There is no short-cut to art, one has to work hard, be open and flexible in your mind, keep the child alive inside you, and through a whole lifetime be ready to learn new things and – of course – be mentally prepared for a hard punch on your nose – especially when you think you are doing well.
Marilyn Fenn Newsletter: AVAA 30th Anniversary Show & More!
In this issue:
- Austin Visual Arts Association 30th Anniversary Show – Opening June 28th
- Latest Artwork
- New Fine Art Website
- Smaller Editions for Prints
- New Design Website
Austin Visual Arts Association 30th Anniversary Show at The Dougherty:
A couple of my paintings have been chosen for the Austin Visual Arts Association’s 30th Anniversary Exhibit & Reunion, to be held at the Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road. The show will open on Thursday, June 28, 2007, from 6-9 p.m., and run through July 30. There will be music by the Atlantics at the opening.
I feel very honored to have had some of my work chosen for this show, as only 49 artists had their work chosen. More than 300 works by 111 artists were entered. Each work was rated individually by each juror, and artists names were not included in the presentation.
For more information about the show, see the Austin Visual Arts Association website: http://www.avaaonline.org/.
Please come see me and my paintings at the opening 2 weeks from tonight — Thursday, June 28th, 6-9pm.
If you haven’t seen what I’ve been up to for awhile, I began working in encaustic last summer. Encaustic is a painting medium in which pigment is suspended in a binder of hot wax and damar resin. The paint mixture is heated until it is liquid, and then applied to a surface, such as prepared wood or masonite. The paint can be shaped before it cools or reheated and manipulated.
The two paintings I will have at the Dougherty Arts Center are two small examples of encaustic painting. You can see more at my website (the first 4 series are all done in encaustic): /marilynfenn/art/
New Fine Art Website
Since my last newsletter, I have completely redesigned my fine art website. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here: http://www.marilynfenn.com/. Let me know if you like it.
Smaller Editions for Prints
I have decided to reduce the edition sizes of Giclee prints on all new artwork, beginning in 2006, from an edition size of 100 to 25; all previous work will still be offered in the original edition sizes; usually 100.
New Design Website
I have been kept extremely busy lately doing freelance web design. Lately, I’ve done sites for another artist, a musician, an interior designer, a energy brokerage company with 3 divisions (hence three websites). I have also redone the website for the Texas Society of Sculptors, on whose board I now serve, while I maintain their site and edit their electronic bi-monthly newsletter. All this in addition to the clients I already had!
I have just finished redesigning my design website, which you can see here: http://www.marilynfenndesign.com/. I have added a lot of hopefully useful information to my design site. Should you ever know of someone looking for information about having a website designed, please feel free to send them to my site.
Hope to see some of you at the Dougherty in 2 weeks!
- New Work
- Painting Process Pics
- Art Openings & Events
- Buying & Selling Art
- Class Notes
- Deep Thoughts
- Museum & Gallery Exhibits
- I see exactly what you were trying to capture, and you did it perfectly! And with a difficult medium!!!
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