This heart shaped calla lily caught my eye in my daughter’s San Francisco garden where they grow profusely and seductively. The wavering leaves are as compelling as the bold white blooms, especially in this view, which called out to me to be painted. I haven’t had much luck growing these lilies in my NW garden so this painting suffices to bring me joy and wonder.
I’m honored that this large watercolor painting was accepted into the new 2023 CVG Show opening January 14 at the Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. Bremerton, WA . Phone: 360-377-8327. This show of diverse art styles and mediums, displaying 2D, 3D and digital artists from Washington State, was juried by the inimitable Carla O’Connor. She has dominated the water media art world since I’ve been involved in watercolor, winning awards and the highest signature status in many watercolor societies.
CVG SHOW CALENDAR
What’s unique about the CVG Show are the art events that the gallery hosts for the show:
January 14 – Public Reception 4 to 7 pm. Enjoy live music by Carol Holst, wine and light refreshments.
January 15 1 to 3 pm: Gallery walk-through and discussions of the artwork, led by the juror, Carla O’Connor.
Beginning on January 18 (Wednesday) the gallery will be open daily Wed. – Sat. You may vote for the people’s choice award.
February 3, (Friday) 5 to 8 pm First Friday Artwalk, with refreshments and live music by Tom Lukas
February 19 (Saturday), 2 to 4 pm: A panel discussion, hosted by artist Karsten Boysen and led by Greg Robinson, Chief Curator of the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Panelists include Marie Weichman, Professor of Art at Olympic College, and Lindsey Fournier, Art Director for Tideland Magazine. The discussion will focus on the state of art now and in the future.
February 24 (Friday): 4 pm The 2023 CVG Juried Show closes. 6 pm guest speaker artist Jan Hoy will give a talk at the gallery, followed by the announcement of the People’s Choice Award.
See the show online HERE. Click on them individually then see the artist names, titles, sizes and price information by scrolling across the image.
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January SPARK & THREAD SALE – Seattle! 10% OFF MY PRINTS!
Spark & Thread in Seattle, where I showed paintings last summer with my son Adrien Miller, has a post-holiday sale through January. They have various giclee prints of my Floralscapes that are included in the sale. 1909 E Aloha Seattle, WA. Lots of fun, creative art and decor!
COMING IN APRIL – SCOTT MILO GALLERY SHOW, Anacortes
Stay tuned for more info on my upcoming show “From Darkness Blooms” at the Scott Milo Gallery in Anacortes, WA. Many new paintings will be presented with current work from Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Artists, Past and Present. I painted the art for the 2016 poster. Here are the links to prior posts about my work on the poster and associated show at the Scott Milo Gallery. Poster painting process, Poster Unveiling, 1st Scott Milo Show.
Spring is just around the corner! Hang in there. Darkness will lead to blooming!