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.
Marilyn Fenn Newsletter: Four Upcoming Exhibitions
In this issue:
- WAR-Artists Respond Exhibit
- East Austin Studio Tour
- 12 Buy 12 Show at Artspoken Gallery & Studios
- Blue Genie Art Bazaar
WAR-Artists Respond Exhibit
I will have a few pieces in a show titled “WAR-Artists Respond” at the Dougherty Arts Center from November 2 to November 27, 2007. The exhibit will feature the artwork of more than 60 Central Texas visual artists who’ve taken on the challenge to reflect on the meaning of war and our role in creating it.
An opening reception will be held next Friday, November 2nd, 2007, at the Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road, from 6 to 9pm. Poetry, song and Butoh dancers performing in the theater of the DAC will give emphasis to the visual art.
1110 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704
For additional hours, check the DAC’s web page: Dougherty Arts Center.
East Austin Studio Tour
I will be opening my home studio to the public again this year for the 6th Annual East Austin Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17th & 18th from 10am to 5pm. This year, there are 210 artists showing at 120 studios!
I will have over 2 dozen new paintings on display, primarily in encaustic (pigment suspended in a wax medium), including many new abstracts, more paintings of tornadoes, plus hurricanes and other explosions. My paintings, plus prints and cards of both my new and my previous works, will be available to purchase.
Consider starting (or ending) your tour at my studio (my studio is likely to be the one at the most north-west corner of the whole tour area, as it was last year).
More information is available online at the East Austin Studio Tour website: www.eastaustinstudiotour.com. I should have a limited number of tour books available (first come, first served), as well as a number of tour maps.
12 Buy 12 Show at Artspoken Gallery & Studios
I have had some of my work juried into the 3rd Annual 12 Buy 12 Show at Artspoken Gallery & Studios, from December 1 – 22, 2007. There will be an opening reception on December 1st, from 6 to 8pm. I hope you can come!
All artwork in the show is created on 12″ square gallery wrapped canvases (or equivalent). I will have several beautiful new encaustic paintings on 2″ deep cradled plywood in this show.
For more information, check back at my website or the Artspoken website (now defunct).
Blue Genie Art Bazaar
The wonderful people at Blue Genie will have some of my paintings, prints and cards available to purchase at the Blue Genie Art Bazaar from December 5th through the 24th in their new location — the Monarch Events Center, 6406 North IH–35, Suite 3100 (in Lincoln Village) — for the 2007 Seventh Annual Blue Genie Art Bazaar.
This year the show will feature over 80 artists and artisans, and be open for 20 consecutive days.
Dates and Times:
December 5th through December 24th, 2007
Open at 10:00am Daily
• Sunday through Thursday 10am to 10pm
• Friday through Saturday 10am to Midnight
• Sunday December 24th 10am to 6pm
For more information, visit the Blue Genie website.
My work is always available to view or purchase on my fine art website: http://www.marilynfenn.com. I often post my new work first on my blog, where you can also read a little bit about my process (and perhaps a ramble or two about other art-related matters): http://www.marilynfenn.com/continued/. You may arrange a studio visit at other times by contacting me: Contact.
- New Work
- Painting Process Pics
- Art Openings & Events
- Buying & Selling Art
- Class Notes
- Deep Thoughts
- Museum & Gallery Exhibits
- I seriously adore these pieces. I have long wanted to paint tornadoes but have struggled, so these pieces are very inspiring for me. I love the abstract qualities of this!
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