2017 has brought many changes as we have re-located to the small town of Oakhurst, only 13 miles from the Southern entrance to Yosemite National Park. Mike and I have opened a craft distillery and art gallery here in the foothills, Oakhurst Spirits. Though my art took a back seat during the build-out of the business, it's back on track now. I'm loving the amazing inspiration of this incredible area, and the art community here is large, talented, and diverse. Definitely worth a stop when you travel to Yosemite via Hwy 41.
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45th Annual Tri-County Art Show - Parade Time & Victorious, Both paintings won awards in this very competitive local art show held at Gallery 5 in Oakhurst.
Northwest Watercolor Society - High Plains Freedom, 77th Annual International Exhibition in Gig Harbor WA juried by Keiko Tanabe
Missouri Watercolor Society - Overheated, International Watercolor Exhibition in St Louis MO juried by John Salminen
Watercolor Society of Alabama - Wild Ones, 76th annual National Watercolor Exhibition in Talladega AL juried by Keiko Tanabe
Georgia Watercolor Society - Splash, 35th annual National Watercolor Exhibition in Carrollton GA, juried by Fealing Lin
Rockies West National - High Plains Winter, national watercolor exhibition in Grand Junction CO juried by Iain Stewart
Women Artists of the West 46th Annual Exhibition - Heart to Heart, This national show will be on exhibit November15 thru December 13 at the RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX SOLD!
50th Annual Mother Lode Art Show - Splash 2, national show in Placerville, CA juried by Kylee Denning
50 to Watch - Chosen as one of the 50 artists to watch from San Diego by jurors Jenna S. Jacobs – Curatorial Manager of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and Christine Knoke Hietbrink – Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator of Mingei Int’l Museum Second year for this honor!
Intntl Watercolor Society Canada Biennial Exhibition, Splash3, jurors John Salminen and Keiko Tanabe SOLD!
San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild Online Show, Splash 3, juror Patric Stillman
Where Art Lives "City Lights" Juried Online Show, Deadwood Nights - Best in Show
Northwest Watercolor Society 76th International Exhibition, Mercer Island, WA, Last Connection 18 - Homme et le Chien juror Jeannie McGuire Signature Membership Earned!
Red River Watercolor Society National Exhibition, Fargo, ND, Owen Valley Roundup juror Tom Francesconi
Rockies West National Watercolor Exhibition, Grand Junction, CO, Last Connection 17 - Settled In accepted by juror Tom Francesconi Signature Membership Earned!
Shezhen Biennial International Watercolor Exhibition, Shenzhen, China, Multiple Jurors. Out of nearly 4,000 entries, Last Connection 1 - Trust was selected as one of the 230 entries to be included. 115 Chinese artists, 115 from the rest of the world! I am beyond honored and thrilled to be in this show and attended the opening reception with my granddaughter. Invited to the Shantou Maritime Silk Road Painting Activity, painting on location with 100 top watercolor artists from all around the world.
I have been chosen as one of the 50 to Watch Artists in San Diego by The Studio Door. Artists submitted 10 pieces and were chosen by a 3-person jury. It's a real honor to be included!
WAOW Women Artists of the West - 2015 National Exhibition - Wild Ones and Waiting 6 were included in this exhibition in Tucson, AZ
Spokane Watercolor Society International, Spokane, WA, Juried by Bev Jozwiak, Last Connection 14 - City Nights
Philadelphia Watercolor Society International Works on Paper, Reading, PA, Juried by Elaine Daily-Birnbaum - Last Connection 18 - Homme et le Chien - Earned Signature Status PWCS & Award Winner
Watercolor West International Exhibition, Brea, CA, Juried by Stephen Quiller - Be Home Soon -Earned Signature Status WW + Award Winner + Peoples' Choice award
Catnip Connection, Balboa Park San Diego, Anubis and Gizmo - Second Place Award
San Diego County Fair Fine Art Exhibition, Del Mar Fairgrounds, June 5 thru July 5 -Showing 3 watercolors: Last Connection 19 - Dinner for Two, Be Home Soon, Heart to Heart
Once Upon a Time National Exhibition, San Diego, CA at The Studio Door June 2 thru 28 - Moonlight Fantasy
Red River Watercolor Society National Exhibition, Morehead, MN, Juried by Anda Styler - Last Connection 12 - Heart to Heart - Earned Signature Status RRWS
Wyoming Watercolor Society National Exhibition, Sheridan, WY, Juried by Stephen Quiller - Polar Extreme 2 - Third Place Award
Missouri International Watercolor Exhibition - , St Louis, MO. Juried by Linda Doll - Last Connection 17 - Settled In
Art Show at the Dog Show- Three pieces have been juried into this AKC sanctioned all-media show in St Louis, MO - Fourth Place Watercolor Award
Watercolor Society of Alabama National Watercolor Exhibition, Birmingham, AL. Juried by Jean Dobie - Last Connection 4 - Invisible - Earned Signature Status WSA
Rockies West National Watercolor Exhibition, Grand Junction, CO. Juried by Fealing Lin, Last Connection 20 - One More Day
During 2014 my Last Connection paintings were juried into 11 National/International exhibitions, and earned 7 awards, including these two really special ones!
Last Connection 8 - Spring on the Street - BEST IN SHOW - 2014 Mississippi Grand National Watercolor Exhibition
Last Connection 1 - Trust - NEW YORK CITY!!! Award winner in the 118th Annual Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Open Exhibition December 2 - 19th at the New York Arts League.