Been busy this holiday season, hence why I haven’t posted in such a long time, but in no way does it mean that I have been not creating art when I had the time. In fact I quickly finished a few pieces for placement into Beacon’s annual The Big Draw Art Show which is full of fun with many different artists and mediums being represented. There is but one limitation for all artists – Your two dimensional medium must only be sized 6″ x 8″ – and well – that can limit some of us artists. A fun challenge indeed!
This annual fundraiser is for the Beacon Open Studios happening later this year in April. It is one of the actual events that made me decide in choosing to move to this wonderful city of Beacon!
The Beacon Arts Community Association (BACA) is a wonderful place where you can find many art events happening all year around and since Beacon is full of artists – it really is a great resource.
This Big Draw Gala Party will be held on January 26th. And let me tell you that this Gala Event should not be missed – it was loads of super fun last year! The event not only shows all artwork submitted by the many artists there is also a live drawing session, a silent auction on a few special works, music, food & drink along with many other festivities including having the chance in meeting many of your Beacon Neighboring Artists! Ticket prices are $15 each or 2 for $25. Proceeds from the evening’s event will benefit Beacon Open Studios and the participating artists.
What’s The Big Draw? The Big Draw Exhibition is hundreds of 6”x8” works on paper sold for $50 each. Artists from across the country and from our own Hudson Valley backyard hang their work side by side.
Here below are my three submissions I was able to drop off at the Hudson Beach Glass located at 162 Main St. in Beacon. If you are visiting Beacon for the first time, do check out the Hudson Beach Glass and see its many colorful glass art pieces!
Fortunately while I work at The Beacon Art Emporium, located at 500 Main St, I have a space in the back of the shop where my art studio is, so when I have a bit of down time I can create my mixed media digital art pieces. These few pieces were originally made from photographs I took on a cold foggy day in early December in 2012 and then re-worked digitally.
Many other artworks of mine are available in limited edition prints at the shop – so I hope to see you soon at the shop and then definitely at the Big Draw Gala Event January 26th!