Friday, August 10, 2018

Summer 2018 Updates

As we’re well into the dog days of summer, I hope you’re all keeping cool, and have escaped at least once for a little R&R. It’s been a busy summer at my studio, and I’ve produced a lot of new works.

The first six months of 2018 have been a whirlwind, but filled with exciting developments. I joined the Olney Art Association, a learning creative community of visual fine artists that was founded in 1974. The expertise of our members represents a variety of mediums, including oil paintings, pastel, acrylics and watercolor. I’ve enjoyed the chance to connect with fellow artists, learning and growing from exposure to their creativity, and seeing the influence of the community within my own work.

I’ve participated in a few shows over the past few months, and it’s been rewarding to exhibit my work and showcase my latest creations to the art community. I also have a number of new shows on the horizon, which I will list below. I wanted to highlight one particularly exciting upcoming show: the 11 Doors. 11 Stories. Art Exhibition.

This show will bring together “The Doors of Make Room” commissioned artists and rent-burdened families, as the artists decorate doors to raise awareness of the 11 million families who spend more than half of their income on rent. It will be attended by national and local leaders and elected officials, sponsors, press and art fans.

I was honored to serve in an advisory capacity for this campaign as a professional artist, where I helped judge the selection of 11 artists proposals from around the country in creation of the doors. The art seeks to raise awareness and funds to combat our national housing crisis, an extremely worthy cause. You can find out more about supporting this effort here.

After the doors are displayed to the public in DC, they will be auctioned at a fundraising event in mid September.

Other Upcoming Shows:

The Olney Art Association Juried Art Show
  • Artists and Makers Studios
  • 11810 Parklawn Drive Rockville, Md., 20852
  • August 1-31, 2018
  • Reception August 3, 6-9 p.m.

Featured Artist at Artists' Gallery Ellicott City

  • "Fruit of the Vine" exhibition
  • 8197 Main Street, Ellicott City, Md., 21043
  • August 28-September 30, 2018
  • Reception September 8

Art All Night D.C.
  • my location: Tenleytown
  • September 29, 2018
  • 7 p.m. - midnight

Lastly, just for fun: I’ve recently joined Instagram! Feel free to follow my account for new updates, as well as photos of my recent work.

-      Pauline