After the startling pace of Teton summers is set in July, August follows nicely with just a bit more focus and ease. The month of August is generally one of my favorites. As a hustling artist, this year this claim has some extra clout.
I entered three paintings into the Driggs Plein Air event along with 70 other artists, and on the second day of this month, two of my paintings were chosen by jurors John Poon and Scott Christensen. This event first brought me to the region 8 years ago--I was hooked and with tears in my eyes and ultimate cheer in my heart, I won this year. I received Best of Show and Honorable Mention at this year's Driggs Plein Air event in Teton Valley. Hanging out with the amazing artwork in the National Museum of Wildlife Art (especially Carl Rungius) pays off!
Close on the heels of this accomplishment, the Cottage Journal published an article in their fall issue highlighting my artistic intention and merit. I am humbled and utterly stoked for the path ahead.
Today at noon, I speak about my involvement in St. John's Rocking Sage Living Center. I painted two rocking chairs that sit outside Persephone Bakery for the summer until their auction on September 19.
Tonight, Jan Benz invited me to paint and chat during the Museums' Paintbox society event she is generously hosting at her home. I have a plan! Stay tuned!
On September 14 a handful of the artists from this community and beyond will paint on the Jackson Hole Town Square for the Fall Arts Festival Quick Draw, come see them and me in action!