Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Productive Year of Art

The Windham Regional Art Council's annual show is coming up in June. That makes me realize that it has been one year since I have been pursuing my art seriously and putting work in shows.

My first show here in Connecticut was at the Windham Art Council show in June of 2011. Since then I have had two solo shows, been in three juried shows, won a grand prize for a photograph, and shown in two additional shows. I sold a framed photo at the Digital Art Show sponsored by the Vernon Community Arts Center and also sold two matted photos from other shows. Not bad for one year!

I have learned so much, all by reading, research and experimenting. And I'm loving it! Now what I would really like is an agent so I can just create and let someone else market my work.

The deadline for the Windham Art Council Show is this Sunday, May 27. For the juried show at the Vernon Community Art Center, I have to deliver my work on Friday, May 25. Keep your fingers crossed that I get a piece accepted into that show. It is always good to be accepted  by a jury.

Here is one of my newest pieces. Should it be in the upcoming shows? The really fun part here is creating the backgrounds. I can experiment with photos, layers and textures! The tulip and the butterfly are from two different photos, both taken in my yard.


TexWisGirl said...

that's really neat. i'm partial to the pearl crescent butterflies. :)

and you've had a GREAT first year!

Linda said...

I have to admire how you have put yourself out there. I know a lot of creative people stumble when it comes to marketing themselves. Getting an agent is a great idea. I'm so happy for all your success. It has been a great year and I'm sure the next one will be even better. Latest work beautiful.

Sheila said...

Good luck with your upcoming shows Nancy. You've been having fun with developing textures. It must be an interesting process. To be honest - the amazing photographs you take without texture appeal to me more. I love your sunflower header with the faded background. Have you ever entered that photo in a juried show.

Stephanie said...

It is very nice piece. Something I would like to learn one of these days.

jen said...

I love this piece!!!

A Quiet Corner said...

Yes, it should be in the show!...:)JP