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Art Fairs – Not for Me

I never planned on doing art shows of the booth fair type.  I inadvertantly started doing art fairs at the end of 2002 -- sort of in neighborhood solidarity when some folks in my neighborhood started organizing the first Cherrywood Art Fair. At that time, I was reluctant to put myself and my work out in the art world.   The encouragement to participate in the first Cherrywood Art Fair was a nice, neighborly beginning to getting my work out there to be seen (and often purchased) -- and it helped to open doors for showing my work in other venues.

For one half of a life you work, spurred on by this expectation [for recognition]. During the second half you work to prove to yourself you can do without it, that the loss of the illusion has made no difference. Then gradually you forget altogether. You work in order to be able to die painting.

— John Berger

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Gallery of Recent Paintings

Squeezebox Oil on Canvas 12 x 12 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Easter Confection - Oil on canvas - 4 x 4 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Composition Number 2, 2013 - Acrylic on panel - 8 x 10 - © 2013 Marilyn Fenn Stop! in the Name of Love - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn