You can tell I still am not keeping blog posts foremost in my mind. I was a short distance from home last weekend when I realized I was without the camera. That was a bad move, because there was a lot of interesting stuff for the camera to record and I missed it all.
It was time for the Watercolor Society of North Carolina (WSNC) to hold its 66th Annual Juried Exhibition in Cary, NC, and a lot was planned. On Saturday we watched Pam Shank demonstrate how she creates her informal portraits of children in watercolor. A visit to her website will help you understand how she works, Pam Shank Protraits
After Pam’s demo, a website designer talked to us about photographing art the simplest way. He is also a member of WSNC but we haven’t met so I don’t remember his name.
Dinner was at Lucky 32 in Cary. The food was great and I enjoyed sitting at a table with other WSNC members from the Eastern Region. Holly Cook is the Eastern Region coordinator, so she invited us to join her and the other members of the Eastern Region who were at her table. Holly Cook, Carol Mann and Judith Podgorny were all from Chocowinity. Dixie Leibert and her husband were from Morehead City.
Sunday morning we had the annual membership meeting in the auditorium of the new Cary Cultural Arts Center. Per tradition, the awards ceremony came after the meeting. There was a PowerPoint presentation of each artist’s winning painting on the screen when the artist came forward to receive the award. This was great, because I could put a name and a painting with a face before we got to the opening of the juried show. Paul Jackson, the juror for the show helped present the awards.
Lunch at the Bombay Beijing was very spicy. During lunch there was as always the excitement of door prizes. This time I won an original watercolor painting by Roxanna Jo Alexander, who is affectionately called Roxy.
The opening reception for the 66th annual exhibition was at the Page-walker Arts and History Center in Cary. I was in familiar territory here, because they host one of the Professional Art Quilters Alliance – South exhibitions every year.
There were two goals, besides the obvious one of enjoying the show, that I set for going to the opening. They were to get an idea of current pricing and current framing styles for work similar to mine. I can tell you this didn’t happen; there were too many interesting people to talk to and too much art to absorb to think about pricing and framing. I will go back next week when the gallery space is empty of people and have a quieter look. I need to remember to call ahead to make sure no meetings or receptions are scheduled in the gallery when I want to go.