Last week was the opening of the CAFA exhibition at the Mystic Museum of Art. My painting “Mindfulness of Tea” was awarded second place. It’s flattering and an honor to have my work chosen for this exhibition as well as given an award.
Jurors of Selection and Awards
Darby Cardonsky is Assistant Professor in the Art Department at Western Connecticut State University and Coordinator of the MFA in Visual Arts program. She currently teaches graduate courses in art colloquium, art history, practicum internship, and thesis exhibition. Prior to her work at WCSU, Ms. Cardonsky was co-owner and director of the Bachelier Cardonsky Gallery in Kent, CT.
Will Lustenader is an accomplished artist and currently teaches at Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT. After majoring in art history and receiving his Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College in 1979, he went on to earn his Master of Arts degree from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London in 1981. He then became a full-time artist in 1982. Website: http://wlustenader.com/home.html
Wow, the last two months have been really full and productive. I am finally sketching out one of the 5′ (152.4 cm) canvas. I plan on painting that piece with acrylic. Next week is the opening reception for the exhibition at the Mystic Museum of Fine Art. That should be a fun time.
The following image is just one of the oil paintings I am working on right now.
This piece titled “Relaxed”, 12″ x 12″, oil on Panel is being shipped out this week to Fort Collins Lincoln Center’s Annual Contemporary Art Survey. The works chosen present a survey of contemporary art in America. The Guest Curator for this exhibition is Dean Sobel, Executive Director of the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, CO. #art#artist#artwork#painting#meditation#sanfrancisco