'Tis the season for visual artists to show everyone what they've been up to for the past 6-12 months and hopefully clear the decks for a new year in the studio by finding homes for their artwork.
But first some good news: my painting, "Fall Harvest," won first place at Norseman Distillery's fall art show. I was very surprised! Many thanks to the judge, Sarah Schulz of the American Craft Council, and also to Norseman for supporting local artists with a no-entry-fee show, a beautiful gallery space and even some prize money.
My work will be showing in three locations in November/December. First, on November 29 and 30 (10-3 both days) I will be participating in our second Bryn Mawr neighborhood crafts fair. Once again, we can't hang things on the walls (!) so I will have small oils (pets, eggs. still lives) as well as drawings and watercolors. The following weekend, December 6 (4-8) and December 7 (11-5), I will be having an open house at my studio. Many people have asked about where and how I work and now you will have a chance to stop by, have some wine, coffee, and treats and see some of the larger works actually hung on walls.
Finally, my friend and fellow artist, Dyan Padgett, has graciously allowed me some wall space in her beautiful studio on the 4th floor of the Northrop King Building (Studio 400A). Northrop King will be open every Saturday starting November 30 through December 21, as well as the usual First Thursday event on December 5.
For 2020, I hope to focus on portrait (look out friends and family - you will be modeling), figure, and maybe some more pet portrait commissions. It's so much fun to work on cats and dogs, and it's kind of a relief to have to paint from photos.
Hope to see you soon - and happy holidays!
All images copyright Jan M. Wagner Fine Art.