Thursday, August 28, 2008

Daybreak is Here!

The Exalted Beauty Daybreak Medallions are now available!











Click HERE to see the Exalted Beauty Daybreak Medallion catalog!

Progress Report

Now that August is coming to a close, it’s time for the Second Third of the year progress report. While it seemed as though this spring/summer was filled with sun, fun and vacation mayhem, I was (surprisingly) able to accomplish a few of the things on the big To-Do list. Here’s what happened May-August:

Exhibitions/Competitions:
* 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

New Paintings:

* (16) Paintings in the Poppy Painting Series
* (1) Exalted Beauty (Athena)

Photography:

* (80) Photographic Presentations showcasing flora and fauna from “The Living Painting” here on the Exalted Beauty Blog.

Exalted Beauty Medallions:

* (2) New Medallion Collections:
Daybreak (60 medallions)

Oracle (50 medallions – Coming Soon!)
* (2) Medallion Parties

* Mindworks Medallion Collaboration with Cyndi

Upcoming Events (September-December):
* “The Nature of ThingsInterchurch Center NYC (October)

* N.A.W.A.’s Autumn Art Festival NYC (October)
* AVA Gallery’s Annual Holiday Show NH (November)
* Medallion Parties (Goal: to reach a total of 2,000 Exalted Beauty Medallion sales by December 31st!)

See the January-April Progress Report HERE

I’ll be back to present the new Exalted Beauty Daybreak Medallion catalog next! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Autumn Art Festival

The National Association of Women Artists is having an Autumn Art Festival!

The Autumn Art Festival kicks off with N.A.W.A.’s first “Razzle Dazzle Raffle”! Tickets are just $1.00 each ($10.00 per book) for a chance to win some great prizes, including an Arts Weekend in Manhattan ($2,000 value) and a Couples Getaway in Atlantic City ($1,000 value). Check out a list of some of the other fabulous prizes HERE


I have donated these 4 Exalted Beauty Medallions to the Razzle Dazzle Raffle:



You KNOW you want to win!!!
Contact N.A.W.A. for tickets!
E-Mail:
office@nawanet.org
Phone: (212) 675-1616

The Autumn Art Festival includes a self guided “Tour of Women Artists Studios” in lower Manhattan, Saturday and Sunday, October 18-19, 2008 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Members with studios in Soho, Tribeca, Greenwich Village, Chelsea and other areas will invite the public to view their workspaces as well as their artwork.

The culminating event of the Autumn Art Festival is N.A.W.A.’s Hot Art/Cool Jazz Party, which includes a Silent Art Auction of 50 pieces of selected member’s works. Enjoy live jazz entertainment, drinks and a light supper as you browse some of the best that N.A.W.A. has to offer.

This piece will be available at the Silent Art Auction:



Blushing Gossips” [
The Poppy Series]
By Amy E. Fraser
Medium: Acrylic Paint on 140#, Acid Free, Archival Watercolor Paper.
Size: 12” x 12”

N.A.W.A.’s Silent Art Auction will be held on Sunday October 19th, 2008 at the Alger House, 45 Downing Street, New York, NY 10014 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Please join us for these very exciting art events supporting N.A.W.A.!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Athena at Goggle Works!



Exalted Beauty: Athena

By Amy E. Fraser
Medium: Acrylic Paint on 140#, Acid Free, Archival Watercolor Paper.
Size: 11” x 14”

The National Association of Women Artists 119th Annual Exhibition is now OPEN at the Goggle Works Center for the Arts!

August 24th - September 28th, 2008

The Opening Reception is Sunday September 21st 12:00 – 2:00 pm


Located at:
Goggle Works Center for the Arts
201 Washington Street

Reading, PA 19601
www.goggleworks.org
(610) 374-4600

Friday, August 22, 2008

Wild Kingdom

The York Wild Kingdom was the primary destination on our Maine adventure. It is known as “the largest zoo around”. We were not disappointed by the vast spectrum and variety of exotic and wild animals presented. I did my best to take photos but I found between the shade trees and the fencing, the shots didn’t do the exotic creatures justice. Seeing these wondrous beings in person is infinitely better, although, I do hate seeing them “behind bars”. However, I guess I’m as guilty as everyone else for paying to see the animals and therefore perpetuating the economic reason to cage them. Well, that’s a downer isn’t it? I’ll just attempt to alleviate the guilt this causes by focusing on the educational benefit that seeing these wild animals provided for all of us. I’ll also add that the animals seemed healthy, well taken care of and many were wagging their tales at the attention. It seems that the majority of the zoo goers were respectful. Here are some photos from our trip to York’s Wild Kingdom:

























































Our day in the Wild Kingdom truly was a marvelous experience. I hope you enjoyed our vacation photos, I’m off to do a little research and development for the remainder of the day. In other words, I’m off to play for a bit before our dinner engagement this evening. I’m still officially “On Vacation” so I’ll be signing off the computer again until next week. I hope you are all out there making the most of these last days of summer! Have a great weekend!

Amusement Park

We had a quick tour through the York Amusement Park; the boys had a total blast! There were a few mishaps, of course, for instance when Griffin slammed his head against the wall in the house of mirrors and then when the boys smashed their brains together repeatedly while we were on the "Scrambler", but overall, no serious injuries. Oh dear… Anyway, here a few fun shots at the Park:







Beach Boys

What’s a New England ocean voyage with out some swimming? Here are the brave beach boys, nephew Griffin and son Caden toughing it out in the icy cold ocean waters, and loving every minute of it:















The Mr., my Mother-In-Law and I enjoyed a picturesque stroll along the beach, but we weren’t quite as courageous as the boys when it came to entering the frigid waves. It was still a great experience and we found an enormous abundance of sea life, star fish, snails and crabs. We were even fortunate enough to find an intact sand dollar. The boys were most fascinated with the crabs, in a squeamish, that’s awesome and gross kind of way. Me too, kind of, but really fabulous, nonetheless! A good time was had by all!

Seaside Textures

For me, no seaside adventure is complete until I’ve closely inspected every rock, snail, barnacle and seaweed patch! Here are a few examples of Mother Nature’s abstract masterpieces containing the finest seaside textures York, Maine has to offer:















I just can’t get enough of these amazing textures! I love all the organic shapes, colors, patterns and varieties that can be found next to the ocean. I find them so inspiring! If you’re into this sort of thing, be sure to check out my
Seaside Textures from Cape Cod.