For the last few months I had to keep a secret as I was selected to exhibit for FREE in the AFCI Assoc. for Creative Industries "Innovation Center" of the 2018 CREATIVATION Conference held in Phoenix, AZ. I was a contestant for the "Ultimate Pitch" where the winner of the contest was to win $10,000 to further their development of their innovative idea.
I was not selected in the finalists but the access I had to the right individuals and companies to further my efforts of expanding the Oil Pastel Smudge technique look promising. Stay posted....and SMUDGE ON!
My good friend Linda Sinclair stopped by the Oil Pastel Smudge booth at the Reno ART Fest on the River this last weekend. She is the wonderful woman who helped me in editing the Oil Pastel Smudge Booklet many of you received at the Oil Pastel Smudge workshop held through CHA/AFCI. And...the booklet was funded by the Nevada State Arts Council & The (NEA) National Endowment for the Arts! Thanks Lindar and every past student that stopped by the booth to say hello! Oil Pastel Smudge YEAH!!!!!
The images below are my entry into the City of Reno's People's Choice Award, to take place on the weekend of August 19 and 20th at the Reno ART Fest. I was juried in as 1 of 60 local and national artist's to have original art in this weekend show and sale. One of the 60 artist's will have their work voted in and purchased by the City of Reno. Hoping to see you at the show! Please vote for my entry triptych titled: The Moon, the Clouds and the Sun
Give this idea a try and send it my way. Unfortunately the student didn't sign this piece. So be sure to sign yours!
This is fabulous! I am so proud of you. You and all my students have so beautifully taken the concept I have shared with you and taken it to new heights and visions. B R A V O ! Smudge on! And send in your works to share, please.
A first time Smudger at the recent conference held in Phoenix of the Assoc. for Creative Industries. Make and Take Project!
A GREAT way to create a valentine's card for that special "Everyone!" WE LOVE OIL PASTEL SMUDGE!