'Art condenses the experience we all have as human beings, and, by forming it, makes it significant. We all have an in-built need for harmony and the structures that create harmony. Basically, art is an affirmation of life.' Trevor Bell
I guess you could say I was born an artist! My intrinsic artistic abilities appeared around the age of 1½ years old when I began scribbling colorful imagery on my bedroom walls, later carving designs and cryptic messages on my parent’s fine furniture. Over the years, I have continued my artistic endeavors working as a monotype printmaker, painter, mixed media artist, and jewelry maker.
Late winter and spring, I have had time to work in the studio at long last. New works have been matted and framed and are now ready to show. This year I am still creating ink drawings on recycled papers, and due to popular requests, making collaged pendants and pins.
Here are the shows:
***47th Annual Bath County Art Show Opens Saturday July 16, closes July 24 @ 5pm. Valley Elementary School,WARM SPRINGS, VA- The 47th Annual Bath County Art Show opens on Saturday July 16. This year organizers are expecting to have over 600 entries. Cathy Singleton is a board member for the Bath County Arts Association, which sponsors the show. "This year our judge is Dr. Edward Keel who is a curator at the Kreeger Museum in Washington D.C." she says. "We're very excited to have him judge our show, and we do award over $8000.00 in prizes to the artists that enter." Entries for the show come from around the region including West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Last year 259 artists participated. The art show is a fundraiser for the Bath County Arts Association. All of the artwork at the show is for sale and the Arts Association receives a commission. The Bath County Art Show is Saturday July 16 through Sunday July 24 at Valley Elementary School in Hot Springs. It's open from 1 to 5 daily and admission is free.
For more information about the Bath County Art Show email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*** 63rd Virginia Highlands Festival July 23 - August 7, 10 am - 6 pm. Open till 7:30 pm on Saturday, July 23rd and Saturday, July 30th.
The Festival hosts more than 100 artists and crafters who rotate in and out of this juried show, so come back often during this 16-day festival!