the link below for a map and directions to the store.
Get directions to the exhibit
AT MACY*S IN SEATTLE
This exhibit opportunity just came-up last week. I will be having a solo show at Macy*s downtown Seattle store in their gallery which is on the 6th floor. I will have newer plein air pieces from both Italy and the Pacific Northwest on display and for sale from January 5th (coincides with the first Thursday Art Walk) through January 31st. There will be 15-18 framed and matted originals.
The show was made available to members of the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters for the months of January and February only. Another painting group (The Women Painters of Washington) has the gallery space during the other 10 months. I hope any of you who are visiting Seattle or shopping in the downtown area will be able to take a break and see the new works.
The store address is: 3rd and Pine Streets, Seattle. They have a large parking (Macy*s Garage) directly across the street from the store. It's easiest to take the Sky Bridge directly from the parking lot to the store which puts you on the floor with the gallery - located in a corner next to Crystal & Jewelry.
Get directions to the exhibit