I looked at my recent posts and realized that I've been posting a lot of paintings lately, but there is a great reason for that! My work has been selected to be in New American Paintings this year (coming out in June), so I've been working to get some new paintings together for the publication. I've also been working like crazy on a new fabric collection but I'm not allowed to show you any of that work just yet. I will say, however, that I am getting to do something really, really fun and exciting with this new collection and I look forward to sharing more about that with you soon!
If you are not familiar with New American Paintings, you should definitely check it out. They have six regional contests a year and the 40 winners from each region have their paintings published in a gorgeous magazine. Check out their website to see more. I entered the contest for the first time in 2005 and my work was chosen. I've entered every year since without any luck, but this year my paintings were chosen again! I'm really excited about it! They have a great readership of art enthusiasts, galleries, collectors and the like so it will be nice to get my work in front of so many people.
My first exposure in the magazine led to a great connection which facilitated getting my artwork in the Mirage and several other Las Vegas casinos. They've gotten me lots of work over the last five years. I hope to meet new people and make some more connections once this newest issue comes out in June! I haven't been in an art show since 2003 and I don't have a gallery so I'm hoping this will lead to something!
I had to send in six paintings and three will be published. These are three of the six that I sent in. I can't wait to see which ones they choose!
I hope you guys are having a great weekend! Now it is back to work on the new fabric collection!