Thursday, May 31, 2012

New web site design

For the past two weeks I have been working on a redesign of my visual art web site. This past week I completed the redesign and went "live." Probably the greatest change was a switch from black to white as the background color. I also attempted to streamline the site, and was able to create painting galleries (based on years rather than subject matter themes) that allow the visitor to easily click through the works. Please check it out here. I also redesigned this blog to coordinate better with the new web site redesign.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Exhibition News

This has been a wonderful week of exhibition news for me.  It began on Monday with a phone call from the executive director of the Arts Council of Wayne County, who notified me that not only had both my submitted works been accepted into the ACWA's 33rd annual juried show, but one - "Biltmore at Dusk" - had been awarded the $1,000 Best in Show Prize by juror Andrew Stout of the Florence Museum in South Carolina.  The opening reception is Saturday, May 19 and the exhibit will run until July 9.

Then, on Thursday I received an email notice from the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh that both works I had submitted were juried into the VAE's SCOPE: The NC Landscape exhibition which opens on June 2. This is the second time that I've been featured in the annual SCOPE show, the first being in 2008.  I am very gratified to have both of these opportunities come my way.