This past weekend I zipped on down to The Favell Museum with fellow artist Michael Orwick for the opening at the Favell Art Museum's Invitational Art show. The museum's intention was to help promote the museum and it's reach to the region and beyond, broadening it's scope of art and art awareness in the area. They had invited about 30 artists from the Oregon and Northern California region to show and share their talents with the patrons of Klamath County. Some very interesting lectures were given throughout the weekend as well as a few demonstrations of the artists work.
From Which the River Flows West, 14x11" Oil
Here is my demo at the museum. Funny, I should have demonstrated pastels because that was what I had on display at the museum. Ooops! Anyway, I was prepared to paint plein air but the weather turned wet, so we moved the demonstration inside. Because of the switch, I ended up working from a black and white photo that Michael Orwick lent me.
The museum was packed with visitors throughout the opening weekend.
My display wall. Lf to Rt: Passing Point, Rio on Soquel, Crossing the Perch, and Lily Dance, 24x24" on Wallis sanded paper.
On the evening of the opening reception all of the artists were in attendance, well, all except one. That says a lot for the museum as it does the caliber of the artists. The event was festive with music, h'our'deuvres, and many, many patrons of the arts. The artwork was displayed on both the main floor and the lower floor with panache.
Being a pastelist, I have always wanted to attend the IAPS Convention and had often wanted to meet other pastel artists who are well known for their masterful work. Here is Dawn Emerson, PSA, and Ilene Gienger-Stanfield PSA, who were in attendance at the Favell.