The two canvas paintings I submitted to the Women Artists of the Finger Lakes Contemporary Show & Sale were accepted! First of all, I was so delighted just to have received the prospectus! I was honored to be considered for such an event. It will be the first juried exhibit of my adult career (I had participated as a student). The reason I have not participated in the past was simply because I have not, until recently, painted anything other than custom, commissioned pieces. This was my first opportunity to submit art that I had created from my own point of view, that was for sale to the general public. I consider the fact that I received this application a true sign that I had made a good decision to begin painting from my own artistic voice. Here are the details of the exhibit and sale! The show will be held at the First Congregational Church, 58 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424

  • Friday, May 29th, 2015  ~  10:30 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday, May 30th, 2015  ~  10:30 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday, May 31st, 2015  ~  10:30 am – 3 pm

I will find out at the opening reception if my paintings have won any awards. There are prizes for Best of Show, Second,  Third, Fourth and Fifth place winners. There is also (new this year) a People’s Choice Award, voted on by everyone attending the show! So, please come out and show your support to the artist whose work you love the most! Prize winners will be invited to have their artwork exhibited at the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY through the middle of July.

“Pitcher, Quince, Radish” 10″ X 10″ oil on gallery-wrap canvas. One of my paintings that will be at the show.

Portions of the profits made from the sale of all art contribute to the Historic Building Preservation Fund of the First Congregational Church. I would truly love for all my friends, family and followers to attend the show and support the artists! Please consider supporting these artists by making a purchase! Of course, I would love if you purchased my work, but you should choose something that really speaks to you, regardless. This is a new pursuit of mine, to paint purely from my own artistic voice. For my whole career I have done custom, commissioned artwork (and I continue to). Creating art from my own point of view stirs a vulnerable feeling, but also feels extremely authentic. If something an artist has created moves you, and you like it, that art will create a wonderful energy in your space when you look at it every day. If it brings you joy, it’s meant for you!