Now that the summer heat is fading, I'm busy with art exhibitions and some outdoor events. This fall my watercolor paintings will show in three indoor exhibitions and one outdoor event. All of the galleries are open to visitors. Here are the details for where you can see the art this fall.
My painting, Farm to Market: Peppers, will make its debut this month. It was invited to the Southwestern Watercolor Society's Members Exhibition at The J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in downtown Dallas. This will be my second year to have a painting in this exhibition. Tucked into a gallery on the fourth floor of the library, this art show is right next to their amazing selection of art books. It was juried by Stan Miller, an internationally-acclaimed watercolor artist, whose work I admire. I got to see the exhibition last week and was so honored to be among the included artists. The paintings are inventive, gorgeous, and truly worth the visit. The J. Erik Jonsson Central Library is located at 1515 Young Street, Dallas, Texas 75201. The society will host a reception on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 1:30-3:30. You can view the exhibition until September 30th. The gallery is open daily from, 9 am - 4 pm. I would be so honored to have my DFW-area friends and out of town visitors drop in for a look at the show!
Just up the Dallas North Tollway is another watercolor exhibition featuring work from the Southwest Watercolor Society members. ArtReach Gallery at Lover's Lane United Methodist Church is set to exhibit a full gallery of watercolor art. ArtReach is a sunlight filled gallery inside Lover's Lane United Methodist Church which is located at 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas, 75220. This exhibition is called "Fall in to Watercolor". The gallery is a hidden gem, with shows happening year round. The exhibition runs from Sept 14 – Nov 16, 2023. To learn more about this interesting gallery and the art foundation at Lover's Lane UMC, click here. This is sure to be a beautiful exhibition. When I dropped off my paintings, I saw lots of really impressive work by Dallas area artists being delivered.
Also this fall, is an exhibition much further north! I'm excited to have my painting, "Butter Roses", make its debut in the 2023 North Star Watermedia Society's National Juried Art Exhibition. This art show will feature artwork that is water-based. It's at the Phipps Center for the Arts, located in Hudson, Wisconsin. I was really happy to have my art accepted to this show because I have actually been to Hudson. It's a really artsy place to visit. My husband's family lives very near to Hudson WI, in Minnesota. If you happen to be going that direction here are the details: The gallery is located at the Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust Street, Hudson, WI, 54016. It's open from Monday to Saturday, 9:30-9:30 and Sunday 12:00 -5:00. The exhibition runs from September 15 - October 29, 2023.
One last thing: I'll be showing a small selection of art at the fall Plano Art & Wine Walks. These are held the third Thursdays of the month in the Plano Downtown Arts District. As a member of the Plano Art Association, I'm happy to help bring art into the sip and shop experience downtown. I'll have a table or two set up with small paintings, reduced-price large paintings, cards and prints. The 5x7 pepper paintings (above) will be for sale at my table for $50 each with a custom mat and backing board included. I might even do a demo or two! Come visit downtown Plano and look for my table on September 21st from 5:00 - 8:00. All artists will be set up on the sidewalks near participating shops.
So, that's a lot of art in public places! A church, a library, a performing arts center and the streets! It's a great time to add some visual art to your life. Art events are fun and inspiring. It's an opportunity to relax, enjoy real-life art, and meet the artists. It can be part of a fun family outing or a perfect solo treat for yourself. Art shows are a great place to become familiar with what's going on in the art world, with an option to buy art if you feel inspired. If you venture out to any of these exhibitions, be sure to let me know what you think of it. Stay tuned for more opportunities to see art in person!