Sunday, February 03, 2008

Opening of plein air exhibit this week...

The Little Blue House, 12x16, oil on linen on board,

This is one of the paintings that I will be offering for sale in an exhibit of 13 Southwest Florida plein air painters. The exhibit opens next week in Sarasota, Florida, at the Women's Resource Center and will run until the end of March. If you happen to be in the Sarasota area, please stop by and see this colorful exhibit! Press release below includes additional information regarding opening reception as well as the names of the other artists in the exhibit.

There will be an exciting new plein air art exhibit at the Women’s Resource Center in Sarasota from February 7th to March 27th, 2008, which will feature recent works by thirteen well-known local plein air artists including talented artist and teacher Julie Hanson, a graduate of the Ringling College of Art, whose award-winning works have been featured at Art Uptown, Art Center Sarasota, the Venice Art Center, and Art Center Manatee, among others.
The exhibit titled, “The Colors of Florida and Beyond” will feature an eclectic mix of vibrantly colored and wonderfully textured plein air landscapes that have been sensitively rendered by Julie Hanson and her circle of plein air painters, that include Betsy Bisson, John Blue, Shirley Carron, Chris Torgerson Dibble, Heidi Gaudry, Penny Hendry, Maryanne Jacobsen, Sally Birnkrandt Myers, Dorothy Nichols, Ingrid Seals, Karen Williams, and Anita Zimmerman. These thirteen plein air painters represent a wonderfully diverse national and international mix of backgrounds and artistic accomplishments, and their works portray a refreshing and jewel-like array of paintings after the tradition of the French Impressionists. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, February 7th from 5 to 7PM, which will feature music, refreshments and door prizes that include an opportunity to win an original piece of artwork. For additional information regarding exhibit times, please contact the Women’s Resource Center directly at (941)366-1700, or artist Julie Hanson for more info at (941) 923-1293.

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1 comment:

Astaryth said...

A chance to see one of your paintings on exhibit is almost enough to set me down to Sarasota LOL! Actually, we are sort of planning a trip down that way in the near future because I have a good friend who was inducted into the Circus Hall of Fame 2 weeks ago and I would love to go and see her plaque and get a picture of it... It would just be a bonus if I could get over to your exhibit also!!