November 18 and 19 Artwalk 2011 is coming soon…at least imminence is felt as I get the pieces ready. My exhibit at TransPecos Bank in Alpine will begin on Tuesday, November 15th and end on November 30th. I recently finished this commissioned piece that will be on display. It was a luscious piece of work with new Unison Color Soft Pastels on Wallis Pastel Paper. This sanded paper allowed me to work in a larger format (36.5″ x 24″) Thanks to both former Artwalk featured artists, Lindy Cook Severns and Deborah Allison for the info on materials as well as their inspiration.
The original pastel drawing (image below) I made for Artwalk will be raffled off at $10 a ticket and the monies will go the School Art Fund! Tickets are available through me or at Kiowa Gallery in Alpine. The drawing is matted and framed and looks great!
Last week, I delivered this year’s Artwalk check to the Big Bend High School and the 8th graders of the Terlingua Common School District. Spent the time talking to them about Artwalk…the Art Car Parade and chance to see regional art. I also shared my ‘Macro on the Go’ presentation from the Shooting West Texas Photography Symposium. What a fine group of young adults in Terlingua! They were attentive and interacted. One student went home that night, took a close-up of a butterfly and is now entering it in a contest. Yesssss!