Friday, December 26, 2008

The Year End Review

With Christmas behind us, December is quickly coming to a close, so I thought that today is as good a time as any to look back at 2008. In January I stated that my New Year’s Resolution for 2008 was “to DO-BE-ACHIEVE MORE!!!” and I had also hoped “to paint more and participate in more gallery exhibitions”. Overall, I feel as though I made fairly good progress with those goals, and for whatever its worth, despite my frequent moments of doubt, disillusionment and disappointment, I am going to continue with those same goals for 2009.

Here is what happened in 2008:

13 Exhibitions/Competitions

* N.A.W.A. Small Works Exhibition Competition

* AVA Gallery and Art Center's Silent Auction

* New York Hall of Science Juried Exhibition “
Art Envisions Science
* Plainfield 4th of July Art Show
* AVA Gallery’s Annual Juried Competition
* N.A.W.A.’s “The Nature of ThingsJuried Competition
* Cornish Fair Art Show
* N.A.W.A. at Goggle Works for the 119th Annual Exhibition
* “The Nature of ThingsInterchurch Center NYC
* N.A.W.A.’s Autumn Art Festival NYC
* “N.A.W.A.’s 120th Anniversary Exhibition” Competition

* "N.A.W.A. at 120” Exhibition Competition

* AVA Gallery’s Annual Holiday Show

72 New Paintings

* 5 Duplicity Paintings
* 6 Tapestry Paintings
* 16 Garden Room Squares
* 13 Exalted Beauties
* 16 Poppy Paintings
* 10 Textured Beauties

* 6 Textured Poppies

6 Exalted Beauty Medallion Collections

* The Voyager Medallions
* The Oracle Medallions
* The Daybreak Medallions
* The Mindworks Medallions
* The Lifespark Medallions

* The Origin Medallions


* 100+ Photographic Presentations showcasing flora and fauna from “The Living Painting” See: Photography, Wildflowers and Wildlife

Projects Made For Caden

* Caden’s Carnival

* Goblin Costume

* Christmas Cougar

Upcoming Events

* I’m currently debating whether or not I have time to create a new painting to enter into the N.A.W.A.’s Small Works Exhibition Competition. The postmark deadline is a mere two weeks away!

* I have had work accepted to N.A.W.A.’s upcoming Penn State Exhibition Opening February 19th. I’ll be posting more information about this show very soon!

That's it for The Year End Review of 2008! I’m looking forward to pursuing many new art endeavors in 2009. I hope you will join me as I continue to chronicle my creative journey in art, family and life! Best wishes to you and yours in the New Year! Have a happy, healthy and productive 2009!

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