SLV Painters present the SMall Works Show

The San Luis Valley Painters is a group loosely associated with my Painting Classes. We try to hold a show locally every Spring and today we hung our SMall Works show in the Milagros Coffee House Gallery in downtown Alamosa.
Milagros is a place in the San Luis Valley, where roads, friends, art & book lovers, free thinkers, musicians and writers, all seem to meet. It is a stop for tourists, a setting for conversation and coffee drinkers, and for years the site of the only espresso maker in town.
A gathering spot, very much at the heart of Alamosa,
that supports causes that our little community hold dear.
It is a natural place to show and celebrate art in Alamosa.
18 Painters are represented with 107 pieces,
all in sizes less than 80 square inches and all very affordable.

It felt a bit like mayhem as work went up but response from the morning coffee crowd was very positive; 3 pieces sold before the work was all up.
BRAVO! to all the painters who participated - and Thank You!

Join us to celebrate with a reception on Sunday, March 11 from 2 - 4pm.


Spring Shows '12

Entering SHOWs is a big part of my painting season and January is a time to review: what did I enter last year, which shows were a bust, or a waste of time or just too expensive to enter...
One show I plan and paint for every year is the PAAC Show or the Plein Air Artists of Colorado Annual National Juried Fine Arts Exhibition and Sale - whew! - some long title.
Featuring the best work chosen from paintings entered by a membership of over 250, the PAAC SHow is set for May 5th in Taos, at my gallery- Wilder Nightingale Fine Art.
I was pleased to hear, last week that my 3 entries were juried into this year's show. From the top: Running Snow, 12x9,
Afternoon in the Tall Grass, 12x16,
and Endo Dawning, 12x16. Click on any one of these to see them larger.

This is the first year I entered the Midland Arts Association 2012 Juried Art Exhibition, in Midland, Texas, and I was just notified that my 2 entries were selected for the show set to run March 29- April 29.
My entries are Happy Trails, 16x20, and Autumn Way, 16x20. Whoo- Hoo!

Now to think about the more mundane - shipping and paperwork...