Wild Garden

My newest painting completed this last week just in time for the Great Lakes Art Fair. This mixed media painting has a fat junco bird along with orange and red poppies. Some of the poppies are painted and some made with wallpaper. This is a fun and colorful painting that also makes a beautiful print. It is now up in my store and be sure to use the coupon code of 35off2019 to receive 35% off of your order.
All the info that you need to know about the Great Lakes Art Fair if you are up that way. It is north of Detroit and in the nice city of Novi Michigan. This is my first show of the season and so far it looks like a pretty nice weekend the weather says. Looking forward to it for sure. It is time to get out there again after the winter.

Found something informative on the Allen County Public Library Website…..Yes true….the whole website is informative. They have an area artists link. So I submitted mine also! Here is the link.

Lastly I will have another art fair to add to my show schedule. I will be at the Round the Fountain Art Fair in Lafayette, IN. It is on the courthouse square. When Tom and I were first married we lived in that area and I worked across the street of the courthouse at Lafayette Bank and Trust. It was only a mere 38 years ago. It will be nice to go back and see it. The show is May 25th.

2019 Art Shows

This was my tent at Talbot Street Art Fair in Indianapolis last year in June. Attaching my list of shows I hope to participate in this year (2019).

Most of them I have applied to but the juries have to meet and go through the entry’s, sometimes 100’s of them. The process is that the artists submits three to five good images of their work and a booth shot. Most of the time this is done via the computer, once in a great while they have to be copied to a CD and sent via postal mail with the the paper application. We also have to submit either a 100 character or word description of our work process, the two are a very different size. A jury fee of $25.00 to $40.00 has to be submitted also.

To make an interesting art show there has to be many various kinds of art, so when the jury score the artist, the show takes so many of the top scoring artists in each of the categories. Mine is 2D Mixed Media. The juries see each artist for possibly 30 seconds to one minute, and someone reads the description. This is done on a computer projector.

Then the show also makes a wait list, where if the accepted artist cannot make it they have others to fill the spot. If you get the call that you have been accepted the artist then has to submit the booth fee which varies from $100.00 to $600.00 or more. I am renting that 10 X 10 real estate for two days to share, meet, talk about and hopefully sell my art to collectors that visit me in my booth.

Along with these expenses I also have gas, food and lodging if I am away from home. At this time I have been accepted into a few, ones that I participated in last year and they had early applications.

My show schedule is on this website on the home page. As I hear from shows, I add to the list. I really love traveling around and setting up my mini galleries. It is a lot of work, especially in the heat, but it’s fun. I do have two new fans this year, so that will make four in the tent and that will help.

Why am I telling you this information? I felt the need to make aware that bringing our art to you is not done lightly and is not inexpensive but worth it. Please support artists that put their imagination, ingenuity, heart and soul into one of a kind art work.

You will make them jump for joy! For my followers, I treasure you and thank you.

  • Great Lakes Art Fair April 13,14 Novi MI
  • Bloomfest May 18 Leo,IN
  • Round the Fountain May 25 Lafayette, IN
  • Winona Art Fair June 1 & 2 Winona, IN
  • Talbot Street June 15,16 Indianapolis, IN
  • Devils Lake (2nd) June 15 Manitou Beach, MI
  • Three Rivers Festival July 13,14 Fort Wayne, IN
  • Chesterton Art Fair Aug 3,4 Chesterton, IN
  • Satek Winery Aug. 17 Fremont, IN
  • Fourth St. Art Fair Aug 31,Sept. 1 Bloomington, IN
  • Vincolet Winery Sept. 7 Cincinnati, OH
  • Art at the Riverside Sept. 28 Leo, IN
  • Hyde Park October 6 Cincinnati, OH
  • Historic Shaw Neighborhood Oct. 5,6 St. Louis, MO
  • Renaissance at Roanoke October 12 Roanoke, IN
  • Arts and Greens Market TBA White Lake,MI

Did You Know

That art does not have to exactly match the decor. Art is a personal choice and when one chooses a piece it has spoken to the person. It evokes a pleasant memory. It depicts the same interests of a person. When you see it and walk by it everyday it should make you happy. This is the way art fits into a home, whether it is an original piece or an archival reproduction.

This painting; “No Goldfish Allowed” will be hanging in the Artlink Regional Artists Show From January 4, 2019 to February 8, 2019. The opening reception is January 4 from 5pm to 8 pm. Artlink is located at
300 East Main Street
Fort Wayne, IN

An archival reproduction can be ordered at the Art Shop.