I wanted to open up with one of my dad’s classic off-color remarks. Instead, we’ll do it Mad-Libs style.
“We’ve been busier than a _________ (noun) in a ___________ (more colorful noun) contest.”
Share yours in the comments section below!
Anyway, we’ve been busy. I don’t know if you know this, but we had a big show last week. K. Henderson, Robert Caldwell and Paul Rhymer were in the house, and they brought the bad-ass art. Lots of it. And then while they were here, they made more.
And then, of course, there are at least four more pages in the Receiving Log.
You can always hop up to the top of the page, hover over “Artists,” and click the link for “New Works.” That is the easiest way to keep up with the new arrivals. But it does like my commentary, if that makes a difference to you.
It’s fun, after all, to talk about our new art and to make the proper introductions, when applicable.
Not sure if I got around to mentioning Nicholas Bernard, for instance. I don’t remember how we found Nicholas, but he is a colorful addition to the gallery in terms of work and personality. I mean, this is what he sent us for his artist bio pic:
He’s been a potter for more than 30 years, and is still working toward being a master of his craft. We might argue that he already is, but whatever keeps him motivated to evolve as an artist is fine with us. Welcome to the gallery, Nicholas.
In addition to Nicholas, a dozen of our artists have sent us new work in the last 30 days, a lot of it in the last two weeks. We received three pieces from Camille Engel, a couple from Josh George. There are three new bowls from Tim Yardic, and Claudia Patrick updated her entire portfolio for 2014. There’re two from Allison Cantrell and a new one from Todd Ford. Two from Terry Isaac. James Johnson unleashed his new abstract series last week, and Erika Pochybova sent us her first three-dimensional piece. Two new Scot Storm’s are hanging in the gallery, and there’s a cool wolf from Julie Bender you need to see.
All that and we’re not even talking about the pieces from the show.
Ladies and gentlemen, I’m obligated by the Accords of Retail Businesses to point out that the holiday season is upon us. This year, we’re making a pledge. Though you may see bows and holly out in front of our shop, you’ll not see it on the inside. Nor will you hear any of yesteryear’s crooners serenading you with the sounds of the season.
At Lovetts, we’ll be pretending it’s just any old normal time of the year.
Just in case you guys ever doubt the artistic mastery hanging on the walls here at Lovetts, we sometimes like to remind you that it’s not just Jack and me that think they’re awesome. For instance, Camille Engel has been racking up the international awards this year.
"2014 Best Wildlife" - International Guild of Realism:
Camille Engel, wins "Best Wildlife" award in the 9th Annual International Guild of Realism Exhibition for her 24” x 36” oil painting on linen of a swimming pigeon guillemot, Floating Between Two Worlds. This year's exhibition is hosted by Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, SC (voted Best Art Gallery in Charleston from 2010 to 2013.)
Seventy International Artists and 75 paintings were chosen for this exhibition from over 350 juried member entries. Around 40 of the artists with their guests were in attendance including artists from Sweden, Iceland, Canada and Norway. The Exhibition hangs from November 7 through November 28, 2014.
2014-2015 ART AND THE ANIMAL MUSEUM TOUR
“I am thrilled my English Bulldog, Who's a Good Girl?, was accepted into the 54th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists, and chosen for the 2014-2015 "Fiftieth Annual Art and the Animal" National Museum Tour,” says Camille.
The Society of Animal Artists and its annual touring exhibition, Art and the Animal, represent the very best animal art being produced in the world today. The SoAA is regarded world-wide as the most prestigious artist membership organization dedicated to the theme of animals in art.
Next week, we’ll have an interview with Lindsey Kustusch, another artist new to the Lovetts family. I would’ve had the interview for you this week, but Lindsey’s been in Germany shooting reference for her next round of paintings. I’m willing to cut her some slack.
Here's a piece of hers to hold you over.
See you next week!