Tag: acrylics

Lansdale Festival of the Arts Next Saturday, August 24

It’s time for that end of summer favorite show, Lansdale Festival of the Arts.

This event is dear to my heart – I’ve been participating for about 25 years and I love to return to the show each August. It’s held in a lovely shady park and the assortment of artists is high-quality. Something will grab your attention!

If you are in the area, stop by and enjoy a nice way to spend a late-summer day. The poster below gives the information as to time and location. I’ll be showing my acrylic paintings.

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Tinicum Festival of the Arts this weekend, July 6 and 7

This long-running festival returns this coming weekend. I’ll be showing my acrylic paintings.

If you’re in the area, you can plan a whole day’s worth of activities right on site. The location is a very pleasant park, there is music and a tree-shaded picnic area and art and lots of food. I really enjoy this festival.

Tinicum Arts Festival
Saturday, July 6, 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, July 7, 11 AM – 5 PM
Tinicum Park
River Road (Rt. 32)
Erwinna, PA

Festival information: click here

Lansdale Festival of the Arts, next Saturday, August 25

This end-of-summer show is a long-running event and it’s one the very first shows I did when I started to sell my work. I am always pleased when this event comes around.

2018 - LFA FLYER

It’s held in Memorial Park just outside downtown Lansdale, PA, and runs from 10 AM – 4 PM. Beautiful location and some of the nicest show organizers ever. Stop by if you are in the area and say hello to me!

Tinicum Arts Festival, Saturday and Sunday, July 7-8, 2018

If it is July it is time for this long-running festival. In addition to the extensive art/craft selection they offer a variety of musical performances, demonstrations, and kids’ activities. Plus an art show in the barn, a silent auction, and book/white elephant sale. You can spend a whole day here, very easily, and maybe come back the next day, too. Just saying.

I’ll be showing my paintings here.

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Upcoming Exhibit – Paintings, July and August, 2018

I’ll be showing a selection of my paintings in an exhibit next month. I’ll be mentioning it again, I know, but it’s coming up fast!

Acrylic Paintings at The Gallery at the JCC

July 12-August 31, 2018
opening reception July 12, 6:30-8:00 PM

Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley

702 N. 22nd St.
Allentown, PA

I’m very excited about the exhibition and am grateful for the chance to show a good-sized group of my paintings. I hope if you are in the area during this time, you can stop in and take a look.

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Art-in-the-Park, West Park, Allentown,PA – this Saturday, June 16, 2018.

Next up – one of my favorite shows, and one I’ve been participating in since the 1990’s – Art-in-the-Park at West Park.

The show is held in an arboretum/city park in a historic district. It’s a beautiful location with a bandshell and elaborate fountain, plus many shade-producing trees, of course! If you are in the area this Saturday, I hope you might stop by. I’ll be showing my acrylic paintings.

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Mayfair at Cedar Crest College – Memorial Day Weekend

This next weekend, Friday-Sunday, May 25-27, I’ll be at this show in Allentown, PA. It’s a revival of the long-running Mayfair Festival, now sponsored by Cedar Crest College, and to be held on the campus. I am really looking forward to the show and anticipate having a great time there.

Take a look at the website – Mayfair at Cedar Crest – to see the offerings – art, music, kids’ activities, arboretum tour. I hope to have some time to get around to some of these venues myself!

Art show hours are Noon to 8 PM (the overall show closes at 10 PM). Admission and parking are free. I’ll be showing my paintings here. Note – I’ll be in the indoor artists’ section.

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“Meander Farm”, October 2017, 18″ x 24″.

Insider Art – Bloomfield Farm at Morris Arboretum – what happened!

Yesterday, Sunday, October 15, my husband and I participated in the Bloomfield Farm Day Insider Art and Craft Show.

Bloomfield Farm is part of the Morris Arboretum, located about 15 minutes from my house. We are members, which is how I was able to participate – exhibitors are all staff or members of the Arboretum.

Bloomfield Farm is a section of the Arboretum that is not generally open to the public to wander, though it contains the education center in which classes are held. There is a historic grist mill which has been restored by volunteers on the site as well as research projects in progress on the grounds.

This event allows the public to see the site, visit the art and craft show, listen to music, and tour the ground and building. The grist mill also goes into operation and is open for tours.

OK. I’d never done this show before, so I didn’t know what to expect. I gathered that it would be a low-key day, given the location, the event’s multiple purposes, and the fact that it was to last only four hours.

We arrived – the weather was cool and gray, but not raining.

We exhibitors were arrayed near the education center. Set-up was peaceful and easy.

 

The show allocated a table for each of us. We brought our tent and another table. I had decided to exhibit just my small paintings today. Our set up was so pleasantly quick and easy.

Other things were happening. The 4H club from a local high school (in the city of Philadelphia but with an agricultural program) brought some of their charges to the show – 2 pigs, a calf, a black and white bunny, and 2 sheep. You can imagine how popular they were. The animals and the kids all seemed to enjoy being there.

 

There was music over by the barn. The barn was not open for tours – maybe in the future, as I think it is being restored. Originally it served as the dairy barn for the farm. Now the musicians had it for their backdrop.

The education center is LEED-certified and a really nice complex.

This building, and several others, had a green roof. You might not believe this, but this is a big garage housing farm and agricultural equipment. If you went on the other side, you’d see tractors and snowplows and so on through giant doors.

 

The weather never cleared, but then, it never rained or even threatened, either. There was a steady crowd through our area and the parking lot was full. The atmosphere was very relaxed; at any one time the people were very spread out over the grounds taking tours, viewing the trees, and so on.

 

I saw some really nice work and some people were also demonstrating crafts – there was a group of people weaving that caught my attention. I had a lot of visitors and yet had plenty of time to talk to each group. Unlike some shows, the visitors were paying close attention to what we were displaying and wanted to discuss it. I liked that.

Several friends came by – shout out to John G. and Penny and Rob. I also had time to talk to several exhibitors and I really enjoyed that. I guess you can tell I felt the show was a success and I look forward to coming back next year.