Posts Tagged ‘show’

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Opening Night at Artspace Gallery

February 3, 2017

Here are a few photos from last night’s art opening event at the Artspace Gallery.

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I’m happy and humbled to say that my drawing won the best in show “Committee’s Choice” award!

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“Park Serenade” Drawing Framed for Show

January 26, 2017

I received word that my new drawing was accepted for the local art show, so I picked up a frame that I think works well with it. I’m giving it the title of “Park Serenade.” All I need to do now is string a wire on the back, and it’ll be ready to drop off next Monday morning.

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The exhibit will be at the Artspace gallery in Round Rock, TX with the opening event on February 2nd and closing on Feb.26th. Stop by if you will be in the neighborhood.

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Williams Tower Art Opening in Houston

January 19, 2017

Had a very nice time at the art opening in Houston at the Williams Tower. The exhibit will be there in the main lobby until March 3rd.

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Several people sought me out to tell me how much they enjoyed my painting, which made me feel very humbled, and I even met two separate people who owned paintings of mine, which was a pleasant surprise.

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Painting in Celebrate Texas Art Show in Houston

January 15, 2017

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I recently received a flyer for the opening of the art show in Houston where I sent my painting. This is for the “Celebrate Texas Art 2017” show sponsored by the non-profit, Assistance League of Houston at the Williams Tower Gallery, 2800 Post Oak Boulevard (“The Galleria” area.) The hours are 8AM-6PM Monday-Friday, and the opening event will be this Wednesday at 6PM. The show closes March 3rd. Please stop by if you’ll be in the Houston area around that time.
(Parking note: visitor parking for the tower is accessed on Waterwall Dr. To get to it, drive south on Post Oak, right on Hildalgo, right on Waterwall.)

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Artwork Shipping Crate Modified

December 15, 2016

I added a few more modifications to my shipping crate that I posted a few days ago.

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I had a couple more styrofoam corners, so I cut those into “L” shapes to fill in the sides of the crate. I also needed to fill in the void inside the box, so I attached some pieces of foam and foamcore around the outside of the crate. It slips into the box nice and snug. Now there’s plenty of foam and air space around the painting with nothing touching the surface. It weighs about 9 pounds.

This needs to arrive in Houston by the 13th of January, so I’ve got plenty of time, but I’ll probably wait until after Christmas to ship it. I’ll post more details about the show in a few weeks.

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Making a Shipping Crate for a Painting

December 10, 2016

I’m taking a short break from the drawing to get my painting ready to ship next month for the show in Houston. First I want to show how I finished the backing of the frame.

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I placed a sheet of 1/4″ black foamcore to fill the back opening, and to hold it in place I’m going to use these four pieces of veneer that I’ve cut into large triangles.

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I spray painted them black, and used small screws to hold the backing in place. I also added the hanging wire. It’s now ready to pack.

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My lightweight packing crate is made from styrofoam and 1/8″ Luann plywood. I got a few styrofoam corners at a local moving supply store. These are glued to a bottom plywood panel, and will suspend the frame inside the crate. I cut off a piece of another set of four corners to make “L” shapes that I glued to the top panel. This will fit tightly around the outside of the frame at the sides. I may add a large sheet of mat board to sit on the frame and keep any dust out. It’s important that no packing material ever touches the surface of the painting, especially any plastic or foam.

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Here’s it all put together. I added some black heavy-duty tape to help hold the pieces together. The moving supply store had a box for pictures and mirrors that will be large enough, but I’ll need to glue some foamcore and styrofoam pieces to this to fill the inside of the box.

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Live Oak Art Exhibition Opening Event

September 11, 2016

Here are a couple photos of my art at the Live Oak Art Center during last night’s opening. The show will be up until Oct.22nd, so drop by if you get a chance.

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