Whew! What an amazing couple of weeks I've had! It's going to take a while to process the adventure, but there's no room for omphaloskepsisizing just now. It's show time!
With barely 24 hours of home time under my belt (and a huge pile of things still to be sorted on my desk) we headed out yesterday for the opening of the 12th Annual National Small Print Show in Creede, Colorado. High wind and a huge fire in New Mexico made for eerie driving... nothing like getting battered around in dust and smoke to make you wish you were back on a train in the Netherlands or something.
The show was, as usual, very well attended, and lots of pieces found new homes. Print-focused exhibitions are always a delight (to me, anyway). Where else is one able to see so many printmaking techniques displayed all at once?
Of course I was honored to have one of my linocuts awarded First Prize! Would you look at that cute blue ribbon? On the wall opposite my pieces were works by Dan Welden (of solar etching fame) and Stephen Quiller (watermedia painter and hometown Creede favorite son). Good company, eh?
The National Small Print Show runs through June 25 at the Creede Repertory Theatre, and then portions of the exhibition will head to the Center for the Arts in Evergreen, Colorado in July.
But that's not all! This week I'll host a reception for my solo exhibition "Familiars" at the Paquette Gallery here in Salida. The show was installed just before I left for Holland and continues through June 10. The reception is from 5-7pm this Friday, June 1. If you're in the neighborhood, come on by!