Tuesday, May 21, 2013

FUSEDChicago

Ever so slowly, it feels like I am inching my way toward Chicago. My daughter graduates from high school on June 2, the main reason I am still here on the east coast.

I decided to join an art group that focuses on using the encaustic medium -
FUSEDChicago      

and I have already been added to the member listing page - here

After viewing other member's websites, I am impressed with the quality of their work. Many of these artists share in their abstract visions. I find I am battling myself once again, abstract vs. representational.

I plan to continue landscape painting even though concrete and rectangles may replace rolling waves and billowing clouds, I will embrace city influences once I am moved.

Two of my mini works at the Jacksonville State University show received awards -
First Prize Award for "Summer Pathway" and the "Recollected Books Purchase Award" for "Morning Mist", both works can be viewed in a previous blog post here.

I also just received an Award of Merit for "Spring Vineyards", currently in the small works Copley Society show - Co|So Artists' Small Works: Coalesce
and I will be leaving Boston as one of the participating artists in the Danforth Museum show, opening on June 6 - Community of Artists

Lots of unknowns in the near future.

Down the street from my front door, Fisherman's Beach, Swampscott, MA



New "front door", Chicago, IL



4 comments:

  1. Congrats on the awards Robin, fabulous to see these works receiving them. Keep rocking!

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  2. Doesn't look like you will be too far from the lake, judging by the new front door photograph. I do love Chicago so much. A beautiful city steeped in history. I do hope you continue to do landscapes, Robin. Your piece is one of my favorites. I'd really love to do one of your workshops once you are out this way.

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  3. padmaja, I ask myself if receiving awards are a sort of validation for me, to keep on the same path... time will tell.

    Sherry, the lake is about 3 blocks from my apartment, in time I am sure I will posting photos of Lake Michigan beaches too. I am just now looking for studio space so it may take a few months before I can start offering workshops (but I will keep you posted via the blog).

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  4. Your new front door has such class!!

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