If you have never visited Gallery Twist, and go in person, you are in for a treat (open 11am-5pm daily, mask-wearing, physical distancing, no more than 8 visitors at one time are all part of the deal right now, my dears). The owners have created the most charming environments for displaying art in a cozy and 'real' setting. See the show live, online, via Zoom, Facetime, and through virtual tour videos. A virtual reception will take place Sunday, February 7th at 2pm. Find all the details and more at gallerytwist.com. This is the first time I've shown in Massachusetts since I moved up to New Hampshire in 2018, so it's a rare opportunity to see sixteen of my watercolor and oil paintings in person if you live in the greater Boston area.
Opening the same day, just a couple miles down the road from me here in snowy Bethlehem, New Hampshire, is "Winter in the Whites" in The Gallery at WREN right there on Main Street. This show highlights four local artists - two painters and two photographers - as we speak in paint and film about the glories of the snowy season here in the North Country. But don't go expecting to see nothing but white, blue and gray tones. Color abounds even at this time of year, reflected in the vibrant hues of a winter sunset, a red barn down a snowy lane, and the striking greens of a balsam fir grove. This show, too, will be open for you to stop in (11am-5pm daily, closed Wednesdays, with all the usual safety protocols) or to view online. A virtual opening reception will be held Friday, February 12th at 6pm. Find all the details at wrenworks.org/gallery.
And finally, I'm offering my first workshop ever through WREN on "Putting Your Professional Face Forward" for all you artist types. Yup, me, of all people! It'll be a live online event on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 6pm. What are we gonna talk about? How to navigate being your most polished artist self without burying all the funky, fun wildness of your soul that makes you the creative person you are. Sometimes, artists can find it hard to reconcile their need for creative freedom alongside the demands of being a profitable small business owner. How do you put your professional face forward while never losing those elements that make you uniquely YOU? Let's get serious (But not too serious!) and discover ways to clearly and beautifully tell others about your artistic practice and life. Hoping this will be fun, informative and useful for all who attend the live class, or check out the recorded version that will be posted as well. The live class is $35 (or just $25 for WREN Members). Sign up here and let's get some stuff done!