As the month of April comes to close, I wanted to share a few of the month's highlights. If you read the previous blog post from March 24 (Reflections on March 2016 trip to New Mexico), you know that March was a busy and productive month. April was also exciting in so many ways.
FEATURE IN UNIVERSITY OF INCARNATE WORD MAGAZINE...
I felt truly honored to have been interviewed and photographed for the Spring 2016 issue of The Word, the official magazine of the University of the Incarnate Word. I earned my BA from Incarnate Word College, as it was known then, in 1990. It was an amazing time of spiritual and intellectual growth and I shall always be indebted to Incarnate Word and the many benefactors who provided the scholarship funding that made my attending even possible. That is why I support the institution each year with a donation of one of my original paintings to be auctioned during the Swing-In Gala to raise money for their scholarship program. This year I donated a 30x30 painting titled "After The Rain."
I invite you to read the article online: http://www.thewordonline.org/2016/03/among-the-wildflowers/
WILDFLOWER UMBRELLA SHOWCASED IN WILDFLOWER CENTER'S SPRING MAGAZINE...
I also had another pleasant bit of print publicity in April as one of my Wildflower Umbrellas was featured in a full page ad for the gift shop at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin. Over the years, I've been invited twice for solo shows at the Wildflower Center, participated in both their Artists and Artisans Festivals held in the Spring and the Wild Ideas Gift Shows scheduled in early December, and had products with my wildflowers stocked in the gift shop there. One of my few regrets in life is that I never got to meet Mrs. Johnson in person. But I'm grateful for her setting the stage and doing the groundwork to create this wonderful place.
LUBBOCK ARTS FEST...
My husband and I traveled to far north Texas (or at least it felt like it) earlier this month to exhibit my wildflowers-and-aspens at the Lubbock Arts Fest, sponsored by the Lubbock Arts Alliance. Held in the civic center April 15-17, it was an awesome show and resulted in sales, contacts and lots of new fans!
WIMBERLEY ARTS FEST...
The following weekend we were back home and exhibiting for the first time at another show, the Wimberley Arts Fest. I have to say that the volunteers with Wimberley Valley Art League did a great job pulling it all together!
DOWNTOWN NEW BRAUNFELS ART WALK AND COMING UP NEXT MONTH...
We'll be ending the month with the annual Downtown New Braunfels Art Walk on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1. My studio upstairs at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery will be open and I'll be there to meet-n-greet visitors from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. on Saturday and from Noon-5 p.m. on Sunday.
Then on Monday, May 2, David and I'll be heading up to Austin to install an exhibit of my art at the Kerbey Lane Cafe-University location, 2602 Guadalupe. This will be the first of three 2-month shows I've been invited to have at different Kerbey Lane Cafes around Austin. This one will be up through July 5. I've been exhibiting at the KLCs since 2005 and it's always a pleasure to have my art on exhibit at their restaurants.
So that's the recap for April and, as always, I appreciate your reading my post and your interest in my life as an artist.