Monday, August 31, 2009


Yes, again rejected or "not selected" for a juried show. Something that still stings but can fade to dullness once the letter is filed away. Does it help to know how many works are submitted (over 1000) by how many artists (over 300) from how many states (over 35) plus Canada? And to know only 65 pieces were chosen? Maybe...probably. Kudos to those artists accepted!
I am a fan of this juror's curatorial skills. But after three times entering shows this juror juried and not receiving the check mark to "your entry has been accepted" the message seems clear. With every rejection I have to pull out my copy of Robert Henri's The Art Spirit and turn to page 14. His words soothe the "not selected" soul.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009


RED. I seen a lot of red these past few days on the beaches of RI and MA. Hurricane Bill blew in and drifted out over the weekend causing the closing of beaches to swimming. Bill's brief stay however brought out a healthy supply of fit, tanned life guards adorned in red along with red flags flapping at every beach entrance and on every life guard stand. Yesterday while a smokey southwesterly wind blew these red floats stood guard as portals to the sea.

Monday, August 24, 2009

watercolor, gesso, graphite
30 x 22
was accepted in the Rhode Island Watercolor Society 16th Annual National Show, October 4-29, 2009, in Pawtucket, RI.