This drawing, Eight, won an Honorable Mention in the 40th Annual SECURA Fine Arts Exhibition at the Trout Museum of Art in Appleton, WI. This juried show features 90 Wisconsin artists. It will be up until April 5, 2020. https://troutmuseum.org/event/40th-annual-secura-fine-arts-exhibition/
I am truly honored to be a part of this juried show. Why Mom will be on display from October 1-7 2019. Reception on Friday October 4, 2019. Both works are 12" x 8" She Loved that Jantzen Swimsuit graphite, embroidery, gold leaf on paper. You are a Circle graphite, gouache, embroidery on paper. Images are of my Mother, Dorie Brennan, from old slides my Dad took. My Mom passed away on March 6, 2019. Link here for more information about this show
Oriental Theatre at Dusk will be on display for the Cedarburg Art Museum's Night Owls juried exhibition. The exhibition runs from October 1 - January 2020. Opening Saturday October 5, 2019. Link to the event here!
I currently have two pieces on display at the Richeson Gallery in Kimberly, WI for the Wisconsin Visual Artists Small Works Juried Show.
I am pleased to announce that the two paintings below are hanging at the RedLine Gallery in Milwaukee for the WVA's Member Show - A New Day. These paintings were done from photographs taken about 35 minutes apart from each last July 2018 after a downpour. I was on the southern most point of E Erie Street, along the Hank Aaron State Trail looking north, just west of the Summerfest Grounds. I completed these paintings the following September/October from those photographs. They are 20" x 20" on canvas.
The reception for this show at RedLine, which features over 170 pieces of artwork from 91 members will be on Friday April 26, 2019. https://www.redlinemilwaukee.com/current
I'll have a booth at the West Vliet Street Fall Festival with original landscapes, cityscapes and small still lives.
Link to event here!
Here are 3 events I am participating in. Be on the lookout for some fresh work! Links below for dates and details...
THIRD WARD PLEIN AIR in Milwaukee, WI July 14-20, 2018 // Check out the link for a list of events including a Quick Paint and lunch time community painting demos!
PAINT THE POINT! in Mineral Point, WI August 8-11, 2018 // Click the link to see location, events and exhibition info.
Washington Park Wednesday in Milwaukee, WI August 15, 2018 // So excited to paint in my neighborhood! The theme for this WPW is Live! Art: Prince in the Park. Celebrate the music of Prince and watch me and a few fellow artists paint at the bandshell! I'll be bringing my plein air set-up and will be painting live. No pressure, right? Click the link to check out the musical artists that will be performing.
I am pleased to say that Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall has been accepted to the Woman Made Gallery's Midwest Open in Chicago, Illinois. March 2-24th, 2018. LINK TO EVENT
Come to the ART*BAR for the chance to buy tiny art! CLICK HERE
I just got back to Milwaukee from a visit to Marquette, Michigan on the shores of majestic Lake Superior. What a fantastic part of the country with tons to do - Blueberry Fest, Art on the Rocks and The Outback Air Fair. Not to mention I got to go to the beach EVERY DAY. ALSO, ate great food, laughed my butt off, drank rosé-spritzers on the beach, played with dogs and, the best part, I got to spend some quality time with my brother Drew, my sis-in-law Kari who is the Marquette native and awesome ambassador of her hometown, and their cute and funny kids, Maija and Finnegan. AND AND AND I found some time to paint in Downtown Marquette. I'm not quite done and will have to finish in the studio, but I got to spend two evenings in a "parking space studio" observing the late light and talking to passer-byers. Marquette is on EST so it stays light until about 10pm. Surreal!
Here's a collection of things people said to me or that I overheard::
"HEY! Painter Lady! So, do you just ride around and paint out of your car?" "So, what's your real job?" "Did you paint that?" "Can I look at it?" "Is the pink some sort of back-action?" "Whoa - this wasn't here when we went to dinner an hour ago..."